Lunar Learning: Faces of the Moon

Wednesday, August 5, 2009.

Faces of the MoonAuthor: Bob Crelin (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Leslie Evans (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Charlesbridge (on JOMB)
ISBN: 9781570917851

New, crescent, quarter, gibbous and full then all the way back to new, this ingeniously illustrated poem gives us a solid understanding and new appreciation for our revolving neighbour.

UNESCO has designated 2009 as International Year of Astronomy. You can get excited and get involved in IYA2009 here.

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Trapped Air Trickiness: Bubble Homes and Fish Farts

Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

Bubble Homes and Fish FartsAuthor: Fiona Bayrock (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Carolyn Conahan (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Charlesbridge (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1570916705

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Quick! What’s used for communication, transportation, self defence, sound-dampening, warmth, entertainment and hatching and doesn’t cost a cent? If you didn’t say “bubbles” – and even if you did – you will be blown away (how could we resist?) by this beautifully illustrated and light hearted look at the ingenious uses of suds in the wild.

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Putting Peckish in Perspective: The Butter Man

Wednesday, July 23, 2008.

The Butter ManAuthor: Elizabeth Alalou and Ali Alalou
Illustrator: Julie Klear Essakalli
Published: 2008 Charlesbridge (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1580891276

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Mouth-watering memories of fresh bread and butter and the crawling gnawing of famine’s want make a father’s reflection on childhood hunger food for thought about patience, gratitude and luck.

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Cat Chance: A Very Improbable Story

Friday, June 27, 2008.

A Very Improbable StoryAuthor: Edward Einhorn (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Adam Gustavson (on JOMB)
Published: 2008 Charlesbridge Publishing (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1570918716

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What’s the likelihood that a crusty feline sticking stubbornly to a boy’s skull expounding statistical concepts would not only be strangely engaging but would clearly communicate what probability is, what it’s not, how to pronounce it and how to use it to improve soccer scores? In this case, 100%

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Flowers, Philanthropy and Freedom: Priscilla and the Hollyhocks

Saturday, May 17, 2008.

Priscilla and the HollyhocksAuthor: Anne Broyles
Illustrator: Anna Alter (on JOMB)
Published: 2008 Charlesbridge (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1570916756

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Creamy, rounded illustrations and smooth southern narration tell the heartbreaking yet hopeful, true tale of a young girl who survived isolation, slavery and exile with the help of her wits, her mother’s memory and the kindness of a stranger.

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Kicking the Handout Habit: Gracie, The Public Gardens Duck

Saturday, May 10, 2008.

Gracie, The Public Gardens DuckAuthor: Judith Meyrick
Illustrator: Richard Rudnicki
Published: 2007 Nimbus Publishing (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1551096455

With spring upon us and green spaces awash with waddling waterfowl, this humourous account of an outraged donation-dependent duck provides an entertaining reminder of why we resist the temptation to feed our feathered friends.

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Plundering Unplugged: Pirate Bob

Wednesday, February 27, 2008.

Pirate BobAuthor: Kathryn Lasky (on JOMB)
Illustrator: David Clark (on JOMB)
Published: 2006 Charlesbridge (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1570915954

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Surprisingly descriptive, thought-provoking text and a cast of goofy, grinning hooligans provide a peek into a career in nautical crime as a reflective rogue ponders pillaging — its logistical details, dangers and doldrums — and grapples with issues of greed, freedom, friendship and distrust.

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