Saturday, February 21, 2015

This Librarian's Quick Picks: Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold

winter bees and other poems of the cold by joyce sidman book cover nonfiction poetryWinter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold
by Joyce Sidman; illustrations by Rick Allen
Houghton Mifflin (November 4, 2014)
Nonfiction poetry


A collection of poems that explores how animals survive the cold during the winter season. Provides additional facts about the animals and the season. 

Why You'll Love It:
  • While most poems address familiar topics (snowflakes, moose, trees, chickadees), springtails (snow fleas) and skunk cabbage (an early flowering spring plant) will be new to many.
  • Each poem is accompanied by facts as well as a glossary in the back of the book.
  • This book perfectly marries poetry, science, and art! Check out the hand-colored linoleum blocks used in the illustrations:

hand-colored linoleum blocks used in the illustrations

Who Should Read It:

Great for grades 1-5...and here's the educator's guide.

What Else You Should Read:

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