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…
My Uncle Martin’s Words For America: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece Tells How He Made A Difference by Angela Farris Watkins and illustrated by Eric Velasquez
A wonderful memoir in pictures of MLK’s life, as told by his niece, who shares her uncle’s positive message about how there’s a place for everyone in this world, living life side by side. This is a great book for younger readers, and is very informative, and the pictures in it are very realistic and warm. Highly recommended.
Caves And Caverns by Gail Gibbons
Dinosailors by Deb Lund and illustrated by Howard Fine
There’s a button and they’re just daring you to touch it. How can you resist that?
Emma’s Poem: The Voice Of The Statue Of Liberty by Linda Glaser and illustrated by Claire A. Nivola
A very nice book about the life of Emma Lazarus and her famous sonnet, “The New Colossus,” which is engraved in bronze on the Statue of Liberty. You may not realize you know it, but it’s the poem that includes the words: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This is a good read for younger readers, and especially ideal for helping them to understand what the American Dream is about.
What Color Is My World?: The Lost History Of African-American Inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld and illustrated by Ben Boos and A. G. Ford
The Astonishing Secret Of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon and illustrated by Jake Parker
Peeny Butter Fudge by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison and illustrated by Joe Cepeda
When The Shadbush Blooms by Carla Messinger with Susan Katz and illustrated by David Kanietakeron Fadden
How Not To Run For President by Catherine Clark
Sarah, Plain And Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
The Case Of The Deadly Desperadoes by Caroline Lawrence
How To Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier
A very entertaining and funny novel about a word full of fairies, who are there to hinder humans doing the most mundane of tasks, and one girl’s attempt to do as the title suggests, and ditch her own personal fairy. Check out an excerpt. The paperback version’s cover, seen below, is also pretty funny, and fitting to the story.
Black Pioneers: An Untold Story by William Loren Katz
Isaac Newton: The Scientist Who Changed Everything by Philip Steele
Twist It Up: More Than 60 Delicious Recipes From An Inspiring Young Chef by Jack Witherspoon and Lisa Witherspoon, with photographs by Sheri Giblin
This 11 year old chef has spent half his life battling leukemia, and now has his own cookbook. His story is an incredibly inspiring one, and the recipes are all extremely good and kid-friendly. You can catch a preview below as young chef Jack Witherspoon makes baked ziti:
Stokely Carmichael: The Story Of Black Power by Jacqueline Johnson
The Best Of Times: Math Strategies That Multiply by Greg Tang and illustrated by Harry Briggs
My People by Langston Hughes and illustrated by Charles R. Smith, jr.
African American Military Heroes by Jim Haskins
Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa and illustrated by Ed Young
Tornadoes! by Gail Gibbons
Heart And Soul: The Story Of America And African Americans by Kadir Nelson
The Civil Rights Movement: An Interactive History Adventure by Heather Adamson
Citizen Scientists: Be A Part Of Scientific Discovery From Your Own Backyard by Loree Griffin Burns, with photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz
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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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