Wednesday, June 27, 2007

John Smith Escapes Again by Rosalyn Schanzer
This book is about the heroics of John Smith.

The Inside & Out Guide to Animals by Anita Ganeri
This book shows the how the inside and outside of animals look.

Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook by Dr. Seuss

Digital Technology by Chris Woodford
This is an informative book about technology.

Classification by Holly Wallace

Backyard Habitats by Bobbie Kalman
This is a book all about habitats.

El Cuerpo Humano by Anita Ganeri
A Spanish book

Faraway Farm by Ian Whybrow
This is a rhyming book that has children find certain things on a page.

The Bunnies are not in Their Beds by Marisabina Russo
These bunnies would rather play than sleep.

Aliens are Coming! by Meghan McCarthy
The true account of the 1938 War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast

Cadenas Alimentarias de la Costa Marina by Bobbie Kalman

Golden Gate Bridge by Jennifer Fandel
This is a book about another modern wonder of the world.

The Magic School Bus and the Science Fair Expedition by Joanna Cole & Bruce Degen

Native North American Foods and Recipes by Bobbie Kalman

Nematodes, Leeches & Other Worms by Steve Parker

Native North American Wisdom and Gifts by Bobbie Kalman

No, Tito, No! or No, No, Titus! by Claire Masurel
This book has Spanish on the top of the page and English on the bottom.

Snails, Shellfish & Other Mollusks by Daniel Gilpin

Pick Me Up (Stuff You Need to Know) created by David Roberts
This book has a lot of "stuff" in it you may want to know.

Pirateology (The Sea Journal of Captain William Lubber)
A historical book showing many pirate things.
The Trouble With Wishes by Diane Stanley
Pyg carves a statue and falls in love with her. Will she come to life? Will he live happily ever after?

Rainstorm by Barbara Lehman
This wordless book tells the story of a boy who finds a mysterious key.

Rainy Day! by Patricia Lakin
The four crocodiles find many different things to keep them busy on a rainy day. Where do they end up?

17 Things I'm Not Allowed to do Anymore by Jenny Offill and Nancy Carpenter
A funny book that tells the things a child can no longer do and why!

Let's Try Horseback Riding by Susa Hammerle
Rebecca finally gets to take riding lessons. Will she enjoy it as much as she thought?

Please Don't Upset P.U. Zorilla! by Lynn Rowe Reed
P.U. Zorilla is a skunk. Why don't the people want to upset him?

Matilda's Humdinger by Lynn Downey
Matilda the cat is a terrible waitress but a great storyteller.

Sydney Opera House by Shawndra Shofner
This is one of the modern wonders of the world.

Remember Little Bighorn by Paul Robert Walker
The stories of Indians, soldiers, and scouts.

Map Basics by Maxwell Baber

Juan and the Chupacabras by Por Xavier Garza
This book has English on the top and Spanish on the bottom telling a story about a grandfather telling his grandchildren a story about a creature from long ago.

Junk Drawer Jewelry by Rachel Di Salle
Pip & Squeak by Ian Schoenherr
Pip and Squeak forget their friend's birthday present. What will they do?

Pictures from our Vacation by Lynne Rae Perkins
This Newberry Medal winner tells the story of a family's vacation with pictures.

Midsummer Knight by Gregory Rogers
A wordless book about friendship and courage.

Greedy Apostrophe A Cautionary Tale by Jan Carr
Greedy Apostrophe runs all over town inserting himself in places where he does not belong and causing great confusion.

Froggy Plays T-Ball by Jonathan London
Another great story about Froggy. He learns that playing T-Ball isn't as easy as it seems.

The Dumpster Diver by Janet S. Wong
Friends find uses for junk they find in the trash.

Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug by Mark Newgarden and Megan Montague Cash
This is a wordless book with a dog chasing a bug (or is the bug chasing the dog)?

Bean Thirteen by Matthew McElligott
Two bugs try to divide 13 beans equally. How can they do that?

Another Day in the Milky Way by David Milgrim
A young boy wakes up on a strange planet and encounters a variety of odd characters as he tries to find his way home.

Un amigode veras maravilloso by Suzanne Bloom
A Spanish book about a goose and a bear.

No es mi culpa! by Nancy Carlson
A Spanish book about a rabbit names George and his bad day.

The Kindness Quilt by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Minna and her classmates have been asked by their teacher to work on a Kindness Project. What would your project be?

If It Weren't for You by Charlotte Zolotow
Is being an only child a good thing, a bad thing, or both?

Red Red Red by Valeri Gorbachev
Turtle is off to see something red. His friends follow to see what it is. Will it be the fire truck, the roses, or something totally different?

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend by Melanie Watt
Will Squirrel find a friend or is he too scared?

Hey Batta Batta Swing! by Sally Cook & James Charlton
A book about the wild old days of baseball.

Love You When You Whine by Emily Jenkins
Even while her toddler whines a mother assures her of her love.

Melissa Parkington's Beautiful, Beautiful Hair by Pat Brisson
Melissa wants to be seen as beautiful for something other than her lovely hair.

Mr. Ferlinghettis Poem by David Frampton
This book is about an adventure with water when a fireman sprays the children.

One Winter's Day by M. Christina Butler
A storm blows away Little Hedgehog's nest and sends him searching for a new home.

Steal Back the Mona Lisa by Mehan McCarthy
Who Stole the Mona Lisa? Will they give it back?

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp adapted by Josep Vallverdu
This is a bilingual book with English on the top of the page and Spanish on the bottom.

Cork & Fuzz Good Sports by Dori Chaconas
A muskrat and a possum find that being friends is more important than who wins games.

Christmas in the Trenches by John McCutcheon
This is a tremendous book (with a cd) describing a Christmas during World War 1.

Louis Sockalexis Native American Baseball Pioneer by Bill Wise
The story of the first Native American to play professional baseball.

Lightship by Brian Floca
Lightships were on the water where lighthouses could not be built in order to guide ships.

Mysteries of teh Mummy Kids by Kelly Milner Halls
Find out about all kinds of mummies in this book, even children mummies!

Who Lives in an Alligator Hole? by Anne Rockwell
This book describes the habitat of an alligator and their place in the ecosystem.

Owen & Mzee The Language of Friendship by Isabella Hatkoff
A true story of a real hippo and a real tortoise becoming friends.

The Mutiny on the Bounty by Patrick O'Brien
The story of the men on the ship called "Bounty".

Jonron! by Alex Rodriguez
This is a story in Spanish about baseball.

Arctic Thaw by Peter Lourie
Describes the changing climate in the Arctic and the inhabitants that live there.

Casey Back at Bat by Dan Gutman
Antoher story about baseball.

One Well The Stroy of Water on Earth by Rodhelle Strauss
This book discusses the importance of water.

The Real Story of Stone Soup by Ying Chang Compestine
When some Chinese fishermen forget to bring cooking utensils with them, they find creative ways to make do with what they have and what they can find.

Today and Today, a haiku by Issa
A book of haiku poems.

Tracking Trash by Loree Griffin Burns
This book is about the science of ocean motion.

Vinnie and Abraham by Dawn FitzGerald
The true story of a girl who had a dream to sculpt. She eventually scutlpted Abraham Lincoln.

Monday, June 25, 2007

New Picture Books

The Old Red Tractor by Andreas Dierssen
Tony loves his tractor. His friend gets a new tractor. Tony then wants a new tractor but his parents won't buy him one. Will he eventually get a new one?

Oops by Arthur Geisert
A wordless book showing a chain reaction.

First Grade Stinks! by Mary Ann Rodman
Haley can't wait until 1st grade. However, the first day is nothing like kindergarten. Will she learn to love 1st grade?

G is for One Gzonk and alpha-number-bet book by Tiny Diterlooney
Each letter has a new creature. Can you pronounce the names?

Clever Ali by Nancy Farmer
Will Ali be able to save his father?

Secret of the Dance by Andrea Spalding and Alfred Scow
What is Potlatch?

Who Wants a Dragon? by James Mayhew
A rhyming story where a dragon tries to find where he belongs.

Great Big Guinea Pigs by Susan L. Roth
A guinea pig tells her child the true story of giant guinea pigs that lived in Venezuela about eight million years ago.

Merry UnChristmas by Mike Reiss
Would you like to have Christmas every day? That's the way it is in Noelle's town. See what happens on UnChristmas Day!

Wag a Tail by Lois Ehlert
Dogs from the Bow Wow School remember their obedience training.

Kittens! Kittens! Kittens! by Susan Meyers
A rhyming story about kittens learning new things.

Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! by Susan Meyers
A rhyming story about puppies learning new things.

The Wild Girl by Chris Wormell
A girl and a dog live together alone in the wilderness, until a big bear comes along.

New Non-fiction books

Lupe Vargas and Her Super Best Friend by Amy Costales
This book has English on the left hand side of the book and Spanish on the right.
Two best friends have to make up after a spat.

Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant and Other Poems by Jack Prelutsky

Flush! The Scoop on Poop Throughout the Ages by Charise Mericle Harper

Monday, June 18, 2007

Shakespeare Shazam!

Shakespeare Shazam, theatrical show (June 23rd at 2:00)

A fun show with a variety of characters from Shakespeare's classics, some jammin' tunes, an electric guitar and even the Bard himself. The production also models positive parental relationships with their kids.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

New Books

Diary of a Wimpy Kid- By Jeff Kinney- j Fic Kin
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" is about a kid named Greg Heffley. He goes through middle school as a wimpy kid. He and his friend Rowley have many adventures together. They deal with school, family, and friendship. Eventually Rowley starts to grow more popular than Greg. Greg gets jealous and worried at the same time. He has to do anything he can to save his friendship with Rowley.

Grumpy Bird- By Jeremy Tankard- j Fic Tan
n the story, a little bird wakes up in a grumpy mood and tries to maintain his grumpy disposition as he walks (he's too grumpy to fly) around his neighborhood. His pals are oblivious to his grumpy outlook, and think a walk with their bird-friend is a great idea. Their companionship has the ultimate effect of making the bird forget he was supposed to be grumpy.

Celebrate It's Cinco De Mayo!- By Janice Levy- j 394.2687 Lew
Learn all about Cinco De Mayo and the importance of this date

The Lady in the Blue Cloak- By Eric A. Kimmel- j 398.2 Kim
A mysterious woman in blue visits the local people to prepare them for the arrival of the spanish; magical padre always seems to turn up at just the right moment to help courteous strangers in need.

Too Small For Honey Cake- By Gill Lobel- j E Lob
A young fox is distraught over the arrival of a new baby and the seeming cessation of his father's love and attention.

When Sheep Sleep- By Laura Numberoff- j E Num
As a little girl lying awake in bed discovers, cows, pigs, bears, rabbits, and all the other animals are snoozing, too. But visiting so many animals in their habitats, from barnyard to living room, tuckers her out enough to put her to sleep at last.

Bad Boys Get Cookies- By Margie Palatini- j E Pal

Those two bad boys -- Willy and Wally -- are still bad. Bad. Bad. Really, really bad. And now they have two big bad sweet tooths. When the baker's cookie runs off, these newly cloaked private eyes, "Willis and Wallace," see their chance to Get Cookie!

But this is one smart cookie, and the pair may require a plan B. Can this terrible and terribly hungry duo satisfy their hankering before their new disguises land them in ill-fated trouble?
Margie Palatini and Henry Cole reunite for a rollicking fairy-tale follow-up to their hilarious bad boys.

Can't Catch Me- ByJohn and Ann Hassett- j E Has
In this frosty spoof of the tale of the gingerbread boy, a mother makes her thirsty boy an ice cube for his lemonade. The ice cube escapes from the freezer and runs out the kitchen door. He has big plans; he wants to grow as big as an iceberg so he can bump into boats. "Can't catch me; I'm off to the sea," the ice cube says to the boy, an ant, a mouse, a cat, a goose, a man, and a dog as he leads his pursuers on a merry chase to the sea. In the end, the ice cube finds that just desserts are not always sweet. And a thirsty boy discovers that mothers really do know best.

One More Sheep- By Mij Kelly- j E Kel
One stormy night, Sam leads his 10 sheep home to bed and starts to count them, but he falls asleep at "four." Later, a wolf in sheep's clothing arrives, and Sam nearly welcomes him as one of the flock, until the real sheep intervene.