November 2014

These are the books the Children's Area staff reviewed in November 2014. Click on the "check the catalog" link to see if the book is available. If it isn't, ask a librarian to put it on hold for you.

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The Worm

The Worm by Élise Gravel is gross. It's a book that explains all about creepy, crawly, oozy, disgusting worms! They may be yucky, but they're awesome too! In case you want to learn about these icky little critters and all the cool things about worms (like how they help plants grow or can be up to 115 feet long), this is the book for you! Gravel has a worm help narrate and make the book funny! It's a great, nasty read aloud book to read with the whole family or for just one dirt-loving reader. Despite the gross-levels being pretty intense, The Worm will worm its way into your heart!

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Primates: the Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas

This wonderful, non-fiction graphic novel tells the stories of the lives and work of three pioneering female primate researchers, Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. Maris Wicks's illustrations are adorable and expressive, and Jim Ottaviani's writing makes these three women's fascinating stories and discoveries accessible and compelling for a young audience.

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