Monday, January 25, 2010

Non-Fiction Monday: Spectacular Animal Towns

Another awesome series from Bearport! I've reviewed lots of their books over the past three years and they just keep getting better and better. One of the strongest bindings I've ever seen, allowing for lots and lots of checkouts from a library (or the frequent pullings of a toddler). And the content is always awesome. Great photographs, straight-to-the-point facts, a nice glossary. In every single book they produce, these come standard. Really, check them out, especially if you are a librarian.

Ok, off my Bearport plug, I recently reviewed two titles from the Spectacular Animal Towns series and felt they definitely deserved a mention here. The Prairie Dog's Town: A Perfect Hideaway by Miriam Aronin and The Honey Bee's Hive: A Thriving City by Joyce Markovics are each centered around intriguing topics (prairie dogs are just adorable and bee's are fascinating, if not a bit scary!) and you'll finish the book knowing more about each animal than you ever would have thought.

Did you know that each honey bee egg is about half the size of a grain of rice? Or that prairie dog burrows are about 10 feet deep and contain 24 feet of tunnels? Kids are going to love learning about these animals and will be encouraged to seek out the others in the series. I didn't review those, but I can only imagine they're just as good. The other titles include:

The Ant's Nest: A Huge, Underground City
The Coral Reef: A Giant City Under the Sea
The Bat's Cave: A Dark City
The Beaver's Lodge: Building with Leftovers

I would love to read about the coral reefs...they're just such interesting and intriguing places.

If you want to learn more about either title, or to purchase, click on the  book covers above to link to Amazon. I'm an Associate and will receive a small commission for your purchase. Thanks!

1 comment:

Jennie said...

This series is really popular at my library! They don't all get checked out, but they're on my new books display and ALL of them get taken off and looked at EVERY day.