Not only do we have a lot of new titles that kids will love, but these titles will be great tie-ins with classroom learning. For one, I am really excited about the new Science Fiction books. It’s something that our library has been lacking, which is a shame, considering that I’m a HUGE Sci-Fi fan. Our Sci-Fi titles include: Science Fair by Barry and Pearson, Eoin Colfer’s new book called WARP, Reckless by Cornelia Funke,the rest of the City of Ember series, three books by Neil Gaiman, and The Iron Giant by Ted Hughes.
We’ve also added to our historical fiction section with titles such as: Eoin Colfer’s Airman, Newberry Award winner Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos, Newberry Honor Books Breaking Stalin’s Nose byEugene Yelchin, and more books from the I Survived series.
We also have Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman. This is a great book for kids who are studying mythologyin fourth grade. Let’s not forget that there are other mythology’s besidesGreek. In this books, Gaiman works with Norse mythology.
Other great books: The Phantom Tollboth, The Thief, and the Warriors series.
But we can’t very well leave out the Non-Fiction books. We have some fantastic new editions to our biography sections such as: Neil Gaiman, Galileo, Bill Gates, Houdini, Michael Jackson, Steve Jobs, Mozart, Elvis, Rick Riordan, the Great Bambino, and Seymour Simon.
We’ve added a lot of Greek mythologybooks, including one that tells greek mythology in a child-friendly, comic-book style. We also have new Seymour Simon books on various topics, Korean children’s stories, and many new comic books. While our comic book section is significant already, we’ve been lacking in the classics like Batman and the Justice League. I’m proud to say we’re now up to snuff.
I’ll leave out all the new books on a library cart for the first week of school. I encourage students, teachers, and even parents to stop into the library and take a look at the newadditions to our selection. Feel free to look at the old selection as well. I hope everyone is as excited about these books as I am. It’s going to be a great year for reading!