Wednesday, May 31, 2006

New Juvenile Picture Books!

New J E Titles:

Ahlberg, Allan and Raymond Briggs. The Adventures of Bert. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.
J E Ahl
Join Bert on his many humorous adventures!

Bloom, Suzanne. A Splendid Friend, Indeed. Boyds Mill Press, 2005.
J E Blo
Find out if a bear who likes peace and quiet can be friends with a talkative duck!

Carlstrom, Nancy White. Climb the Family Tree, Jesse Bear! Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2004.
J E Car
Illustrated by Bruce Degen.
Join Jesse Bear for another adventure!

Cooper, Elisha. Magic Thinks Big. Greenwillow Books, 2004.
J E Coo
What will Magic the cat do with his day? The opportunities seem endless!

Deacon, Alexis. Slow Loris. Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 2002.
J E Dea
Just how slow is a slow loris? Find out with all the other animals in this title!

Dunrea, Olivier. Ollie. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003.
J E Dun
See if Gossie and Gertie can get Ollie to get out of his egg!

Fleischman, Paul and Kevin Hawkes. Sidewalk Circus. Candlewick Press, 2004.
J E Fle
Create your own tale with this amazingly illustrated offering!

Fleming, Denise. Pumpkin Eye. Henry Holt and Company, 2001.
J E Fle
A rhyming Halloween story!

Florian, Douglas. A Pig is Big. Greenwillow, 2000.
J E Flo
Find out how many things are bigger than a pig!

Frame, Jerome Ashford. Yesterday I Had the Blues. Tricycle Press, 2003.
J E Fra
Illustrations by R. Gregory Christie.
You can also have the greens, the yellows and the indigos, too!

French, Jackie. Too Many Pears! Star Bright Books, 2003.
J E Fre
Illustrated by Bruce Whatley.
Find out how much Pamela the cow likes pears! And why this is one of Miss Kathy's favorite books!

Good, Merle with Dan and Fran Boltz. Dan's Pants: The Adventures of Dan, the Fabric Man. Good Books, 2000.
J E Goo (2 copies)
Illustrated by Cheryl Benner.
See how many crazy pairs of pants Dan wears!

Kuskin, Karla. So What's It Like to be a Cat? Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2005.
J E Kus
Illustrated by Betsy Lewin.
Get the low-down on the feline existence in this humorous title!

Muth, Jon J. Zen Shorts. Scholastic Press, 2005.
J E Mut
Join a panda named Stillwater for some excellent storytelling in this 2006 Caldecott Honor Book.

Numeroff, Laura. If You Give a Pig a Party. Laura Geringer Books, 2005.
J E Num (2 copies)
That pancake-loving pig is back and now she wants to party!

Monday, May 22, 2006

New Juvenile Books!

Juvenile Picture Books:

Hopkinson, Deborah and James E. Ransome. Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2006.
J E Hop
A beautifully illustrated look at the construction of the Empire State Building.

Wormell, Chris. George and the Dragon. Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
J E Wor
What becomes of a little mouse after he encounters a fierce dragon?

Juvenile Fiction:

Sachar, Louis. Marvin Redpost: Why Pick on Me? A Stepping Stone Book, 1993.
Is Marvin Redpost really a gross nose-picker?!

Juvenile Non-Fiction:

Gray, Susan H. Tyrannosaurus Rex. The Child's World, 2004.
J 561.91 Gra
Learn more about this ferocious dinosaur!

Stewart, Mark. The Indianapolis Colts. Norwood House Press, 2006.
J 796.332 Ste
Learn all about your local NFL Team!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Countdown to Summer Reading!

Early Bird Registration begins Monday June 5, 2006! That's only 17 days away! Wow!

Remember, that if you want to have your face painted to come in on our OFFICIAL registration day, Monday June 12, 2006.

Then join us for renowned storyteller, Deborah Asante, at 7:30p.m. as she tells us tales from Africa!

See you at the library!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Never-Ending New Non-Fiction! Part Three!

Tuyen, P.D. Classic Origami. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2005. J 736.982 Tuy
Learn how to make an origami fish, fox and even an owl!

Dress, Roberts. How to Draw SpongeBob Squarepants: 5 Splashy Styles. Walter Foster, 2005.
J 741.5 Dre
Get your pencils ready, kids!

Hart, Christopher. Draw Manga Chibi! Watson-Guptill Publications, 2004. J 741.5 Har
Chibi characters are "short, round and cute." And extremely popular around the world!

Hart, Christopher. Draw Manga Villains! Watson-Guptill Publications, 2004. J 741.5 Har
Don't like cute?! Learn to draw villains!

Jordan, Apple. How to Draw Strawberry Shortcake. Scholastic, 2004. J 741.5 Jor
Don't like manga?! Learn how to draw all the Strawberryland characters!

Roche, Art. Art for Kids: Cartooning. Lark Books, 2005. J 741.5 Roc
Learn all about cartooning!

Watson, B.S. How to Draw Clifford. Scholastic, 2003. J 741.5 Wat
Learn how to draw everyone's favorite big red dog!

Wells, Conrad. How to Draw the Batman. Scholastic, 2005. J 741.5 Wel
See if you can draw the caped crusader!

Lindeen, Carol K. Let's Play Basketball! Capstone Press, 2006. J 796.323 Lin
A great introduction to basketball for beginning readers.

Aldrin, Buzz. Reaching for the Moon. HarperCollins Publishers, 2005. J 921 Aldrin, B.
With paintings by Wendell Minor, this is the life story of a great American astronaut and how his dreams came true.

Lassieur, Allison. Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield. Capstone Press, 2006.
J 921 Barton, C.
An illustrated look at an American heroine. Illustrations by Brian Bascle.

Manheimer, Ann S. James Beckwourth: Legendary Mountain Man. Twenty-First Century Books, 2006. J 921 Beckwourth, J.
Discover the life of this fascinating man who was born a slave but became a real mountain man!

Lemke, Donald B. The Brave Escape of Ellen and William Craft. Capstone Press, 2006.
J 921 Craft, E.
Illustrated by Phil Miller, Todd Smith and Charles Barnett, III.
An illustrated depiction of a brave couple who escaped slavery.

Rosen, Michael. Dickens: His Work and His World. Candlewick Press, 2005.
J 921 Dickens, C.
Illustrations by Robert Ingpen.
Learn about the life and works of one of the world's most famous writers.

Hoena, B.A. Matthew Henson: Arctic Adventurer. Capstone Press, 2006.
J 921 Henson, M.

Illustrated by Phil Miller and Charles Barnett, III.
An illustrated look at an interesting life! Learn how Matthew Henson discovered the North Pole!

Adler, David A. Joe Louis: America's Fighter. Gulliver Books, 2005.
J 921 Louis, J. (2 copies)
Illustrations by Terry Widener.
Read how Joe Louis became "America's Fighter" and united communities.

Giovanni, Nikki. Rosa. Henry Holt and Company, 2005. J 921 Parks, R.
Illustrated by Bryan Collier.
A 2006 Caldecott Honor Book, this is the beautiful telling of the life of Rosa Parks, one of our nation's most revered heroines.

Jacobson, Ryan. Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World. Capstone Press, 2006.
J 921 Roosevelt, E.
Illustrations by Gordon Purcell and Barbara Schulz.
An illustrated look at a fierce first lady!

Ireland: In the Children's Own Words. Chrysalis Education, 2006. J 941.5 Ire
See Ireland through the eyes of its youngest population!

Spain: In the Children's Own Words. Chrysalis Education, 2006. J 946 Spa
Experience Spanish culture through a child's perspective!

Denmark: In the Children's Own Words. Chrysalis Education, 2006. J 948.9 Den
Karina, Rasmus, Millie and Sofia, and Nichlas tell you all about Denmark!

Japan: In the Children's Own Words. Chrysalis Education, 2006. J 952 Jap
Learn all about the lives of Japanese children!

Bangladesh: In the Children's Own Words. Chrysalis Education, 2006. J 954.92 Ban
Find out what traditional costume a young lady wears and other interesting facts about children living in Bangladesh.

Mexico: In the Children's Own Words. Chrysalis Education, 2006. J 972 Mex
Sol, Tono, Noemi and Juan Pablo tell you about culture and customs of Mexico!

Jakobsen, Kathy. My New York. Megan Tingley Books, 1993, 2003. J 974.71 Jak
A vividly illustrated vision of New York City!

Barbour, Karen. Mr. Williams. Henry, Holt and Company, 2005. J 973.0496 Bar
Learn about the life of Mr. Williams and what is was like to share a bed, plow soil, live without electricity and stare at the stars on a summer night.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Sled Dog in the Library!

Tomorrow, Tuesday May 9th, 2006 at 7:00p.m. the youth services department will be hosting Karen Land, Iditarod racer and trainer and her sled dog Borage!

Come join us for a fantastic program!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Even More Never-Ending Non-Fiction for Kids!

As promised, here are some more new titles in our juvenile non-fiction collection:

Bentley, Joyce. Milk. Chrysalis Education, 2006. J 641.371 Ben
Milk goes through many processes to get to your table! Find out in this title!

Schuh, Mari C. Healthy Snacks. Capstone Press, 2006. J 641.5 Sch
Have you had a healthy snack today?

Bentley, Joyce. Bread. Chrysalis Education, 2006. J 641.815 Ben
Do you like your bread leavened or unleavened?

Bentley, Joyce. Pasta. Chrysalis Education, 2006. J 641.822 Ben
I love spaghetti! What is your favorite pasta dish?

Allman, Toney. From Bat Sonar to Canes for the Blind. Kidhaven Press, 2006.
J 681.7 All
Find out all about echolocation!

Karen Land, Iditarod Participant!

Do not forget to join us next Tuesday evening, May 9th, 2006, at 7:00p.m. for Karen Land, Indiana native and Iditarod Racer. She will be here with one of her sled dogs!

All of our programs are free and open to the public! This is an all ages program.
Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Thanks!

See you Tuesday night!

Tomorrow is our Fiesta!

Be sure to join us for our Cinco de Mayo celebration tomorrow, Friday, May 5th, 2006!
The party starts around 3:00p.m. but you are welcome to join us at any time! We will wrap things up around 4:15p.m.-4:30p.m.

Miss Kathy will start reading stories around 3:30p.m. or 3:45p.m.

Come join the fun!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Never-Ending New Non-Fiction!

We have ordered numerous non-fiction titles for our juvenile collection and they are arriving in droves! Check some of these out today!

Juvenile Non-Fiction:

Kaiser, Cecily. If You're Angry and You Know It! Scholastic, 2004. J 152.47 Kai
Illustrated by Cary Pillo.
A Beginning Reader book that helps children deal with anger to a familiar tune!

Sievert, Terri. Hanukkah: Jewish Festival of Lights. Capstone Press, 2006. J 296.435 Sie
A great introduction to this special holiday!

Sievert, Terri. Ramadan: Islamic Holy Month. Capstone Press, 2006. J 297 Sie
Learn more about Ramadan with this "First Facts" title.

Green, Jen. Why Should I Protect Nature? Barron's, 2002. J 333.72 Gre
With illustrations by Mike Gordon, this title explains the importance of not littering and other negative habits, in a child-friendly manner.

Green, Jen. Why Should I Save Energy? Barron's, 2001. J 333.791 Gre
Illustrations by Mike Gordon.
This book explains a variety of ways to save energy and the benfits of so doing.

Green, Jen. Why Should I Save Water? Barron's, 2001. J 333.9 Gre
Illustrations by Mike Gordon.
Kids can learn proper water use by reading this helpful title!

Braulick, Carrie A. U.S. Air Force Bombers. Capstone Press, 2006. J 358.42 Bra
Learn all about Air Force Bombers and their weapons and equipment!

Braulick, Carrie A. U.S. Air Force Fighters. Capstone Press, 2006. J 358.43 Bra
Learn about other types of Air Force planes in this book!

Braulick, Carrie A. U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers. Capstone Press, 2006. J 359.3255 Bra
Did you know that Aircraft Carriers can hold up to 85 planes?! Find out more in this informative title!

Turnbull, Stephanie. Trash and Recycling. Usborne Publishing Ltd., 2005. J 363.728 Tur
Where does trash come from and where does it go? Learn about stinky waste and how to take care of your trash!

Green, Jen. Why Should I Recycle? Barron's, 2002. J 363.7282 Gre
Learn not to waste waste in this book!

Doering, Amanda. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Honoring a Civil Rights Hero. Capstone Press, 2006.
J 394.261 Doe
A great book for young readers to learn about celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy.

Doering, Amanda. Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Life and Death. Capstone Press, 2006.
J 394.264 Doe
A nice introduction to this Mexican and Mexican-American holiday.

Doering, Amanda. Kwanzaa: African American Celebration of Culture. Capstone Press, 2006.
J 394.268 Doe
Learn about the seven principles of Kwanzaa and how to make a Mkeka!

Frisch, Aaron. Easter. Creative Education, 2006. J 394.268 Fri
Appropriate introduction to this sacred holiday for beginning readers!

Sievert, Terri. Chinese New Year: Festival of New Beginnings. Capstone Press, 2006.
J 394.268 Sie
Avoid bad luck and learn to make a paper dragon in this title filled with colorful photographs!

Sievert, Terri. Valentine's Day: A Day of Friendship and Love. Capstone Press, 2006.
J 394.268 Sie
Find out about the varied origins of Valentine's Day!

Gish, Melissa. Energy. Creative Education, 2006. J 531.6 Gis
All kinds of energy and an experiment!

Gish, Melissa. Sound. Creative Education, 2006. J 534 Gis
Learn about the decibles and vibrations of sound!

Gish, Melissa. Light. Creative Education, 2006. J 535 Gis
Did you know that light travels in light waves?

Gish, Melissa. Temperature. Creative Education, 2006. J 536 Gis
A terrific title for a Beginning Reader's first look at temperature!

Allman, Toney. From Spider Webs to Man-Made Silk. Kidhaven Press, 2005.
J 595.44 All
How strong is the silk of an orb weaver spider? Stronger than steel!

Allman, Toney. From Barbs on a Weed to Velcro. Kidhaven Press, 2005.
J 600 All
Are burs and velcro stuck on each other?!

Hewitt, Sally. Keeping Healthy. QEB Publishing Inc., 2005. J 613 Hew
Learn how to eat well, keep moving, fight germs, enjoy fresh air, stay clean and other ways to keep yourself healthy!

Schuh, Mari C. Drinking Water. Capstone Press, 2006. J 613.2 Sch
An introduction to young readers (and listeners) about the importance of keeping hydrated!

Gaff, Jackie. Why Must I Exercise? Cherrytree Books, 2005. J 613.7 Gaf
You can exercise as part of a team or by yourself!

Schuh, Mari C. Being Active. Capstone Press, 2006. J 613.7 Sch
There are lots of ways to be active! Find out in this title!

Braulick, Carrie. U.S. Army Helicopters. Capstone Press, 2006. J 623.746 Bra
Find out about the variety of helicopters used by the U.S. Army and all the jobs that they accomplish.

Braulick, Carrie. U.S. Army Tanks. Capstone Press, 2006. J 623.7475 Bra
Learn how a tank operates in this exciting book!

Allman, Toney. From Penguin Wings to Boat Flippers. Kidhaven Press, 2006.
J 623.8 All
How do boats mimic penguins? Find out in this title, filled with fascinating photographs and facts!

Adamson, Thomas. U.S. Navy Submarines. Capstone Press, 2006. J 623.8257
See how submarines are designed and function!

Allman, Toney. From Bug Legs to Walking Robots. Kidhaven Press, 2006.
J 629.8 All
Find out how robot designs are inspired by our buggy friends!

Bentley, Joyce. Eggs. Chrysalis Education, 2006. J 636 Ben
Travel on the journey of the egg from hen to your breakfast table in this title!

Schuh, Mari C. The Meat and Beans Group. Capstone Press, 2006. J 641.282 Sch
Check out how much meat you should eat!

Bentley, Joyce. Beans. Chrysalis Education, 2006. J 641.3 Ben
Beans are more than just a musical fruit!

Schuh, Mari C. The Grain Group. Capstone Press, 2006. J 641.3 Sch
A terrific introduction to grains for young readers!

Schuh, Mari C. The Milk Group. Capstone Press, 2006. J 641.3 Sch
Who knew that pudding could be counted as one of your daily servings of dairy?!

Schuh, Mari C. The Vegetable Group. Capstone Press, 2006. J 641.3 Sch
There are so many veggies to choose! Which one is your favorite? I like sweet corn the best!

Schuh, Mari C. The Fruit Group. Capstone Press, 2006. J 641.34 Sch
Summer is a great time to try a different kind of fruit! Find out how many servings of fruit to eat in this book!

Bentley, Joyce. Potatoes. Chrysalis Education, 2006. J 641.3521 Ben
Learn all kinds of potato facts in this title!

We will continue the list of "never-ending new non-fiction" in an upcoming blog! In the meantime check out one of these informative titles today!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Never-Ending New Books!

Juvenile Easy (picture books):

Farmer, Bonnie. ABC Letters in the Library. Lobster Press, 2004. J E Far
Learn about the alphabet, alliteration and the library all in one book!

Reidy, Hannah. All Sorts of Noises. Picture Window Books, 2005. J E Rei
What sorts of noises do you hear throughout your day? Maybe some of the ones in this title!

Juvenile Beginner books:

Banks, Steven, ad. Trouble at the Krusty Krab! Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon, 2004.
J Beg Ban

Join SpongeBob on another underwater adventure!

Beechen, Adam. UFO! Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon, 2005. J Beg Bee
Are aliens invading Bikini Bottom? Find out in this SpongeBob story.

Chanda, J-P. Happy Birthday SpongeBob! Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon, 2005. J Beg Cha
Has everyone forgotten SpongeBob's Birthday?

Driscoll, Laura. Eggs for Everyone! Simon Spotlight/Nick Jr., 2005. J Beg Dri
Paint eggs with Dora and Boots in this cute story!

Ricci, Christine. Say "Cheese!" Simon Spotlight/Nick Jr., 2004. J Beg Ric
Help Dora cheer up Boots and take some photos!

Juvenile Fiction Books:

Brewster, Joy, ad. What's New Scooby-Doo?: The Roller Ghoster. Scholastic, 2004.
J Fic Bre
The amusement park is haunted and Scooby-Doo is on the case!

Gelsey, James, ad. What's New Scooby-Doo?: Mean, Green, Mystery Machine. Scholastic, 2004. J Fic Gel
Scooby's ride has gone berserk? Will the gang be able to find out why?!