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Cover: Discover Apalachicola Bay

Booklist - Discover Apalachicola Bay

Off the northwest Florida coast, four islands form an estuary where fresh water from the Apalachicola River mixes with salt water from the Gulf of Mexico: Apalachicola Bay. The book describes the bay’s rich diversity of plants and animals, from seagrass beds to tupelo honey…
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Cover: Apex Legends: Teamwork

School Library Journal - Apex Legends: Teamwork

Gr 5-8–Learning to read nonfiction is a lot like learning a new action game—readers must figure out how to navigate around (or through) sidebars, observe text landmarks like headings or captions to decide which spot to explore first, and use a table of contents and index shortcuts as… View »

 
Cover: Where'd My Jo Go?

Kirkus Reviews - Where'd My Jo Go?

A small dog named Big Al gets left behind at a truck stop, where he waits for his owner to come back for him.Jo drives a big, blue rig with Al in the seat next to her, sharing life on the road. Al has white fur with rust-colored spots and dark, expressive eyes, poignantly illustrated on the… View »

 
Cover: Write It Right

School Library Connection - Write it Right

It is never too early to teach young people how to maximize their writing skills, whether the purpose be functional or formal, personal or academic. This series provides explicit instruction for constructing essays, journals, and news articles, as well as for conducting interviews, writing… View »

 
Cover: Otis P. Oliver Protests

Kirkus Reviews - Otis P. Oliver Protests

This comical tale about achieving one’s aims creatively should strike a resounding chord with kids, particularly those who aren’t on speaking terms with bathtubs themselves. Children will giggle at Otis’ tactics and back-and-forth correspondence. The expressive illustrations are humorous… View »

 
Cover: The Voice That Won the Vote: How One Woman's Words Made History

School Library Journal - The Voice That Won the Vote: How One Woman’s Words Made History

Gr 1-5–Engaging cartoon illustrations and snappy text make this story about women’s suffrage perfect for very young children. The familiar heroines of the movement (Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul) are included only in a time line, as the book’s main characters are Harry Burn, a little-known… View »

 
Cover: Bread for Words: A Frederick Douglass Story

School Library Journal Online - Bread for Words: A Frederick Douglass Story

Gr 2-5–This picture book biography focuses on Frederick Douglass’s childhood quest to learn to read and write. Narrated from his point of view, the text follows Douglass from one master to the next while he realizes that literacy would be the key to his freedom. Douglass employs a creative… View »

 
Cover: Winged Wonders: Solving the Monarch Migration Mystery

School Library Journal - Winged Wonders: Solving the Monarch Migration Mystery

Gr 2-4–Pincus explains, in somewhat lyrical (but not rhyming) text, the great annual migration of millions of monarch butterflies from southern Canada through the central United States and high into Mexico’s volcanic mountains. The butterflies settle in the groves of oyamel trees where the… View »

 
Cover: Travel Guide for Monsters

Kirkus Reviews - Travel Guide for Monsters

Buckle up and get ready for a rollicking road trip with merry monsters. This cast of joyful monsters in bright colors with myriad different sizes, shapes, facial features, and appendages is guaranteed to make young readers giggle. In this tour of urban and nature-based tourist attractions… View »

 
Cover: Boats Will Float

Kirkus Reviews - Boats Will Float

Rosenbaum’s text consists of easy, rolling rhymes, with plenty of descriptive language to conjure up the scene: “Sunlight sizzles, hot and bright”; boats “rise and fall in liquid motion”; Salty breezes. / Seagulls squalling." There’s plenty of engaging visual detail, including a spread in… View »