I spy Non Fiction books

Space, immigration and nature books were found today.
All of these books are filled with great information.

Check them out today.

Discover how big the Universe is, why our view of the sky is constantly changing, what came before the Big Bang, and so much more in 3… 2… 1…. Blast Off! 

Inside the pages of this comprehensive guide to astronomy for beginners, you’ll discover:

   • Simple text and step-by-step graphics that make astronomy easy to understand
   • Fun facts and tip-of-the-tongue questions are presented through bite-sized factoids and question-and-answer features
   • Clear explanations demystifying more advanced topics such as cosmic rays, dark matter, and black hole collisions

Take a peek at what lies beyond the stratosphere

This out-of-this-world reference book about space introduces you to the weird and wonderful discipline of astronomy and space exploration. From the structure of the Milky Way to the Earth’s nearest celestial body, the Moon, How Space Works takes you on an unforgettable tour through the stars and galaxies, and to the furthest reaches of space!

Answering all your burning questions about space, from ancient white dwarf stars to the Mars Rover, this visual guide explains the essentials of astronomy through bold graphics and step-by-step artworks. It’s the ultimate book for armchair astronomers and space-technology enthusiasts looking for reliable and up-to-date facts and explanations.

A collection of 36 extraordinary stories originally told on stage, featuring work by writers, entertainers, thinkers, and community leaders. Spanning comedy and tragedy, Alien Nation brilliantly illuminates what it’s like to be an immigrant in America.

America would not be America without its immigrants. This anthology, adapted from storytelling event “This Alien Nation,” captures firsthand the past and present of immigration in all its humor, pain, and weirdness. Contributors—some well-known, others regular (and fascinating) people—share moments from their lives, reminding us that immigration is not just a word dropped in the news (simplified to something you are “for” or “against”), but a world—rich with unique voices, perspectives, and experiences.

Travel from the Central Park playground where “tattle-tales” among nannies inspire Christine Lewis’s activism to an Alexandrian garden half a century ago courtesy of writer André Aciman. Visit a refugee camp in Gaza as described by actress and comedian Maysoon Zayid, and follow Intersex activist Tatenda Ngwaru as she flees Zimbabwe with dreams of meeting Oprah. Witness efforts from comedian Aparna Nancherla’s mother to make Aparna less shy, and Orange is the New Black‘s Laura Gómez makes an unlikely connection in a bed-and-breakfast. 

Compelling and inspirational, Alien Nation is a celebration of immigration and an exploration of culture shock, isolation and community, loneliness and hope, heartbreak and promise—it’s a poignant reminder of our shared humanity at a time we need it greatly, and a thoughtful, entertaining tribute to cultural diversity.

Weaving decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries about the brain, Carl Safina’s landmark book offers an intimate view of animal behavior to challenge the fixed boundary between humans and nonhuman animals. In Beyond Words, readers travel to Amboseli National Park in the threatened landscape of Kenya and witness struggling elephant families work out how to survive poaching and drought, then to Yellowstone National Park to observe wolves sort out the aftermath of one pack’s personal tragedy, and finally plunge into the astonishingly peaceful society of killer whales living in the crystalline waters of the Pacific Northwest.

Beyond Words brings forth powerful and illuminating insight into the unique personalities of animals through extraordinary stories of animal joy, grief, jealousy, anger, and love. The similarity between human and nonhuman consciousness, self-awareness, and empathy calls us to re-evaluate how we interact with animals. Wise, passionate, and eye-opening at every turn, Beyond Words is ultimately a graceful examination of humanity’s place in the world.

Remember when there were bugs on your windshield? Ever wonder where they went? We need to act now if we are to help the insects survive. Robin Wall Kimmerer, David Attenborough, and Elizabeth Kolbert are but a few voices championing the rewilding of our world. Rebugging the Planet explains how we are headed toward “insectageddon” with a rate of insect extinction eight times faster than that of mammals or birds, and gives us crucial information to help all those essential creepy-crawlies flourish once more.

Author Vicki Hird passionately demonstrates how insects and invertebrates are the cornerstone of our global ecosystem. They pollinate plants, feed birds, support and defend our food crops, and clean our water systems. They are also beautiful, inventive, and economically invaluable―bees, for example, contribute an estimated $235 to $577 billion to the US economy annually, according to Forbes.

Rebugging the Planet shows us small changes we can make to have a big impact on our littlest allies:

  • Learn how to rewild parks, schools, sidewalks, roadsides, and other green spaces.
  • Leave your garden to grow a little wild and plant weedkiller-free, wildlife-friendly plants.
  • Take your kids on a minibeast treasure hunt and learn how to build bug palaces.
  • Make bug-friendly choices with your food and support good farming practices
  • Begin to understand how reducing inequality and poverty will help nature and wildlife too―it’s all connected.

So do your part and start rebugging today! The bees, ants, earthworms, butterflies, beetles, grasshoppers, ladybugs, snails, and slugs will thank you―and our planet will thank you too.

Spanish Youth Books

Check out these Youth Spanish books….

What if I can’t?

¿En qué dirección están las flores?

Por ahí, a 320 kilómetros.

¡¿Cómo voy a llegar tan lejos?!

Vas volando.

¿Puedo ire n avión?

No.

¡Entonces no llegaré nunca!

Esta simpática continuación de La oruga muy impaciente , de Ross Burach, es un cariñoso homenaje al esfuerzo de cada niño de perseverar ante los desafíos a la vez que una alegre lección sobre la migración de las mariposas. Recuerda: si no lo logras al primer intento, ¡vuela, vuela otra vez!

Which way to the flowers?

That way. 200 miles.

How am I supposed to travel that far?!

You fly.

Can I take a plane?

No.

Then I’ll never make it!

Arruguitas, Gorrión, Ojo de bolsillo, Repelente, Niña elefante y Chico burbuja han decidido desafiar al temible y todopoderoso Señor Amo Supremo y escapar de Mundo basura, el inmenso vertedero donde viven. Mediante su ingenio y con la ayuda de sus poderes construirán un globo aerostático y surcarán los cielos hasta los confines de su apestoso mundo. Pero… ¿dejará el Amo Supremo que la Tribu chatarra escape de su reino?

Wrinkles, Sparrow, Pocket Eye, Repellent, Elephant Girl, and Bubble Boy have decided to defy the terrible and all-powerful Mr. Supreme Master, escaping Trash World, the huge dump where they live. By means of their ingenuity and powers, they will build an air balloon to soar through the sky to the boundaries of their stinky world. But will the Supreme Master let the Junk Tribe escape from his kingdom?

Maxy is a happy puppy who lives with Clarita and her family in a house filled with music and laughter on the island of Puerto Rico. On sunny days, Clarita and Maxy go to the park or on adventures under the flamboyant tree. On rainy days, they stay inside and play games or read books.

But one day, Maxy sees everyone rushing around, putting things in boxes. Someone says, “María is coming!” That night, Hurricane María roared ashore; there was thunder, lightning and lots of rain. Maxy was terrified! Finally, the power went out and the house and everything around it was completely dark. The next day when they went outside, they saw destroyed homes, flooded roads and knocked-down trees-including their beloved flamboyant! There was no electricity for a long time, and everyone had to stand in long lines for food, gas and even water to drink.

Eventually, power is restored and Maxy thinks everything is going to be okay. Until one day, the clouds start to gather and he hears thunder and whistling winds. Trembling and whining, he races under the bed! Eventually, and with the help of loved ones, Maxy like many children who go through natural disasters learns to overcome his fear and appreciate the benefits of rain.

Hay una plaga en el huerto y los animales están preocupados. La plaga está devorando todas las hortalizas y verduras que han plantado: las judías, el maíz, los guisantes… ¿¡Es que va a comerse también todos los nabos!? Sea como sea, Pato y sus amigos tendrán que encontrar una solución. Jan Thomas nos trae un libro sencillo y divertido, con ilustraciones muy simpáticas y colores vivos, ideal para primeros lectores.

I spy Picture Books

Little Ghoul is nervous about her first day of school. Her mom assures her that it will be great: The teachers will be scary. The lunch will be revolting! And the other classmates will be spine-tingling and creepy.

But what if Little Ghoul’s greatest fears come true—and everyone is nice?

In this hilariously silly take on a monster’s first day, Little Ghoul learns that school can be fun for creatures of every kind.

Once upon a time in an ancient forest, there lived a little monkey.

And this little monkey would run, jump, climb trees, dive in the lake, and chase butterflies—all day long!

She would yawn and yawn as the sun set. The other animals would ask her, “Why are you so tired, little monkey? You should go to sleep.” 

But she would respond: “I’m not tired in the least. . . . So I don’t need to go to sleep.”

In the trees, she’d sway under the stars as her friends’ eyes shut all around her.

Does the day have to end? Will the little monkey give into her yawns and her heavy eyelids, or will she play all night?

I spy Picture Books

Check these colorful picture books out!!

When Sloth and Lemur come across a giant, mouth-watering cake, they can’t believe their luck. Sloth wonders if they should tell the others, but Lemur is pretty sure they shouldn’t. As Sloth lists each friend one by one, Lemur is ready with excuse after excuse as to why it’s better to keep the cake to themselves. In the end, that’s just what they do . . . but then the true owner of the cake comes along.

There is a boy who knows nothing at all – everyone tells him so.

One day he discovers a strange creature in his parents’ wardrobe and – surprise, surprise – he doesn’t know what it is. The funny thing is that his mum and dad can’t tell him either. Determined to identify his new friend, the boy who knows nothing sets out on a quest for information!

On opposite sides of a quiet street lived two friends. From morning to evening, they played. ‘‘You two are stuck together like glue!’’ their parents and teachers laughed. So it was a shock when, one day, they had to stop and go inside. Between them now was only space. Suddenly, outside was scary and felt very large. Their parents were full of whispers and frowns and the worry inside felt heavy. Where can you put friendship when friends are apart? Slowly, they learned. They found that, across the street and through windows, they could give each other a hug.  They discovered that a smile is a hug. A wave is a hug. And funny faces, a phone call, a song. They discovered that when you’re apart a friendship doesn’t leave.  With time and effort it will grow and grow, until it is big, bigger than all fears. 

I spy Youth Fiction books

Henry Khoo’s family treats him like a baby. He’s not allowed to go anywhere without his sister/chaperone/bodyguard. And he definitely CAN’T take a journey halfway around the world all by himself!

But that’s exactly his plan. After his family’s annual trip to visit his father in Singapore is cancelled, Henry decides he doesn’t want to be cooped up at home with his overprotective family and BFF turned NRFF (Not Really Friend Forever). Plus, he’s hiding a your-life-is-over-if-you’re-caught secret: he’s the creator of an anonymous gossip cartoon, and he’s on the verge of getting caught. Determined to prove his independence and avoid punishment for his crimes, Henry embarks on the greatest adventure everrr. . . hoping it won’t turn into the greatest disaster ever.

When shelter cats Pasha and Poop move in with their new human family, they find themselves up against a ghostly bully. Scaredy Cat demands they follow his rules or he’ll cause all kinds of trouble-knock over lamps, spill kitty litter, and even get them shipped back to the animal shelter!

But Pasha and Poop are stubborn and rebellious. They won’t follow the Scaredy Cat’s ridiculous rules like all of the other pets on the block. Together, they set out to find the truth behind who the Scaredy Cat really is, and how they can end his mischief-making for good.

Doggo is used to things being a certain way in his family. He likes routine. Cat says he’s become boring. That is, until Pupper shows up!

Pupper is playful and messy, and turns the house upside down. Soon, the humans realize that Pupper needs some training, and off he goes to puppy school.

When Pupper comes back, he’s well-behaved. He’s not playful. He’s not messy. But Doggo soon realizes that Pupper also isn’t happy. So Doggo steps in to help, and rediscovers what it means to have fun.

I spy Youth fiction books

I thought these two books were rather interesting!

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Surrounded by her large family, Loma is happy living in the judería of Alcalá de Henares, Spain, and wants nothing more than to someday have a family of her own.

Still, when her intimidating grandfather, her Belo, decides to bring her along on his travels, she’s excited to join him. Belo has the ear of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, and Loma relishes her adventures with him, adventures that are beyond the scope of most girls of the time. She soon learns just how dangerous the world is for the Jews of Spain, and how her grandfather’s influence keeps their people safe.

But the older Loma gets, the more she longs to realize her own dreams—if Belo will ever allow her to leave his side.

Sometimes you make a friend,
and it feels like you have known that friend your entire life. . . .

Hedgehog lives on a teeny-tiny island with only her stuffed dog, Mutty, for company. When a great storm carries Mutty away, she embarks on a quest to find her friend. Following the trail of clues Mutty left behind, brave Hedgehog meets a wiggly Mole, a wordy Owl, a curmudgeonly Beaver, a scatterbrained Hen and Chicks, and a girl who’s new to the neighborhood, Annika May. With bravery and teamwork, there’s nothing that can stop these seven from finding Mutty, but along the way they discover something even more important: each other.

Youth Spanish Picture books

I saw these two cute Youth Spanish Picture books.
I just had to share them.

La brujita Wanda es tan tímida ¡que casi ni puede hablar! Pero cuando Flo, una nueva alumna, llega a su clase, descubre que para hacer amigos no es necesario utilizar palabras. Sin embargo, un terrible desastre en el concurso de magia del colegio pone en grave peligro a Flo. ¿Será capaz Wanda de pronunciar las palabras mágicas que salven a su amiga? Una divertida historia de brujas, escuelas para aprender pócimas mágicas y amistades a prueba de obstáculos.

Wanda the witch is so shy she can’t talk! No matter how hard she tries, the words won’t come out. But when another nervous little witch called Flo joins her class, it seems that Wanda’s not the only one who worries about speaking. Then disaster strikes at the magic contest… will Wanda have the courage to shout out the magic words and save her new friend Flo from a dangerous dragon? This heart-warming adventure about finding confidence through friendship is filled with potions, spells and magical animals! Children will fall in love with brave Wanda the witch, especially those who have difficulties with speech, anxiety about talking, or lack confidence in front of others.

Erizo y Tortuga no pueden abrazarse, pero saben que se quieren, porque hay muchas maneras de demostrarlo ¡hasta que podamos abrazarnos!

Hedgehog and Turtle can’t hug each other, but they know they love each other, because there are so many ways to prove it
until we can hug!

Picture Books: What did I see?

I spy new picture books at work!

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I love picture books because they are amazing for all ages!  These books can help anyone  learn how to read, listen stories and activate  their imagination.

Come and explore…
Let me know which book is interesting to you

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THAT
When two rabbits find a giant carrot growing between their yards, they do the only thing that makes sense: they argue over whose carrot it is! One rabbit brings a shovel to dig it out, and the other rabbit brings a spade. Next comes the bulldozers and backhoes and cranes . . . and when the dust settles, the carrot is gone! Now, it will be up to the rabbits to join forces and find the giant carrot, and build a friendship along the way.  From beloved creator Il Sung Na comes a story of mischief and one very giant carrot.
CHeetah
Little Cheetah’s shadow is missing. When Little Cheetah finds him and learns that Little Shadow is sad because he never gets to go first, Little Cheetah is happy to switch places. As they travel about their neighborhood, Little Cheetah is surprised to learn how hard it can be to follow. Eventually they decide that walking side-by-side is much better, and when they go through a scary tunnel on the way home, they discover they can face the dark together. Little Cheetah’s Shadow is a sweet tale of friendship, empathy, and the importance of seeing things from a different perspective, rendered in Marianne Dubuc’s warm and inviting illustrations.
little
Ollie and her cat Pumpkin are out frolicking on a beautiful fall day when they come upon a tiny kitten shivering in a pile of fallen leaves. Ollie warms the kitten up and the three become fast friends, but when Ollie sees “Lost Kitten” posters hanging on the trees in the forest, she knows she has to help her new friend get home. As Halloween draws nearer, magic is afoot, and Ollie’s good deed is rewarded in an unexpected way.
Fang
Young Dracula loves his fangs. They are pointy. They are sharp! They are a cherished family trait. So one day, when a fang wiggles…and jiggles…and falls loose, Dracula doesn’t know what to do. He tries pushing it back in. Then taping it. Then sticking it. Because a vampire can’t have only one fang!…Right?
Lone

Maple the husky is a valued member of the team, but strangers always seem to think she’s a wolf! It’s true: Maple can hunt, she can howl, and she can dig, just like wolves can. Oh, no! What if she is a wolf and doesn’t belong with her family after all?

 

joy

 

“Bounce bounce, ding-a-ling, ring ring, let’s sing! I feel joy!” From an award-winning author and illustrator pairing comes an irresistibly energetic read-aloud picture book. Join the bouncy little kitten as she plays with her favourite toy and – uh oh – falls down with a trip-trip-slip. But with a little hug, a kiss and a squeeze, she’s going to be just fine.

 

Last

Lance Cottonwood is the best and brightest of the leaves, but even the top students on the tree have worries. Can Lance conquer his fear of falling and just let go when the time comes for his final exam, or will he let his worries take over? In this funny and encouraging picture book, best-selling author Stef Wade (A Place for Pluto) tells an engaging story and deftly addresses social and emotional struggles many kids encounter each day…feeling anxious, wanting to be perfect, facing fears, etc.