Books to Ignite the Imagination
Selene S. Vasquez
BOOK: AGES 6 THRU 8
New York by Linda Oatman High. Illustrated by Robert Rayevsky.
(Holiday House, unpaged, $16.95)
The Big Apple is a menagerie of delights, from subway musicians,
hot dog vendors, yellow taxicabs and pigeons, to ritzy shops,
museums and the Rockefeller Centerís skating rink. Rhythmic text
accompanies this jazzy and stylized double-page spread of life
in glorious New York City.
AGES 10 THRU 12
Summer Solstice by Ellen Jackson. Illustrated by Jan Davey
Ellis. (Millbrook, unpaged, $12.90)
The Earthís fruitful season is marked by the sunís highest reach
in the sky. Explore the science of orbital movements, the ancient
beliefs and festivals honoring the sun deities, as well as instructions
for a selection of creative tasks, including a sidewalk sundial.
Tarantulas Have Teeth?: Questions and Answers about Poisonous
Creatures by Melvin & Gilda Berger. Illustrated by Jim
Effler. (Scholastic, 48 pp., $14.95)
Lively down-to-earth tidbits about venomous creatures, such as
their basic anatomy, hunting and feeding methods, behavioral peculiarities,
etc. Vividly illustrated and full of fascinating facts to make
your skin crawl.#
Vasquez is a media specialist at Orange Brook Elementary School
in Hollywood, Florida. She is formerly a childrenís librarian
for the New York Public Library.
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