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WIGGENS LEARNS HIS MANNERS AT THE FOUR SEASONS RESTAURANT
by Leslie McGuirk
Candlewick, 2009, $16.99. Ages 3 and up.
Looking for a way to make your Thanksgiving celebration a more mannerly affair? This witty tale gives a charming introduction to refinement and how to behave and has readers laughing out loud at the tale of Wiggens, a chocolate Labrador puppy, who learns ten important lessons about mastering manners.
I CAN EAT A RAINBOW
by Annabel Karmel
DK Publishing, 2009, $7.99. Ages 3 and up.
From juicy red apples to yummy yellow bananas, the big, bold photographs in this tabbed board book shows preschoolers that they can have fun and stay healthy by eating a rainbow of colorful food.
GRANDAD'S PRAYERS OF THE EARTH
by Douglas Wood
Candlewick, 2009, $6.99. Ages 6 and up.
A Parent's Choice Recommended Title, this beautiful tale of a boy's special bond with his granddad gives readers a sense of the vastness of nature, our bonds to its beauty and the true answer to prayers. A perfect read for family Thanksgiving gatherings.
WHAT'S EATING YOU: PARASITES - THE INSIDE STORY
by Nicola Davies,
Candlewick, 2009, $7.99. Ages 8 and up.
Although it may not be appropriate Thanksgiving dinner conversation, bugs, parasites, and creepy-crawlies are always favorite topics for the younger crowd. A great way to give kids a few facts about the world around (or inside) them, this book, with its uproarious illustrations, will have your little readers squirming and scratching in their seats! Winner of the Chicago Public Library Best Book for Children and Teens, readers get an in-depth look at how mites, lice, fleas, flies, tapeworms, and other peculiar parasites choose their "digs," and what their "hosts" can do to rid themselves of the unwelcome varmints.
HISTORY NEWS: THE EGYPTIAN NEWS
by Scott Steedman
Candlewick, 2009, $7.99. Ages 9-14.
"A Soaring Success! Djoser's pyramid sets new tomb trend," "Boy King Murdered?" Just in time to commemorate King Tut's Tomb Discovery Day (November 4), this fun-to-read, tabloid-style graphic novel presents facts about life in ancient Egypt in an innovative, kid-friendly style. A chatty look at the world of the ancient Egyptians, topics include politics, lifestyle, religion, and education. Kids will think they've picked up the latest tween magazine instead of a history book.
by Edward M. Kennedy
Hachette Book Group, 2009, $35.00. Ages 9-14.
How did Teddy Kennedy weather the family tragedies? Why was he so adamant about improved healthcare for all Americans? Conservatives and liberals alike will gain new insight into the thoughts, fears, regrets and pain of the Senator from Massachusetts, Edward M. Kennedy. This personal story, which he requested not be published until after his death, details the life of the youngest child of America's "royal" family and the effect his boisterous, driven family had on him. Readers also get a glimpse into his feelings on the tragedies and controversies that followed Kennedy throughout his life as he offers his thoughts on finding your "true compass" to weather the storms of life.