Friday, March 17, 2017

The Book of Everything : a Lego adventure in the real world

Look at what is new in our reference section!  

"The newest book in the LEGO Nonfiction line, "The Book of Everything," takes on the biggest subject of all: our world and everything in it! There's a whole world of information inside on almost every subject under the sun, from science to technology, from history to geography to popular culture. Each spread contains a LEGO scene to facilitate the learning journey: a vignette, mini story, or icon featuring LEGO models, characters, and sensibility. Graphic design combines the LEGO illustration with real-world photography and facts for an immersive experience. "  - Amazon review

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Take Away the A by Michael Escoffier

The fifth and final picture book being considered for the Morning Calm Medal this year 
is Michael Escoffier's Take away the A!

"Take Away the A is a fun, imaginative romp through the alphabet. The idea behind the book is that within every language there are words that change and become a different word through the simple subtraction of a single letter. In other words, without the "A," the Beast is Best. Or, without the "M," a chomp becomes a chop—though it could be that this particular play on words didn't even make it into the book, there are so many! We certainly don't want to give too much away. . . . Now, take a look and find some more! Discovering all of the words in the book is a lot of fun, and then there's the wild, exciting adventure that follows, of trying to find more!" - Amazon review