New Books in the NCES Library

Get Them While They're Hot (even though it's cold outside!)

New Books...Gotta Love 'Em!

Everybody loves new books. The crisp, pristine pages! The smell of ink! The wonderful sensation of cracking open a book no one has opened before! It doesn't get any better than that! And, of course, there's the thrill of finding the perfect informational text that supports Common Core standards! Anyway, whether you seek books to supplement instruction or just a fun read for your students, visit the NCES Library (YOUR library) and see our brand new books!

Poetry and More!

New Poetry Books

  • Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It: False Apology Poems by Gail Carson Levine Call Number 811 Lev
  • I, Too Am America Call Number: 811 Hug
  • I’ve Lost My Hippopotamus Call Number: 811 Pre
  • Grade: K K.RL.5. Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).
  • Grade: K K-5.RT.3. Poetry: Includes nursery rhymes and the subgenres of the narrative poem, limerick, and free verse poem
  • Grade: 1 1.RL.4. Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
  • Grade: 1 1.RL.10. With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade
  • Grade: 1 K-5.RT.3. Poetry: Includes nursery rhymes and the subgenres of the narrative poem, limerick, and free verse poem
  • Grade: 2 2.RL.4. Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
  • Grade: 2 K-5.RT.3. Poetry: Includes nursery rhymes and the subgenres of the narrative poem, limerick, and free verse poem
  • Grade: 3 K-5.RT.3. Poetry: Includes nursery rhymes and the subgenres of the narrative poem, limerick, and free verse poem

Go Wild with Books About Jane Goodall

  • The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps Call Number: B Goo
  • Me...Jane Call Number E McD (pair this book with the Jane Goodall biography)
  • Grade: 2 K-5.RT.4. Literary Nonfiction and Historical, Scientific, and Technical Texts: Includes biographies and autobiographies; books about history, social studies, science, and the arts; technical texts, including directions, forms, and information displayed in graphs, charts, or maps; and digital sources on a range of topics
  • Grade: 3 3.RI.5. Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
  • Grade: 3 K-5.RT.4. Literary Nonfiction and Historical, Scientific, and Technical Texts: Includes biographies and autobiographies; books about history, social studies, science, and the arts; technical texts, including directions, forms, and information displayed in graphs, charts, or maps; and digital sources on a range of topics
  • Grade: 4 K-5.RT.4. Literary Nonfiction and Historical, Scientific, and Technical Texts: Includes biographies and autobiographies; books about history, social studies, science, and the arts; technical texts, including directions, forms, and information displayed in graphs, charts, or maps; and digital sources on a range of topics
  • Grade: 5 K-5.RT.4. Literary Nonfiction and Historical, Scientific, and Technical Texts: Includes biographies and autobiographies; books about history, social studies, science, and the arts; technical texts, including directions, forms, and information displayed in graphs, charts, or maps; and digital sources on a range of topics
  • Grade: 6 6-12.RT.4. Literary Nonfiction: Includes the subgenres of exposition, argument, and functional text in the form of personal essays, speeches, opinion pieces, essays about art or literature, biographies, memoirs, journalism, and historical, scientific, technical, or economic accounts (including digital sources) written for a broad audience

And Even More Nonfiction!

  • Martin & Mahalia: His Words. Her Song. Call Number 920
  • PinHoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Glass Invented Basketball (includes photographs of Dr. James Naismith’s Original 13 Rules of Basket Ball) Call Number 796.321

New Picture Books by Favorite Authors

  • Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? By Eve Bunting
  • The Dark by Lemony Snicket
  • The Blessing Cup by Patricia Polacco
  • A Big Guy Took My Ball (Elephant & Piggie book) by Mo Willems
  • That is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems
  • Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle by Chris Raschka
  • When No One is Watching by Eileen Spinelli
  • Peck, Peck, Peck by Lucy Cousins
  • Smash! Crash! by Jon Scieszka

Rookie Biographies (Perfect for 1st and 2nd grade)

  • Betsy Ross Call Number B Ros
  • Pocahontas Call Number B Poc

Lower Level Nonfiction Titles

  • Dolphin (from A Day in the Life: Sea Animals series) Call Number 599.53 Spi
  • Red Kangaroo (from A Day in the Life: Sea Animals series) Call Number 599.2 Gan

These titles are just a few of the new books available. Stop by the NCES Library Media Center and check them out!


P.S. Don't forget about our new e-books! Project an e-book onto your screen and share it with your class! See Mrs. Solis for login information.