Sunday, August 12, 2018

Weatherford, Carole Boston. BE A KING : DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'S DREAM AND YOU

Weatherford, Carole Boston.  
BE A KING : DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'S DREAM AND YOU
New York : Bloomsbury, 2018
IL K-3, RL 1.7
ISBN 978-0-8027-2368-0 

You have probably heard Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I have a dream" speech. He dreamt of equality. When there was no walls between the races. Where children of any color or creed could work together to make the world a better place. Can you be like that? Can you work towards equality? Can you be a King?




You can be a King. Stamp out hatred. Put your foot down and walk tall.

You can be a King. Beat the drum for justice. March to your own conscience.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Wilson, Jamia. YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK : MEET 52 BLACK HEROES FROM PAST AND PRESENT

Wilson, Jamia. 
YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK : MEET 52 BLACK HEROES FROM PAST AND PRESENT
New York : Wide Eyed Editions, 2018
IL 3-6, RL 8.9
ISBN
978-1-78603-158-7



 “All children deserve to see themselves represented positively in stories. That’s why we’re highlighting the talent and contributions of black changemakers from around the world—for readers of all backgrounds to discover”



This book introduces us to 52 people from the past through today. Some of these people are well known but other may be new to you.  They are scientists, inventors, artists, singers and athletes. And they all have made a difference in the world.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Ness, Patrick. THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE


Ness, Patrick.  
THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE
New York : HarperTeen, 2017
IL YA
ISBN
978-0-06-240316-2

Mikey and his friends just want to get through the next few weeks.  Prom and graduation and then off to college. But things are happening in the town that are going unnoticed by many. If you aren't the Chosen One, it's easy to ignore things. But the Indie kids are there to help. All Mikey wants to do is go out with Henna. The story is told in separate narratives -- one about the Indie kids and the coming of the Immortal Ones. And then the rest of the kids who just live there.


Thursday, August 09, 2018

DiPucchio, Kelly. SUPER MANNY CLEANS UP!

DiPucchio, Kelly.
SUPER MANNY CLEANS UP!
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2018
IL K-3, RL 3.3
ISBN
978-1-48145-962-4

Every weekend, Manny and Gertie put on their capes and saved the planet from danger. They tame the giant lions at the library. They fight the fierce veggie monsters. And they even calm the giant yeti. But when they see the turtle caught up in plastic, they decide to change their game. How can they really save the world from danger?

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Florian, Douglas. FRIENDS AND FOES : POEMS ABOUT US ALL

Florian, Douglas.
FRIENDS AND FOES : POEMS ABOUT US ALL
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018
IL K-3
ISBN
9781442487956
"What are best friends for/For sharing/For caring/For giving/Forgiving."  


Do you have a good friend?  What about someone you don't like? You may find a poem here that shows just how you feel.

Friday, August 03, 2018

Hellman, Blake Lilane. SOMETHING SMELLS

Hellman, Blake Lilane.
SOMETHING SMELLS
New York : Simon & Schuseter, 2018
IL K-3
ISBN 978-1-48148-864-8


When he wakes up in the morning, Elliot smells the most terrible smell.  Where can that awful smell be coming from? His pets? His Dad? The baby?  No, they all smell fine.  It takes awhile but Elliot finally figures out where the smell is coming from. Can you figure it out?

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Night, P. J. TRUTH OR DARE

Night, P. J.
TRUTH OR DARE
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2018
IL 3-6
ISBN
978-1-53441-657-4

The party is going to be so much fun. Abby, Leah, Chloe and Nora plan to have a great night -- complete with a game of Truth or Dare. The girls settle in and dig into the snacks and then the game begins.  Abby is already a bit freaked out since she thought someone was watching them from the woods. But she tires to ignore the creepy feeling.  When it is her turn for the game, she chooses truth and soon wishes she didn't. She has to tell the girls who she has a crush on.  That's when then the text comes. "Leave him alone. He's mine!!! Don't make me tell you twice!"