Monday, December 9, 2013

Ellis Island: An Interactive History Adventure
                        by Michael Burgan

                Many immigrants came to the United States in the early 20th century, and their first stop was Ellis Island, very near the shores of New York City. In this "YOU CHOOSE" series, find out what it would be like to come to this country in the early 1900s. You get to choose whether you are coming to the U.S. from Russia, Italy, or Germany. And then you will continue on an exciting journey according to different choices you make! Recommended for Grades 3-4.  --Miss Roberta

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Lion and the Fox

The Lion and the Fox
Story retold : Deepa Balsavar
Illustrations : Amrita Kanther 
Hindi Translation: Shivani Arora

 This is a famous Panchatantra tale. Basically Panchatantra is an ancient Indian interrelated collection of animal fables. It is a story of a lion and the fox, where the lion thinks he can use the fox to bring food to him every day, but the fox is smarter!
Illustrations are delightful and inspired by Indian folk art. Because of low in word count it is perfect for young reader.
Ages 4+

-Miss Alka