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PICTURE BOOK: AGES 5 THRU 8
by Stella Blackstone; Illustrated by Stehanie Bauer
(CIP, 32 pp., $16.99)
“Aa is for alligator./ Bb is for bear./ Cc is for camel./ Chase us if you dare!” Parent and baby pairs from alligators to zebras playfully introduce the alphabet. Joyous simple rhymes and vivid illustrations in brilliant acrylics.
I Dreamt I Was A Dinosaur
by Stella Blackstone; Illustrated by Clare Beaton
(CIP, unpaged, $15.99)
Fantastical dinosaurs created out of fabrics, felt, sequins and ribbons. The inventiveness of the visuals, alongside the sweet and simple text will keep the preschool-primary audience enthralled. The final “Meet the Dinosaurs” pages offer pronunciation guides and brief facts on the story’s reptiles.
NONFICTION: AGES 7 THRU 10
Ask Albert Einstein
by Lynne Barasch
(Farrer, 32 pp., $16.00)
A marvelous story based on an article in the New York Times in 1952 whereby Einstein actually reviewed equations with children who asked for assistance. Nostalgic cartoon illustrations interlaced with thoughtful quotes.
Insectigations!: 40 Hands-On Activities to Explore the Insect World
by Cindy Blobaum; Illustrated by Gail Rattray
(CIP, 32 pp., $12.95)
A unique and inventive introduction to entomology. Activities for budding young scientists include raising meal worms, testing the visual acuity of bees and setting up a watering hole for butterflies. Charts, diagrams, photography and a glossary included.#
Selene Vasquez is a media specialist at Orange Brook Elementary School in Hollywood, FL. She is formerly a children’s librarian for the NYPL.