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CCBC Presentation Notes - 2010

CCBC Presentation Notes - 2010

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CCBC Presentation6/9/10Megan Schliesman
The Natural World:
Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember
Steve Jenkins
The author focuses on WHY animals are dangerous, and why others are not.Great use of alliterationFor: ages 5 -9
Where Else in the Wild? : More Camouflaged Creatures Concealed...and Revealed
David M Schwartz and Yael Schy 
Sequel to "Where in the Wild"...more information about camouflaged creatures.Every page spread focuses on a different creature who uses camouflage and concealment.The challenge is to try and FIND the animal in the photo; there is also a poem.For: Ages 7 -12
The Frog Scientist
Pamela Turner 
Very engaging. It talks about how frogs are formed, and Dr. Tyrone Hayes' love for frogs.Hayes was very smart, went to Harvard.A professor took him under his wing and had himwork in his lab, andeverything clicked.Now he is a professor at UC-Berkeley.For: Ages 10-15
The Mitten
 Jim Aylesworth
Playful story. A child loses his mitten and animals eventually crowd in the mitten and makeit larger and larger.Not a lot of surprises, but a great resolution. What happens to the mitten?Read to find out!For: ages 2- 5
Chicken Little
Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley 
Still kept fresh and interesting after all these years!For: ages 2 -7
Historical People, Places and Events
Denied, Detained and Deported: Stories from the Dark Side of AmericanImmigration
 Ann Bausum
Beloit author; looks at the history of immigration of the last 120 years.Timely topic!Every chapter focuses on a different topicEye-openingFor: Ages 12 and older
Claudette Colvin
Phillip Hoose
Highly regarded storyYoung women, Claudette, was living in Montgomery, AL in 1955; same town as Rosa Parks.Claudette was arrested nine months before Rosa Parks. She was 15, and didn't move on thebus when asked.She was arrested, and the story talks about what happens in the aftermath.Claudette is seen as a hero at first, but her own community ended up turning on herbecause she wasgoing to cause trouble.Also judged because she was young!Rosa Parks is arrested nine months later and Claudette ended up being a plaintiff in hercase; helped change the law.For: Ages 13 and older
Marching for Freedom:Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary
Elizabeth Partridge
Takes place in 1965; Selma, ALLast push for freedomAll events culminated in a march from Selma to MontgomeryFor: Ages 11 and older
Biography and Autobiography
The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy
 James Cross Giblin
Very interesting tale of the WI senator and what a great manipulator he was.Great for a civics class!For: Age 14 and older
Bad News for Outlaws
The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves
Deputy U.S Marshall
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Bass Reeves was born into slavery; ended up punching his master and running away.He took shelter in Kansas (Indian territory), stayed there until the Civil War, raised a family
and became a citizen1875: judge was looking for marshalls to keep the law in order, and Bass was hired.Very controversial that a black man was hired to force the law in US government at thistime.Great writing style!
Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, adapted by Sarah Thomson
Adaptation; Cuts to the chase of the original storyHas an interview with Mortenson's 11-year-old daughterFor: Ages 9 - 13
Nassreen's Secret School:A True Story from Afghanistan
 Jeannette Winter 
True story from Afghanistan; Nasreen lives with her grandmother after her father is seizedand her mom goes to look for him.She does not speak after this, but her grandmother enrolls in a secret school for girls.Book shows how people had to outsmart the TalibanHer education opened the world to herFor: Ages 6 - 10
The Arts
My Papa Diego and Me:Memories of My Father and His Art
Guadalupe Rivera Marín
Heart of the book is the full-page spread of his work in English and SpanishVery engaging narrative.For: Ages 6 - 12
Concept Books
Big, Bigger, Biggest
Nancy Coffelt 
Uses words that we use to compare thingsAnimals talk about how "big" they are, "fast" they are.
Bean Soup:A Cooking Poem
 Jorge Argueta
A boy describes what goes into bean soupVery descriptive language, also in Spanish!Great read-aloud or for teaching descriptions in classroomFor: Ages 4 - 8
African Acrostics: A Word in Edgewise
 Avis Harley 

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