Wednesday, December 19, 2007

New books on cd in the young adult section:

The Traitors' Gate by Avi
In 19th-century London, John's father has been sent to debtors' prison. John doesn't know who to trust or how to help his father. Will mysteries be solved?

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Fifteen-year-old Clary is looking forward to having a good time with her friend Simon at the Club in New York City. But what she witnesses through the dazzling lights will change her life forever.

Fell by David Clement-Davies
Black wolf Fell travels alone after losing his sister and his pack. He is lead to a lost girl. Helping this girl could heal a broken kingdom, but it would also mean entering a world of humans. What choice will he make?

Enter Three Witches by Caroline B. Cooney
Mary is a typical young maiden and longs for her true love to wisk her away. But things happen after her father is hanged for being a traitor to the King. Unsure of her future she encounters the "weird ones" that are plotting a path of destruction for the land. Mary must rely on her wits and cunning to survive the torrent of destruction unleashed upon the land.

The Last Apprentice Night of the Soul Stealer by Joseph Delaney
Thomas is helping to dispatch evil spirits wherever they dwell. However, no amount of training can prepare him for the terror of the crature he and his master will soon meet - the hideous Golgoth.

Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Together three women become involved in a revolutionary workers' strike in 1910. They are trying to make working conditions better in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City. Just as the protest is about to happen a fire rages through the factory changing everything.

Nightrise by Anthony Horowitz (Book 3 of the Gatekeepers)
Psychic twins have always faced dangers from others who want to exploit their mind-reading powers. Now they will face an even greater threat that may steal their gifts forever and take their lives.

The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages
In l943, Dewey moves to Los Alamos, New Mexico, where her father is working on some kind of war gadget. Things in this area are always secretive. With all the doctors and scientists in Los Alamos she can work on making gadgets of her own. Then in 1945 she (along with everyone else) learns what their years of work have really meant.

Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin
Gavie can recall every word in a book after seeing it just once. He can also "remember" the future. But as a slave living among those who feel threatened by the powers of the Marsh people, he must keep his abilities to himself. Gavie must eventually flee from his home to a world he's never known. Again, he must keep his abilities to himself.

Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt
Sixteen-year-old Keturah tells vibrant stories but will it be enough to save her life? She follows the legendary hart into the forest and gets hopelessly lost. After three days of being in the forest she is approached by Death in the figure of a young lord. Taken by her courage, he grants her a day's reprieve to find true love before he returns to claim her.

The Declaration by Gemma Malley
The year is 2140. Longevity drugs have made it possible for people to live far beyond normal expectations and children are a commodity. Anna is a surplus child and lives at Grnage Hall with all the other children. A new child, Peter, has arrived with news that the world outside may not be all that it seems. He tells Anna she is special and she needs to go into the underground movement and convince others to opt out of longevity. She is torn between the world she knows and this new world she has always hoped existed.

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
The three rules of survival for Aislinn (she possesses the seer's sight) are 1)don't stare at invisible faeries, 2)don't speak to invisible faeries and 3)never attract their attention. However, Keenan the powerful faerie has taken interest in Aislinn and is trying to make her his queen. She can't deny being tempted, but there are other things to consider.

Loving Will Shakespeare by Carolyn Meyer
When the plague came to town it took many. Some were able to flee to avoid the disease. Agnes was one of those survivors and now lives with her busy father, her unkind step-mother, and a flock of young siblings that she is to look after. Agnes longs for freedom. When Will Shakespeare returns to town Agnes is surprised to find him not a child, but a young man who has a crush on her and calls her "Anne". Will she find that freedom she has been hoping for for so long?

Homeboyz by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
In Teddy Anderson's neighborhood, drugs, alcohol, and gang violence rule the day. Many good kids wind up getting killed. Teddy's little sister gets caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting. Teddy wants revenge. Luckily the police manage to disrupt his plan before he creates even more trouble. After being put in jail and being on house arrest Teddy is put under the guidance of a tough probation officer who just might be able to make a difference.

The New Policeman by Kate Thompson
Days fly by in an Irish village where 15-year-old musician J.J. Liddy lives. His mother wishes to have more time each day. J.J. can grant his mother's wish is he goes to the enchanted land of the ever young to solve a legendary mystery involving his grandfather.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Penina Levine Is a Hard-Boiled Egg by Rebecca O'Connell
With only her best friend to lean on, forthright Penina celebrates Passover while she contends with a bratty younger sister and a seemingly unsympathetic sixth-grade teacher.

The Real Slam Dunk by Charisse K. Richardson
Marcus plans to become a professional basketball player. But when he meets a real star on a school field trip, he learns the importance of having more than one career dream.

Ben and the Sudden Too-Big Family by Colby Rodowsky
Family-wise Ben is happy to have it be just he and his dad. Then his dad decides to marry Casey. That is ok until they decide to adopt a baby from China. Ben is not sure about this change, but finds out that being a part of a big family isn't so bad.

The Treasures of Weatherby by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Harleigh and Allegra discover someone is trying to find and steal the long-lost Weatherby treasure. Will they be able to stop the villian and save the Weatherby House?

Reaching for Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
This book of free-verse poems tells about a girl with cerebral palsy who becomes friends with an unlikely neighbor.

There is one new picture book:

Out of the Egg by Tina Matthews
This is a twist on the story of The Little Red Hen. See what happens when the red chick hatches.

There are four new non-fiction books:

The Race for Space by Betsy Kuhn
The story of satellites, moon walks, and more.

Kids Cook 1-2-3 by Rozanne Gold
Recipes for young chefs with only 3 ingredients

Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine
This author shows ways to become a great writer of books.

I Must Go Down to the Beach Again and Other Poems by Karen Jo Shapiro

We have some new fiction books!

The Phantom Isles by Stephen Alter
Three friends and a librarian must help each other free the ghosts that have been imprisoned in books by a professor on a fantastical island many years ago.

Something Remains by Inge Barth-Grozinger
After Hitler becomes Chancellor, a young boy finds out how things radically change because he's Jewish.

The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
A boy acquires a magical gift that turns everthing his lips touch into chocolate. Is this a good or bad thing?

The Return of the Killer Cat by Anne Fine
Tuffy, the pet cat, is thrilled that his family will be leaving for a week. He thinks he will have a week full of bliss. However, the cat sitter lady has different ideas for Tuffy.

In the Cards Love by Mariah Fredericks
Thirteen year old Anna and her friends think the tarot cards are telling them things that will happen in the future. Anna is "told" that the new boy in school will be interested in her. Are the cards right or are her thoughts leading the way?

The Thing About Georgie by Lisa Graff
Georgie learns to overcome his small stature and his fears of becoming a not-so-big brother.

Remembering Mrs. Rossi by Amy Hest
Things have changed for Annie since her mother died recently. But, she can still find things to make her happy. What are those things?

Gooney the Fabulous by Lois Lowry
Gooney Bird Greene takes charge of a class project where all the children have to make up their own fable based on an animal. See how Gooney helps a classmate solve his problem.

Mary Margaret Meets Her Match by Christine Kole MacLean
Mary is excited about her family going to the Lazy K dude ranch. She wants to learn to ride a horse and then take a trail ride and sleep under the stars with that horse. The only problem is the horse won't cooperate. Will Mary finally take control over the situation or be out of luck?

When Heaven Fell by Carolyn Marsden
Nine-year-old Binh lives in Vietnam with her family and grandmother. When Grandmother tells the family that her child that went to live in America is coming to see them, Binh is excited. She thinks her aunt from America will be rich and take care of all the family's needs. Will she be right or disappointed?

Being Teddy Roosevelt by Claudia Mills
Riley is assigned to do a report on Teddy Roosevelt. He is inspired by the president's tenacity and perseverance and resolves to find a way to get what he most wants - a saxophone and music lessons.

Tarantula Power by Ann Whitehead Nagda
Richard is excited about the school project of inventing a new cereal until he finds out his partner is the school bully. Will Richard have to stick up for himself and others? How will the bully react during this project?

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

New Junior Non-Fiction

Abuelita Full Of Life by Amy Costales
Jose' learns a lot when his grandmother moves in with him and his family.

Bronzeville Boys And Girls by Gwendolyn Brooks
This is a collection of poems and paintings that celebrate the joy, beauty, imagination, and freedom of childhood. Whether we live in the Bronzeville section of Chicago or any other neightborhood, childhood is universal in its richness of emotions and experiences.

The Hidden Fold by Lise Lunge-Larsen
This is a collection of stories of fairies, dwarves, selkies, and other secret beings,

Kids Make History by Susan Buckley and Elspeth Leacock
Each dynamic spread in Kids Make history maps a factual account of ordinary people living through extraordinary times.

The Bremen Town Musicians by Lisbeth Zwerger
A tale of four beleaguered animals who outwit some frightful robbers. A donkey who can no longer work, a dog who can no longer hunt, a cat who is too old to chase mice, and a rooster who's scheduled for tomorrow night's menu, band together to seek their fortune as musicians in the town of Bremen.

Master Pieces Up Close by Claire d'Harcourt
This book sends children on a search for the tiny details hidden in some of the world's most famous paintings. Their journey takes children from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, with full-color reproductions of over 20 paintings providing a rich hunting ground for over a hundred details.

New Junior Non-Fection

What Is A Rainbow? by Chris Arvetis and Carol Palmer
Beaver and Parrot teach Christopher Mouse that sunlight makes the colors of a rainbow. Christopher gets to see a rainbow up close.

Travels With Charlie Travelin' The Northeast by Miles Backer
Charlie the adventurous pup is back, and he's ready to explore the cities, mountains, rivers, and landmarks of the northeastern United States! This is a search and find geography book.

Celebrate Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr With Praying, Fasting, and Charity by Deborah Heiligman
With elegant prose and exquisite images, the author paints a vivid portrait of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and the joyous festival of Eid Al-Fitr. This book is part of the National Geographic's Holidays Around the World series that introduces readers in grades one to four to different religious and cultural holidays celebrated around the globe.

Native Americans edited by Dr. David Hurst Thomas and Lorann Pendleton
History and culture of Native Americans is depicted with illustration and narative.

The Lion's Share retold by Said Salah Ahmed
This folktale tells the story of the hungry animals of the Samali forest and how they must decide how to divide their catch. The animals come to understand "the lion's share is not fair!"

Brother Wolf, Sister Sparrow retold by Eric A. Kimmel
From Saint Francis to Saint Brigid, this book highlights the relationships of the "beasts of the field" and the birds of the sky with twelve holy men and women who cared for them.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Here are some new cds with books to read along with:

The Runaway Dinner by Allan Ahlberg
In this story you will follow a runaway sausag (with many other things). See what happens to each thing along the way.

Ivy & Bean Break the Fossil Record by Annie Barrows
Ivy and Bean try to set a record by becoming the youngest people to discover a dinosaur skeleton.

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa - School Days by Erica Silverman
Kate and Cocoa are always together but horses are not allowed at school. What will happen?

Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan
All the birds are envious of blackbird. So, he puts black on each of them. How will it change them?

Class Two at the Zoo by Julia Jarman
The class visiting the zoo is being eaten by an anaconda until one girl sees what's happening and gets them all out.

Bear's New Friend by Karma Wilson
Bear and the other creatures meet a new friend. See who it is.

Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp retold by Philip Pullman