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Book cover A Bird is a Bird New Review
Lizzy Rockwell (2015) , under 40 pages
Audience: Preschool, Primary (k-3rd grade)
Category: Non-Fiction, Read Aloud
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


What makes a bird a bird? Well, of course the wings, but there are other attributes too, such as the beak or the feathers. In this book you will read about all kinds of interesting birds, what makes them special, and how they are different from other animals, such as the platypus or the snake. The birds vary in size from big ones to very small ones. The inviting illustrations give an up close and personal look at birds’ unique characteristics. Some of the birds illustrated include the brown creeper, a green heron, an Eastern screech owl and more. This book makes learning about birds fun.


Book cover Talkin` Guitar: a story of the young Doc Watson New Review
Robbin Gourley (2015) , under 40 pages
Audience: Primary (k-3rd grade), Intermediate (4th-6th grade)
Category: Biographies, Historical, Non-Fiction, Read Aloud, Special Needs
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Young Arthel (Doc) Watson’s life was filled with music that included his mama’s singing, the noises of farm animals, and the sounds of nature. His favorite was “the sound of the wind and the rain in the trees.” Arthel was blind and had exceptional hearing. His father recognized his talent and bought him a harmonica and then a banjo. When he was older, his father bought him a guitar and he brought it everywhere he went in his North Carolina mountain community. He learned by listening to music and practicing. Eventually he had the confidence to create his own songs and stories. This refreshing biography gives readers a glimpse into what made Doc Watson a legend. The watercolor illustrations are playful and bright. Readers can almost hear music coming from the book’s pages.

Reviewed by: Jeanenne / Matthews Library
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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.



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