Elem. – Happy Sloth Day!

Sayre, April Pulley. Happy Sloth Day! Beach Lane Books, 2022. 978-1-534-45373-9. $17.99. Grades K-3.

Sloths, slow and gentle creatures, are found in the rainforest canopy. They stay towards the top of the trees to hide from predators and continue on with their day-to-day lives. As you read this book, you will see gorgeous photographs of sloths throughout their day, as well as learn amazing facts about sloths and the wilderness that surrounds them.

THOUGHTS: This book is filled with gorgeous photographs of sloths and a ton of great information for young readers. The back of the book contains additional information for readers to enjoy, as well as web links to continue exploration and research. 

599 Mammals            Rachel Burkhouse, Otto-Eldred SD
Picture Book

Elem. – Favourite Pets (Series NF)

Crumpton, Nick. Favourite Pets. Thames & Hudson. $16.95. Grades 2-8.

Why Can’t Horses Burp? 2021. 978-0-500-65230-5.
Why Do Cats Meow?
2020. 978-0-500-65238-1.
Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms? 2020. 978-0-500-65202-2.


Have you ever wondered why horses can’t burp? Or maybe you are curious about the different types of horses, the color of a horse’s hair, mane, or tail, or even where a horse came from. This book will answer all of those curious questions you may have about one of your favorite pets and animals: a horse! Filled with information by horse expert Dr. Nick Crumpton, many of those captivating and curious questions you have can be answered in this illustrated, yet humorous, book!

THOUGHTS: Horses are the favorite animal of many readers, and this book is an excellent choice for elementary and middle school readers. As a librarian, I learned a lot about horses that I did not know! Readers will enjoy this book and be drawn in with the curious questions about horses!

636.1 Horses          Rachel Burkhouse, Otto-Eldred SD