Book Reviews


by Nadine Meyer

September 2010

Book Reviews Archive

Trout Are Made of Tress Cover 

Trout are Made of Trees, 2008

by April Pulley Sayre, Ill. by Kate Endle
Grades: PreK-2 ISBN: 978-1-5809-138-7

Two young children discover the interrelationship between trout, forests, and streams by conducting observations while on a camping trip. The difficult concept of interconnection is brought to light in a very simple and powerful way.

Available in paperback.


Case of the Missing Cutthroats Cover 

The Case of the Missing Cutthroats, 1999

By Jean Craighead George; Ill. by Suzanne Duranceau
Grades: 3-6 ISBN: 0064406474

After Spinner Shafter catches a cutthroat trout in the Snake River, she and her cousin Alligator search nearby mountains to determine where the endangered fish came from and how it survived.

Available in library binding & paperback



Going Blue Cover 

Going Blue: a Teen Guide to Saving our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers & Wetlands, 2010

by Cathryn Berger Kaye & Philippe Cousteau
Grades: 7-12 and adults Activity Guide ISBN: 1575423480

This Activity Guide provides a road map towards stewardship and service-learning for youth and youth-leaders. It is colorfully illustrated with graphics and photographs that create a foundation for complex understanding of our connection to the rest of the world through water. Using real-world examples of youth from land-locked and coastal areas, connections are made about how stewardship in a small town on a small creek can impact sea turtles hundreds of miles away. Inspiring and engaging, this book can be a motivator for youth to take action and be leaders in their communities to formulate change at a local level with global impacts.

Available in paperback.