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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
AmazonLeah 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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AmazonLeah 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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AmazonLeah 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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Trains Go by Steve Light
AmazonLeah 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
AmazonLeah 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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AmazonLeah 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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