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What a great assortment of summery and ocean books from Sourcebooks! It’s never too early to to teach our little ones about science. Although my children have outgrown board books I plan to use Climate Change for Babies and ABC’s of Oceanography for science this year. I love the illustrations in Cannonball and Fussy Flamingo.
Cannonball by Sacha Cotter and illustrated by Josh Morgan:
A summer tale about family, overcoming fears, and the importance of being oneself, all in the pursuit of performing the perfect cannonball
I’m ready to pull off the perfect cannonball, but everyone has advice.
“You need more weight”
As one boy searches for the secret to executing the perfect cannonball, it’s only by listening to his own voice that he finds his unique style and pulls off a truly awe-inspiring CANNONBALL.
A celebration of native culture, a glossary including Maori words is included.
Fussy Flamingo by Shelly Vaughan James and illustrated by Matthew Rivera:
A hysterical flamingo children’s book about a picky eater and her encouraging parents, perfect for fans of Grumpy Monkey and I Don’t Want to Be a Frog
Meet Lola, the “no, no” flamingo. Lola will NOT eat shrimp, thank you very much. She does NOT care that it will turn her feathers pink. It is just plain yucky. But when Lola sneaks other snacks, she discovers that you really are what you eat. Each time Lola tries a new food, she turns that color, with hilarious results! This very silly story will delight even the pickiest of young readers and resonate with parents eager to see just one bite.
Don’t miss the fun flamingo facts in the back!
Climate Change for Babies by Chris Ferrie and Katherina Petrou
A colorfully simple explanation of the science behind climate change, from the #1 science author for kids
Climate Change for Babies is an engaging, basic introduction for youngsters (and grownups!) to the complex questions of what climate change is and what we can do about it. Full of scientific information and written by experts, this timely installment of the Baby University board book series is perfect for enlightening the next generation of geniuses. After all, it’s never too early to become a scientist!
Chris Ferrie is joined by Katherina Petrou, a marine biologist who travels the world’s oceans, from the tropics to the Antarctic, investigating microscopic marine life and its response to climate change.
ABCs of Oceanography by Chris Ferrie and Katherina Petrou
Chris Ferrie’s bestselling scientific series is expanding!
It only takes a small spark to ignite a child’s mind! The ABCs of Oceanography introduces babies (and grownups!) to a new oceangraphic concept for each letter of the alphabet. From algae, beach rock, and current all the way to zooplankton. It’s never too early to become an ocean explorer!