A Feather, a Pebble, a Shell

Kar-Ben Publishing

A FEATHER, A PEBBLE, A SHELL follows a girl’s hikes through the diverse nature sites of Israel from rivers and forests in the north to dry deserts in the south. Whenever she runs in a field, climbs up a hill or swims in the sea, she looks for something small to hold in her hand. It’s an informational fiction picture book about curiosity and connection to nature, about little wonders of nature that children love to discover, and about the beautiful, rich and diverse landscapes and wildlife that Israel has to offer.

Alongside the lyrical text and breathtaking watercolor art, you’ll learn fun facts about each natural item the girl discovers and a fascinating back matter that reveals what makes Israel one of the most naturally diverse countries in the world.

Chloe’s Nature Journal

Creston Books

When her teacher assigns the class to start a nature journal, noting the animals they find in their yards, Chloe wishes she’ll discover the most.

But once she’s in her yard she can’t find any animals to sketch. Will she end up with a blank notebook? With a bit of patience and lots of close looking, Chloe realizes all kinds of creatures make a home in her yard. Chloe asks a lot of questions about what she sees, noting her discoveries, finding some answers, and learning some new skills from the creatures she observes. Without realizing it, Chloe is following the scientific method and a young scientist is born!

Chloe’s Nature Journal will inspire young readers to start their own nature journals and discover the small eco-systems at their doorstep.

“Fun, original, nicely illustrated as if it were a lined notebook, ‘Chloe’s Nature Journal’ will prove an informative addition to family, elementary school, and community library Science/Nature collections for boys and girls ages 7-11” – Midwest Book Review Read the full review

Penny And The Plain Piece Of Paper

Philomel/Penguin Random House

Penny Lives on a plain piece of paper, with just one problem- she’s bored. There’s nothing to do, no one to talk to, not a single way to keep herself entertained! And so Penny makes a decision: it’s high time she ventured out into the world and explored other types of paper.

In this fun and funny book about fitting in and finding a home, imagination wins the day.

“Penny’s journey through varying visual styles is bright, fascinating, and funny . . . Irresistibly touchable.” —Kirkus Reviews, *STARRED REVIEW*. Read the full review…

Scribble & Author

Kane Miller Books

Scribble & Author is written as a dialogue between the main character, Scribble, and the author who created her. Scribble’s journey starts on a peaceful shore called THE BEGINNING. continues through the rough, adventurous MIDDLE, and leads finally to THE ENDING, which is not at all what Scribble expected…

“An unseen author guides a scribble through the elements of story creation…Vivid, offbeat, and instructive.” – Read the full review…

“So, so clever is this story! This is a terrific way to introduce young readers to how narratives work. So many teaching possibilities with this wonderful book!” – Read the full review…

Teachers –

Click here to download CHLOE’S NATURE JOURNAL teacher’s Guide with many ideas for classroom activities.

Book a school visit or a Skype visit with Miri to get kids excited about reading, imagination, and creativity!

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