The Bug Girl: Maria Merian’s Scientific Vision By Sarah Glenn Marsh

Back of Book: Maria Sibylla Merian was fascinated with insects. But when Maria was a girl in the mid-1600s, superstitions about bugs prevented most people from taking a close look. People thought bugs were evil—and anyone interested in such creatures was surely evil too. That didn’t stop Maria. Filled with curiosity, she began to studyContinue reading “The Bug Girl: Maria Merian’s Scientific Vision By Sarah Glenn Marsh”

Señorita Mariposa By Ben Gundersheimer

Senorita Mariposa Back of Book: Rhyming text and lively illustrations showcase the epic trip taken by the monarch butterflies. At the end of each summer, these international travelers leave Canada to fly south to Mexico for the winter–and now readers can come along for the ride! Over mountains capped with snow, to the deserts downContinue reading “Señorita Mariposa By Ben Gundersheimer”

Moth by Isabel Thomas

Back of Book: Powerful and visually spectacular, Moth is the remarkable evolution story that captures the struggle of animal survival against the background of an evolving human world. My Review: I received a copy of this picture book from Bloomsbury Press in exchange for an honest review. I was absolutely captivated by this stunning lyricalContinue reading “Moth by Isabel Thomas”

The Honeybee by Kirsten Hall

Back of Book: With zooming, vibrant verse by Kirsten Hall and buzzy, beautiful illustrations by Isabelle Arsenault, this celebration of the critically important honeybee is a honey-sweet treasure of a picture book. My Review: I love finding engaging and informational nonfiction picture books that I can share with my students. The Honeybee by Kirsten HallContinue reading “The Honeybee by Kirsten Hall”

The World Never Sleeps By Natalie Rompella

Back of Book: This nonfiction picture book reveals the hidden lives of insects and other small creatures from one midnight to the next. The world may appear to be sleeping in the dead of night, but it is not. As moonflowers open and stars shine, nature goes about her business. The world never sleeps. MyContinue reading “The World Never Sleeps By Natalie Rompella”