Tuesday, January 08, 2008

New Junion Non-Fiction

Humanism, What's That? by Helen Bennett
This volume presents humanism to young adults and holds out the hope and openness of Humanism in a form that can help young people confront Fundamentalist approaches to religion with confidence.

Faces--People, Places, and Cultures
The November, 2007 issue features stories about teens around the world.

The December, 2007 issue features stories about the crafting of the U.S. Constitution.

Crime Scene--Science Fair Projects by Elizabeth Snoke Harris
This fantastic, colorful guide gives you more than 20 incredible activities that will catch a science fair judge's eye and get you the blue ribbon.

The Old Woman and Her Pig retold by Margaret Read MacDonald
Worried that her little boy will be frightened if she fails to return home before dark, the old woman enlists the aid of some passing animals to coax her new pig across the bridge.

Rumpelstiltskin adaptation by Xavier Carrasco
The universally loved story, retold in both Spanish and English, will delight early readers and older learners alike.

Fiesta Fiasco by Ann Whitford Paul
When shopping for Gulebra's birthday, Conejo convinces his friends Iguana and Tortuga to buy all the worong presents. There's a fiasco in the making in this spirited and comical story about learning how to be a good amigo. A glossary of Spanish words is included.

Monica and Quico's Marble/La canica de Monica y Quico
One of eighteen in the bilingual collection of Stories for Reinforcing Reading and Writing, it includes exercises which relate to reading comprehension and pronunciation.

The Three Little Sheep/Dibe' Yazhi Taa'go Baa Hane' by Serphine G. Yazzie
When three little sheep set out to begin life on their own they must develop stratagems to escape the cunning and tricks of the hungry coyote.

Tatanka and the Lakota People: a creation story illustrated by Donald F. Montileaux.
After the Great Spirits created the world, the Trickster fooled the Buffalo Nation into leaving the Undersworld. They became the Ordinary People and needed help to survive. Tatanka, the holy man, turned himself into a Buffalo and sacrificied his powers for the people.

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