Bird, Butterfly, Eel - James Prosek

With simple language and vivid watercolors, James Prosek looks at three species of Bird, Butterfly, Eel (Simon & Schuster, $16.99): barn swallow, monarch butterfly, and American eel. He follows them from their farmhouse home on the southern coast of New England as they grow, change, and migrate thousands of miles south. It is lovely to watch their metamorphosis and the changing seasons in the presence of the old barn and cat that stay the same – even when bird, butterfly, and eel return home. Ages 4-8.
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ISBN: 9780689868290
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 24th, 2009

Redwoods - Jason Chin

While on the subway, a young boy becomes so enthralled in a book about Redwoods (Roaring Brook, $16.95) that he is transported through a rootfilled subway exit into a redwood grove. As the boy imagines himself there, the reader learns how such tall trees survive, the myriad of life in their canopies, and how scientists study them. By having the boy read the book within the book, Jason Chin cleverly catches the reader’s attention in this excellent non-fiction work. Ages 5-8
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By Jason Chin, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596434301
Availability: Backordered
Published: Flash Point - March 17th, 2009

Moonshot - Brian Floca

Forty years ago this summer, on July 20, 1969 at 4:17 p.m. EDT, the whole world watched TV with anticipation. “Then…there! Clean and flat, not too far!/ Sixty seconds left! Armstrong fires the rockets./ Eagle slows and lower goes until a spray of dust,/ a bloom of moon, flowers up around her…landing!” Brian Floca’s (Racecar Alphabet, Lightship) new book Moonshot (Atheneum, $17.99) captures in detailed illustrations and beautiful prose the momentous day of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon. Ages 5 up.
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By Brian Floca, Brian Floca (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416950462
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books - April 7th, 2009