Junior Library Newsletter
New Resources March 2016
There are some terrific new resources in the Junior Library this month. If you are interested in borrowing them out, please let us know!
Issac and his Amazing Asperger Superpowers!
Meet Issac - he's a superhero! He might look like everyone else, but he has Asperger's Syndrome. It is an incredibly positive book that describes his world and several coping mechanisms that he employs. This is a terrific book to help start discussions about people on the spectrum.
What's up Mumu!
MuMu is not quite right today - nothing is going right and nothing can please her. Not even her best friend Lox. Does he have enough tricks up his sleeve?
What's Up MuMu? Telephone Interview
The Fox and the Star
This is a truly beautiful picture book - it is a work of art! Once there was a fox who lived in a deep dark forest. His constant companion was Star, who lit his way. One night though, Star was not there and Fox had to face the forest alone. This is a magical story about love, loss and learning to accept change. It can be read on multiple levels and can be used to explore visual literacy.
Robert Hodge was born with a tumour in the middle of his face and deformed legs that didn't work very well. There was no other baby like him in Australia, however he had parents, brothers and sisters who gave a normal childhood - filled with trips to the beach, going to school and getting into childhood scrapes! He had lots of doctors too - who removed the tumour and operated on his legs - however he always looked different...ugly. This is a true story of an extraordinary boy having an ordinary life. Great for kids who liked Wonder.
Boy on the Wooden Box
This is the true story of Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) who was one of the youngest children to survive on Oskar Schindler's list during the Holocaust. Leon was only 10 years old when his family was forced into the Krakow ghetto. This is the story of his survival - told through the eyes of a boy.