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Here are some great new books we now have at the library.
Get Out! 150 easy ways for Kids and Grown-ups to Get into Nature and Build a Greener Future Judy Mollan

This pocket-sized book is filled with great ideas for helping your child get outside and enjoy nature while learning how to go green. It doesn’t matter where you live, this book will provide you with lots of fun and doable activities for adults and kids to enjoy. From making bat boxes to recycling shoes, this book can be used by both parents and teachers to instill a love of nature in children and have fun doing it! Best for kids in grades 1-6

The Trouble With Chickens Doreen Cronin

Beloved picture book author, Doreen Cronin (Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type) is back with her first novel for young readers. J.J. Tully a retired search and recue dog living on the farm. His retirement turns out to be not so peaceful after all. He is engaged by an annoying hen to find some missing chicks feared kidnapped. This funny whodunit will appeal to young mystery lovers and they will eagerly await the sequel. Black and white cartoon drawings by illustrator Kevin Cornell add to the book’s charm. This book would make a great read-aloud and will also appeal to reluctant readers. Best for kids in grades 3-5

Great wall of Lucy Wu Wendy Wan-Long Shang
With her sister going off to college, sixth-grader Lucy Wu is finally getting her own room. Or is she? When her father returns from China with her great Aunt, Lucy has a new roommate. And Lucy doesn’t even speak Chinese. Add to that she is being bullied by one of the popular girls at school and sixth grade isn’t shaping up to be a very good year for Lucy. Readers will find Lucy’s struggle to balance her life between two cultures both funny and thought –provoking. Best for grades 4-6

Have You Seen Duck? Janet A. Holmes
This charming picture book tells the story of a little boy and his very favorite toy, Duck. They spend all their time together sharing meals, baths, stories and bedtime. When Duck goes missing, the little boy searches everywhere but no one has seen Duck, not the postman, the bus driver, or the dog next door. Heartbroken the little boy curls up on the couch to snuggle between the cushions and he suddenly finds a surprise. Is it his best friend, Duck? Pre-school

A Nation’s Hope:The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis Matt De La Pena
This beautifully illustrated picture book biography celebrates how sport can bring a nation together. On the eve of World War II, American boxer Joe Louis fought German boxer Max Schmeling. It was more than just a fight o the American people –it was an event that unified the country and bridged the racial divide– as all Americans black and white came together to root for and celebrate Joe Louis’ victory. The book was written for children in grades 1-3, but everyone will enjoy this wonderful portrayal of a slice of American history.


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