Tuesday, January 31, 2006

George Did It by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain

I’m sure you know that George Washington was America’s first president, but did you know that he didn’t want the job? He had helped America win the war, and now he wanted to be with his wife and tend his farm. Another big reason he didn’t want to be president- he was NERVOUS that he wouldn’t be good at! Find out how an ordinary American citizen stepped up when his country needed him and did great things.
Recommended for Grades K-6

Sunday, January 29, 2006

The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey by Louise Borden
When World War II started the Reys were living in Paris and working on a book about a monkey named Fifi. But Paris was not safe when the Germans arrived. Because they were Jewish, the Germans probably would sent them to a concentration camp and because they were German, some of the French villagers were afraid they were spies. So the Reys, decided to leave for Rio and then America but thousands of other people were trying to get away from the Germans too and the only way out was by bicycle.
Read this book for adventure, history and to learn more about everybody's favorite monkey, Curious George. All Ages

Saturday, January 28, 2006

The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin

This sweet, semi-autobiographical novel tells familiar stories of the school play, the science fair, and making new friends through the eyes of a Taiwanese-American girl who is also trying to balance out those two parts of her identity. Good for kids in grades 3-5.