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Some February Book Selections – 02/02/12

Posted on: Friday, February 3rd, 2012

This week’s blog listed the holidays that occur in February so we felt that it’s appropriate to recommend books about three famous Americans: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Punxsutawney Phil.

George Washington’s Breakfast by Jean Fritz.  A book for kids aged 7 and up.  “George Washington Allen, a boy who never gives up until he finds out what he wants to know, is determined to learn all there is to know about his namesake–including what the first president ate for breakfast.  Full color.”  Review from Amazon.

Who Was Abraham Lincoln? by Janet Pascal is for kids aged 9 and up.  “Born to a family of farmers, Lincoln stood out from an early age—literally!  (He was six feet four inches tall.)  As sixteenth President of the United States, he guided the nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of slavery.  But Lincoln was tragically shot one night at Ford’s Theater—the first President to be assassinated.  Over 100 black-and-white illustrations and maps are included.”  Review from Amazon.

Groundhog Day! (no, not the Bill Murray movie) by Gail Gibbons is for kids age 6 and up.  “Every February 2, people all across the country wonder about the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil.  Will he see his shadow on that day or won’t he?  Will spring come early or late?  Here is information about Groundhog Day, its origins, and the animal at the center of this delightful annual event.”  Review from Amazon.

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