Monday, May 10, 2010

New books at PCL

Here are some new titles to enjoy during Children's Book Week:
Picture books:
Push Button by Aliki.  A little boy loves to push all kinds of buttons until he hurts his finger and finds  other kinds of fun. Aliki's clear colorful drawings make this book easy to enjoy.

Pigs to the Rescue by John Himmelman.  The pigs want to help with everything on the farm much to the farm family's dismay.  The last page is the funniest page in the book.

Juvenile fiction: (grades 3 through 7)
Griff Carver, Hallway Patrol by Jim Krieg.  Griff Carver is the only safety monitor who has ever been expelled from school in the line of duty.  This is a seventh-grader who takes his job seriously. (grades 5 and up)

Zebrafish by Sharon Emerson.  Actually the whole title is Peter H. Reynolds and Fablevision present Zebrafish.  Vita starts a band at her new school even though none of the members can play instruments.  The band is called Zebrafish, in this colorful graphic novel about making new friends and making a difference.  (grades 3 and up)

Juvenile Non-Fiction
If Stones Could Speak :unlocking the secrets of Stonehenge by Marc Aronson.  Wonderful photos, charts and maps tell the story of the ongoing effort to understand the huge stones of Stonehenge.  (grades 5 and up)

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