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…
Fishing Sunday by Tony Johnston and pictures by Barry Root
Happy Belly, Happy Smile by Rachel Isadora
Berkeley’s Barn Owl Dance by Tera Johnson and illustrated by Tanie Howells
This is the story of Henry, a young boy who enjoys books immensely, but in a different way from the rest of us. Henry enjoys eating books. And the more books Henry eats, the smarter he gets. This is a fun book, and a nice celebration of reading, and it’s great for younger readers, and a treat for the adult who enjoys reading with them. Check out a review at Inis magazine.
Grandma’s Hands by Dolores Johnson
Adam Of The Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray
The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Voyages Of Doctor Dolittle by Hugo Lofting
Eleanor, Crown Jewel Of Aquitaine by Kristiana Gregory
The Great Railroad Race: The Diary Of Libby West by Kristiana Gregory
B. Aster And The Warrior Eggs At The Earth’s Core! by William Joyce
A nice adaptation of the story of the Chanticleer and the Fox, from “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale” in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Cooney was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1959 for illustration for this book, and I really like her philosophy about children’s literature, as displayed in what she said when she accepted her award: “I believe that children in this country need a more robust literary diet than they are getting. …It does not hurt them to read about good and evil, love and hate, life and death. Nor do I think they should read only about things that they understand. ‘…a man’s reach should exceed his grasp.’ So should a child’s. For myself, I will never talk down to, or draw down to, children.”
Forest Explorer: A Life-Size Field Guide by Nic Bishop
This is an absolutely beautifully designed book, and a nice introduction to younger readers to pleasure of exploring the immediate world around them, to see the words and language that surround them. Check out this great interview with the author and illustrator.
She’s Been Working On The Railroad by Nancy Smiler Levinson, with photos collected and taken by Shirley Burman
Lena Horne by Leslie Palmer
Women Of The U.S. Congress by Isobel V. Morin
The Story Of Noah’s Ark, retold by Margrit Haubensak-Tellenbach and illustratedy by Erna Emhardt
A good starter book for learning about a variety of historical figures, and told with some very vibrant images. Here’s a nice review from Juno magazine.
Sharks! Strange And Wonderful by Laurence Pringle and illustrated by Meryl Henderson
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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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