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New Books in Chinese for 2014

Yuan shan de hui yin by Kalede Husaini zhu ; Li Jingyi yi = And the mountains echoed / Khaled Hosseini

Zhi pai wu by Maikeer Daobusi zhu ; He Yujia yi

GenTED xue biao da,rang shi jie ji zhu ni: yong geng you shui fu li de fang shi xing xiao ni he ni de gou xiang by ka man.gai luo(Carmine Gallo) zhu ; luo ya xuan,liu yi an yi

Mo Dai Huang Di Zi Chuan [Xin Xiu Ban] (Shang) by Ai Xin Jue Luo. Pu Yi

Mo Dai Huang Di Zi Chuan [Xin Xiu Ban] (Shang) by Ai Xin Jue Luo. Pu Yi

Ming zhen tan de jia suo by dong ye gui wu zhu ; wang hua mao yi

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hey Kids,

Because of my superior location near the New Book shelves, I get first crack at the new items that come in, including the chapter books, the picture books, even nonfiction and biographies. Did you know that a biography is a book about a real person? Today I snuck a new biography about Peter Roget, the person who made Roget’s Thesaurus. Guess what? A thesaurus is not a dinosaur. It’s a list of words, and the ones that mean the same thing are all grouped together. Peter Roget always made lists of things, from when he was a very little boy, and one day those lists became his first thesaurus. 

You can even browse a version of Roget’s Thesaurus online.

The right word: Roget and his thesaurus by Jen Bryant, author ; Melissa Sweet, illustrator


Find other fascinating stories about real people in the J Biography section at the back of the Children’s Department, or ask a Children's Librarian.

 

Check out the J400 Collection

Hey there! Do you get nouns and verbs confused? What are those pesky adverbs all about? Come and visit the J400 section of the Children's Non-fiction collection. We have lots of books and DVDs to help you learn all about different parts of speech and how to use them. See you there!

Getting Your Word's Worth

Alphabet JuiceYou don't have to be an etymologist to enjoy thinking about the roots of language.  In Alphabet Juice, Roy Blount Jr. has a lot of fun looking at the relationships between word structure, meaning and phonetics.  On a more serious note, the arguments he discusses can be traced back to Plato's Cratylus in Plato Unmasked by Keith Quincy.