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Swift Wings by Scholastic Canada


Recently published by Scholastic Canada, a charming little story about a chimney swift who learns to conquer his fear of flying. Sue Todd was commissioned by Scholastic to create eleven black and white illustrations in her whimsical, linocut style. The story, written by Joanne LeBlanc-Haley, belongs to the Literacy Place for the Early Years collection.

Astronomically Correct Twinkle Twinkle


Astronomically Correct Twinkle Twinkle is a beautifully illustrated astronomy lesson written in verse. Learn about black holes, why stars actually twinkle, and more in this fun, educational retelling of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

The book is brought to life in song, written by Zach Weinersmith (creator of the webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) and Henry Reich (creator of the popular YouTube channel MinutePhysics), and performed by Reich. Read or sing along while enjoying the full color paintings on each page by acclaimed children’s book illustrator Chris Jones.

External Link: Astronomically Correct Twinkle Twinkle