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Posts Tagged ‘whales’

Here Come the Humpbacks

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

HereComeTheHumpbacksSB&F (Science Books and Films) October issue gave Here Come the Humpbacks! a starred review and then a second star for being Editor’s Choice!

It was also named an Outstanding Science Trade Book by NSTA.

Event kits for this book are still available .

Explore and Download whale event kit here

Here Come the Humpbacks! Event Kit

Monday, July 29th, 2013
HereComeTheHumpbacksEveryone is invited to download a free Whale Migration Game for classrooms, libraries, bookstores, and other mammal loving locales.  The event kit encourages readers (ages 5-10) to imagine both the perils and delights of being a baby humpback on its first migration through the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.  Explore and Download whale event kit here

 

Here Come the Humpbacks! Paired With Poetry

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Booklist Online’s newsletter has a lovely article by Anastasia Suen that has some terrific ocean poetry books and includes Here Come the Humpbacks! as a book connection. Hurray!

Here Come the Humpbacks!

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Here Come the Humpbacks! My new nonfiction picture book, illustrated by Jamie Hogan of Maine, traces the migration of a humpback whale from the Caribbean to Stellwagen Banks near New England. The main narrative text is supplemented by expository sidebars. It’s a tad older, longer read than some of my youngest picture books. It’s a good pairing with Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out! because it traces some of the environmental challenges along the migrating animal’s journey. NSTA Recommends has commentary on how to use it in science units and NC Teacher Stuff‘s STEM Friday post mentions using it in teaching different kinds of nonfiction writing.  It was named a NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book and also a Bank Street Best Book for the year.

June Animal Spouts!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

We just returned from seeing these creatures, the second longest whales in the world, in the St. Lawrence Seaway, near Tadoussac, Quebec. Their common name has three letters and is also part of a fish. Answer here.

Secrets of Sound: Studying the Calls and Songs of Whales, Elephants, and Birds

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

A photo-illustrated, older elementary/middle science book, published by Houghton Mifflin as part of their “Scientists in the Field” series.  Available in paperback as well.

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April Sayre

April Pulley Sayre is an award-winning children’s book author of over 65 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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