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Adventures of Rusty & Ginger Fox by Tim Ostermeyer
Anton and Cecil: Cats at Sea by Lisa Martin
Bird & Squirrel on the Run by James Burks
The Calling by Kelley Armstrong
Crunch Time by Diane Mott Davidson
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Daylight Moonlight by Matt Patterson
Demons are a Ghoul's Best Friend by Victoria Laurie
The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Gringa in a Strange Land by Linda Dahl
I Love My New Toy! by Mo Willems
I Thought You Were Dead: A Love Story by Pete Nelson
Ill Wind by Nevada Barr
Into the Unknown by Stewart Ross
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Naomi and the Horse-Flavored T-Shirt by Dan Boehl
Nicking Time by T. Traynor
Phantom Eyes by Scott Tracey
Rifka Takes a Bow by Rebecca Rosenberg Perlov
School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins
So Thick the Fog by Catherine Pomeroy Stewart
Storm Warning by Linda Sue Park
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
This Happy Place: Living the Good Life in America by Bentz Plagemann
The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick
A Timely Vision by Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene
Tourmaline by Joanna Scott
Vespers Rising by Rick Riordan
What Color Is My World? by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Comments for Daylight Moonlight

Daylight Moonlight: 10/14/13

cover artDaylight Moonlight by Matt Patterson is at first glance, a children's picture book about opposites. It is also, though, an introduction into some of North American habitats and the animals who live there (both at day and night).

What drew me to the book was the cover illustration. It's a very good representation of the animals who live in our California Bay Area hills — including the wild turkeys (something that a recently published survey of birds neglected).

I do, however, have two small quibbles with the book — I want more pages and I want the animals labeled on the pages. At thirty-two pages, there's about a dozen environments represented, plus the index which has the labeled silhouettes. If the index were nixed, there could be more room for other environments, like the tundra, the Hawaiian islands, the Bayou, etc.

Read via NetGalley.

Four stars

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