Featured books by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Luna and Me: The True Story of a Girl Who Lived in a Tree to Save a Forest

By: Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography

Julia “Butterfly” Hill was born much later than Luna, a thousand year old redwood tree. But her bravery and tenacity saved Luna and the forest from destruction by living in the tree for about two years. This unusual story of activism is told from the perspective of both Butterfly and Luna accompanied by gentle, eye-catching, and informative illustrations. 

My Travelin' Eye

By: Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader
Genre: Fiction

Her "travelin' eye" doesn't bother the narrator at all but it does mean that she has trouble focusing in school. The patch and eyeglasses prescribed by the ophthalmologist give her classmates something to tease her about — until she makes them her own fashion statement. Naïve illustrations are eye-catching and capture the child's world, what she sees, and how she sees it.

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