Many people, adults and children, love non-fiction stories. When I worked as a children’s librarian I was amazed at how many kids didn’t want to read fiction, they were fascinated by the many non-fiction topics. If you know a child like this, there is a book debuting next week they may love.
It is entitled Leopard & Silkie: One Boy’s Quest to Save the Seal Pups by Brenda Peterson. Brenda lives in Seattle and has published many books, but I believe this is her first picture book. And what pictures they are – gorgeous shots of seals and the Puget Sound beaches around Seattle. She was instrumental in setting up Seal Sitters and working with the young boy featured in the story.
This is a great book for libraries, both public and school, as well as a gift for kids who love nature, animals, and non-fiction.