Author Elin Kelsey and artist Soyeon Kim have teamed up to create Wild Ideas (Owlkids, $18.95), a delightful picture book as well as a creative instruction book for dealing with life’s many challenges. The diorama style artwork lets the reader imagine they’re in the story. Cutouts of children riding whales and leaping with orangutans as they turn challenges into opportunities help the reader discover solutions to everyday problems in the natural world. Whimsical and impactful, Wild Ideas is a calming yet empowering picture book for readers young and old. Ages 4-9. Donna Wells

Wild Ideas: Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking Cover Image
By Elin Kelsey, Soyeon Kim (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781771470629
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Owlkids - April 14th, 2015

The best nests combine a variety of elements to create the perfect resting place. In A Nest is Noisy (Chronicle, $16.99), author Dianna Hutts Aston and illustrator Sylvia Long weave together scientific trivia, poetic interludes, and fabulously intricate watercolor paintings to offer an ideal burrowing ground for young scientific minds. From flamingos to fishes, learn how nature’s greatest homemakers build and maintain their animal abodes. Ages 5-9. Amy Sands

A Nest Is Noisy: (Nature Books for Kids, Children's Books Ages 3-5, Award Winning Children's Books) Cover Image
By Dianna Hutts Aston, Sylvia Long (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452127132
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 14th, 2015

Flowing poetry and wonderfully detailed illustrations blend beautifully in this unique collection focusing on the water cycle. Moving through the seasons, Miranda Paul’s verses convey that Water is Water (Roaring Brook, $17.99), even as it evaporates into steam, cloud, or fog. Jason Chin’s art captures falling rain and puddles that freeze into ice. With the coming of spring, water helps produce the miracle of growth. This often unnoticed process is given character in the collaboration between these two artists. Ages 6-10. Allison Witten

Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle Cover Image
By Miranda Paul, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596439849
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 26th, 2015