Monday, April 24, 2006

Even More Juvenile Non-Fiction!

Come to the library and check out some of our new non-fiction titles:

Holyoke, Nancy. A Smart Girl's Guide to Manners. American Girl, 2005. J 395.1233 Hol
Full of quizzes and advice this title will help you brush up on your "behaving like a young lady" skills!

Brown, Monica. My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/La vida de Celia Cruz. Luna Rising, 2004. J 468 Bro SPA
Illustrated by Rafael Lopez, this title celebrates the life and music of the fabulous Celia Cruz.

Cumpiano, Ina. Quinito's Neighborhood/Al Vecindario de Quinito. Children's Book Press, 2005. J 468 Cum SPA
With illustrations by Jose Ramirez, this books tells the story of Quinito and the people who live and work in his neighborhood.

Morris, Ann and Heidi Larson. Tsunami: Helping Each Other. Millbrook Press, 2005.
J 551.4637 Mor
Filled with vivid photographs this title explains the devestation caused by the tsunami that hit Asia in 2004.

French, Vivian. T. Rex. Candlewick Press, 2004. J 567.91 Fre
A trip to the museum creates a conversation between grandfather and grandchild in this clever title. Illustrations by Alison Bartlett.

Markle, Sandra. Vultures. Lerner Publications Company, 2005. J 598.9 Mar
Learn all about these fierce birds and their quest for food.

Markle, Sandra. Tasmanian Devils. Lerner Publications Company, 2005. J 599.2 Mar
Find out why baby tasmanian devils are not just another cute marsupial in this title.

Markle, Sandra. Hyenas. Lerner Publications Company, 2005. J 599.74 Mar
Hyenas may look funny but they are tough creatures. Learn all about them in this fascinating book.

Markle, Sandra. Wolverines. Lerner Publications Company, 2005. J 599.766 Mar
Check out this title about our scavenger friends to the north, wolverines.

Markle, Sandra. Jackals. Lerner Publications Company, 2005. J 599.772 Mar
Though they may look like domestic dogs, jackals are dangerous scavengers of the African grasslands.

Bourgeois, Paulette. Fire Fighters. Kids Can Press, 1998. J 628.925
Learn all about these very important workers in your community! Illustrated by Kim LaFave.

Vaz, Mark Cotta. Caught in the Web: Dreaming Up the World of Spider-Man 2. Del Ray, 2004. J 791.4372 Vaz
Find out how all those very cool special effects were created in this exciting, visually oriented title!

Grandits, John. Technically It's Not My Fault: Concrete Poems. Clarion Books, 2004.
J 811.6 Gra
Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee 2006-2007
Cleverly constructed poems await the reader of this very neat collection.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

New Juvenile Fiction!

Try out one of these new to CDPL titles today:

Amato, Mary. Drooling and Dangerous: The Riot Brothers Return. Holiday House, 2006.
With lively illustrations by Ethan Long, this is the story of the Riot Brothers who WILL NOT ALLOW BOREDOM! Get ready to join them on three new adventures!

Hale, Shannon. Princess Academy. Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2005. J FIC Hal
Join young Miri, named for a tiny mountain flower, on an adventure as she finds her place in the kingdom.

The following four titles are all brilliantly illustrated by Joe Cepeda:

Reiche, Detlof. I, Freddy. Scholastic Press, 1998. J FIC Rei
Translated from the German by John Brownjohn, 2003.
The first book in "The Golden Hamster Saga" in which Freddy attempts to escape from the pet store and live a life of adventure!

Reiche, Detlof. Freddy in Peril. Scholastic Press, 1999. J FIC Rei
Translated from the German by John Brownjohn, 2004.
The second book in "The Golden Hamster Saga" wherein Freddy, our hero, may lose his brain (or part of it, anyway)!

Reiche, Detlof. Freddy to the Rescue. Scholastic Press, 2000. J FIC Rei
Translated from the German by John Brownjohn, 2005.
Number three in "The Golden Hamster Saga" finds Freddy, the hamster, discovering his compassion for environmentalism and conservation, perhaps putting himself in danger's way!

Reiche, Detlof. The Haunting of Freddy. Scholastic Press, 2001. J FIC Rei
Translated from the German by John Brownjohn, 2006.
The fourth and possibly penultimate title in "The Golden Hamster Saga" in which Freddy travels to a haunted castle! You will have to read this book to find out if he survives!

Sachar, Louis. Small Steps. Delacorte Press, 2006. J FIC Sac
In the follow-up to the Newbery Medal-winning Holes, we find Armpit and X-Ray in the midst of life after Camp Green Lake.

Sage, Angie. Flyte: Septimus Heap, Book Two. Katherine Tegen Books, 2006. J FIC Sag v.2
The sequel to Magyk brings more mystery and questions about wizards and magic.

New Juvenile Beginner Books!

Adler, David A. Bones and the Cupcake Mystery. Viking, 2005. J BEG Adl
Illustrated by Barbara Johansen Newman, this is a great title for the beginning reader, dealing with the disappearance of a spinach noodle cupcake.

Adler, David A. Young Cam Jansen and the Substitute Mystery. Viking, 2005. J BEG Adl
Is Mr. Baker forgetful or the victim of theft? Young Cam Jansen is on the case in this title with illustrations by Susanna Natti.

Cazet, Denys. A Snout for Chocolate. HarperCollins Publishers, 2006. J BEG Caz
Barney has the chicken pox and Grandpa and Grandma Spanielson have the cure!

Danziger, Paula. Second Grade Rules, Amber Brown. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2004.
Will Amber Brown ever be able to keep her desk clean? Find out in this title with illustrations by Tony Ross.

New Juvenile Beginner Books can be found on the "new books" shelf in the Youth Services Department!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

New Juvenile Picture Books!

Juvenile Picture Books:

Amstutz, Andre. The Shopping Expedition. Candlewick Press, 2005. J E Ams
Illustrated by Allan Ahlberg, this is an exciting story about an extraordinary trip to the grocery store!

Anderson, Derek. Gladys Goes Out to Lunch. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2005. J E And
Follow Gladys the Gorilla as she tries to find the food that smells a lot like her favorite--bananas!

Butler, John. Ten in the Den. Peachtree, 2005. J E But
Little Mouse and his cuddly friends take turns rolling down the hill in this very cute picture book.

Chbosky, Stacy. Who Owns the Sun? Landmark Editions, 1988. J E Chb
An inspiring story written and illustrated by Miss Chbosky when she was fourteen years old.

Crimi, Carolyn. Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies. Candlewick Press, 2005. J E Cri
Pirate bunnies find out why books are so important in this humorous story illustrated by John Manders.

DiPucchio, Kelly. Mrs. McBloom, Clean Up Your Classroom! Hyperion Books for Children, 2005. J E DiP
Mrs. McBloom has fifty years worth of stuff in her classroom and it is time to retire? How will her room get cleaned?! Illustrated by Guy Francis.

Dunbar, Joyce. Shoe Baby. Candlewick Press, 2005. J E Dun
Follow along with baby's adventures all taken in a shoe. Illustrated by Polly Dunbar.

Grambling, Lois G. T.Rex Trick-or-Treats. Katherine Tegen Books, 2005. J E Gra
T.Rex needs a scary costume! What will he dress up as for Halloween? Find out in this creative story illustrated by Jack E. Davis

Greene, Stephanie. Moose Crossing. Marshall Cavendish Children, 2005. J E Gre
Moose finds out all about the upsides and downsides to fame in this title, illustrated by Joe Mathieu.

Hawkinson, Cheryl. The Snowbelly Family of Chillyville Inn. Hallmark, 2005. J E Haw
Celebrate the holidays with the Snowbelly family in this title, illustrated by Mike Esberg.

Juster, Norton. The Hello, Goodbye Window. Michael Di Capua Books, 2005. J E Jus
The 2006 Caldecott Award winner illustrated by Chris Raschka tells about Nonny and Poppy's magical kitchen window!

Kahl, Virginia. The Duchess Bakes a Cake. Purple House Press, 1955, 1983. J E Kah
Find out what happens when the Duchess does not take the cook's advice on how to bake a delicious cake!

Keep, Richard. A Thump from Upstairs. Peachtree, 2005. J E Kee
Mr. Boo and Max are startled by noises upstairs in this spooky story.

Kuskin, Karla. So, What's it Like to be a Cat? Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2005.
J E Kus
Find out all about cat behavior in this interview with--a cat! Illustrations by Betsy Lewin.

MacDonald, Suse, ad. Edward Lear's A Was Once an Apple Pie. Orchard Books, 2005.
J E Mac
This is a beautifully illustrated rendition of an alphabet rhyme!

Palatini, Margie. The Three Silly Billies. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2005.
J E Pal (2 copies)
All your favorite fairytale characters have to get past the troll in this hilarious title.

Paxton, Tom. Going to the Zoo. Morrow Junior Books, 1996. J E Pax
A funny song about a zoo visit with charming ilustrations by Karen Lee Schmidt.

Polacco, Patricia. Emma Kate. Philomel, 2005. J E Pol
Someone has an imaginary friend! Find out who in this lovely story.

Primarius Corporation. Jack and the Beanstalk. JMBP, 2005. J E Pri
A traditional fairy tale adapted by "The Apprentice's" Primarius Corporation and illustrated by Paul Meisel.

Robertson, M.P. The Dragon Snatcher. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2005.
J E Rob (2 copies)
Join George on his adventure with dragons and a wizard!

Sweet, Melissa. Carmine: A Little More Red. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005. J E Swe
A retelling of the classic "Little Red Riding Hood" tale with a modern and alphabet twist!

Walsh, Ellen Stoll. Mouse Count. Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1991. J E Wal
Will the snake have a tasty mouse dinner? Or will one-two-three-four-five-six-seven-eight-nine-ten mice outwit the hungry snake?

Yolen, Jane and Mark Teague. How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? The Blue Sky Press, 2005. J E Yol
Find out whether or not dinosaurs are rude eaters in this funny interpretation of our prehistoric friends!

Come check out one of these excellent titles today!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

New Non-Fiction!

More new non-fiction in the Youth Services Department...

Miller, Ron. Mars. Twenty-First Century Books, 2006. j 523.43 Mil

Miller, Ron. Stars and Galaxies. Twenty-First Century Books, 2006. j 523.8 Mil

Miller, Ron. The Elements: What You Really Want to Know. Twenty-First Century Books, 2006. j 546 Mil

Lindop, Laurie. Cave Sleuths. Twenty-First Century Books, 2006. j 551.447 Lin

A Series on "Cancer and Modern Science":

Includes titles about colon cancer, lung cancer and skin cancer.


Including: John Adams, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Casimir Pulaski and Lewis and Clark.

Titles about countries and cultures:

Including: France, Germany, Japan and Russia.

A Series on Native Americans:

Including: The Lenape, The Ojibwe and the Karankawa.

Come check out some of these and other informative new books at the library today!

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Spring Into the Library!

We are offering several programs this spring in the Youth Services department!

We are continuing our Monday and Thursday afternoon movies!

Toddler Times continue through the end of April.

We will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Fiesta on Friday, May 5th at 3p.m. Join Miss Kathy for food, music, stories and fun!

We are hosting Karen Land, Iditarod Participant, and her sled dog, Borage, for a presentation on Tuesday, May 9th at 7p.m.

Miss Debbie and Miss Linda are putting together a very special Mother's Day event--ask them for more details!

See you at the library this Spring!

More Books!

Board Books:

Briggs, Raymond. The Snowman. Random House, 1978. J E Bri

Butler, John. Can You Cuddle Like a Koala? Peachtree Publishers, 2005. J E But (2 copies)

Butler, John. While You Were Sleeping. Peachtree Publishers, 2005. J E But

Emberley, Rebecca. My Colors/Mis Colores. Little, Brown and Company, 2000. J E Emb

Book on CD:

Nesbit, Edith. The Treasure Seekers. NAXOS, 2004. J CDBK FIC Nes
read by Teresa Gallagher
Six kids decide to make a fortune in a variety of "madcap schemes."

Juvenile Fiction Books:

Child, Lauren. Clarice Bean Spells Trouble. Candlewick Press, 2005. J FIC Chi
What happens if you are not a good speller? Find out in this amusing story about Clarice Bean who desperately wishes did not have to be in the spelling bee.

Goscinny, Rene and Jean-Jacques Sempe. Nicholas. Phaidon, 2005. J FIC Gos
translated from the French by Anthea Bell
Read about the beloved French character Nicholas and his hilarious adventures!

Juvenile Non-Fiction Books:

Seabrooke, Kevin, ed. The World Almanac For Kids 2006. World Almanac Books, 2005.
J 031.02 Wor 2006 (circulates!)
J REF 031.02 Wor 2006 (stays in the library!)
Full of interesting facts and colorful illustrations!

Young Reader's Bible Dictionary: Revised Edition. Abingdon Press, 2000. J 220.3 You
A dictionary to people, places and things in the Bible.

Come check out one of these interesting titles today!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Monday Movies and Munchies!

Join Miss Debbie for Monday movies and munchies in April!

April 10th: "The Road to El Dorado" (PG) approx. 89 minutes.
Tulio and Miguel search for treasure with their humorous horse, Altivo.

April 17th: "Timothy Goes to School-Lessons Learned" approx. 52 minutes.
Timothy and his friends learn the importance of responsibility and respect.

April 24th: "Tall Tales and Legends, Pecos Bill" approx. 49 minutes.
Learn how Pecos Bill put the "wild" in "Wild West"!

All movies begin at 4p.m.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

More New Juvenile Fiction!

Look for the following titles on the "New Books" bookshelf:

Armstrong, Alan. Whittington. Random House, 2005. J FIC Arm
2006 Newbery Honor Book about a cat named Whittington and some other unique animals.

Collard, III, Sneed B. Dog Sense. Peachtree, 2005. J FIC Col
A story about a young boy who moves from California to Montana whose only friend is his dog, Streak.

Haber, Melissa Glenn. Beyond the Dragon Portal. Dutton Children's Books, 2005. J FIC Hab (2 copies)
Sadie must save her baby sister, Phoebe, from the land ruled by the dragons in this exciting adventure.

Jacobson, Jennifer Richard. Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle. Candlewick Press, 2005. J FIC Jac (2 copies)
A younger chapter book about a kid who doesn't like school or his classmate Dolores Starbuckle.

Levine, Gail Carson. Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg. Disney Press, 2005.
J FIC Lev (2 copies)
Find out all about Prilla, the newest fairy in Never Land, and if she will ever discover her talent in this wonderfully illustrated (David Christiana) title.

Morris, Gerald. The Lioness and Her Knight. Houghton Mifflin, 2005. J FIC Mor
Take a rollicking Arthurian adventure in this the latest of "The Squire's Tales" series.

Regan, Dian Curtis. The World According to Kaley. Darby Creek Publishing, 2005.
J Fic Reg
Find out about Kaley, a fourth grader, and her view of the world and world history.

Seidman, David. The Amazing Spider-man: A Great Day. Meredith Books, 2005.
J FIC Sei (3 copies)
Another amazing adventure!

Check one out today!

Monday, April 03, 2006

New Juvenile Movies!

Our Movie Collection is growing as well! All titles are in DVD format.

"Winged Migration" (G) approximately 89 minutes. Follow along as film crews cover migrations through 40 countries! J DVD 598.1568 Win

"March of the Penguins" (G) approximately 80 minutes. Be captivated by the true story of the emporer penguins! J DVD 598.47 Mar

"Animal Yoga for Kids-African Adventure" A fun way to learn yoga basics! J DVD 613.7 Ani

"The Great Muppet Caper" (G) approximately 95 minutes. The muppets head to London where Miss Piggy is framed and it is up to the rest of the group to save her and catch the real jewel thief!

"Muppets From Space" (G) approximately 87 minutes. The muppets help Gonzo find out where he belongs in this comical feature film. J DVD FIC Mup

"The Muppet Movie" (G) approximately 97 minutes. The original story of the muppets, where they came from and how they came together! J DVD FIC Mup

"The Muppets Take Manhattan" (G) approximately 94 minutes. Will the muppets' musical make it to Broadway? You'll have to watch to find out! J DVD FIC Mup

"Muppet Treasure Island" (G) approximately 99 minutes. The muppets face all sorts of characters in this swashbuckling tale! J DVD FIC Mup

"My Neighbor Totoro" (G) approximately 86 minutes. Find out what a cat bus is in this charming story of two sisters' exciting adventure. Try watching in Japanese with English subtitles to get the most authentic experience! J DVD FIC My

"Whisper of the Heart" (G) approximately 111 minutes. Follow young Shizuku as she dares to discover her true self! J DVD FIC Whi

New Music to your Ears!

Our collection of Juvenile music is growing...

Sing-a-longs and Lullabies from the film Curious George by Jack Johnson and Friends
J CD 781.542 Joh

For the Kids by Various Artists J CD 781.66 For
Includes "Mahna Mahna" performed by Cake, "The Rainbow Connection" performed by Sarah McLachlan and many more kid's songs by contemporary artists!

For the Kids Too by Various Artists J CD 781.66 For
Includes "Starfish and Coffee" performed by Matt Nathanson, "John Lee Supertaster" performed by They Might Be Giants and many more kid's songs performed by contemporary artists.

Putumayo Kids Presents: One World, One Kid by Various Artists J CD 782.42 One

Putumayo Kids Presents: French Playground by Various Artists J CD 782.42 Fre

Jazz for Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle, and Shake by Various Artists J CD 782.42 Jaz
Includes tracks by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five, Slim Gaillard and many others!

Putumayo Presents: World Playground 2 by Various Artists J CD 782.42 Wor
Includes tracks from Trinidad, Canada, Colombia, Jamaica, India and more!

Come check one out for listening, dancing and singing along!

More Young Hoosier Book Award Nominees!

All of the following can be found on the YHBA shelf (on the other side of the "new books" shelf):

J E Books...

Say, Allen. Kamishibai Man. Houghton Mifflin Company Books, 2005. J E Say
Learn about storytelling in Japan through this beautifully illustrated title.

Winters, Kay. My Teacher for President. Dutton Children's Books, 2004. J E Win (2 copies)
Find out why Oliver believes his teacher is the best candidate for President of the United States.

J Non-Fiction...

Robinson, Sharon. Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America. Scholastic Press, 2004. J 921 Robinson, J
Learn all about famous baseball player, Jackie Robinson, in this touching biography written by his daughter.

J Fiction...

Battle-Lavert, Gwendolyn. Papa's Mark. Holiday House, 2003. J FIC Bat (2 copies)
An inspiring look into the beginning of African-American civil rights.

Cummings, Priscilla. Red Kayak. Dutton Children's Books, 2004. J FIC Cum
A thrilling story about the right and wrong choices made by young men.

Johnston, Tony. The Harmonica. Charlesbridge, 2004. J FIC Joh
A beautiful story about music and its positive effects inspired by Concentration Camp survivors.

Lester, Julius. Day of Tears. Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, 2005. J FIC Les
A fresh perspective on slavery from Lester, written in dialogue.

Wright, Betty Ren. Crandall's Castle. Holiday House, 2003. J FIC Wri
Find out whether or not Charli is dealing with a haunted house in this spooky title.