New Books for Kids: Thursday, October 29

The library is now open for limited patron access. We are allowing seven patrons at a time in the library. There is hand sanitizer on the table by the circulation desk; we ask you to use it when you come in. It is once again possible to place holds on items from other libraries, although there are only limited runs being made between the libraries, so it may take longer than formerly for your items to arrive. Thank you for your help as we work to make the library a safe place for all!

Here are a few more of the new books for children that we’ve received lately:

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Class Act

Eighth grader Drew Ellis is no stranger to the saying “You have to work twice as hard to be just as good.” His grandmother has reminded him his entire life. But what if he works ten times as hard and still isn’t afforded the same opportunities that his privileged classmates at the Riverdale Academy Day School take for granted? To make matters worse, Drew begins to feel as if his good friend Liam might be one of those privileged kids. He wants to pretend like everything is fine, but it’s hard not to withdraw, and even their mutual friend Jordan doesn’t know how to keep the group together. As the pressures mount, will Drew find a way to bridge the divide so he and his friends can truly accept each other? And most important, will he finally be able to accept himself?

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Horse and Buggy Plant a Seed

Is it ready yet? What about now? Horse is so excited for the seed he planted to grow, he can’t help asking Buggy a million questions. But with a little sunshine, water, and patience, Horse and Buggy are in for a surprise when their tiny seed finally grows. . . into a gigantic squash! Ethan Long delivers a perfect punchline for emergent readers in this Horse & Buggy tale. The award-winning I Like to Read series focuses on guided reading levels A through G. Acclaimed author-illustrators create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own! For early-to-mid first grade readers, Level G books feature more complex storylines than prior levels, and a wider variety of structure and punctuation. Illustrations offer support for decoding the more challenging vocabulary words introduced.

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How Do Dinosaurs Show Good Manners?

Join these troublesome dinosaurs as their best manners are put to task in this infectious read-aloud, a delightful new addition to Jane Yolen and Mark Teague’s beloved, award-winning series! What if a dinosaur won’t be polite? Maybe burps at the table and starts food fights? Watch these dinosaur children’s larger-than-life antics as they navigate sharing and showing gratitude with their human family and friends. Do dinosaurs spit broccoli on the floor, hog the slide at the playground, or wreck the bathroom with their latest mud science experiment? Of course not! They share, they show kindness, and they are polite. Being courteous is an important lesson in children’s lives. While learning good manners is full of its own struggles and quandaries, the payoff of hearing “please” and “thank you” is worth it. Each book in the endlessly popular How Do Dinosaurs series is a combination of childish antics followed by a gentle lesson. See if your little readers can find the names of each dinosaur, hidden on the page!

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