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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.

 

-Barbara

 

 

 

 

 

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.

-Barbara

 

 

 

 

 

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.

-Kathy

 

 

 

 

 

Have I Got a Book For You!

Have I Got a Book For You!

written and illustrated by Mélanie Watt

E 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!

 

-Vicky

 

 

 

 

 

Red Ted and the Lost Things

Red Ted and the Lost Things

by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Joel Stewart

E ROSEN

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.

-Dawn

 

 

 

 

 

Peaceful Heroes

Peaceful Heroes

by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Sean Addy

J 920 WINTE

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.

-Susan

 

 

 

 

 

Crash Bang Donkey!

Crash Bang Donkey!

written and illustrated by Jill Newton

E NEWTO

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.

 

-Mariana

 

 

 

 

 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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