|Minette’s Fest: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat by Susanna Reich; Illustrated by Amy BatesMinette’s Feast capture Julia Child’s transformation into America’s most iconic chef through the tale of her beloved Parisian cat. In some of Julia Child’s own words, Minette’s lively story is as large and rich as her appetite.
|Here Come the Girl Scouts! The Amazing, All-True Story of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure by Shana Corey; Illustrated by Hadley Hooper Juliette gordon Low –Daisy to her friends–was not like Daisy loved the outdoors and she yearned for adventure! Combining her ancestor’s passion for service with her own adventurous spirit and her belief that girls could do anything, she founded the Girl Scouts.
|Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team by Audrey Vernick; Illustrated by Steven SalernoThe Acerra family had sixteen children. Twelve of them were boys, and they all played baseball. It was the 1930s, and many families had lots of kids. But only one had enough to field a baseball team…with three on the bench! The Acerras loved the game, but more important, they cared for one another and stayed together as a team.
Every January, the American Library Association presents an award to the author and illustrator of “most distinguished informational book”– the Sibert Medal. And every year, we like to seek out books that meet the criteria for this award.
On Monday evenings, look for posts on this blog that highlight some of the newly published children’s & YA books we’ve discovered . If you have thoughts to share about any of the books or have a title to suggest, please feel free to do so in the comments field.