Tooth by Tooth, comparing fangs, tusks, and chompers by Sara Levine answers many fun interesting toothy questions like, What animal would you be if a few of your teeth grew so long that they stuck out of your mouth even when it was closed? In this clever and informative book about animal teeth learn all about how animals use their different type of teeth, why they have different type of teeth, including us humans, and how you can tell what type of food they eat by the sizes and shapes of their teeth. Nonfiction, all grades.
To the Stars! The First American Woman to Walk in Space by Carmella Van Vleet, is a story of Kathy Sullivan who grew up to be the first American woman to walk in space. This is not a full biography but it tells us of the vision and goals, the likes and wishes of a girl growing up in the 1950's when girls were not encouraged to study flying or science. But Kathy loved airplanes, travel, to swim, and longed for adventure. And each new adventure, from swimming underwater, to reading blueprints and studying helped her find her way to NASA to become an astronaut. Literary nonfiction. All grades.
Their Great Gift; Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in New Land by John Coy chronicles with mostly family photographs, many immigrants who traveled to America to find a better life. After difficult journeys, life is hard in a strange country with different customs and a new language to learn. But these proud brave immigrants worked hard and long to provide for their children and the next generations. In the process they helped shape America. Read the beautiful spare words and genuine photos and you will feel and understand their journey, their sacrifice, and their gifts. Nonfiction. All grades.
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I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.