Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The culture and history of Mexico comes alive in this A-Z adventure. More thorough descriptions of terms and traditions are located near the main text, which makes this book perfect for very young and/or independent readers. P is for Pintata will be best understood after reading a few introductory books about the country and its people.
Art Across the Ages: Ancient Mexico by Kelly Campbell Hinshaw
Cultural Traditions in Mexico by Lynn Peppas
Foods of Mexico by Barbara Sheen
Country Explorers: Mexico by Lerner Publications Company
Gus on the Go: Spanish for Kids
This shark book will certainly appeal to elementary school readers who enjoy learning about shark species’ habits, characteristics and lifestyles. Colorful illustrations, easy vocabulary and simple text make this book particularly readable and enjoyable.
Sharks by Gail Gibbons
A Shark Pup Grows Up by Pam Zollman
Tough, Toothy Baby Sharks by Sandra Markle
Expedition White Shark- track Great Whites in real time
Discovery Kids Sharks
Shark and Ray Touch Tank
Christine King Farris memorializes her brother Dr. Martin Luther King in this beautiful book of stories from their childhood. While often seen as a revolutionary leader, Mrs. King Farris shows another, very personal side of Dr. King that proves any ordinary child can grow up to change the world.
A Lesson for Martin Luther King Jr. by Denise Lewis Patrick
Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
I Have a Dream by Scholastic Press
GoExplore Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
Riding with Rosa Parks
Martin Luther King Speeches
Museum of African American History
Black History Trail
From corsets and zoot suits to blue jeans and ties, fashion has changed so much over the last several centuries! Often related to real political and historical events, these trends can change the way we relate to each other and world around us. This book is great for middle school readers who want to learn more about fashion as well as changing concepts of beauty over the years.
18th Century Clothing by Bobbie Kalman
19th Century Clothing by Bobbie Kalman
From Rags to Riches: A History of Girl's Clothing in America by Leslie Sills
Children's Costumes by Mason Crest Publishers
Underwear: What we Wear under There by Ruth Freeman Swain
Style Studio: Fashion Designer
MFA Boston Department of Textile Arts and Fashion
This book brings children into the imaginative world of Joseph Cornell, where he created shadow boxes known as "dream boxes" filled with personal mementos, collages and small objects. His inspiration for each work is shown next to the boxes, allowing us to observe his process, thoughts and ideas. With beautiful illustrations and dreamy prose, Winter develops a magical world for young art lovers.
Edward Hopper Paints his World by Robert Burleigh
Palazzo Inverso (M.C. Escher) by D.B. Johnson
The Yellow House (Van Gogh & Paul Gauguin) by Susan Goldman Rubin
Degas and the Dance by Susan Goldman Rubin
Art of Glow
Dot for Tots
Melissa & Doug Scratch Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston studio classes
Worcester Art Museum classes
This book will turn any young comic book lover into a junior chef! With an engaging, colorful format and superhero characters guiding you through each recipe, this cute cookbook serves up quick snacks, full meals and desserts. Great for theme parties or just for fun.
More character-guided cookbooks below!
Sesame Street: B is for Baking by Susan McQuillan
Ratatouille: What's Cooking? by Thomas Keller
Princess and the Frog: Tiana's Cookbook by Disney Press
Roald Dahl's Even More Revolting Recipe's by Roald Dahl
Kids Recipes and Desserts
Melissa & Doug Stir-Fry Cooking Set
Melissa & Doug Chef Costume
Kid's cooking classes and workshops around Boston:
Cooking up Culture: Boston University
A great introduction for first-time hockey players and enthusiasts, Hockey in Action guides young readers through all the essentials including safety, equipment, terminology and game play. With illustrations and live-action photos, this book is straightforward and fun to read.
Hockey Hotshots: Young Stars of the NHL by Steele Filipek
The Boston Bruins by Mark Stewart
Hockey: How to Play like the Pros by Sean Rossiter & Paul Carson
Skating for Power and Speed by Sean Rossiter & Paul Carson
NHL Gamecenter- keep up with all the latest NHL news, schedules and scores!
NHL for kids
The Boston Bruins