Monday, December 21, 2020

2 Incredible Educational Books for Kids from Candlewick Press


 One of a Kind: A Story about Sorting & Classifying; Neil Packer

                                                               Candlewick Press - 2020 

Here is another exceptional book for children to learn and understand the concept of classification systems. Whether thinking about Human families, animal families, musical instruments or even things like tools or modes of transportation.  We begin with a young boy gaining an understanding of his human family and then progressing tis pet cat and a cat's lineage.

Detailed and so interesting with double paged illustrations, this book makes the concept of learning about categories to which things and people belong so fascinating.  Simple text was a plus in not making the volume of material covered overwhelming. The target range is Grades 2-5 for this one. 

                                           Anatomicum: Welcome to the Museum;  Jennifer Z. Paxton

                                               Big Picture Press - Candlewick Press - 2019 

A fascinating book that takes readers on an intricate tour of the human body and how it functions. The book highlights in detail the seven body systems:   Musculoskeletal,  Cardio and Respiratory, Digestive and Urinary, Nervous System and Special Senses, Immune and Lymphatic System and Endocrine and Reproductive Systems.

The illustrations are fantastic - detailed, numbered  and titled. I was so impressed at the work involved in creating illustrations  and the quality paper used and design combo to make this a book feel almost like a  vintage work of art.   The target grade range for this book is Grades 2-5.   

Both of these lovely books were sent to me by Candlewick Press in exchange for my unbiased review.                                    


  1. Those look really good and quite well done too.

  2. Both of these look great. In better times I would have seen them at library conferences. Thank you for sharing them here.

  3. One of a Kind would be perfect for Gage. I'll have to see if our library has it.


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