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Top Reads for 2019 for Kids and Adults

A Seattle-area bookstore owner's top picks for your reading list this year


Published on: December 21, 2018

Top Reads for 2019 for Kids and Adults

bug collector

For the naturalist

The Soul of an Octopus
by Sy Montgomery

Publisher's description: This fascinating book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus — a surprisingly complex, intelligent and spirited creature — and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. 

Middle Reader: 
Nature Anatomy
by Julia Rothman 

Publisher's description: Explore the anatomy of a jellyfish, the inside of a volcano, monarch butterfly migration, how sunsets work and much more. Whimsical illustrations are paired with interactive activities that encourage curiosity and inspire kids to look more closely at the world all around them.

Bees: A Honeyed History
by Piotr Socha

Publisher's description: One part science, one part cultural history, and countless parts fascination, "Bees" celebrates the important role that these intriguing insects have played in our ecosystem throughout the ages.

Picture/Board Book
I Am Jane Goodall
by Brad Meltzer

Publisher's description: Learn all about Jane Goodall, the chimpanzee scientist. 

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