Posts Tagged ‘nonfiction’

CM Magazine calls Too Young to Escape "a page-turner"

October 9th, 2018

“Rating: 5…Van’s story is necessarily informed by Skrypuch’s research and imagination in addition to Van’s memories of her distant childhood as corroborated by other members of her family. The product, is an extremely engaging account of a childhood in challenging circumstances…. Van’s story is a page-turner. Children will relate to her sense of injustice…. Too […]

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Midwest Book Review calls Bat Citizens: Defending the Ninjas of the Night "an outstandingly informative and thoroughly 'kid friendly' book "

August 29th, 2018

“Of special note is the Spotlight features on ‘Bat Citizens’ make this an empowering book for children ages 8 to 12 seeking their own expressions of global citizenship. With informational sidebars, color photographs, a glossary and index, and a center-gatefold bat illustration, Bat Citizens is an outstandingly informative and thoroughly ‘kid friendly’ book that will […]

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Youth Services Book Review gives Bat Citizens: Defending the Ninjas of the Night a 5 star review!

July 23rd, 2018

“Rating: 1-5: (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 What did you like about the book? For a fairly slim volume (48 p.), this book contains so much information about bats! Taking a global perspective, Laidlaw presents details about a surprising number of the 1,300 species of bats that exist, including physical characteristics, habitats, raising their […]

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The Wolves Return “will encourage its…audience to think critically about humanity’s interventions in the environment” says Teaching Librarian Magazine

February 28th, 2018

“In words and pictures, Celia Godkin documents the positive effects of the introduction of this predator on the entire ecosystem including, surprisingly, the elk population. By demonstrating the complexity of seemingly simple problems and apparently simple solutions, this clear explanation of cause and effect relationships will encourage its 6-to-9 year old audience to think critically […]

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Adrift at Sea is the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada’s 2017 Information Book Award Honour Book

November 21st, 2017

Pajama Press is excited to announce that Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy’s Story of Survival by author Marsha Forchuk Skyrpuch with Tuan Ho, and illustrator Brian Deines is the recipient of the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada 2017 Information Book Award Honour Book. The Information Book Award “is given annually to a book that arouses […]

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Adrift at Sea receives a positive review from The International Educator

February 8th, 2017

“Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy’s Story of Survival by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch with Tuan Ho, Illustrated by Brian Deines. What are Vietnamese boat people? Where did they go, and why? This beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book introduces the reader to a real family: two parents and their five children. Told in the voice of six-year-old […]

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The Wolves Return is recommended by School Library Journal for its “affirming environmental message”

January 19th, 2017

“For many decades, wolves were absent from Yellowstone National Park. About 20 years ago, captured wolves from Canada were reintroduced into the park by environmentalists….Beautifully illustrated by the author in watercolor and color pencil, each spread brims with the diversity of animals, plants, and insects presently thriving in Yellowstone. Young ones will enjoy the positive […]

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Youth Services Book Review gives 4 stars to The Wolves Return: A New Beginning for Yellowstone National Park

January 16th, 2017

“…What did you like about the book? This book illustrates the effect that the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park has had on the ecosystem. The book demonstrates that predators at the top of the food chain have a profound impact.…The illustrations of the wildlife are beautifully rendered in lush colors. The book contains […]

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