Thursday, December 28, 2006

Join us for crafts, movies and fun!

Drop-in crafts will return next week starting on January 2, 2007.
Meanwhile our crayons and coloring sheets are back!

We are watching "A Christmas Story" today at 2p.m.

On Tuesday, January 2 we will watch "The Sound of Music" at 2p.m.
On Wednesday, January 3 we will watch "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" at 2p.m.
On Thursday, January 4 we will watch "Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas" at 2p.m.
Refreshments will be available!

Stop by the library to relax and enjoy some good books, crafts and movies!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Just in time...

Learn more about Hanukkah!

Heiligman, Deborah. Celebrate Hanukkah with Light, Latkes and Dreidels. National Geographic Society, 2006.
j 296.435 Hei
A colorful introduction to this Festival of Lights!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

New Tunes for Kids!

Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Coldplay j CD 781.582 Roc

Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Metallica j CD 781.582 Roc

Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Pink Floyd j CD 781.582 Roc

Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Radiohead j CD 781.582 Roc

Dawnie's Ladybugs, Bunnies and Molly, Oh My! j CD 782.42 All

Goodman, Alan. Under the Bed. j CD 782.42Goo

LarryBoy: The Soundtrack. j CD 782.42 Lar

Raffi. Quiet Time. j CD 782.42 Raf

Monday, December 11, 2006

A New book of poems...

Turner, Ann. Learning to Swim: A Memoir. Scholastic Press, 2000.
j 811.54 Tur
A collection of poems about a summer gone horribly awry.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Chilly out? Curl up with a new fiction title or two or three...

Berenstain, Stan and Jan. The Berenstain Bear Scouts Meet Bigpaw. Scholastic Inc., 1995.
j FIC Ber
Can the Berenstain Bear Scouts convince their elders that "Bigpaw" is not as scary as he seems?!

Buckey, Sarah Masters. The Stolen Sapphire. American Girl, 2006.
j FIC Buc
Will Samantha figure out which of her shipmates stole the priceless sapphire? Is she a suspect, too?!

DiCamillo, Kate. Mercy Watson Fights Crime. Candlewick Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
Our favorite family pig is back and this time there is a robbery to be stopped!

Finney, Patricia. I, Jack. HarperTrophy, 2000.
Illustrated by Peter Bailey
j FIC Fin
Jack is a friendly dog who tells us about his neighborhood adventures in this amusing book!

Gutman, Dan. Ms. LaGrange is Strange! HarperTrophy, 2005.
Illustrated by Jim Paillot
j FIC Gut
Find out what is going on with the mashed potatoes at "My Weird School."

Gutman, Dan. Miss Lazar is Bizarre. HarperTrophy, 2005.
Illustrated by Jim Paillot
j FIC Gut
Who on earth enjoys mopping up vomit?! Find out in this "My Weird School" book.

McAllister, Angela. Digory the Dragon Slayer. Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2005.
Illustrated by Ian Beck
Is Digory really a slayer of fire-breathing monsters?!

Mason, Jane B. and Sarah Hines Stephens. Bella Baxter Inn Trouble. Aladdin Paperbacks, 2005.
Illustrated by John Shelley
j FIC Mas
Can Bella save her parents' new inn from a stinky skunk?!

Mason, Jane B. and Sarah Hines Stephens. Bella Baxter and the Itchy Disaster. Aladdin Paperbacks, 2005.
Illustrated by John Shelley
j FIC Mas
Bella means well but brings about a serious problem at the Sea Inn.

Petty, JT. The Squampkin Patch: A Nasselrogt Adventure. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2006.
Illustrated by David Michael Friend
j FIC Pet
Will Milton and Chloe escape the clutches of the evil Porifera?

Reiss, Kathryn. Sweet Miss Honeywell's Revenge. Harcourt Inc., 2004.
j FIC Rei
What will Zibby do with her creepy haunted dollhouse?!

Rodda, Emily. Rowan and the Ice Creepers. Greenwillow Books, 2003.
j FIC Rod
Can Rowan bring back Spring to her people?!

Russell, Christopher. Dogboy. Greenwillow Books, 2006.
j FIC Rus
The English fight the French in this story about an orphan, his dogs and a fearless young girl.

Simner, Janni Lee. Secret of the Three Treasures. Holiday House, 2006.
j FIC Sim
A new heroine is on the block in this exciting story that includes chases and buried treasure!

Skye, Obert. Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret. Shadow Mountain, 2006.
j FIC Sky
Will Leven be able to save the land of Foo or will Reality get in the way?!

Snow, Alan. Here Be Monsters! Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2005.
j FIC Sno
This is the first title in "The Ratbridge Chronicles" in which we meet a young man named Arthur and learn all sorts of things about monsters and magic!

Barlow, Jeremy, ed. Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures. Dark Horse Books, 2005.
j FIC Sta
A collection of four Star Wars stories!

A whole lot of Geronimo Stilton (j FIC Sti):
The Mummy with No Name (2005)
The Christmas Toy Factory (2006)
Shipwreck on the Pirate Islands (2003)
Valentine's Day Disaster (2006)
Field Trip to Niagara Falls (2005)
The Wild, Wild West (2005)
The Search for Sunken Treasure (2000)
The Secret of Cacklefur Castle (2003)
Join Geronimo and his other mouse friends on some fun adventures!

Tobin, C., ad. Family Fix-up. Scholastic Inc., 2005.
j FIC Tob
In this "Maya and Miguel" adventure Maya tries to play matchmaker for her grandmother!

Tobin, C., ad. Teacher's Pet. Scholastic Inc., 2005.
j FIC Tob
Maya and Miguel have to save the school from a crazy parrot!

Townley, Roderick. The Constellation of Sylvie. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2005.
j FIC Tow
How can Sylvie help the other characters in her book from floating further off into outerspace?!

Townley, Roderick. Into the Labyrinth. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2002.
j FIC Tow
Another adventure of Princess Sylvie and her storybook friends!

Wallace, Rich. Winning Season: Dunk Under Pressure. Viking, 2006.
j FIC Wal
Will Cornell step up his game for the state basketball tournament?!

Whitehouse, Howard. The Strictest School in the World: Being the Tale of a Clever Girl, a Rubber Boy and a Collection of Flying Machines, Mostly Broken. Kids Can Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Bill Slavin
j FIC Whi
Can Emmaline build her flying contraption or will being sent away to St. Grimelda's School for Young Ladies stop her creative endeavors?

Young, Steve. 15 Minutes. HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.
j FIC You
Check out the misadventures of Casey and a time machine!

Highlighted New Hanukkah and Kwanzaa Titles...

Baum, Maxie. I Have a Little Dreidel. Scholastic Inc., 2006.
Illustrated by Julie Paschkis
j 782.42 Bau
A familiar tune with cheerful illustrations! Includes instructions on how to play dreidel and a recipe for latkes!

Krensky, Stephen. Hanukkah at Valley Forge. Dutton Children's Books, 2006.
Illustrated by Greg Harlin
j FIC Kre
A soldier tells George Washington the history of Hanukkah.

Trueit, Trudi Strain. Kwanzaa. Scholastic Inc., 2007.
j 394.268 Tru
A pleasant introduction to this African-American celebration for beginning readers!

Check our display table as well as our winter holiday bookshelf for more materials!

Kick Off December with some New Non-Fiction Titles!

New Non-Fiction:

Ruurs, Margriet. My Librarian Is a Camel: How Books are Brought to Children Around the World. Boyds Mills Press, 2005.
j 027.4 Ruu
Find out how kids from Azerbaijan to Kenya to Peru utilize libraries!

Llewellyn, Claire. Why Should I Listen? Barron's, 2001.
Illustrated by Mike Gordon
j 153.68 Lle
There are many reasons it is a good idea to be a great listener!

Llewellyn, Claire. Why Should I Share? Barron's, 2001.
Illustrated by Mike Gordon
j 177.7 Lle
See why it is more fun to share!

Farris, Christine King. My Brother Martin. Aladdin Paperbacks, 2003.
Illustrated by Chris Soentpiet
j 323 Far
Learn something new about Martin Luther King Jr. in this memoir, written by his sister.

Dwight, Laura. Brothers and Sisters. Star Bright Books, 2005.
j 362.4 Dwi
This is a wonderful book for parents and siblings of children with special needs. Includes a glossary and list of further resources.

Doeden, Matt. The Hindenburg Disaster. Capstone Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Steve Erwin, Keith Williams and Charles Barnett III
j 363.12 Doe
A graphic novel takes on the historic explosive dirigible.

Pearson, Debora. Kids Do, Animals Too. Annick Press, 2005.
Illustrated by Nora Hib
j 428.1 Pea
Learn your opposites!

Gomi, Taro. My Friends/Mis Amigos. Chronicle Books, 2006.
j 468 Gom
What can you learn from your friends?!

Orihuela, Luz, ad. La ratita presuimada. Combel, 2003.
Illustrated by Rosa M. Curto
j 468 Ori
Written in Spanish, this is the tale of a lovesick mouse.

Roberts, Jordan. March of the Penguins. National Geographic, 2006.
Photographs by Jerome Maison
j 598.47 Mar
A companion to the very popular and poignant film!

Capeci, Anne. The Magic School Bus Has a Heart. Scholastic Inc., 2005.
Illustrated by Carolyn Bracken
j 612.17 Cap
The kids and Ms. Frizzle take a journey of aortic proportions!

Peterson, Cris. Fantastic Farm Machines. Boyds Mills Press, 2006.
Photographs by David R. Lundquist
j 631.3 Pet
From tractors to combines this book has a wealth of information on farm machinery!

Kidslabel. Spot 7: School. Chronicle Books, 2006.
j 793.73 Kid
Can you spot the differences?!

Thomas, Keltie. How Baseball Works. Maple Tree Press, 2004.
Illustrated by Greg Hall
j 796.357 Tho
Learn all about baseball in the off-season!

Buckley, Jr., James. Speedway Superstars. Reader's Digest Children's Books, 2004.
j 796.72 Buc
Read about some of NASCAR's best drivers from Richard Petty to Jeff Gordon.

Woods, Bob. The Greatest Races. Reader's Digest Children's Books, 2004.
j 796.72 Woo
From short tracks like Bristol to fast ones like Talladega this title will fill you in on all the NASCAR races.

Woods, Bob. Pit Pass: Behind the Scenes of NASCAR. Reader's Digest Childrens Books, 2005.
j 796.72 Woo
Learn why NASCAR is much more than just races!

Hoena, B.A. Shackleton and the Lost Antarctic Expedition. Capstone Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Dave Hoover and Charles Barnett III
j 919.8 Hoe
A graphic novel looks at this ambitious adventure!

Olson, Nathan. George Washington Carver: Ingenious Inventor. Capstone Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Keith Tucker
j 921 Carver, G.
More than just the creator of peanut butter!

Krohn, Katherine. Jane Goodall: Animal Scientist. Capstone Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Cynthia Martin and Anne Timmons
j 921 Goodall, J.
Learn more about this fascinating woman and her very important work with animals!

Doeden, Matt. Thomas Jefferson: Great American. Capstone Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Gordon Purcell and Terry Beatty
j 921 Jefferson, T.
From founding father to president, read up on one of our country's famous men in history.

Glaser, Jason. Molly Pitcher: Young American Patriot. Capstone Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Tod Smith, Bill Anderson and Charles Barnett III
j 921 Pitcher, M.
Discover this brave American heroine who helped not just her husband but and entire army during the American Revolution.

Engfer, Lee. Wilma Rudolph: Olympic Track Star. Capstone Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Cynthia Martin and Anne Timmons
j 921 Rudolph, W.
Meet this heroine of the 1960 Olympics and how she inspired others!

Gunderson, Jessica. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. Capstone Press, 2006
Illustrated by Phil Miller and Charles Barnett III
j 974.7 Gun
Read about this tragic event and the labor reforms that resulted.

Olson, Kay Melchisedech. The Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Capstone Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Phil Miller and Charles Barnett III
j 977.3 Ols
An exciting depiction of this horrible fire in one of our nation's greatest cities.

Welvaert, Scott R. The Donner Party. Capstone Press, 2006.
Illustrated by Ron Frenz and Charles Barnett III
j 978 Wel
Times were terrible for this group of pioneers who were forced to resort to cannibalism in the 1840's.