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Cover of Loree Griffin Burns' book, One Long Line: A parade of caterpillars coming down a house plant and onto a desk

One Long Line: Marching Caterpillars and the Scientists Who Followed Them

★ “... invites readers in to a compelling narrative of wonder and discovery.
★ “engaging [...] provides accessible models of how scientific inquiry works"

Honeybee Rescue: A Backyard Drama

★ “an excellent nonfiction adventure and a novel addition to honeybee lit”
★ “a great addition to any library serving elementary readers."

You're Invited to A Moth Ball: A Nighttime Insect Celebration

★ “the text is ever fixed on its intended audience … entomological ecstasy”
★ “an engaging approach to nature study."

Life on Surtsey: Iceland's Upstart Island

★ “an amazing science adventure”
★ “unique demonstration of life’s awe-inspiring tenacity”
★ “a plethora of curriculum connections”

Beetle Buster Cover
Beetle Busters: A Rogue Insect and The People Who Track It

★ “a timely, well-told story and a call to action”
★ “a splendid example of science controversy in everyday life”
★ “absorbing”

Handle with Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey

★ “an accessible, visual delight”
★ “a bit disconcerting, but also fascinating”
★ “perfectly complements primary-grade butterfly studies”

Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard

★ “an engaging book of seasonal projects for nature lovers”
★ “this is an ideal introduction to science activities that leave no child inside.”

The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe

★ “scientific investigation and its vital, real-world application”
★ “dramatic”
★ “meticulously researched”

Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam and the Science of Ocean Motion

★ “engaging”
★ “this title will get readers thinking and possibly acting”


Loree's contribution to this 14-essay collection, The Code Wars, explores the science and scientists behind the deciphering of the genetic code.