Monday, September 25, 2006

New Chapter Books!

Abbott, Tony. Firegirl. Little, Brown and Company, 2006.
j FIC Abb
How will a girl, disfigured by burns, affect a class of seventh graders?

Asch, Frank. Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genious. Kids Can Press, 2006.
j FIC Asc
Will Alex really be able to build a spaceship out of cardboard and duct tape?

Barrows, Annie. Ivy and Bean. Chronicle Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Sophie Blackall
j FIC Bar
Ivy and Bean are an unlikely pair but they may just end up having a lot of fun as friends!

Boniface, William. The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy. HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.
Illustrated by Stephen Gilpin
j FIC Bon
Can Ordinary Boy stop evil Professor Brain-Drain?

Bulion, Leslie. Uncharted Waters. Peachtree, 2006.
j FIC Bul
Jonah is full of secrets that might just be exposed when he joins a special research project.

Bunting, Eve. Pop's Bridge. Harcourt, Inc., 2006.
Illustrated by C.F. Payne
j FIC Bun
A title that celebrates all the workers who helped build Golden Gate Bridge.

Celenza, Anna Harwell. Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. Charlesbridge, 2006.
Illustrated by JoAnn E. Kitchel
j FIC Cel
A story about George Gershwin and his music. Also includes a cd of his familiar "Rhapsody in Blue."

Clements, Andrew. Room One: A Mystery or Two. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2006.
j FIC Cle
Can Ted keep the school open?

Codell, Esme Raji. Sahara Special. Hyperion Books for Children, 2003.
j FIC Cod
Will Sahara Jones overcome the stigma of having been a special ed student? Read this to discover the power of writing and unconventional learning.

Codell, Esme Raji. Sing a Song of Tuna Fish. Hyperion Books for Children, 2004.
Illustrated by LeUyen Pham
j FIC Cod
Discover what life is like growing up in the city of Chicago!

Cooper, Susan. Victory. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2006.
j FIC Coo
Can you unravel the mystery surrounding two English children, one who lives in the present and one who lived in 1805?

Copeland, Mark. The Bundle at Blackthorpe Heath. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.
j FIC Cop
Prepare yourself for the wonders that await in an insect circus!

Cowell, Cressida. How to Speak Dragonese. Little, Brown and Company, 2005.
j FIC Cow
Will Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III be able to prove his Viking abilities and/or save his dragon friend Toothless?

Delaney, Joseph. The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch. Greenwillow Books, 2005.
Illustrared by Patrick Arrasmith
j FIC Del
The first book in a series about Spooks, witches and girls with pointy shoes.

Delaney, Michael. Birdbrain Amos: Mr. Fun. Philomel Books, 2006.
j FIC Del
It is up to Amos to convince his tick bird that he really is one fun hippo!

DiCamillo, Kate. Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride. Candlewick Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
I'm thinking that pigs are not allowed behind the wheel.

Dunkle, Clare B. By These Ten Bones. Henry Holt and Company, 2005.
j FIC Dun
How will Maddie, the weaver's daughter, save her community from the looming darkness and evil?

Friedman, Laurie. In Business with Mallory. Carolrhoda Books, Inc., 2006.
Illustrated by Barbara Pollak
j FIC Fri
Will Mallory end up with the "perfect" purse if she creates a successful business?

George, Jean Craighead. Luck. Laura Geringer Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Wendell Minor
j FIC Geo
In this story about a sandhill crane, you will discover the majesty of the bird migration!

Guibert, Emmanuel. Sardine in Outer Space. First Second, 2006.
Illustrated by Joann Sfar and Walter Pezzali
Translated by Sasha Watson
j FIC Gui
Young Sardine must figure out a way to foil the plans of the evil Supermuscleman.

Hamilton, Richard. Cal and the Amazing Anti-Gravity Machine. Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Sam Hearn
j FIC Ham
Find out what happens in a world without gravity...with a young boy and his talking dog!

Hardinge, Frances. Fly by Night. HarperCollins Publishers, 2005.
j FIC Har
Will Mosca be saved or killed by her love of words?!

Harness, Cheryl. Just for You to Know. HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.
j FIC Har
Can Carmen survive life with her family until she is old enought to become a famous artist?

Hawes, Louise. Muti's Necklace: The Oldest Story in the World. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.
Illustrated by Rebecca Guay
j FIC Haw
This is the story of a stubborn young Egyptian woman who defies the Pharoah and his magician.

Holm, Jennifer L. and Matthew Holm. Babymouse: Beach Babe. Random House, 2006.
j FIC Hol
Will Babymouse enjoy her trip to the beach?

Holm, Jennifer L. Penny From Heaven. Random House, 2006.
j FIC Hol
Penny experiences life as an Italian-American in 1953.

Johnston, Tony. Angel City. Philomel Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Carole Byard
j FIC Joh
When a man finds a baby in a dumpster he vows to raise him and care for him. This is a touching story about life, death and love.

Kessler, Liz. Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep. Candlewick Press, 2004.
j FIC Kes
In the sequel to The Tail of Emily Windsnap, Emily accidentally awakens a monster that wreaks havoc in her underwater world.

Korczak, Janusz. King Matt the First. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2004.
Originally published in Polish in 1923
Translated by Richard Lourie
j FIC Kor
A young man is left the duty of ruling an entire country!

Krishnaswami, Uma. The Closet Ghosts. Children's Book Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Shiraaz Bhabha
j FIC Kri
Can the Hindu Monkey God helpl Anu?

Kuijer, Guus. The Book of Everything. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2006.
Translated by John Nieuwenhuizen
j FIC Kui
Thomas tries to find faith and help from Jesus, a neighbor and his friend Eliza when dealing with the spousal abuse he witnesses at home.

Leger, Diane Carmel. Who's In Maxine's Tree? Orca Book Publishers, 2006.
Illustrated by Darlene Gait
j FIC Leg
Does Maxine's favorite tree really talk?

Littlesugar, Amy. Clown Child. Philomel Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root
j FIC Lit
What would life be like if you lived in a circus caravan?

McDonald, Megan. Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker. Candlewick Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Time to meet Judy Moody's little brother and a lot of candy!

Muir, John. Stickeen. Heydey Books, 1990.
Illustrated by Carl Dennis Bell
Originally published in 1909
j FIC Mui
John Muir records his Alaskan adventure with a special canine buddy.

Ogburn, Jacqueline K. The Bake Shop Ghost. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005.
Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
j FIC Ogb
Find out what happens when a haunted bake shop battles a strong-willed and clever cake-maker!

Osborne, Mary Pope. Magic Tree House #34: Season of the Sandstorms. Random House, 2005.
j FIC Osb
Jack and Annie are off to Baghdad on another adventure.

Osborne, Mary Pope. Magic Tree House #35: Night of the New Magicians. Random House, 2006.
j FIC Osb
What happens when Annie and Jack visit the 1889 World's Fair in Paris?

Park, Frances and Ginger Park. The Have a Good Day Cafe. Lee & Low Books, Inc., 2005.
Illustrated by Katherine Potter
j FIC Par
A boy and his grandma come up with a simple but excellent business plan!

Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Peggony-Po: A Whale of a Tale. Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, 2006.
Illustrated by Brian Pinkney
j FIC Pin
A tall tale about a whale!

Sydor, Colleen. Camilla Chameleon. Kids Can Press, 2005.
Illustrated by Pascale Constantin
j FIC Syd
What would you be if your mom subsisted on Cream of Chameleon Soup?

Vejjajiva, Jane. The Happiness of Kati. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2006.
j FIC Vej
What will happen when Kati visits her dying mother?

Saturday, September 23, 2006

More New Non-fiction!

Holyoke, Nancy. A Smart Girls Guide to Money. American Girl, 2006.
Illustrated by Ali Douglass
j 332.024 Hol
A great way to start learning about money, budgeting, saving and spending!

Pendziwol, Jean E. Once Upon a Dragon: Stranger Safety for Kids (and Dragons.) Kids Can Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Martine Gourbault
j 362.7044 Pen
A creative way to discuss strangers and safety with children (and any pet dragons lurking about!)

Evans, Lezlie. Can You Greet the Whole Wide World?: 12 Common Phrases in 12 Different Languages. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.
Illustrated by Denis Roche
j 395.4 Eva
Learn how to say please and thank you and ten other phrases in different languages!

Stampler, Ann Redisch. Shlemazel and the Remarkable Spoon of Pohost. Clarion Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Jacqueline M. Cohen
j 398.2 Sta
In this traditional Shlemazel tale a young man is taught the importance of hard work even if he does not quite realize what is happening!

Amery, Heather. First Thousand Words in Spanish. Usborne, 2003.
Illustrated by Stephen Cartwright
j 468 Ame
Learn some Spanish and have fun finding the little yellow ducks hidden throughout the guide.

Wheeler, Lisa. Mammoths on the Move. Harcourt, Inc., 2006.
Illustrated by Kurt Cyrus
j 569.67 Whe
Wild and wooly mammoths are migrating!

Mannis, Celeste Davidson. Snapshots: The Wonders of Monterey Bay. Viking, 2006.
j 591.77 Man
Discover the natural wonders of California's Monterey Bay!

Stewart, Melissa. A Place for Butterflies. Peachtree, 2006.
Illustrated by Higgins Bond
j 595.78 Ste
Learn how to help butterflies grow and thrive.

Markle, Sandra. Slippery, Slimy Baby Frogs. Walker and Company, 2006.
j 597.89 Mar
Interesting information on tadpoles accompanied by excellent photographs.

Hatkoff, Isabella, Craig Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu. Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship. Scholastic Press, 2006.
Photographs by Peter Greste
j 599.635 Hat
Read about an amazing friendship between a baby hippo and a 130-year-old tortoise.

Morrison, Taylor. Wildfire. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.
j 634.9618 Mor
Find out how wildfires are tamed and how they affect ecosystems.

Shulman, Mark. Mom and Dad are Palindromes: A Dilemma for Words...and Backwards. Chronicle Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Adam McCauley
j 793.734 Shu
Can you find all the palindromes in this title?!

Roessel, David and Arnold Rampersand, eds. Langston Hughes: Poetry for Young People. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2006.
Illustrated by Benny Andrews
j 811.54 Lan
A fine collection of Langston Hughes' poetry for younger readers.

Katz, Bobbie. Once Around the Sun. Harcourt, Inc., 2006.
Illustrated by LeUyen Pham
j 811.6 Kat
Poet Bobbie Katz takes us through the year with monthly verses!

Norman, Lissette. My Feet are Laughing. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Illustrated by Frank Morrison
j 811.6 Nor
Sadie rhymes about life, hair, her baby sister and dancing the merengue!

Prelutsky, Jack. What a Day it was at School! Greenwillow Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Doug Cushman
j 811.6 Pre
Prelutsky spins silly poems about things related to school!

Thaler, Mike. Pig Little. Henry Holt and Company, 2006.
Illustrated by Paige Miglio
j 811.6 Tha
A day in the life of Pig Little.

Revkin, Andrew C. The North Pole Was Here. Kingfisher, 2006.
j 910.9 Rev
More than just Santa Claus! This is a look at the past, present and future of the North Pole.

Nathan, Amy. Meet the Musicians: From Prodigy (Or Not) to Pro. Henry Holt and Company, 2006.
j 920 Nat
Featuring members of the New York Philharmonic this is a collection of insights into the lives of musicians and how music has affected them.

McClafferty, Carla Killough. Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
j 921 Curie, M.
Discover even more about the life of this selfless scientist and the manner in which she conducted her very important work.

Delano, Poli. When I Was a Boy Neruda Called Me Policarpo. Groundwood Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Manuel Monroy
English Translation by Sean Higgins
j 921 Delano, P.
Includes poems by Pablo Neruda. This is a memoir written by a Chilean author who grew up in the presence of poet Pablo Neruda.

Love, D. Anne. Of Numbers and Stars: The Story of Hypatia. Holiday House, 2006.
Illustrated by Pam Paparone.
j 921 Hypatia
A very understandable introduction to a fascinating women whose mathematical and scientific talents were rare given the time period in which she lived.

Sis, Peter. Play, Mozart, Play! Greenwillow Books, 2006.
j 921 Mozart, W.
The story of Mozart's childhood depicted in a fun picture book format.

Halilbegovich, Nadja. My Childhood Under Fire: A Sarajevo Diary. Kids Can Press, 2006.
j 949.7 Hal
A diary of a young woman who recorded what life was like during 1992 through 1995 in war-torn Sarajevo.

New Beginner Books!

Baker, Keith. On the Go with Mr. and Mrs. Green. Harcourt, Inc., 2006.
j BEG Bak
What will happen to our favorite alligator couple when Mr. Green tries out some magic tricks, eats all the cookies and invents a pie-slicing machine?! And will Mrs. Green make it through unscathed?!

Brown, Charlotte Lewis. The Day the Dinosaurs Died. HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.
Illustrated by Phil Wilson
j BEG Bro
An exploration into why the dinosaurs may have disappeared.

Cushman, Doug. Dirk Bones and the Mystery of the Haunted House. HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.
j BEG Cus
Can a skeleton reporter discover why the ghosts are afraid of what could be...another ghost?!

Kenah, Katharine. The Best Teacher in Second Grade. HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.
Illustrated by Abby Carter
j BEG Ken
Luna tries to convince her classmates to be a midnight circus for the "Family Night" program.

Kvasnosky, Laura McGee. Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways. Candlewick Press, 2006.
j BEG Kva
Zelda and Ivy try to escape the cucumber sandwiches their father has made for lunch!

Meister, Cari. Tiny Goes Camping. Viking, 2006.
Illustrated by Rich Davis
j BEG Mei
Can Tiny fit in the tent?!

Ries, Lori. Aggie and Ben: Three Stories. Charlesbridge, 2006.
Illustrated by Frank W. Dormer
j BEG Rie
Ben and his puppy Aggie are instantly loveable and very humorous!

Schaefer, Lola M. Mittens. HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.
Illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung
j BEG Sch
Mittens the kitten wants to hide in the unfamiliar place!

Van Leeuwen, Jean. Oliver Pig and the Best Fort Ever. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2006.
Illustrated by Ann Schweninger
j BEG Van
Will the "best fort ever" meet an untimely demise?!

New Spanish Picture Books!/Libros en espanol!

Ada, Alma Flor. Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English. HarperCollins Publishers, 1997.
Illustrated by Simon Silva
English translation by Rosa Zubizarreta
j 468 Ada
A to Z on the farm!

Argueta, Jorge. Xochitl and the Flowers/Xochitl, la Nina de las Flores. Children's Book Press, 2003.
Illustrated by Carl Angel
j 468 Arg
Xochitl and her parents, originally from El Salvador, adjust to life in San Francisco.

Bridwell, Norman. Clifford: El Gran Perro Colorado. Scholastic, 1988.
j 468 Bri
Clifford y Emily en espanol!

Brusca, Maria Cristina and Tona Wilson. Three Friends/Tres Amigos: A Counting Book/Un cuento para contar. Henry Holt and Company, 1995.
Illustrated by Maria Cristina Brusca
j 468 Bru
One to ten and back again in English and Spanish!

Byrd, Lee Merrill. Lover Boy/Juanito el carinoso: A Bilingual Counting Book. Cinco Puntos Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Francisco Delgado
j 468 Byr
Who gets the most kisses from little Johnny?!

Chapra, Mimi. Sparky's Bark/El ladrido de Sparky. Katharine Tegen Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Vivi Escriva
j 468 Cha
Sparky does not understand Spanish so Lucy learns English so she can communicate with her new friend.

De La Hoya, Oscar with Mark Shulman. Super Oscar. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2006.
Illustrated by Lisa Kopelke
j 468 De
What happens when a daydreamer forgets to tell everyone what to bring to Saturday's picnic.

Gonzalez, Ada Acosta. Mayte and the Bogeyman/Mayte y el cuco. Pinata Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Christina Rodriguez
j 468 Gon
Is the ice cream man also the bogeyman?!

Paulsen, Gary. La Tortilleria. Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1995.
Illustrated by Ruth Wright Paulsen
j 468 Pau
Discover the life cycle of the corn that becomes a tortilla in this title, entirely written in Spanish.

Vargo, Sharon Hawkins. Senor Felipe's Alphabet Adventure: El Alfabeto Espanol. The Millbrook Press, Inc., 2001.
Spanish translations by Ann Kelly Beale
j 468 Var
Can Senor Felipe find objects that begin with all the letters of the alphabet?!

Villasenor, Victor. The Stranger and the Red Rooster/El forastero y el gallo rojo. Pinata Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Jose Jara
Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura
j 468 Vil
The children and their parents learn to see past the stranger's exterior and welcome him and his rooster into the community.

Wells, Rosemary. Leate a su conejito. Scholastic, 1997.
Translation by Susana Pasternac.
j 468 Wel
Find out how and why to read to your little one!

Williams, Sue. Sali de Paseo. Harcourt, Inc., 1989.
Illustrated by Julie Vivas
Translation by Alma Flor Ada
j 468 Wil
A little boy meets plenty of animals when he goes for a walk! Entirely in Spanish!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

New Picture Books!

We have received numerous picture books! Check some out today!

Book and CD:

Drachman, Eric. A FROG Thing. Kidwick Books, 2005.
Illustrated by James Muscarello
j B&CD E Dra
This is a heartwarming tale of a frog who really, really wants to fly. He learns the importance of his own talents when a baby bird falls into the pond. This title is accompanied with the story on a compact disc.

Picture Books:

Bailey, Linda. Stanley's Wild Ride. Kid's Can Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
j E Bai
What kind of trouble can Stanley get into after his crazy party? Well, for starters, do you think a dog should try skateboarding?!

Bernhard, Durga. In the Fiddle is a Song. Chronicle Books, 2006.
j E Ber
See what is hidden in this inspiring title!

Broach, Elise. Cousin John is Coming! Dial Books for Young Readers, 2006.
Illustrated by Nate Lilly
j E Bro
How will Bean deal with his mean cousin who is on his way to visit?

Carlson, Nancy. First Grade, Here I Come! Viking, 2006.
j E Car
Find out if Henry was ready to tackle his first day of first grade as he tells his mother all about it.

DeGroat, Diane. No More Pencils, No More Books, No More Teacher's Dirty Looks! HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.
j E DeG
Is Ms. Byrd going to be really, really, really sad when school lets out for summer?

Garland, Sarah. Eddie's Garden and How to Make Things Grow. Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2004.
j E Gar
Read about Eddie's garden and learn how to make one of your own!

Klise, Kate. Why Do You Cry?: Not a Sob Story. Henry Holt and Company, 2006.
Illustrated by M. Sarah Klise
j E Kli
What will Little Rabbit do for a birthday party when he finds out that all of his friends and even his mother still cry sometimes?

LaReau, Kara. Ugly Fish. Harcourt, Inc., 2006.
Illustrated by Scott Magoon
j E LaR
If you don't want to be lonely don't eat your friends!

Lin, Grace. The Ugly Vegetables. Charlesbridge, 1999.
j E Lin
Sometimes ugly vegetables taste the best!

Neubecker, Robert. Wow! America! Hyperion Books for Children, 2006.
j E Neu
Check out some of this nation's amazing sights!

Peck, Jan. Way Far Away on a Wild Safari. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2006.
Illustrated by Valeria Petrone
j E Pec
Go on an adventure but watch out for the lion!

Peters, Lisa Westberg. We're Rabbits! Harcourt, Inc., 2004.
Illustrated by Jeff Mack
j E Pet
Will the rabbits get stuck with smelly leeks and rutabagas or will they get the carrots they love so much?!

Pfeffer, Wendy. From Seed to Pumpkin. HarperCollins Publishers, 2004.
Illustrated by James Graham Hale
j E Pfe
I did not know that a pumpkin was considered a fruit. Find out more in this informative book!

Pinkwater, Daniel. Dancing Larry. Marshall Cavendish Children, 2006.
Illustrated by Jill Pinkwater
j E Pin
Polar bear ballet!

Prince, April Jones. What Do Wheels Do all Day? Houghton Mifflin Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Giles Laroche
j E Pri
Apparently wheels do a whole lot!

St. Pierre, Stephanie. What the Sea Saw. Peachtree, 2006.
Illustrated by Beverly Doyle
j E Sai
A beautifully illustrated look at the sea and its eco-system.

Stadler, Alexander. Beverly Billingsly Takes the Cake. Gulliver Books/Harcourt Inc., 2005
j E Sta
Can Beverly pull off the "Caramel Candy Castle Cake?"

Stein, David Ezra. Cowboy Ned and Andy. A Paula Wiseman Book/Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2006.
j E Ste
Learn why friendship makes an awesome gift.

Wilson, Karma. Bear's New Friend. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Jane Chapman
j E Wil
Our friend Bear, from Bear Snores On, is back and finds a friend who likes to fly.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Try some new Non-Fiction!

Just in for September...

Bausaum, Ann. Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement. National Geographic, 2006.
j 323 Bau
Take some time to read about the courage of diverse young people during the Civil Rights Movement.

Laughlin, Rosemary. The Pullman Strike of 1894. Morgan Reynolds Publishing, 2006.
j 331.89 Lau
Learn about this late 19th century labor movement!

Ichord, Loretta Frances. Pasta, Fried Rice, and Matzoh Balls: Immigrant Cooking in America. Millbrook Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis
j 394.1 Ich
A nice mix of history and recipes you are sure to enjoy!

Caldwell, Michaela. The Girls' Yoga Book. Maple Tree Press, 2005.
j 613.7046 Cal
Find some peace and excellent exercise with this title!

Hoffman, Gretchen. Mononucleosis. Marshall Cavendish, 2006.
j 616.9 Hof
Everything you need to know about the dreaded "kissing disease!"

Hicks, Terry Allan. Allergies. Marshall Cavendish, 2006.
j 616.97 Hic
Discover allergies, their history and how to live with them.

Uderzo, Albert. Asterix and the Falling Sky. Orion, 2005.
j 741.5 Ude
One of Europe's beloved comic characters is back in this worrisome adventure!

Mitchell, Mari Rutz. Creating Clever Castles and Cars from Boxes and other Stuff. Williamson Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Michael Kline
j 745.5 Mit
You can make amazing play spaces from pyramids to vehicles to barns with the helpo of this new book. Do not let your parents throw away that refrigerator box!

Thayer, Ernest L. Casey at the Bat. KCP Poetry, 2006.
Illustrations by Joe Morse
j 811 Tha
Striking illustrations bring this classic poem into the 21st century!

Fitch, Sheree. If I had a Million Onions. Tradewind Books, 2005.
Illustrations by Yayo
j 811.6 Fit
A fine collection of poetry and brightly colored pictures.

Mattern, Joanne. Peyton Manning. Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2007.
j 921 Manning, P.
Read up on the Colts QB before the season starts!

Cunningham, Kevin. Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union. Morgan Reynolds Publishing, 2006.
j 921 Stalin, J.
Or you can take a look at one of history's most terrifying leaders.

Goldstein, Margaret J. Japanese in America. Lerner Publications Company, 2006.
j 973.0495 Gol
Full of photos and information, including some familiar famous faces, this title explores the history of Japanese-Americans.