Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New Children's Books This Week

A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen

Mr. Magee and his trusty dog, Dee, are enjoying a peaceful camping trip when all of a sudden they find themselves plunging down a mountain and teetering on the edge of a huge waterfall! How will they find their way out of this slippery situation? 

The Love-Me Bird by Joyce Dunbar

THE LOVE-ME BIRD is the sweet story of a small bird who will go to any lengths to find a love. At her friend, Shut-Eye, the owl's coaxing, she primps and preens and plays hard to get, to no avail. Her song is not answered. But after Shut-Eye advises her to change her tune, the Love-Me bird finally finds her true love.

My Pony by Susan Jeffers

I want a pony. I want a pony more than anything in the world. At the heart of Susan Jeffers's exquisite picture book lies the idea that in her imagination, a child can journey anywhere and do anything-even fly through the stars on her very own pony.

Bloomers! by Rhoda Blumberg

In the 1850s, women wore tight corsets, four layers of petticoats, and long, heavy dresses. Then Libby Miller visited the small town of Seneca Falls wearing a costume tht shocked everyone. Her ballooning trousers let her walk about freely and even go hiking without tripping over her skirt. Libby Miller's bloomers were adopted soon by women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Amelia Bloomer, and Susan B. Anthony, suffragettes whose crusades for women's rights would change the lives of all Americans.