Nature - Science - Weather
Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Under Five
Accompanied by his dog, a rabbit, and a turtle, a boy patiently awaits Spring as he guards his planted seeds. Spare text and graceful, muted illustrations (4-6).
A week of very cold weather in a small town brings out the best in everyone. What a relief when it’s over! Lively gouache on watercolor paper illustrations (4-6).
A boy needs help to save a tree that for generations has provided shade for the house and a swing for children. Watercolor and ink illustrations (3-6).
Father and mother owl raise three chicks. Soft pastel illustrations link the chicks’ growth to their natural surroundings (3-6).
Seeds, plants, hatchlings, and a mantis all participate in seasonal changes depicted in a cumulative poem. Mixed-media illustrations (3-5).
Photographs and simple text capture the true story of an abandoned fawn and the Great Dane who adopts her (3-6).
Stranded on ice, a dog is rescued in the Baltic Sea and adopted by the sailor who saved him. Illustrated in watercolor, pen, and ink (4-6).
Simple text and colorful cut paper illustrations are cleverly combined in this very easy-to-read story of a wintertime adventure (3-5).
Nighttime comes to the forest too slowly for Rabbit to stay awake, but while he sleeps, the moonlight comes out to play. Eye-catching acrylics (2-5).
What happens when you plant a kiss in the ground? Spare prose is encircled by expressive illustrations (4-6).
Close-up photographs accompany a lovely, gentle poem about many of nature’s small but interesting insects. Includes scientific information (4-7).
In gentle rhyme, a child experiences a summer day with a joy that lasts until bedtime. Prismacolor illustrations describe her world with rich, glowing color (3-6).
Bright collages depict the African setting of the song “The Green Grass Grew All Around.” Music included (3-6).
This question-answer book is based on the partial illustration of an animal, such as a beaver or a rattlesnake, and how it uses its tail. Bright, bold watercolors (4-6).
Vibrant cut-paper collages bring concepts of outer space exploration into focus for young readers (3-6).