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Scoot! by Cathryn Falwell
Scoot! by Cathryn Falwell
Turtle's Penguin Day by Valeri Gorbachev
Turtle's Penguin Day by Valeri Gorbachev
The Foolish Tortoise by Richard Buckley, illustrated by the great Eric Carle
The Foolish Tortoise by Richard Buckley, illustrated by the great Eric Carle

Did you know that May 23rd is World Turtle Day? Since 1990, the American Tortoise Rescue has designated this date to "bring attention to turtle conservation issues and highlightn ways each of us can help protect these gentle but jeopardized animals." 

How about celebrating World Turtle Day with the children in your life, by reading a turtle book or two? Some of our favorites are:

Scoot! by Cathryn Falwell

Turtle's Penguin Day by Valeri Gorbachev

The Foolish Tortoise by Richard Buckley, illustrated by Eric Carle

And here's a turtle rhyme, brought to us by Children's Librarian Deb Mikus at the Lawncrest Branch of the Free Library:

One baby turtle alone and new
Finds a friends, and then there are two.
Two baby turtles crawl down to the sea.
They find another, and then there are three.
Three baby turtles crawl along the shore.
They find another, and then there are four.
Four baby turtles go for a dive.
Up swims another, and then there are five!

 

Tags: Children's books, Pre-K, early literacy

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Fri, May 18, 2012
So honored that SCOOT! is on your "favorites" list! I am quite fond of turtles--especially the Eastern Painted Turtles that live in the pond behind my house. They were the inspiration for SCOOT! and TURTLE SPLASH. Thank you! And Happy Turtle Day!
Cathryn Falwell - Maine
Sat, May 19, 2012
Hi Cathryn! Happy Turtle Day to you too, and thanks for making those beautiful turtle books!
Sarah S. - West Philadelphia
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