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Books: Ages 8-10
Millions to Measure
by David Schwartz. Illustrated by Steven Kellogg. (HarperCollins, 32 pp., $16.99)
Marvelosissimo, the Mathematical Magician tackles the madness of linear, weight,
and volume measurements in entertaining fashion. Fun and functional artwork
compliments the enormous amount of information.
Fiction: Ages 8-10
by Verla Kay. Illustrated by Ted Rand. (Putnam, 32 pp., $15.99)
farm life in the 1700’s and an 18th century Pennsylvania girl
has outgrown her handmade dress. Watercolor and graphite illustrations
enhance the historical accuracy of colonial life.
The Song Within My Heart
by David Bouchard. Illustrated by Allen Sapp. (CIP, unpaged, $14.95)
A lyrical and intimate portrayal of a Cree Indian boy attending his first pow-wow
with his beloved grandmother. Stunning paintings accompany the text as poetic
as the rhythm of drumbeats.
Harvesting Hope: the Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen
Krull. Illustrated by Yuyi Morales. (Harcourt, unpaged, $17.00)
The defender of laborers in the fields and protesting their inhumane living
and working conditions, Chavez undertook a 340 mile march known as “La Causa”—the
Cause—with victorious results. Appealing as a well-told biography with quiet
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School in Hollywood, Florida. She is formerly a children’s
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