National Library Week is a happy memory, but April has many more notable observances. Take a look at the books about each!
Before white people came, the Nashua River in Massachusetts was a beautiful, clean waterway enjoyed by Native Americans and wildlife alike. When cloth mills were built along its length, the river became more and more polluted, until fish, birds, and other animals completely disappeared. This changed when a group of caring people, both white and Native American, worked to restore the river to its former beauty. This book tells the amazing story.
Borden’s father is a logger who lost his job because of the activities of spotted owl conservationists. As he sets out one day to seek revenge on the birds, Borden finds an abandoned owlet, which he thinks is a barred owl, and takes it home. Only after Borden and his family become attached to the baby do they discover it is actually a spotted owl.
The popular wildlife biologist (who failed biology in high school) tells the story of how he became interested in animals as a young child, and recounts his adventures around the world. The fast-paced read will keep readers entertained while they absorb the conservation message. The stunning photographs are an added highlight.
Each of the 41 poems in this collection is about an important event in American history.
These delightful animals poems are accompanied by the author’s ingenious illustrations.
What happens when a bookmobile ends up at the zoo? Find out in this hilarious romp. (Poetry lovers will also delight in this one!)
When kids start reading a popular new horror fiction series, strange things happen to them. Fanny and her friend Beamer are convinced that the author is responsible, and set out to find her. (Also check out the sequel, The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy.)
If you have any overdue library books, you are in good company! Check out this article about our first President: