Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Micah's Favorite Books About the Natural World (according to Jen, his mom)

About Birds: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill, illustrated by John Sill (Peachtree Press, $7.95)
Brief narrative phrases (with more details at the end) illuminated with gorgeous wildlife paintings.
Also in Micah's collection: About Insects and About Mammals.

Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley, photographs by Nic Bishop (Scholastic, $6.99)
The story of a night in the life of a red-eyed tree frog, accompanied by Nic Bishop's amazing photographs.
Also in Micah's collection: Chameleon, Chameleon.

Gotta Go! Gotta Go! by Sam Swope, pictures by Sue Riddle (Square Fish, $7.99)
A brand new monarch caterpillar doesn't know much about her world yet, but she knows she's gotta go, gotta go to Mexico!

Jo MacDonald Had a Garden by Mary Quattlebaum, illustrated by Laura J. Bryant (Dawn Publications, $7.95 board book, $8.95 paperback)
Just in time for spring! Accompanied by a familiar tune, Jo and her friend plant and tend a garden while her grandfather looks on.
(See Cordelia's interview with Mary Quattlebaum elsewhere on the blog.)
Also in Micah's collection: Jo MacDonald Hiked in the Woods

Yes, Let's! by Galen Goodwin Longstreth & Maris Wicks (Tanglewood Press, $15.95)
More hiking! A family of seven (including the dog) get up early to head out to the woods.
(See Jen's interview with Galen Longstreth elsewhere on the blog.)

Also, a classic:
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey (Puffin, $7.99)
Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk.

Jennifer Sheffield, March 2015

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