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.
Growing up female in 1899 did not allow many choices. Callie, fortunately, has Grandpa and together they immerse themselves in natural science and forever change the course of Callie’s life. Ross’s performance makes Callie’s quest to become the woman she is meant to be a passionate and believable affair. Ages 10 -14.
This thoroughly researched, engaging portrayal of Charles Darwin’s marriage reveals the depth of his relationship with his wife Emma, a woman whose views sometimes vexed him but whose love always comforted him. Admiring her intelligence and her faith, he consulted her about all matters, both personal and professional.
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.
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.
Third-grader Oliver has overprotective parents, a loudmouth science partner, and a big idea that just might change his life. It's his time to shine in this stellar chapter book, but first he has to finish his diorama of the solar system!
Close-up photographs and a clear, simple text that is appropriate for newly independent readers chronicles one season in the life of a pair of Eastern Bluebirds and their five babies. Back matter includes information about attracting and supporting Bluebirds.
Torn and cut paper collages and playful alliterative warnings (“Never bother a blue-ringed octopus”) introduce animals that use claws, teeth, spines and venom to protect themselves. Extra information will lure older readers.
Torn and cut paper collages and playful alliterative warnings introduce animals that use claws, teeth, spines and venom to protect themselves. Extra information will lure older readers.