Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New Books

We are fortunate to have many new books in the library this month. Here are a few of the highlights:

Shackleton's Journey by William Grill
A nonfiction text about Ernest Shackleton's famous journey on the Endurance to cross Antarctica in 1914.

Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore
This book was on many children's book awards lists last winter. It won the Robert F. Sibert award for "distinguished information texts" from the American Library Association in 2014. Beautiful collage illustrations.

No Monkeys, No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart and Allen Young
This book explains where chocolate comes from and how monkeys are actually important in the process! Very engaging illustrations and format.

Bone by Bone by Sara Levine
Compares all kinds of skeletons.

Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design by Chip Kidd

What's New? The Zoo A Zippy History of Zoos by Kathleen Krull

Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty
Beautiful picture book about a boy and his dad. Illustrated by Brian Collier.

New Clothes for New Year's Day by Hyun-Ju Bae
This book demonstrates in fictional form Korean New Year's traditions. Would be a good book to use for comparison with other New Year's traditions.

Deep in the Sahara by Kelly Cunnane and Hoda Hadadi
A fictional account of a young girl wishing she was old enough to wear the malafa, the beautiful cloth that some Muslim women in Mauritania, West Africa wear to cover their clothing and heads in public.

Stop by and check them out (along with all the other new books) soon!