Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

Island of the Blue Dolphins Scott O’Dell illustrated by Ted Lewin Houghton Mifflin Company, 1990 ISBN: 0-395-53680-4 FORMAT: Historical Fiction, Adventure, Newbery Award AGES: Elementary School 3.5 Stars This is the story of Karana, a girl who lived on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. When some hunters come to hunt the otters that live…

Crocodile Encounters! by Brady Barr

Crocodile Encounters! And More True Stories of Adventures with Animals Brady Barr with Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld National Geographic, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-4263-1028-7 FORMAT: Non-Fiction AGES: Elementary School, Middle School 3.5 Stars So crocodiles are a little scary. And some of the things that people do to get close to these powerful reptiles are even scarier. I…

National Parks: A Kid’s Guide to America’s Parks, Monuments, and Landmarks by Erin McHugh

National Parks: A Kid’s Guide to America’s Parks, Monuments, and Landmarks Erin McHugh Art by Neal Aspinall, Doug Leen, and Brian Maebius Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-57912-884-5 FORMAT: Juvenile, Non-Fiction AGES: 6 – 12 5 Stars I LOVE this book. I like going to National Parks. I also like looking at pretty…