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Children’s Book Review: On Kiki’s Reef by Carol L. Malnor and illustrated by Trina L. Hunner

On Kiki’s Reef (Dawn Publications, 2014) is a delightful children’s picture book about the life cycle of a sea turtle. Along the way, Kiki meets animals on a coral reef. This book is aimed at lower elementary school grades (4-8 … Continue reading

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Children’s Book Review: If Sharks Disappeared by Lily Williams

If Sharks Disappeared, is written and illustrated by Lily Williams, and published by Roaring Brook Press. It is a much needed book about sharks. There are numerous children’s books about sharks, but not many show sharks in a positive light. … Continue reading

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Book Preview of “If Sharks Disappeared” and Interview with Author Lily Williams

I was excited to come across this four minute long animated documentary, FINconceivable, about what happens if sharks disappear from the oceans. It is by Lily Williams and I would like to share it with you. link to FINconceivable I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Manatee Rescue by Nicola Davies

“Manatee Rescue” by Nicola Davies (Candlewick Press, 2015) is a middle grade (grades 4-8) children’s book about a rescued baby manatee in the Amazon. In the backmatter, we find out that this book is based on a true-life story. There … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly

Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly is a mermaid book. There are spells, tails, fancy clothing, houses underwater, animals as pets, and anemones as beds. This blurb from the inside cover perfectly sums up the book: “Serafina, daughter of Isabella, Queen … Continue reading

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Book Review: Atlantia by Ally Condie

Despite that the blurb from this fiction book makes it sound like it is about mermaids, it isn’t truly. It is a tale of humans living underwater once the air “Above” got too polluted. It is also a story about … Continue reading

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Book Review “The Death and Life of Monterey Bay” by Stephen Palumbi & Carolyn Sotka

I just came across this in my notebook, written 3 years ago! The review is a relevant today as it was years ago, though. Here’s my book review: “The Death and Life of Monterey Bay: A Story of Revival” was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Surf Sharks, the First Ride

Surf Sharks: The First Ride is written by Shelley Wolf and illustrated by Chance Wolf. Surf Sharks: The First Ride is a charming grade-school book about 3 boys who are surfers. They end up befriending 3 sharks right before a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beautiful Whale by Bryant Austin

If I had to describe Bryant Austin’s book, “Beautiful Whale,” in one word, it would be *amazing*. Just looking at the photographs of whales up close is enough to make you go wow, but his accounts of how he got … Continue reading

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