Thursday, September 25, 2008

New Children's Books

My Dad, John McCain - Meghan McCain
This picture book biography, written with great love and insight by his oldest daughter, writer Meghan McCain, shows us the public John McCain and the personal John McCain in a way we've never seen before--making this American hero come to life before young eyes.

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope - Nikki Grimes
Full-color illustrations and easy-to-follow text presents a narrative description of the life of politician Barack Obama, beginning with his childhood in Hawaii, his family, his education, and professional achievements.

Mail Harry to the Moon - Robie H. Harris
Harry's older brother, unhappy that the new baby seems to have taken over, dreams up imaginative ways to get rid of him.

.S. Navy Alphabet Book - Sammie Garnett
An alphabet book describing the personnel, ships, equipment, weapons, and history of the United States Navy.

Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak - Kay Winters
Kay Winters' poems in the voices of different colonists, enhanced by historical notes, provide a glimpse into life in colonial times and the dramatic events of a famous rebellion.

Madeline and the Cats of Rome - John Bemelmans Marciano
The orphan Madeline catches a thief and makes a friend in Rome.

Duel!: Burr and Hamilton's Deadly War of Words - Dennis Brindell Fradin
In the early morning hours of July 11, 1804, two men stood facing each other on a New Jersey cliff side. One was the U.S. vice president, Aaron Burr, and the other was Alexander Hamilton, the secretary of the treasury. They were ready to fight to the death for honor.

Sisters & Brothers: Sibling Relationships in the Animal World - Steve Jenkins
An illustrated picture book that investigates sibling relationships within the animal kingdom.

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