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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Mini Spotlights: Animals (A Visual Encyclopedia), A Friend For Lakota, My First Book Of Football

Today, I am spotlighting three fun, educational books for you and the young readers in your life...

Animal Planet Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia
by Animal Planet
Sept. 22, 2015
Time Inc Books

Introducing the first encyclopedia book from Animal Planet--the leading brand for animal lovers--that tells the story of our planet's animal life and celebrates our vital and humanizing connection with the animal world.

Animals are...surprisingly human. Finding the ways in which people and animals connect may inspire the next generation to be true caretakers of Earth. Animal Planet Animals: A Visual Encyclopediais a comprehensive look at the major animal groups, highlighting their unique but also relatable personalities and behavior. 

More than 2,500 animals from the seven major animal groups: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects and arachnids, invertebrates, and fish are featured in 1,050 stunning full-color photos, plus dynamic illustrations, maps, and charts.

Special book features include:

  • A giant, removable poster featuring record-breaking animal kingdom facts and amazing photos of animals in action
  • Embedded QR Codes that transport readers from the book page directly to Animal Planet's L!VE animal cams across the world
  • A comprehensive glossary, index, and study resources for extended learning in geography, climate change, biology, and ecosystems
  • Animal Planet's R.O.A.R (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) facts throughout discuss conservation and animal rescue efforts
Highly accessible for both curl-up reading and dip-in reference needs, care has been taken to offer animal-loving families less work and more wow by weaving the taxonomic and biological information throughout the individual sections rather than putting it all up front. Specialist authors and life science experts offer, in words and pictures, the most up-to-date view of the animal kingdom, making it an ideal homework helper and a crucial family reference for the school years and beyond.

A beautiful gift for any animal lover, a portion of proceeds benefits Animal Planet's R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.) animal partner charities dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our communities and in the wild.

This gorgeous animal encyclopedia from Animal Planet is sure to become a favorite in your house! Bursting with fascinating and educational information, stunning photographs, engaging content, and hours of captivating material, Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia has everything animal lovers could want and need. I had a lot of fun reading it and find myself flipping through it, again and again, just to stare at the cool pictures!

A Friend For Lakota
by Jim and Jamie Dutcher
Sept. 29, 2015
National Geographic Kids
The sweet tale of Lakota, the shy wolf pup, is sure to touch the heart of any animal lover. Readers will marvel at Lakota's strength growing up as the lowest-ranking and frequently picked-on member of a wolf pack until he finally finds that supportive and nurturing friend he's always wanted. The book also introduces young readers to the need for conservation awareness: through Lakota's life story, readers will come to understand the many challenges wolves in the wild face today.         AMAZON / BARNES & NOBLE

A Friend For Lakota is a charming and heartwarming tale about one determined wolf pup. Young readers will not only learn a great deal about wold behavior and the importance of conservation, they will be inspired by the friendship and compassion found between Lakota and Matsi. This is an endearing read for all ages!

My First Book Of Football (A Rookie Book)
by Sports Illustrated Kids
August 25, 2015
Time Inc Books
Introducing the Rookie Book series from the #1 sports brand for kids--featuring pro-sports action photography!

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED KIDS kicks off the football season with a brand-new series to help young readers learn the rules, plays, and basics about popular sports. In the first Rookie Book, My First Book of Football, an illustrated rookie player character introduces the next generation of fans to the world of football and guides kids through a visual retelling of an actual NFL game--from the nail-biting coin toss to the exhilarating winning touchdown.

Simple text with engaging action photography and a glossary of essential football terms throughout, including punt, tackle, kickoff, end zone and more, reinforce the message on each page with humor and fun. A perfect book for beginning readers, My First Book of Football is meant to be a shared reading experience between parents and their young football rookies before, during, and after game day.

This first book, in a new series from Sports Illustrated Kids, will make football fans out of all the little readers in your life! With engaging, real life action shots from the NFL, simple and easily understood text, and a super fun layout, My First Book Of Football is the perfect tool to teach about the sport and create an authentic enthusiasm and appreciation for the game.

Animal Planet, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the world's only entertainment brand that immerses viewers in the full range of life in the animal kingdom with rich, deep content via multiple platforms and offers animal lovers and pet owners access to a centralized online, television and mobile community for immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment, information and enrichment. Animal Planet consists of the Animal Planet television network, available in more than 94 million homes in the US; online assets:, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; Animal Planet L!VE, the go-to digital destination for round-the-clock, unfiltered access to the animal kingdom; and other media platforms including a robust Video-on-Demand (VOD) service and merchandising extensions.

Time Inc. Books, the book publishing division of Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME), creates and leverages editorial content across multiple platforms, including books, bookazines, and e-books, in partnership with Time Inc. brands such as Cooking LightEntertainment WeeklyEssenceFortuneLifePeoplePeople StyleWatchReal SimpleSouthern LivingSports IllustratedSunset, and Time. Time Inc. Books also publishes a range of books and bookazines under licensed third-party brands like 21st Century Fox, Animal Planet, Ball Corporation, Disney, MAD magazine, Mayo Clinic, Weight Watchers, and many more.

Launched in January 1989, Sports Illustrated Kids (SI KIDS) was created as a monthly spin-off of Sports Illustrated. Leveraging our vast experience in developing kid-targeted content, SI KIDS leverages its youth and publishing expertise to grab the attention of a notoriously hard-to-reach audience. Connecting with kids through their passion for sports, SI KIDS provides them with the ultimate destination for news, photos, entertainment and sports information. In addition, SI KIDS offers multi-media brand extensions which include SI KIDS on tablet and

Jim & Jamie Dutcher lived in a tented camp in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains among a pack of wolves, observing and documenting rarely seen social behavior. Their time spent living with the Sawtooth Pack led to three documentary films, three Emmy Awards, and the founding of a ground-breaking organization, Living wth Wolves. The Hidden Life of Wolveswas published by National Geographic in 2013.

1 comment:

arron said...

Nice review, thank you so much