Fever with a Dose of Refreshing Reading
Selene S. Vasquez
BOOK: AGES 4 THRU 6
the Earth Wakes by Ani Ricki. (Scholastic Press, 32 pp., $15.95).
by bears, the Earth awakens in spring, rejuvenates for pure summer
fun, falls into the sleepiness of fall, and downright slumbers
in winter. A warm and inviting view of seasons and the very nature
of cyclical life.
POETRY: AGES 8 THRU 12
Comes Twice by
Ralph Fletcher. Illustrated by Kate Kiesler. (Clarion Books, 32
is an ethereal space between night and day, slipping through the
crack of time … at dawn and at dusk. A poetic account of the earth’s
stirrings at those magical moments.
AGES 8 THRU 12
Seasons of Corn: A Winnebago Tradition by
Sally Hunter. Photographs by Joe Allen. (Lerner Publications,
40 pp., $19.95).
Russell learns the rich traditions of corn from his Native American
grandfather: from planting, harvesting and drying the kennels
to eating corn soup and dancing the Green Corn Dance at the Powwow.
AGES 7 THRU 9
Flat April Fool
James Stevenson. (Greenwillow Books, 48 pp., $14.99).
saucers and water-squirting flowers—tricks of the trade on April
Fool’s Day for the animal citizens of Mud Flat. Lovely and delicate
watercolor and black ink illustrations enhance this strangest
brand of spring fever!
S. Vasquez is a media specialist at Orange Brook Elementary School
in Hollywood, Florida. She is formerly a children’s librarian
for the New York Public Library.
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