Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Stefoff, Rebecca. CHARLES DARWIN'S ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES

Stefoff, Rebecca.
CHARLES DARWIN'S ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2018
IL 5-8
ISBN 9781481462495

When Darwin's Origin of Species was published in 1859,  it shook the scientific world. Darwin introduced the theory of evolution. Darwin believed in the idea of natural selection. He hypothesized that only the strongest of animals survived and that they passed down traits to their young that helped them survive. In this way, species changed in order to survive changing environments. His theories were very controversial. As a matter of fact, they still are. But his theory is still very important even over 150 years on. 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Odanska Barbara. CONSTRUCTION CAT

Odanska Barbara.
CONSTRUCTION CAT
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2018
IL K-3
ISBN 9781481490948

Construction Cat wakes up and gets ready for her day. She says goodbye to her family and is off to work. Join Construction Cat as she works during the day. She is very good at her job and she enjoys her day.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Montgomery, Sy. INKY'S AMAZING ESCAPE : HOW A VERY SMART OCTOPUS FOUND HIS WAY HOME

Montgomery, Sy.
INKY'S AMAZING ESCAPE : HOW A VERY SMART OCTOPUS FOUND HIS WAY HOME
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018
IL K-3
ISBN
9781534401914


Have you ever seen an octopus? They are very interesting looking. This is a story based on a real life story.  Inky was living in the Pacific Ocean enjoying everything around him. He was a very curious octopus and loved to squeeze into places. One day he found a box with a lobster in it. He loved lobsters so he squeezed in and ate the lobster. But, he was in a lobster trap and was pulled onto a boat. The fisherman who caught Inky saw that he had been hurt so decided to bring him to an aquarium to be helped. This is Inky's story about his life in and out of the aquarium.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Holm, Jennifer L. THE THIRD MUSHROOM

Holm, Jennifer L.
THE THIRD MUSHROOM
New York : Random House, 2018
IL 3-6, RL 5.3
ISBN 
978-1-52471-980-7


Ellie's grandfather is back for a visit. He is a genius in the body of a 14 year old boy but the personality of a grumpy old man. And he is back in Ellie's life. Her family and her best friend Raj are the only ones who know about what has happened to Melvin. Ellie is so happy to have him around. They even go to school together. When they find out about the upcoming science fair, they work together. Neither can even expect the results that they will find.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

DePaola, Tomie. QUIET

DePaola, Tomie.
QUIET
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018
IL K-3
ISBN
9781481477543

Do you think that sometimes the world is just too noisy? There are people talking and laughing. The tv is playing. There are videos to watch and everything is just too noisy. What happens when a grandfather and his grandchildren decide to experience quiet?

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Barton, Chris. WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A VOICE LIKE THAT? : THE STORY OF EXTRAORDINARY CONGRESSWOMAN BARBARA JORDAN

Barton, Chris.
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A VOICE LIKE THAT? : THE STORY OF EXTRAORDINARY CONGRESSWOMAN BARBARA JORDAN
New York : Beach Lane Books, 2018
IL K-3
ISBN 9781481465618


Barbara Jordan was a powerful force. Born in Houston,Texas, it was obvious as a young girl that she had a powerful voice and the ideas to match it. At one point, she thought she would be a pastor and preach the word of God. But as she grew up, she saw that there was work to be done here. And she decided that the best way to get things done was through politics. But was that the right road for her?

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Miedoso, Andres. SCARY LIBRARY SHUSHER

Miedoso, Andres.
SCARY LIBRARY SHUSHER
New York : Little Simon, 2018
IL K-3
IL 
9781534426924

Andres loves libraries but when he learns that the library in his new town is haunted, he is not that anxious to visit it. But a school assignment send Andres and his friend Desmond to the library to research the history of the library. Desmond just loves libraries and is hoping to find one in the library. The boys split up to look around the library, and Andres feels someone watching him. And then he sees her. She has to be a ghost and she is shushing Andres when he tries to call for Desmond. Is this a real ghost?