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This stunning work of photojournalism tells the story of lonely Anja and her discovery of an ailing baby reindeer. The pages flow through the seasons as Anja and Odin get to know one another and share their hopes and dreams. Though they don’t know it, Santa has plans for Odin but worries that Anja will miss him terribly. On the big night, Santa comes through for both Anja and Odin in a way that would delight any child.
Readers who enjoy animal fiction will surely enjoy the intersection of animal, insect and human interaction in this plot about dreams and aspirations. Firefly and Cricket want to push the boundaries of Firefly Hollow and question the rules put in place for the safety of their community. Together with Vole, a wise older animal, they help a boy named Peter who has suffered a great loss and is testing boundaries of his own. Through helping Peter, they find growth, understanding, and a sense of appreciation for the home they had left behind.
This is the time of year where we say goodbye to summer and welcome a new school year. Sibling groups everywhere are coping with being separated for the first time when a brother or sister starts school. This is a beautiful picture book told from the point of view of the preschooler left behind and how she will fill her days without her sister. The stunning autumn illustrations mirror the poignant names chosen for the sisters in this story, and the reader will understand the growth that is occurring with both girls.
This new picture book is a tribute to the bond between a child and a military parent. The bear cub in this story is very young, but understands in a very mature way that parents must sometimes leave in order to help others. He wished only to go with Papa, even if the place proves to be difficult and scary. The exotic illustrations in blazing, sunset colors are balanced with simple, singsong text. Overall, this is a very simple story for a surprisingly difficult topic.
In 1913, villagers in the small hamlet of Serignan were stunned to see President Raymond Poincare’s motorcade arrive at the house of 92 year-old Jean-Henri Fabre, a man they had long assumed was mad. Unbeknownst to them, Fabre had just been nominated the Nobel Prize for Literature and was the talk of all French scientific and literary circles. A lifelong naturalist, writer and illustrator, Fabre had struggled to explain the beauty of the insect world through scientific drawings. It was only when he turned to writing poetry and stories about insect behavior that people became receptive to looking at these smallest members of the animal kingdom.