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Book cover 1 Cookie, 2 Chairs, 3 Pears: Numbers Everywhere New Review
Jane Brocket (2014) , under 40 pages
Audience: Preschool, Primary (k-3rd grade)
Category: Concept, Non-Fiction, Read Aloud
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Pictures of flowers, socks, buttons, shapes, yummy food, and so much more invite you and your child to count all the way up to twenty. Each page features beautiful, colorful photographs showing different ways to look at each number. Some of the pictures feature things that are all the same and others challenge the reader to figure out what is different in the picture. When you finish the book, look around, what can you count next?

Reviewed by: Amanda / University City Regional Library

Book cover Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies New Review
Cokie Roberts (2014) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by Diane Goode
Audience: Primary (k-3rd grade), Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: Biographies, Historical, Non-Fiction
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Everyone remembers the important men during the founding of America, but what about the women that also helped shape our country? This book is a great introduction for young readers wanting to learn about early America. "Founding Mothers" will introduce important figures such as Deborah Read Franklin, Benjamin Franklin’s wife, and Phillis Wheatley, the first African-American poet. This beautifully illlustrated book is an easy read for anyone interested in the history of America and its’ women.

Reviewed by: Maeve / University City Regional Library

Book cover Goal! New Review
Sean Taylor (2014) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by Caio Vilela
Audience: Primary (k-3rd grade), Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: Multicultural, Non-Fiction, Sports
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Did you know that Pele was an extraordinary Brazilian soccer player that many people say was the greatest to ever play the game? He was so popular that he stopped a war in Nigeria! You can learn other cool soccer facts as this book travels the globe to different countries, such as Togo, where a 13 year old boy was the youngest to play in the World Cup! The colorful pages and photographs of boys and girls from different cultures give you a peek into where they play soccer and what they use to play the game. The back of the book has a map of the countries mentioned along with the year that the countries started their professional soccer teams. "Goal!" shows that soccer is a universal sport no matter who you are or where you live.


Book cover Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? New Review
Rita Gray (2014) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by Kenard Pak
Audience: Preschool, Primary (k-3rd grade)
Category: Non-Fiction, Read Aloud
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Did you know that mama birds are very quiet when they sit on their nests? Do you know why? Where is the daddy bird? You will find out in this charming, non- fiction picture book. This book is perfect for preschoolers with just a few words per page and eye catching illustrations. Children will have fun looking at pictures of the different types of birds and imitating their sounds. When you are done with the book, go outside and see if you can find some of these birds in your own backyard.

Reviewed by: Linda / Mountain Island Library

Book cover If...A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers New Review
David J. Smith (2014) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by Steve Adams
Audience: Primary (k-3rd grade), Intermediate (4th-6th grade), Adult/Parent
Category: Non-Fiction
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Did you know that if all the years of life on earth were squeezed into one hour, humans wouldn’t arrive until the last few seconds? This amazing book is full of concepts like this which will wow you. Using tools like timelines, calendars, and measuring tapes, this look at scale demonstrates the relationships of objects and events. Detailed illustrations place trivia about natural history, world history, the universe, and current events into perspective. If you love looking at maps, models, and miniatures, you will love this book. One thing is for sure—this book will make you think!

Reviewed by: Larisa / Morrison Regional Library


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