Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…
A Year In The City by Kathy Henderson and illustrated by Paul Howard
Families by Ann Morris
Jamaica And The Substitute Teacher by Juanita Havill and illustrated by Anne Sibley O’Brien
My Brother Is Autistic by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos and illustrated by Marta Fabrega
The Bookshop Dog by Cynthia Rylant
Shibumi And The Kitemaker by Mercer Mayer
Told in extreme brevity with some lovely illustrations, this is a nice retelling of the Betsy Ross myth, often rhyming, but with no evidence towards proving the tale. But that’s okay, since that may not be something you really need for the age level this book is aimed towards. All in all, a nice read for younger readers, and possibly a good spark towards conversation about the flag, the beginnings of America, and patriotism. Check out a review of the book over at The Wielded Pen.
This is a nice bit of historical fiction with a great protagonist. Set during 1964, firmly placed in the battle for civil rights and desegregation and change, the book has been described as “The Help for kids,” but the book really has so much more to offer a younger reader. Definitely recommended. Check out a nice interview with Augusta Scattergood at NPR, and the author’s blog.
Andrew North Blows Up The World by Adam Selzer
The Story Of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon, and updated by John Merriman
The San Francisco Earthquake by John Dudman and illustrated by Richard Scollins
About Penguins: A Guide For Children by Cathryn Sill and illustrated by John Sill
Mary Cassatt by Susan E. Meyer
The prehistoric world comes into the modern world, or the “Ice Age meets the Technology Age,” as one review put it, this is definitely a good example of a fun and informative non-fiction book for the younger reader. It’s the story of a nicely preserved mammoth, discovered in Siberia 31,000 years after her birth, and the various fields of science, including radiology, palaeontology, and forensic investigation, that have allowed researchers to investigate this find.
Dogku by Andrew Clements and illustrated by Tim Bowers
Women Who Reformed Politics by Isobel V. Morin
Women In The Military by Sandra Carson Stanley
Secrets Of A Civil War Submarine: Solving The Mysteries Of The H. L. Hunley by Sally M. Walker
Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writer’s Life by Elizabeth MacLeod
Crocodiles & Alligators by Seymour Simon
You’re A Grand Old Flag by George M. Cohan and illustrated by Warren Kimble
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Please note that books could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk and we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.
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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:
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