Named One of the Best Books of 2021 by School Library Journal!
Pando: A Living Wonder of Trees is an inspiring tribute to a Utah grove of quaking Aspen trees connected by their roots to form one of the world's oldest and largest living things. Author Kate Allen Fox engages readers’ senses to help convey the vastness of Pando, the challenges it faces, and how we all can be part of the solution. With lyrical poetry, Fox summarizes the science, action, and compassion needed to save this wonder of nature.
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The world needs heroes now. Those heroes might feel sad, scared, or frustrated. But together, we are stronger than a virus.
Even Heroes Feel Sad: Fighting Coronavirus Together (written by Kate Allen Fox, illustrated by Laurie Smollett Kutscera) is a scientifically-accurate and comforting read for children ages 6—9. Fox—a former public health professional at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—ensured that the book was aligned with the latest science and recommendations related to COVID-19.
Laurie Smollett Kutscera’s pastel pencil illustrations add emotional depth and magic to the story’s text. Kutscera is also a writer, whose debut middle-grade novel, Misadventures of a Magician’s Son, was published by Clearfork/Blue Whale Press in April 2020.
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