Kids Recommendations

Written by Published on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:59am

What’s brewing when two favorites—poetry and fairy tales—are turned (literally) on their heads? It’s a revolutionary recipe: a new genre of poetry and a lovably modern take on classic stories. First, read the poems forward (how old-fashioned!), then reverse the lines and read again to give familiar tales a delicious new spin. (Ages: 1st-6th)

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Written by Published on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:51am

Sylvia Earle has dedicated her life to learning more about what she calls “the blue heart of the planet.” With stunning illustrations this picture book biography tells the story of Earle's growing passion for the wonders of the sea and how her ocean exploration and advocacy have made her known around the world. Includes an author's note that will motivate young environmentalists. (Ages: PreK-4th)

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Written by Published on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:46am

Celebrate the shape of a spiral in nature in this lyrical look at the beauty, value, and usefulness of this fascinating shape. From rivers, to flower buds, to the shape of an ear, simple text and vibrant illustrations bring the spiral to life. The end includes facts about spirals and the different ways they function in nature. (Ages: PreK-3rd)

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