Wednesday, October 17, 2007

New Junior Non-Fiction

Moses by Margaret Hodges
Retells the story of Moses, from his birth and trip in a boat of bulrushes to his bringing of the the Ten Commandments down from Mount Sinai.

Saints Among The Animals by Cynthia Zarin
What do a watchful fly and a weight-bearing whale havine in common? In these stories, the commonality of all living thins is luminously celebrated.

Celebrate Diwali by Deborah Heiligman
Readers will learn about Diwali, a holiday celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains in all corners of the globe. This holiday is alive with dazzling lights, fireworks and sweets.

Six Swans retold by Christine San Jose'
A king's daughter undertakes a difficult task to rescue her six brothers from the enchantment imposed on them by their wicked stepmother.

Spirits Dark and Light by Tim Tingle
In this collection, Choctaw storyteller, Tim Tingle, draws from the rich heritage of the Five Civilized Tribes--the Creek, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Seminole nations--and brings tales from the spirit world into our world.

The Hare And The Tortoise And Other Fables Of La Fontaine translated by Ranjit Bolt
Award-winning translator Ranjit Bolt has chosen the best of La Fontain's fables, presenting each in lyrical, witty and lighthearted verse.

Questionable Creatures-A Bestiary by Pauline Baynes
The author revives 20 medieval and mischievous beasts, basing her tongue-in-cheek descriptions on various English bestiaries. Her recreations--from phoenix to manticore, from bonnacon to yale--hop, swoop, and gallop through the pages in antique splendor.

Ox, House, Stick: The History of our Alphabet by Don Robb
With witty collage illustrations and clear, concise prose, this book describes the development of our Roman alphabet from ancient times to the present day. You'll never look at ABC the same way again!

Sports Science by Shar Levine & Leslie Johnstone
Why are tennis balls fuzzy? When should you shoot for the basket? Why are so many professional athletes left-handed? Learn the explanations of these and plenty of other sports phenomena by trying dozens of awesome sciene experiements.

It's Probably Penny by Loreen Leedy
The concept of probability is introduced and made fun and accessible to children.

A Mother's Journey by Sandrea Markle
A mother emperor penguin is chared with a special duty: to bring food to her newborn chick. While the father penguin incubates the egg, the mother must trek far across the ice to bring back the food her baby desperately needs.

Saving The Buffalo by Albert Marrin
This presents the story of how this remarkable animal, the buffalo, reached the brink of extinction within a century and how, through the efforts of the early conservationist movement, it was saved.

Ultimate Building Book by Steven Caney
Packed inside this wonderfully comprehensive exploration of design, construction, and invention is everything you'd ever want to know about different types of structures and how they are built.

Dogs And Cats by Steve Jenkins
Did you know that some cats can get sunburn or that a dog "sees" the world with its nose? Learn more about our longtime companions and amazing animals, dogs and cats.

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