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

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