Junior Library Guild selection

written by the award-winning author Melissa Stewart


          "From the book jacket to the typefaces to the layouts, the book's design is inviting. The beautiful watercolor paintings work seamlessly with the text to clarify concepts, while keeping the book's audience in mind... highly recommended for science collections." - Booklist

"Seashells is unique in that it pairs form with function... it is just the right amount of colorful and interesting. A delightful addition to an elementary library's nonfiction collection." - School Library Journal

"Ideal for explorations in science, language arts, and social studies, for whole class and small group explorations, and for quiet re-readings by shell-lovers and beachcombers" - The Classroom Bookshelf

"...curious youngsters will find food for thought and have much to ponder and observe as they examine the pages, and they'll have new things to look for the next time they return to the beach." - Kirkus

"In both visuals and text, the depth of science research is evident: endpapers, scientific labeling, simulated field notes... the tone of this book makes it a delight for read aloud for even the youngest." - Unpacking the Power of Picture Books

"The book is a treasure that will travel with us this summer..." - TeacherDance

2020-2021 Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award 

2019-2020 Dogwood (Missouri) List

2020-2021 Land of Enchantment (New Mexico) Book Award Nominee

2021 Nutmeg (Connecticut) Award Nominee

2020 Correll Book Award winner


2020 Cybils Award Finalist

2019 Kidlit Frenzy favorite book

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