Books Are Treasures Waiting To Be Discovered
PICTURE BOOK: AGES 5 THRU 8
The Search for the Perfect Child
by Jan Fearnley
Candlewick, 32 pps., $15.99
Fido, the world’s most clever canine detective has the challenging mission of finding a polite, cooperative and squeaky-clean child. Fortunately, Fido is equally roused by silly words and monkeying around. Exuberant and lighthearted text and illustrations.
PICTURE BOOK: AGES 8 THRU 10
The Extinct Files: My Science Project
by Wallace Edwards
CIP, 32 pps., $17.95
Wally instantly ditches his ho-hum science project about his pet iguana when he catches a scaly dinosaur beast passing nonchalantly by his window! Tongue-in-cheek humor abounds in equally lively watercolor and gouache illustrations.
NONFICTION: AGES 10 THRU 12
Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet
by David Mcmilans
Walker, 32 pps., $16.96
Black and white iconic representations of 26 endangered animals with invaluable information about their class, habitats, and threats to their survival. Great starting point for art design projects as well as raising conservation awareness.
BIOGRAPHY: AGES 8 THRU 10
Barnum Brown: Dinosaur Hunter
by David Sheldon
CIP, 32 pps., $16.95
Working for the American Museum of Natural History, this leading paleontologist during the 1800’s discovered a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus Rex specimen. Ink, gouache and acrylic illustrations effectively render the excitement of scientific explorations and this noteworthy explorer.#
Selene Vasquez is a media specialist at Orange Brook Elementary School in Hollywood, Florida.