HAPPY EARTH DAY!
I awoke this morning, not to my alarm, but to the sweet serenade of birds outside my window as the sun peeked over the horizon.
And it made my heart happy.
Birds singing, yards greening up, trees and flowers blooming their bountiful blooms, and sunshine aplenty.
Spring has arrived!
And so have three beautiful picture books that celebrate nature’s triumph, beauty, and hope.
NUMENIA AND THE HURRICANE: Inspired by a True Migration Story
Written and illustrated by Fiona Halliday
Published by Page Street Kids
“[I]deally suited to being read aloud… Readers of a variety of ages will appreciate this educational, beautifully designed homage to the many creatures who are affected by climate change around the world.” – School Library Journal, starred review
“Halliday’s vivid depiction of Numenia will capture readers’ hearts and minds.” – Booklist
THE NEST THAT WREN BUILT
Written by Randi Sonenshine, Illustrated by Anne Hunter
Published by Candlewick Press
“All in all, a delightfully readable and informative wrendition.” — Kirkus Review (starred review)
“This absolutely delightful rhyming bird book, patterned on the poem ‘The House That Jack Built,’ is fun to read aloud and incredibly detailed in both words and pictures. With perfect back matter on wrens and their nests, it’s a winner all around. Hurrah for the wrens!”
—Jane Yolen, author of Owl Moon, You Nest Here with Me, and An Egret’s Day
EARTH HOUR – A Lights-Out Events for Our Planet
Written by Nanette Heffernan, Illustrated by Bao Luu
Published by Charlesbridge
“A timely invitation to participate in raising energy consciousness.” –Kirkus Review
“This appealing picture book opens with children and adults using energy day and night, all over the world. Energy warms our soup, our bath water, and our homes. It brightens our cities and landmarks at night. But each year, at 8:30 on a Saturday night near the spring equinox, people around the globe turn out their lights in observance of Earth Hour…” — Booklist
This year more than ever, Nature and all of its glorious steadfastness is needed, even craved.
It is a profound reminder that through the dark winter nights and turbulent storms comes triumph, beauty, and above all…
And I hope…
You will enjoy my PB Love picks as much as I do!