At the library

green pines library news


At the library is a new publication provided by the Green Pines library staff. Our goal is to provide information about resources the Green Pines library has to offer. Each month we will highlight curricular connections, seasonal offerings, and new additions to our collections that support your classrooms. We are here to help!

New to the Green Pines Library

Check out some of our new books...

Big Friends by Linda Sarah...Best friends Etho and Birt love going up Sudden Hill and sitting in simple cardboard boxes imagining they are kings, soldiers, astronauts, or pirates until Shu asks to join them, and their "two-by-two rhythm" is disturbed. This book features boys as main characters. It is a book that emphasizes the importance of including everyone-great for the start of the school year.

Snapsy the Alligator by Julie Falatko...The book's narrator follows Snappsy the alligator around and offers commentary about his daily activities. Snappsy, who does not want to be the subject of a book, protests and tries to have a normal day. He plans a party for his neighbors, and finally gives up and invites the narrator, a chicken, to the party. What Green Pines student would not enjoy a book about Snapsy the Alligator? Read this one for the fun of reading!

Small Wonders: Jean-Henri Fabre and His World of Insects by Matthew Clark Smith...Presents a picture book biography of naturalist Jean-Henri Fabre describing how his interest in insects and other small wonders as a child led to important discoveries as an adult. Talk about spark! This is a wonderful book for students to see how passions can lead to great success. It is also quite heartwarming.

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by Laurie Wallmark...Highlights the life of Ada Byron Lovelace and her mathematical contributions that were the base for computer science 100 years later. Includes a timeline. Girls really can do math! You likely did not know that an English woman was a pioneer in computer science and binary numbers. Your students probably do not know this either. Read this book for a lesson in women's history and the beginning of coding.

They're Up to Something in There by Cari Meister....Inventors Oscar and Frank know THEIR rivals are up to something. And THEY'RE sure that whatever lies behind the fence, in THERE, is going to give them a run for THEIR money in tomorrow's pancake contest. Illustrated in a graphic-novel-like format, this delightful story pairs with back matter that clearly illustrates when to use the homophones "there," "their," and "they're." This is the perfect read aloud to start or continue the discussion about they're, their, and there.
A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz...Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Why are they all alone in empty cages? Are they being punished? More than anything, he wants to be their champion—their voice—but he stutters uncontrollably.Except when he talks to animals…Then he is fluent. Follow the life of the man Time Magazine calls, "the Indiana Jones of wildlife conservation"as he searches for his voice and fulfills a promise to speak for animals, and people, who cannot speak for themselves. This touching story lends itself beautifully to discussing stuttering, special needs, and including everyone. It is also a biography of a strong person!
Emma and Julia Love Ballet by Barbara McClintock....Emma is little. Julia is big.
They both love ballet. Emma takes ballet lessons. So does Julia. Emma is learning to be a ballerina. Julia is a professional ballerina.They are both excited about the big performance in the theater tonight. Emma will be watching from the audience. Julia will be dancing onstage!
And afterward, Emma will go backstage to meet her ballet hero! A wonderful story to teach comparing and contrasting. It is also a great book for showing diversity with main characters.
Kid Snippets: "Library" (Imagined by Kids)