Belle’s Journey

  Belle’s Journey By:  Rob Bierregaard Animal lovers will enjoy this engaging introduction to ospreys.  Author, Dr. Rob Bierregaard, has studied ospreys in New England since 1971.  This narrative non-fiction story follows a young osprey named Belle on her 4,000 mile migration from Massachusetts to South America.  Dr. B fastened a radio transmitter (worn like […]

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The Hyena Scientist

The Hyena Scientist By:  Sy Montgomery This non-fiction title is the latest in the Scientists in the Field series of books, which include books about other animals such as sharks, tapirs, and wolves.  Hyenas have a terrible reputation of being dirty, ugly and mean.  However, zoologist, Kay Holekamp, hopes to prove otherwise.  She claims that […]

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The Monarchs are Missing

  The Monarchs are Missing By:  Rebecca E. Hirsch I love butterflies and bees so I was very excited to see this new book about Monarch butterflies.  THE MONARCHS ARE MISSING addresses two different Monarch mysteries.  For many years scientists wondered where the Eastern monarchs went during the winter.  In 1975 the first mystery was […]

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Gardening Lab for Kids. Starting a Garden: Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, and Play

  Gardening Lab for Kids. Starting a Garden: Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, and Play By Renata Fossen Brown Parents, don’t let the “for Kids” fool you, this book can produce a “real” garden, full of beauty and healthy edibles, while providing fresh air, exercise, and focus for kids.  Not to mention that […]

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Get the Scoop on Animal Poop!

I feel the need to start by apologizing to any parents reading this blog – I know most of you don’t want to encourage bathroom humor in your elementary schooler.  That said, what better way to entice your young reader to learn amazing facts about animals and ecology than to tempt them with a book that […]

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