Growing up, I didn’t have access to a lot of books at home. I spent a lot of time at the library, but still was limited in many ways in regards to what books I was able to read. I could only check out a few books at a time from the library, and had to rely on my parents to take me there. But I treasured each and every book I got my hands on.

Today, it warms my heart to know that my children have what I didn’t and can read whatever books they want. When they were young, I really enjoyed reading with them. We read a lot of books about nature.

I was reminded of these memories when I read Ellie’s Strand, one of the notable mentions for the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award. I really wish this book had been around when my children were young because it’s such a fun and interesting story. Let me tell you what it’s about.

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About the Book Ellie’s Strand: Exploring the Edge of the Pacific

Ellie’s Strand is a captivating tale by authors M. L. Herring and Judith L. Li about a trip to the ocean and what two youngsters find there. The book is a sequel to two earlier books, Ellie’s Log and Ricky’s Atlas. In this story, the adventures continue as Ellie and Ricky travel to a beach in Oregon as volunteers for a trash pick-up project. The two have fun exploring the beach and learning about ocean conservation.

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Why I Recommend This Book

If you are an educator or librarian that’s searching for new books to read to your pupils, I definitely recommend Ellie’s Strand. It’s a great way to teach children about the importance of protecting our oceans and keeping them clean. And the beautiful illustrations will captivate them as you read to them. I highly recommend this book.

— Frank Phillips, Founder of the Supple Collection

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