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…
Max And Ruby’s First Greek Myth: Pandora’s Box by Rosemary Wells
It’s probably always a good idea to be polite to a dinosaur when you meet them because, well, the consequences probably aren’t too pleasant. This is a nice book for younger readers about the necessity of manners. You can find reviews from The Busy Mom Cafe and the Youth Services Book Review.
Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. by Jean Marzollo and illustrated by J. Brian Pinkney
Freedom Song: The Story Of Henry “Box” Brown by Sally M. Walker and illustrated by Sean Qualls
This is the fascinating story of William Kamkwamba, a Malawian author and inventor, who had to drop out of high school due to his family being unable to pay his tuition (a mere $80), and he began educating himself by checking out books from his village’s library. Then, in 2002, after checking out an American textbook on energy resources, he decided to build a windmill to help power the electrical devices in his home by using any spare parts or objects he could find. He then went on to build other things for his village, like a water pump to provide fresh drinking water, and solar power panels for neighboring homes. Since then he has been a recipient of the 2010 GO Ingenuity Award, which is designed to recognize inventors and artists who use innovation to help marginalized youth in developing nations. His story has appeared in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, and he has become an internationally renowned speaker at many prestigious conferences, including TED Talks and the 2011 Google Science Fair. You can read an interview with illustrator Elizabeth Zunon on Kamkwamba’s blog.
After The Rain by Norma Fox Mazer
The Mermaid Summer by Mollie Hunter
The Hero And The Crown by Robin McKinley
Counting Coup: Becoming A Crow Chief On The Reservation And Beyond by Joseph Medicine Crow
Langston Hughes: American Poet by Alice Walker and illustrated by Catherine Deeter
Ocean Hide And Seek by Jennifer Evans and illustrated by Gary R. Phillips
A Nation’s Hope: The Story Of Boxing Legend Joe Louis by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Kadir Nelson
This is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the little known Philo Farnsworth, who created the television when he was only 13 years old. This is a great and inspiring book for younger readers who are perhaps in inventions themselves.
This is a very nice biography of the complicated and fascinating life of Josephine Baker, and doesn’t shy away from any aspects of her career, or even her decision to leave America. You can find some very nice reviews for the book at the School Library Journal and The Chicago Tribune.
Stand Up, Speak Out: A Book About Children’s Rights, written by and for the young people of the world
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