The second title in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon. When a nesting duck is killed in a terrible accident, Jasmine and her best friend Tom rescue the eggs and try to hatch them in an incubator. … Continue reading A DUCKLING CALLED BUTTON: JASMINE GREEN RESCUES, By Helen Peters, Illustrated by Ellie Snowdon, Walker Books US, Candlewick Press
On the Pacific Coast of North America, sea otters play, dive, and hunt for sea urchins, crabs, abalone, and fish in the lush kelp forests beneath the waves. But there was a time when people hunted the otters almost to extinction. Without sea otters to eat them, an army of hungry sea urchins grew and … Continue reading IF YOU TAKE AWAY THE OTTER, by Susannah Buhrman-Deever, Illustrated by Matthew Trueman, Candlewick Press
A boy raised by wild dogs fights for survival in this gripping post apocalyptic tale by an acclaimed Carnegie Medalist.Jeet is a dogchild, raised by the wild dogs who killed his parents, then recaptured and “rehumanized.” He now lives with one of only two remaining human communities in the world, besieged by the much larger … Continue reading DOGCHILD, by Kevin Brooks, Candlewick Press
Hope Transcends All Transcending its time and period, this moving and lyrical story, beautifully illustrated, explores the fear and hope of children in time of war. I am just a child. How can I be at war? It's 1918, and war is everywhere. John's father is fighting in the trenches far away in France, while … Continue reading WAR IS OVER, by David Almond, Illustrated by David Litchfield, Candlewick Press
Can a thief be a friend?
A Strange Rumbling Noise... ?? When Magnus the seal is awakened by a rumbling sound, it may be closer than he thinks in a funny, kid-friendly story that winds up with facts about Arctic creatures.Rumble, rumble, rumble. . . . What's that noise?Magnus the Arctic seal wakes up from a very deep sleep one morning, puzzled by … Continue reading WHAT’S THAT NOISE? by Naomi Howarth, Candlewick Press
What does an older mysterious woman have in common with a young resident of a Mermaid Hotel?
Everything has a place, and there's a place for everything in this world.
Gorgeous Illustrations; Informative, Whimsy Nature lovers and poetry fans alike will be drawn to this lyrical picture book depicting how Carolina wrens build a nest for their young. This is the bark, snippets of twine,spidery rootlets, and needles of pinethat shape the nest that Wren built. In the rhyming style of "The House That Jack … Continue reading THE NEST THAT WREN BUILT, by Randi Sonenshine, Illustrated by Anne Hunter, Candlewick Press