Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Children's Literature - New Books

The Library's section of books for children has some wonderful books, titles representing the best in today's literature for children. Some recent arrivals include:

  1. Chester by Melanie Watt. Chester the cat and his red marker hijack this story that was supposed to be about a mouse.

  2. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. With classic watercolor drawings depicting scenery in Paris, a story of a little girl who has to have her appendix removed.

  3. Night of the Moon, by Hena Khan. A story of Ramadan from a child's perspective.

  4. Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf, by Lois Ehlert. A friendship between a yellow maple tree and the child who planted it.

  5. Splish, Splash, Spring by Jan Carr. Spring is sloppy, so raindroppy! A lyrical look at springtime weather.

  6. Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales, by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. A clever re-telling of classic fairy tales.

  7. This is My House, by Richard Scarry. Timeless Richard Scarry illustrations of what makes a house and a home.

  8. Wave by Suzy Lee. A day at the sea, a child plays in the waves. Despite having no words, this book draws a visual picture of waves at the beach.

  9. When Vegetables go Bad! by Don Gillmor & Marie-Louise Gay. A story of what happens when the veggies that Ivy won't eat come back to haunt her.

  10. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, by Verna Aardema. A telling of a amusing African legend about a mosquito and his annoying habits.

Books from the children's literature section can be checked out by any student or staff member, even if you're not enrolled in a Early Childhood class -- share the joy of reading with a child!

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