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Friday, July 1, 2011

Time For New Books!

We just got some new books today! Here are some of my favorites.

Are You Awake? by Sophie Blackwell
Edward just can't sleep which causes a long night for his mother. Asking his mom if she's awake, she answers no. "Why not?" he asks. "Because it's still nighttime," she answers. This story contiues in this vein until finally they've stayed awake almost long enough to see the sun. Parents with non-sleepy children will sympathize with Edward's mom. (JE Bla)

How to Hug by Maryann Macdonald
Do you know how to hug? This book introduces lots of different types of hugs. The colorful pastel illustrations with children and animals show how much fun hugging can be. (JE Mac)

Back of the Bus by Aaron Reynolds
This is the story of Rosa Parks, told from the point of view of a young boy. He and his mother are riding at the back of the bus one day when it comes to a stop. While he doesn't understand what's going on, he realizes something bad is happening. This is a simple introduction to Rosa Parks. (JE Rey)

Mirror Mirror by Marilyn Singer
Fans of fairy tales will enjoy this clever book of poetry. As the title suggests, each page contains two poems which are mirror images of each other. It's amazing how wording affects the meaning of a story and shows that there really are two sides to every story! (J 811.54 Sin)

Remember to ask the Children's Librarian for the exact location of these books!

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