From Ms. Pat: New Library Book Highlights

From time to time, I would like to let you know about some new books in our library. The books listed below are all picture books and many have global connections. (Sorted by Call Number / Author). -Ms.Pat

362.5 / Roberts, Jillian, 1971- author. On our street : our first talk about poverty. "Explores the realities of people living with inadequate resources. Using age-appropriate language, this book addresses mental illness, homelessness and refugee status as they are connected to this issue ... Quotes from individuals and organizations such as UNICEF are included throughout to add further perspective on the issue"--Provided by publisher.

363.5 LEE / Lee, Jihyun, author. Precious home. English edition.  A house is a place for shelter and rest, a place for playing and working, and a place for a family to live and love. But a house in Thailand looks nothing like a house in Mongolia, and the houses in Togo don't look like the houses in Russia. In each place, the people build their houses to accomodate their climate, customs and lifestyles. They end up with homes that vary in many ways.

398.2 HER / Hernandez, Jaime, author, illustrator. The dragon slayer : folktales from Latin America.  The dragon slayer -- Martina Martinez and Perez the mouse / a story by Alma Flor -- Tup and the ants. "A collection of three Latin American folktales retold in graphic novel form"--.

617.1 WIT / Wittenstein, Barry, author. The boo-boos that changed the world : a true story about an accidental invention (really!).  "Earle Dickson and his new bride Josephine begin their lives together. The end. (Not really. There's more.) Josephine has a proclivity for injuring herself. Earle attaches cotton to long strips of adhesive tape, telling Josephine to cut off a length when she needs one. Since Earle works as a cotton buyer at Johnson & Johnson, he shares his idea. They're a big hit. The end. (Again, not really!) After a few false starts (much like the hilarious "the end"s in this story), the Band-Aid is developed and becomes a massive hit. The end. (Really.)"--.

790.1 BRU / Brundle, Joanna, author. Playing around the world.  Text and images examine the diversity of how people play games around the world.

B HUERTA / Warren, Sarah E. Dolores Huerta : a hero to migrant workers. First edition.  An illustrated look at the life and accomplishments of Dolores Huerta, who fought to ensure fair and safe work places for migrant workers. Includes a timeline and resources for teachers.

B NEZ / Bruchac, Joseph, 1942- author. Chester Nez and the unbreakable code : a Navajo code talker's story.  "As a boy, Chester Nez was taught his native language and culture were useless, but he was later called on to use his Navajo language to help create an unbreakable military code during WWII"--.

E CAM SPANISH / Campoy, F. Isabel, author. Quizas algo hermoso : como el arte transformo un barrio. Spanish edition.  "Mira lives in a gray and hopeless urban community until a muralist arrives and, along with his paints and brushes, brings color, joy, and togetherness to Mira and her neighbors"--.

E MIY / Miyanishi, Tatsuya, 1956- author, illustrator. You look yummy!  A baby ankylosaurus and a big tyrannosaurus become a family.  Note: We also have this book in Japanese


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