A girl and a sea turtle swim to the surface.

Turtles and Roses

“Iris and the Turtles” by Malanie Mathis Miller cover. A young girl is floating on her back with a sea turtle swimming on either side of her. There are also many fish in the water.Well, we’re fully into summer now, and want to feature a couple books this month, respectively about turtles and roses.

Our newest book comes out June 10th, just in time for Sea Turtle Week! Iris and the Turtles is a beautifully illustrated book about a young girl who lives in the Caribbean, and loves to swim with Sea Turtles! Not only does she swim with them, but she knows everything there is to know, and even teaches about ocean and sea life conservation.

Melanie Mathis Miller’s lovely rhymes stand up just as strong as the exquisite illustrations by her daughter, Karissa Miller Laffey.

Well written [and] the captivating illustrations will mesmerize the readers…each page immerses the reader to the very depths of the ocean. – Noelle D. Miller, Library Media Specialist

The rhyming text and the stunning pictures make for a book to be enjoyed by readers (and lookers) of all ages… a precious treasure. – Diane Miller, Magnolia ISD Librarian (retired)

This is our second book by this wonderful mother/daughter team, and we look forward to more fun books with them!

"The Rose Without a Name: The story of the Katrina Rose" by Nancy Rust & Carol Stubbs. A bee flies over old-fashioned roses near a sign that says,"Peggy Martin's Garden."June is also National Rose Month, so why not take a gander at The Rose Without a Name by Nancy Rust and Carol Stubbs? Beautiful illustrations by Melissa Vandiver showcase the story of the Peggy Martin Rose(also called the Katrina Rose), which became a symbol of hope and resilience in the face of adversity.





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