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OWL SEES OWL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Godwin
Author's First Name: 
Laura
Illustrator's First Name: 
Rob
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Dunlavey
Publisher: 
Penguin (Schwartz & Wade/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2016

 Spare, simple language depicts Baby Owl ‘s  tentative exploration into the autumn night and return to his family’s comforting nest under a dark sky gorgeously illuminated by a stars and a full moon. 

THE WILD ROBOT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Brown
Author's First Name: 
Peter
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Month: 
April
Publication Date: 
2016

 Roz emerges as the only robot to survive a shipwreck, and evolves from what the wild animals first see as terrifying monster to mother and leader in the wild. This clever allegory for community and environmental responsiblity is warm and humorous.

WATER ROLLS, WATER RISES; EL AQUA RUEDA, EL AQUA SUBE

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Mora
Author's First Name: 
Pat
Illustrator's First Name: 
Meilo
Illustrator's Last Name: 
So
Publisher: 
Children's Book Press
Publication Date: 
2014

Here is a global celebration of water as it splashes, ripples and flows in all its forms and glory. The language, in English and Spanish, is as vibrant, poetic and powerful as the illustrations of the rivers, steams and canals progressing through the seasons.

LIFE IN THE OCEAN: THE STORY OF OCEANOGRAPHER SYLVIA EARLE

Sylvia Earle
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Nivola
Author's First Name: 
Claire A.
Publisher: 
Frances Foster
Publication Date: 
2012

Through her new pair of goggles at 12, Sylvia Earle fell in love with the ocean’s wonders. She has since studied its diverse creatures deep and wide. Nivola’s elegant watercolors touch the underwater beauty that Earle loves. An author’s note and selected bibliography follow.

THE BEETLE BOOK

Split beetle image
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Jenkins
Author's First Name: 
Steve
Illustrator's First Name: 
Steve
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Jenkins
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2012

Scientists have named over 350,000 beetles, and they discover thousands more each year. Quirky beetle facts illustrated with colorful torn- and cut-paper collages reveal over 75 kinds of beetles, their characteristics and adaptation for survival, and size relationships. Informative backmatter adds Latin names.

STEP GENTLY OUT

STEP GENTLY OUT
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Frost
Author's First Name: 
Helen
Illustrator's First Name: 
Rick
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Lieder
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2012

Richly-colored photographs magnify the world of tiny insects such as a disguised praying mantis and a luminous katydid to furnish a stage for this gentle poem about the wonder of these small creatures. Backmatter adds information about each insect pictured.

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