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KidsBookshelf Newsletter
May 25, 2012

Welcome KidsBookshelf Readers!
I hope everyone has a safe and fun summer!
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Hatshepsut of Egypt (The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses)
By Shirin Yim Bridges
Illus by Albert Nguyen
Around 1500BC Princess Hatshepsut was born. She was her father's favorite and often went with him while he worked. By his side she learned how to run Egypt. Because of her intelligence Hatshepsut soon became the first woman to be declared Pharaoh, King of Egypt. This series about real life princesses describes who they were, how they came to power, what they accomplished, where they lived, what they ate and wore, and how they changed history. A great new series that will show young girls what real life princesses were like. The beautiful illustrations bring history to life. (Ages 9-12)

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Qutlugh Terkan Khatun of Kirman (The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses)
By Shirin Yim Bridges
Illus by Albert Nguyen
Around 1300AD Qutlugh Terkan Khatun was born into a family of nobles, but at a young age she was kidnapped by an enemy king and sold into slavery. A passing merchant took pity on her and adopted her. She eventually married a prince and ruled the the Mongol Empire at his side, and upon his death the people choose to have her continue as their ruler. This series about real life princesses describes who they were, how they came to power, what they accomplished, where they lived, what they ate and wore, and how they changed history. A great new series that will show young girls what real life princesses were like. The beautiful illustrations bring history to life. (Ages 9-12)


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Pretty Princess Pig
By Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple
Illus by Sam Williams
Everyone knows that pigs can be messy, and Pretty Princess Pig is no exception! Today is her big tea party, so she throws on her party dress and begins to clean, bake, and decorate. But Pretty Princess Pig gets ready for a party much different than anyone else, but her guests are much too polite to point out the mess! A fun story for young readers about being proud of who you are. (Ages 4-8)

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Sheila Says We're Weird
By Ruth Ann Smalley
Illus by Jennifer Emery
Sheila is always asking questions about what her neighbors do and why. They patiently explain about their green lifestyle and Sheila constantly comments that what they do is weird. Why do they hang their laundry outside rather than use a dryer? Why do they mow with a push mower when a gas one is much faster? Although Sheila says it's weird, she seems really comfortable hanging around and being involved in their "weird" ways. A fun book about living a green lifestyle and that different isn't bad. (Ages 4-8)


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Riparia's River
By Michael J. Caduto
Illus by Olga Pastuchiv
Gretchen, Jason, Mark, and, Daphne are excited to go swimming at their favorite place in the river. But when they get there the water is filled with a green slime and it smells really bad. Determined to find out what's wrong, the kids meet a mysterious naturalist named Riparia. She helps them understand why the water became polluted and what they and others in the community can do to make things better. A good story about how we can help protect the environment from pollution. (Ages 9-12)


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Boston and the State of Massachusetts: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know
By Kate Boehm Jerome
This handy little guide is a great introduction to Boston, MA. You'll find interesting facts, cool sights and sounds, strange but true happenings, marvelous monikers (names), and dramatic things that have happened in the city over the years. You'll also find information about the state of Massachusetts like land, history, people, fun facts and tidbits, and more. Great for research projects or a travel guide. (Ages 9-12)


Austin and the State of Texas: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know
By Kate Boehm Jerome
This handy little guide is a great introduction to Austin, TX. You'll find interesting facts, cool sights and sounds, strange but true happenings, marvelous monikers (names), and dramatic things that have happened in the city over the years. You'll also find information about the state of Texas like land, history, people, fun facts and tidbits, and more. Great for research projects or a travel guide. (Ages 9-12)


Savannah and the State of Georgia: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know
By Kate Boehm Jerome
This handy little guide is a great introduction to Savannah, GA. You'll find interesting facts, cool sights and sounds, strange but true happenings, marvelous monikers (names), and dramatic things that have happened in the city over the years. You'll also find information about the state of Georgia like land, history, people, fun facts and tidbits, and more. Great for research projects or a travel guide. (Ages 9-12)


Our House Is Round: A Kid's Book About Why Protecting Our Earth Matters
By Yolanda Kondonassis
Illus by Joan Brush
"Our House is Round" is a bright, colorful, easy to understand book for young readers about the importance of conservation and being aware of the environment and how we affect it. The engaging text explains why it's so important for us to take care of our planet and ways we can do that. The back pages include a Messy Planet Action Plan and a glossary of environmental terms. A great book to get kids talking about issues and problem solving! (Ages 9-12)

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