Book picks as published in the April 10, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The Lost words : a spell book
By Robert Macfarlane
All over the country, there are words disappearing from children’s lives. These are the words of the natural world–dandelion, otter, bramble and acorn, all gone. The rich landscape of wild imagination and wild play is rapidly fading from our children’s minds. The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of nature words and the natural world they invoke.
Listening to the bees
By Mark L. Winston and Renee Saklikar
Through the distinct but complementary lenses of science and poetry, Mark Winston and Renée Saklikar reflect on the tension of being an individual living in a society, and about the devastation wrought by overly intensive management of agricultural and urban habitats. A unique collaboration that makes for perfect reflective reading for both, Poetry Month and Earth Month.