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Ruby Tuesday Books
At Ruby Tuesday Books, our mission is simple—to publish beautiful and informative books that kids will love to read. From prehistoric sharks to Caribbean pirates, asteroid hunters, and the lives of kids in countries and cultures around the world, our books bring non-fiction subjects to life for children in grades preK–8.
Working with teachers, scientists, and experts in many fields, we develop stimulating text that is packed with captivating facts. We hunt out the most unusual and exciting photos. We infuse our books with vibrant colors and lively visuals that will engage even the most reluctant readers.
Here at Ruby Tuesday Books, we bring our own excitement for learning to books that will spark a love of reading and discovery.
|Genre||Beginning Readers, Great for Hi-Lo Readers, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction|
|Publisher||Ruby Tuesday Books|
Booklist Review of Harvest Mouse
Up-close photos of the tiny harvest mouse do the heavy lifting in this volume in the Wildlife Watchers series (4 titles), aimed at the primary grades. Shown snacking, climbing, snuggling, and scurrying, this adorable rodent will easily attract an eager audience. Newly independent readers will find support in the large, easy-to-read text, bolded vocabulary (defined in a picture glossary), and clearly labeled illustrations. The text has a narrative feel as it follows a harvest mouse as she eats, builds a nest, gives birth, and cares for her babies. Familiar points of reference—the mouse weighs less than a quarter, and her nest is the size of a tennis ball—are thoughtfully integrated and will boost youngsters’ understanding. An engaging introduction to the nonfiction format and an incredibly cute creature.
Bookworm for Kids Blog Review of Harvest Mouse
This takes a short glance at the life of a harvest mouse and helps kids to learn the basics of reading along the way. Inside the cover are ‘Tips for Reading Success’ which give parents/readers wonderful ideas on how to lead young listeners and early readers into the pages, while making the most out of the illustrations and text. The book itself covers the life of a harvest mouse starting with food, nest building, super cute babies, predators, and how young mice head off into the world on their own. The text is kept fairly simple with only one or two short sentences on each page. Some words might need a little explanation, but learning is the point of this book. The illustrations are true to life photos, which allow the harvest mouse to be presented in their true environment. Little bubbles provide extra information when necessary to help readers gain a deeper understanding of harvest mice. At the back of the book, there is a glossary, index, and a website address where kids can learn more about harvest mice. It’s a nice read which will help kids learn all about the harvest mouse, and bring across little tidbits that even adults might not know. The reading level is a little advanced for the very first readers, but with the tips in the beginning, it does help expand new readers’ horizons.
|Glossary of key words|
|Online learning supplement|
|Table of contents|
|Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|