The nominees for the Teen’s Top Ten have been announced by YALSA. Voting is open today through Teen Read Week, October 7-13. Here are the nominees:
All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis
The Black Witch by Laurie Forest
Book of Lies by Teri Terry
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy
How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Invictus by Ryan Graudin
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Once and For All by Sarah Dessen
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Paper Hearts by Ali Novak
Remember Me Always by Renee Collins
Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Warcross by Marie Lu
Waste of Space by Gina Damico
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
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What Do They Do with All That Poo? By Jane Kurtz, illustrated by Allison Black (9781481479868)
Anyone working with children and books knows that the rather naughty subjects of poop, peeing and farting are some of the most popular. In this book, science is mixed in as well, showing what zoos do with all of the animal poop they have. First the book explains what poo is, then moves into showing different types of animal poop like giraffe, panda, hippo and elephant. The book then goes on to explain that most of the poop heads to landfills after being loaded into trucks. Some poop goes to labs for scientists to examine. Some is made into compost for gardens. And interestingly, sometimes paper is made from elephant poo!
Kurtz explains in a matter-of-fact way the various animals and how they poo and then handle their poop. The hippo splattering its poop around is gross but interesting, something that basically sums up this book. Kurtz doesn’t shy away from the grosser parts, but also keeps her focus on facts and science in the book. The illustrations are bright and friendly, despite all of the poop on the pages. Animals are shown in their zoo habitats and then their poop is also shown with them.
An interesting and scientific look at poos in zoos. Appropriate for ages 3-6.
Reviewed from copy provided by Beach Lane Books.