October 12

New and Notable Additions to the Library

This week I received my first book order of the year and I wanted to highlight some notable books for our teachers, students, and parents.

Social Studies

Committing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

With this series, young citizens of the world will learn how they can commit to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Books include thought-provoking questions and hands-on activities for youth to engage in their own communities and make an impact on local and global levels! Readers will be prepared to take informed action in accordance with the National Council for the Social Studies C3 Framework. Aligned to curriculum standards, these books also highlight key 21st Century Content: Global Awareness, Public Policy, Health and Wellness, Civics Literacy, and Environmental Stewardship.

Amazing Women in Canada

Throughout history women have shaped the culture, politics, and people of the land we know as Canada. The women in this series have had a lasting impact on our daily lives. Explore their stories and learn how they have made a difference.

Mathematics

Mini Math Mysteries

The student detectives at Lincoln Elementary love math-and solving mysteries! Can you help? Each case in these pick-your-own-path books is solvable based on second-grade math problems. Choose the right answer, and advance to the next clue. Choose the wrong answer, and clear text and visuals explain the math and encourage the reader to try again.

Digital Citizenship

Protect Yourself Online

Protect Yourself Online informs readers about the benefits, risks, and dangers of being online. The series examines social media, the protection of personal data, and ways to avoid online predators, online addiction, and online scams. It also provides information on how to be a smart, safe internet user. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

Exploring Careers in the Gaming Industry

 

The gaming industry is growing fast and offers many creative and technical job opportunities. This book explores six jobs in this field. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.

 

 

 

 

Athletics

NHL Teams

This action-packed series introduces young readers to the hottest teams in the National Hockey League. Each book provides an inside look at the team’s history, from its formation up to the present day, while highlighting the team’s greatest players and key moments. Each book includes a table of contents, team facts, additional resources links, a glossary, and an index.

Culinary Arts

Animal Chefs (Create! Books)

Grab your chef’s hat and a furry friend-it’s time to get cooking! Get into a splatter of batter with Chef Sloth, join Chef Hedgehog on a prickly cooking adventure, show your love for the kitchen with Chef Llama, and more! These hands-on cookbooks are full of bright step-by-step photos and easy to follow recipes inspired by your animal chef guides. Once you’re full of tasty treats, learn all about your new animal friends. It’s bound to be a wild time!

Social/Emotional/Diversity

We Belong

We all belong! You and I, we’re alike, but we’re different too. That’s not good. That’s not bad. It’s just what is true. Explore and celebrate who you are and who others are too! Rhyming verse by Laura Purdie Salas invites others to notice the diversity of our world and affirm that we all belong, just as we are. Bright illustrations by Carlos Vélez Aquilera feature a diverse group of children, playing and learning in an urban setting.

 

 

 

Pirates Don’t Dance

Jack longs to be a pirate. He loves everything about the job, from the peacefulness of the ocean to the opportunity to make new friends to the excitement of exotic travel. Jack also loves to dance, from the graceful glide of the glissade to the energetic leap of the grand jeté to the controlled kick of the grand battement. In fact, Jack often dances as he does his pirate apprentice chores. Unfortunately, Captain Squinty Eye’s number one pirate-ship rule is PIRATES DON’T DANCE. Dancing is too silly and not fitting for a rough, tough pirate. What will it take for Jack to convince Captain Squinty Eye that dancing is not a bad thing, and may even help Jack be a better pirate? Or will Jack and his dreams get tossed overboard? An empowering and relatable story about staying true to yourself and following your dreams. Back matter includes explanations of dance movements, as well as definitions of pirate speak.

 

Animals

Make Way for Animals!: A World of Wildlife Crossings

 

Around the world, city highways and country roads have cut through natural spaces. Wild animals are blocked from the resources they need to survive, or must make dangerous crossings across busy roads to get to them. Fortunately, solving this problem has inspired some creative solutions! Take a tour of wildlife crossings across the globe, from grassy badger bridges to underpasses for elephants. Discover how these inventive pathways have saved both animal and human lives and helped preserve ecosystems.

Operation Pangolin: Saving the World’s Only Scaled Mammal

What animal is the world’s only scaled mammal? The pangolin!Prized for their hard scales, pangolins are one of the most poached animals on the planet. They are also highly endangered. Yet scientists know very little about them. Pangolin rescuers and researchers such as Thai Nguyen have the difficult task of saving pangolins, changing local laws to prevent poaching, educating locals, and learning more about these mysterious creatures. Join author and photographer Suzi Eszterhas in this exploration of the jungles of Vietnam where Thai works to save endangered pangolins.

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Posted October 12, 2022 by bruel in category Books

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