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The Children's Blizzard
3.91
really liked it
Thanks to Goodreads friend Melki I have an owned copy that I could read at my leisure. I was able to return a less than pleasant to read library copy ...more
Apr 21, 2017
Sep 19, 2007
 
Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
4.08
it was amazing
When several of my Goodreads’ friends claimed that everyone would love this book, I assumed that statement was hyperbole, even though I was interested ...more
Dec 20, 2011
Oct 06, 2008
 
Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better
4.06
it was amazing
I finished 2 books in one day – VERY different types of books. This one I finished after the other, and it was a lovely way to end my reading day.

I hi
...more
Oct 24, 2015
Apr 30, 2015
 
The Inner World of Farm Animals: Their Amazing Intellectual, Emotional and Social Capacities
4.26
it was amazing
I cannot sufficiently extol the contents of this book. I’ve read so many animal books over the years, but this one presents a truly unique perspective ...more
Sep 27, 2009
Aug 14, 2009
 
Anywhere Farm
4.04
it was amazing
Thanks to Peacegal for alerting me to this book. It’s interesting to read it now because my Goodreads friend Hilary and I were just discussing communi ...more
Jun 02, 2017
May 19, 2017
 
The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age
4.00
really liked it
I won this at LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers Program in exchange for an honest review. It took almost 2 months to arrive and came only 4 days prior to ...more
Apr 29, 2017
Feb 17, 2017
 
A Nest Is Noisy
4.32
it was amazing
I think I’ve now read all the books (to date) in this series. They are An Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy and A Rock Is Lively and A Butterfly Is Pa ...more
Sep 04, 2016
Jul 13, 2016
 
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
4.05
it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book (and enjoyed the lecture I attended when the author talked about the book and answered questions.) He talks about 4 crops: ...more
Jan 2001
May 13, 2007
 
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
4.05
it was amazing
This is a fabulous book; it’s completely engrossing. I’d never heard of Waterhouse Hawkins and I’m delighted his story is told in this book. He was su ...more
Jul 10, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
 
Over and Under the Snow
4.08
really liked it
I love these children’s picture books that are non-fiction and about nature.

This is a wonderful book about various animals and how they survive during
...more
May 14, 2012
May 01, 2012
 
A Beetle Is Shy
4.17
really liked it
I’ve yet to read A Nest Is Noisy (I expect it to be ready for pick up from the library when I go there this coming Tuesday) but I’ve read and loved 4 ...more
Aug 20, 2016
Aug 20, 2016
 
Me...Jane
4.13
it was amazing
There is nothing I don’t love about this book. Wonderful photos and drawings. Adorable and engaging illustrations, and an interesting account of a you ...more
Jul 20, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
 
A Rock Is Lively
4.25
it was amazing
I’ve read the earlier three books in this series by this author-illustrator team: A Seed Is Sleepy and An Egg Is Quiet and A Butterfly Is Patient and ...more
Feb 13, 2013
Feb 06, 2013
 
Edible: An Illustrated Guide to the World's Food Plants
4.30
it was amazing
I took nearly 11 months to read this book. While I wish I’d taken notes and better remembered everything I read, I enjoyed reading the book this way. ...more
Nov 24, 2012
Dec 04, 2011
 
The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
4.16
it was amazing
This is my kind of horror book. I think it scared me more than just about any other book I’ve ever read, but I loved it. I appreciated the author’s sk ...more
Nov 1994
Aug 27, 2007
 
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
4.05
it was amazing
This is the most hilarious book about human cadavers that I’ve ever read. Actually, this might be the only book dedicated to describing what happens t ...more
Jan 2003
May 12, 2007
 
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature
4.07
it was amazing
Gorgeous and eye catching illustrations.

Fascinating scientific information about how spirals are so prevalent in nature. This goes for individual anim
...more
Jan 10, 2012
Nov 09, 2011
 
A Butterfly Is Patient
4.23
it was amazing
I loved A Seed Is Sleepy and An Egg Is Quiet and so I was thrilled when I was able to borrow and read this third book.

Oh, I could view this book and i
...more
Jul 10, 2011
May 10, 2011
 
A Seed Is Sleepy
4.32
it was amazing
The illustrations are glorious. They’re also accurate and very educational. This is an outstanding science book about seeds and the plants that come f ...more
Nov 16, 2009
Nov 13, 2009
 
Never Cry Wolf
4.19
it was amazing
A friend who’d read this, gave me a copy to read in the summer of 1976 and I was riveted. I love the true story of a man who goes to study wolf behavi ...more
Aug 1976
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May 13, 2007
 
Diet for a New America
4.16
it was amazing
This is the book that introduced me to veganism. It makes compelling arguments for eliminating animal products, and happily living on all plant produc ...more
Apr 1988
May 28, 2007
 
Minette's Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat
3.90
it was ok
I think I would have enjoyed this book better back long, long ago when I was an omnivore.

If kids might be interested in the real woman, Julia Child, I
...more
Nov 16, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
 
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
3.99
liked it
This is one of the books for October’s Autumn/Halloween theme at the Picture Books club, one of the Children's Books group's clubs. Of the six monthly ...more
Sep 24, 2010
Sep 10, 2010
 
Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew Peas
4.16
it was amazing
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Kathryn.

I just loved this beautifully illustrated and fine science/biography/nature picture book for children.

From th
...more
Mar 05, 2010
Mar 02, 2010
 
That's Why We Don't Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things
4.23
really liked it
Make no mistake about it: This is not a storybook; this is an educational non-fiction picture book for children. It is a picture book but it’s definit ...more
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
 
White Is for Blueberry
3.95
really liked it
This is a lovely little non-fiction book that teaches a little bit about nature and about colors and about colors in nature.

It’s a concept book, not
...more
Sep 25, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
 
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder
4.18
it was amazing
I am a science nerd, though not a very well educated one. So, this book thrilled me. All throughout the book there are photographs of actual snow crys ...more
Mar 22, 2010
Feb 17, 2010
 
Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember
4.01
it was amazing
I love Steve Jenkins; books!


This is a fun (and potentially scary) science/nature book for school aged kids.

There is a short introduction, then in one
...more
Sep 26, 2010
Jun 13, 2010
 
Actual Size
4.33
it was amazing
This is yet another picture book about nature from Jenkins, and another winner.

I’ll try to remember this book next time I say I have a large spider in
...more
Oct 09, 2010
Oct 04, 2010
 
Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring The Earth To Life
4.04
liked it
I deliberately also read Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas the same day as I read this book. This book was published in 2009 and the ocean ...more
Feb 05, 2013
May 17, 2010
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