Friday, August 1, 2014

Finding the Right Book

Here are some hints about which of my books your child might like:

 

Curious Kids 2-6:  

IF YOU’RE HOPPY

RAH, RAH, RADISHES: A VEGETABLE CHANT

GO, GO, GRAPES: A FRUIT CHANT

DIG, WAIT, LISTEN A DESERT TOAD’S TALE

THE BUMBLEBEE QUEEN

 

Big-thinking Kids ages 6-10:

STARS BENEATH YOUR BED, THE SURPRISING STORY OF DUST

 

Kids (or adults) Who Like to Laugh and Learn:

TROUT, TROUT, TROUT: A FISH CHANT

ANT, ANT, ANT: AN INSECT CHANT

BIRD, BIRD, BIRD: A FISH CHANT

 

The baby gift for bedtime:

HUSH LITTLE PUPPY

 

The toddler gift for birthdays and building brains:

ONE IS A SNAIL, TEN IS A CRAB

 

For kids curious about nature:

THE BUMBLEBEE QUEEN

VULTURE VIEW

HONK, HONK, GOOSE (release in 2009)

 

For kids who like to dig in to science grades 4-8:

SECRETS OF SOUND: STUDYING THE CALLS OF WHALES, ELEPHANTS, AND BIRDS

 

You can find more conventional descriptions of my books on other sections of this site

What about other books?

The best way to find the perfect book for your child is to consult a qualified children’s book librarian at a public library or school.  Your local bookstore owner, if he or she loves children’s book, may be a great source as well.

There are also some terrific award lists. Here are some of the best:

ALA (the American Library Association) gives out prestigious awards such as the Caldecott, the Newbery, the Sibert Award for informational books, and the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. (Vulture View received a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor!). You can find those award lists here:

http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardsscholarships/literaryawds/literaryrelated.cfm

 

John Burroughs Award List of Nature Books for Young Readers

http://research.amnh.org/burroughs/young_readers_list.html

 

AAAS/Subaru/Science Books & Films Prizes for Best Science Books

http://www.sbfonline.com/prizes.htm

About Me
April Sayre

April Pulley Sayre is an award-winning children’s book author of over 55 natural history books for children and adults. Her read-aloud nonfiction books, known for their lyricism and scientific precision, have been translated into French, Dutch, Japanese, and Korean. She is best known for pioneering literary ways to immerse young readers in natural events via creative storytelling and unusual perspectives.

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