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.
This view of “Babe” Ruth shows a man who played drums in the school band while developing his baseball pitching and batting through the coaching of a talented priest in his reform school. Even when revealing Ruth’s weakness for excess, the text emphasizes his personal and financial loyalty to both those who helped him gain his success and those less fortunate who admired him. Illustrations in muted color, an author’s note, and a bibliography enhance the text. Seven to Ten. Lynda Adamson
Vernon the toad introduces cuckoo bird to Skunk and Porcupine, but Bird says nothing.Concerned that Bird misses home, wherever it is, Vernon determines to help his friend return in this mixed-media balanced with white space creation of unlikely companions on a quest.
A boy, girl, and fierce half-man struggle against child soldiers in this companion to Shipbreaker featuring political chaos and the repercussions of global warming. Their hellish war-torn jungle surrounds former Washington, DC.
Gaia lives in the Enclave helping her midwife mother deliver the monthly baby quota. After the Enclave arrests her mother, Gaia begins to wonder whether she can remain loyal and continue to serve the Enclave’s demands.