Celia Straus

“Sophie the Monarch Butterfly” by Celia Straus
“Sophie the Monarch Butterfly” by Celia Straus 819 1024 Reader Views Kids
“Sophie the Monarch Butterfly: Mission to Mexico” follows a precocious monarch butterfly from the moment she hatches to the end of her life cycle, following her journey through many obstacles and challenging the disbeliefs of her community. “Sophie the Monarch Butterfly” is a touching story about believing in yourself and being a leader in your community, while also providing readers with information about monarch butterflies and their annual migration patterns. read more
“Sophie the Monarch Butterfly” by Celia Straus
“Sophie the Monarch Butterfly” by Celia Straus 819 1024 Reader Views Kids
Sophie, a monarch butterfly, bears an unusual marking on her wing—an eye that serves as a compass. When small, soft-spoken Sophie realizes her power, she is confident she can lead the way as the group of monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico. Some of the bigger butterflies underestimate her ability, but Sophie is vindicated when powerful winds threaten their flight, and she leads them to safety. Yet navigating the perils of predators, frigid weather, and spoiled milkweed continues to test Sophie and the monarchs. read more
“Red Pandas Journey to Sikkim” by Celia Straus
“Red Pandas Journey to Sikkim” by Celia Straus 819 1024 Reader Views Kids
In Celia Straus’s recent wonder book, “Red Pandas Journey to Sikkim,” contrary red panda siblings Mishti and Connor always play together, but extroverted Connor craves more friends. He wanders around until he meets a pangolin and a sarus crane. Connor and Mishti learn the joy of friendship as they dance under the moon and spend time together with their new companions. But then, smoke enters their beloved forest. Farmers are burning it down to make room for their crops. The quartet of friends can find ways to make it out of the forest and into Sikkim, a safe sanctuary, only by helping each other and making sacrifices. read more
MEET THE AUTHOR: A Conversation with Celia Straus – Author of Livy Little Honey Bee
MEET THE AUTHOR: A Conversation with Celia Straus – Author of Livy Little Honey Bee 683 1024 Reader Views Kids
Celia Straus has written hundreds of award-winning shows for television, receiving a 2020 Emmy nomination for Kids Speak Out, a YouTube series on Youth and the pandemic. For years she created and wrote the Emmy-winning Memorial Day Concert on PBS and ADL’s annual Concert Against Hate at the Kennedy Center. Her love for children and dedication to their well-being inspired her YA poetry trilogy, including the national bestseller Prayers on My Pillow, Ballantine 1998. With gifted illustrator Tina Salvesen, she writes children’s picture books, including the BoBo and Iris series. Celia and Tina are also the creators of If An Elephant Can Wear A Mask So Can You: Animal ABCs in both English and Spanish versions. Celia lives in Washington, DC with her husband when not visiting her two grown daughters and adored five grandchildren. read more
“Livy Little Honey Bee” by Celia Straus
“Livy Little Honey Bee” by Celia Straus 819 1024 Reader Views Kids
When Livy, the little honey bee, gets in trouble for not working as hard as the other little honey bees in her hive, she has to answer to the Queen explaining why she isn’t working to her potential in “Livy Little Honey Bee” by author Celia Straus. She explains that she has so much fun flying around looking at all the colorful flowers that she doesn’t really want to collect pollen and nectar like her fellow honey bees. She also tells the Queen that she wants to be just as colorful as some of the beautiful flowers she finds while flying around. The Queen has a hard decision to make regarding what to do with Livy. Does the Queen tell Livy that she must collect pollen and nectar like the other honey bees in the hive? Or does the Queen allow Livy to do another job that’s more appealing to her? read more