Books of the Week
Great for story-time (age 2+): None the Number (The Hueys) by Oliver Jeffers
The Hueys have an important question about counting in this hilarious new book from international bestselling, award-winning author/illustrator, Oliver Jeffers, creator of How to Catch a Star and Lost and Found.
The thing about the Hueys was that they loved numbers: 0, 1, 2, 3…
Wait! 0? Is 'none' a number?Join the Hueys for a counting conundrum! This witty and lively pictorial debate makes numbers interesting and fun!
For younger readers (age 8+): The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
In this imaginative adventure from Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary, a young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a world of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle check in to the Mountain View Inn. This timeless classic now features a foreword written by New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo, as well as an exclusive interview with Beverly Cleary herself.
When the ever-curious Ralph spots Keith's red toy motorcycle, he vows to ride it. So when Keith leaves the bike unattended in his room one day, Ralph makes his move. But with all this freedom (and speed!) come a lot of obstacles. Whether dodging a rowdy terrier or keeping his nosy cousins away from his new wheels, Ralph has a lot going on! And with a pal like Keith always looking out for him, there's nothing this little mouse can't handle.
For older readers (age 10+): Counting by 7s by Holly Goldbery Sloan
A New York Times Bestseller
In the tradition of Out of My Mind, Wonder, and Mockingbird, this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family.
Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn’t kept her from leading a quietly happy life . . . until now.
Suddenly Willow’s world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read.
Non-Fiction (7+): Electricity and Magnets Super Science Experiments by Chris Oxlade
Super Science Electricity and Magnets Experiments includes 10 practical experiments for kids aged 7+. - Photographic step-by-step guide to each experiment. - Key scientific concepts explained and put to the test. - Notes for parents, teachers and helpers on support and safety. This is the ideal science experiments book for kids who respond to hands-on learning and want to put science into action!
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