Hesson: March 2022 Children’s Books

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By Geraldo Valerio

(Groundwood Books)

With simple text, readers will learn about the life cycle, anatomy, diet, and habitat of butterflies.

Beautiful collage illustrations fill the pages along with facts about familiar and unique species. This picture book which includes an introduction, glossary, index and world map is a must have for young butterfly enthusiasts.

Where is baby?

By Anne Hunter

(Tundra)

Featuring charming pen and pencil illustrations, this interactive read-aloud follows mum and dad fox as they search for their little one. A wonderful book to share with toddlers as it explores the concepts of inside, outside, up, over and around. Readers will also discover many fun creatures as baby pops up from the most obvious places. Young children will love the hide and seek aspect of the story and will ask for it to be read over and over again.

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Amazing Women Anthology

By Sandra Lawrence, illustrated by Nathan Collins

(Little bee books)

This empowering book contains the powerful stories of 50 women who set out to do something better. Featuring women from past and present, as well as topics from art, history, politics, science and sport, there is something to capture everyone’s interests. Complete with beautiful illustrations, their stories, stories and accomplishments will inspire readers aged 10 to adult.

Vespertine

By Margaret Rogerson

(Margaret K. McElderry books)

Artemisia is in training to become a Gray Nun, a nun who cleans up corpses so their minds can move on. There are many levels of spirits based on how they died; the worst being the Fifth Order, known as the Revenants. When her home is attacked by possessed soldiers, a powerful revenant is released and bonds with her. After negotiating with this spirit to help him protect his home, they must together find a way to fight the age-old magic without destroying each other. Readers who enjoy mystery and fantasy will find this tale dark and charming.

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