Beat the August Heat with Summer-Theme Books!
PICTURE BOOKS: AGES 5 THRU 8
by Lynn Plourde.
(CIP, 32 pp., $16.95)
An exuberant celebration of summer delights such as building castles, picking berries and camping in the green coolness of forests. Acrylic paints and colored pencil artwork illuminate these warm golden days.
Lullaby Moons And A Silver Spoon: A Book of Bedtime Songs And Rhymes
(CIP, 32 pp., $15.95)
21 bedtime rhymes to induce the sweetest repose. Jack Prelutsky, Christina Rossetti and Nancy Willard are among the notable poets represented in this wonderful read aloud compilation. Lush watercolor illustrations of dreamlike quality.
NONFICTION: AGES 5 THRU 8
by Sylvia Earle. Illustrated by Bonnie Matthews. (National Geographic, 32 pp., $16.95)
Explore the “underwater city” of coral reef formations. Ink and gouache paintings make vivid the rainbow colors and variety of delicate life undersea with an ecological message for all.
NONFICTION: AGES 9 THRU 12
Awesome Ocean Science!: Investigating The Secrets Of The Underwater World
by Cindy Littlefield. Illustrated by Sarah Rakitin.
(A Williamson Kids Can! Book, 120 pp., $12.95)
Explore the mysteries of the watery world including waves and currents, shorelines, tide pools, and principles of ocean conservation. Punchy prose with humorous cartoon illustrations sure to please.#