A book illustration

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A book illustration
Here are a few books Elaine loves and wants to share with you --and a science activity for each
One Day in the Desert book cover
Jean Craighead George

One Day in the Desert

About the Book: As day breaks in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, a wounded mountain lion limps toward a Papago Indian hut. The lion fears people, but today he is desperately hungry. And he has caught the scent of Birdwing and her mother. Then a loud thunderclap warns Birdwing, the mountain lion, and all the creatures […]

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Science Connection: Desert Animal Olympics

Chasing Vermeer book cover
Blue Balliett

Chasing Vermeer

About the Book: A puzzling art theft is solved by two sixth-grade sleuths in a first-rate first novel by Blue Balliett, illustrated by Series of Unfortunate Events artist Brett Helquist. Cut from similar cloth to The Da Vinci Code while harkening back to E. L. Konigsburg and Agatha Christie, Balliett’s book follows young Petra Andalee and Calder Pillay […]

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Art Activity: Modern-Day Vermeer