Entries Tagged as 'Environmental Children’s Literature'

The Little Island

September 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY I love this book the way I love Goodnight, Moon. I love its simplicity. I love that it touches on the metaphysical, but does not dwell. And above all, I love its illustrations. Margaret Wise Brown wrote both books, and in each, her simple prose inspires calming, classical illustrations. Leonard Weisgard, […]

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Swan Song

June 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY I can’t imagine a more ambitious project than creating a book of children’s poems and illustrations to pay tribute to species of animals now extinct — and yet, J. Patrick Lewis and Christopher Wormell have accomplished just that in Swan Song. Without speaking down to the reader or resorting to sing-songy […]

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The Snail and the Whale

June 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By HUYEN MACMICHAEL The Snail and the Whale was so entertaining that it helped my four-year-old and my friend’s active two-year-old stay seated and riveted during our lengthy lunch at a restaurant. Sure, I had to read between bites but the rhyming couplets were a succulent mouthful and the adorable illustrations were packed with […]

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Operation Redwood

May 26th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT Operation Redwood is a delightful, fast-paced and absorbing novel about twelve-year old Julian Carter-Li. Julian’s complicated family situation finds him living with his uncle, head of giant investment company, IPX, and his uncle’s family in San Francisco. One day, Julian reads an email not meant for his eyes, and an entire […]

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