Wednesday, December 19, 2007

New books on cd in the young adult section:

The Traitors' Gate by Avi
In 19th-century London, John's father has been sent to debtors' prison. John doesn't know who to trust or how to help his father. Will mysteries be solved?

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Fifteen-year-old Clary is looking forward to having a good time with her friend Simon at the Club in New York City. But what she witnesses through the dazzling lights will change her life forever.

Fell by David Clement-Davies
Black wolf Fell travels alone after losing his sister and his pack. He is lead to a lost girl. Helping this girl could heal a broken kingdom, but it would also mean entering a world of humans. What choice will he make?

Enter Three Witches by Caroline B. Cooney
Mary is a typical young maiden and longs for her true love to wisk her away. But things happen after her father is hanged for being a traitor to the King. Unsure of her future she encounters the "weird ones" that are plotting a path of destruction for the land. Mary must rely on her wits and cunning to survive the torrent of destruction unleashed upon the land.

The Last Apprentice Night of the Soul Stealer by Joseph Delaney
Thomas is helping to dispatch evil spirits wherever they dwell. However, no amount of training can prepare him for the terror of the crature he and his master will soon meet - the hideous Golgoth.

Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Together three women become involved in a revolutionary workers' strike in 1910. They are trying to make working conditions better in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City. Just as the protest is about to happen a fire rages through the factory changing everything.

Nightrise by Anthony Horowitz (Book 3 of the Gatekeepers)
Psychic twins have always faced dangers from others who want to exploit their mind-reading powers. Now they will face an even greater threat that may steal their gifts forever and take their lives.

The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages
In l943, Dewey moves to Los Alamos, New Mexico, where her father is working on some kind of war gadget. Things in this area are always secretive. With all the doctors and scientists in Los Alamos she can work on making gadgets of her own. Then in 1945 she (along with everyone else) learns what their years of work have really meant.

Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin
Gavie can recall every word in a book after seeing it just once. He can also "remember" the future. But as a slave living among those who feel threatened by the powers of the Marsh people, he must keep his abilities to himself. Gavie must eventually flee from his home to a world he's never known. Again, he must keep his abilities to himself.

Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
Sixteen-year-old Keturah tells vibrant stories but will it be enough to save her life? She follows the legendary hart into the forest and gets hopelessly lost. After three days of being in the forest she is approached by Death in the figure of a young lord. Taken by her courage, he grants her a day's reprieve to find true love before he returns to claim her.

The Declaration by Gemma Malley
The year is 2140. Longevity drugs have made it possible for people to live far beyond normal expectations and children are a commodity. Anna is a surplus child and lives at Grnage Hall with all the other children. A new child, Peter, has arrived with news that the world outside may not be all that it seems. He tells Anna she is special and she needs to go into the underground movement and convince others to opt out of longevity. She is torn between the world she knows and this new world she has always hoped existed.

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
The three rules of survival for Aislinn (she possesses the seer's sight) are 1)don't stare at invisible faeries, 2)don't speak to invisible faeries and 3)never attract their attention. However, Keenan the powerful faerie has taken interest in Aislinn and is trying to make her his queen. She can't deny being tempted, but there are other things to consider.

Loving Will Shakespeare by Carolyn Meyer
When the plague came to town it took many. Some were able to flee to avoid the disease. Agnes was one of those survivors and now lives with her busy father, her unkind step-mother, and a flock of young siblings that she is to look after. Agnes longs for freedom. When Will Shakespeare returns to town Agnes is surprised to find him not a child, but a young man who has a crush on her and calls her "Anne". Will she find that freedom she has been hoping for for so long?

Homeboyz by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
In Teddy Anderson's neighborhood, drugs, alcohol, and gang violence rule the day. Many good kids wind up getting killed. Teddy's little sister gets caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting. Teddy wants revenge. Luckily the police manage to disrupt his plan before he creates even more trouble. After being put in jail and being on house arrest Teddy is put under the guidance of a tough probation officer who just might be able to make a difference.

The New Policeman by Kate Thompson
Days fly by in an Irish village where 15-year-old musician J.J. Liddy lives. His mother wishes to have more time each day. J.J. can grant his mother's wish is he goes to the enchanted land of the ever young to solve a legendary mystery involving his grandfather.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Penina Levine Is a Hard-Boiled Egg by Rebecca O'Connell
With only her best friend to lean on, forthright Penina celebrates Passover while she contends with a bratty younger sister and a seemingly unsympathetic sixth-grade teacher.

The Real Slam Dunk by Charisse K. Richardson
Marcus plans to become a professional basketball player. But when he meets a real star on a school field trip, he learns the importance of having more than one career dream.

Ben and the Sudden Too-Big Family by Colby Rodowsky
Family-wise Ben is happy to have it be just he and his dad. Then his dad decides to marry Casey. That is ok until they decide to adopt a baby from China. Ben is not sure about this change, but finds out that being a part of a big family isn't so bad.

The Treasures of Weatherby by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Harleigh and Allegra discover someone is trying to find and steal the long-lost Weatherby treasure. Will they be able to stop the villian and save the Weatherby House?

Reaching for Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
This book of free-verse poems tells about a girl with cerebral palsy who becomes friends with an unlikely neighbor.

There is one new picture book:

Out of the Egg by Tina Matthews
This is a twist on the story of The Little Red Hen. See what happens when the red chick hatches.

There are four new non-fiction books:

The Race for Space by Betsy Kuhn
The story of satellites, moon walks, and more.

Kids Cook 1-2-3 by Rozanne Gold
Recipes for young chefs with only 3 ingredients

Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine
This author shows ways to become a great writer of books.

I Must Go Down to the Beach Again and Other Poems by Karen Jo Shapiro

We have some new fiction books!

The Phantom Isles by Stephen Alter
Three friends and a librarian must help each other free the ghosts that have been imprisoned in books by a professor on a fantastical island many years ago.

Something Remains by Inge Barth-Grozinger
After Hitler becomes Chancellor, a young boy finds out how things radically change because he's Jewish.

The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
A boy acquires a magical gift that turns everthing his lips touch into chocolate. Is this a good or bad thing?

The Return of the Killer Cat by Anne Fine
Tuffy, the pet cat, is thrilled that his family will be leaving for a week. He thinks he will have a week full of bliss. However, the cat sitter lady has different ideas for Tuffy.

In the Cards Love by Mariah Fredericks
Thirteen year old Anna and her friends think the tarot cards are telling them things that will happen in the future. Anna is "told" that the new boy in school will be interested in her. Are the cards right or are her thoughts leading the way?

The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff
Georgie learns to overcome his small stature and his fears of becoming a not-so-big brother.

Remembering Mrs. Rossi by Amy Hest
Things have changed for Annie since her mother died recently. But, she can still find things to make her happy. What are those things?

Gooney the Fabulous by Lois Lowry
Gooney Bird Greene takes charge of a class project where all the children have to make up their own fable based on an animal. See how Gooney helps a classmate solve his problem.

Mary Margaret Meets Her Match by Christine Kole MacLean
Mary is excited about her family going to the Lazy K dude ranch. She wants to learn to ride a horse and then take a trail ride and sleep under the stars with that horse. The only problem is the horse won't cooperate. Will Mary finally take control over the situation or be out of luck?

When Heaven Fell by Carolyn Marsden
Nine-year-old Binh lives in Vietnam with her family and grandmother. When Grandmother tells the family that her child that went to live in America is coming to see them, Binh is excited. She thinks her aunt from America will be rich and take care of all the family's needs. Will she be right or disappointed?

Being Teddy Roosevelt by Claudia Mills
Riley is assigned to do a report on Teddy Roosevelt. He is inspired by the president's tenacity and perseverance and resolves to find a way to get what he most wants - a saxophone and music lessons.

Tarantula Power by Ann Whitehead Nagda
Richard is excited about the school project of inventing a new cereal until he finds out his partner is the school bully. Will Richard have to stick up for himself and others? How will the bully react during this project?

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

New Junior Non-Fiction

Abuelita Full Of Life by Amy Costales
Jose' learns a lot when his grandmother moves in with him and his family.

Bronzeville Boys And Girls by Gwendolyn Brooks
This is a collection of poems and paintings that celebrate the joy, beauty, imagination, and freedom of childhood. Whether we live in the Bronzeville section of Chicago or any other neightborhood, childhood is universal in its richness of emotions and experiences.

The Hidden Fold by Lise Lunge-Larsen
This is a collection of stories of fairies, dwarves, selkies, and other secret beings,

Kids Make History by Susan Buckley and Elspeth Leacock
Each dynamic spread in Kids Make history maps a factual account of ordinary people living through extraordinary times.

The Bremen Town Musicians by Lisbeth Zwerger
A tale of four beleaguered animals who outwit some frightful robbers. A donkey who can no longer work, a dog who can no longer hunt, a cat who is too old to chase mice, and a rooster who's scheduled for tomorrow night's menu, band together to seek their fortune as musicians in the town of Bremen.

Master Pieces Up Close by Claire d'Harcourt
This book sends children on a search for the tiny details hidden in some of the world's most famous paintings. Their journey takes children from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, with full-color reproductions of over 20 paintings providing a rich hunting ground for over a hundred details.

New Junior Non-Fection

What Is A Rainbow? by Chris Arvetis and Carol Palmer
Beaver and Parrot teach Christopher Mouse that sunlight makes the colors of a rainbow. Christopher gets to see a rainbow up close.

Travels With Charlie Travelin' The Northeast by Miles Backer
Charlie the adventurous pup is back, and he's ready to explore the cities, mountains, rivers, and landmarks of the northeastern United States! This is a search and find geography book.

Celebrate Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr With Praying, Fasting, and Charity by Deborah Heiligman
With elegant prose and exquisite images, the author paints a vivid portrait of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and the joyous festival of Eid Al-Fitr. This book is part of the National Geographic's Holidays Around the World series that introduces readers in grades one to four to different religious and cultural holidays celebrated around the globe.

Native Americans edited by Dr. David Hurst Thomas and Lorann Pendleton
History and culture of Native Americans is depicted with illustration and narative.

The Lion's Share retold by Said Salah Ahmed
This folktale tells the story of the hungry animals of the Samali forest and how they must decide how to divide their catch. The animals come to understand "the lion's share is not fair!"

Brother Wolf, Sister Sparrow retold by Eric A. Kimmel
From Saint Francis to Saint Brigid, this book highlights the relationships of the "beasts of the field" and the birds of the sky with twelve holy men and women who cared for them.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Here are some new cds with books to read along with:

The Runaway Dinner by Allan Ahlberg
In this story you will follow a runaway sausag (with many other things). See what happens to each thing along the way.

Ivy & Bean Break the Fossil Record by Annie Barrows
Ivy and Bean try to set a record by becoming the youngest people to discover a dinosaur skeleton.

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa - School Days by Erica Silverman
Kate and Cocoa are always together but horses are not allowed at school. What will happen?

Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan
All the birds are envious of blackbird. So, he puts black on each of them. How will it change them?

Class Two at the Zoo by Julia Jarman
The class visiting the zoo is being eaten by an anaconda until one girl sees what's happening and gets them all out.

Bear's New Friend by Karma Wilson
Bear and the other creatures meet a new friend. See who it is.

Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp retold by Philip Pullman

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New Beginner Picture Books

Sam And TheFirefly by P.D. Eastman
An I Can Read It All By Myself book. Sam looks for a playmate after the moon comes up.

Sleepy Dog by Harriet Ziefert
A Bright and Early Book for Beginning Beginners. Simple text and illustrations portray a small dog getting ready for bed, sleeping, dreaming, and waking up.

The A Book by Stan and Jan Bernstain
A Bright and Early Book for Beginning Beginners. An army of angry ants march across and around all sorts of items that begin with the letter "a."

a new junior fiction

Lucy Rose Working Myself To Pieces and Bits by Katy Kelly
In her diary fourth grader Lucy Rose, lover of palindromes and big words, records her adventures with friends Jonique and Melonhead, including their unorthodox ways of raising money for the McBees to remodel their bakery.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

New Young Adult Fiction

Love, by Jerry Spinell
Still moping months after being dumped by her Arizona boyfriend Leo, Stargirl, a home-schooled free spirit, writes "the world's longest letter" to Leo, describing her new life.

The Coyote Road Trickster Tales edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
In this third brilliant mythic anthology from Datlow and Windling, a remarkable range of authors present his or her fictional look at trickster characters.

T.Witches Split Decision by H.B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld
Cam and Alex are doing their own thing. The twins don't realize that when they're apart, their magick is weakened--making them easy prey for wicked forces.

T.Witches Kindred Spirits by H.B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld
Cam and Alex are headed back to Coventry Island, a lush, hidden world of magick and sorcery, where they were born. A group of cooler-than-thou teen witches and warlocks aren't exactly making nice with the twins.

T.Witches Dead Wrong by H.B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld
The powerful warlock, Thantos, has followed Cam and Alex to Montana and he has a present for them. One that's six feet under.

T.Witches Double Jeopardy by H.B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld
Miranda, the mother Cam and Alex never knew they had, is locked away, physically and spiritually broken. Her freedom comes with a price.

T.Witches Building A Mystery by H.B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld
Alex and Cam learn some secrets about their past. Are they strong enough to hold back the evil that surrounds them?

T.Witches Don't Think Twice by H.B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld
Alex and Cam meet a stranger who holds the key to everything that they have been searching for. If only they can get to her.

T.Witches Seeing Is Deceiving by H.B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld
Cam's and Alex's powers are getting in sync, and the twins can't help themselves. They're reading people's minds, using magick on the soccer field, and in terrible danger.

T.Witches The Witch Hunters by H.B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld
Cam and Alex are back in Marble Bay, but nothing's back to normal. Their bff's are being weird, and there's a creepy character in town who is definitely not down with anything witchy. This baddie is serious about putting a stop to sorcery and magick--and that means the twins.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

New Picture Books

One Magical Day by Claire Freedman
Join the animals as they wake to the beauty of a new morning, joyfully play int he sunshine, then fall asleep to the owl's gentle lullaby at the end of a magical day.

My Friend The Moon by Andre' Dahan
An adventure turns into a friendship with Mr. Moon.

Little Bear's New Friend by Muriel Pepin
Unable to sleep during his family's long winter nap, a little bear cub wanders out of his cave into the snow and makes friends with a little wolf pup.

Dear Little Fish by Andre Dahan
A cat makes friends with a fish and imagines adventure and a wonderful relationship.

Barney's Favorite Mother Goose Rhymes by Stephen White
Written with the very young child in mind, this book contains some of the most familiar and favorite Mother Goose rhymes and activities.

The Day The Teacher Went Bananas by James Howe
A class's new teacher, who leads the children in a number of very popular activities, turns out to be a gorilla.

Junior non-fiction

Fine Feathered Friends by Tish Rabe
Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat introduces Sally and Dick to a variety of birds, from the ten-foot ostrich to the two-inch hummingbird.

What Makes Day and Night by Chris Arvetis and Carole Palmer
In this weekly reader presentation, wise Mrs. Owl and Christopher use a ball, a flashlight, and a big X to demonstrate the concept that the earth rotates as it travels around the sun, resulting in daytime and nighttime.

Why Do Birds Sing? by Chris Arvetis and Carole Palmer
In this weekly reader presentation your child will learn that birds sing to "talk" to each other.

Why Does It Thunder and Lightning? by Chris Arvetis and Carole Palmer
In this weekly reader presentation your child will learn not to be afraid of the loud booming noise and the zig-zag lightning flashes that occur during thunderstorms.

Native Americans by Judith Simpson
Native Americans tell wonderful creation stories to explain where they came from.

Baby Gecko's Colors by Neecy Twinem
Baby Gecko's experiences involve various colors. Spanish and English.

Baby Snake's Shapes by Neecy Twinem
Baby Snake lives in the midst of things that have various shapes. Spanish and English.

Bats Are Night Animals by Joanne Mattern
This weekly reader describes the highly specific adaptations that help these clever creatures navigate the night.

The A Book by Stan and Jan Berenstain
An army of angry ants march across and around all sorts of items that begin with the letter "a."

New Picture Books

Heave Ho by Heinz Janisch
A thrilling story in just twelve sentences? Marvelously fresh text, cheeky illustrations, and a surprise ending are all served up in this wonderfully concise tale of a dog, a cat, and three mice.

This Way, Ruby! by Jonathan Emmett
Ruby, the littlest duckling, and her four siblings get lost in a storn. Can Rub find the way home?

Whose Chick Are You? by Nancy Tafuri
A chick hatches out of its egg, but who does it belong to?

Look At You! by Kathy Henderson
Poems and adorable art work perfectly capture babies' delight at exploring their own abilities and the world around them. Wow! what a body can do!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

New Youth Non-Fiction

I Wanna Re-D0 My Room by Clea Hantman
Feeling crafty? Feeling like your room looks a bit blah, a bit humdrum, and maybe a bit like it has since you were four? Have no fear--Clea's here to inspire you towhip you room into the here and now.

In The Days Of Sand And Stars by Marlee Pinsker
Here are stories of legendary women from the Bible, whose names you may know, but whose personalities and thoughts have been ignored. From Eve to Naamah, Sarah to Rebecca, they are imbued with humor and spirit as they face a new and challenging world.

A History Of Basketball For Girls And Women by Joanne Lannin
Girls and women have played basketball since 1891. This thorough and lively history traces basketball's development from the sedate movements of early twentieth-century maidens to the dramatic and flamboyant power of Olympic and professional athletes.

How To Survive In Antarctica by Lucy Jane Bledsoe
If you are curious about how to stay warm in -100o F weather or what to do if you should find yourself in danger of falling through an ice crevasse, this guide is for you. Part memoir, part survival tips, part fun facts, it lets readers vicariously experience adventures on the continent.

What You Never Knew About Beds, Beedrooms, And Pajamas by Patricia Lauber
Go under the covers to explore beds, bedrooms, and pajamas since the Stone Age. Learn how the world's been sleeping since the dawn of time.

Today At The Blue-Bird Cafe' by Deborah Ruddell
A world of birds unfolds in twenty-two vivid poems that capture the unique personalities of birds from backyard blue jays to toucans and cockatoos. There is something for everyone who flies through the pages of this brilliantly bird-brained book.

Stealing Home by Robert Burleigh
It is September 1955, game one of the World Series, the Yankees versus the Dodgers, and Jackie Robinson is about to steal home. In a World Series game. To race a baseball thrown from the pitcher's mound and win! Is it possible? Yes, it is--if you are Jackie Robinson!

Traveling Tom And The Leprechaun by Teresa Bateman
A wandersing minstrel outwits a leprechaun to win the heart of a princess, who will only marry a man of daring, intelligence, and humor.

Pass It Down by Leonard S. Marcus
Five famous picture-book families open their family archives, sharing memories, scrapbooks, book dummies, model shots, and final art--revealing how their books came into being, how artists are grown and nurtured, and how our roots influence who and what we become.

The Three Witches adapted by Joyce Carol Thomas
Three hungry witches set out to eat two orphaned children while their grandmother is away at the market.

E.E. Cummings by Catherine Reef
In this captivating biography, Catherine Reef provides an intimate portrait of this renowned American poet and gives readers a foundation from which to learn more about his work.

The Escape of Oney Judge byEmily Arnold McCully
Young Oney Judge risks everything to escape a life of slavery in the household of George and Martha Washington and to make her own way as a free black woman.

Junior Non-Fiction

American Grub by Lynn Kuntz and Jan Fleming
Presents recipes from each of the fifty states, as well as providing background information on the states, particularly as it relates to their cuisine.

I Wanna Make My Own Clothes by Clea Hantman
Feeling crafty? Bored with your old duds? Turn them into fabulously funky fashions. In this book you'll learn all her secrets for changing clothes that are so yesterday into clothes that are so today.

New Young Adult Fiction

The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio by Lloyd Alexander
Naive and bumbling Carlo, his shady camel-puller Baksheesh, and Shira, a girl determined to return home, follow a treasure map through the deserts and cities of the infamous Golden Road, as mysterious strangers try in vain to point them toward real treasures.

Come Juneteenth by Ann Rinaldi
Fourteen-year-old Luli and her family face tragedy after failing to tell their slaves that President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation made them free.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Junior, a budding cartoonist, leaves his reservation to attend an all-white school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Despite being condemned as a traitor to his people, he attacks life with wit and humor and discovers a strength inside of himself that he never knew

Number 8 by Anna Fienberg
Jackson, who is mildly obsessed with numbers, is hiding out with his mother from the mob after she witnessed a crime. This fast-paced mystery is filled with numbers, gangerster, and just a touch of OCD.

All-In by Peter Hautman
Having won thousands of dollars playing high-stakes poker in Las Vegas, seventeen-year-old Denn Doyle hits a losing streak after falling in love with a young casino card dealer named Cattie Hart.

Cam's Quest by Dian Curtis Regan
Cam stood by while Princess Quinn ventured from Mandria to Outer Earth last year. Now his world has changed completely, and it's his turn to travel to Outer Earth to find his identity while Princess Quinn waits in Mandria. Sequel to Princess Nevermore.

Resurrection Men by T.K. Welsh
London, 1830's, twelve-year-old Victor, an orphan, knows from experience that life is dangerous. In this tumultuous dark underworld, he must risk his life to uncover the identity of the ghoulish murderer who is at the very hear of London's trade in human corpses.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

New chapter books ready to be checked out:

Holbrook A Lizards' Tale by Bonny Becker
Holbrook the lizard loves art and when his art is ridiculed by the creatures in his desert town he seeks his fortune in the big city. He finds that life in the big city isn't what he expected.

A Tough Nut to Crack by Tom Birdseye
Cassie is whisked away to her grandfather's Kentucky farm where she tries to heal the rift between her father and her grandfather (which is no easy task).

Glint by Ann Coburn
Two girls from two different worlds (fantasy and reality) are each trying to reach their goals. Ellie tries to find her brother, Danny. Argent tries to reclaim a stolen dragon hatchling. As each girl gets closer to her goal, the two worlds blur together and it is unclear where reality and fantasy begin and end.

A Friendship for Today by Patricia C. McKissack
Twelve-year-old Rosemary is about to make history. She is among the first African Americans to enroll in what was an all-white school. This becomes harder when her best friend ends up with polio and she has to go alone. Will she become friends with anyone or will the others stare and whisper about her?

Mary Margaret, Center Stage by Christine Kole MacLean
Mary wants to be Cinderella in the community play but will she get it or Ellie, the new girl in class, that gets everything right?

The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls by Elise Primavera
In order to save the town of Sherbet, four girls that have very little in commom and don't really like each other become involved with some people and events that are similar to "The Wizard of Oz". Will they save the town?

Safe at Home by Sharon Robinson
After Elijah's father dies his mother decides to move to New York City where she grew up. He attends a summer baseball camp and tries to make friends and fit in. Will the bully of the team make his life miserable or will Elijah start to feel at home in this strange city?

My Haunted House by Angie Sage
Araminta enlists the help of several ghosts in an attempt to stop her Aunt Tabby from selling Spookie House.

Frognapped by Angie Sage
Araminta and her best friend try to help Barry Wizzard find his missing frogs. Is something "fishy" going on?

A Taste of Blackberries by Doris Buchanan Smith
Everyone agreed that Jamie was special even when he exasperated them by showing off. No one dreamed that Jamie's harmless prank could end in sudden tragedy.

Probably the World's Best Story About a Dog and the Girl Who Loved Him by D. James Smith
Paolo tries to manage his younger brother, a deaf cousin, a visitor living a locked attic. and a girl with a big-time crush on him. Then, the dog, Rufus disappears. How will he handle all the chaos? Will he find Rufus? Will he finally rid himself of "the girl"?

I Hate Books by Kate Walker
Hamish cannot read but he tells great stories and is good at art. His brother comes up with a way to teach Hamish how to read. What will he do? Will it be successful?

The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Basil by Wiley Miller
Basil lives in a lighthouse in Maine. His life is just ordinary until an eccentric professor takes him on adventures of a lifetime making his life extraordinary.

Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
When a new white student joins her sixth grade class, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light.

Rex Zero and the End of the World by Tim Wynne-Jones
Rex faces his own personal challenges as he discovers new friends and a new understanding of the world around him as others are worried about nuclear war.

Here is a new non-fiction book:
Anne Frank and the Children of the Holocaust by Carol Ann Lee

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

New non-fiction books continued:

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You by Mary Ann Hoberman
These are very short scary tales to read together.

Twist by Janet S. Wong
These are poems for yoga.

Poems in Black and White by Kate Miller
These are black and white poems and pictures to show some of the most colorful images of everyday life.

Space by Olivier de Goursac
This explores the moon, the planets, and beyond.

Playing to Win by Karen Deans
This is the story of Althea Gibson, the tennis player.

Frida by Joha Winter
This is the story of Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo, the painter.

Through Georgia's Eyes by Rachel Rodriguez
This is the story of Georgia O'Keeffe, the artist.

Make Your Mark, Franklin Roosevelt by Judith St. George
This is the story of President Roosevelt.

Alexander the Great Rocks the World by Vicky Alvear Shecter
The story of Alexander the Great.

Journeys for Freedom by Susan Buckley and Elspeth Leacock
Each account is a factual account of real people pursuing freedom and creating America's story.

Our 50 States by Lynne Cheney
This is the story of a family's adventure across America.

Malian's Song by Marge Bruchac
This is a true story about a raid on an Abenaki community in 1759.

Pocahontas by Joseph Bruchac
This story shares the viewpoints of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith.

American Slave, American Hero by Laurence Pringle
This is the story of York, Williams Clark's slave, and how he also helped make The Lewis and Clark Expedition a great success.

New Junior Non-Fiction

Just For Elephants by Carol Buckley
Learn about a very special place in Tennesse called the Elephant Sanctuary, where elephants have the freedom to roam in a herd of elephant friends.

I Love To Collage! by Jennifer Lipsey
With a few art supplies and a little creativity, simple objects can be combined to make awesome art! I Love To Collage presents inspiring activities designed to foster the creative talents of youngsters ages 5 and up.

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?
Fourteen of the funniest and most talented artists have contributed to this collection of jokes that will crack you up.

Doodle A Zoodle by Deborah Zemke
You'll have oodles of fun doodling--while learning fascinating animal facts along the way.

I Wanna Make Gifts by Clea Hantman
In this book Clean Hantman creates objets d'art that scream "Give me to someone you love!" The only thing better than getting gifts is giving them, especially when they're homemade.

Get Hooked: Simple Steps To Crochet Cool Stuff by Kim Werker
This is your ticket to whipping up the coolest, funkiest, crocheted stuff around. All you need is a hook and some yarn, and your're on your way.

Drumbeat In Our Feet by Patricia A. Keeler and Julio T. Leitao
Come along as we explore the fascinating origins of African dance, as rich and diverse as the continent itself. In captivating detail, this beautifully illustrated book illuminates the history and energy of African dance.

New Junior Non-Fiction

Moses by Margaret Hodges
Retells the story of Moses, from his birth and trip in a boat of bulrushes to his bringing of the the Ten Commandments down from Mount Sinai.

Saints Among The Animals by Cynthia Zarin
What do a watchful fly and a weight-bearing whale havine in common? In these stories, the commonality of all living thins is luminously celebrated.

Celebrate Diwali by Deborah Heiligman
Readers will learn about Diwali, a holiday celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains in all corners of the globe. This holiday is alive with dazzling lights, fireworks and sweets.

Six Swans retold by Christine San Jose'
A king's daughter undertakes a difficult task to rescue her six brothers from the enchantment imposed on them by their wicked stepmother.

Spirits Dark and Light by Tim Tingle
In this collection, Choctaw storyteller, Tim Tingle, draws from the rich heritage of the Five Civilized Tribes--the Creek, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Seminole nations--and brings tales from the spirit world into our world.

The Hare And The Tortoise And Other Fables Of La Fontaine translated by Ranjit Bolt
Award-winning translator Ranjit Bolt has chosen the best of La Fontain's fables, presenting each in lyrical, witty and lighthearted verse.

Questionable Creatures-A Bestiary by Pauline Baynes
The author revives 20 medieval and mischievous beasts, basing her tongue-in-cheek descriptions on various English bestiaries. Her recreations--from phoenix to manticore, from bonnacon to yale--hop, swoop, and gallop through the pages in antique splendor.

Ox, House, Stick: The History of our Alphabet by Don Robb
With witty collage illustrations and clear, concise prose, this book describes the development of our Roman alphabet from ancient times to the present day. You'll never look at ABC the same way again!

Sports Science by Shar Levine & Leslie Johnstone
Why are tennis balls fuzzy? When should you shoot for the basket? Why are so many professional athletes left-handed? Learn the explanations of these and plenty of other sports phenomena by trying dozens of awesome sciene experiements.

It's Probably Penny by Loreen Leedy
The concept of probability is introduced and made fun and accessible to children.

A Mother's Journey by Sandrea Markle
A mother emperor penguin is chared with a special duty: to bring food to her newborn chick. While the father penguin incubates the egg, the mother must trek far across the ice to bring back the food her baby desperately needs.

Saving The Buffalo by Albert Marrin
This presents the story of how this remarkable animal, the buffalo, reached the brink of extinction within a century and how, through the efforts of the early conservationist movement, it was saved.

Ultimate Building Book by Steven Caney
Packed inside this wonderfully comprehensive exploration of design, construction, and invention is everything you'd ever want to know about different types of structures and how they are built.

Dogs And Cats by Steve Jenkins
Did you know that some cats can get sunburn or that a dog "sees" the world with its nose? Learn more about our longtime companions and amazing animals, dogs and cats.

New Junior Non-Fiction

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New Junior Fiction

Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow by James Howe
An overly alarmed Chester the cat predicts a gruesome fate for the pets in the Monroe household when a writer of juvenile horror fiction and his bird companion stay overnight.

Bunnicula Strikes Again! by James Howe
When Bunnicula the rabbit starts acting strangely, the Monroe dogs and cat renew their suspicions that he is a vampire.

More Perfect Than The Moon by Patricia MacLachlan
Eight-year-old Cassie Witting is upset when she finds out that her mother, Sarah, is expecting a baby, but writing in the journal that was her brother Caleb's helps her sort out her feelings, and she finally learns that Sarah will always love her.

Mary Margaret And The Perfect Pet Plan by Christine Kole MacLean
During the summer that she turns nine, Mary Margaret tries very hard to persuade her parents to let her have a pet, makes a new neighbor friend and helps her brother keep an old one, and looks forward to the new baby's arrival, because then her mother will be less "crabby."

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
Just before his thirteenth birthday, Jeremy Fink receives a keyless locked box--set aside by his father before his death five years earlier--that purportedly contains the meaning of life.

The Tinderbox retold by Stephen Mitchell
A fresh retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's tale about a handsome soldier who meets a witch while march home from the war. He learns the secret of the witch's tinerbox and her three magical dogs, and is granted his wish.

Freddy's Final Quest by Dietlof Reiche
Freddy the golden hamster and his animal cohorts, along with a computerized, robotic golden hamster, travel back in time to Assyria, where some of them are captured by Crusaders and Freddy gets a taste of undomesticated living.

The White Wolf by Ron Roy
In this A to Z mystery Josh, Dink, and Ruth Rose investigate why three white wolf cubs were stolen, and by whom, while visiting their friend Wallis and her adopted daughter on Mount Desert Island, Maine.

The Zombie Zone by Ron Roy
In this A to Z mystery reports of zombies and grave robbers alarm the people of a Louisiana swampland village, but Ruth Rose, Josh, and Dink begin to suspect that the supernatural might not be the cause of the eerie occurences.

The Sword in the Grotto by Angie Sage
With the help of the ghost Edmund, Araminta and Wanda survive a trip through a secret tunnel to bring back a present for Sir Horace's birthday.

Red River Girl by Norma Sommerforf
In a diary covering the years 1846 to 1848, a young Metis teenager describes her journey from St. Eustace, Quebec, to St. Paul, Minnesota, where she settles with her family and decides to become a teacher.

The House Where Nobody Lived by Brad Strickland
In this John Bellairs mystery twelve-year-old Lewis and his best friend Rose Rita investigate a strange old house in their home town and discover that they may be dealing with powerful ancient Hawaiian spirits.

Champions on the Bench by Carole Boston Weatherford
This story is based on the discrimination faced by the 1955 Cannon Street YMCA Little League All-Stars when the white teams refused to play them in the series tournament.

Fearless Dave by Bob Wilson
Princess Peach has a squeaky, cheese-eating problem--and requires a brave knight to rescue her. Will Dave save the day and win the heart of the fair princess?

New Junior Fiction

Mallory on the Move by Laurie Friedman
After moving to a new town, eight-year-old Mallory keeps throwing stories in the "wishing pond" but things will not go back to the way they were before, and she remains torn between old and new best friends.

Back to School, Mallory by Laurie Friedman
After moving, eight-year-old Mallory struggles with being new at school, especially because her mother is now the music teacher and director of the third grade play.

Mallory vs. Max by Laurie Friedman
Eight-year-old Mallory feels left out when her older brother, Max, gets a dog that becomes the center of attention.

Happy Birthday, Mallory! by Laurie Friedman
After a difficult year, Mallory plans a month-long celebration of her ninth birthday in hopes that her next year will be wonderful.

Ghosthunters and the Muddy Monster of Doom! by Cornelia Funke
Ghosthunter-in-training, courageious Tom, has to nab the deadly Twelfth Messenger to earn his Ghosthunting Diploma. This is one test the team can't fail.

Dexter the Tough by Margaret Peterson Haddix
A sympathetic teacher and her writing assigment help forth-grader Dexter deal with being the new kid in school after he punches a kid on the first day.

Airbal/ by L.D. Harkrader
Uncoordinated Kansas seventh-grader Kirby Nickel braves his coach's ire and becomes captain of the basketball team in order to help him prove that NBA star Brett McGrew is the father he has never known.

Blue Schwartz and Nefertiti's Necklace by Betty Jacobson Hechtman
A mystery with recipes. Blue is accused of stealing an old Egyptian necklace. She's got to find it--and fast! What she does have a clue about is cooking, even while she's frantically trying to find the necklace.

Letters from Rapunzel by Sara Lewis Holmes
Through a series of letters written to a post office box, twelve-year-old Cadence describes her father's hospitalization for depression, her subsequent problems at school, and her hope that the mysterious recipient will help her find a happy ending.

Monday, October 15, 2007

New Junior Fiction

Kingdom Hearts, vol. 1 adapted by Shiro Amano
Fourteen-year-old Sora is swept into a mysterious new land where he meets Court Wizard Donald and Captain Goofy, who are on a mission to find their king, Mickey, and return him to his throne at Disney Castle.

Kingdom Hearts, vol. 2 adapted by Shiro Amano
Soro, Goofy and Donald Duck continue their magical journey.

Kingdom Hearts, vol. 3 adapted by Shiro Amano
When Monstro the whale swallows Sora and crew, the world of Kingdom Hearts plunges into an underwater adventure. Deep within the ocean depths, Sora lends Geppetto and Pinocchio a helping hand.

Kingdom Hearts, vol. 4
Sora, Donald and Goofy are forced to choose between duty and friendship. But in the world of Kingdom Hearts, choices are never easy!

Ivy + Bean Break the Fossil Record by Annie Barrows
Everyone in second grade seems set on breaking a world record and friends Evy and Bean are no exception, deciding to become the youngest people ever to discover a dinosaur skeleton.

The Secret History of Tom Trueheart by Ian Beck
When Young Tom Trueheart's seven older brothers all go missing from their adventures in the Land of Stories, he embarks on a perilous mission to save them and to capture the rogue story-writer who wants to do away with the heroes.

The Palace of Laughter by Jon Berkeley
Orphaned eleven-year-old Miles Wednesday and his companion, a Song Angel named Little, are helped by a talking tiger as they set off to find a missing Storm Angel and and Miles's beloved stuffed bear, ending up in a peculiar circus where the audience cannot stop laughing.

Chance Fortune and the Outlaws by Shane Berryhill
Fourteen-year-old Josh wants to be a superhero. He has brains, passion, and the heart, but he doesn't have any superpowers. That doesn't stop Josh.

Friendship According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney
When Humphrey the hamster returns to Mrs. Brisbane's class after the winter break, a new class pet and some other surprises give him an opportunity to reflect ont he meaning of friendship.

Trouble According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney
Humphrey, the pet hamster of Longfellow School's Room 26, relates the ups and downs experienced by his human classmates as they begin a project to create a model town complete with houses and community services.

Parent Swap by Terence Blacker
Because his life is a bit of a mess, thirteen-year-old Danny Bell agrees to let ParentSwap(tm) try to match him with his ideal parents, but he soon realizes that the company is about more than giving adolescents a new start.

The Just-So Woman by Gary Blackwood
When the Just-So Woman runs out of butter one day, she learns an important lesson from her neighbor, the Any-Way Man.

Dustin Grubbs One-Man Show by John J. Bonk
A sixth-grader, who longs to see his name in lights, recounts life at Buttermilk Falls Elementary in preparation for the school drama production.

New Junior Fiction

Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories Vol. l1 by Shiro Amano
The door to Kingdom Hearts was sealed, restoring the worlds to normal, but Riku and King Mickey were trapped inside. Their friends search to rescue them leads them to the mysterious Castle Oblivion.

Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories Vol. 2 by Shiro Amano
Sora, Donald, and Goofy continue their quest to rescue King Mickey and Riku. But will they find them in time?

New Picture Books

Once Upon A Banana by Jennifer Armstrong
Everyday signs serve as captions for this pictorial tale of what happens after a monkey tosses a banana peel into the garbage can and misses.

Hickory Dickory Dock by Keith Baker
Rhythmic text expands on the Mother Goose rhyme, including a variety of animals that react as the clock strikes one through twelve.

Fiona's Luck by Teresa Bateman
A clever woman named Fiona must pass the leprechaun king's tests when she tries to get back all the luck he has locked away from humans.

And What Comes After a Thousand? by Anette Bley
Lisa learn that memories last forever when her friend, Otto, dies.

Betty Lou Blue by Nancy Crocker
Teased by other children because of her big feet, only Betty Lou can save her tormenters one snowy day.

The Magic Raincoat by Ryan David
Emily is not happy with her new raincoat until she discovers that it is magical, so when her mother trades it to the neighbor who was equally unhappy with her own new raincoat, Emily must think of a way to trade back.

She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain by Jonathan Emmett
This pink-pajama-wearing, jelly-jar-juggling, rooftop-dancing cowgirl is sure to charm the spurs off any ranger, and tickle the funny bone of the most ornery varmint. This classic song has brand-new verses.

Lilly's Big Day by Kevin Henkes
When her teacher announces that he is getting married, Lilly the mouse sets her heart on being the flower girl at his wedding.

Wind Flyers by Angela Johnson
A boy's love of flight takes him on a journey from the dusty dirt roads of Alabama to the war-torn skies of Europe and into the hearts of those who are only now beginning to understand the part these brave souls playin the the history of America.

Salt in His Shoes by Deloris Jordan
Young Michael Jordon, who is smaller than the other players, learns that determination and hard work are more important that size when playing the game of basketball.

Help! by Holly Keller
Mouse hears a rumor that snakes do not like mice and while trying to avoid his former friend, Snake, he falls into a hole from which neither Hedgehog, Squirrel, nor Rabbit can help him out.

Queen of the Scene by Queen Latifah
A self-confident young African-American girl explains why she is "queen of the scene" at the playground.

SuperHero ABC by Bob McLeod
Humorous SuperHeroes such as Goo Girl and The Volcano represent the letters of the alphabet from A to Z.

My Mommy Is Magic by Carl Norac
A child lists things a mommy does, such as chasing monsters away, that show she is magic, even if she does not have a wand or magic hat.

The Prince's Bedtime by Joanne Oppenheim
When the price refuses to go to bed each night, people come from near and with "cures" but an old woman knows the best way of putting children to sleep.

Looking for a Moose by Phyllis Root
Four children set off into the woods to find a moose.

Probuditi! by Chris Van Allsburg
On his birthday, Calvin and his friend Rodney see a magician perform, then copy him by hypnotizing Calvin's little sister, but the joke is on them when they are unable to snap her out of it.

Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Three mice make a variety of things out of different shapes as they hide from a scary car.

Delilah D. at the Library by Jeanne Willis
Delilah D. is the queen of a faraway land where libraries have free cupcakes, and trapezes for reaching high shelves, and a beautiful princess who reads stories to the children.

Monday, October 08, 2007

We have 2 new books with cds:

1) Dora the Explorer Make a Wish ( 2 copies of this one)
2) Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus

We have 1 new chapter book:
The Chestnut Soldier book 3 of The Magician Trilogy by Jenny Nimmo

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Here are some more non-fiction books ready to be checked out:

The Library Book by Maureen Sawa
This tells the story of libraries from camels to computers.

The Cat's Quizzer by Dr. Seuss
Can you answer the Cat's questions or will you need help?

Ryan and Jimmy by Herb Shoveller
This is about the well in Africa that brought these boys together.

The Magic Horse of Han Gan by Chen Jiang Hong
This is about a child who loves to draw. His family is poor but see how he ends up being a great painter.

The Loathsome Dragon by David Wiesner
A wicked queen casts a spell on her stepdaughter turning her into a dragon. What will it take to get her out from under the spell?

Make it Go by David Evans and Claudette Williams
Use simple observations and experiments to explore the forces that cause movement.

Make it Change by David Evans and Claudette Williams
See how heating, wetting, and stirring make changes in things.

Wish for a Fish by Bonnie Worth
The Cat in the Hat shows Sally and Dick all about sea creatures.

The Edible Pyramid by Loreen Leedy
This story serves up everything a kid needs to eat a healthy, balanced diet.

The Big Book of Girl Stuff by Bart King (and his five sisters)

How to Draw Sea Creatures by Robin Lee Makowski

Let it Shine by Coretta Scott King
This book has illustrated versions of three hymns.

Old MacDonald Had a Farm -(a Little Golden book)

The Camel's Lament a poem by Charles Edward Carryl
A camel compares his life with other animals of the world.

I Heard it From Alice Zucchini by Juanita Havill
This is a book of poems about the garden.

Spooky Riddles by Marc Brown

The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems

Here are some new Spanish books:
1) Bailando!
2) Perros! Perros! Dogs! Dogs! by Ginger Foglesong Guy
3) Accidente Celeste by Jorge Lujan
4) Perritos!
5) A mi manera by Lynn Reiser
6) La Bella y la Bestia adapted by Roser Ros

Here are new biographies:
1) John James Audubon
2) George Washington Carver
3) Crazy Horse
4) Louis Cyr
5) Amelia Earhart
6) Thomas Alva Edison
7) Benjamin Franklin
8) Guido d'Arezzo
9) Henry Hudson
10) Andrew Jackson
11) Thomas Jefferson
12) John Lewis
13) Satchel Paige
14) Pocahontas
15) Paul Revere
16) Franklin D. Roosevelt
17) Theodore Roosevelt
18) Harriet Tubman
We have two new fiction books for you to enjoy:

Clain de Lune by Cassandra Golds
A talking mouse takes a young ballet dancer to an enchanted world to find out why she cannot speak.

The Jungle Book 2 by Disney

We have many new picture books for your enjoyment:

Babies in the Bayou by Jim Arnosky
There are many different kinds of babies in the bayou and their mothers are there to protect them.

Three Little Cajun Pigs by Mike Artell
In this book of rhyme a big bad gator comes after three pig brothers.

The Farm Team by Linda Bailey
This story will delight hockey fans. The Farm Team is up against the nastiest, smelliest, mangiest, snarlingest bunch of varmints you've ever seen!

Keeper of Soles by Teresa Bateman
A shoemaker outwits a black-robed figure who wants the shoemaker's soul.

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Find out how much of an adventure being flat can be!

A Girl and Her Gator by Sean Bryan
One day a girl finds a gator on her head. See what happens!

Banjo Granny by Sarah Martin Busse
Part tall tale, part lullaby, this rhythmic story celebrates the meeting of a grandmother and her grandbaby.

The Birdman by Veronika Martenova Charles
This is a true story of a man who doesn't care about anything until he spies birds in a cage that need to be taken care of and then set free. See how his attitude toward life changes as he frees each bird.

Scuffy the Tugboat by Gertrude Crampton
This is an old favorite of many.

Last One In Is a Rotten Egg! by Diane deGroat
Wally has to be the best at everything. Gilbert, his cousin, teaches Wally who the rotten egg really is!

Crispin and the 3 Little Piglets by Ted Dewan
Crispin is jealous of his three new baby brothers. Will he come around and end up loving them?

Forest Friends Help Each Other by Danae Dobson
In a dream, Eric helps his forest friends rescue Pinky the rabbit when she falls in the river, then they discuss God's love.

Meg and Jack's New Friends by Paul Dowling
When Meg and Jack move into a new house, they eventually get to know the neighbor children.

Hubert the Pudge (A Vegetarian Tale) by Henrik Drescher
The pudges are animals from which the farmer makes meat and such when they are young. But one day Hubert gets out of the fence and grows as big as can be. Then he goes back to the farm and saves his friends. See what happens to the farmer in the end!

Mark's Messy Room by Geraldine Elschner
Carlo, the cat, is unhappy living in Mark's messy room so he finds another home with Lisa, who is very clean. But he soon finds out that being clean is not as great as he thought. Through the story they find out that being messy or clean doesn't make a good home, the people do.

The Gum Chewing Rattler by Joe Hayes
This boook is great! It's a tall tale about a boy whose chewing gum habit saves him from a rattlesnake's bite. Will you believe it?

Hop, Skip, Jump a very first picture book by Nicola Tuxworth
This shows children hopping, skipping, and jumping.

Five Little Gefiltes by Dave Horowitz
Five little gefilte fish sneak out of their jar and explore the world, causing their mother great worry.

Over Under by Marthe Jocelyn
A book about opposites

Lily Brown's Paintings by Angela Johnson
When Lily paints, she imagines all sorts of fantastic things in the scenes that she sees every day.

Wind-Wild Dog by Barbara Joosse
No one wanted to take Ziva home because she was supposedly wild. But one man did take her home and train her to be a sled dog. Ziva is then torn between staying with the man or leaving.

The Top Job by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
On Career Day, a young girl entertains the class with a description of her father's exciting job as a light bulb changer at the top of the Empire State Building.

Little Smudge by Lionel Le Neouanic
Little Smudge is lonely. But the colorful shapes don't want to play with him until he shows them the amazing shapes he can make.

The Trouble with Tilly Trumble by Lynn Manuel
Tilly loves chairs and is looking for just the right one to put by her fireplace. Where will she find it?

Bravo, Tavo! by Brian Meunier
Tavo has to help his father convince the rest of the village that irrigation will save them from the drought.

The Crimson Comet by Dean Morrissey
When the light on the moon goes out, Nora and her brother Jake take a trip in their rocket to help the Man-in-the-Moon regain power.

Fergus and the Night-Demon by Jim Murphy
This is an Irish ghost story that tells about a man on his way to town who faces a demon.

The Last Brother by Trinka Hakes Noble
This is a Civil War tale about brothers going to war. Gabe is the bugler and tries to protect his older brother during the Battle of Gettysburg.

The Cheese by Margie Palatini
This is a riff on the nursery rhyme "The Farmer in the Dell". Why does the cheese stand alone?

Babies Can't Eat Kimchee! by Nancy Patz
A sister has to wait on her baby sister to get bigger before she can do things with her.

Bad Bear Detectives by Daniel Pinkwater
Accused of stealing muffins, the two polar bears in the zoo, set out to clear their names and find the thief.

Hardworking Puppies by Lynn Reiser
A subtraction story about each of the ten puppies finding jobs.

So Few of Me by Peter H. Reynolds
Leo thinks if there were two of him he could get more done. See what happens when two turns to three and three turns to four, etc.

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
Tango's family is not like the others.

Lucia and the Light by Phyllis Root
The sun doesn't appear for days and Lucia sets out to find it.

Richard Scarry's Best Read-It-Yourself Book Ever

The Man and the Fox by Idries Shah
A clever fox outwits a man who sets a trap for him.

The Boy and the Spell adapted by Pegi Deitz Shea
This is based on an opera where things come to life to teach a boy a lesson after he has a tantrum.

So Sleepy Story by Uri Shulevitz
A little boy dreams that his house comes alive with dishes that sway, chairs that rock, and clocks that call "cuckoo", but when he wakes up, all is quiet.

The Bubble Gum Kid by Stu Smith
In this rhyming book, Billy loves to chew gum but can't blow a bubble. Will he learn how?

Leaves by David Ezra Stein
A bear sees how leaves change.

Take Care, Good Knight by Shelley Moore Thomas
Three dragons agree to watch the Wizard's cats while he is away. But. . . they can't read the instructions he left. Who will help them?

Billy Tartle in Say Cheese! by Michael Townsend
Billy is determined to find a way to make his school picture much more memorable.

Benny & Beautiful Baby Delilah by Jean Van Leeuwen
Benny is not happy when his baby sister comes home.

Sleep, Black Bear, Sleep by Jane Yolen
This is a lullaby about different animals sleeping.

New Non-Fiction

Veggie Bible Dictionary by Cindy Kenney and Karen Brothers
This dictionary is filled with definitions that will help children understand words from the Bible and words having to do with Veggie World characters.

Tomie's Little Mother Goose by Tomie de Paola
Simple Mother Goose tales with hard pages for toddlers.

The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book Dictionary by P.D. Eastman
This dictionary is full of ridiculous alligators, foolish bears and giraffes' uncles, all racing around and getting involved in nonsensical adventures. This Beginner Book helps children to focus on recognizing, remembering, and enjoying a basic elementary vocabulary of 1350 words.

Learn About Weather by Robin Kerrod
This is a fascinating fact file and learn-it-yourself project book. Learn about climates and seasons, where wind comes from, what a rainbow and much more.

Oh Say Can You Seed? by Bonnie Worth
I'm the Cat in the Hat, and I think that you need to come take a look at this thing called a seed.

Fun To Learn, My Body by Arianne Holden
This book helps children to understand their body and the way it works.

Me and My Body by David Evans and Claudette Williams
How wide can you reach? How high can you jump? This science book uses simple observations and experiements to explore the human body and how it works.

Oh, The Things You Can Do That Are Good For You! by Tish Rabe
Learn all about staying healthy from the Cat in the Hat.

There's A Map On My Lap!
The Cat in the Hat teaches Dick and Sally about cartography and the uses of different kinds of maps.

America's Robert E. Lee by Henry Steele Commager
A biography of the commander of the Confederate armies, describing his family life, his career, and his campaigns during the Civil War.

new books for beginners`

One Hundred Shoes by Charles Ghigna
This math reader considers what kinds of shoes a centipede might wear and how he might shop for them.

A Day With Daddy by Louise A. Gikow
After a visit to the zoo with the children, it is Daddy who needs the nap.

A Fly Went By by Mike McClintock
This Beginner Book encourages children to read all by themselves by blending words and pictures.

The Nose Book by Al Perkins
Noses are interesting and serve many purposes, including the one holding up glasses. A Bright and Early Book for beginning beginners.

The Hair Book by Graham Tether
A Bright and Early Book for beginning beginners all about hair.

The Knee Book by Graham Tether
A Bright and Early Book for beginning beginners all about knees. This is designed to encourage pre-schoolers to discover the delights of reading for themselves.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round by Doreen Rappaport
Before Emmett Till's murder, Anne Moody had known the fear of hunger, hell and the devil. But now there was a new fear--the fear of being killed just because she was black.

The Printer's Trial by Gail Jarrow
The account of the momentous trial that established the political precedent for the right of people to criticize their government in print.

Boy Scouts of America, The Official Handbook for Boys

Beauty and the Beast by Max Eilenberg
Beauty prepared to make the sacrifice of living with a hideous creature so that her father's life may be spared. Beauty's heart softens as she comes to know the Beast as a strange, sad monster who seemed so full of hurt.

Sparks Fly High by Mary Quattlebaum
The Legend of Dancing Point. Colonel Lightfoot competes with the devil in a dancing contest.

Golem by David Wisniewski
A saintly rabbi miraculously brings to life a clay giant who helps him watch over the jews of sixteenth-century Prague. Golem is a dramatic tale of supernatural forces invoked to save an oppressed people.

Fire! by Celia Godkin
The life cycle of a forest is examined, from the devastation of a fire to its gradual renewal as a vital ecosystem.

The Amazing Human Body by Shar Levine & Leslie Johnstone
You always knew you were interesting, bu you didn't realize you were this fascinating! Give kids a head start on science with simple experiments and activities that have been designed for young scientists.

Gee Whiz! It's All About Pee by Susan E. Goodman
There's a lot more to pee than you ever imagined. Urine luck--you can find out all about it.

The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD by John F. Taylor, Ph.D.

Our New Cat by Nuria Roca and Rosa M. Curto
Pete and Paula adopt a kitten named Rufus. During the first few weeks they learn how to care for their pet.

Cave Pasintings to Picasso by Henry Sayre
This book introduces fifty celebrated works of art, including King Tut's sarcophagus and Any Warhol's paings of Campbell's soup cans.

DK Experience Pyramid by Peter Chrisp
Journey down the River Nile to the site of Egypt's ancient pyramids and discover the secrets of the pharaohs and their spectacular, monumental tombs.

3-D ABC by Bob Raczka
The three-dimensional world of sculpture comes alive in this museum without walls.

1-2-3 Calligraphy! by Eleanor Winters
If you like to create beautiful letters, why not try you hand at calligraphy. This book provides instruction and projects for beginners and beyond.

Carnival of the Animals edited by Judith Chernaik
This magnificent book combines work by thirteen acclaimed modern poets with bold and glorious illustrations. The accompanying CD features a reading of each poem followed by the appropriate musical passage.

Black Cat Bone by J. Patrick Lewis
The life of blues legend, Robert Johnson.

Ella Fitzgerald by Andrea Davis Pinkney
The story of the small-town girl whose talent and courage made her the First Lady of Song. This is the true tale of the Queen of Scat, the one and only Ella Fitzgerald.

Be Water, My Friend by Ken Mochizuki
The story of the early years of Bruce Lee

Memories of Survival by Esther Nisenthal Krinitz and Bernice Steinhardt
Esther Krinitz tells of her journey of living through the Holocaust in Poland. Through a series of hand-stitched embrodered panels, she reveals both the extreme horrors of war and cherished family memories.

Look at all the new books with cds that we have!!!!

Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas by Cynthia Rylant

Henry and Mudge and the Snowman Plan by Cynthia Rylant

Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night by Cynthia Rylant

Henry and Mudge and the Wild Goose Chase by Cynthia Rylant

Mr. Putter and Tabby Feed the Fish by Cynthia Rylant

Mr. Putter and Tabby Toot the Horn by Cynthia Rylant

Mr. Putter and Tabby Walk the Dog by Cynthia Rylant

The Whale by Cynthia Rylant

Zelda and Ivy by Laura McGee Kvasnosky

Zelda and Ivy The Runaways by Laura McGee Kvasnosky

Akimbo and the Crocodile Man by Alexander McCall Smith

Akimbo and the Elephants by Alexander McCall Smith

Ivy + Bean by Annie Barrows

Ivy + Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go by Annie Barrows

Animal Strike at the Zoo. It's True! by Karma Wilson

Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson

Hilda Must Be Dancing by Karma Wilson

Sakes Alive! A Cattle Drive by Karma Wilson

Epossumondas Saves the Day by Coleen Salley

Cowboy Ned & Andy by David Ezra Stein

So You Want to be an Explorer? by Judith St. George

Dizzy by Jonah Winter

Fiona's Luck by Teresa Bateman

Pirates Don't Change Diapers by Melinda Long

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

New Picture Books

Little Otter's Big Journey by David Bedford and Susan Winter
Little Otter is afraid as the waves carry him farther out to sea. Will his mother return in time to find him? A reassuring story for young children.

Punxsutawney Phyllis by Susanna Leonard Hill
Phyllis is an unusual groundhog because every kind of weather makes her happy. How will she every get old Uncle Phil out of bed to make his official Punxsutawney Phil Groundhog Day prediction?

Where's My Darling Daughter? by Mij Kelly
Poppa Bombola cannot find his darling daughhter, but when he opens his eyes--what a surprise!

Oliver's Red Toboggan by Paul Kortepeter
The Boxwood bunnies happily rediscover the blessing of sharing when they awake after a stormy night to a snow day. In the midst of a quarrel over Oliver's toboggan, they meet some forest friends who have suffered from the storm.

Noah's Mittens by Lise Lunge-Larsen
When Noah was born the angels burst into song and the sun rose an hour early, for this baby would grow up to do wonderful things.

No Dessert Forever! by George Ella Lyon and Peter Catalanotto
Have you every been blamed for mischief your brother has caused?

Ms. Rubinstein's Beauty by Pep Montserrat
When Mr. Pavlov and Ms. Rubinstein look beyond one another's strange characteristics, they discover beauty and grace that no one else has ever noticed.

Looking for a Moose by Phyllis Root
Four children set out into the woods to find a moose.

Emily's Balloon by Komako Sakai
A little girl's new friend is round, lighter than air, and looks like the moon at night.

Moses--When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford
This is a unique portrait of one of the most inspiring figures of the Underground Railroad.


New Fiction

Sardine In Outer Space 3 by Emmanuel Guibert and Joann Sfar
The spunkiest girl in outer space is back and ready to play! Get ready for the ultimate match-up as wits battle brawn in the best bout of this series.

The Buffalo Soldier by Sherry Garland
A young man raised as a slave becomes a buffalo soldier--a member of an all-black cavalry that later fought in the Spanish-American War. Includes historical note.

Scarlett On The Case by Kathy Mancl
Scarlett, a very special dog, helps solve the mystery when several horses disappear from near the farm where she lives.

Freedom Ship by Doreen Rappaport
This is a gripping and suspenseful adventure of Samuel and his family, who are born into slavery, and their flight to freedom.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

more fiction books

Torchlight by Carol Otis Hurst
In 1864, fifth-grader Carlotte befriends an Irish-American girl at school and tries to understand the prejudices between the Irish and the Yankees in her town of Westfield, Massachusetts. Based on historical events.

Missing Magic by Emma Laybourn
In a world where everyone has magical abilities, Ned has none. When the world turns upside down his lack of powers turns out to be his best asset.

Peter Pan in Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean
Journey back to Neverland in the first-ever authorized sequal to J.M. Barrie's masterpiece, Peter Pan. Fearing for Peter Pan's life, Wendy and the Lost Boys to back to Neverland only to discover adventure waiting and their worst nightmares coming true!

Trolls, Go Home! by Alan MacDonald
Things get ugly (and possibly hairy and smelly) when the Trolls move into a quiet subburb.

Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas by Tracy Mack & Michael Citrin
The Baker Street Irregulars help Sherlock Holmes solve the mysterious deaths of a family of circus tightrope walkers.

Breathe by Cliff McNish
When he and his mother move into an old English farmhouse, Jack discovers that he can communicate with the ghosts, and establishes a relationship with a tormented spirit that threatens to destroy both his mother and himself.

A Mid-Semester Night's Dream by Margaret Meacham
Chaos results when Morgan gets help in casting a love spell on a boy at school from Gretta, a fairy-godmother-in training.

I Believe in Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo
A man relates to how he became to believe in unicorns as an eight-year-old boy.

Second Fiddle or How to Tell a Blackbird From a Sausage by Siobhan Parkinson
Outspoken Mags decides to help her friend, a violin student, reconcile with her father so that he will allow her to attend a prestigious music school in England.

The Day My Mother Left by James Prosek
When his mother leaves, nine-year-old Jeremy faces his own pain and loss, his father's depression and his sister's distance, the pity of friends and strangers, and his father's remarriage. He finds solace in fishing and artwork.

The Real Lucky Charm by Charisse K. Richardson
Thinking that luck has helped her succed, ten-year old Mia panics and turns to her twin brother for help when her lucky gold basketball charm goes missing.

4 Kids in 5E &1 Crazy Year by Virginia Frances Schwartz
Family, school, and life in general are seen through the writings of four fifth graders who have been taken out of an overcrowded New York City classroom and placed with a teacher who shows them how to write and how to believe in themselves.

Cats to the Rescue by Marilyn Singer
True tales of heroic felines. A collection of inspiring and informative cat stories from around the world.

First Light by Rebecca Stead
When twelve-year-old Peter and his family arrive in Greenland, he stumbles upon a secret his mother has been hiding from him all his life, and begins an adventure he never imagines possible.

Creepy Creatures by R.L. Stine
Three of Goosebumps' creepiest creature books ever come to life in this ghoulish collection of spine-tingling graphix fun.

Blind Mountain by Jan Resh Thomas
Unsure of himself and annoyed at having to spend a day climbing a Montana mountain, twelve-year-old Sam must become the guide on their perilous journey down when he temporarily blinds his father.

A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
Ten-year-old Zoe's musicianship has a positive impact on her workaholic mother, her jittery father, and her school social life.

Finest Kind by Lea Wait
When his father's Boston bank fails in 1838, causing his family to relocate to a small Maine town, twelve-year-old Jake Webber works to prepare the family for the harsh winter while also keeping the existence of his disabled younger brother a secret.

Second String Center by Rich Wallace
Dunk learns to be supportive both on and off the basketball court when his friend Jared goes through a difficult time, even though Jared's failure would provide Dunk more opportunities to prove himself.

Best Friend Emma by Sally Warner
When a new girl joins her third-grade class Emma thinks only about gaining her friendship before the popular Cynthia can, and hurts her best friend Annie Pat's feelings in the process.

New Fiction Available

Please Write in This Book by Mary Amato
When Ms. Wurtz leaves a blank book in the Writer's Corner with a note encouraging those who find it to"talk to each other" in its pages, the students' entries spark a classrom-wide battle.

Scarlett by Cathy Cassidy
After being expelled from yet another school in London, twelve-year-old Scarlett is sent by her exasperated mother to live with her father, stepmother, and stepsister in Ireland, where, with the help of a mysterious boy, she eventually overcomes her anger and resentment and feels part of a family again.

Eclipse by Andrea Cheng
It's the summer of 1952 and eight-year old Peti gives up his room to relatives and worries about his grandfather who cannot escape from behind the Iron Curtain.

No Talking by Andrew Clements
The fifth grade boys challenge the fifth grade girls to a "no talking" contest.

Odd Man Out by Sarah Ellis
Kip visits his grandmother in British Columbia where he is surrounded by five alien girl cousins. He finds an unexpected treasure.

The Amazing Flight of Darius Frobisher by Bill Harley
When his father disappears during a hot-air balloon flight, ten-year-old Darius is sent to live with an obnoxious aunt until a strange bicycle repairman with a secret changes his life.

Cheyenne Medidine Hat by Brian Heinz & Gregory Manchess
A wild mustang mare tries to protect her band from capture and from a stalking cougar. Includes notes about the history of Noreth American wild horses.

Have Courage, Hazel Green by Odo Hirsch
When she overhears one of the tenants in her apartment building verbally abusing the hard-working caretaker, Mr. Egozian, Hazel Green determines to find a way to teach the unpleasant tenant a lesson.

Hazel Green by Odo Hirsch
Hazel tries to convince the city to allow children to march in the annual Frogg Day parade.

The Log Cabin Wedding by Ellen Howard
Although it was her idea to bring together her family and that of a neighboring widow woman, Elvirey never bargained on Pap falling for the Widow Aiken.

Monday, September 17, 2007

These are our new non-fiction books:

No More! Stories and Songs of Slave Resistance by Doreen Rappaport
This book tells about the true accounts of eleven slaves.

The Great Race The Story of the Chinese Zodiac by Dawn Casey

The Adventures of Odysseus by Hugh Lupton

Jack and the Beanstalk by E. Nesbit

The Cow on teh Roof by Eric Maddern
These characters trade jobs for a day and find out that you should stick to what you do best.

The Action of Subtraction by Brian P. Cleary
Through rhyme, humorous illustrations and kid friendly examples this author makes subtraction easy as 3, 2, 1!

Messages from Mars by Loreen Leedy and Andrew Schuerger
In the year 2106, a group goes to Mars and sends back emails about the planet.

Gone Wild by David McLimans
This is an alphabet book about endangered animals.

Baby Grizzly by Aubrey Lang
This book explores the world of baby grizzly bears.

Peanut Butter, Milk, and Other Deadly Threats by Sherri Mabry Gordon
This book is about food allergies.

If You Decide to Go to the Moon by Faith McNulty
Take an imaginary journey to the moon.

If You Were a Parrot by Katherine Rawson
Children discover what it would be like to be a parrot in this book with GREAT pictures.

I Love to Finger Paint! by Jennifer Lipsey

Animal Crackers by Jane Dyer
This is a collection of pictures, poems, and lullabies for the very young.

Moving Day by Ralph Fletcher
This is a collection of poems about a twelve-year old boy who is moving.

Winter Song a Poem by William Shakespeare is illustrated by Melanie Hall

Paul Cezanne a Painter's Journey by Robert Burleigh

I'm Still Scared a book about Tomie DePaola

Lucy Maud Montgomery (the author of Anne of Green Gables) by Alexandra Wallner

Grandma Moses by Alexandra Wallner

Isaac Newton by Kathleen Krull

Toulouse-Lautrec (The Moulin Rouge and the City of Light) by Robert Burleigh

Out of the Shadows an Artist's Journey by Neil Waldman

Andy Warhol Pop Art Painter by Susan Goldman Rubin

The Korean War by Andrew Santella

The Storm (Students of Biloxi, Mississippi, Remember Hurricane Katrina) compiled by Barbara Barbieri McGrath

Children of Alcatraz by Claire Rudolf Murphy
Franklin Plays Hockey


The Secret Lunch Special by Peter Catalanotto and Pamela Schembri
Second-grader Emily has a memorable day with a new school bus, a forgotten lunch bag, a special cafeteria meal and a new friendship.

The Remarkable Friendship of Mr. Cat and Mr. Rat by Rick Walton
The cat and the rat play tricks on each other all the time, but do they truly like each other?


One Saturday Evening by Barbara Baker
There are 6 stories in this book about each family member: Mama, Lily, Rose, Daisy, Jack and Papa.

Pish and Posh by Barbara Bottner and Gerald Kruglik
When Pish and Posh discover fairy magic, they face a series of wacky surprises.

Minnie and Moo The Attack of the Easter Bunnies by Denys Cazet
The farm animals dress up like Easter Bunnies to surprise the farmer's grandchildren.

Iris and Walter and Baby Rose by Elissa Haden Guest
Iris' baby sister is very fussy and grandpa takes Iris out for a special day without the baby.

Houndsley and Catina and the Birthday Surprise by James Howe
These characters do not know when their birthdays are and have a creative way to figure it out.

Mr. Putter and Tabby See the Stars by Cynthia Rylant
See what happens when Mr. Putter and Tabby go out for a moonlit stroll.

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Days by Erica Silverman
Cocoa does not want Kate to go to school without him.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

New non-fiction books available

America's Electoral College by Therese Shea

Double Cheeseburgers, Quiche, and Vegetarian Burritos by Loretta Frances Ichord
Eating habits in America changed in the 1920's. See how in this book.

What Happens in Winter? by Sara L. Latta

The Great Barrier Reef by Theresa Shea

A Grassland Habitat by Bobbie Kalman

A Home on the Tundra by Katie Marsico

A Home on the Prairie by David C. Lion

A Home in the Coral Reef by Christine Taylor-Butler

Sponges, Jellyfish & Other Simple Animals by Steve Parker

Airplanes by Chris Oxlade

The Best Vet in the World by Charnan Simon

Pet Parakeets by Julia Barnes

Pet Goldfish by Julia Barnes

Be a Better Babysitter by Annie Buckley

Be A Better Biker by Annie Buckley

Let's Downhill Ski! by Carol K. Lindeen

Extreme Skydiving by Bobbie Kalman and John Crossingham

Blackbeard the Pirate King told in verse by J. Patrick Lewis

Welcome to Everglades National Park by Nadia Higgins

Welcome to Badlands National Park by Teri and Bob Temple

Welcome to Glacier National Park by Nadia Higgins

Welcome to Denali National Park by M. C. Hall

Ancient Egypt by Simon Adams
This is Kingfisher Voyage book.

Ancient Greece by Marni McGee
This is a National Geographic book.

The Berlin Airlift by Michael Burgan

Middle East by Philip Steele
This is a Kingfisher Knowledge book.

Georgia: The Debtors Colony by Susan Sales Harkins and William H. Harkins

New picture books available

Mary Clare Likes to Share by Joy Hulme (this is a beginner book)
Through sharing the characters show math concepts.

The Best of Both Nests by Jane Clarke
This a great book about two storks that "divorce" and the child stork deals with his feelings.

Big Bug Surprise by Julia Gran
Prunella knows a lot about bugs. Nobody is interested in what she has to say until she saves the class from bees.

Substitute Groundhog by Pat Miller
Groundhog is sick and can't do Groundhog day. He advertises for a substitute. Who does he get?

A Father's Day Thank You by Janet Nolan
A delightful story about what each child thinks that Dad Bear wants for Father's Day. What does Harvey end up giving his dad?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Monday, September 10th come join Miss Linda for our new TWEENS program. This is a special group for 8 - 12 year olds. She has many great activities planned. Come relax with her, have a snack, and maybe win a prize.

Also, for elementary students, mark your calendars for September 22nd for a Special Saturday activity. It starts at 2:30.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

New picture books ready to be checked out

Yes by Jez Alborough
Two friends help Bobo get to sleep.

Fox by Kate Banks
Before Baby Fox can go out on his own, his parents must teach him things.

Bubble & Squeak by Louise Bonnett-Rampersaud
Bubble helps her mother practice bedtime rituals.

Silly Billy by Anthony Browne
Billy is worried about spending the night at grandma's house. Will the worry dolls help him sleep?

Mickey Moonbeam by Mike Brownlow
See how a small hero saves the day in this intergalactic-sized adventure.

Hurry! Hurry! by Eve Bunting
See why everyone is hurrying to the barn

Violet Comes to Stay by Melanie Cecka
Violet, a little cat, tries out several homes before she finds just the right one.

The Cat Who Wouldn't Come Inside by Cynthia von Buhler
A patient girl tries to gain the trust of a cat.

The Featherless Chicken by Chih-Yuan Chen
This featherless chicken has a hard time fitting in, but what happens to change that?

How to Make Friends with a Giant by Gennifer Choldenko
The other kids make fun of the new boy because he is so tall, but his short classmate, Jake, helps him fit in.

Letters From a Desperate Dog by Eileen Christelow
Feeling misunderstood and unappreciated by her owner, Emma the dog asks for advice from the local canine advice columnist.

Happy Birthday, Jamela! by Niki Daly
Jamela wants sparkly shoes to go with her birthday dress by mom makes her buy practical school shoes.

The Tattletale by Lynn Downey
This tale of two pigs captures the essence of sibling rivalry and friendship.

Burger Boy by alan Durant
A boy eats so many hamburgers he looks like one and people treat him differently. When he starts eating vegetables will he turn into a carrot?

The Extinct Files by Wallace Edwards
This is the story of a science project about a shocking truth.

This Jazz Man by Karen Ehrhardt
This book tells all about jazz and some of the famous musicians.

The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Will the Gingerbread Girl be eaten like her Gingerbread Brother?

Thank You Bear by Greg Foley
Bear finds a box that he thinks is great. What will others think of it?

Love, Ruby Valentine by Laurie Friedman
Ruby misses her favorite holiday of the year, but she finds out that any day is the best day to say "I love you".

The Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend
Jack the Cat builds the perfect nest in hopes to get some eggs. Will he be successful?

Heron & Turtle by Valeri Gorbachev
Heron and Turtle are very good friends even though they are different.

Welcome Precious by Nikki Grimes
This book welcomes a new baby.

Little Chicken & Little Fox by Brigitte Sidjanski
Fox and chickens are enemies, but can a friendship occur between them?

A Good Day by Kevin Henkes
Can a good day happen on a bad day?

Cars by Patricia Hubbell
Illustrations and rhyming text celebrate different kinds of cars and what they can do.

Pancakes for Supper by Anne Isaac

Jungle Bullies by Steven Kroll
This book shows how you have to stand up to bullies.

Theo and the Blue Note by Peter Kuper
This book is all about playing jazz.

The Most Precious Thing by Gill Lewis
What is the most precious thing?

Little Elephant's Trunk by Hazel Lincoln
Little Elephant learns why he has a trunk.

How to be a Baby by Me the Big Sister by Sally Lloyd Jones and Sue Heap
The big sister shows her sibling how to be a baby.

Little Honey Bear and the Smiley Moon by Tim Warnes
Little Honey Bear and his friends follow a pathway to visit the bright and smiley moon.

Pumpkin Town! by Katie McKy
What do Jose and his brothers do with a mountain of pumpkins?

The Scallywags by David Melling
Will the Scallywags lose of their friends by annoying them?

Imarimba! Animales from A to Z by Pat Mora
Rhyming text reveals the antics of an alphabet full of zoo animals.

Building With Dad by Carol Nevius
A dad is helping to build a school and takes his son with him. They see many different kinds of trucks.

Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash! by Barbara Odanaka
This book is a rhyming imitation of all the sights and sounds of the neighborhood on trash day.

Ninety-Three in my Family by Erica S. Perl
A boy tries to explain to the mailman that there are 93 in his family including his family and his animals.

Find Anthony Ant by Lorna and Graham Philpot
Can you find Anthony in the underground pictures?

Snow Leopards by Nicole Poppenhager
An avalanche separates two snow leopard cubs. Will they be able to find each other?

The First Music as told by Dylan Pritchett
Everything in the jungle has a place to make its own music.

The Love for Three Oranges by Sergei Prokofiev
This book is adapted from an opera to create an awareness of classical music to children.

Night Boat to Freedom by Margot Theis Raven
This book is based on slave narratives recorded in the 1930s.

Epossumondas Saves the Day by Coleen Salley
Epossumonda's friends disappear and it's up to him to save them.

Carl's Nose by Karen Lee Schmidt
Carl is a famous weather dog because he can predict bad weather. What will he do when good weather comes along?

Black? White! Day? Night! a book of opposites by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

The Deaf Musicians by Pete Seeger
Deaf musicians form a band together.

The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School by Judy Sierra
Will the "super slime" cause disaster at the school?

What Does the Wind Say? by Wendi Silvano
This is a rhyming book of questions.

Winter is the Warmest Season by Lauren Stringer
A child describes pleasant ways to stay warm during the winter.

Mouse's First Fall by Lauren Thompson
Mouse and Minka have an adventure with the fallen leaves.

How Do You Know? by Deborah W. Trotter
Polly and her mother take a walk in the fog, and she learns that things are still there even though she can't see them.

Alphabet House by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Can you find the objects hidden for each letter?

The Valentine Express by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Minna and Pip give their neighbors Valentine cards.

Dear Mr. Rosenwald by Carole Boston Weatherford
This book is based on the schools of Julius Rosenwald.

Max Counts His Chickens by Rosemary Wells
A counting Easter book

One For All - All For One by Brigitte Weninger
This book is a reminder that working together can make anything possible.

A Ball For All by Brigitte Weninger
This book is a reminder that a little kindness can make a big difference.

Alphabet Rescue by Audrey Wood
You have to find the little letters on these pages.

Sleepyhead by Karma Wilson
A kitten helps her favorite teddy bear get ready for bed.

My Mei Mei by Ed Young
Antonia gets her wish when her parents return to China to bring home a little sister for her.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Two new non-fiction books:

The Fairy Tales by Jan Pienkowski
In these fairy tales the pictures are basically black and white with a little color splashed in.

Su Dongpo by Demi
This is a biography of Su Dongpo from China.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

New non-fiction books now available

Into the World of the Dead by Michael Boughn
Astonishing adventures in the underworld

Mary by Demi
The text is inspired by passages from the Bible.

Passover Around the World by Tami Lehman-Wilzig

Hurrican Katrina by Ellen Rodger

Suez Canal by Valerie Bodden
This is a modern wonders of the world book.

Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats by Nina Simonds
This is a treasury of Chinese holiday tales, activities and recipes.

Go to Sleep, Gecko! retold by Margaret Read MacDonald
A gecko complains about the fireflies at night, but then it is brought to his attention that there was a reason for that and that all things in nature are connected.

Lies and Other Tall Tales adapted by Christopher Myers

The Talking Vegetables retold by Won-Ldy Paye and Margaret H. Lippert
After Spider refuses to help the villagers plant the vegetables, he is in for a surprise when he goes to pick some for himself.

The Stunning Science of Everything by Nick Arnold
This book is described as science with the squishy bits left in.

We Gather Together by Wendy Pfeffer
This book describes the science of the equinox and how harvests have been celebrated by different cultures throughout history.

Mesopotamie by Bonnie Coulter Leech
This is a book about creating and solving word problems while learning about Mesopotamie times.

How High Can A Dinosaur Count? by Valorie Fisher
This book has to do with math throughout. See if you can figure them out!

The Transcontinental Railroad by Therese Shea

Sunny Weather Days by Pam Rosenberg
This is an easy to read book about the sun.

Barnum Brown Dinosaur Hunter by David Sheldon
This book tells the story of Barnum Brown and how he found the biggest carnivore of all ages, T. Rex.

Encyclopedia of Animals by Karen McGhee

Creatures Great and Small by Karen Patkau
This book describes more unusual and captivating creatures.

The Life Cycle of the Salmon by Bobbie Kalman

The Life Cylce of the Emperor Penguin by Bobbie Kalman

Quest for the Tree Kangaroo by Sy Montgomery
The pictures in this book are incredible! This book takes you on a journey to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea.

Saving Manatees by Stephen R. Swinburne

Ancient Thunder by Loe Yerxa
This book has tremendous pictures! It tells a story about wild horses.

Tools by Taro Miura
See if you can figure out who uses the tools in this book.

Go! The Whole World of Transportation
This book takes you on a visual journey to the world of travel from ordinary to the extraordinary.

The International Cookbook for Kids by Matthew Locricchio

Bake it Up by Rose Dunnington

Super Sandwiches byRose Dunnington

Fingernail Art by Thiranut Boonyadhistarn

M is for Masterpiece by David Domeniconi
This author explores work of art while going through the alphabet.

Skyscrapers by Chris Oxlade

Beading (Bracelets, Barrettes, and Beyond) by Thiranut Boonyadhistarn

Look Closer by Caroline Desnoettes
This is a book about art masterpieces through the ages.

Stamping Art by Thiranut Boonyadhistarn

Are You Quite Polite? silly dilly manners songs by Alan Katz and David Catrow

John Madden's Heroes of Football
This is about the history of football.

Girls' Softball (Winning on the Diamond) by Heather E. Schwartz

Extreme Skiing by Kelley MacAulay & Bobbie Kalman

Extreme Wakeboarding by Bobbie Kalman

The Entrance Place of Wonders by Daphne Muse
This is a book of poems of the Harlem Renaissance.

Beware, Take Care by Lilian Moore
There is always something lurking in the spooky-but-fun urban world of these poems.

Harlem a poem by Walter Dean Myers

Where Does Pepper Come From? and Other Fun Facts by Brigitte Raab

Evelyn Cisneros Prima Ballerina by Katherine Krohn

To Go Singing Through the World by Deborah Kogan Ray
This book is about the childhood of Pablo Neruda.

An Apple for Harriet Tubman by Glennette Tilley Turner
A book about Harriet Tubman

Pompeii AD 79 by Vic Parker
This is a book about a city buried by a volcanic eruption.

The Black Death 1347-1350 by Cath Senker
This book is about the plague that spread across Europe.

Nations of the Southeast by Bobbie Kalman
All about Indians of the Southeast

Hidden World of the Aztec by Peter Lourie

The Louisiana Purchase by David Schaffer

Pennsylvania: William Penn and the City of Brotherly Love by Bonnie Hinman

Ancient Inca by Beth Gruber
Archaeology unlocks the secrets of the Inca's past.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

New chapter books ready for check-out

We now the The Mistmantle Chronicles by M. I. McAllister
book 1 Urchin of the Riding Stars
book 2 Urchin and the Heartstone

Grandfather's Dance by Patricia MacLachlan
In the series about Sarah, plain and tall, her daughter Anna gets married and Cassie, the younger sister, feels loved esp. by grandfather.

Jackson Jones and the Curse of the Outlaw Rose by Mary Quattlebaum
Jackson and Reuben take a rose from a graveyard. They believe it is cursed and want to return it.

Larklight by Philip Reeve
Arthur and Myrtle uncover a spidery plot to destroy the solar system.

Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley
Raised by pheasants, Bella discovers that she is actually the daughter of a knight and finds herself caught up in a terrible plot that will change her life and the kingdom forever.

The Theft & the Miracle by Rebecca Wade
Hannah makes the perfect drawing of an antique carving of theVirgin and Child, but soon after the statue is missing. She is determined to find the statue. Can you figure out who took it?

Home, and Other Big, Fat Lies by Jill Wolfson
Eleven-year-old Termite is a foster child. She is headed for home #12. While there she tries to save the biggest tree in the forest.

The Night of the Burning by Linda Press Wulf
Still sad and frightened after living in Poland through World War I and the Russian Revolution, 12-year-old Devorah and her younger sister travel to South Africa and make a new start.

Have you read the series The Phantom Stallion? Then you won't want to miss the new book about Wild Horse Island by Terri Farley.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

New chapter books to enjoy

Stompin' at the Savoy by Bebe Moore Campbell
Mindy is very nervous about her dance recital. Then a "magical drum" helps her.

Sardine in Outer Space 2 by Emmanuel Guibert and Joan Sfar
This is a graphic novel where the good guys must stop the bad guys from using a brain-washing machine.

Kampung Boy
This story tells about a boy from birth to manhood growing up on a rubber plantation in Malaysia.

The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
Seven-year-old Omakayas lives through the summer and winter on an island in 1847.

The Mystery of Cabin Island by Franklin W. Dixon
This is a Hardy Boys book.

Mr. Chickee's Messy Mission by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Detective Club Members and some of their friends go through a mural to chase a gnome, but they only find Mr. Chickee on the other side.

Where Have All the Flowers Gone? by Ellen Emerson White
This is a Dear America book about Molly MacKenzie Flaherty.

Camp Babymouse by Jennifer L. and Matthew Holm
This is volume 6 in the Babymouse series.

Andrew Lost in Unlce Al by J.C. Greenburg
This is volume 16 in the series. An electric fish shrinks the kids to baceria size and they end up being injected into Uncle Al's bloodstream by a mosquito.

Nicholas on Vacation by Rene Goscinny
Nicholas digs a hole at the beach, learns to play miniature golf, and goes on a treausre hunt in this book.

Rosa Farm a barnyard tale by Liz Wu
The geese on the farm play tricks on the small rooster and the rest of the farm animals work together to teach the geese a lesson.

Lucy Rose: Busy Like You Can't Believe by Katy Kelly
Lucy learns that eavesdropping is not a good thing to do. She also worries about her mother dating again after the divorce.

Aram's Choice by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
This book is based on the recollections of one of the original Georgetown Boys.