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Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff

February 2010




by B.G. Hennessy, illustrated by Michael Chesworth

J 796.48 HENNE


A wonderful introduction to the Olympic Games for young children. The book begins thousands of years ago in ancient Greece, and goes on to describe many of the events we have today. Michael Chesworth's illustrations are lively and vivid-- whether depicting a slalom skier, a speed skater, or the Olympic flame on opening day. So let's transport ourselves to Vancouver, and let the games begin!


-Mrs. Weicher



The Fastest Game on Two Feet

The Fastest Game on Two Feet and Other Poems About How Sports Began

by Alice Low, illustrated by John O'Brien

J 811 LOW

While your family is curled up on the couch watching the Olympics this winter, why not read about how some of your favorite sports got their start? There's lots of interesting trivia mixed in with the poems in this book, so if you've ever wondered who first decided to put metal runners on some shoes and get out on the ice, you'll find out here!






The Greatest Skating Race

The Greatest Skating Race: A World War II Story from the Netherlands

by Louise Borden, illustrated by Niki Daly


During World War II, a young Dutch boy named Piet must lead two children to safety by skating with them across the border into Belgium. Can they find their way and avoid being captured by Nazi soldiers?


-Mrs. Jarombek




Red Sled

Red Sled

by Patricia Thomas, illustrated by Chris L. Demarest


Rhythmic text and bright, watercolor illustrations make this book about a father-son sledding adventure an enjoyable and cozy winter read. The simplicity of the text belies an interesting and beautiful mirror-image story structure, which the author describes at the end of the book.






Freeze Frame

Freeze Frame: A Photographic History of the Winter Olympics

by Sue Macy

J 796.98 MACY

Get ready for the 2010 Olympic Games by looking at past winners, fan favorites and controversies of the winter olympics through the lenses of numerous photographers. The photos take you right into the action of each event and also behind the scenes. The book has some amazing facts about the games-- dazzle your friends and family with your knowledge while watching the XXI Winter Olympic Games!







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