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Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff

March 2008


For this month's picks, we have a bit of a grab bag.

 Below are our favorite books about St. Patrick's Day, being green, lions and lambs, wind. . . and one family by the name of March!



Clever Tom and the Leprechaun: An Old Irish Story

Clever Tom and the Leprechaun: An Old Irish Story

retold and illustrated by Linda Shute



Can a leprechaun outsmart clever Tom Fitzpatrick and keep him from getting the pot of gold?







Russell the Sheep

Russell the Sheep

written and illustrated by Rob Scotton



Russell the sheep just can't get to sleep-- and he's tried everything!


-Mrs. Kennedy






Fin M'coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill

Fin M'coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill

retold and illustrated by Tomie de Paola

EASY J 398.2 FIN


An old Irish folk tale, said to be part truth and part fiction. A great tale to share and celebrate the great Irish heritage of storytelling with children.







Little Women

Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott



Set in New England during the Civil War, this novel follows the adventures of the March sisters-- beautiful Meg, artistic tomboy Jo, doomed Beth, and selfish Amy-- as they struggle to pursue their dreams.


-Mrs. K




I Face the Wind

I Face the Wind

by Vicki Cobb

EASY J 551.518 COBB


Know why you can feel the wind, but never see it? You will! Renowned science author Vicki Cobb makes scientific principles easy for even the youngest kids to understand.






Rachel Carson, Environmentalist: A 20th Century Life

Rachel Carson, Environmentalist: A 20th Century Life

by Ellen Levine

J 570.92 CARSO


An interesting portrait of how the biologist's early influences and love of nature led her to a life as an environmental pioneer.







The Show-and-Tell Lion

The Show-and-Tell Lion

by Barbara Abercrombie, illustrated by Lynne Avril Cravath



It’s show and tell day at school, and Matthew desperately wants to tell his class about something exciting. “I have a lion!” he blurts out. Eventually, when a classmate demands to go and see this so-called lion, Matthew panics. Then, he has a great idea. . . This simple, sweet story is a testament to the power of a child’s imagination. Cravath’s faux-childlike renderings of Matthew’s drawings of Larry the Lion are particularly cute.







Nory Ryan's Song

Nory Ryan's Song

by Patricia Reilly Giff



Giff has pieced together remnants of her own Irish heritage to create this powerful saga of “The Great Hunger” and the ensuing wave of emigration. Details are so vivid that readers smell the stench of rotting potatoes and feel the hunger that drives the starving to eat grass. An unforgettable story of raw courage and ultimate hope! Historical fiction for grades 6 and up.


-Mrs. Mac

 Check this page monthly for recommendations from our staff! Each month will focus on a different category of books.

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