Thursday, October 28, 2010

New books!

A box of new books just arrived this morning and it's a nice mix of picture books, novels, and nonfiction.

Picture books

LMNO peas by Keith Baker

Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton

The terrible plop
by Ursula Duborsasky

Little Mouse gets ready by Jeff Smith


Calamity Jack by Shannon & Dean Hale

Tollins: explosive tales for children
by Conn Iggulden

The popularity papers by Amy Ignatow

The keys to the demon prison (Fablehaven #5) by Brandon Mull

Milo: sticky notes and brain freeze by Alan Silberberg


Poop happened! A history of the world from the bottom up by Susan Albee

Pea Boy and other stories from Iran by Elizabeth Laird

Baking kids love by Cindy Mushet

One well: the story of water on Earth by Rochelle Strauss

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The true size of Africa

This image made the rounds online last week and since I love my maps (especially map games) I thought I'd share. It really puts into perspective how large a landmass Africa really is!

The original post I saw was on Stephen's Lighthouse, and here is the full version of the image (with supporting data) by Kai Krause.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Books at the Library - Remembrance Day books

Click on the image below to view the PRES library's collection of Remembrance Day books (opens a PDF file).