Monday, December 15, 2008

New Non-Fiction- find them on the blue bug shelf!

Going Green-
Includes bibliographical references (p. 48) and index.
What does going green mean? -- Global energies -- Fossil fuels and pollution -- Greenhouse gases -- Solar power -- Wind power -- Water works! -- Hydrogen power -- Geothermal energy -- Biomass -- Making a difference -- Conserving energy -- The three R's.

The Jonas Brothers-
Includes bibliographical references (p. 29-30), discography (p. 29), filmography (p. 29) and index.
A scary discovery -- From New Jersey to Broadway -- Disney comes calling -- Superstars! -- A bright future.

Afghanistan Countries in Crisis-
Includes bibliographical references and index.
War zone -- Crossroads of Asia -- Independence and struggles -- The Soviets arrive -- Life under the Taliban -- The violence continues.

My Parents' Divorce -Case studies and helpful advice for kids whose parents are getting divorced.

Owning a Pet Cat - Owning a Pet: Cat tells you everything you need to know about responsible cat ownership. The books are full of essential information, including useful tips and key facts. These will help you to provide the very best pet care and to build a stronger, longer-lasting relationship with your pet.

Understanding Global Warming -
It's a fact: Earth is warming up. Scientists have learned that air pollution and other human actions are causing Earth to heat up at an alarming rate. They call this heating global warming. All over the planet, towering glaciers are melting and shrinking. Sea level is rising, threatening to put coastal lands underwater. Earth's delicate balance of plants and animals is in danger. We must join together in the quest to slow and prevent global warming. With engaging text and eye-catching images-plus a special Going Green section-this book tells you all about global warming and what you can do to prevent it.

Jeff Gordon - Jeff Gordon knows what it takes to win a Cup championship. With multiple Cup titles, it's no wonder he's known as the Rainbow Warrior. Find out how Jeff got his start in the world of NASCAR .

Chris Rock -
Chris Rock has never been afraid to speak his mind-no matter whom he might offend. For years, his comedy was for adults only. That changed with the success of the TV series Everybody Hates Chris and a string of hit animated films. Rock proved he can make any audience laugh-young or old. It's no wonder he's often called the funniest man in America.

John McCain- A third generation military man, John Sidney McCain III was groomed his entire life to join his father and grandfather as a highly decorated member of the U.S. Navy. Despite a quick temper and a wild, rebellious streak, McCain graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and soon found himself flying daredevil bombing missions over Vietnam. But his promising military career, and his life, took a sharp turn when he was shot down over the city of Hanoi, and he spent six years in a prisoner-of-war camp, where he was frequently tortured and locked in solitary confinement.

Arnold Schwarzenegger- Arnold Schwarzenegger was only fifteen years old when he made up his mind: "I wanted to do something special," he said, "to be recognized as the best." Schwarzenegger set his sights on becoming the top bodybuilder in the world, and after that-a rich and famous movie star. He never doubted his ability to reach his goals. In 2003, the popular action hero aimed his ambition and energy in another direction: politics. As governor of the richest and most populous state in the country, Schwarzenegger has faced his biggest challenges yet.

Miley Cyrus -
High interest-low vocabulary books.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 29-30), discography (p. 28), filmography (p. 28) and index.
Big break -- Smiley Miley -- Young Lucille Ball -- Hannah Montana -- Best friends

Hillary Clinton - The United States may be closer than ever to getting its first woman president. Yet even as women's status in society has risen, many still are not comfortable with the idea of a woman behind the desk in the Oval Office. Hillary Clinton knows she is fighting that gender bias, along with many other perceived negatives. True to her nature, she continues to battle. If Hillary Clinton prevails and is elected president, it will be one of the most significant moments in the history of the United States.

Hilary Duff- Hilary Duff got her big break as the star of the Lizzie McGuire series. She went on to act in movies, including The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Cheaper by the Dozen, and The Perfect Man. She has recorded several CDs, including Most Wanted, which was a number one album for two weeks. Successful in television, movies, and music, Hilary Duff is one of the rising superstars of entertainment.

Cicadas- Simple text accompanied by full-color photographs give an upclose look at cicadas. Intended for kindergarten through third grade students.

Apple Harvest - Simple text and photographs present an apple harvest in the fall.

Two Bobbies- Bobbi (the dog) and Bob Cat are the best of friends. When their hometown of New Orleans was struck by Hurricane Katrina, many lost everything. Bobbi and Bob Cat only survived by staying together. This is the story of their remarkable friendship.

New York Times v. Sullivan-This landmark Supreme Court Case of 1964 reinforced the freedom of the press guaranteed by the First Amendment. Mr. L.B. Sullivan was a public official in Montgomery, Alabama, who claimed he had been libeled by an advertisement in the New York Times. The ad questioned police handling of civil rights issues, and as the man in charge of the police force, Sullivan claimed the ad hurt his reputation. The Court affirmed the newspaper's right to print material that it believed to be true, regardless of whether or not it was hurtful to a public official.

What Happens at a Crayon Factory? - What Happens at a Crayon Factory?: Join Buddy, every first-grader's favorite Weekly Reader pal, as he goes behind the scenes at interesting real-life places where people do interesting real-life work. What Happens at a Crayon Factory? takes readers inside a real factory to see how crayons are made.

No comments: