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Sleep: How Nature Gets Its Rest by Kate Prendergast - Book Review

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781536207989
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Published: Candlewick - September 10th, 2019

Highlights the silly and quirky ways animals sleep. From dogs and cats to rhinos and harvest mice, each species has their own fascinating routines and behaviors. Gorgeous illustrations and an extended section at the back of the book that makes this a fascinating nonfiction read for little ones. ~ Reviewed by Gail Cosgriff


How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? (How Do Dinosaurs...?) by Jane Yolen - Book Review

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By Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338330328
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Published: The Blue Sky Press - September 3rd, 2019

Another hilarious Jane Yolen dinosaur book that speaks to children on how—or how not to—behave on Chanukah. Text that rhymes coupled with superb illustrations. ~ Reviewed by Gail Cosgriff


The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781501169038
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Atria Books - May 1st, 2018

The two brilliant and beautifully written stories in this novel intersect perfectly. One details the history of the region, and the other shines a light on the current humanitarian crisis. This won't be an easy book to forget. I loved it. ~ Reviewed by Gail Cosgriff


The Winter Fox by Timothy Knapman - Book Review

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By Timothy Knapman, Rebecca Harry (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780763696313
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Published: Nosy Crow - October 10th, 2017

Fox just wants to play all day, every day but winter is coming! Fox's forest friends can't persuade him to prepare for the long, dark months ahead and suddenly Fox finds himself terribly cold and hungry. Can his forest friends still help? A book about loyalty, friendship and preparedness. ~ Reviewed by Gail Cosgriff


The Elephant Whisperer (Young Readers Adaptation): My Life with the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781627793094
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 24th, 2017

A YA adaptation of an amazing true story. Conservationist L. Anthony was asked to accept an unpredictable and troubled herd of elephants on his reserve in South Africa. Without his help, they would be destroyed. Anthony had very little experience with these majestic beasts, but with grit and determination he becomes part of the elephant family with both triumphant and tragic results. Gorgeous writing coupled with color photos. ~ Reviewed by Gail Cosgriff


Nick the Knight, Dragon Slayer by Aron Dijkstra - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781605372747
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Published: Clavis - November 15th, 2017

Brave Nick is determined to fight Breakhorn the Dragon - feared by all the villagers. Trouble is, the dragon doesn't want to fight and he keeps sending Nick away. Nick's clever determination and wit helps him find a solution for both Nick and the dragon. Beautiful illustrations. ~ Reviewed by Gail Cosgriff


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