Saturday, March 13, 2010

New non-fiction titles now available

The Little Red Elf by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
This is a different version of The Little Red Hen that is set at the North Pole. A little elf asks the penguin, the hare, and the reindeer for help. They do not assist her with any of the work. But when it comes time to open presents they sure want to help with that. What will the presents be?

Tyrannosaurus Math by Michelle Markel
What a great math book! When a baby dinosaur cracks out of his shell, he starts counting right away so his mother names him Tyrannosaurus Math. He does all kinds of math calculations through the book. A very clever book!

The Day-Glo Brothers by Christ Barton
This is the true story of Bob and Joe Switzer who created colors that glow. The front of the book even has the bright colors and it looks like the words are glowing.

The Rainforest Grew All Around by Susan K. Mitchell
This Young Hoosier Book Nominee is an adaption of the song The Green Grass Grew All Around that teaches about the rainforest.

About Penguins by Cathryn Sill
This is a very informative book about the seventeen different kinds of penguins. This is very appropiate for small children.

Dewey There's a Cat in the Library by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter
This is a delightful children's version of Dewey based on the true story about a kitten that is left in the book return at a library.

Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry by Jack Prelutsky
This Young Hoosier Book Nominee teaches children (and adults) about how to write a poem. This is a very comical book.

The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes
This is a book that recounts the poem by Langston Hughes that captures the strength and courage of black people in America.

All Stations! Distress! by Don Brown
This book is about the sinking of the Titanic.

Down the Colorado by Deborah Kogan Ray
This Young Hoosier Book Nominee tells the story of John Wesley Powell, who lead the first scientific expedition down the Colorado River.

Sasha and Malia Obama by Sarah Tieck
This book tells about the lives of Sasha and Malia.

Battling in the Pacific by Susan Provost Beller
This Young Hoosier Book Nominee teaches about soldiering during World War II.

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