Saturday, August 20, 2016

Ocean Animals

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Wouldn't you like to know about who's who in the deep blue? Parents, teachers and kids all will love learning about our blue planet and the creatures that make up all of the life found in our oceans.


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Title: Ocean Animals
Publisher:   National Geographic Kids
ISBN:  9781426325069

Review:

What’s it like for animals who live in the ocean? How do sea creatures live and thrive in the oceans vast body of water? The Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic and Southern oceans account for some of the big blue bodies of water found around the world. There are three layers in the ocean that include the sunlight zone, the twilight and midnight zone. These various layers each have different types of creatures and plants that have learned to live with different temperatures and sunlight or no light.

Young readers will learn about the coral reefs and why they have such bright colors. Colorful photos show the animals that make their home here too. Sharks are always very cool to see and kids will learn about who eats whom. Some marine mammals live in the water but need to breathe air. Walruses, sea lions and otters are a few of these.

Fun facts, photos, animals and various machines that take humans into these deep waters are what kids will find here. The sailfish is the fastest fish, the blue whale is the biggest. Parents and teachers will love sharing and discussing the treasure trove of information about the world’s oceans. The back pages have a list of 20 ways we can all protect the oceans and a glossary.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Natumi Takes The Lead

This wonderfully heartfelt true story about a little elephant who finds a new family.





Title: Natumi Takes The Lead
Publisher:   National Geographic
ISBN:  1426325614

Review:

Natumi, a baby elephant, and her family were enjoying the water hole in the Savanna when danger struck. Shots were fired and Natumi lost her mother. She ran until she was rescued by a farmer. She was taken to an orphanage where other baby elephants became her new family. Natumi and the others played in puddles and chased each other around. Like many youngster’s bedtime was a chore for the caretakers but the elephants were soon settled down with handmade blankets. As they grew Natumi seemed to take lead. During a stampede Natumi shined as the new leader with her stomping and raised ears, she helped the others get to safety. From there they all grew and thrived and soon were released back into the wild.

Beautiful photography and interesting fun facts make this exotic read about a little African elephant a fast read that will keep readers engaged. Maps and notes from the photographer provide readers with a well-rounded closer look at the story adding even more flare and human interest to this phenomenal National Geographic adventure.


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Sunday, August 14, 2016

100 Things To Know Before You Grow Up

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Every kid should have a guide like this.


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Title: 100 Things To Know
Publisher: National Geographic  
ISBN:9781426323164

Review:

Would you like to learn how to read a map? What about how to take care of your teeth? Have your truly thought about how to be grateful? Do you know how to conduct an experiment or write a thank you card? National Geographic Kids has all of these answers and more. As a matter of fact, there are 100 various things kids can learn.

Scientists have discovered over 10,000 planets. Young readers will get tips on how to identify Venus, Mars and Jupiter, the brightest object in the sky. If you’re forgetful with names this guide offers 4 great tips to help you remember. If your goal is to plan a party a list is here to help you get started. If you’ve got a mechanical brain and like to build things, this guide provides tips on how to use a hammer, wrench and screwdriver.

This guide not only helps to solve problems or answer questions, it also has weird but true snippets scattered throughout. For example: It’s estimated that people around the world use enough toilet paper each day to equal 27,000 trees. The back of the book has a checklist so readers can keep track of what they’ve learned. There are plenty of color photos so readers can see and observe real people doing experiments, they can see food items, telescopes, animals and more. Kids will learn how they can be at their very best.



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Og's Ark

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A heartfelt story about a gentle giant.


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Title: Og’s Ark
Author:  Allison and Wayne Marks
Illustrations: Martina Peluso
Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing
ISBN: 9781467761499

Review:
What would you do if you were a giant who just wanted to sleep in a nice cozy bed? That’s all Og wanted to do. Og came into the world when God separated the earth from the sky. When he cried forests swayed and when he cooed boulders fell from mountain tops. It took the milk of 100 cows and goats to feed him. It wasn’t long before he grew and broke all of the beds that were made for him from the tallest cedar trees. Sleeping on the ground was uncomfortable especially when the animals decided to snuggle up on and around him. One day Noah came to him and told him about the ark he must build. He knew that Og had a way with the animals and he wanted him to gather one male and one female of every kind throughout the land. Once the rains came Og was forced to ride on top of the ark because he was too big to fit inside. And still Og got no sleep. When the rain stopped and the ark was on land Noah asked Og how he could repay him for all of his help. Og replied, “All I want is a good night’s sleep in my own bed.” Noah looked up to the heavens and said, “Perhaps God will reward you for your good deed.” Do you think Og got what he wanted?


Authors Allison and Wayne Marks have spun a tale from the biblical character of Og, the King of Bashan. Vivid illustrations by Martina Peluso add a softness to this story making it perfect for bedtime or a read-a-loud in a classroom. Parents, teachers and caregivers will appreciate the biblical references. Young readers will enjoy the simple sentence structure and the pictures which can tell the story all on its own.