Nominations for the December 20 Capitol Choices agenda will be due at 11:59 PM on Thursday, December 12. Nominations for the 2014 List will still be accepted for the January 17 meeting as long as the books were published in 2013. The last date for any nominations of 2013 books will be on January 9, 2014.
Highly magnified, close-up photos of more than a dozen spider species jump off the page while a brief text provides information about eating, mating, and birthing. An appendix explains how Bishop hand-raised the spiders to get the best shots.
Jon Scieszka just may be the funniest man writing for kids today. We all know his background must have shaped his writing career…but who knew that “almost true” could be this hilarious. Scieszka’s own narration completes the perfect package. Ages 10-14.
The author / illustrator of this panoramic view of the Negro Baseball League’s impact on the history of the sport narrates these personal stories of hardship and sacrifice juxtaposed against comical and ironic anecdotes with great passion and conviction. Ages 10-14.
The excavation work of forensic anthropologists is meticulously chronicled with photographs, diagrams, and period documents as the secrets of colonial-era burial sites are uncovered, offering up clues and insights into lives of the past.
Budding naturalists accompany Dr. Tyrone Hayes as he and his students, called the "Frog Squad", conduct research into the effects of pesticides on frog development. A lively narrative and vivid photographs convey the joy of scientific research.
Step by step, young readers learn how scientific research placed a 1974 fossil hominid into the family of man and his ancestors. Extensive research, clear organization, and intriguing graphics contribute to an accessible introduction to the mystery of human origins.
Two men best remembered for their deadly duel lived remarkably intertwined lives in military service, business dealings, and political intrigue. This short book, told in alternating sections, provides lesser known details about their parallel careers.
Powerful photographs and engaging text chronicle the participation of youth in the violent protests surrounding the 1965 freedom march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. First-hand accounts provide vivid details and convey the fear and excitement of these historic events.
Few have seen the elegant white snow leopard in its Mongolian habitat of snow-covered mountains. But explorers and scientists faithfully trail this “ghost” by following its “scat,” hoping for the thrill of one day facing its rare beauty and strength.