Thursday, July 27, 2006

New Juvenile Non-Fiction for Back-to-School Time!

Daly, Jude. To Everything There Is a Season. Eerdman's Books for Young Readers, 2006.
J 223.8 Dal
The words from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 describe the seasons on a South African homestead quite beautifully.

Hopkinson, Deborah. Up Before Daybreak: Cotton and People in America. Scholastic Nonfiction, 2006.
J 331.7 Hop
Stories of those who worked in the cotton trade and may have been forgotten through the centuries are revealed in this extensively researched title.

Ellis, Deborah. Our Stories, Our Songs: African Children Talk About AIDS. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005.
J 362.7 Ell
An Association For Library Service to Children Notable Book, this title conveys the experience of millions of children living in present-day Africa.

Onyefulu, Ifeoma. Here Comes Our Bride! An African Wedding Story. Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2004.
J 392.5 Ony
Learn about the customs and preparations made for an African Wedding!

Carling, Amelia Lau. Alfombras de Aserrin. Un Libro Tigrillo, 2005.
J 468 Car
The charming story "Sawdust Carpets" entirely in spanish! This is the story of young girls from a Buddhist family experiencing Holy Week in Antigua for the first time.

Delacre, Lulu, comp. Arrorro, Mi Nino: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games. Lee & Low Books, Inc., 2004.
J 468 Del
Lovely lullabies and poems in both English and Spanish for all to enjoy! This is also a Pura Belpre Honor Book.

Orozco, Jose-Luis, comp. De Colores and Other Latin-American Folk Songs for Children. Dutton Children's Books, 1994.
Illustrated by Elisa Kleven.
J 468 Oro
Wonderful songs with English translations and whimsical illustrations!

Orozco, Jose-Luis, comp. Diez Deditos/Ten Little Fingers and Other Play Rhymes and Action Songs from Latin America. Dutton Children's Books, 1997.
Illustrated by Elisa Kleven.
J 468 Oro
More wonderful songs and finger plays, too!

Orozco, Jose-Luis. Rin, Rin, Rin/Do, Re, Mi. Orchard Books, 2005.
Illustrated by David Diaz.
J 468 Oro
You can sing or read along to this title!

Ramirez, Antonio. Napi. Un Libro Tigrillo, 2004.
Illustrated by Domi.
J 468 Ram
Find out what happens to Napi when he sleeps! Entirely in Spanish.

Boueri, Marijean Moran. Lebanon 1-2-3. PublishingWorks, 2005.
Illustrated by Mona Trad Dabaji.
J 513.2 Bou
Learn about Lebanon, counting and three different languages, English, French and Arabic!

Cave, Kathryn. One Child, One Seed: A South African Counting Book. Henry Holt and Company, 2002.
Photographs by Gisele Wulfsohn.
J 513.2 Cav
Join Nothando as she plants her pumpkin seed and prepares for a feast in this counting book!

Butterworth, Chris. Sea Horse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea. Candlewick Press, 2006.
Illustrated by John Lawrence.
J 597 But
Male seahorses pregnant? Believe it or read this interesting and accesible title about seahorses.

Coren, Stanley. Why Do Dogs Have Wet Noses? Kids Can Press, 2006.
J 636.7 Cor
Ever wonder why your dog's nose is cold and wet? Want to treat him or her to a "pupsicle?"

Tadjo, Veronique, ed. Talking Drums: A Selection of Poems from Africa south of the Sahara. Bloomsbury, 2000.
J 808.81 Tad
Enjoy poetry about the universe, animals, love and celebrations, people, life, death and change, from another continent!

Kyuchukov, Hristo and Ian Hancock. A History of the Romani People. Boyds Mills Press, 2005.
J 909 Kyu
Discover the fascinating history of the largest minority group in Europe.

Ma, Yan. The Diary of Ma Yan: The Struggles and Hopes of a Chinese Schoolgirl. HarperCollins Publishers, 2004.
J 951.05 Ma
Learn about the importance of education and the experience of a young Chinese woman in this courageous title.

Takabayashi, Mari. I Live in Tokyo. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001.
J 952 Tak
Find out something you did not know about Japanese culture in this colorful book.

Heydlauff, Lisa. Going to School in India. Shakti for Children, 2005.
J 954 Hey
Discover the numerous ways in which children learn in India!

Al-Windawi, Thura. Thura's Diary: My Life in Wartime Iraq. Viking, 2004.
J 956.7044 AlW
Read about the war in Iraq from a young woman's perspective in this insightful title.

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