What's on your reading list? Montgomery County librarians share their recommendations. Tell us in the comments what you're reading this week.
Tia's Tamales by Ana Baca
University of New Mexico Press, 2011
Easy Fiction, for ages 6 – 10
One snowy day, Luz's grandmother teaches her how to make tamales and tells her the story of how Luz's great-grandfather was taught to make tamales by his aunt. Includes recipe for tamales. Text in both English and Spanish.
Z is for Moose by Kelly L. Bingham
Greenwillow Books, 2012
Picture Book, Ages 3 – 7
Moose is impatient to play his part in Zebra's alphabet book, but when his letter passes him by, Moose behaves badly until Zebra finds a spot for him. Caldecott Medalist Paul Zelinsky illustrates an outrageously funny story for fans of Jon Scieszka and David Weisner.
CANDY BOMBER: THE STORY OF THE BERLIN AIRLIFT’S “CHOCOLATE PILOT" by Michael Tunnell
J B HALVORSON
From the publisher---After World War II, the U.S. and Britain airlifted food and supplies into Russian-blockaded West Berlin. U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Gail Halvorson knew the children of the city were suffering. To lift their spirits, he began dropping chocolate and gum by parachute.
Wait for Me by An Na
Age 14 and up
Mina yearns to find her own path in life but working at the family business, taking care of her little sister, and dealing with her mother's expectations are as stifling as the southern California heat, until she falls in love with a man who offers a way out. [from Baker & Taylor]
Acacia by David Anthony Durham
Leondan Arkan, the powerful ruler of an idyllic empire, hides the dark realities of their prosperity from his four children, until an assassin from the Mein, a race exiled to an ice-locked stronghold in the north, strikes him down and frees his children to pursue their own destinies, avenge his death, and rebuild Acacia on a foundation of universal freedom. [from Baker & Taylor]
One on One : behind the scenes with the greats in the game by John Feinstein
The author and popular sports commentator for NPR and CBS describes his most interesting encounters with coaching greats and sports legends including Bob Knight, Joe Torre, Jack Nicklaus, Ivan Lendl and Mary Carillo.