Tuesday, December 23, 2014

This Librarian's Quick Picks: Buried Sunlight

Buried Sunlight by Molly Bang book cover science nonfictionBuried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth
by Molly Bang
Blue Sky Books (Sep. 30, 2014)
Nonfiction Picture Book


Humans’ rapid use of fossil fuels—stored energy from plant matter that has been “squashed” underground for millions of years—has made one thing certain: Earth will change.

Why You'll Love It:
  • Bang’s beautiful illustrations have a folk-art style and are saturated with deep blues and rich greens.
  •  The sun's first-person voice puts readers at the center: "Yes, living things--including YOU--need energy to stay alive and grow.
Who Should Read It:

Perfect for grades 2-4...and here's the discussion guide.

What Else You Should Read:

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