The Hyena Scientist

The Hyena Scientist By:  Sy Montgomery This non-fiction title is the latest in the Scientists in the Field series of books, which include books about other animals such as sharks, tapirs, and wolves.  Hyenas have a terrible reputation of being dirty, ugly and mean.  However, zoologist, Kay Holekamp, hopes to prove otherwise.  She claims that […]

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Natsumi

Natsumi By:  Susan Lendroth Natsumi, a young girl living in Japan, finds the perfect outlet for her high level of energy in this adorable picture book.  Natsumi’s family is preparing for a village festival and Natsumi is a little too enthusiastic.  She picks flowers and shakes them so hard that she makes a cloud of […]

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Hunger

  Hunger By:  Donna Jo Napoli The plight of the Irish people during the 1840s potato famine is told through the eyes of twelve-year-old Lorraine.  Her father is a tenant farmer in County Galway, Ireland.  She lives in a one-room house with her little brother, Paddy, her ma and her da.  Lorraine wakes up one […]

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