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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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Engaging STEM Activity Books for Children

The popularity of STEM-based activity books for children has increased over the last few years. Today I am excited to share The Kitchen Pantry Scientist books that I think really hit the mark in this genre of books. The Kitchen Pantry Scientist series, from Quarto Kids, contains the following three books: Physics for Kids (published… Continue reading Engaging STEM Activity Books for Children

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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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Favorite Naturalist Picture Book Biographies

**List updated 4/4/20 What is a Naturalist? "We are all meant to be naturalists, each in his own degree, and it is inexcusable to live in a world so full of the marvels of plant and animal life and to care for none of these things." (Charlotte Mason) A simple way to think of a… Continue reading Favorite Naturalist Picture Book Biographies

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Rainforest Themed Children’s Books

Narratives The Umbrella by Jan Brett The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme by Marianne Berkes The Rainforest Grew All Around by Susan Mitchell "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth by Eric Carle Reference Nature's Green Umbrella by Gail Gibbons One Small Square: Tropical Rain Forest by Donald Silver… Continue reading Rainforest Themed Children’s Books