Entries Tagged as 'Early Elementary'

Stretch to the Sun: From a Tiny Sprout to the Tallest Tree in the World

December 13th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Books

STRETCH TO THE SUN, written by Carrie A. Pearson and illustrated by Susan Swan, follows the life span of a giant redwood tree. It is a gorgeous and informative story of nature’s cycles, both the beautiful and the dangerous. It begins with the death of one giant tree which falls to the ground, and it […]

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The Truth About Elephants

December 3rd, 2018 · No Comments · Books

The tagline for Maxwell Eaton’s collection of The Truth About… books is “Seriously Funny Facts About Your Favorite Animals,” and it proves itself true throughout the 32 pages of the latest installment: THE TRUTH ABOUT ELEPHANTS. Aimed at ages 4-8, the illustrations are colorful, funny, and detailed enough to both entertain and inform. As promised on […]

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When You Grow Up to Vote

November 30th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Books

Eleanor Roosevelt first published WHEN YOU GROW UP TO VOTE in 1932 to help children learn about leaders and public employees, local first responders and elected leaders from local to national, and everything in between. This knowledge, she hoped, would help future voters make responsible and informed decisions when casting a ballot. Frankly, current voters […]

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A Place to Start a Family: Poems about Creatures That Build

July 6th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Books

Review by KRISTIN WALD A PLACE TO START A FAMILY, by David Harrison, is a collection of 12 poems about animals and the homes they build. Separated into sections for builders underground, on land, in water, and in air, the poems focus on the materials and techniques each animal uses to create a cozy, safe […]

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