Connecting Children and Nature
BUILD YOUR CLASSROOM LIBRARY WITH FABULOUS, FREE PICTURE BOOKS!
During August we’re giving away free books each week.
- Win If You Played Hide-and-Seek With a Chameleon and Silent Swoop: An Owl, an Egg, and a Warm Shirt Pocket
- The giveaway runs from August 1 to August 30th, 2019.
- A winner is chosen on Friday of each week. The first winner will be randomly selected from all entries on August 9, 2019.
- Once you enter, you are eligible to win for the rest of the month. The earlier you enter, the more chances you have to win.
Math, science, sports, and games come together to delight young readers in a fanciful look at what would happen if kids played games with animals.
Would they win a pie-eating contest with a hippo, a wrestling match with an anaconda, or a game of tag with a porcupine? Win or lose, the competitions are hilarious as twelve different animals display their amazing natural abilities.
A nonfiction section of ‘Fun Facts and Fascinating Feats’ complements the fast-paced storyline.
“Absolutely fascinating.” — Kirkus
An owl swoops down to lay her egg in a coal yard–a dangerous spot for a fragile egg! Rescued by Walter, a bird expert with a big heart and warm shirt pocket, the egg miraculously hatches and is aptly named Coal.
Thus begins the tender story of rescue, rehabilitation, and most of all, friendship. Watercolor illustrations styled in soft realism capture the connections between Coal and the people whose lives he touches.
In addition to the story, there are pages of science information, literacy connections, and STEM activities.
“This delightfully told true story will go in the owl section of my library. A story I won’t forget.” — Jane Yolen, author of Owl Moon
Artist of the Month
Rebecca Evans started drawing as soon as she could hold a crayon and just never stopped. As an illustrator she brings a whimsical touch to both animals and people. Young readers will be delighted by the unusual details hidden in Rebecca’s imaginative illustrations in If You Played Hide-and-Seek with a Chameleon. Each reading will bring a new discovery! She’s authored and/or illustrated nineteen […]
Nature Books for Kids
Would you win a wrestling competition with an anaconda? Or a game of tag with a porcupine? How about a pie-eating contest with a hippo?
If You Played Hide-and-Seek with a Chameleon entices reluctant readers with goofy sports competitions, Team Kid vs. Team Animal.
Twelve animals take on kid challengers in a variety of games from Twister to tag to basketball. This energetically illustrated picture book will be sure to capture the attention of readers who love fascinating facts about animals, hilarious competitions, and math and engineering challenges. And win or lose, every kid in the book models excellent sportsmanship!
“Absolutely fascinating.” – Kirkus