October 24, 2012

Hooray for Book Fair!

It's Book Fair week. We are set up and rarin' to go. There are so many books available to students that I am overwhelmed. Maybe you are too, Library Friends? 

Check out our ONLINE BOOK FAIR to make purchases from the comfort of your own home!

My Juvenile Fiction/Non-Fiction favorites:

Basher Science: Algebra & Geometry
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Basher now turns his attention to the fun and funky characters in Geometry and Algebra. Readers will meet Polygon and Plane, Reflection and Rotation, Odd Number and his buddy Even Number and the three amigos Sine, Cosine and Tangent. Readers will discover the secrets of their world and how they like to throw their numbers about. Bringing his charming manga-style artwork and tongue-in-cheek approach to explaining the basics, Basher brings a whole new spin to the world of higher math. (series)

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Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother’s room and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out alone on desperate quests to find what they are missing. Set fifty years apart, these two independent stories - Ben’s told in words, Rose’s in pictures weave back and forth with mesmerizing symmetry. How they unfold and ultimately intertwine will surprise you, challenge you, and leave you breathless with wonder. Playing with the form he created in his trailblazing debut novel, THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET, Brian Selznick once again sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey.

Friendship Doll
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I am Miss Kanagawa. In 1927, my 57 doll-sisters and I were sent from Japan to America as Ambassadors of Friendship. Our work wasn't all peach blossoms and tea cakes. My story will take you from New York to Oregon during the Great Depression. Though few in this tale are as fascinating as I, their stories won't be an unpleasant diversion. You will make the acquaintance of Bunny, bent on revenge; Lois, with her head in the clouds; Willie Mae, who not only awakened my heart, but broke it; and Lucy, a friend so dear, not even war could part us. I have put this tale to paper because from those 58 Friendship Dolls only 45 remain. I know that someone who chooses this book is capable of solving the mystery of the missing sisters. Perhaps that someone is you.

Who Was Dr. Seuss?
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Theodore Seuss Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests had to wear outrageous hats! And he donned quirky hats when thinking up ideas for books like his classic, THE CAT IN THE HAT. This biography, with black-and-white illustrations throughout, brings an amazingly gifted author/illustrator to life.