how much traffic is going to my site Our Picks! for March 2008 March-Themed Books | Perrot Memorial Library, Old Greenwich, CT

our picks!:  
march-themed books

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

EASY J 398.2 CLEVE

 

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

 

-Barbara

 

 

 

 

Russell the Sheep

Russell the Sheep

written and illustrated by Rob Scotton

E SCOTT

 

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.

 

-Dawn

 

 

 

 

Little Women

Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott

J ALCOT

 

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.

 

-Laurie

 

 

 

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.

 

-Miriam

 

 

 

 

The Show-and-Tell Lion

The Show-and-Tell Lion

by Barbara Abercrombie, illustrated by Lynne Avril Cravath

E ABERC

 

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.

 

-Vicky

 

 

 

 

Nory Ryan's Song

Nory Ryan's Song

by Patricia Reilly Giff

J 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.

We'll pick our favorites, and tell you all about them! Each book cover is a hyperlink to that item in the catalog, so click there to place a hold. 

Have questions about our picks, or need other recommendations? Call us! Our number is 203-637-8802.

 

[ Back to May We Recommend... ]

 

Perrot Memorial Library Youth Services Department, Old Greenwich, Connecticut

Click to follow Radcliffe the Frog back to Youth Services