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Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington, by Jabari Asim

New Books for Children January 22, 2013

Books help us share stories, and this week's featured new release is a stellar example of a story worth sharing.

Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington, by Jabari Asim, focuses on Washington as a young man, his thirst for knowledge, and his determination to do whatever it took to gain that knowledge. Award winning illustrator Bryan Collier’s art enhances this inspirational true story and allows children to experience history in a whole new way.

Check out some of Richland Library’s other new arrivals for children, below, or stop by any Richland Library location for a wider selection of titles.


Leah B. Says: Biography
Amazon Says: Booker dreamed of making friends with words, setting free the secrets that lived in books. Born into slavery, young Booker T. Washington could only dream of learning to read more...
Amazon Says: Booker dreamed of making friends with words, setting free the secrets that lived in books. Born into slavery, young Booker T. Washington could only dream of learning to read and write. After emancipation, Booker began a five-hundred-mile journey, mostly on foot, to Hampton Institute, taking his first of many steps towards a college degree. When he arrived, he had just fifty cents in his pocket and a dream about to come true. The young slave who once waited outside of the schoolhouse would one day become a legendary educator of freedmen. Award-winning artist Bryan Collier captures the hardship and the spirit of one of the most inspiring figures in American history, bringing to life Booker T. Washington's journey to learn, to read, and to realize a dream. less...
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Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: Atticus Higginbottom is trapped in the Nonex with his mortal enemy Mistress Jane and the corrupt and powerful Mr. Chu. No one has ever escaped the Nonex before, but for Tick, more...
Amazon Says: Atticus Higginbottom is trapped in the Nonex with his mortal enemy Mistress Jane and the corrupt and powerful Mr. Chu. No one has ever escaped the Nonex before, but for Tick, Jane, or Mr. Chu to have any hope of surviving the strange and deadly realm, they will have to work together for the first time in their lives. And they must escape. An all-consuming void has opened up and is unleashing monsters throughout the Realities. All of reality is unraveling at the seams and Ticks friends and fellow Realitants are facing an epic war that could spell the end of all they hold dear. Master George has one last weapon at his disposal: the mysterious and unpredictable Karma button. And depending on the character of the person who wields it will determine if its unlimited power is used for good or for evil. The Void of Mist and Thunder is the fourth and final book in the 13th Reality series. less...
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Snow Day for Mouse by Judy Cox
Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Snow! Cookies! Candy! Mouse loves snow days. When he's accidently swept out the door and into the snow, Mouse has a blast ice-skating, sledding, and building snow animals-alwa more...
Amazon Says: Snow! Cookies! Candy! Mouse loves snow days. When he's accidently swept out the door and into the snow, Mouse has a blast ice-skating, sledding, and building snow animals-always just one step ahead of sly Cat. But above Mouse on a wire sit three cold birds who warn Mouse of Cat's approach. Now it is Mouse's turn to do something nice for his new friends. less...
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My Face Book by Star Bright Books
Leah B. Says: Board Book
Amazon Says: Babies love looking at other babies and these charming baby faces . . . smiling, frowning, laughing, being silly or serious are sure to captivate and delight toddlers and babi more...
Amazon Says: Babies love looking at other babies and these charming baby faces . . . smiling, frowning, laughing, being silly or serious are sure to captivate and delight toddlers and babies. They will ask to look at and to read the book again and again. Self-expression has never been more adorable! less...
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Leah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: Tired of having to contain your hidden urge to fart and finger-pick? Can't get enough of foul food and flies? Get ready to gross out all of your friends with these hystericall more...
Amazon Says: Tired of having to contain your hidden urge to fart and finger-pick? Can't get enough of foul food and flies? Get ready to gross out all of your friends with these hysterically nauseating facts about all things gross and gruesome. Bringing together the slimiest, smelliest, and stickiest topics imaginable, That's Gross, is chock-full of foul facts that are guaranteed to make your stomach churn. Each chapter is packed with icky information, wacky and colorful pictures, and sickening sidebarsthat will make you say "That's Gross!" Hold on to your stomach while we explore the world of barf, bugs, boogers, and other things your parents won't like. With lively and humorous prose, high-interest subjects, and truly disgusting photos, this book will have kids glued to the page while they learn the facts, history and scientific details of "eww". Kids will be so captivated by the gross-out factor that they won't even realize how much they're learning. They might even discover that these skin-crawling truths are just a part of everyday life!  Chapters include:  • The History of Grossness  • Your Abominable Body  • Gross Animals  • Gross Bugs  • Dead Things  • Gross Around the World  • Gross Pop Culture  • Everyday Grossness  • Gross Fun  • Glossary of Gross Other elements include the "Happy Place," featuring adorable baby animals just in case the grossness is too overwhelming; a "Gag Gauge" to rank the level of grossness of each topic; plus gross experiments, games, and more. less...
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Into the Woods by J Torres
Leah B. Says: Graphic Novel
Amazon Says: Rufus is bo-o-o-ored at his grammy's house in the country. But when he follows a girl into the woods and finds a totem in a hollowed-out tree, things become a whole lot more i more...
Amazon Says: Rufus is bo-o-o-ored at his grammy's house in the country. But when he follows a girl into the woods and finds a totem in a hollowed-out tree, things become a whole lot more interesting. Especially when he reads the word etched into the magical talisman: "Sasquatch." less...
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It's a Tiger! by David LaRochelle
Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Kids and parents alike will rejoice in this lively read-aloud picture book, as the main character runs into (and away from) a tiger over and over again as the plot gets sillie more...
Amazon Says: Kids and parents alike will rejoice in this lively read-aloud picture book, as the main character runs into (and away from) a tiger over and over again as the plot gets sillier and sillier. Perfect for acting out while reading, It's a Tiger! offers just the right amount of excitement without being too scary, and a sweet ending with a bit of a twist. less...
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Hideout by Gordon Korman
Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: The Man With The Plan and his friends return in this fifth romp in the Swindle series! HIDEOUT: a place to escape detection, especially when being chased by someone determin more...
Amazon Says: The Man With The Plan and his friends return in this fifth romp in the Swindle series! HIDEOUT: a place to escape detection, especially when being chased by someone determined to have revenge. . . When Griffin Bing and his friends first met Luthor, he was a vicious attack dog working for the slimy S. Wendell Palomino - as known as Swindle. The kids rescued Luthor, and never thought they'd see Swindle again. But now Swindle's returned. And he wants his dog back. Swindle has manipulated the law so that there's no way for Savannah Drysdale to keep Luthor in her house. Before he can be taken away, they decide to made him disappear - away from Swindle. Six kids. Three hideouts. One extremely large dog. What could possibly go wrong? less...
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Jet Plane: How It Works by David Macaulay
Leah B. Says: Beginning Reader
Amazon Says: Go on an airplane ride. It weighs as much as 100 elephants, but it can fly for hours. How does a jet do that? From the engine that provides the power and wings that lift the more...
Amazon Says: Go on an airplane ride. It weighs as much as 100 elephants, but it can fly for hours. How does a jet do that? From the engine that provides the power and wings that lift the plane off the ground to the cockpit controls and passenger cabin, see how these modern marvels work and what makes them stay in the air. less...
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