Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New Children's Books

Bones - Steve Jenkins
A guide to human and animal skeletons provides informative comparisons while sharing such facts as the number of bones in the human body and the ways that skeletal structures work.

Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! - Grace Lin
Ling and Ting are identical twins that people think are exactly the same, but time and again they prove to be different.

The Nativity: from the Gosepls of Matthew and Luke - Ruth Sanderson
Selections from the gospels of Matthew and Luke that tell of the birth of Christ.

Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy - Denise Fleming
Depicts a number of animal babies sleeping as a mother puts her own baby to bed.

Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring - Jan Greenberg
Tells the story behind the creation of "Appalachian Spring," describing Aaron Copland's composition, Martha Graham's intense choreography and Isamu Noguchi's set design.

Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot - Sy Montgomery
On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last 91 kakapo parrots on earth. Originally this bird numbered in the millions before humans brought predators to the islands. Now on the isolated island refuge, a team of scientists is trying to restore the kakapo population.

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