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Well, the PTO had the book fair in my library this week, so it was a bit of a budget buster. I usually end up buying the bulk of my wish list books, plus, I found two interesting older non-fiction titles while rooting through the boxes of books the volunteers decided not to put out. (I actually found many more than two that I was interested in buying. I did make a pile but put them all back.)
The Secret Life of a Snowflake: an up-close look at the art & science of snowflakes by Kenneth Libbrecht. 48 p. Voyageur Press, January, 2010. 9780760336762.
Publisher synopsis: Before a snowflake melts on your tongue, it makes an epic journey. This is the beautiful, full-color story of that journey, step by step, from a single snowflake’s creation in the clouds, through its fall to earth, to its brief and sparkling appearance on a child’s mitten. Told by a scientist who knows snowflakes better than almost anyone, the story features his brilliant photographs of real snowflakes, snowflakes forming (in the author’s lab), water evaporating, clouds developing, ice crystals, rain, dew, and frost--all the elements of the world and weather that add up, flake by flake, to the white landscape of winter. Aimed at readers from 6 to 12,The Secret Life of a Snowflake gets to the heart of one of nature’s most magical phenomena while making the wonder of the snowflake all the more real.
Oceans: dolphins, sharks, penguins, and more! by Johnna Rizzo. Introduction by Sylvia A. Earle. 62 p. National Geographic, March, 2010. 9781426306860
Publisher synopsis: Swim with sharks! Dive with dolphins! Stroll the beach with penguins! Young readers will joyfully immerse themselves in this awesome adventure at sea,
Conservation tips help readers of all ages understand how we can be kind to the oceans.
What can I say? I'm a sucker for Nat Geo and books with beautiful photographs.
That's what's new with me. What's new with you? Happy reading!