Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New YA Books

Borrowed Names : Poems about Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C. J. Walker, Marie Curie, and Their Daughters - Jeannine Atkins
A collection of poems that retell the histories of author Laura Ingalls Wilder, cosmetics entrepreneur Madam C. J. Walker, and Nobel Prize-winning scientist Marie Curie and their daughters.

Out of My Mind - Sharon Draper
Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

Twilight Land - Howard Pyle
The storyteller finds himself in Twilight Land at the Inn of the Sign of Mother Goose where well-known characters from fairyland are gathered and each one tells a story.

The Princess and the Goblin - George MacDonald
A little princess is protected by her friend Curdie and her newly-discovered great-great-grandmother from the goblin miners who live in caves beneath the royal castle.

Five Children and It - E. Nesbit
When four brothers and sisters discover a Psammead, or sand-fairy, in the gravel pit near the country house where they are staying, they have no way of knowing all the adventures its wish-granting will bring them.

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