A diverse offering of informational books are reviewed in our March issue, including beautiful dung beetles, fascinating fractals, and the evolution of the eye.
Luminous and inspiring picture books abound in the March issue, including a collection of previously unpublished poems by Margaret Wise Brown, the tale of a little boy who proudly wears a tangerine dress—even in the face of cruel comments, and an oddly lovable sloth.
Baby animals, a tooting toddler, and die-cuts galore: this smattering of board books will appeal to your youngest readers.
Judge successfully balances the humor in the storytelling, the drawings, and the situations in this delightful and charming book.
A modern and magical retelling of The Snow Queen, a train adventure packed with nonstop action, and a delightful look at the life and inspirations of one of the most well-respected picture book artists round out a rich selection of titles in our March Stars.
Chin introduces youngsters to the concept of gravity, presenting the information in highly understandable language and in captivating paintings that will delight young readers.
Marc Brown offers a kid-friendly tour of New York City that captures the hustle and bustle of the metropolis.
This successful collaboration of old favorites and newer names in illustration is sure to keep youngsters engaged.
In this delightful homage, crisp visual language unites with deeply expressive and whimsical paintings to re-create the intriguing world of art as seen through Kandinsky’s distinct lens.
Organized by the seasons, beginning with spring, this collection of 36 impeccably chosen short poems demonstrates that significant emotional power can reside in just a few lines.
What do six-foot tall (and rather rowdy) praying mantises, an aspiring nature photographer, and an artist with synesthesia have in common? They can all be found within our fabulous February Stars list.
From a version of Cinderella starring chickens to a look at The Beatles for kids, the Preschool to Grade 4 Nonfiction reviews feature unique and surprising new titles.
Several picture books featuring birds, some things (and dogs!) that go go go, and a few charming penguins round out our Preschool to Grade 4 section this February.
The combination of witty text, plentiful white space, and brilliant images make this a truly winning book, especially for libraries looking to expand their Easter collections.
The whimsical story is accompanied by striking oil paintings. The two fish are portrayed in fluid orange and gold brushstrokes, while the bowl is a luminous sphere reflecting different colors from page to page.
This is a fresh addition to the standard new sibling fare, and young naturalists will identify with Maple’s adventurous and tender spirit.
The bright, detailed, full-page panels are covered with strange creatures and planetary objects that will catch and hold young readers’ attention, and the scientific information is simply presented and well-integrated into the dialogue.
Here’s a collection of picture-book biographies that introduces musicians and fine artists to children. The authors and illustrators have created engaging, child-friendly profiles that will hopefully lead readers to explore and seek out other materials about these amazingly talented individuals.
This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.