Books by Constance R. Bergum

UNDER THE SNOW by Melissa Stewart
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Readers will come away with an appreciation for the adaptability and endurance of the animal world. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A snow-covered countryside may look barren of life, but Stewart's quiet text takes readers under the blanket of white to "a hidden world" where ladybugs sleep en masse and voles tunnel from tree to tree, where a wood frog freezes safely solid and bluegills and waterboatmen share frigid waters, where a turtle lies buried in mud and "even on the coldest winter days, red-spotted newts dodge and dart, whiz and whirl just below the ice." Read full book review >
WHEN RAIN FALLS by Melissa Stewart
Released: March 1, 2008

"Beginning and ending with parallel scenes of a boy and girl flying a kite on a hillside, this should appeal to very young listeners curious about the natural world. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
When rain falls, children go indoors, but what do the animals do? Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A warm and inspiring tribute to one sister's love and the other's courage. (author and illustrator notes) (Picture book. 6-10)"
When her younger sister contracts polio, a farm girl finds a way to bring wonder and joy back into her life. Read full book review >