Charlesbridge Publishing has issued an educator’s guide for Mountain Chef. It’s available in a beautifully-formatted form on their website or in a bare-bones format here on mine. And they’re also offering a Charlesbridge giveaway! With summer approaching, Charlesbridge is offering five lucky people two of their national parks related titles–Mountain Chef and John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall. The giveaway […]

There are plenty of dinosaur books that explore the natural history of extinct creatures. But The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk explores, in greater detail and with much greater authority than dinosaur books ever achieve, the natural history of a creature tht went extinct in 1844. It explores with heartbreaking specificity why it went extinct […]

Deborah Freedman’s book This House, Once speaks to that human desire to know how stuff is made. In spirit, it’s a lot like the wonderful book Where Did My Clothes Come From? by Chris Butterworth. But that books revels in the intricate details of cloth- and clothes-making, while This House, Once is atmospheric and poetic. The book begins with […]