Book Reviews

Ice Fishing

by Nadine Meyer, Aquatic Education Specialist

November 2011

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Adventures with Johnny Ice Fishing Cover

Ice Fishing! The Coolest Sport on Earth (Adventures With Jonny), 2007

by Michael DiLorenzo, Illustrated by Jenniffer Julech, Running Moose Publications

Grades: PreK-4 ISBN: 0977721019

A wonderfully illustrated interactive book for families that want to take their kids ice fishing. The lyrical story told by Johnny leads the reader through the process of preparing for and embarking on an ice fishing trip. The book also includes tips for safe ice fishing, how to pick ice fishing gear, and a fishing journal to keep a record of your season's activities. An excellent book for read-aloud and individual reading time.

Available in hardcover.

Ice Fishing cover

Ice Fishing, 2011

by Jeanie Mebane, Capstone Press

Grades: 3-Adult ISBN: 142966066

From the moment you open the cover, this simple yet engaging book will make young and old readers excited to try ice fishing. It has vivid photos of youth and families ice fishing along with simple messages about safety and ice fishing skills. This is a good book for early readers and as well as a reference book.

Available in library binding.





Father Water, Mother Woods cover

Father Water, Mother Woods - Essays on Fishing and Hunting in the Northwoods, 1996

By Gary Paulson and Ruth Wright Paulson; Laurel Leaf

Grades: 8 and up ISBN: 9780870204319

This book is a compilation of short stories focused on hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation in the Northwoods. The stories are easy to read and comprehend, and quickly draw the read into the scene; be it in an ice house in the dead of winter or wading a stream carefully casting for that prize trout. This is a great science tradebook to add to any science classroom library.

Available in mass market paperback and audio CD.

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