Friday, November 15, 2019

Bryan, Ashley. INFINITE HOPE : A BLACK ARTIST'S JOURNEY FROM WORLD WAR II TO PEACE

Bryan, Ashley. 
INFINITE HOPE : A BLACK ARTIST'S JOURNEY FROM WORLD WAR II TO PEACE
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2019]
IL 5-8
ISBN     9781534404908

You may know Ashley Bryan as an author and illustrator of many children's books. His works have won many awards. But you may not know the man himself. Ashley shares his story of his life during World War II. In 1943, he was drafted into the army. He was surprised at how Blacks were treated in the army. He had never experienced segregation before. But that was the just the beginning of his experience as a soldier in the war.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Robinson, Christian. ANOTHER

Robinson, Christian. 
ANOTHER
New York : Atheneum, 2019
IL K-3
ISBN
9781534421677


A little girl wakes up to find her cat going through the mirror to another world! So, of course, she follows. Everything is upside down and she finds another girl who looks just like her. Explore with her as she investigates her surroundings.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Rubin, Adam. THOSE DARN SQUIRRELS FLY SOUTH

Rubin, Adam. 
THOSE DARN SQUIRRELS FLY SOUTH
Boston : Clarion Books, 2012
IL K-3
ISBN 9780547678238

0547678231

Old Man Fookwire lived at the edge of town all alone. And he was a grumpy old man.  He complained about everything. He spent his time painting the colorful birds in his yard. But he was annoyed when the squirrels would get in the way. When the birds flew away for the winter, the squirrels decide to follow them. Wait, what? How can squirrels fly south?

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Sehgal, Kabir. P IS FOR POPPADOMS : AN INDIAN ALPHABET BOOK


Sehgal, Kabir. 
P IS FOR POPPADOMS : AN INDIAN ALPHABET BOOK
New York : Beach Lane Books, [2019]
IL K-3
ISBN     9781534421721
1534421726

Do you know any words in Hindi? Well, pick up this book to get started. Do you know what they national fruit of India is? It's the aam, which is a mango. Keep reading and make your way to Zaban. This is actually an Urdu word. Learn about theses interesting words as you learn about the fascinating country of India.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Tinari, Leah. THE PRESIDENTS : PORTRAITS OF HISTORY

Tinari, Leah. 
THE PRESIDENTS : PORTRAITS OF HISTORY
New York : Aladdin, [2019]
IL 3-6
ISBN 9781534418578

1534418571
You have probably heard of most of the Presidents of the United States. This book celebrates the presidents and also treats us to facts that we probably don't know.. Like, did you know that George Washington had hound dogs with the names Tipsy, True Love and Sweet Lips? And that Abraham Lincoln was an inventor? He is the only president to hold a patent!

Friday, October 11, 2019

Burleigh, Robert. HI, I'M NORMAN : THE STORY OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATOR NORMAN ROCKWELL

Burleigh, Robert. HI, I'M NORMAN : THE STORY OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATOR NORMAN ROCKWELL
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2019]IL K-3 ISBN 9781442496705 
Norman Rockwell was born in New York City in 1894. As a boy, he wasn't very athletic but he could draw. The other boys loved having him draw on the streets. He left school early and went to art school.  Hoping to be able to make a career in art, he took any job he could get. But that all changed when he sold his first drawing to the Saturday Evening Post.  The Post was perhaps the most popular magazine of the time and getting the cover was an amazing success.  In fact, Norman went on to illustrate 320 covers for the Post.  Find out about this remarkable artist. I just bet you have seen one of his famous drawings.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Rylant, Cynthia. MOTOR MOUSE

Rylant, Cynthia.  
MOTOR MOUSE
New York : Beach Lane Books, 2019
IL K-3
ISBN 
9781481491266

Motor Mouse is a mouse on the move. Today  is Friday and we know that Friday is cake day. All week, Motor Mouse and his friend Tilly do their jobs and look forward to a special treat on Friday. But, what's this? The cake shop is closed! What are they going to do?