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The Fairy Houses Trilogy

The Fairy Houses Trilogy     A favorite springtime activity of my grandchildren is to create a fairy garden every year.  They love searching my backyard for interesting items to leave for the fairies.  Maple seeds, rocks, and acorn caps… Continue Reading →

Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean

Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean   I began reading Gail Langer Karwoski’s book without any “pre-reading” with my granddaughters.  The six-year-old quickly made a discovery: Coral:  There are no fish in this book.  They all breathe air.  We discussed… Continue Reading →

Raindrops Roll

Raindrops Roll   In my opinion the mark of a good science trade book is whether it leads to the child wanting to know more, especially if it starts the journey into an inquiry activity.  Raindrops Roll by April Pulley… Continue Reading →

The Kids’ Book of Weather Forcasting

The Kids’ Book of Weather Forcasting   Not all of my books are aimed at my grandchildren! The Kids’ Book of Weather Forecasting by Mark Breen and Kathleen Friestad targets children ages 7—11, and what an amazing book it is!  My… Continue Reading →

Mickey Mouse Club House Minnie’s Rainbow

Mickey Mouse Club House Minnie’s Rainbow   April showers bring May flowers and also rainbows! Your little ones (ages 3–5) may like Minnie’s Rainbow by Sheila Sweeny Higginson.  Your children will not only learn the order of the colors in… Continue Reading →

Little Kids First Big Book of Animals

Little Kids First Big Book of Animals     Coral:  We have that book in our library!  It talks about Dolphins.  I like Dolphins.  Their teeth look like pearls.  I would like to swim with dolphins someday. Rosetta:  It would… Continue Reading →

Outdoor Science: A Practical Guide by Steve Rich

I have a problem in my yard that ties in perfectly with a marvelous book full of activities for K—8 students!  I cannot get grass seed to germinate and cover the bare spots!  Maybe my seed is old? I was… Continue Reading →

Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa

Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa   If you want to share an inspiring true story about reforesting Africa with your students (ages 4—7), children, or grandchildren, this is the story! Wangari’s Trees of Peace by Jeanette… Continue Reading →

They Just Know: Animal Instincts

They Just Know:  Animal Instincts I’ve been taking my dog, a 9 month old Labradoodle, to the dog park a lot lately with the beautiful spring weather.  I was telling my muses about how the dog had been swimming.  They… Continue Reading →

Weeds Find a Way

Weeds Find a Way   Seed dispersal, a mini field guide for weeds, and beautiful illustrations:  what’s not to love?  My older muse wanted to know what a weed was.  Weeds Find a Way by Cindy Jenson-Elliott provides not only… Continue Reading →

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