Washed Ashore: Interview with Author Kelly Crull

Plastic products are everywhere, from bottles to sandwich bags. The new photo picture book Washed Ashore: Making Art from Ocean Plastic combines biology and art to show young readers how so many of these plastic products end up in the ocean after use. Each spread features a sculpture created completely from ocean trash by artist and Washed Ashore founder Angela Haseltine Pozzi.

Both colorful and fun, author and photographer Kelly Crull has written an informative and powerful call to action for young readers to be active participants in saving the ocean. Read on to discover his inspiration, research process, and more. Don’t forget to download the free educator resource!

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Looking Forward to Summer Reading: Booklists for Your Program

The temperature may be hovering around zero, but our minds are elsewhere! With winter in full force, we’re already looking forward to summer reading in 2022. Whether you’re participating in the CSLP or iREAD program this year, we’ve got you covered. Read on for robust book lists of titles that support your library’s theme.

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Millbrook’s New STEM-themed K-3 Photo Books: Author Interview, Part 2

by Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books

As discussed in yesterday’s blog post, Millbrook Press has two wonderful STEM-themed photo books for grades K-3 coming out this fall. Yesterday, I shared Jenna Grodzicki’s interview of Marcie Flinchum Atkins, focusing on the book Wait, Rest, Pause: Dormancy in NatureToday I’m very pleased to feature Marcie’s interview with Jenna, focusing on the book I See Sea Food: Sea Creatures That Look Like Food. Read More