Wednesday, May 30, 2007

New non-fiction books in the children's department:

What Happens in Spring? by Sara L. Latta (j 508.2)

Tornadoes by Michael Woods and Mary B. Woods (j 551.553)

The Green Sea Turtle by Marty Fletcher and Glenn Scherer (j 597.92)

The Whooping Crane by Alison Imbriaco (j 598.32)

Skunks by Adrienne Mason (j 599.768)

Prita Goes to India by Prodeepta Das (j 954)

The Sioux and Their History by Mary Englar ( j 970.3)

Explore Colonial Jamestown with Elaine Landau ( j 973.21)

New books in the children's department:

Sam Goes Next Door by Mary Labatt (j BEG)
This beginning reader is about a dog named Sam who has to teach some new kids on the block about puppy games.

Sam at the Seaside by Mary Labatt (j BEG)
Another story about the dog named Sam who has some trouble understanding things on the beach.

365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental and Joelle Jolivet ( jE)
In this book with mathematics, why do penguins arrive each day?

Space Station Seventh Grade by Jerry Spinelli (j Fic)
Jason tells about the events of his 7th grade year.

Celandine by Steve Augarde (j FIC)
Set in England during World War I, Celandine discovers her healing abilities and psychic gifts.

eager's nephew by Helen Fox (j FIC)
Two robots, Eager and his nephew Jonquil, come out of hiding and experience mysterious and dangerous events.

Winnie Dancing on Her Own by Jennifer Richard Jacobson (j FIC)
Winnie's friends enroll her in ballet with them, but she would rather go to the library and read. See how the friends end up.

Lucy Rose Here's the Thing About Me by Katy Kelly (j FIC)
Lucy keeps a diary of her first year in Washington, D.C.

Lucy Rose Big on Plans by Katy Kelly (j FIC)
Lucy keeps another diary about her special summer plans.

Cabin Fever by Zoe Quinn (j FIC)
Book 4 in the series of The Caped 6th Grader

Crane by Jeff Stone (j FIC)
Book 4 in the series of The Five Ancestors

Arf and the Three Dogs by Philip Wooderson (j FIC)
A graphic novel where a dog tries to uncover evidence to a mystery.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

New Books

Hello Twins- By Charlotte Voake- j E Voa
In this autobiographical story, readers meet two siblings who are nothing alike. Simon loves to eat and always cleans his plate, but Charlotte would rather suck her thumb and daydream.

Tucker's Apple-Dandy Day- By Susan Winget- j E Win
The young rabbit introduced in Tuckers Four-Carrot School Day goes on a field trip to Farmer Sams Apple Orchard. He promises to bring home enough apples for a pie, but he has many things to see and eagerly lends a hand to his classmates.

Texas Zeke and the Longhorn- By David Davis- j E Dav
Old Zeke buys an ornery longhorn steer that balks at being corralled, and the frustrated cowboy wont get home for chili until the job is done.

Ten in the Meadow- By John Butler- j E But
Bear is it and uncovers his friends hiding, sometimes by twos, under daisies, foxgloves, bluebells, and lilies.

A particular Cow- By Mem Fox- j E Fox
When a cow decides to take her usual Saturday constitutional, she accidentally steps through a clothesline and ends up with a pair of bloomers covering her head.

I'm Dirty- By Kate & Jim McMullan- j E McM
A sassy backhoe loader who relishes his dirty job. He brags about his equipment and then heads to work, where he cleans up an abandoned lot. Throughout the story, the machine becomes progressively dirtier, with a repeating motif of mud.

The Shivers in the Fridge- By Manushkin Zelinsky- j E Man
Sonny, Mama, Papa, Grandma, and Grandpa Shivers find themselves living in a strangely cold and dark place. Grandpa feels an earthquake coming; the world begins to shake, a great blazing light shows forth, and a monster appears, reaching out and out until…PHOOMPH!!!

Pirate Bob- By Kathryn Lasky- j E Las
Pirate Bob and his shipmates live to loot. If the scar on Bob's nose itches, then gold is near. His friendship with Yellow Jack, a scurvy-ridden old salt, is genuine yet complicated.

No More Diapers for Ducky!- By Bernette Ford- j E For
Ducky knocks on Piggy's door wanting to play, but Piggy is busy sitting on the potty. So Ducky waits. She plays with Piggy's toys and reads his books, but still he's not ready.

My Mother's Sari- By Sandhya Rao- j E Rao
Celebrates a childs connection with her mothers sari, a stretch of cloth that is long like a train and that fills the air with color when I dance and sing.

Ivy + Bean and the Ghost that had to go - By Annie Barrows- j Fic Bar

This story defies expectations of what an early chapter book can be. When the normally quiet Ivy tells her classmates that there's a ghost in the second-grade bathroom, reactions vary from fascination to fear. When a girl refuses to use the bathroom, though, Ms. Aruba-Tate's gentle reprimand sends Ivy reeling, and she and her friend Bean decide to make the problem go away by performing an exorcism.

Cat's Eye Corner- By Terry Griggs- j Fic Gri
When Olivier is invited to spend the summer with his eccentric grandfather and his even more eccentric third wife, Sylvia de Whosit of Whatsit, at their strange old mansion, Cat's Eye Corner, he knows that he is in for a real and true adventure.

The Silver Door- By Terry Griggs- j Fic Gri
The second book in the series.
Strange things begin to emerge from its pages: a wisp of puckish smoke from the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that causes no end of trouble in the house at Cat's Eye Corner; a ghost named Peely Wally who refuses to believe that he is a ghost; and a tiny Chinese "ink" monkey who snatches up Olivier's pen friend, Murray Schaefer, and disappears with him through one of Cat's Eye Corner's mysterious doors.

Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo- By Nancy Krulik- j Fic Kru
No Biz Like Show Biz, Open Wide, I'm Game

Voyage to the Volcano- By Judith Stamper- j Fic Sta
Read about Ms. Frizzle and her class on one of their adventures.

Thumb on a Diamond- By Ken Roberts - j Fic Rob
An unlikely baseball story begins to unfold when Mr. G. H. Entwhistle's rowboat makes it into a remote fishing village on the coast of British Columbia

New Books

Alpha Oops! The Day went First- By Alethea Kontis- j E Con
Letter A starts to introduce itself and is interrupted by activist letter Z, demanding fair and equal turns at going first

Tugga-Tugga Tugboat- By Kevin Lewis- j E Lew
Learn about the day in the life of a Tugboat.

Amy & Ivan- By Charise Mericle Harper- j E Har
These two little green birds, nine big trucks, and one warm surprise.

The New Girl and me- By Jacqui Robbins- j E Rob
On Shakeeta's first day at a new school, most of the girls are eager to show her around, but Mia hangs back shyly.

Bear Dreams- By Elisha Cooper - j E Coo

Bear, a cub, cannot sleep. He watches his wakeful woodland friends from the mouth of his cold, dark cave and feels that life has treated him very unfairly. Why do they have fun while he has to hibernate?

ZuZu's Wishing Cake- By Linda Michelin - j E Mic
When Zuzu smiles at the new boy next door and he doesn't smile back, she thinks that he may need a telescope; she makes one and delivers it to his home. When he doesn't appear outside, she thinks that perhaps he needs sunglasses, and so she makes him a pair. Finally, her wishing cake (bread and jam piled in layers and a dandelion on top) draws him out of the house and overcomes a language barrier, making him smile back.

Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe - By Brian Mosses - j E Mos
A bouncy, boisterous, colorfully illustrated story. Several prehistoric beasts are sitting down to enjoy their snacks at the Dinosaur Cafe when along comes Tyrannosaurus, who is not satisfied with gobbling and gulping up menus–he wants meat! Iguanadon sneaks away to phone Terry Triceratops for help.

Can you say Peace? - By Karen Katz - j E Kat
One side of each spread features a lively scene from a particular country (Meena lives in India), while opposite, a close-up portrait shows a child who wishes readers peace in his or her own language: Meena says shanti (SHAHN-tee). The last few pages make the point that no matter where they live, all children want the same things, to go to school, to walk in their towns and cities, to play outside…to share food with their families…and feel safe.

Celebrity Cat - By Meredith Hooper - j E Hoo
Felissima Cat, an artist, and her fellow London felines take a nocturnal visit to an art gallery and discover a paucity of cats in famous paintings. Returning to her studio, she repaints Van Gogh's Chair, de Hooch's The Courtyard of a House in Delft, and Rousseau's Tiger in a Tropical Storm (Surprised!), adding the missing cats. Her friends are pleased and applaud her improvements, and Felissima soon becomes a celebrity.

Half of an Elephant - By Gusti - j E Ros
A clever and unique picture book that is illustrated with digital images of objects arranged in collages. One night, all of a sudden, the world split in two. An elephant loses his back half, and the sections wander around the world trying out new partners and discovering the advantages of being separate.

I've Got an Elephant - By Anne Ginkel - j E Gin
A little girl has an elephant that she sleeps with at night, but when she leaves for school in the morning, her lonely pal "goes out and brings home an elephant friend." The next day, the two elephants join her at school.

One of Those Days - By Amy Krouse - j E Ros
Ever have just one of those days where nothing goes right. Thats just what happens to Rosenthal. But does the day ever get better.

Max's Words - By Kate Banks - j E Ban
Benjamin saves stamps and Karl keeps coins. The youngest boy decides to accumulate words. He carefully selects them from newspapers and magazines, cutting out and sorting them by category: colors, foods, small ones, big ones. He copies entries from the dictionary onto pieces of paper and adds them to his mounting collection.

Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin - By Michelle Lord - j Fic Lor
This fictionalized tale is based on actual events that occurred in the early 1900s, when five- and six-year-old Cambodian girls were trained at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh in the art of their countrys traditional dance. Lord describes how Little Sap, a girl from a family of poor rice farmers, wins a place in the royal dance troupe.

Galileo's Journal 1609-1610 - By Jeanne K. Pettenati - j Fic Pet
Galileo records events during eight months of his life, a pivotal time when he heard about the invention of the telescope, developed his own, and made landmark discoveries about the moon, Jupiter, and movement of objects in the sky. After observing four shifting "stars" near Jupiter over a period of time and deducing that they were moons orbiting the planet, he concluded that he had found further evidence that the sun is the center of the solar system.

A Place Where Sunflowers Grow- By Amy Lee-Tai - j Fic Lee
Everything seems grim about young Mari's life in the desert camp, where "the mountains, the vast sky, and the blazing sun made [her] feel as small as a sunflower seed." However, with gentle encouragement from her parents and art teacher, Mari crayons colorful pictures that lift her spirits, paralleling the sprouting of sunflower seeds in her mother's parched garden.

Dectective LaRue Letter from the Investigation- By Mark Teague - j Fic Tea
Ike LaRue tells his story through a series of misleading letters to his owner. When two neighborhood cats disappear, the pup winds up a jailed suspect. A black-and-white illustration depicts his pitiful plight as he would like Mrs. LaRue to imagine it–sadly blowing on a harmonica in jail.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

new books with CD's

Here are our new books with CD's:
Harvesting Hope by Kathleen Krull
(The story of Cesar Chavez)
Love, Ruby Valentine by Laurie Friedman
(Ruby works hard to make Valentines for others)
One Green Apple by Eve Bunting
(It's hard being the new kid in school, esp. when you're from a different country)
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa in Partners by Erica Silverman
(They learn the true meaning of friendship)
Sacagawea by Lise Erdrich
(The true story of an Indian woman helping others)
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming
(Bunnies try to eat the farmer's vegetables)
Captain Abdul's Little Treasure by Colin McNaughton
(The captain and his pirate crew have an adventure)

Monday, May 07, 2007

New Books

New Magic Tree house book...
Dragon of the Red Dawn By Mary Pope Osborne J FIC Osb
Merlin the Magician will not eat or sleep or speak to anyone in Camelot. What can be done? The enchantress Morgan knows who to ask
for help: young Jack and Annie of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania! The brother-and-sister team quickly head off in the magic tree house on another magical and historical adventure.

Their mission: discover one of the four secrets of happiness.
Their journey: to a land of fierce samurai and great beauty, the capital city of Edo (now the city of Tokyo), in ancient Japan in the 1600s.
Their tools: a research book to guide them and a magic wand with three special rules.

Wiley & Grampa's Creature Series
Dracula vs. Grampa By Kirk Scroggs J FIC Scr v.1,

Grandpa's Zombie BBQ
By Kirk Scroggs J FIC Scr v2.
Monster Fish Frenzy By Kirk Scroggs J FIC Scr v3.
About Wiley and Grampa triumph over the supernatural forces invading their hometown

Andrew Lost Series
In the Ice Age By JC Greenburg J Fic Gre
In the Jungle
By JC Greenburg J Fic Gre

New Elements the story of Marie Curie By Della Yannuzzi j 921 Curie, M.

Journey to the Center of the Earth By Jules Verne J Fic Ver
A story about a group of scientist take a journey to the center of the earth. When they arrive they get more than what they have barraged for.

Chinese New Year By Ann Heinrich j394.261 Hei
Learn all about the Chinese New Year

Hurricane Katrina Strikes the Gulf Coast By Mara Miller j 363.34 Mil
Learn about the Hurricane

Aliens By Peggy Parks j 001.942 Par
You may think you know all there is to know about aliens but do you really? This books talks about alien encounters and their descriptions.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

New Picture Books

Roosers Can't Cock-a-Doodle-Doo By Karen Rostoker-Gruber j E Ros
What happens when a rooster can't cock-a-doodle doo? Who will wake everyone?

L is for Library By Sonya Terry j E Ter
Learn the alphabet

Skelton Hiccups By Margery Cuyler j E Cuy
Can a skeleton get the hiccups? Well this one can. Read to see how he got rid of his hiccups.

Bumposaurus By Penny McKinlay j E Mck
What happens when a dinosaur needs glasses?

One Witch By Laura Leuck j E Leu
A witch make a stew for all her friends. But how does she find the ingredients.

The Journey Home from Grandpa's By Jemima Lumley j E Lum
Hear about this family's exciting trip to Grandpa's house.

Scooby Doo Books By Jesse MCCann j E Mc
Read how Scooby Doo solves the case

Santa's Stuck By Rhonda Gowler Greene j E Gre
What happens when Santa is stuck in a chimney? Who will deliver the presents?

The Couch was a Castle By Ruth Ohi j E Ohi
Find out what the couch can turn into using your imagination.