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Hi! I am delighted that you have joined me at what I hope will be the "hot books" website for picture books, junior novels and juvenile non-fiction. Included are titles I believe to be among the best of the best.

Enjoy the many activities found in the picture book and novel literature guides and note that these activities can be used with other picture books and novels as well.

I look forward to hearing from you !
Here are my newest children's books! Enjoy!
The Spy with the Wooden Leg
She wanted to be the first woman ambassador for the United States. Turned down time and again by the US State Department, Virginia Hall was not a woman to take no for an answer. She volunteered to drive an ambulance in France. She rescued downed airmen, radioed vital information to the Allies, and led three battalions of French Resistance forces in guerrilla warfare. Known as la dame qui boite or the Limping Lady, she rose to the top of the Gestapo's Most Wanted list!
Now available at Elva Resa Publishers

Based on a true event from the Civil War , a ten year old girl uses her wits and her courage to keep the Danville Academy from being burned down by a guerrilla band.
The Petticoat Soldier
Coming soon - spring 2012 Mayhaven Publishers

Diagnosis Monster! newly released 2011 (Ages 7-11)
Mix together a boy in the girlsí ward, Rosie, a pint-sized wheel chair general, escaping snakes, secret hiding places, a fire drill, AND the monster that no one has seen but all are sure exists and you are ready to meet the young, lively patients at St. Kitís!
Now available on Amazon

Grandma's Patchy Pocket
A charming look at the abundance of love between a grandmother and grandson.
Now available at Kaeden Publishing

Isn't It Strange
A closer look reveals the amazing changes as plants and animals grow.
Now available at Kaeden Publishing

AWARD - November 2005
Nancy Polette - Winner 2005 TAGT Legacy Award
for her book
Gifted or Goof Off Fact and Fiction of the Famous

Best Children's Book of 2004
"For improving the Lives of Gifted Children and Youth"
Published by Pieces of Learning
As a frequent speaker at state and national library, reading and gifted conferences I am happy to provide you with descriptions of eight different 60-90 minute sessions adaptable to your conference theme. Just email your request for information.
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The "Best Books" list will be updated frequently to share with you the best of the best!
Nancy Polette's Children's Literature Class.
Lecture notes.
Listing of search resources.
Complete picture book guide: Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Complete novel guide: James and the Giant Peach