SSP 30: April Pulley-Sayre – Raindrops Roll
Karen Santhanam interviews April Pulley Sayre, an outstanding non-fiction author with over 50 books for kids. Sayre shares how her latest book, Raindrops Roll came to be. Unexpected and enchanting things await!
Sayre’s Books Mentioned in the Show:
Raindrops Roll – Discover the wonder of water in this refreshingly fun and fascinating exploration of rain, raindrops, and the water cycle, beautifully photo-illustrated.
Rah, Rah, Radishes!: A Vegetable Chant – Know anyone who doesn’t like veggies? Here is a book that’s sure to change their hungry minds! With raucous, rhyming text, Rah, Rah, Radishes! celebrates fresh vegetables, nature’s bright colors, and the joy of healthy eating. The book’s interactive spirit encourages kids to join in on the read-aloud fun, and little ones won’t be able to resist the book’s vibrant photographs—they’re a feast for the eyes!
Go, Go, Grapes!: A Fruit Chant – Get ready to go bananas at the market, where the aisles are filled with eye-popping displays of delicious and nutritious fruits. Ripe with a raucous rhyming text and bushels of eye-popping farmer’s market photos, this picture book celebrates the joys of healthy eating. Children will be chanting along in no time—and trying to snatch fruity snacks right off the pages!
Vulture View – Theodore Geisel Award Winner – illustrated by Steve Jenkins – Turkey vultures soar on the balmy air, looking for their next stinky feast. These birds don’t hunt–they like their food to be already dead, and their eating habits serve a very important ecological role. Vultures are part of nature’s clean-up crew. In her signature poetic, energetic style, acclaimed nature writer April Pulley Sayre introduces young readers to the world of the turkey vulture.
Eat Like a Bear – ALA Notable Book – illustrated by Steve Jenkins – A sleepy bear awakes in spring and goes to find food. But what is there to eat in April? In May? Follow along and eat like a bear throughout the year: fish from a stream, ants from a tree, and delicious huckleberries from a bush. Fill up your belly and prepare for the long winter ahead, when you’ll snuggle into your warm den and snore like a bear once again.
Woodpecker Wham! comes out on May 12, 2015! – illustrated by Steve Jenkins – Enter woodpecker world and get a bird’s eye view of everyday life: hiding from hawks, feeding hungry chicks, and drilling holes to build homes. Woodpeckers are nature’s home builders, creating holes that many other animals live in when the woopeckers move on. A variety of woodpecker species fly through these pages–perhaps some that live near you!
Learn more about April Pulley Sayre and her books at:
Facebook Page: April Pulley Sayre, Children’s Author
Youtube Channels: Sayre Nature, April Pulley Sayre
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