Well, here it is, almost the end of the year, and it is high time to tell you about some new children’s books that we have at Union City Library.
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The first one is Here Come the Helpers by Leslie Kimmelman, illustrated by Barbara Bakos. This is a board book that helps to teach the young about some of the many professions that help us, including police, firefighters, tow truck drivers, and emergency medical technicians. Find this book in the board book area.
The next new book to look for is titled Eavesdropping on Elephants: How Listening Helps Conservation by Patricia Newman. This book is an in-depth account of elephant researchers and how they better learned how elephants communicate.
The book addresses the question as to how understanding how forest elephants communicate can help scientists find ways to protect them. Come behind the scenes of Cornell University’s Elephant Listening Project to see what’s being done to keep these majestic animals safe.
The third new book we are going to highlight is titled Out of the Ice: How Climate Change is Revealing the Past by Claire Eamer and Drew Shannon.
As the Earth’s climate continues to warm, the permafrost melts, glaciers are receding and ice patches are shrinking. It is a unique time on our planet, one that has resulted in a treasury of preserved organic material (e.g., caribou droppings and human and animal remains) and inorganic artifacts (e.g., tools and clothing) is being revealed by the big melt, providing us with entirely new information about how people and animals lived up to several thousand years ago. But it’s a race against time for archaeologists because as soon as the objects begin to thaw, they also begin to disintegrate. Come check out this fascinating book!