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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?

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