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Ask Me What I'm Reading

Weekly write-ups of books recently read by the Youth Department staff.

NOTE: Please check Library Catalog for availability.

UNTAMED: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall
by Anita Silvey—j921 Goo

Filled with photographs, this book gives the reader a look inside the childhood and life of Jane Goodall.  Get acquainted with who she was and how she came to be one of the most recognized scientists of our time. (KW) 

Night Animals
by Gianna Mario — E Mar
Picture Book

Possum is trying to hide from the night animals and is soon joined by several other animals.  All the animals are very scared of these so-called night animals.  They meet a bat who informs them that they themselves are night animals. So who are they really running from? (KAW)

What Pet Should I Get?
by Dr. Seuss—Kit E Seu
Picture Book, Book and CD Set

Here is a recently discovered – and previously unpublished – book by Dr. Seuss! Narration on accompanying CD, performed by actor Rainn Wilson (Dwight from The Office), provides a
delightful character to the story of a sister and brother trying to pick out a pet. Bonus tracks include Seuss’s One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and a description of the creative process involved with bringing Seuss’s black and white sketches to full color. (MK)

Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky
by Sandra Dallas — j Dal
Historical Fiction

Japanese-American Tomi is an all-American girl, proud of her family’s country of choice.  Then Pearl Harbor is bombed and her family is treated as the enemy: her dad is sent to a prison camp  and the rest of them are sent to an internment camp.  This fine work of historical fiction for grades 4-6 will be an eye-opener for all. (PS)

A Dozen Cousins
by Lori Haskins Houran —  E Hou
Picture Book

Anna has a dozen cousins and they are all boys.  They are noisy and they like to play jokes on her, but Anna doesn’t let them ruffle her feathers. A very funny book! (EM)

The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea
by Brenda C. Guiberson — j 591.77 Gui
Nonfiction, Marine Animals

Each amazing marine animal in this book tells you of its unique abilities and why it is the most amazing creature in the sea!  Rich watercolor illustrations on double-page spreads. (KW)

The Great Cheese Robbery
by Tim Warnes — E War
Picture Book

Little Patrick Elephant has always looked up to his big Daddy Elephant. He was as strong as a tractor. Patrick was scared of a lot of things, but Daddy wasn’t scared of anything except mice.  Find out what happens when the mice take over their house. Who will save the day? (KAW) 

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