Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Brand New Juvenile Fiction!

Here are some new titles to check out...

DiSalvo, Dyanne. The Sloppy Copy Slipup. Holiday House, 2006.
Can Brian manage to finish homework with all the racket going on at home?

Fine, Anne. The Diary of a Killer Cat. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994.
j FIC Fin
Is Tuffy a fierce feline with an appetite for all small creatures?

Fine, Anne. Notso Hotso. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.
j FIC Fin
Meet a dog with a real hairy problem!

Giblin, James Cross. The Boy Who Saved Cleveland. Henry Holt and Company, 2006.
Illustrated by Michael Dooling
j FIC Gib
Learn about a young man who helped make Cleveland famous.

Gilliland, Judith Heide. Strange Birds. Melanie Kroupa Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
j FIC Gil
Read this title to take an adventure with young Anna, who, instead of a horse of her own, receives devastating news for her eleventh birthday.

Hermes, Patricia. Emma Dilemma and the New Nanny. Marshall Cavendish, 2006.
j FIC Her
Can Emma learn to be responsible? Will the ferret keep escaping? What will become of the newest nanny?

Howe, James. Houndsley and Catina. Candlewick Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
j FIC How
A nice title for those transitioning from beginning readers to chapter books, Houndsley and Catina is the story of two friends discovering what may and may not be his and her talents.

McKissack, Patricia C. Scraps of Time, 1960: Abby Takes a Stand. Viking, 2005.
Illustrated by Gordon C. James
This is the first story in the "Scraps of Time" series and deals with the Civil Rights movement in the 1960's as experienced by a ten-year-old African-American girl.

McKissack, Patricia C. Scraps of Time, 1879: Away West. Viking, 2006.
Illustrated by Gordon C. James
In the second story in this series, young Everett escapes slavery and heads west.

Mead, Alice. Isabella's Above-Ground Pool. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Illustrated by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
j FIC Mea
Izzy does not like to share! Find out if she changes her ways in this charming title.

Park, Linda Sue. Archer's Quest. Clarion Books, 2006.
j FIC Par
What would you do if an archer fell into your room through the window?!

Roberts, Willo Davis. The One Left Behind. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2006.
j FIC Rob
Can Mandy overcome the loss of her twin and help others who desperately need her?

Weeks, Sarah. Jumping the Scratch. Laura Geringer Books/HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.
j FIC Wee
Jamie thinks that things will be somewhat normal after a series of three bad incidents but he must delve deeper to discover the truth behind the "scratch" in his life.

Wright, Betty Ren. Princess for a Week. Holiday House, 2006.
Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers
j FIC Wri
Princess and Roddy go exploring in a supposedly haunted house. What do you think will happen?!

Come on in to the library and read something new today!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Loads of Children's Literature arrives...

See what happens when you to stay tuned to this space?! :)

We have a whole bunch of new picture books for kids!

Picture Books (J 468/Spanish):

Elya, Susan Middleton. Bebe Goes Shopping. Harcourt, Inc., 2006.
Illustrated by Steven Salerno
J 468 Ely
Baby finds plenty of mischief in the supermercado!

Weeks, Sarah. Counting Ovejas. Atheneum Books For Young Readers, 2006.
Illustrated by David Diaz
J 468 Wee
When you count sheep are they different colors?!

Picture Books (J E):

Anderson, Peggy Perry. Chuck's Truck. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.
J E And
What will happen to Chuck's Truck when all the farm animals, including horses and goats, hitch a ride with Chuck to town?

Becker, Suzy. Manny's Cows: The Niagara Falls Tale. HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.
J E Bec
Perhaps taking 500 cows to Niagara Falls is not such a great idea!

Bluemle, Elizabeth. My Father the Dog. Candlewick Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Randy Cecil
J E Blu
Hmmmm...is Dad really a dog in disguise? Consider the clues in this cute title.

Briant, Ed. A Day at the Beach. Greenwillow Books, 2006.
J E Bri
Dad takes Baxter and Alice to the beach several times in one day!

Bunting, Eve. One Green Apple. Clarion Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Ted Lewin
J E Bun
Farah's special apple and her classmates help her begin to feel more comfortable in a new country.

Chodos-Irvine, Margaret. Best Best Friends. Harcourt, Inc., 2006.
J E Cho
Can best best friends survive birthday cake and a crown?

Clements, Andrew. Slippers Loves to Run. Dutton Children's Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Janie Bynum
J E Cle
Find out what happens when Slippers discovers a puppy-sized opening by the front gate!

Conway, David. The Most Important Gift of All. Gingham Dog Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Karin Littlewood
J E Con
Ama discovers the most wonderful gift she can give her new baby brother.

Cook, Stephen. Day Out with Daddy. Walker & Company, 2006.
J E Coo
Lots of fun to be had with Daddy when Mommy goes on a trip!

Cowley, Joy. The Video Shop Sparrow. Boyds Mills Press, 1999.
Illustrated by Gavin Bishop
J E Cow
Can George and Harry rescue the sparrow before it is too late?

Davies, Jacqueline. The Night is Singing. Dial Books For Young Readers, 2006.
Illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker
J E Dav
The night is full of lullabies!

Donaldson, Julia. One Ted Falls Out of Bed. Henry Holt and Company, 2006.
Illustrated by Anna Currey
J E Don
How will the teddy bear get back into bed where he belongs?

Falconer, Ian. Olivia Forms a Band. Atheneum Books For Young Readers, 2006.
J E Fal
Olivia is back and staunchly believes that a fireworks display needs a band! Can Olivia be a one pig band? Find out in this amusing title.

Faller, Regis. The Adventures of Polo. Roaring Brook Press, 2002.
J E Fal
The pictures tell the story of Polo's wacky adventures!

Fitzpatrick, Mary-Louise. I Am I. Roaring Brook Press, 2006.
J E Fit
A unique take on what comes of hatred and fighting.

Fowles, Shelley. Climbing Rosa. Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2006.
J E Fow
In this Cinderella-esque tale, a contest is held for climbing a very, very, very tall tree and the prize is marriage to the prince.

Frazier, Craig. Stanley Goes for a Drive. Chronicle Books, 2004.
J E Fra
Something strange happens when Stanley takes a spin in his truck.

Frazier, Craig. Stanley Goes Fishing. Chronicle Books, 2006.
J E Fra
In the most recent Stanley installment, he catches fish from an unexpected place.

Frazier, Craig. Stanley Mows the Lawn. Chronicle Books, 2005.
J E Fra
Stanley mows the lawn in such a manner that both he and Hank the snake are happy!

Gall, Chris. Dear Fish. Little, Brown and Company, 2006.
J E Gal
Think before you invite fish to visit!

Garland, Michael. Miss Smith Reads Again! Dutton Children's Books, 2006.
J E Gar
Miss Smith's class has an adventure of Jurassic proportions in this follow-up to Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook.

Gershator, Phillis and David. Summer is Summer. Henry Holt and Company, 2006.
Illustrated by Sophie Blackall
J E Ger
Get caught up in the last days of the season with the summertime things in this title.

Goode, Diane. Most Perfect Spot. HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.
J E Goo
Sometimes the best place for a picnic is where you least expect to find it.

Grant, Karima. Sofie and the City. Boyds Mills Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Janet Montecalvo
J E Gra
Sofie must find a way to make the bustling city pretty!

Graves, Keith. The Unexpectedly Bad Hair of Barcelona Smith. Philomel Books, 2006.
J E Gra
Barcelona Smith's hair forces him to stop and smell the roses amongst other things!

Gray, Rita. Easy Street. Dutton Children's Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Mary Bono
J E Gra
See how a street is made in this very cool book.

Griessman, Annette. Like a Hundred Drums. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.
Illustrated by Julie Monks
J E Gri
How can you tell if a thunderstorm is on its way?

Hanson, Warren. Grandpa Has a Great Big Face. Laura Geringer Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Mark Elliott
J E Han
This is a lovely story about a young boy and his grandpa.

Herbauts, Anne. Prince Silencio. Enchanted Lion Books, 2006.
Translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick
J E Her
What fun is being quiet all the time?!

Ives, Penny. Rabbit Pie. Viking, 2006.
J E Ive
A how-to book on getting six young rabbits to bed!

Jabar, Cynthia. Wow! It Sure is Good to be You! Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.
J E Jab
This is an uplifting title for girls to let them know how important they are no matter what!

Jenkins, Steve and Robin Page. Move! Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.
J E Jen
Do you move like a jacana? A polar bear? A gibbon? A snake?

Kanevsky, Polly. Sleepy Boy. Atheneum Books For Young Readers, 2006.
Illustrated by Stephanie Anderson
J E Kan
It is time for bed and with the help of the lions from the day's trip to the zoo a sleepy boy drifts off to dreamland.

Krishnaswami, Uma. Monsoon. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2003.
Illustrated by Jamel Akib
J E Kri
Everyone awaits the refreshing rains of the monsoon in this story.

Lund, Deb. All Aboard the Dinotrain. Harcourt, Inc., 2006.
Illustrated by Howard Fine
J E Lun
Trains may not be the best possible transportation for dinosaurs.

McAllister, Angela and Sophie Fatus. Just Like Sisters. Atheneum Books For Young Readers, 2006.
See if you think Nancy and Ally could be mistaken for sisters in this heartwarming tale.

Machalek, Jan. Eva's Summer Vacation: A Story of the Czech Republic. Soundprints, 1999.
J E Mac
Discover the Czech Republic through the eyes of young Eva.

MacLachlan, Patricia and Emily MacLachlan Charest. Once I Ate a Pie. HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.
Illustrated by Katy Schneider
J E Mac
A book for dog-lovers of all ages!

Mahy, Margaret. Down the Back of the Chair. Clarion Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Polly Dunbar
J E Mah
You never know what is hiding under your chair cushions. Maybe two elephants drinking tea?

Meddaugh, Susan. Just Teenie. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.
J E Med
Teenie thinks the "whole world doesn't fit" until she befriends an intriguing plant.

Mortensen, Denise Dowling. Ohio Thunder. Clarion Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Kate Kiesler
J E Mor
Experience a Mid-Western thunderstorm!

Murphy, Yannick. Ahwoooooooo! Clarion Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Claudio Munoz
J E Mur
Little wolf wants to learn how to howl but he cannot learn from the owl or the frog!

Murray, Marjorie Dennis. Hippo Goes Bananas! Marshall Cavendish Children, 2006.
Illustrated by Kevin O'Malley
J E Mur
What could possibly cause Hippo to go bananas?!

Napoli, Donna Jo and Eva Furrow. Bobby the Bold. Dial Books For Young Readers, 2006.
Illustrated by Ard Hoyt
J E Nap
Bobby is not a chimp. Bobby is a bonobo. Go for a wild adventure in this story with a bold bonobo, indeed.

Olson-Brown, Ellen. Hush Little Digger. Tricycle Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Lee White
J E Ols
A masculine spin on a familiar lullaby.

Page, Gail. How to be a Good Dog. Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2006.
J E Pag
Bobo has issues with being "good." Can Cat help?!

Park, Linda Sue. Bee-bim Bop! Clarion Books, 2005.
Illustrated by Ho Baek Lee
J E Par
Just reading this story makes me hungry for bee-bim bop!

Prince, Joshua. I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2006.
Illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
J E Pri
Good thing for the eastbound ant that the switchman notices the westbound train!

Raschka, Chris. Five for a Little One. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2006.
J E Ras
Learn about your five senses with the help of an irresistably cute bunny.

Rosenthal, Amy Krouse. Cookies: Bite Size Life Lessons. HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.
Illustrated by Jane Dyer
J E Ros
What better way to learn lessons about courage, honesty, respect and other virtues than with cookies!

Rosenthal, Amy Krouse. Little Pea. Chronicle Books, 2005.
Illustrated by Jen Corace
J E Ros
Little Pea hates candy! But find out what he loves for dessert in this charming story.

Ruzzier, Sergio. The Room of Wonders. Frances Foster Books, 2006.
J E Ruz
Pius the Packrat regrets parting with his pebble.

Schwartz, Amy and Leonard S. Marcus. Oscar: The Big Adventure of a Little Sock Monkey. Katherine Tegen Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Amy Schwartz
J E Sch
A sock monkey must help his owner win a pet show!

Seibold, J. Otto. The Fuchsia is Now. Orchard Books, 2006.
J E Sei
A fuchsia girls finds a fairy who makes her some funky friends!

Slater, Dashka. Baby Shoes. Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Hiroe Nakata
J E Sla
Can mama keep up with baby and shoes that "go, go, go?!"

Smee, Nicola. Clip-Clop. Boxer Books, 2006.
J E Sme
Mr. Horse takes the farm animals for an exciting ride!

Stock, Catherine. Gugu's House. Clarion Books, 2001.
J E Sto
Learn about African art in this story, set in Zimbabwe.

Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie. Elizabeti's School. Lee & Low Books Inc., 2002.
Illustrated by Christy Hale
J E Stu
Join Elizabeti as she goes to school for the first time!

Uegaki, Chieri. Suki's Kimono. Kids Can Press, 2003.
Illustrated by Stephanie Jorisch
J E Ueg
Suki wears her kimono to her first day of school and receives an array of responses.

Wargin, Kathy-Jo. A Mother's Wish. HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.
Illustrated by Irena Roman
J E War
A beautiful butterfly-filled story.

Wellington, Monica. Pizza at Sally's. Dutton Children's Books, 2006.
J E Wel
See how Sally makes a pizza!

Wells, Rosemary. Max's ABC. Viking, 2006.
J E Wel
Max is having a few troubles with ants in this alphabet story!

Wheeler, Lisa. Castaway Cats. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2006.
Illustrated by Ponder Goembel
J E Whe
Fifteen cats are involved in this tale of feline woe.

Wilson, Karma. Animal Strike at the Zoo. It's True! HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.
Illustrated by Margaret Spengler
J E Wil
What to do when animals strike at the zoo!

Winter, Jeanette. September Roses. Frances Foster Books, 2004.
J E Win
A poignant memoir of the author's experience at the World Trade Center days after 9/11/01.

Yolen, Jane. Dimity Duck. Philomel Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Sebastien Braun
J E Yol
A day in the life of a cute little duck.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

New Juvenile Books!

Picture Books or J E

Abramson, Beverley. Off We Go! Tundra Books, 2006.
J E Abr
Lots of ways to move and rhyme!

Bowen, Anne. The Great Math Tattle Battle. Albert Whitman and Company, 2006.
Illustrated by Jaime Zollars
J E Bow
Who will win: Emma Jean or Harley Harrison?!

Brown, Ruth. Ten Seeds. Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.
J E Bro
Amazing things happen when you plant seeds!

Freeman, Don. Dandelion. Puffin Books, 1977 (originally Viking Press, 1964).
J E Fre
Sometimes it is best to be yourself, even if you are a lion!

McElmurry, Jill. I'm Not a Baby! Schwartz & Wade Books, 2006.
When will everyone realize that Leo is, indeed, not a baby?!

Juvenile Beginner Books

Bauer, Marion Dane. Wonders of America: Niagara Falls. Ready -to-Read/Aladdin, 2006.
Illustrated by John Wallace
J Beg Bau
Learn about North America's first tourist attraction!

Bunting, Eve. My Robot. Green Light Readers/Harcourt, Inc., 2006.
Illustrated by Dagmar Fehlau
J Beg Bun
Find out the best thing Cecil the Robot can do and make robot puppets!

Freeman, Martha. Mrs. Wow Never Wanted a Cow. Beginner Books/Random House, 2006.
Illustrated by Steven Salerno
J Beg Fre
What are cows good for if they cannot do chores?

Medearis, Angela Shelf. On the Way to the Pond. Green Light Readers/Harcourt, Inc., 2006.
Illustrated by Lorinda Bryan Cauley
J Beg Med
Will Tess and Herbert ever make it to their picnic?

Schulte, Mary. Who Do I Look Like? Children's Press/Scholastic, 2006.
Illustrated by Maryn Roos
J Beg Sch
Which of your family members do you look like?

Taylor-Butler, Christine. Who Needs Friends? Children's Press/Scholastic, 2006.
Illustrated by Susan Havice
J Beg Tay
What to do if all of your friends forget your birthday.

Stay tuned to this blog for more new titles coming soon!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

For Your Listening...

A few new albums (cd) for kids:

Lap, Raimond. Lovely Baby Magic: No. 1. Lovely Baby Music.
j CD 781.582 Lap 1

Lap, Raimond. Lovely Baby Magic: No. 2. Lovely Baby Music.
j CD 781.582 Lap 2
Stimulate your baby's brains with some magical melodies!

Roberts, Justin. Meltdown! BMI, 2006.
j CD 781.62 Rob
As seen on the "Today Show" earlier this week!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

A few new juvenile books...

Anderson, Sara. A Day at the Market. Handprint Books, 2006.
J E And
Discover all that awaits the senses at Pike's Place Market in Seattle in this creative title!

Milgrim, David. Young MacDonald. Dutton Children's Books, 2006.
J E Mil
Young MacDonald is an inventor who creates things like Shicken and Deese all set to a familiar tune!

Sierra, Judy. Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly Pie. Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
J E Sie
Illustrations by Edward Koren
You will read about flies, pastry, monsters, manure and more in this "revolting rhyme."

And a new fiction title:

Greenburg, J.C. Andrew Lost With the Bats. Random House, 2006.
#14 in the series wherein Andrew, Judy and Thudd are now as small as insects!
More titles to come in the very near future!