Author： [Czech] Květa Pacovská
Known as an ageless legend in the art world and a magician of colour, Květa Pacovská has won almost every major children’s book award, including the International Hans Christian Andersen Award for Lifetime Achievement.
The illustrations in her books have participated in various international illustration exhibitions, and each illustration is a perfect work of art.
In Midnight Play, you are able to experience a fantasy masquerade party. Besides, the transparent moon, happy colours, page-turning visual effects and interactive content are all very novel and fun.
Grade Level: G1-G5
Author: John Hare
Shelf Number: 1F-1330
John Hare’s wordless picture book invites children and parents to imagine a journey to the moon full of surprises, including the space creatures they meet there. This book can also be used as a supplement for lessons about moon landings.
It can also be great for developing logic and expression, letting young readers extract information from the images themselves while learning about the cause, course, and outcome of the story.
Astronomy is a fascinating science that is often considered out of reach, yet it is inextricably linked to people’s everyday lives. In this book, the author leads us to travel through time and space, from the ancient Egyptian dynasty to the 21st century, from Rome to Paris, and then to Greenwich.
The book is divided into 24 chapters with 24 hours a day as a clue. Each chapter raises a question that is most frequently mentioned in daily life. After reading it, readers will understand why Sunday is written as Sunday in English (and日曜日（にちようび）in Japanese) and why the English expression ‘once in a blue moon’ means ‘very rarely.’
These 24 topics basically cover the entire field of astronomy and related sciences, including spherical astronomy, celestial mechanics, cosmology, planetology, metrology, time measurement, and light phenomena. For those who are interested in astronomy, this book is not to be missed!
Grade Level: G6-G9
Publisher：Oxford University Press
Shelf Number: 2F-0813
A Christmas Carol is Charles Dickens’ hugely popular novel, which has had a major influence on British Christmas traditions. Since its publication in 1843, the book has become as emblematic of Christmas in the collective public mind as mistletoe. The story follows Scrooge, a notorious miser who is greeted at Christmas by the ghost of his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley. Due to his greed in life, Marley could not go to heaven after death, and wandered in the world forever dragging his shackles. The next three ‘spirits’ who visit Scrooge eventually change his attitude towards Christmas and life. He realizes that money isn’t everything and comes to understand where to find true happiness.