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Nonfiction Selection: Science Comics – Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean

Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic – dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, and more. The gorgeous illustrations and the graphic novel form offer an entertaining format to explore the subject and combines fun with in-depth science. In this volume readers take an absorbing look at ocean science covering the biology of coral reefs as well as their ecological importance. (Ages: 3rd – 6th)

Picture Book Selection: Salsa

In this new cooking poem, Jorge Argueta brings us a fun and easy recipe for a yummy salsa. A young boy and his sister gather the ingredients and grind them up in a molcajete, just like their ancestors used to do, singing and dancing all the while. In English and Spanish. Ages 4-7.

Picture Book Selection: A Poem in Your Pocket

A poet is visiting Elinor's school to celebrate National Poetry Month and every student will be sharing one of their pocket poems.  Elinor has a hard time writing the “perfect” poem and soon everyone in the class has a poem in their pocket except Elinor.  When the visiting poet arrives, Elinor reveals that she could not get her poem right.  With the help of the poet, Elinor learns that real poetry comes from the heart.  Recommended for Grades 1 and above.  

Teacher Recommendation: The U.S. Constitution: Discover How Democracy Works

Learn about the foundation of democracy and how the documents crafted hundreds of years ago still have an impact today. Explore the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, among others.Through hands-on projects, colorful illustrations, interesting sidebars, and links to online primary sources readers investigate how American democracy works and how it shapes the country today. (Recommended Ages: 4th-8th)

Introducing Mr. Wuffles

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David Wiesner has already won three Caldecott medals for his superior illustrations.  His newest book follows the adventures of a cat, some aliens, and the creatures who live in the walls of a house.  Will  he win an unprecedented 4th medal?  

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