by Mark Newman (Author, Illustrator)
Booktalk: Explore the world of the polar bear on land and under water with wildlife photographer Mark Newman.
Polar bears are not really white.
Despite what they look like and what most people think, polar bears are black, not white. Under all that warm thick fur, their skin is totally dark.
Here is what the kidlitosphere is reading this week:
Jeff at NC Teacher Stuff says “Life Cycle: Ocean is a combination of life cycle and food chain information with beautiful photographs. Go beyond butterflies in your study of the life cycle!”
Laura of Laura Salas: writing the world for kids writes “Minette’s Feast is a terrific picture book that introduces readers to Julia Child through a story centered on Julia’s real-life cat, Minette.”
Lisa at Shelf-employed shares Tanya Lee Stone’s new biography of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in the US saying Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? is perfect for sharing during Women’s History Month.
Dianne Ochiltree, author of Molly, by Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams, America’s First Female Firefighter, has written a post titled, “How I Met Molly and Why I Had to Tell Her Story” at KidLit Celebrates Women’s History Month. Perfect for Women’s History Month!
Sue shares War Dogs is the biography of two “war dogs”, Winston Churchill and his poodle, Rufus – as told by Rufus at Sally’s Bookshelf.
At True Tales & A Cherry On Top, Jeanne writes “To honor Women’s History Month, I chose The Emily Sonnets another picture book featuring Emily Dickinson, but aimed at an older age group, and featuring sonnets written by Jane Yolen.”
Heidi of Geo Librarian shares Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children, a biographical book about how Anne Carroll Moore helped public libraries open their doors to children.
“Let’s not remember books about African-Americans only during February, folks,” says Betsy at A Fuse #8 Production. “Brick by Brick is one title everyone should know about!”
Ms. Yingling of Ms. Yingling Reads says, “Knit Your Bit covers a little known facet of World War I and is a good tie in for Common Core for a lot of fiction books.”
“A Place for Turtles is part of a series by Melissa Stewart that would be great choices for Earth Day reading,” writes Roberta at Wrapped in Foil.
At Sonderbooks, Sondy reviews When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky: Two Artists, Their Ballet, and One Extraordinary Riot, by Lauren Stringer, a picture book story about the creation of The Rite of Springshares.
Early Chapter Book
“Cane Toad by Leon Gray will be a sure winner with lovers of the gross and icky. It is delightfully disgusting,” says Jennifer at Jean Little Library.
At Bookends: Booklist Online Youth Blog Lynn and Cindy Dobrez reviewed a fun book, Look Up!: Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard, today. Be sure to check out the teaching activities and Common Core Standards Connections in the post.
Janet of All About the Books with Janet Squires writes, “Capaldi’s thoroughly researched book, A boy named Beckoning: the true story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American hero, provides readers with a depth of understanding for both the man and his time.”
At proseandkahn Brenda reminds us that His Name was Raoul Wallenberg won the Sydney Taylor Book Award (Older Readers category).
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