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Over and Under the Rainforest


by Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal

"Under the canopy of the rainforest hundreds of animals make their homes, but up in the leaves hides another world. Turn the pages of this beautiful and educational book to discover in words and mesmerizing illustration: Animals like the slender parrot snake and the blue morpho butterfly. The canopies where toucans and pale-billed woodpeckers chatter and call. Capuchin monkeys who swing from vines and slow-moving sloths who wait out daily thunderstorms. And much more! Discover the wonder that lies hidden among the roots, above the winding rivers, and under the emerald leaves of the rainforest in this glorious nature book for children and adults alike. Perfect for anyone who can't get enough of the rainforest and all the animals living in it." -- publisher

Any Child Informational

Optometrists and What They Do


by Liesbet Slegers

"An informative non-fiction book for preschoolers about the optometrist and everything he or she does. For little patients ages 4 years and up. In her bestselling Professions series, author and illustrator Liesbet Slegers has explored what teachers do, what pilots do, what chefs do and more! Now let's learn about optometrists and what they do! There are people who can't see very well. Fortunately, the optometrist is there to help. They know everything about eyes and have a lot of instruments to examine them. They can tell you what to do in order to see better. Sometimes, a lovely pair of glasses is the solution!" -- publisher

Cross Group Informational

They’re Tearing Up Mulberry Street


by Yvonne Ng and Richard Smythe

"Take young readers on a rhyming journey with engineer Yvonne Ng's (The Mighty Steam Engine) picture book about what it takes to build a road. A boy walks home one day, only to find his street under construction! As he enjoys watching the excavators, bulldozers, dump trucks, pavers, and more, he gets a sense of the building process from start to finish. From blueprints to demolition to fresh, new asphalt, friendly, bright illustrations by Richard Smythe show the construction machines and workers up close. A fun read-aloud for budding builders and fans of mighty machines, this is a perfect picture book to support STEAM lessons in preschool and kindergarten." -- publisher

Any Child Informational

Amara and the Bats


by Emma Reynolds

"Environmental activism gets a nocturnal twist in this utterly charming picture book about a young girl and her mission to save the bats! Amara loves bats! Her favorite thing to do is to collect bat facts and watch the amazing mammals fly at night by her house. But when Amara moves to a new town, she learns that her beloved bats no longer roost nearby because so many trees are being cut down. Amara is upset. What can she do to help? She’s just one person, and the problem feels so much bigger than her. But after doing some research, she discovers that there are many young people making big changes all around the world. Inspired to take action, Amara gathers her new friends to help save the bats. Together, she knows they can make a difference! Emma Reynolds crafts an inspiring story about community action, perseverance, and what to do in the face of climate anxiety. At its heart, this is a story about hope and finding a place to call home." -- publisher

Any Child Informational

Seven Golden Rings


by Rajani LaRocca and Archana Sreenivasan

"In this clever, convivial picture book, an Indian boy untangles a mathematical conundrum to win a place at the Rajah's court. In ancient India, a boy named Bhagat travels to the Rajah's city, hoping to ensure his family's prosperity by winning a place at court as a singer. Bhagat carries his family's entire fortune--a single coin and a chain of seven golden rings--to pay for his lodging. But when the innkeeper demands one ring per night, and every link snipped costs one coin, how can Bhagat both break the chain and avoid overpaying? His inventive solution points the way to an unexpected triumph, and offers readers a friendly lesson in binary numbers--the root of all computing. In this clever, convivial picture book, an Indian boy untangles a mathematical conundrum to win a place at the Rajah's court. Book Link's Lasting Connection 2020 Title." -- publisher

Any Child Informational

Winter Sleep


by Alex Morss, Sean Taylor and Cinyee Chiu

"A mix of narrative and factual content, offering a gentle introduction to the concept of hibernation, seen through the lens of a child’s journey walking through a winter landscape. In this cozy bedtime story, follow a child and his grandma through a winter landscape to explore how the Earth goes to sleep for winter. Spot the sleeping animals as the tale unfolds, then learn about their hibernation habits from the information pages at the end. Co-authors Sean Taylor (picture book author) and Alex Morss (ecologist, journalist, and educator) offer a gentle introduction to the concept of hibernation. In the frosty, quiet forest, the snow blankets the ground and the trees have shed their leaves. Where have all the animals gone? Are they asleep too? In each cutaway scene, see what the child cannot—that underground below his feet are dens with sleeping creatures, and within the hollow trunks of trees, animals are nesting. After the story, annotated illustrations explain the hibernation facts for each animal and what they will do when they wake up for spring. Cozy up as you expand you and your child's knowledge of the natural world." -- publisher

Any Child Informational

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