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.