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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Narwhal, written by Solomon Awa and illustrated by Hwei Lim. Polar Bear, written by William Flaherty and illustrated by Danny Christopher. Inhabit Media, Fitzhenry & Whiteside. 2016. $15,.95 ages 8 and up

"Narwhals usually travel in groups of about 10 to 20 whales. A group of narwhals is called a "pod." In the winter they live in deep water that is covered in ice. In the spring, narwhals move toward land, and by the summer they live in shallower water closer to land."
Kids will learn about how narwhal raise their young in the cold Arctic Ocean, what they eat, and where they can be found, along with other interesting information, like the fact that a narwhal’s long tusk is actually a tooth!
"Most bears are land animals, but polar bears are unique! They live on the land, the sea ice and in open water. Polar bears are very adaptable. In the summer months, they can be found on land and along the shoreline. During the winter they can travel great distances out onto the sea ice, and they use the sea ice to hunt from." 
In the book Polar Bear, kids will learn how polar bears raise their babies, what they eat and how they hunt, where they can be found and other interesting information, like the fact that polar bears actually have transparent fur and black skin!

In this new nonfiction series from Inhabit Media, called Animals Illustrated, young readers will learn many facts about the featured animal. These books about animals living in the Arctic include first hand accounts from the authors who live there, and many interesting facts concerning behavior and biology. The accompanying illustrations are detailed and give evidence for the natural northern beauty of their habitat.

Each has a useful table of contents, and welcome notes on their authors and illustrators.   

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