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Book of the Week Archive for 1999
1999 Archive
Eloise at ChristmastimeHonest Pretzels
SPACE EXPLORER ATLASROBOTS RISING
3-D Time Scape - 5 FOOT high Pop-UP book
3D TIME SPACE is a 5-foot-high Pop-up Hang-on-the-masterpiece of history, engineering, intrigue and discovery. The book unfolds and opens with a 3D Timescape journey through time including: the origins of life. the dawn of civilization, the Middle Ages, the age of science and discovery to the 21st century. Flip it over and find figures and facts from history. READ MORE.
POPPY'S PUPPETS
POPPY'S PUPPET
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MADELINE IN AMERICA

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The Number Devil by Hans Magnus EnzensbergerThe History of Counting
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Ages: 9-12
ABUELITO EATS WITH HIS FINGERS

Tina hates to visit her grandfather; it ruins her whole day. She can't possibly have anything in common with a man who has little bits of bloody tissue all over his face, bumpy knuckles and smells like green library soap. Worse than that, he eats with his fingers, water leaks out of his eyes and he speaks in Spanish!
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Abuelito Eats With His Fingers
Mind's Eye
Young Adult (1999)

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MIND'S EYE

By Paul Fleischman

"Courtney is sixteen and paralyzed. But her eyes can do what Elva's can't—read the tiny print in the old woman's 1910 edition of Baedecker's Italy. Reluctantly, Courtney agrees to Elva's strange request: to lead a journey that takes place solely in the mind's eye.

The trip doesn't go as planned...It becomes not simply an escape into art and fantasy but a harrowing encounter with despair, revenge, and the need for love."

Ramona's World
Ages 9-12
RAMONA'S WORLD

Ramona Quimby returns entering the fourth grade believing as only Ramona can, that this year will be "the best year in her life, so far." She has a new baby sister, Roberta; and a new best friend, Daisy Kidd. Life is never easy for Ramona. Her "rotten" spelling is still a burden for her in a world with perfect spellers. She has to be a role model for Roberta; big sister Beezus gets all the praise and Romana feels unloved. Through all of this, Romana discovers something wonderful, that we are all perfect in our imperfections. READ MORE OR ORDER

THE HEART: OUR CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
The Heart:  Our Circulatory System
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THE BRAIN: OUR NERVOUS SYSTEM
The Brain: Our Nervous System
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COMMUNICATION


COMMUNICATION

Aliki

Communication is how we share what we know and how we feel. It sounds simple. However it can be difficult to effectively communicate how we feel and express ourselves appropriately, even as adults.
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WHAT ARE YOU?
VOICES OF MIXED-RACE YOUNG PEOPLE

Pearl Fuyo Gaskins

Which racial identity box do you check ? How does it feel to be labeled "other"? WHAT ARE YOU? features fascinating excerpts from 80 interviews with young people who speak for themselves and struggle with such questions.

I'm mixed, but I'm not mixed up.
'm not about denying a part of me.
'm not about trying to pass.
I'm no sellout, not traitor...
if anything, I'm just another hue of you.

What are You? Voices of Mix-raced young people

Young Adult

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Look-Alikes


LOOL-ALIKES

Look-Alike Land is a magical spot
Where everyday things
look like what they're not.
So challenge your eyes and
challenge your mind-
The harder you look,
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CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS

Camille Saint-Saens, Composer
Barrie Carson Turner, Commentary
Sue Williams, Illustrator

In this new, illustrated picture book complete with full length CD, children are introduced to each instrument in the orchestra and the animal(s) they represent. READ MORE

Carnival of the Animals


Weslandia


WESLANDIA

Paul Fleischman

Wesley is teased because he is a nonconformist. He doesn't like pizza and coke; thinks professional football stupid and refused his father's five-dollar bribe to shave half his head. Brilliant. Highly recommend. Ages 4-8 READ MORE

THE DONKEY AND THE ROCK

By Demi

A wise king, who rules a town full of foolish people in the mountains of Tibet, puts a donkey and a rock on trial to settle the dispute between two honest men and teaches the townspeople a lesson.

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YOU GOTTA TRY THIS!
Absolutely Irresistible Science

By Vickie Cobb and Kathy Darling

Give a Fly artificial respiration or create a square egg ...but READ MORE

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Stop and hear the music.
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Mole Music by David McPhail
THE ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL ELOISE
ELOISE IN PARIS

By Kay Thompson,
illustrated by Hilary Knight

For every young girl who in the 50's lived vicariously through Eloise...she's back!!!... and will still "skibble" her way straight to your funny bone. Nanny would say you "cawn't cawn't cawn't" miss this trip back to the Plaza Hotel because this time THE ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL ELOISE has a Scrapbook with never before seen pictures and sketches of Kay Thompson (1909-1998) and Hilary Knight.
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TAKING THE BULLY BY THE HORNS

This self-help book explores different ways children and teenagers are bullied (both mentally and physically), how the bully becomes a bully, how the victim becomes a victim (sometimes there's a fine line between the two!), and what can be done about it. This is a serious
issue depriving children of self esteem and in some cases leading to violent crimes. READ MORE

BUILDING

Elisha Cooper

Ages 4-8

Step by step Elisha Cooper paints the reader through the construction of a building from a trashy lot to completion.
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WHAT HAVE YOU LOST?

Age: YA - A

A stunning collection of free verse poetry from 140 famous and not so famous poets with poignant black and white photos by Michael Nye. READ MORE

LOST & FOUND: A KID'S BOOK FOR LIVING THROUGH LOSS

“Losing stinks! You know that … but finding something that will help you get over the loss—finding something that will help you keep your hope alive, finding something that will help you get rid of your anger, finding something that will help you better understand other people—all that finding makes losing stink a little less.” READ MORE

ECHOES FROM THE SQUARE

On a bomb-devastated street in Sarajevo in 1992, the midst of sniper bullets and exploding shells, Vedran Smailovic played his cello for 22 days in honour of the 22 victims of a horrendous bomb blast. His music was his personal stand against the insanity of war, and his courageous act touched people around the world. READ MORE

FACTASTIC BOOK OF LISTS

1,001 lists of the biggest, fastest, firsts and lasts in any subject you can imagine with "Did You Know" boxes and little known information. Home and School libraries... don't be caught without this. READ MORE

BEETLE BOYGregory Sampson wakes up to find that he has turned into a giant, purple-brown beetle! But no one except for Gregory's best friend Michael notices the difference...no one! Michael wants his best friend Gregory back. But why did Gregory go from boy to bug? And why doesn't anyone seem to care? READ MORE
Tales of Wisdom and Wonder
TALES OF WISDOM AND WONDER
Seven captivating stories each with a different moral and twist and all illustrated in a remarkably peculiar, imaginative and eye catching manner. An excellent "tool" for classroom and family about countries and multicultural awareness and a casual opportunity to open a dialogue about values, gossip, greed and much more.
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JOEY PIGZA SWALLOWED THE KEY
Hyperactive Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription meds wear off and he starts feeling wired.
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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
Twelve Gifts of Birth


THE TWELVE GIFTS OF BIRTH
When you took your first breath twelve magnificent gifts were granted to you. Among every child’s birthright gifts are Courage, Imagination, Talent and Love. Share this book with family and students. READ MORE