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Nature Nonfiction Author Spotlight: Gail Gibbons

About Gail Gibbons' Books Gail Gibbons' nonfiction picture books are likely already familiar to you. She has written close to 200 books, after all! Her books span a wide range of topics, from transportation to sharks, clocks to tornadoes, and holidays to apples. Her nonfiction picture books are aimed at children ages 4-8 years old… Continue reading Nature Nonfiction Author Spotlight: Gail Gibbons

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Favorite Nature Writing from BIPOC Authors

Over the past few years I have made it a goal to seek out nature writing by BIPOC authors. When I entered a public university studying Environmental Science 20 years ago, I was introduced to the field through the writings of the great American naturalists like John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, John James… Continue reading Favorite Nature Writing from BIPOC Authors

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Favorite Children’s Books About Evolution

Evolution Books for 3-5 Year Olds Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story See my full review on Goodreads hereBy Lisa Westberg Peters, Illustrated by Lauren StringerPublished by: HMH Books for Young Readers Grandmother Fish: A Child's First Book of Evolution See my full review on Goodreads hereBy Jonathan Tweet, Illustrated by Karen LewisPublished by: Feiwel… Continue reading Favorite Children’s Books About Evolution

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New and Notable Nature-Based Picture Books For Spring

The Spring Equinox has arrived which means it's time for flowers and rain and birds and gardening and insects and so much more! While I love many things about winter, there is so much joy and wonder to be had in nature in spring. And, to help usher in spring, I thought I would share… Continue reading New and Notable Nature-Based Picture Books For Spring

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Quarto STEAM Club Highlight

The Need for STEAM Books First -- just a quick reminder: STEM represents science, technology, engineering and math. STEAM represents STEM plus the arts – language arts, dance, drama, music, visual arts, etc. STEAM-based books for children have become more and more popular lately. Many supply great at-home learning for homeschool curriculum enhancement or just fun project-based books… Continue reading Quarto STEAM Club Highlight

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Dinosaur & Fossils Study Resources

Books Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures by Emily Hawkins Dictionary of Dinosaurs Dinosaurs by Gail Gibbons Dinosaur Discoveries by Gail Gibbons Dinosaur Bones by Bob Barner When Sue Found Sue by Toni Buzzeo Mary Anning and the Sea Dragon by Jeannine Atkins Stone Girl, Bone Girl by Laurence Anholt Dinosaurs By The Numbers by Steve Jenkins Colorful World of… Continue reading Dinosaur & Fossils Study Resources

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Books to Inspire Outdoor Play & Learning

"Nature offers us a sanctuary, a place where, we can find peace and wonder.... For children it is the greatest playground of all, with all its diverse structures, smells, textures, its creatures of all shapes and sizes, its abundant plants, some edible, others toxic. Nature offers a myriad of opportunities for risk taking, for a… Continue reading Books to Inspire Outdoor Play & Learning

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Classic Story Extensions for Preschool

OVERVIEW "Fairy tales don't condone poor behavior; they simply relate what occurs. Children learn very early that there are good people, bad people, kind people, cruel people, and assortments of behavior in between. And children have room in their lives for all sorts of miracles.... an active imagination [is] a token of the liberty of… Continue reading Classic Story Extensions for Preschool