Another great novel by Kate Flora

Kate Flora Playing God

  Kate Flora is one of my favorite writers, and not just because she helped retired game warden Roger Guay with his wonderful new book, A Good Man with a Dog. While her novels are at the top of my favorites list, Kate’s 2015 true crime book, Death Dealer, is also remarkable. It’s about the […]

Cold Blood, Hot Sea by Charlene D’Avanzo

Cold Blood Hot Sea

Charlene D’Avanzo has come up with a clever and entertaining way to teach us something about climate change: a novel featuring an intriguing who-done-it, plenty of tension, and a compelling story that kept me glued to the book for two evenings. Cold Blood, Hot Sea, published by Torrey House Press, puts oceanographer Mara Tusconi in […]

Everything you want to know about vernal pools and estuaries – in wonderful childrens’ books

The Secret Bay by Kimberly Ridley

The Secret Pool and The Secret Bay by Kimberly Ridley are cleverly written and beautifully illustrated books, with poetic stories that appeal to younger kids, factual sidebars for older kids, and additional information that is both interesting and informative. The Secret Pool, which won many awards, was published by Tilbury House in Thomaston in 2013. […]