Little Free Libraries

Look! Hey Little Ant popped up in a Little Free Library the other day.

HEY LITTLE ANT in a Little Free Library

HEY LITTLE ANT in a Little Free Library

The Little Free Library movement started in Wisconsin  and has spread all over the world.  It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.


Moonbird Honored with Green Earth Award

Phil Hoose & Reader at Green Earth Books Award 2009

Phil Hoose & Reader at Green Earth Books Award 2009

Phillip Hoose has been once again honored with a Green Earth Book Award. The award is the nation’s first environmental stewardship book award for children and young adult books. Over 80 winning and honor books have been honored since 2005 including Hoose’s Hey, Little Ant and The Race to Save the Lord God Bird.

“One of the beauties of the Earth Book Award is that it recognizes an author who’s writing about a topic that is of vital importance to our Earth, yet it’s an area that, until recently, received little attention.” –Pam Spencer Holley, author of the American Library Association’s Quick and Popular Reads for Teens

Congratulations to all the winning and honor books!

Hey Nemala!

Thank you to Flashlight Press for telling us about the appearance of Hey, Little Ant in an Israeli children’s wildlife magazine called Iton Chai.

Hey Nemala! is a funny, book that provokes thought through an entertaining discussion between two creatures, large and small. The book encourages children to formulate opinions about animals, peer pressure, and ways to deal with violence. What does the boy decide? To find out, you’ll have to read the book. Amazing illustrations by Debbie Tilley emphasize the conflict between large and small.”

I Speak for the Trees

Dawn Armstrong of the Lake Tahoe Humane Society and SPCA put together an ‘animal story starter,’ a list of children’s books that “nurture compassion, responsibility and respect.”  Hey, Little Ant is honored to be on the list with so many other important books.

Where would any of us be, for example, without Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax?  In honor of Dawn’s fine work, let us greet the New Year with two favorite quotes from The Lorax.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. –Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues. –Dr. Seuss, The Lorax