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Rockin’ the library for Earth Day 2015

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Under the Kapok Tree

Or, what happens after a children’s librarian visits the rainforest? I first explored a trees theme in Wonderworks in the Spring of 2013: https://cultivatewonder.wordpress.com/category/trees/ Yesterday we revisited the theme with a different twist. On a trip to Costa Rica the … Continue reading

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A Poem to Remember

Make the Earth Your Companion Make the Earth your companion. Walk lightly on it, as other creatures do. Let the Sky paint her beauty- she is always            watching over you. Learn from the Sea how to face harsh forces. … Continue reading

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A trip down the Amazon

The Great Snake: Stories from the Amazon (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2008) is a fascinating collection of nine stories interwoven with factual details of  author Sean Taylor’s travels through the Amazon rainforest. The inclusion of these elements sets the stories … Continue reading

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Under the Sea

Another voyage of the imagination from the author of Redwoods. This time a little girl picks a book off the library shelf on Coral Reefs, and as she begins to read, coral begins to grow on library tables in the Reading … Continue reading

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The Air up There

Amazing photographs and a very accessible narrative by wildlife photographer Robert Haas combine in I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird: My Adventures Photographing Wild Animals from a Helicopter (National Geographic, 2010.) Though at first the photographers’ job seems quite … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Outside!

These two picture books are perfect for encouraging young children to explore nature and observe the natural world around them. You don’t have to travel somewhere — you can explore right in your own backyard, neighborhood or park. Insect Detective … Continue reading

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All the Water in the World

All the water in the world really is all the water in the world, and this concept is the basis for George Ella Lyon‘s latest book, All the Water in the World.  New water is not made or manufactured. It … Continue reading

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Redwoods

A book well-suited for late April, the time between Earth Day and Arbor Day. A boy picks up this book on redwoods on the subway (the reader will recognize the cover), and soon is engrossed. The illustrations reflect his inner … Continue reading

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