INFO: Garcia, Colon Aurora. Now We Live in the U.S.A. J. 2004
DESC: In this book, children from different countries are interviewed who are new to the United States. They talk about what they like most about their new country.
TAGS: Mexico, Peru, China, Vietnam, ESL, moving, different cultures, J, Richard Avenue
INFO: Rylant, Cynthia. Mr. Putter and Tabby Walk the Dog. J. 1994
DESC: Mr. Putter and his cat Tabby think Zeke, the dog next door, is a dream dog. But when they take him for a walk, Zeke is more like a nightmare!
TAGS: dogs, cats, good deed, J, Richard Avenue
INFO: Reed, Hannah. Hot-Air Balloons. J. 2001
DESC: This book gives a brief history of hot-air balloons. It also shows how hot-air balloons are controlled and how they work. It has great picture and descriptions.
TAGS: how things work, hot-air balloons, flying, J, Richard Avenue
INFO: Shipton, Phil. The Gizmos’ Trip. J. 2000
DESC: The Gizmos are an eccentric family. On this particular adventure, they accidentally travel back in time in their time machine. Read about them hanging out with dinosaurs.
TAGS: time travel, dinosaurs, adventure, invention, J, Richard Avenue
INFO: McNulty, Faith. Endangered Animals. J. 1996
DESC: This book provides a good explanation of what it means for an animal to be endangered. It also gives a good intro to habitats and how humans can sometimes be harmful to animals and not good at sharing the earth.
TAGS: earth day, animals, endangered, habitat, J, Richard Avenue
INFO: Dufrense, Michele. Trouble for Jasper. J. 2004
DESC: Jasper seems to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is always getting blamed for the trouble that Sweet Face, the younger cat, gets in to.
TAGS: cats, animals, friendship, J, Richard Avenue
INFO: Randell, Beverly. Rescuing Nelson. J. 1998
DESC: Nelson is a baby elephant who enjoys taking mud baths with the bigger adult elephants. He is small and gets stuck in the woods and needs help from the bigger elephants to help him out.
TAGS: elephants, baby animals, teamwork, J, Richard Avenue