Aboard!" Mary Lyn Ray, Little, Brown, and Co.
Mr. Barnes is a rabbit and he's going
on a train trip! Join Mr. Barnes as he enjoys all of the sights and
sounds of a ride on a train. There are other animals on board. Some
are sleeping, some are reading, and some are looking out the
windows. One thing is certain -- the train will take them where they
want to go. Color illustrations by Amiko Hirao.
Taylor: Champion Cyclist." Lesa Cline-Ransome, An Anne Schwartz
This biography introduces readers to
the extraordinary life of "Major" Marshall Taylor. Taylor was the
African-American bicycle racer who won the world championship title
in 1899. At an early age young Marshall showed an incredible talent
for bicycle riding. Forward, backward or balanced on the handlebars,
Marshall could do it all on his bike. After turning pro at the young
age of 18, he won the world bicycling championship three years
later. It is against the backdrop of his struggles with racism that
this authentic American hero's story is told. Color illustrations by
James E. Ransome.
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Boy On Fairfield Street." Kathleen Krull, Random House.
A child named Ted Geisel was born in
1904 at 74 Fairfield St. in Springfield, Mass. His house was only
three blocks from the public library and six blocks from the public
zoo. What's so extraordinary about young Ted and his childhood in
Springfield? He grew up and become the world-renowned children's
author Dr. Seuss. Join the future Dr. Seuss as he enjoys all of the
things he did while growing up -- reading, drawing and writing.
Color paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher.
"Leslie's Story." Martha McNey, Lerner Publications Co.
Twelve-year-old Leslie is a young girl
with a special life circumstance. McNey describes the true story of
Leslie's life with mental retardation. Leslie's story concerns the
challenges she faces at home and school in overcoming the way people
think about or treat her and others like her. Learn how Leslie lives
like any other 12-year-old and seeks acceptance and respect in her
community. Whether it's art, ice skating lessons or clowning around
with her family, Leslie proves that she is a productive member of
her community and school. Photographs by the author.
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