Friday, March 22, 2013

Lots of new books in the library!

We added lots of new books to the library this week! Here are a few examples of what's new:

Alphasaurs and Other Prehistoric Types by Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss. Interesting typography creates the dinosaurs in this nonfiction book on the topic.

Brick by Brick by Charles R. Smith Jr. A picture book honoring the slaves who built the White House.

The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure by Martin W. Sandler Nonfiction for older readers, this is the true story of a rescue off Alaska's coast in 1897. Eight American whale ships were trapped in the ice with limited provisions--President McKinley sent three men to carry out an overland rescue. This is the story of the journey of the three rescuers over 1500 miles of treacherous Alaskan terrain.

The Price of Freedom: How One Town Stood Up to Slavery by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin This is a nonfiction picture book about Oberlin, Ohio which fought back when slave hunters captured former slave John Price who had escaped to freedom in their town two years earlier.

Winterling by Sarah Prineas and The Golden Door by Emily Rodda are two new chapter book fantasy stories for students in grades 4 and up.

Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur is a new purchase that was published in 2011. This is a realistic fiction chapter book written by one of my former students! I must say I'm a little biased, but it is a good read!

The Great Molasses Flood: Boston 1919 by Deborah Kops Clear text and fascinating photographs help to describe this interesting event in Boston history when a large tank of molasses burst and flooded the North End!

There are many more new books to read! Come to the library to see what's new!