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OLINGUITO, FROM A to Z!

Olinguito
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Delacre
Author's First Name: 
Lulu
Publisher: 
Children's Book Press
Publication Month: 
February
Publication Date: 
2016

 A zoologist searches for the little new mammal species, the olinguito, in the Ecuadorian Andes. Lovely mixed media illustrations encourage the reader to look closely and add a hidden element to this poetic bilingual alphabet. 

MR. POSTMOUSE'S ROUNDS

Mr. Postmouse's Rounds
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Dubuc
Author's First Name: 
Marianne
Publisher: 
Kids Can Press
Publication Date: 
2015

Readers follow a "post-mouse" through his daily deliveries to a variety of animals (real and imaginary), each with its own unique home and habitat shown in highly detailed illustrations.

THE TALE OF PALE MALE: A TRUE STORY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Winter
Author's First Name: 
Jeanette
Publisher: 
Harcourt
Publication Date: 
2007

When two red-tailed hawks build a nest atop a New York City apartment building, they enrapture bird lovers but enrage residents. Winter’s pastel acrylics and simple shapes give this true story a timeless character.

SPIDERS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bishop
Author's First Name: 
Nic
Publisher: 
Scholastic
Publication Date: 
2007

Highly magnified, close-up photos of more than a dozen spider species jump off the page while a brief text provides information about eating, mating, and birthing. An appendix explains how Bishop hand-raised the spiders to get the best shots.

A SEED IS SLEEPY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Aston
Author's First Name: 
Dianna Hutts
Illustrator's First Name: 
Sylvia
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Long
Publisher: 
Chronicle
Publication Date: 
2007

From seeds "as small as a freckle" to ones weighing sixty pounds, this exploration of dormancy and germination bursts with colorful illustrations and equally colorful facts.

THE EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Kelly
Author's First Name: 
Jacqueline
Narrator's First Name: 
Natalie
Narrator's Last Name: 
Ross
Publisher: 
Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: 
2009

Growing up female in 1899 did not allow many choices. Callie, fortunately, has Grandpa and together they immerse themselves in natural science and forever change the course of Callie’s life. Ross’s performance makes Callie’s quest to become the woman she is meant to be a passionate and believable affair. Ages 10 -14.

THE FROG SCIENTIST

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Turner
Author's First Name: 
Pamela S.
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2009

Budding naturalists accompany Dr. Tyrone Hayes as he and his students, called the "Frog Squad", conduct research into the effects of pesticides on frog development. A lively narrative and vivid photographs convey the joy of scientific research.

SAVING THE GHOST OF THE MOUNTAIN: AN EXPEDITION AMONG SNOW LEOPARDS IN MONGOLIA

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Montgomery
Author's First Name: 
Sy
Illustrator's First Name: 
Nic
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Bishop
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2009

Few have seen the elegant white snow leopard in its Mongolian habitat of snow-covered mountains. But explorers and scientists faithfully trail this “ghost” by following its “scat,” hoping for the thrill of one day facing its rare beauty and strength.

WHAT BLUEBIRDS DO

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Kirby
Author's First Name: 
Pamela F.
Publisher: 
Boyds Mills
Publication Date: 
2009

Close-up photographs and a clear, simple text that is appropriate for newly independent readers chronicles one season in the life of a pair of Eastern Bluebirds and their five babies. Back matter includes information about attracting and supporting Bluebirds.

NEVER SMILE AT A MONKEY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Jenkins
Author's First Name: 
Steve
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2009
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Torn and cut paper collages and playful alliterative warnings (“Never bother a blue-ringed octopus”) introduce animals that use claws, teeth, spines and venom to protect themselves. Extra information will lure older readers.

Torn and cut paper collages and playful alliterative warnings introduce animals that use claws, teeth, spines and venom to protect themselves.  Extra information will lure older readers.

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