March 19, 2018

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Earth Day, Every Day | On the Screen

Leaping lemurs and the pure blue orchid are among the photogenic stars of three visually arresting documentaries.

Pick of the Day: Island: A Story of the Galápagos

CHIN, Jason. Island: A Story of the Galápagos. illus. by author. 40p. diags. maps. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter. Sept. 2012. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-716-6. LC 2011033797.
Gr 3-6–Chin combines a bit of storytelling, factual explanations, and large and small paintings to chronicle the “birth” and ongoing development of islands in this far-off ocean cluster. A focus on the evolutionary rise and fall of the islands and skillful arrangement of an especially large number of images distinguish his presentation from the many books […]