Holiday Reading 2006

Information Books, including poetry and folktales

Andersen, Hans Christian The little match girl
Illustrated by Květa Pacovská a past winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Anderson, Maxine Amazing Leonardo da Vinci inventions you can build yourself
Barbour, Karen Mr Williams
Barbour captures the essence of a black Louisiana farmer’s life in the early 20th century.
Bell, Krista That’s the trick!
Commonly confused homophones
Boueri, Marijean Moran Lebanon 1 2 3: a counting book in three languages
Butterworth, Chris Sea horse: the shyest fish in the sea
The secrets of the endangered sea horse, one of nature’s most mysterious fish. Engravings by the award-winning John Lawrence.
Clee, Paul Before Hollywood : from shadow play to silver screen
Clements, Andrew A million dots
With one million dots printed on its pages, this large-format picture book shows how big a million really is.
Davies, Nicola Ice bear
An informative study of the majestic polar bear.
DeCristofano, Carolyn Cinami Big bang! The tongue-tickling tale of a speck that became spectacular
Describes the big bang theory of the beginning of the universe.
Fenton, Connie Queenie : one elephant’s story
The true story of a gentle Indian elephant called Queenie, a legend at Melbourne Zoo, loved by generations of children and adults.
Harris, Robie H. It’s not the stork: a book about girls, boys, babies, bodies, families and friends.
Hatkoff, Isabella Owen & Mzee: the true story of a remarkable friendship
The inspiring true story of two great friends, a baby hippo named Owen and a 130-year-old giant tortoise named Mzee.
Lugalbanda coverHendersen, Kathy Lugalbanda : the boy who got caught up in a war
An epic tale from ancient Iraq.
Johnson-Davis, Denys Goha, the wise fool
Collection of fourteen tales about the folk hero Nasreddin Hoca, also known as Goha, a man with a reputation for being able to answer difficult questions in a clever way.
Kelly, Geoff How to draw krappy kartoons really well
Krinitz, Esther Nisenthal Memories of survival
A series of embroidered panels that tell Esther Krinitz’s remarkable journey of living through the Holocaust in Poland.
Lewin, Ted How much : visiting markets around the world
Macdonald, Margaret Read Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur!: a Palestinian folktale
Marsalis, Wynton Jazz A-B-Z : an A to Z collection of jazz portraits
Onyefulu, Ifeoma An African Christmas
Rodrigue, George Why is Blue Dog blue? : a tale of colours
Paintings of Blue Dog in many different colours, including salmon, cherry, and moss green, explain why Blue Dog had to be blue.
Schlosser, Eric Chew on this: everything you don’t want to know about fast food
Sierra, Judy The gruesome guide to world monsters
Sis, Peter Play, Mozart, play
Smith, Lane John, Paul, George & Ben
A humorous look at five of America’s founding fathers.
Turner, Tracey Writers and their tall tales
One in the Dead famous series.
Usher, M. D. Wise guy: the life and philosophy of Socrates
Walker, Alice There is a flower at the tip of my nose smelling me
The world of nature and its relation to the human spirit.
Wheeler, Lisa Mammoths on the move
Wilkinson, Lili Joan of Arc: the story of Jehanne Darc