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