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Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff

May 2010


This month, the Youth Services staff picked an assortment of books: we're sharing anything that's caught our eye lately!

Take a look, there's something for everyone!



Just for Elephants

Just for Elephants

by Carol Buckley

J 599.6 BUCKL


An elephant never forgets, so they say. Read this book and you will be convinced of it as you see two elephants reunited after years apart. It is a wonderful story of friendship and devotion you won't want to miss.








Tarra and Bella

Tarra and Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends

written and photographed by Carol Buckley

J 599.676 BUCKL

Here is another great elephant book! This is a true story of friendship and devotion of the most unusual kind. A must-read for any animal lover.







Mama Miti

Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya

by Donna Jo Napoli, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

J 333.72 MAATH

The inspiring story of Wangari Maathai, the Nobel Peace Prize winner from Kenya, who changed her country tree by tree. Nelson's collage illustrations are stunning.







Have I Got a Book For You!

Have I Got a Book For You!

written and illustrated by Mélanie Watt


Al Foxwood is one very determined salesman. He is prepared to make you a deal on one, two, or 742 copies of his fantastic book. You can say good-bye to boring books FOREVER! Flash those pearly whites, straighten that bowtie, and read it aloud in your best pitchman voice. You'll be laughing all the way through!








Red Ted and the Lost Things

Red Ted and the Lost Things

by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Joel Stewart


When Red Ted gets left behind by accident on the train by his owner Stevie, he is brought to the lost room and placed on a very high shelf. How is he going to make his way back to Stevie and the comforts of home? With determination and some help from a few new friends, Red Ted and Stevie are reunited! Beautiful illustrations with grey backgrounds enhance the characters who are in color.







Peaceful Heroes

Peaceful Heroes

by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Sean Addy


Most people would define hero as a person of courage. The fourteen people described in this book were certainly brave-- risking their lives to help others. Among the peaceful heroes highlighted are Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. The book ends with the story of William Feehan, a 71-year-old Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Fire Dept., who rushed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Bill Feehan was indeed a hero.







Crash Bang Donkey!

Crash Bang Donkey!

written and illustrated by Jill Newton


Donkey is very musical and very noisy! When he turns up at Peaceful Farm, he causes total havoc. Farmer Gruff banishes him to the top field-- until he realizes that Donkey's banging and crashing is scaring the crows, and that Donkey is a very useful animal to have on the farm after all.







 Check this page monthly for recommendations from our staff! Each month focuses on a different category or theme.

We'll pick our favorites, and tell you all about them! Each book cover is a link 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.


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