Entries Tagged as 'Kristin Wald'

Over on a Mountain

February 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Books

Review By KRISTIN WALD Families and classrooms familiar with the traditional counting song “Over in the Meadow” will love trying out this creative version that can be read or sung. Author and educator Marianne Berkes has several versions on this theme, and Over on a Mountain is a beautiful and worthy addition to the collection. With […]

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Noisy Bird Sing-Along

January 17th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By KRISTIN WALD Most children learn that birds TWEET and occasionally QUACK. But John Himmelman’s Noisy Bird Sing-Along will expand their bird vocabulary with its fully illustrated pages. This is a colorful, fun, active book for children to practice bird sounds and to learn about different types of feathered friends. Every two-page section focuses on […]

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High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs

January 11th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By KRISTIN WALD Following in the tradition of storytelling as a vehicle to share information about the world around us, High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs teaches readers with the seasonal cycle of horseshoe crabs in Delaware Bay. The simple, clear separation of events (It’s Starting; They’re Arriving; They’re Laying; etceteras) encourages both read-aloud and […]

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Butterfly Counting

January 4th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Books

Review By KRISTIN WALD Butterfly Counting is much more than a colorful counting book. It is a butterfly-focused collection of gorgeous artwork, a language book, and a mini-encyclopedia of facts about butterflies, moths, a grasshopper, and even a penguin! The author’s sense of humor comes through in the introductory pages that point out that there […]

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