New Books from the Libri Grant

The Jackson Memorial Library recently received eighty-four new books for children and young adults thanks to a Libri Foundation grant. Included in this stellar collection are nineteen math and science books, two easy readers, one YA novel, twelve older juvenile, nine non-fiction, and forty-one picture books!
 
Some highlights from this collection to be on the lookout for are Rick Riordan’s The Red Pyramid, from his new series the Kane Chronicles, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, City Dog, Country Frog, a collaborative effort by Mo Willems and Jon Muth, How Dinosaurs Go to School by Jane Yolen, and Prehistoric Actual size by Steve Jenkins.
 
The Libri Foundation was established in 1989 for the sole purpose of helping rural libraries acquire new, quality, hardcover children's books they could not otherwise afford to buy. Since October 1990, the Foundation has donated over $4,600,000 worth of new children's books to more than 3,000 libraries in 49 states, including Alaska and Hawaii.
 
The Foundation supports the concept that children who learn to enjoy reading at an early age continue to read throughout their lives. In order to develop a love of reading, children must have access to books which stretch their imaginations, touch their emotions, and expand their horizons.