Noisy Bird Sing-Along by John Himmelman
Connect kids with nature and get in tune with the noises and calls generated by various birds. This is sure to make readers and listeners hoot with laughter! This is not only a fun story, but it is also a great introduction for young children to informational books and to develop their active listening skills. Appropriate for children ages 4+
Noisy Bird Sing-Along by John Himmelman
With a team composed of mice brothers, Eeny, Meeny, Miney, and Mo, little sister Flo feels compelled to give them a hand in their search to catch a tiger by a toe. Molk has a fresh, engaging, and clever spin on this classic nursery rhyme that is full of humor, sibling escapades, and action. Appropriate for children ages 3+
Cast Off by Eve Yohalem
Avid fans of authentic historical adventure will be captivated by Yohalem’s rich details portraying mutinous life on board a merchant ship in the seventeenth century, and completely satisfied with its high seas adventure and two energetic, tween-aged main characters.
Petra and her family were once wealthy in Amsterdam but with the recent absence of her mother, her father has regresses into an abusive alcoholic, and life turned a bit darker for Petra. She escapes this reality and enters another by stowing away on a ship heading to the East Indies. She is discovered by Bram, an illegitimate boy of mixed-race heritage whose sole desire is to work hard for the ship’s captain, who might in turn, legitimize papers for Bram’s heritage so as to permit him to travel into Europe to learn more of his parents. Shared in alternating points of view, find out who gets keelhauled, how they fare when battling pirates, and if the captain survives a mutinous crew in this nautical-rich story. Appropriate for children ages 10+
Waiting for Unicorns by Beth Hautala
Chronicled by Talia’s tween voice, this story is both expressive and haunting. Following her dear mother’s battle with cancer, Talia is begrudgingly towed from her beloved home in Woods Hole, Massachusetts to Churchill, Manitoba in Canada due to her father’s annual whale watching assignment, where he can study beluga whales. Because there is no one to watch Talia while her father is away on this dangerous mission, she is informed that she must stay with Sura, a local Inuit woman, whom Talia’s never met before in this isolated, arctic landscape. Fearful of losing her father as well, and unsuccessfully trying to heal with her mother’s “jar of secret wishes”, Talia’s quiet, contemplative story is alive with vivid descriptions as Hautala explores growing pains, loss, grief, and shares a quiet message that is quite healing. Appropriate for children ages 9+
In 1963, Andy Warhol took a trip across the country that profoundly influenced his life and art. The Trip captures Warhol’s interactions with rednecks, hippies, filmmakers, artists and celebrities. This book is a must read for anyone interested in art, movies or the United States!
“When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, happened to pluck a library book from the shelf, she had no idea that her life would be irrevocably altered. In the book, she discovers a horrifying fact: Her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commandant. This is the story of Teege’s quest to unearth and comprehend her family’s history.”
“Joseph Bannister should have been immortalized in lore—his exploits more notorious than Blackbeard’s, more daring than Kidd’s. But his stories, and his ship, have been lost. If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history—it will be just the second time that a pirate ship has been found and identified.”
“With piercing clarity, Philip Kotler explains 14 major problems undermining capitalism, including persistent poverty, job creation in the face of automation, high debt burdens, the disproportionate influence of the wealthy on public policy, steep environmental costs, boom-bust economic cycles, and more. … Confronting Capitalism delivers a heartening message: We can turn things around.”
“This is the extraordinary story of Geoffrey Pyke, an inventor, war reporter, escaped prisoner, campaigner, father, educator–and all-around misunderstood genius. … and in 1942 convinced Winston Churchill to build an aircraft carrier out of ice. … It is only now, more than sixty years after his death, that Pyke’s story can be fully told.”