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Nelson Mandela, by Kadir Nelson

New Arrivals for Children February 12, 2013

Continue to celebrate African American History Month and tales of influential people in history with this week's featured new arrival, Nelson Mandela, by Kadir Nelson. This beautifully rendered picture book biography follows Nelson from early life experiences to adulthood and his role as an influential South African leader.

Check out this and the other new arrivals listed, below. Stop by any Richland Library location for a wide selection of titles to enjoy.


Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson
Leah B. Says: Biography
Amazon Says: In this picture book biography, award-winning author and illustrator Kadir Nelson tells the story of Mandela, a global icon, in poignant free verse and glorious illustrations. more...
Amazon Says: In this picture book biography, award-winning author and illustrator Kadir Nelson tells the story of Mandela, a global icon, in poignant free verse and glorious illustrations. It is the story of a young boy's determination to change South Africa, and of the struggles of a man who eventually became the president of his country by believing in equality for all people, no matter the color of their skin. Readers will be inspired by Mandela's triumph and his lifelong quest to create a more just world.An author's note at the back retells the story of Mandela's fight against apartheid in simple prose, and takes the story further, including Mandela's Nobel Peace Prize. A short bibliography lists additional sources for readers who want to find out more.This Coretta Scott King Honor Book supports the Common Core State Standards. less...
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Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: In this intriguing volume, noted monstrologist and alienologist Johan Olander reveals the works of the talented inventor Lady Regina Bonquers III, a genius recluse who mysteri more...
Amazon Says: In this intriguing volume, noted monstrologist and alienologist Johan Olander reveals the works of the talented inventor Lady Regina Bonquers III, a genius recluse who mysteriously disappeared in 1972. The collection includes some of the most fascinating robots ever seen—and some never before seen. Shown here are Lady Regina’s sketches and notes, as well as marketing brochures, newspaper articles, and other artifacts of these machines. Inside you’ll find: -Interplanetary battle bots! -Giant firefighting robots!-Building bots going berserk! -A pocket-sized Personal Grooming Robot (for plucking unwanted nose hairs)! -The snuggliest, cuddliest hugging robot you’ve even seen, and more! Discover these amazing inventions and form your own theories about what really happened to Lady Bonquers. The imaginative text and artwork combined with an elaborate steampunk-inspired design make for an engaging package that will have kids dreaming up their own robots. less...
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Leah B. Says: Beginning Reader
Amazon Says: What kind of truck carries cars? What kind of truck puts out fires? Truck lovers will delight in the many trucks pictured in Kingfisher Readers L2: Trucks by Brenda Stones and more...
Amazon Says: What kind of truck carries cars? What kind of truck puts out fires? Truck lovers will delight in the many trucks pictured in Kingfisher Readers L2: Trucks by Brenda Stones and Thea Feldman. All Level 2 readers are simple and engaging, with plenty of interest and repetition. Vocabulary is easy and sentences are short and simple. less...
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Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Jon Agee at his best--goofy story, bravura pictures! In the middle of busy New York City, a cabdriver picks up a tiny guy in a goofy suit who wants to go to the other side of more...
Amazon Says: Jon Agee at his best--goofy story, bravura pictures! In the middle of busy New York City, a cabdriver picks up a tiny guy in a goofy suit who wants to go to the other side of town. The other side of town, it turns out, is not in Brooklyn or Queens. It’s a zany, pink-and-green world where things look very familiar but are completely different. Now, it’s one thing to go there, but how on earth do you ever get back? less...
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Leah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: This important book tells the story of how ten thousand Jewish children were rescued out of Nazi Europe just before the outbreak of World War 2. They were saved by the Kindert more...
Amazon Says: This important book tells the story of how ten thousand Jewish children were rescued out of Nazi Europe just before the outbreak of World War 2. They were saved by the Kindertransport — a rescue mission that transported the children (or Kinder) from Nazi-ruled countries to safety in Britain. The book includes real-life accounts of the children and is illustrated with archival photographs, paintings of pre-war Nazi Germany by artist, Hans Jackson, and original art by the Kinder commemorating their rescue. less...
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Trains Go by Steve Light
Leah B. Says: Board Book
Amazon Says: "The big steam train goes, CHUGGA chugga chugga CHUGGA chugga chugga CHOO CHOOOOOOO!" The diesel train goes, "zooosh zooosh ZOOOOOOOOSH ding ding ding!" The American goes, "cl more...
Amazon Says: "The big steam train goes, CHUGGA chugga chugga CHUGGA chugga chugga CHOO CHOOOOOOO!" The diesel train goes, "zooosh zooosh ZOOOOOOOOSH ding ding ding!" The American goes, "clang clang clang TOOT TOOT!" All aboard! Take a trip on eight noisy trains as they huff, puff, and toot-toot their way through this lively board book! Perfect for the young train enthusiast. less...
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The Icarus Project by Laura Quimby
Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: More than anything, Maya wants to discover something incredible. Her parents are scientists: Her mother spends most of her time in tropical rainforests, uncovering ancient art more...
Amazon Says: More than anything, Maya wants to discover something incredible. Her parents are scientists: Her mother spends most of her time in tropical rainforests, uncovering ancient artifacts, and her dad is obsessed with digging up mammoths. When her father gets invited by an eccentric billionaire to lead a team investigating a mammoth’s remains in the Arctic, Maya begs to come along. Upon her arrival at the isolated camp, the mammoth is quickly revealed to be a fake, but there is something hidden in the ice—something unbelievable. Along with a team of international experts, each with his or her own agenda and theory about the mystery in the ice, Maya learns more about this discovery, which will change her life forever. Laura Quimby expertly mixes adventure, science, and wonder into a page-turning story perfect for middle-grade explorers. Praise for The Icarus Project "Who wouldn’t want to find something earth-shatteringly unique while on an Arctic expedition?.. Quimby’s plot is exuberantly fast-paced and earnest." —Kirkus Reviews "Maya’s earnest first-person point of view and sense of fair play make her easy to root for, and the inclusion of a boy character as a foil to Maya, along with lively writing and plenty of action, will help this middle-grade novel pull in reluctant readers." —Booklist "Maya is an earnest and likable character and the plot is fast-paced enough to hold readers’ attention. Maya’s curiosity, bravery, and desire to do the right thing will resonate with many readers." —School Library Journal less...
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Leah B. Says: Biography
Amazon Says: This is the fourth book in Tundra's Great Idea Series of biographies for young readers. The story behind the invention of the elevator is one that all young children can relat more...
Amazon Says: This is the fourth book in Tundra's Great Idea Series of biographies for young readers. The story behind the invention of the elevator is one that all young children can relate to! The previous books in the series have been well reviewed, and this new book will be equally compelling.   A short, fully illustrated biography in the award-winning GREAT IDEA SERIES, about the man who invented the elevator - Elijah Otis. The man who enabled the hi-rise, and other feats of modern architecture. less...
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The Frank Show by David Mackintosh
Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: This hilarious, offbeat picture book from the creator of Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School reveals that there is more to the older generation than meets the eye. Grandpa more...
Amazon Says: This hilarious, offbeat picture book from the creator of Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School reveals that there is more to the older generation than meets the eye. Grandpa Frank doesn’t have any interesting hobbies, unless you count complaining about how everything was better in the old days. He doesn’t speak Italian like Paolo’s mom, or play the drums like Tom’s uncle. He’s just a grandpa. So when the young narrator of this story is forced to bring Frank to school for show-and-tell, he’s sure it’s going to be a disaster. But Frank has a trick—make that a tattoo—up his sleeve! And a story to go with it. After all, the longer you’ve been around, the more time you’ve had for wild adventures. Praise for The Frank Show STARRED REVIEWS “Mackintosh’s busy, helter-skelter images contribute mightily to the story’s humor and emotional honesty, but it’s the willful personalities of both of these protagonists that make it stand out.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review "This humorous and heartwarming tale will inspire children to seek out their own grandparents' treasure trove of stories." —Shelf-Awareness, starred review "Pore over the funny details, soak in the humor (the things-were-a-lot-tougher-in-my-day spread had me in stitches), appreciate the very specific mood Mackintosh so successfully creates in this story, and delight in the illustration, lettering and overall design, all handled by the talented and overachieving Mackintosh." —Kirkus Reviews blog "Mackintosh writes with irreverence, and his illustrations are packed with prickly humor... But Mackintosh also draws with emotional sensitivity and empathy." —The New York Times online "Old-timey gripes gain zest from Mr. Mackintosh's exuberant and colorful collage illustrations." —The Wall Street Journal "Complete with lively pen-and-ink illustrations, this offbeat picture book is sure to become a family favorite. Along the way, it may prompt children to wonder what exciting details their grandparents have yet to reveal about their own life stories." —BookPage "The cartoon illustrations are very funny. Frank’s oversize glasses with a missing right temple enhance the mood. A sweet story that proves that elderly relatives can be cool after all." —School Library Journal "As a lover of vintage and vintage-inspired children’s books, I was instantly enamored with The Frank Show by British illustrator and designer David Mackintosh — a charming homage to grandparents and the art of seeing beneath the grumpy exterior." —Brain Pickings "The art is appealing as well; digitally created scenes pulls together planes of vivid color, a multitude of small elements outlined in black scrawls, and elements of collage." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Reminding readers that everyone has a story to tell, this picture book is fun to read while providing insight into human character." —Reading Today Online Awards: GOLD - Parents' Choice Award Winner, Picture Books less...
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