Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle - Claire A. Nivola

Sylvia Earle started life on a farm in New Jersey. Her love of nature and wildlife began there, but it wasn’t until she and her family moved to Florida that she discovered the lure of LIFE IN THE OCEAN (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $17.99). As she transitioned from avid SCUBA diver to world-famous oceanographer, Earle’s determination to explore ever deeper reaches of the ocean brought her into contact with creatures from humpback whales to bioluminescent fish. Claire A. Nivola’s text highlights Earle’s incredible drive, while her illustrations’ simplicity and ingenious use of negative space reveal the immense beauty of the world beneath the waves. Ages 7-10. JLM
Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle By Claire A. Nivola, Claire A. Nivola (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374380687
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 13th, 2012

The Drowned Cities - Paolo Bacigalupi

In Paolo Bacigalupi’s companion to the Printz Awardwinning Ship Breaker, best friends Mahlia and Mouse escape from THE DROWNED CITIES (Little, Brown, $17.99), the war-torn remnants of American civilization, into a remote jungle where they hope to create some kind of peace. In a cruel twist of fate, however, they only discover new dangers when they stumble upon Tool, a gravely wounded human-machine hybrid. This instrument of war is now being hunted himself, and Mahlia and Mouse are drawn into a situation that results in Mouse’s kidnapping by a band of boy soldiers and Mahlia’s desperate quest to save him. Ages 14 and up. JLM

Same Sun Here - Silas House and Neela Vaswani

Meena is an Indian immigrant living in New York City; River is a born-and-bred Kentucky boy. Their seemingly distinct worlds, however, are no obstacle as they form a pen-pal friendship and discuss topics as wideranging as grandmothers, mountains, and okra. When crisis enters each of their lives in different but equally heartbreaking ways, they turn to each other for support. Silas House and Neela Vaswani deftly interweave Meena’s and River’s voices in this tale of two children who learn that no matter what sun your friend is living under, it’s the SAME SUN HERE (Candlewick, $15.99). Ages 11-13. JLM
Same Sun Here By Silas House, Neela Vaswani, Hilary Schenker (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763656843
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Candlewick - February 14th, 2012