November 23, 2014 is Fibonacci Day. Who is Fibonacci? He discovered the pattern of counting where each number is the sum of the previous two. 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 . . . . This Fibonacci sequence is found throughout nature and is also heavily used in computer data storage and processing. Find out more about the man and the pattern with these two books, available in the Kid Zone.
Did you notice that the date of Fibonacci Day contains part of the Fibonacci Sequence? Hint: November can be represented by the number eleven.
Your Life as a . . .
You may have noticed that the Kid Zone at the Hoover Public Library has a lot of books. A LOT. I've been here almost 15 years, and even I don't know every single title we have. Proof? The other day, while helping a teacher find books for her students, I stumbled upon an amazing nonfiction series that I had never seen before. It's so stellar I decided to blog about it. And here we are. Each title in The Way It Was series starts with "Your Life as a" and focuses on the adventure and hardships of specific moments from history. The premise is that the reader has been assigned a part in the school play. The reader (that's YOU!) assumes the role and learns along the way. There are seven books in the series.
- Your Life as a Cabin Attendant on the Titanic
- Your Life as a Cabin Boy on a Pirate Ship
- Your Life as a Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt
- Your Life as a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail
- Your Life as a Private on the Lewis and Clark Expedition
- Your Life as a Settler in Colonial America
- Your Life as an Explorer on a Viking Ship