Saturday, September 08, 2007

New Books Updated

Firefly and the Quest of the Black Squirrel (The Fairy Chronicles) by J. H. Sweet (Author), Tara Larsen Chang (Illustrator) Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky; 1 edition (July 1, 2007) ISBN-10: 1402208758

The Fairy Chronicles is a series of modern fairy tales full of magical creatures and fascinating characters who work to protect nature and fix serious problems in the world. Minor character, Hollhock, is "unique because she is the only" deaf fairy. She communicates through lipreading and sign language (yep, the fairy has a sign language interpreter too).

Changes for Julie (American Girls Collection) by Megan McDonald (Author), Robert Hunt (Illustrator), Susan McAliley(Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: American Girl (September 2007)
ISBN-10: 1593693540
Julie is sent to detention for passing a note to Joy, a new deaf student who has trouble understanding what their teacher is saying. Determined to change the rules for detention and the system itself, Julie decides to run for student body president. Her choice for vice president is Joy....but then Julie worries (mostly because the girls in the class aren't thrilled with her decision) that she won't be elected if she partners with someone so "different". Will Julie compromise her principles? Will she win the election? Read the book to find out.

Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight (Author), Marguerite Kirmse (Illustrator)Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Square Fish; Reissue edition (September 18, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0312371314
The Duke is deaf (has lost his hearing over the years and now yells).

Bunker 10 by J. A. Henderson
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books (October 1, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0152062408

At eight o'clock in the evening, 24 December 2007, Pinewood MilitaryInstallation exploded. The blast ripped apart acres of forest and devastated the remote highland valley where the base was located. No official cause was given for the incident. Inside Pinewood were 185 male and female personnel--a mixture of scientists and soldiers. There were also seven teenagers. Bunker 10 is a thriller perfect for fans of video games, science fiction, and television shows like 24.
Minor character, Sherman, is deaf and wears hearing aids. Check out Bunker 10's website !

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