Personally, I think it's important in the time of COVID, when you may not be going to the public library as much, to find an author whose work you really like and trust, and you feel confident buying their books sight unseen. Then start putting titles in your cart. It is exciting when they arrive. Occasionally there will be a dud, but I've discovered some real gems that way! I just purchased the fourth book in Kate Messner's "Over and Under" series. It is about the rainforest and will work really well for our Botany study this year!
I love Steve Jenkins and have invested in all of his books. I also recently discovered April Pulley Sayre. And Sneed B. Collard III. And Jess Keating.
Now I've become interested in Laurence Pringle. We love his monarch butterfly and green darner dragonfly books, and I just got the red fox one. In searching for his work, I found a whole series of "Strange and Wonderful" books that have excellent reviews. I will likely save up and purchase the series. I think they'll work well for my distance learning tote bags this year!
Here are all of the titles I've found so far:
The initial book in the series, I won't get this one since it is likely out of date. I have a much more modern book, Dinosaurs! My First Book About Carnivores by "Dinosaur George" Blasing, and it is absolutely fantastic!
Alligators and Crocodiles
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