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Randomly Reading · 1d ago

Four Picture Books that Celebrate Nature

Today is Earth Day all around the world and what better way to acknowledge a day set aside to support environmental protection than with these are four beautifully done picture books that ce...
Randomly Reading · 2d ago

The Blue Whale and The Polar Bear, two books written and illustrated by Jenni Desmond

April 22nd is Earth Day, but this year it is also a day to March for Science, to celebrate the vital role that science plays in our lives and in the wider world around us. Earth Day and Marc...
Randomly Reading · 3d ago

Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner, art by Christopher Silas Neal

Just in time for spring and especially for Earth Day, Kate Messner gives her young readers Over and Under the Pond, a beautiful companion to her previous books Over and Under the Snow andĀ Up...
Randomly Reading · 6d ago

On Duck Pond and On Bird Hill by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Bob Marstall

On Duck Hill by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Bob MarstallCornell Lab Publishing, 2017, 32 pages, age 3+An anonymous narrator observes how quickly the quiet of a small pond is interrupted by th...
Randomly Reading · 1W ago

Rabbits, Chicks and the Easter Cat, oh my!

Spring and Easter are here, and it's time to look at some books just right for the season. And what could be more apropos than rabbits, chicks, and the Easter...Cat?Too Many Carrots written ...
Randomly Reading · 1W ago

The Emperor of Any Place by Tim Wynne-Jones

This review was originally posted on my other blog, The Children's War, but since I have just reread the new paperback edition, I thought I would share it here as well.After his father sudde...
Randomly Reading · 2W ago

Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King

One hundred year ago, 11 year old Obe Devlin's great grandfather drank his 170 acres of land away, leaving his wife and children with only one small house to live in. There is also a small c...
Randomly Reading · 2W ago

The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2017 Edition from the Bank Street Children's Book Committee

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, the Children's Book Committee of Bank Street College held it annual awards ceremony. And despite the heavy rain, it was a wonderful turnout. Authors, illustrators...
Randomly Reading · 2W ago

2016 Cybils MG Finalist: Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson

There are six kinds of teachers in the world, according to sixth-graders Topher and his friends Steve and Brand. The sixth kind is the ones they call the Good Ones. And this year they finall...
Randomly Reading · 2W ago

The March Against Fear: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power by Ann Bausum

By the time James Meredith planned his one man Walk Against Fear in 1966, he was already an accomplished African American man. yet he had remained on the sidelines during the early days of t...