Anastasia Suen

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Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

Ossiri and the Bala Mengro
by Richard O’Neill (Author), Katharine Quarmby (Author), and Hannah Tolson (Illustrator)

Booktalk: A Traveller girl creates her own musical instrument from a willow branch and lots of recycled objects. She plays it enthusiastically, but it sounds terrible! Ignoring warnings not to awaken the ogre in the hills, Ossiri goes there to practise playing her instrument. Will she wake the ogre, and will it appreciate her playing?

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Where Do Rivers Go, Momma?

Where Do Rivers Go, Momma?
by Catherine Weyerhaeuser (Author / Illustrator)

Booktalk: Catherine Weyerhaeuser combines her talents as a geologist, educator, and illustrator to describe how water moves around the Earth.

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Why are some places so wet and other places so dry, Momma?

Mountains can cause rain to fall in one place and not another. Warm, moist air that blows off an ocean onto a mountain range will cool as it moves up the mountain’s slope. As the air cools, the water vapor changes to water droplets, and it will rain and snow on the ocean side of the peak. Very little moisture is left by the time the air reaches the other side.

Nonfiction Monday

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Lullaby Farm

Lullaby Farm (board book)
by Stephanie Shaw (Author) and Rebecca Harry (Illustrator)

Booktalk: It’s bedtime on the farm. The lambs and goslings cuddle with their mamas. The baby mice have a late-night snack. Piglets snore in their pen, and sleepy chicks nestle close to mother hen. But will mama sheepdog ever get her wriggly puppies to bed?

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A nightingale sings
his sweet lullaby
as the barnyard lies still
beneath a twilight sky.

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