Coming Soon…

July 30, 2009

monsterA few new titles waiting to be processed on the TSD carts stood out to me this afternoon.  The first one, There Was and Old Monster by the Emberleys is just begging to be used in storytime.  It’s a new take on the There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly book with this great refrain:  “He swallowed the lizard to catch the ants, cuz man those ants had him dancing in his pants. ” This book would be great paired with Emberley’s Go Away, Big Green Monster! for a monster storytime! bones

A couple of sequels that will be arriving at the branches soon:  Moribito II: Guardian of the Darkness and Bag of BonesMoribito I: Guardian of the Spirit was the winner of this year’s Batchelder Award for best translated children’s book.  It was translated from Japanese and is a fantasy adventure story about a (30 year old!!) female warrior.  Bag of Bones is the sequel to Vivian French’s Robe of Skulls, both are fractured fairytale middle grade fantasy books.

I knew rice grew in flooded “rice paddies” and I’ve seen them in Jaricepan, but I still didn’t quite grasp where the rice kernels came from on the plant until I read Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life: A Story of Sustainable Farming by Jan Reynolds.  This book is a great combination of how rice is traditionally grown and harvested in Bali and the potential problems of modern farming practices.  Great photos, interesting information!

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