Friday, January 12, 2018
January's Library Corner
Recommendation for Grades 6,7&8
Author: Sue Macy
Summary: This book is one of the first to capture the heroics of the Winter Olympics. From the unlikely Jamaican bobsled team to the unforgettable U.S.S.R. vs. U.S.A. hockey clash at Lake Placid, all the legends of great winter sports are recalled, including stars of skiing, bobsledding, ice skating, and even snowboarding.
Freeze Frame features spectacular photo galleries in addition to a superb map of Winter Olympic sites, an insight into the coverage of new extreme Olympic sports, and a complete Winter Olympic Almanac, which includes quick reference information on each Olympiad.
Recommendation for Grades 3,4&5
Author: Kurt Browning
Illustrator: Melanie Rose
Summary: Four-time World Champion and professional figure skater, Kurt Browning, replaces his boots and blades with pen and paper to write this book. From holding an edge to laces and hooks, Kurt glides and dances through the alphabet explaining history, techniques, and memorable moments of the sport.
Recommendations for Grades K,1&2
Author: Helen Lester
Illustrator: Lynn Munsinger
Summary: Tacky and his fellow penguins have to work hard to get in shape so they can represent Team Nice Icy Land in the athletic competitions. After rigorous training, they're ready- but are the games ready for Tacky? Will his antics keep Team Icy Land from winning a medal? From bobsledless racing and ski jumping to speed skating, Tacky lends his unique, exuberant style to each competition. Tacky reminds readers of the underlying joy and enthusiasm that propels athletes to greatness.
Author: Yossi Lapid
Illustrator: Joanna Pasek
Summary: Snowman Paul dreams of becoming a Winter Olympics champion. Dan is surprised by how well his snowman is doing in the competition. But then, Dan becomes suspicious. Is Snowman Paul competing fairly? Or is he perhaps, enjoying some unfair advantages?