December 25, 2022 by Betsy Bird
I love how much I've learned about both science and nature thanks in large part to the children's books I've read. An accounting of some of the best of the year.
July 13, 2022 by Betsy Bird
Special guest poster Martha Meyer joins us to talk about connecting kids and teachers to books about science, nature, and the environment itself.
December 24, 2021 by Betsy Bird
2021 turned out to be a remarkably strong year for Nonfiction in general and science/nature in particular. From biologists to topography to the life cycles of clouds and smoke, there's a little of someone for everyone here.
May 4, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Want to instill Mars fever? Then you gotta catch this book.
March 19, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Today we discuss a book that takes risks, makes mistakes, and comes out memorable in the end. The right snail with the right heart in the right book for the right reader.
February 11, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Funny and gross, this book is an honestly inventive way of spelling out how the simultaneously disgusting and delicious (eh?) fly is an integral part in not only the food chain but also the world as we currently know it.
December 25, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Whether it's plants that resemble toilets, seemingly psychic horses, deer eating pythons, or the sheer scope of the universe itself, there's something in here for everyone.
February 7, 2020 by Betsy Bird
Great writing for kids, when you encounter it, reminds you that there is always a new way to look at this old, familiar world of ours. If you buy only one bee book for the rest of your life, make it this one.
December 24, 2018 by Betsy Bird
Today we applaud books that have science and nature at their very core. Great books. Important books. Fun books. Beautiful books. Books that deserve your attention. Enjoy!
December 24, 2016 by Betsy Bird
There were no science books on the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for 2016. Nor in 2015. Nor 2014. Bomb in 2013 was sort of a science book, so we’ll count that. And Moonbird that year certainly was. Yet it’s often surprising how consistently science and nature get overlooked when they’re handing out awards […]
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