Step back to 1830 and imagine a world where keeping milk and other perishables cool and fresh year-round was dependent upon the arrival of the ice man and his wagon. In his examination of Ice! The Amazing History of the Ice Business (Boyds Mills, $17.95), Lawrence Pringle focuses on the locations of major "natural ice boxes" in the United States and the key inventions that made refrigeration possible even for people living in the desert. This absorbing piece of American history is documented with primary sources, archival photographs, advertisements, and postcards that will astonish a generation for which refrigeration is only in doubt during power outages. Ages 9-12. - Mary Alice Garber
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$17.95
ISBN: 9781590788011
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Published: Calkins Creek - October 1st, 2012

“It’s snowing,” observes a boy, but all the grown-ups disagree. One snowflake doesn’t count. Two snowflakes are “nothing.” There are more now, but they quickly melt. As the boy ventures out into the gray day, everyone ignores the mounting flakes—even the radio and TV announcers. But before long, there is Snow (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, $6.99) covering the rooftops, the people, the city. Uri Shulevitz brings winter to life in this 1998 Caldecott Honor book. Ages 4-8. – Heidi Powell

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By Uri Shulevitz, Uri Shulevitz (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780374468620
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Published: Square Fish - October 6th, 2004

Franziska Mangold loves her home in Berlin, but it is 1938 and trouble is coming. Franziska does not understand: her grandparents converted to Christianity before she was born, but still she is considered Jewish in Hitler’s Germany. When the situation takes a turn for the worse, Franziska’s parents send her to England with the Kindertransport. There, she moves in with the Orthodox Jewish Shepard family and builds a life for herself as Frances. Translated from the German, Anne C. Voorhoeve’s My Family for the War (Dial, $17.99) is a sweeping coming-of-age saga that tells the story of one girl finally coming to understand her own identity during World War II. Ages 12 and up. DMC
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By Anne C. Voorhoeve, Tammi Reichel (Translator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803733602
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Published: Dial Books - February 16th, 2012

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