Little Pine Cone

  • Illustrated By: Julie McLaughlin
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:wildfires, science, climate change, Jack pine, STEM
  • Available:05/17/2022
  • Lexile:NC1050L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:O
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Jacky notices that the climate is changing and the summers are becoming hotter and drier...

Little Jacky is a Jack pine cone who loves living in the woods with all of her animal friends. When a fire breaks out in her forest, all her friends run to safety and the firefighters battle the flames. The fire threatens to get too close to a neighboring village and Jacky watches as the people who live there, and the fire crew, take measures to make sure everyone is safe. While the village is protected from the fire, Little Jacky is scorched by the flames and finds out that the heat is important for her to continue her life cycle.

Beautifully detailed illustrations integrate science with storytelling, and children will enjoy finding new bits of information with every read. Author and meteorologist, Johanna Wagstaffe brings her experience with covering wildfires for CBC to young readers and reminds us that fire is an important part of the natural cycle of our forests.

“This brightly illustrated picture book explains the life cycle of a pine tree in an age-appropriate and easily understood way…Engaging and attractive. Recommended.”
– School Library Connection
“An entertaining and informative addition to any school library collection or classroom. This science-based book is accessible and appropriate for primary-aged readers. Highly Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Ontario Library association (OLA) Best Bets   | 2022  |  Commended
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2022  |  Commended
The Nature Generation Green Earth Book Award   | 2023  |  Long-listed
CBC Teacher Favorites Award   | 2023  |  Winner