Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Books!

Kakapo Rescue -On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last 91 kakapo parrots on earth. Originally this bird numbered in the millions before humans brought predators to the islands. Now on the isolated island refuge, a team of scientists is trying to restore the kakapo population.

Bulu African Wonder Dog - Discusses how Bulu, a Jack Russell terrier born on a crocodile farm in Zambia, became a foster parent for orphaned baby animals after being adopted by Anna and Steve Tolan, former police officers who left England to live in the African bush.

Emma's Poem - The story of Emma Lazarus, who, despite her life of privilege, became a tireless advocate for the immigrants who arrived in New York City in the 1880s and wrote a famous poem for the Statue of Liberty.

The Hive Detective - Bees don't just produce honey. Your food supply depends on them. Apiarist Dave Hackenberg's bees have a busy travel schedule, pollinating around the United States from February to July. So when Dave inspected four hundred of his hives and found that the bees had simply vanished, a dream team of bee scientists got to work.

Candy Bomber - World War II was over, and Berlin was in ruins. US Air Force Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen knew the children of the city were suffering. They were hungry and afraid. The young pilot wanted to help, but what could one man in one plane do?

Day of the Dead - The Day of the Dead is an important celebration in Latin American culture. Readers will learn about the history and the colorful and endearing traditions that take place to honor loved ones who have passed away.

Pop! the Invention of Bubble Gum -Full of fun historical facts, this book is the true story of how bubble gum was invented.

Bible Devotions for Bedtime - Going a step beyond Bible stories, this fun devotional book challenges children ages five to eight to stop and think about the meaning of each account. More than five dozen devotions are drawn from the breadth of Scripture-from the Creation to Revelation-and are brightly illustrated, in full color, for young readers' pleasure. Bible Devotions for Bedtime is perfect for parents wanting to spend spiritual "quality time" with their kids-especially at this incredibly affordable price! It's an ideal follow up to Barbour's Bible Stories for Bedtime.

100 Favorite Bible Stories - 100 Bible Stories will soon be hidden in your child's heart and bursting out in song. From Genesis and Revelation to Psalms, Proverbs, and Jesus' parables, children will read their favorite Bible story and sing their favorite Bible song. Bible truths and Life Action Applications will help your child take these Biblical teachings to heart. 100 kid-friendly Bible stories, with adorable illustrations, are paired with two awesome CDs filled with 100 new arrangements of more than two hours of favorite songs, hymns, and spirituals. It's a unique experience the whole family will enjoy.

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