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Librarians' Picks: 'Me and My Dragon'

Montgomery County librarians pick their favorites and popular selections from the public library system.

 

Each week librarians at Montgomery County Public Libraries share their recommendations for avid readers. Check out these selections:

Children’s Picture Book

Me and My Dragon by David Biedrzycki

Published by Charlesbridge, 2011

Ages 4-7

A child tells all the reasons a small, fire-breathing dragon would make an excellent pet, and the ways to take proper care of it.

 

Children’s Nonfiction 

ALMOST ASTRONAUTS: 13 WOMEN WHO DARED TO DREAM by Tanya Lee Stone

J 629.45 STO

Grades 5-7

From the publisher— "They had the right stuff. They defied the prejudices of the time. And they blazed a trail for generations of women to follow. These are the stories of 13 women who challenged social norms and government policies to prove that they could be exceptional astronauts."

 

Adult Nonfiction

Bushville wins! : the wild saga of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves and the screwballs, sluggers, and beer swiggers who canned the New York Yankees and changed baseball by John Klima

796.357 KLI

"From 1949-1958, the New York Yankees won the World Series seven times. And in 1957, the last team anybody would have thought of to challenge New York City's baseball supremacy would have been Milwaukee. But who better to beat the Yankees than the Midwest guys at the corner bar? The Braves became America's team, a happy band where color and the Cold War didn't matter, where the Cold One created the close bond between the fans and the team. Young sluggers Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews proved that brotherhood meant as much as home runs. Legendary pitcher Warren Spahn teamed with Yankee-killer Lew Burdette for a climactic finish. 'Bushville' was ready to strike a blow for the rest of America, and the Milwaukee Braves were about to turn the sports world upside down”—Baker & Taylor.

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