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Picture Book of the Month

   
I Love You More Than... by Taye Diggs illustrated by Shane W. Evans

My child. I am not always with you
as much as I'd like.


But you are always in my mind
and my heart.
Some families look different than others. A father who doesn't live full-time with his son tells him all the ways he misses and loves him.











Kid's Book of the Month

   
Dactyl Hill Squad Daniel Hose Older

It is the summer of 1863, and as the Civil War rages between dinosaur-mounted armies down South, and a tense New York City seems on the brink of exploding into riots, Magdalys Roca and the other children at the Colored Orphan Asylum are trying to survive; but when she receives a letter telling her that her brother Montez was wounded, Magdalys knows that somehow she must reach him--and just possibly her ability to communicate telepathically with dinosaurs may come in handy.













Non Fiction Book of the Month

   
Something Rotten: A Fresh Look at Roadkill By Heather L. Montgomery illustrated by Kevin O'Malley

When Heather L. Montgomery sees a rattlesnake flattened on the side of the road, her first instinct is to pick it up and dissect it--she's always wanted to see how a snake's fangs retract when they close their mouths, and it's not exactly safe to poke around in a live reptile's mouth. A wildlife researcher with a special penchant for the animals that litter the roadways, Heather isn't satisfied with dissecting just one snake. Her fascination with roadkill sets her off on a journey from her own backyard and the roadways of the American South to scientists and kids in labs and homes across the globe. From biologists who use the corpses of Tasmanian devils to investigate cures for a contagious cancer, to a scientist who discovered a whole new species of bird from a single wing left behind, to a boy rebuilding animal bodies from the bones up, to a restaurant that serves up animal remnants, Heather discovers that death is just the beginning for these creatures.