It's apple season again! I think it is one of the top reasons to love fall. Here are some books, both old and new, to add for your National Apple Month reading list. Take a bite out of them before the month is out!
Saturday, September 23, 2023
When I researched BEASTLY BRAINS I was astonished by so many facts I uncovered, but one of the most fascinating was the discovery of empathy in rats. Emotional empathy is when a species is able to experience the emotional feelings of another. It is a form of emotional intelligence. article I read this morning even more surprising. Can you imagine crocodiles exhibiting empathy? CBS News shared on a report from Journal of Threatened Taxa that involved a situation in India when a dog fled to safety in a river after being chased by a pack of animals.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Science rocks! And so does this new STEAM biography from Linda Elovitz Marshall and illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso highlighting two extraordinary women in STEM– Marie Curie and her sister, Bronia. Linda is also the author other biographies, so she isn’t new to introducing readers to fascinating women who have made an impact in our world. Welcome, Linda! Tell us about the inspiration for this latest biography, SISTERS IN SCIENCE.
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Science rocks! And so does this latest STEAM picture book from Melissa Stewart highlighting our underwater ecosystems. Melissa is the award-winning author of many other nonfiction books. This latest, WHALE FALL, doesn’t disappoint. Thank You, Moon is illustrated by the uber-talented Jessica Lanan. Here’s a sneak peek at an interior spread. Jess’s luminous art really shows the Moon in all its glory. I can’t wait to share the book with kids! Melissa Stewart at her website.
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Science rocks! And so does this latest STEAM book from Sue Lowell Gallion highlighting our underwater ecosystems. Sue is also the author of Our World and Our Seasons, beautifully illustrated by Lisk Feng. Welcome, Sue! Tell us about the inspiration for this latest oversized board book, OUR UNDERWATER WORLD: A FIRST DIVE INTO OCEANS, LAKES, AND RIVERS, published by Phaidon Press. Sue Lowell Gallion writes for children because she is passionate about kids, reading, and any combination of the two! Her nonfiction board books illustrated by Lisk Feng -- Our World, A First Book of Geography, and Our Seasons, The World in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn -- received a shout-out from The Horn Book Magazine as "new and innovative." Our World was named a best book of 2020 by Parents Magazine, and included in The Washington Post holiday gift guide. Sue writes both fiction and nonfiction for kids, including board books, picture books, and early readers. She’s also the author of the award-winning Pug Meets Pig picture book series illustrated by Joyce Wan. Sue shares books with kids every week through Lead to Read KC, a non-profit matching adult mentor readers with primary students in area urban schools. She lives in Leawood, KS.
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Science rocks! And so do these new STEAM books from Laurie Wallmark highlighting extraordinary women in STEM – one looking to the sky and the other facing opponents across a chess board. Laurie is also the author several other biographies, so she isn’t new to introducing readers to fascinating women who have made an impact in our world. website THE QUEEN OF CHESS includes back matter that discusses the mathematics of chess. website for more about her and her books.
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