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.
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.
I Am Jane Goodall
by Brad Meltzer
Publisher's description: Learn all about Jane Goodall, the chimpanzee scientist.