The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination (Sourcebooks, $19.99) is a brilliant collection of poems about the natural world. Children’s poet laureate Mary Ann Hoberman and Linda Winston’s wide-ranging selection of over 100 poems includes a CD of Ogden Nash, Jack Prelutsky, and others reading their poems, biographies of the poets, a glossary of literary and scientific terms, and reference notes. Ages 7 and up. MAG

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ISBN: 9781402225178
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Sourcebooks - October 1st, 2009

A Young Dancer: The Life Of An Ailey Student (Henry Holt, $18.95) is thirteen-year-old Iman Bright’s absorbing story of her dedication to dance and her life outside the studio. Infused with the history of the prestigious Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and the Ailey School, Valerie Gladstone’s informative text and Jose Ivey’s exceptional photographs capture the hard work, joy, and passion this young dancer experiences when she practices and performs. Ages 6-10. MAG
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By Valerie Gladstone, Jose Ivey (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780805082333
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Henry Holt & Company - March 31st, 2009

Since 15-year-old Belly was a baby, her family has spent summers at the beach with her mother’s best friend, Susannah, and her two sons, Conrad and Jeremiah. However, this summer seems different. Conrad, ready for college, and Jeremiah, almost 17, respond differently to her and the spirited Susannah seems ill. Author Jenny Han uses flashbacks to provide an understanding of the characters’ previous and current relationships. In retrospect, Belly acknowledges that this is The Summer I Turned Pretty (Simon and Schuster, $16.99), but also the summer her life changed forever. This romantic, resonant novel will linger in the mind, no matter the season. Ages 14 and up. MAG
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ISBN: 9781416968238
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2009