Ohio Center for the Book has selected Colo’s Story: The Life of One Grand Gorilla by Nancy Roe-Pimm to represent Ohio at the 2012 National Book Festival in Washington, DC. The book is the state’s selection for the National Book Festival’s “Discover Great Places Through Reading Map”. Each state selects one title of fiction or non-fiction, a book about the state or by an author from the state that is a good read for children or young adults. The map is distributed at the Pavilion of the States at the Festival and lists “Great Reads About Great Places”.
About, Colo’s Story: The Life of One Grand Gorilla. Colo, a Columbus Zoo gorilla, is internationally famous for being the first gorilla in the world born in captivity. Now, for the first time, Colo's life story is told by author Nancy Roe Pimm with a foreward by Jack Hanna. Turn the pages as her amazing story unfolds, from the jungles of Africa, to The Columbus Zoo in Powell, Ohio, where Colo made history.
Colo's Story : The Life of One Grand Gorilla has been selected as a Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) title for 2013 and 2014 by the State Library of Ohio and the Ohioana Library Association. CTRO is designed to promote reading aross Ohio. Any library, community, class, family, book club, or other group may participate. Reader's toolkits provide support materials, including discussion questions, author biography, tie-in activities, and links to related websites.The selection of Colo's Story was announced at the Ohioana Book Festival on May 12, 2012.
The National Book Festival will be held on the National Mall on September 22 & 23, 2012. It will feature award-winning authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions dedicated to categories of literature. Festival-goers can meet and hear firsthand from their favorite authors, get books signed, have photos taken with mascots and storybook characters and participate in a variety of learning activities. The Pavilion of the States will represent reading and library programs and literary events in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. trusts and territories.
New from Nancy Roe Pimm and School Street Media, The Heart of the Beast. Colo's Story--One Grand Gorilla.
ATTENTION ANIMAL LOVERS!
Colo, a Columbus Zoo gorilla, is internationally famous for being the first gorilla in the world born in captivity. Now, for the first time, Colo's life story is told by author Nancy Roe Pimm with a foreward by Jack Hanna. Turn the pages as her amazing story unfolds, from the jungles of Africa, to The Columbus Zoo in Powell, Ohio, where Colo made history.
New from Nancy Roe Pimm and Millbrook Press, The Daytona 500--The Thrill and Thunder of The Great American Race.
ATTENTION NASCAR FANS!
Don't miss getting a signed copy of The Daytona 500--The Thrill and Thunder of The Great American Race. Learn about the cars and stars of stock-car racing with lots of action-packed stories from drivers past and present.
The Daytona 500: The Thrill and Thunder of the Great American Race.
Pimm, Nancy Roe (Author)
Feb 2011. 64 p. Millbrook, library edition, $29.27. (9780761366775). 796.720975921.
Pimm, who worked in the pit box during her husband Ed Pimm’s NASCAR racing days, offers an informative introduction to the Daytona 500. Beginning in 1903, when cars actually raced on the beach, this traces the event’s history and discusses the cars, drivers, strategies, and memorable moments. Colorful photos illustrate the clear text, while the many sidebars spotlight related facts. The book concludes with a first-person feature, “Behind the Wheel with John Andretti.” From the Spectacular Sports series, which includes Goal! (2010) and Swish (2009), here’s a solid entry on stock-car racing. — Carolyn Phelan