cover image January


Ellen Jackson. Charlesbridge Publishing, $8.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-88106-995-2

From weather patterns and animal behaviors to birthstone to traditional celebrations and the birthdays of famous folks, It Happens in the Month of January by Ellen Jackson, illus. by Pat DeWitt and Robin DeWitt, serves as a beginners' almanac of sorts. Offering readers an overview of the month's events, the volume also includes information about the zodiac and a seasonal story. The other 11 months each get a title in the It Happens in the Month of series as well. (Feb.)