Friday, February 08, 2008

The children's department has a new 25th anniversary edition DVD of The Muppet Show.

We also have 9 new rebus books. (Books with pictures to help tell the story).

1) My Little Pony - Ponies on Ice by Ruth Benjamin
2) Jakers! - Piggley Helps Out by Alison Inches
3) Jakers! - Piggley Makes a Pie by Wendy Wax
4) The Backyardigans - Backyard Stories (5 books in 1)
5) The Backyardigans - Rescue Patrol by Catherine Lukas
6) Dora the Explorer - Dora's Mystery of the Missing Shoes by Christine Ricci
7) Go Diego Go! - Deigo Save the Tree Frogs by Sarah Willson
8) Miss Spider's - After School Rules by David Kirk
9) Tonka - Construction Action by Victoria Hickle

We have 5 new picture books.

1) Over in the Ocean In a Coral Reef by Marianne Berkes
Learn numbers by reading this book with its beautiful pictures.

2) The Bravest of the Brave by Shutta Crum
A little skunk sets off through the woods alone at night encountering scary creatures, which the reader can correctly identify as various forest animals.

3) Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
See what animals Baby Bear sees on his search for his mother.

4) Sausages by Jessica Souhami
John freed an elf who was stuck on a rose thorn. The elf gave him three wishes. What will those silly three wishes be? (This is a very silly story).

5) The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
A ball lands in the prairie dog's tunnel. They take the fuzz off of it and chaos breaks loose. How will they ever get along again?

We have 3 new non-fiction books.

1) The Book of Barefoot Blessings from Many Faiths and Cultures by Sabrina Dearborn

2) It's Called Dyslexia by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos

3) Count Me a Rhyme Animals Poems by the Numbers by Jane Yolen

We have 12 new chapter books.

1) The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty G. Birney
Eben searches his town to see if anything is comparable to the real Seven Wonders of the World.

2) The SOS File by Betsy Byars
The students in Mr. Magro's class submit stories for the SOS File about their biggest emergencies and then they read them aloud for extra credit.

3) Mom for Mayor by Nancy Edwards
The city sold Eric's neighborhood park and he tries to get his mom elected as mayor so things like this won't happen.

4) The Ghost's Grave by Peg Kehret
Twelve-year-old Josh finds adventure when he meets the ghost of a coal miner when he has to stay with his aunt in Washington State for the summer.

5) Gentle's Holler by Kerry Madden
Twelve-year-old Livy dreams of seeing the world beyond the holler where she lives. But she knows that family must come first.

6) Journey to the Bottomless Pit by Elizabeth Mitchell
This is the story of Stephen Bishop who is a guide in Mammoth Cave during the 1800s.

7) Dragon's Egg by Sarah L. Thomson
Melba is a trained dragon keeper and learns that the legends of old are true when she is entrusted with carrying a dragon's egg to the fabled Hatching Grounds.

8) Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan
Left as an orphan after a flu epidemic in East Africa in 1919, Rachel is tricked into assuming her neighbor's identity to travel to England. Her dream is to return to Africa to rebuild her parents' mission hospital.

9) Georgie's Moon by Chris Woodworth
With a chip on her shoulder and a talent for disruption, Georgie moves with her mom to a small town in Indiana where they wait for her father to return from Vietnam.

10) May Bird and the Ever After by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Ten-year-old Mary Ellen has no idea what awaits her when she falls into the lake and enters the Ever After, home of ghosts and the Bogeyman.

11) May Bird Among the Stars by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Still trapped in Ever After, May Bird struggles to decide whether to save the world of her ghostly friends or to return to her home.

12) May Bird Warrior Princess by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Three years after returning home May Bird draws her friends out of hiding to take a final stand against Evil Bo Cleevil.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Two New Spanish Non-Fiction Books

El Conejito Knuffle un cuento aleccionador por Mo Willems
Trixie, Papa, y el conejito Knuffle van a la lavanderia del barrio. Pero la fabulosa aventura da un vuelco dramatico cuando Trixie se da cuenta de que un cierto conejito se ha quedado atras...

Martina Una Cucarachita Muy Linda un cuento cubano version de Carmen Agra Deedy
Faces: People, Places, and Cultures
January publication of Faces features celebrates Portuguese culture.

January publication of Cobblestone features a classic-look at the cowboys of the old West.

Emi and the Rhino Scientist by Mary Kay Carson
Endangered species breeding expert Terri Roth struggled for years to help a rare Sumatran rhino named Emi become a mother. Readers will follow the roller-coaster ride of disappointment, scientific discovery, and success that led to the first Sumatran rhino calf born in captivity in more than a century.

The Girl's Like Spaghetti by Lynne Truss
You really CAN'T manage without apostrophes! Kids can laugh their way to understanding the apostrophe's job.

Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal by Paul Fleischman
The author draws from a variety of folk traditions to put together this version of Cinderella, including elements from Mexico, Iran, Korea, Russia, Appalachia, and more.

Living Color by Steve Jenkins
Red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, pink--animals can be amazingly colorful. How do their brilliant feathers, scales, shells, and skin help them survive? Find out in this stunningly beautiful book.

Venom by Marilyn Singer
Learn about venom and the animals that produce it and use it to survive, including spiders, insects, snakes and other reptiles, frogs and toads, fish and ocean invertebrates.

Piece=Part=Portion (Pedazo=Parte=Porcion) by/por Scott Gifford
Find fractions frustrating? Do decimals get you down? Perhaps you're puzzled by percents. Never fear--the solution to your confusion is here! Explains how in the language of mathematics, fractions, decimals and percents are three different ways of describing the same parts of things. Text is in english and spanish.

More New Picture Books

Knuffle Bunny Too by Mo Willems
Trixie hurries to school toshow off her one-of-a-kind Knuffle Bunn. An awful surpise awaits her: someone else has the exact same bunny! This sequel to the Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale is another wonderfully true story that will have the whole family laughing.

Dino-Hockey by Lisa Wheeler
The meat-eating dinosaurs challenge the plant-eating dinosaurs to a hockey match.

Cowboy and Octopus by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
Although Cowboy and Octopus have different opinions about beans and knock-knock jokes, their friendship endures.

Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre
Turkey vultures soar on the balmy air, looking for their next stinky feast. Vultures are part of nature's clean up crew. In her signature poetic, energetic style, acclaimed nature writer April Pulley Sayre introduces young readers to the world of the turkey vulture.

Go To Bed, Monster! by Natash Wing
Trying to avoid bedtime, Lucy uses her imagination and some cayons to draw a monster to play with.

The Magic Rabbit by Annette LeBlanc Cate
Ray the magician and his bunny assistant and best friend become separated in the hustle and bustle of the big city. This tender story will have you believing in the magic of friendship.

Happy Birthday, Monster! by Scott Beck
Ben throws a surprise birthday party for his friend and fellow monster, Doris, complete with dancing.

Emma's Turtle by Eve Bunting
When Emma's box turltle digs his way out of his pen, he imagines that he is having adventures in Africa, India, and other faraway lands that Emma has described to him.

Starring Miss Darlene by Amy Schwartz
Much to her surprise, a young girl's on-stage mishaps are reviewed favorably by the theater critic.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

New Children's Picture Books

When Dinosaurs Came With Everything by Elise Broach
Although his mother is a little worried, a young boy is delighted to discover that every shop in town is giving away real dinosaurs to their customers.

Little Eagle by Chen Jiang Hong
Little Eagle tells the story of a young boy who is orphaned and taken in by a kind sage. He discovers his guardian's true gifts as a master of Eagle boxing, a specialized form of Kung Fu.

When Randolph Turned Rotten by Charise Mericle Harper
When you're feeling sad, mad, jealous, and a little crazy, what do you do? Randolph feels just plain rotten. Discover what happen to him in between feeling bad and getting back to the way he was before.

Nothing by Jon Agee
Suzie has everything, but she's never had nothing. When she goes to the antiques shop she buys--you guessed it--nothing, and kicks off a buying spree of epic proportion for nothing at all.

Gimme Cracked Corn & I will Share by Kevin O'Malley
The corn is always sweeter on the other farm. Or at least that's what Chicken thinks. When Chicken and his friend, George, cross the road, will the corny treasure be all it's cracked up to be?

Backbeard: Pirate For Hire by matthew McElligott
When the Pirate Council tells Backbeard that he must stop wearing colorful clothing and look more fearsome, he decides to quit being a pirate and get a job on shore, if only he can find work that matches his particular skills.