Wednesday, January 09, 2008

New Junior Non-Fiction

Where Do Chicks Come From? by Amy E. Sklansky
This Stage 1 book explains simple science concepts. Preschoolers and kindergarteners can read and learn how chicks develop, how they get the food they need to grow, and how a mother hen helps keep them safe in this simple introduction to the life cycle of a baby chick.

Let's Take Care Of Our New Dog by Nuria Roca & Rosa M. Curto
Miranda and her brother Mark adopt a puppy, and during the first few weeks, they discover the joys of feeding, training, walking, veterinary care, and playing with the newest member of their family! Dog-related activites and practical guidelines from a veterinarian are included.

Another Book About Design: Complicated Doesn't Make It Bad by Mark Gonyea
In superheroic form, the author demonstrates that the beauty of "complicated" can be found in its underlying simplicity. Easy to understand, this book breaks down more design concepts and makes it possible for anyone to see through the eyes of a graphic designer.

Gifts For Kids To Make by Cheryl Owen
Stimulate your child's creative talent and imagination with more than fifty gift ideas that are fun to make and a pleasure to receive. Great ideas, suitable for three to ten year-olds, including handmade cards, fragrant gifts and edible presents.

Crafts For Hanukkah by Kathy Ross
Colorful step-by-step illustrations help turn inexpensive and readily available materials into easy-to-make gifts, games, and decorations that will add a youngster's special touch to this bright season.

The Cardboard Box Book by Danny, Jake, and Niall Walsh
Think outside the box. And inside it, too. And underneath, and on top....Fun is the object of this book! With a couple of cardboard boxes, some tape, scissors, and a few other things, you can make loads of toys and games. There are 25 easy, and inexpensive ideas for projects--the only limit is your imagination!

Gold Medal For Weird by Kevin Sylvester
We hear plenty about the super-athletes who come home loaded with medals. But what about the others--the incompetent, the cheaters and the just plain goofy? Well, here they are, parading their shortcomings in public and winning a Gold Medal for Weird.

Nibble Nibble by Margaret Wise Brown
Five delightful poems capture the simple eloquence of the natural world and illuminate the whimsy of bunnies at play.

Shouts! Little Poems That Roar by Brod Bagert
What do Snack Time, the Little Dipper, and a Big Fat Hen have in common? They're all little poems with a whole lot to say.

Mites to Mastodons by Maxine Kumin
Original poetry and art combine to make us marvel at the animals in this book as they inspire our imagination.

Yellow Elephant by Julie Larios
In this bright bestiary, poet Julie Larious and painter Julie Paschkis color a menagerie of animals in brilliantly unexpected hues--encouraging us to see the familiar in surprising new ways.

Big Is Big (and little, little) by J. Patrick Lewis
In this book of contrasts, learn the difference between short and tall, hot and cold, front and back. There's no better place to find out than in the animal world.

Tap Dancing On The Roof by Linda Sue Park
This book presents Sijo, a traditional Korean form of poetry. Each line in sijo has a special purpose. The third line always contains some kind of twist--humor or irony, an unexpected image, a pun, or a play on words. Sounds like fun. It is!

The Snack Smasher by Andrea Perry
Mischievous creatures are exposed who are out to wreak havoc in kids' lives. Just in time, too--the Wicked Waitress, the Locker Destroyer, and the Ink Drinkers are all eagerly waiting to strike!

If by Rudyard Kipling
What makes a boy into a man? For more than one hundred years, this classic poem has inspired readers to reach for the best in themselves. In pictures and words, here's what every boy needs to know most.

The December, 2007 issue features travel around the world to 26 amazing places.

The October, 2007 issue features stories about the real India.

The Picture Book of Samuel Adams by David A. Adler and Michael S. Adler
In this story of Samual Adams, an American patriot and a founder of the United States, the authors offer a compelling hero for young readers--a man passionate about freedom and determined to make a difference.

Different Like Coco by Elizabeth Matthews
This chic picture-book presents a lively and inspiring look at CoCo Chanel, a role model for people everywhere who dare to embrace their uniqueness and to dream big. With a talent for sewing and a creative mind, she began inventing clothing that suited her and a new generation of independent working women.

Victor Frankl by Anna S. Redsand
This rich and compelling biography, illustrated with powerful images of the Holocaust, chronicles the incredible and inspiring story of one man's struggles and, ultimately, success in forging a life worth living.

A Picture Book Of John Hancock by David A. Adler and Michael S. Adler
In this book the authors capture the life of John Hancock, a founding father who was devoted to liberty and to serving the nation he had helped start.

M.L.K. Journey Of A King by Tonya Bolden
Through photographs and the stirring lively text, young readers are introduced to the human being behind the icon. In this book, readers have the chance to see the world through Martin Luther King's eyes, presenting a fresh, moving perspective to a familiar historical figure.

The November, 2007 issue features the many faces of George Washington.

Red, White, Blue, and Uncle Who? by Teresa Bateman
This witty and intriguing book looks at seventeen well-loved patriotic symbols and examines how they came to represent America.

Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself by Carmella Van Vleet
Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating more than 25 hands-on projects. Each project is combined with historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and trivia, giving kids a first-hand look at daily life in ancient Egypt.

The October, 2007 issue features the birth of New York, the Dutch in America.

Our Liberty Bell by Henry Jonas Magaziner
This text pays homage to one of our country's finest treasures. Here is the story of the Liberty Bell, from its humble beginnings to its prominence as a lasting symbol of American freedom.

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