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.
Who's in the Bathroom? by Jeanne Willis
Why is there such a long line at the bathroom? See who or what is holding up the line?

Tales from Pare la Fontaine by Roslyn Schwartz
This story is about three bugs that travel on their own for just awhile.

How to be a Baby, by Me the Big Sister (and authors Sally Lloyd-Jones and Sue Heap)
A big sister gives her baby sibling lessons in being a baby.

Makayla Cares About Others by Virginia Kroll
Makayla fixes all kind of things. She even tries to mend the neighbor's broken heart.

Omars, Halloween by Maryann Kovalski
Omar is trying to find a scary Halloween costume. He ends up being a silly old ghost with a sheet. See why that ends up being a good costume for him.

Josh by Stephainie Jeffs and Jacqui Thomas
A book about coming to terms with the death of a friend.

New picture books available

Cock-a-Doodle Quack! Quack! by Ivor Baddiel and Sophie Jubb
Baby rooster learns by trial and error what he must say to wake the creatures on the farm.

Tyson the Terrible by Diane and Christyan Fox
Dinousaurs believe the "boom, boom, boom," they hear is the meanest dinosaur of all coming. They find out that he is just a small dinosaur. But. . .who is he related to?

Elusive Moose by Joan Gannij and Clare Beaton
This book has wonderful illustrations that look like they have been sewn onto fabric. It tells of different animals in the northern lands.

Jenny by Stephanie Jeffs and Jacqui Thomas
This is a story about coming to terms with the death of a sibling.

Monday, July 30, 2007

We now have all of the local author, Steven Layne, in our collection ready to be checked out

P is for Princess A Royal Alphabet
This book telling about royalty (real and make-believe) through the alphabet is a great source of information with delightful pictures.

T is for Teachers A School Alphabet
This book is a good source of information with children starting school.

Verses for Moms Heart
Verses for Dad's Heart
This is a book of poetry (or verse) about mothers and fathers.

Love the Baby
This book has delightful pictures and shows how having a new sibling can be hard.

My Brother Dan's Delicious
Eight and a half year old Joey comes home to an empty house. He is afraid of monsters and is telling them that his brother tastes much better than he does. In the end, what is that big giant at the end of the story?

Over Land and Sea
This book is a story about international adoption.

Thomas's Sheep and the Spectacular Science Project
Thomas is going to a new school. He is determined to make the best science project on the solar system and ends up dreaming about it. You can take a tour of the planets in this book.

The Teachers' Night Before Christmas
The Principal's Night Before Christmas
The Preacher's Night Before Christmas

Friday, July 27, 2007

New fiction books now available:
Minnie and Moo and the Seven Wonders of the World by Denyz Cazet
The two cows try to create seven wonders on the farm, but something may spoil it. What is that creature that wants to spoil the plan?

Hatching Magic by Ann Downer
Eleven-year-old Theodora Oglethorpe may hold the secret to making everything right. Will she be able to?

More Flanimals by Ricky Gervais
You can see crazy creatures in this book!

Tomorrow the Riveer by Dianne E. Gray
Set in 1896, 14 year old Megan joins her sister and family on a steamboat for the summer. On this journey Megan realizes what her "true calling" is.

The Road to Paris by Nikki Grimes
Paris is shuffled from foster home to foster home with her little brother. They are split into two different homes and Paris is miserable until she learns that this new family is accepting and loving. But, she will have to make a life-changing decision. Will she make the right one?

Stinky City by Richard W. Jennings
A neighbor, Leigh Ann, tries to keep Cade out of trouble when he gets involved in animal rights.

Alabama Moon b Watt Key
This is a story of a young boy who understand absolutely everything about the wilderness, but has much to learn about humanity, love, and friendship.

Rules by Cynthia Lord
Catherine is frustrated with life because her brother is autistic. Then she becomes friends with a paraplegic. She wonders what a "normal" life is like.
We have one new non-fiction book available for check out:
To Dance a memoir by Siena Cherson Siegel
This is a graphic novel about a young dancer's beginnings and beyond.

We have 4 new beginner books:
Bones and the Dinosaur Mystery by David A. Adler
Young Cam Jansen and the New Girl Mystery by David A. Adler
Pish and Posh Wish for Fairy Wings by Barbara Bottner
Iris and Walter and the Field Trip by Elissa Haden Guest

Saturday, July 21, 2007

New non-fiction titles ready to be checked out

He Is Alive! by Helan Haidle
This is a picture book on the Last Week of Jesus' Life and His Resurrection

Hurricanes by Michael and Mary B. Woods

Legends or Lies by Gary L. Blackwood
This is an Unsolved History series book describing several legends that have intrigued people for years.

How Many Hippos by Muff Singer
This split-paged book allows the reader to mix and match objects and activities. They can create stories while learning to count.

Snowy Weather Days by Katie Marsico
This is an easy to read book about snow.

Rocks by Sally M. Walker
This is an Early Bird Earth Science book.

Fossils by Sally M. Walker
This is an Early Bird Earth Science book.

Jurassic Poop What Dinousaurs (and Others Left Behind) by Jacob Berkowitz

There are 5 new books from the series World of Plants by John Farndon

Water Habitats by Bobbie Kalman
Discusses habitats in oceans, reefs, lakes, ponds, rivers, and swamps

There are 2 new books from the series Oceans Alive by Ann Herriges
Sea Stars

There are 2 new books from the World Almanac Library of the Animal Kingdom series by Sarah Wilkes

My Mother is a Doctor by Charnan Simon
This easy to read book tell about doctors.

There are 4 new titles in the Pet Pal series by Julia Barnes
Pet Dogs
Pet Cats
Pet Rabbits
Pet Guinea Pigs

Kizzy by Chris Williams
This is an incredible book describing how a dog sits and listens to people read. These people are either embarassed to read or have some kind of medical condition. What a great idea to help readers of all ages!!

There are 3 new books about playing instruments from the Info Search series:
Should I Play the Flute? by Nicola Barber
Should I Play the Guitar? by Richard Spilsbury
Should I Play the Drums? by Tom Crask

My First Ballet Book by Kate Castle

Competitive Basketball for Girls by Elizabeth Gettelman

Good Sports by Jack Prelutsky
Rhymes about running, jumping, throwing, and more

Enigmatic Events by Gary L. Blackwood (another unsolved history book)
This book explores events that have baffled scientists for years.

Debatable Deaths by Gary L. Blackwood (another unsolved history book)
This book explores the deaths of various historical figures.

Eva Peron First Lady of the People by Kremena Spengler

Diego Rivera Artist of Mexico by Lila and Rick Guzman

Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent by Thomas B. Allen

Gladiators by Michael Martin
Describes the history, weapons, and way of life of Roman gladiators

Thursday, July 19, 2007

New chapter books

Here is a two-book series called little fur
volume 1 - The Legend Begins
volume 2 - A Fox Called Sorrow

Heart to Heart with Mallory by Laurie Friedman
See the exciting things that happen with Mallory as she writes in her diary.

Dirty Magic by Carol Hughes

The Legend of Zoey by Candie Moonshower
Zoey travels back in time to meet Prudence and they discover how the people survive in the New Madrid earthquakes and floods.

Emlyn's Moon by Jenny Nimmo
Why are Gwyn and Nia drawn to Emlyn Llewelyn? Is it because he says his mom lives in the moon?

Fairy Realm: Enter the Realm by Emily Rodda
This book contains the first three books in the Fairy Realm series in which Jessie discovers the magical Realm and has many adventures.

The Book of One Hundred Truths by Julie Schumacher
Theodora lists one hundred truths she discovers while babysitting her younger cousins.

The Raven League by Alex Simmons and Bill McCay
Sherlock Holmes is nowhere to be found. Can the Raven League crack the case without him?

Hugo Pepper by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
This is a far-flung adventure book.

The Friskative Dog by Susan Straight
Sharon's father has disappeared and she tries to cope with her feelings through the love of a stuffed dog her father gave her.

Barkbelly by Cat Weatherill
A wooden boy being raised by a human family sets out to find his real family. Will he be successful?

New picture books

Edwardo The Horriblest Boy in the Whole Wide World by John Burningham
When Edwardo does something a little bit bad, he is told he is really bad and soon his behavior is awful. Then when he does something good and gets compliments, his behavior improves.

Big Pig by Malachy Doyle & John Bendall-Brunello
Big pig is supposed to stay outside now since he has grown up but his owner ends up letting him stay in the house. Can you guess why?

The Ladder by Halfdan Rasmussen (translated by Marilyn Nelson)
This is a poetic picture book about characters climbing a ladder. See what happens when the ladder moves.

Ears by Daniel Nunn
Tells all about ears on animals

Eyes by Daniel Nunn
Tells all about eyes on animals

Firefighter Tom to the Rescue by Charnan Simon
A magic door to learning series book about firefighters

Lewis the Librarian by Charnan Simon
A magic door to learning series book about librarians

Thursday, July 12, 2007

More new non-fiction available to check out

Walking the Earth by Tricia Andryszewski (j 304.8 And)
The history of human migration

Why do Families Break Up? by Jane Bingham (j 306.98 Bin)
A book in the series of exploring tough issues

Exploratopia by Pat Murphy (j 507.8 Mur)
This is a great book with experiments and explorations for curious minds in science.

Multiplication on the Farm by Jennifer Rozines Roy (j 513.213 Roy)
This book shows how math is used on a farm and how important math can be.

Did a Dinosaur Drink This Water? by Robert E. Wells (j 551.48 Wel)
This is a very informative book about the water cycle.

Weather by Eduardo Banqueri (j 551.5 Ban)
A field guide book

Wild Weather Days by Katie Marsico (j 551.55 Mar)
This is an easy to read book about weather.

Rainforest Food Chains by Bobbie Kalman (j 577.34 Alo)

Savanna Food Chains by Bobbie Kalman (j 577.4816 Kal)

Austrailian Outback Food Chains by Bobbie Kalman (j 577.54 Kal)

Wetland Food Chains by Bobbie Kalman (j 577.68 Kal)

The Life Cycle of a Crayfish by Bobbie Kalman (j 595.3 Kal)

Everyday Insects by Bobbie Kalman (j 595.7 Kal)

Birds by Maria Angels Julivert (j 598 Jul)
A field guide book

The Life Cycle of a Beaver by Bobbie Kalman (j 599.37 Kal)

My First Horse and Pony Care Book by Judith Draper (j 636.1 Dra)

Dogs: How to Choose and Care for a Dog by Laura S. Jeffrey (j 636.7 Jef)
An American Humane Pet Care Library series book

Cats: How to Choose and Care for a Cat by Laura S. Jeffrey (j 636.8 Jef)
An American Humane Pet Care Library series book

Caring for Your Hamster by Adele Richardson (j 636.9356 Ric)
An easy to read first facts book

Caring for Your Hermit Crab by Adele Richardson (j 639 Ric)
An easy to read first facts book

Caring for Your Fish by Adele Richardson (j 639.34 Ric)
An easy to read first facts book

Midwest by Joyce Libal (641.5977 Lib)
An American Regional Cooking Library book on culture, tradition, and history

Stuff to Hold Your Stuff by Ellen Warwick (j 646.48 War)
Things to make

Eiffel Tower by Nate LeBoutillier (j 725.97 LeB)
Another Modern Wonders of the World book

Step-by-Step Crafts for Winter by Kathy Ross (j 745.5 Ros)

African-American Crafts Kids Can Do! by Carol Gnojewski (j 745.5089 Gno)

Quick Knits by Judy Ann Sadler (j 746.432 Sad)

My Basketball Book by Gail Gibbons (j 796.323 Gib)

Basketball by John Hareas (j 796.323 Har)
an Eyewitness series book

The Chicago Cubs by Mark Stewart (j 796.357 Ste)

The Chicago White Sox by Mark Stewart (j 796.357 Ste)

Perplexing People by Gary L. Blackwood (j 920 Bla)
The people in this book convinced others that they were someone besides who they really were.

Sam Houston by Susan Sales and William H. Harkins (j 921 Houston)

Peyton Manning Leader on and off the Field by Tim Polzer (j 921 Manning)

The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish by Cheryl Harness (j 921 Standish)

The Tragic Tale of Narcissa Whitman by Cheryl Harness (j 921 Whitman)

The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis by Marc Tyler Nobleman (j 940.54 Nob)

Ninja by Jason Glaser (j 952 Gla)
Describes the history, weapons, and way of life of Ninjas

Samurai by Caroline Leavitt (j 952 Lea)
Describes the history, weapons, and way of life of the Samurai

The Powhatan by Tracey Boraas (j 970.1 Bor)
Describes the history of the Powhatan people

1607: a new look at Jamestown by Karen E. Lange (j 973.21 Lan)

Delaware 1638-1776 by Karen Hossell (j 975.1 Hos)
All about the state of Delaware

The Capitol by Terry Allan Hicks (j 975.3 Hic)
An easy to read book

New Beginnings by Daniel Rosen (j 975.5 Ros)
A book about Jamestown and the Virginia Colony 1607-1699

California by Robin Doak (j 979.4 Doa)
All about the state of California

New Spanish books:
Elmo's Big Word Book
Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever
Que locura por la lectura
Los White Sox de Chicago

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

More new picture books available to check out

Fish for the Grand Lady by Colin Bootman
Two boys go fishing to catch enough fish for grandmother to cook. See what happens while they try to fish.

Minnie and Moo and the Thanksgiving Tree by Denys Cazet
Another great adventure with Minnie and Moo! All the animals want these cow friends to hide them so they aren't Thanksgiving dinner.

Three Names of Me by Mary Cummings
This girl adopted from China has 3 special names. One name was given by her birth mother, one by the orphanage she was in, and one by her adopted American parents.

Ella Sets the Stage by Carmela D'Amico
How will Ella the elephant participate in the talent show?

Whoosh Went the Wind! by Sally Derby
A little boy is late for school and the reasons he gives his teacher are quite hard to believe (until the end).

The Adventures of Max and Pinky Best Buds by Maxwell Eaton III
Saturday is adventure day for these best friends. One day Pinkey doesn't show up. Where could he be?

Whoopi's Big Book of Manners by Whoopi Goldberg
This is a fun book to teach manners! You just have to read it!

Duck, Duck, Goose by Tad Hills
Is winning what's important in a friendship? Find out with Duck and Goose.

Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman
Mishaps happen on the farm every day and the chickens help out. See the incredible things they can do.

When Daddy's Truck Picks Me Up by Jana Novothy Hunter
A boy is excited about his daddy picking him up after school. What causes dad to be late?

I Am Pangoo the Penguin by Satomi Ichikawa
Pangoo runs away when he feels neglected by his boy. Where does run? Is he found?

Two new books by Virginia Kroll from The Way I Act book series
Cristina Keeps a Promise and
Good Neighbor Nicholas

Up by Jim LaMarche
Daniel feels left out because he's small and can't do things that others are doing. What extraordinary talent helps solve a problem?

Batter Up Wombat by Helen Lester
See how this wombat saves the baseball team!

Tickle The Duck by Ethan Long
This duck doesn't like to be tickled, or does he?

Brave Bitsy and the Bear by Angela McAllister
A toy rabbit and a woodland bear become friends and help each other during the winter. This is a very sweet story!

Across the Alley by Richard Michelson
Abe, who is Jewish, and Willie, who is black, have a hidden friendship. Will their friendship eventually be uncovered?

See You Later, Mom! by Jennifer Northway
William is going to preschool. Mom stays with him for the first few days. But a friendship makes him finally feel secure, so Mom can leave and come back later.

The Best Mouse Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Mouse makes cookies and shares them with a friend.

Ballet Sisters - The Duckling and the Swan by Jan Ormerod
Sylvie and her sister dance their way through many adventures.

The True Story of Stellina by Matteo Pericoli
A true story of a baby bird found in the busy city and cared for by a special lady.

Tree Ring Circus by Adam Rex
A tree becomes a hiding place for many different (some crazy) things.

Don't Touch My Hat by James Rumford
A sheriff fights crime with the help of his ten gallon hat.

Dragon Dancing by Carole Lexa Schaefer

Toolbox Twins by Lola M. Schaefer
A dad and his son make and fix things together.

The Goodnight Train by June Sobel
This train takes an imaginary trip to Dreamland Station.

Tubby the Tuba by Paul Tripp
This book shows that many instruments can play melodies, even a tuba.

Corgiville Fair by Tasha Tudor
This story tells about a hometown fair.

The Biggest Parade by Elizabeth Winthrop
Harvey plans the town's parade but he gets so many people involved there is a problem. What could that problem be?

There Was a Little Girl, She Had a Little Curl by Harriet Ziefert
Isabel was good all day until she decides to cut off her curl. See what happens!

I Will Hold You 'til You Sleep by Linda Zuckerman
A parent expresses love for a child.

Two more beginner books available to check out

Easy words to read books by Phil Roxbee Cox
Frog on a Log and
Goose on the Loose

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

New beginner books

Bones and the Birthday Mystery by David A. Adler
In this mystery, Bones must find the whereabouts of his grandfather's birthday present.

Young Cam Jansen and the Spotted Cat Mystery by David A. Adler
There's a cat in the classroom. Help Cam and Eric find out where the cat belongs.

The Shrunken Head by Denys Cazet
Barney has the chickenpox. Grandpa tries to help "the itch" by telling him a tall tale about a shrinking head!

Minnie and Moo The Night of the Living Bed by Denys Cazet
Another adventure with Minnie and Moo about a runaway bed on Halloween night.

Iris and Walter and Cousin Howie by Elissa Haden Guest
Iris is excited about cousin Howie coming, but is disappointed when he's not quite like she imagined.

Ruby's Perfect Day by Susan Hill
Does a perfect day have to be spent with friends or can you be alone? Find out what Ruby thinks.

No Sword Fighting in the House by Susanna Leonard Hill
Oh no! Art and Lance flatten their mother's flowers right before a daffodil contest? What will happen to them?

Annie and Snowball and the Dress-up Birthday by Cynthia Rylant
This is another story with Henry and Mudge. They are invited to a birthday party at Annie's house. See who gets the surprise!

New non-fiction books

Can You Feel the Force? by Richard Hammond (j 530 Ham)
Read this book to see how physics works in the kitchen, in the bathroom, in the car, and even in you!

The Story of Salt by Mark Kurlansky (j 533.63 Kur)
Salt is the only rock we eat. Find out how it has changed our world.

Frog Heaven Ecology of a Vernal Pool by Doug Wechsler (j 577.636 Wec)
With fantastic photographs this book shows the ecology of a special pond called a vernal pool. It includes frogs, salamanders, and other pond animals.

Happy Birthday to Whooo? A Baby Animal Riddle Book by Doris Fisher (j 591.39 Fis)
Which babies are born with fur or feathers? Which baby is born with 100 brothers or sisters or is the only one? Find out the answers to these and many more in this book!

Fairy Tale Feasts retold by Jane Yolen and recipes by Heidi E. Y. Stemple (j 641.5 Yol)
This is a literary cookbook for young readers and eaters with stories and recipes.

Dizzy by Jonah Winter (j 921 Gillespie)
Do you know what instrument Dizzy Gillespie played?

Free at Last! Stories and Songs of Emancipation by Doreen Rappaport (j 973.0496 Rap)
This book describes the experiences of African Americans in the South.

New fiction books

Book One of the series The Shield, Sword, and Crown
Shield of Stars by Hilari Bell
A 14 year old boy, who used to be a pickpocket, has to find a way to save the man who helped him overcome this problem. He has to find a notorious bandit who might help.

Flanimals by Ricky Gervais
What is a mernimbler, a munge fuddler, or a sprog?

Martin Bridge Sound the Alarm! by Jessica Scott Kerrin
When Martin and Stuart find a full-scale model of their space hero's rocket in the toy store, they climb in and take a ride. But after landing they find the toy store is closed and there is no way out.

Rufus the Scrub Does Not Wear a Tutu by Jamie McEwan
Rufus is involved in football and ballet. He gets teased, but ballet just may save the football season.

The Mailbox by Audrey Shafer
Twelve year old Gabe tries to hide his uncle's death, but he's not prepared for what happens when this secret is discovered. What is that secret?

Sheep and Goat by Marleen Westera
These two animals experience jealousy, fear, friendship, happiness and freedom. They realize just how important they are to each other.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Melchior Marionettes

Remember the Melchior Marionettes will be at the library on Tuesday July 31 at 7:00pm.

Be ready to have a great time.