24 November 2017

11 Books About Evolution

Today is Evolution Day in honor of the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species on this date in 1859. Since that work is important to Katrien in After the Ashes, here are some other books about evolution.

The Mystery of Darwin's Frog
written by Marty Crump, images by Steve Jenkins and Edel Rodriguez

The Skull In the Rock: How a Scientist, a Boy, and Google Earth Opened a New Window on Human Origins
written by Lee R. Berger and Marc Aronson

Billions of Years, Amazing Changes: The Story of Evolution
written by Laurence Pringle, images by Steve Jenkins

Creature Features: 25 Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do
written by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, images by Steve Jenkins

Island: A Story of the Galapagos
written and illustrated by Jason Chin

Life On Earth: The Story of Evolution
written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Shell, Beak, Tusk: Shared Traits and the Wonders of Adaptation
written by Bridget Heos

Egg: Nature's Perfect Package
written by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, images by Steve Jenkins

Weird Birds
written by Chris Earley

Charlie and Kiwi: An Evolutionary Adventure
written by Eileen Campbell, images by Peter H. Reynolds and FableVision

Totally Human: Why We Look and Act the Way We Do
written by Cynthia Pratt Nicolson, images by Dianne Eastman

23 November 2017

23 Books About Native Americans

Alice Yazzie's Year
written by Ramona Maher, images by Shonto Begay (Navajo)

Bad River Boys: A Meeting of the Lakota Sioux with Lewis and Clark
written by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (Sioux), images by Bill Farnsworth

Bears Make Rock Soup and Other Stories
written by Lise Erdrich (Ojibway), images by Lisa Fifield (Oneida)

Bearwalker
written by Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki), illustrated by Sally Wern Comport

Beaver Steals Fire: A Salish Coyote Story
written by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, images by Sam Sandoval (Salish)

Black Elk's Vision: A Lakota Story
written and illustrated by S.D. Nelson (Standing Rock Sioux)

Caribou Song / Atihko Nikamon
written by Tomson Highway (Cree), images by John Rombough (Dene)

Chukfi Rabbit's Big Bad Bellyache: A Trickster Tale
written by Greg Rodgers (Choctaw), images by Leslie Stall Widener (Choctaw)

Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two
written by Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki)

Coyote Christmas: A Lakota Story
written and illustrated by S.D. Nelson (Standing Rock Sioux)

A Coyote Columbus Story
written by Thomas King (Cherokee), images by William Kent Monkman (Cree)

Dance In a Buffalo Skull
written by Zitkala-Sa (Yankton Dakota), images by S.D. Nelson (Standing Rock Sioux)

Enduring Wisdom: Sayings from Native Americans
written by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (Sioux), images by Synthia Saint James

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
written by Chief Jake Swamp (Mohawk), images by Erwin Printup, Jr. (Cayuga/Tuscarora)

The Good Rainbow Road / Rawa 'kashtyaa'tsi hiyaani: A Native American Tale in Keres and English, Followed by a Translation Into Spanish
written by Simon J. Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo), images by Michael Lacapa (Apache/Hopi/Tewa)

Grandmother's Pigeon
written by Louise Erdrich (Chippewa), images by Jim LaMarche

Hands of the Maya: Villagers at Work and Play
written by Rachel Crandell

Hiawatha and the Peacemaker
written by Robbie Robertson (Mohawk), images by David Shannon

Home to Medicine Mountain
written by Chiori Santiago, images by Judith Lowry (Maidu/Pit River)

How I Became a Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story
written by Tim Tingle (Choctaw)

Jingle Dancer
written by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee Creek), images by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu

The Legend of Lightning & Thunder
written by Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt (Inuit), images by Jo Rioux

Dzani yazhi naazbaa / Little Woman Warrior Who Came Home: A Story of the Navajo Long Walk
written by Evangeline Parsons-Yazzie (Navajo), images by Irving Toddy (Navajo)

Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids
edited by Deborah Ellis, foreword by Loriene Roy (Anishinabe)

13 November 2017

13 Books About Fathers

Today would be my daddy's 85th birthday, so here are some books about fathers.

Flying!
written and illustrated by Kevin Luthardt

Following Papa's Song
written and illustrated by Gianna Marino

Fortunately, the Milk
written by Neil Gaiman, images by Skottie Young

Giddy Up, Daddy!
written and illustrated by Troy Cummings

The Giggler Treatment
written by Roddy Doyle, images by Brian Ajhar

Happy Feet: The Savoy Ballroom Lindy Hoppers and Me
written by Richard Michelson, images by E.B. Lewis

Hero
written by Mike Lupica

Higher! Higher!
written and illustrated by Leslie Patricelli

Hold This!
written by Carolyn Cory Scoppettone, images by Priscilla Alpaugh

I Dream of Trains
written by Angela Johnson, images by Loren Long

I Want My Daddy!
written by Tracey Corderoy, images by Alison Edgson

If My Dad Were a Dog
written and illustrated by Annabel Tellis

Interrupting Chicken
written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein

12 November 2017

12 Books About Medical Care #resist

Mimi's Village and How Basic Health Care Transformed It
written by Katie Smith Milway, images by Eugenie Fernandes

Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell
written by Tanya Lee Stone, images by Marjorie Priceman

Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge: The Dirty Secrets Behind Early American Medicine
written by J. Marin Younker

Don't Let the Barber Pull Your Teeth: Could You Survive Medieval Medicine?
written by Carmen Bredeson, images by Gerald Kelley

For the Good of Mankind? The Shameful History of Medical Experimentation
written by Vicki Oransky Wittenstein

Tuskegee Experiments: Forty Years of Medical Racism
written by Michael V. Uschan

Guinea Pig Scientists: Bold Self-Experimenters in Science and Medicine
written by Leslie Dendy and Mel Boring

Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil War Hero
written by Cheryl Harness, images by Carlo Molinari

The Diary of Susie King Taylor, Civil War Nurse
edited by Margaret Gay Malone, images by Laszlo Kubinyi

Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
written by Tracy Kidder, adapted for young people by Michael French

Angels of Mercy: The Army Nurses of World War II
written by Betsy Kuhn

Clara Barton: Healing the Wounds
written by Cathy East Dubowski

11 November 2017

11 Books About World War I

Although Americans now call November 11 Veterans Day, it was originally Armistice Day. The day that ended the Great War on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour.

Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics
written by Kathryn J. Atwood

I Don't Know How the Story Ends
written by J.B. Cheaney

Crossing Stones
written by Helen Frost

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
written by Lindsey Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Fly, Cher Ami, Fly! The Pigeon Who Saved the Lost Battalion
written by Robert Burleigh, illustrated by Robert MacKenzie

The Great War: Stories Inspired by the Items from the First World War
written by various authors, illustrated by Jim Kay

Hattie Big Sky
written by Kirby Larson

In the Shadow of Blackbirds
written by Cat Winters

Jenny: The Airplane That Taught America to Fly
written and illustrated by David Weitzman

Knit Your Bit: A World War I Story
written by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Steven Guarnaccia

Midnight
written by Mark Greenwood, illustrated by Frané Lessac