Thursday, October 27, 2011

More New Books

The Dumpster Diver
E Wong

I love books that make me want to run out and create something, and this is definitely one of them!

Zach Hunter: Modern-Day Abolitionist

J B Hunter

And then there are the ones that inspire us to  go out and do something to help others. This is the newest in a really great series of biographies, all about real kids making a difference in some way.

How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous

J 393 BRAG

Christopher Columbus: Death by Dirt. Marie Curie: You Glow, Girl. If I didn't already have so much on my TBR list, you would have to wait - but, I'm swamped, so it's on the shelf now!

In a very strange coincidence, we have two new books about a subject I have never before seen in a children's book:

Stand Straight, Ella Kate: The True Story of a Real Giant

J B Ewing


Tall Story

J Reality Gour

are both based on the true story of people afflicted with gigantism - a condition that happens when pressure, from a tumor for example, is put on the gland that releases growth hormone, causing it to go into overdrive. The first is a picture book, the second a chapter book. Very different books, but I enjoyed both thoroughly.

Finally, we have:

V is for Von Trapp: A Musical Family Alphabet

J 943.6 Ande (We went around and around on where to put this - biographies or music made sense subject-wise, but would it be checked out there? We finally settled on Austria for now.)

I have been fascinated by the real Maria von Trapp since coming across an autobiography of hers in high school. What an incredible life! This picture book gives a brief but well-rounded overview of some of the things she did besides spinning around singing in the Alps (which she did do, but please don't assume the rest of the movie was entirely accurate!)

All of these are on the new shelves now!

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