Thursday, November 6, 2008

New Children's Books

Turtle's Penguin Day - Valeri Gorbachev
After hearing a bedtime story about penguins, Turtle dresses as a penguin for school and soon the entire class is having a penguin day.

Miracles of the Bible - Josh Hanft
Retelling of Bible stories including Moses, Jonah, Sarah, Daniel and others on fold-out pages.

Humpty-Dumpty Climbs Again - Dave Horowitz
Humpty Dumpty has not climbed a single wall since his great fall, despite the urging of friends and teasing of others, but when one of the king's horses is stuck he finds the courage--and the proper climbing equipment--to help out.

South - Patrick McDonnell
Mooch the cat helps a lonely bird find its flock, which has flown south for the winter.

Horse Song: The Naadam of Mongolia - Ted and Betsy Lewin
Ted and Betsy Lewin describe the landscapes, people, and activities they encounter during a trip to Mongolia for Naadam, the annual summer festival where child jockeys ride half-wild horses for miles across the Mongolian steppe.

How to Heal a Broken Wing - Bob Graham
When Will finds a bird with a broken wing, he takes it home and cares for it, hoping in time it will be able to return to the sky.

The Day Leo Said I Hate You - Robie H. Harris
Leo, upset that he has been hearing the word "no" all day, lets three words slip out that he wishes he could take back.

The Best Vacation Ever
- Stuart J. Murphy
A young girl uses data-collecting and problem-solving skills to determine where her family should go for a vacation.

Ghosts in the House! - Kazuno Kohara
Tired of living in a haunted house, a young witch captures, washes, and turns her pesky ghosts into curtains and a tablecloth.

Runny Babbit
- Shel Silverstein
Runny Babbit lent to wunch And heard the saitress way, "We have some lovely stabbit rew -- Our Special for today." From the legendary creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and The Giving Tree comes an unforgettable new character in children's literature. Welcome to the world of Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own. So if you say, "Let's bead a rook That's billy as can se," You're talkin' Runny Babbit talk, Just like mim and he.

The Grasshopper's Song: An Aesop's Fable Revisited - Nikki Giovanni
Angry that his singing is unappreciated by the Ants who relied on his music to make their summer work easier, Jimmy Grasshopper decides to sue them for lacking respect and not acknowledging his usefulness in their lives.

Hansel and Gretel - Michael Morpurgo
When they are left in the woods by their parents, Hansel and Gretel find their way home despite an encounter with a wicked witch.

Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails: Patterns and Shapes - Naturally! - Betsy Franco
Rhyming text and illustrations depict the science and geometrical patterns of various animals, such as starfish, peacocks, diamondback snakes, and spiders.

Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren, illustrated by Lauren Child
Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village.

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