NCTE 2022 Orbis pictus Award for outstanding nonfiction for children
Illustrated by Kalen Chock
October 4, 2022
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A masterful exploration of one of nature's most curious ecosystems, Caves is a magical journey into subterranean wonders.
In the shade of the woods is a hill with a hole. Beaconing black. Goosebump chills. Excitement and fear battle. What will win? You want to go in... do you dare?
Using evocative storytelling, Nell Cross Beckerman urges children to explore one of nature's most curious ecosystems. Dramatic, poetic language guides kids through different caves around the world while nonfiction text allows for deeper understanding.
Debut illustrator Kalen Chock's stunning illustrations will astonish readers, as each new page brings another delightful surprise.
Extensive backmatter includes an author's note, best practices for safe cave exploration, and additional information about the caves featured in the book.
An ideal choice for nature lovers, future explorers, and fans of Jason Chin and Kate Messner.
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Interview about caves and when the sky glows