Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Too Hot? Too Cold?: Top Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild

In today's School Library Journal, my book Too Hot? Too Cold? is featured in the article On the Radar:  Top Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild:  New Releases for Your Nonfiction Shelves by Deborah B. Ford.  She writes:

Good nonfiction titles rise to the top as librarians focus their content needs to meet the Common Core State Standards. New releases by our favorite authors and illustrators include an environmental bilingual poem, a picture-book biography, a fact-filled science title, and a narrative account of a bird’s 7,200 mile migration.

ARNOLD, Caroline. Too Hot? Too Cold?: Keeping Body Temperature Just Right. illus. by Annie Patterson.  Charlesbridge. 2013. ISBN 9781580892766. JLG Level: SCE : Science Nonfiction Elementary (Grades 2-6).
Written in a voice that speaks directly to the reader, Arnold’s text presents facts about body temperature. “You have a layer of fat under your skin. It is like a built-in blanket that helps protect your body and keep it warm.” The author introduces various behaviors that influence natural temperature, such as weather, clothing, and location. Glossary and author’s note provide supplemental nonfiction text features.

Other books included in the article are Sandra Markle's The Long, Long Journey:  The Godwit's Amazing Migration; Bill Martin Junior's I Love Our Earth/Amo Nuestra Tierra; and Kadir Nelson's Nelson Mandela.

Too Hot? Too Cold? is available from the Junior Library Guild.

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