Monday, April 28, 2008

We have 1 new Spanish book:
El pajaro del terror (Terror Bird)
This book explains about this creature and how it became extinct.

We have 1 new chapter book:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney
Will Greg's secret about summer vacation get out as school starts?

We have 2 new picture books:
Dog and Bear - Two's Company by Larua Vaccaro Seeger
This book has three different easy to read stories about a dog and a bear.

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems
Pigeon really wants a puppy until he actually sees one. What will he do?

We have 5 new videos:
Big Sister Dora
Elmo's World: Singing, Drawing, and More
Letter Factory by Leap Frog
Pokemon Mewtwo Returns
What's New Scooby-Doo Space Ape at the Cape

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Hey, check out 2 more books with cd's for children:

Max and Maddy and the Chocolate Money Mystery by Alexander McCall Smith
Max and Maddy are detectives that have to find out who is robbing the bank.

Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears by Cynthia Rylant
Mr. Putter can't climb the ladder to pick pears. How will they get them down?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

We have 4 more new books with cds for children to listen to:

Burger Boy by Alan Durant
Benny hates vegetables and eats nothing but hamburgers, until the day his mother's prediction proves true and he turns into a walking, talking, and running burger.

Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex
This is a collection of poems about everyone's favorite spooky monsters.

Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies by Carolyn Crimi
The only thing that Henry, the pirate's son, is interested in is reading books instead of doing the chores on the ship. But see how he saves the day!

Annie and Snowball and the Dress-up Party by Cynthia Rylant
Annie invites her friends Henry and Mudge to a dress-up birthday party, but there is some confusion about what the guests are supposed to wear.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

We have 2 new books with cds for children to enjoy:

Horrible Harry and the Dragon War by Suzy Kline

Catwings by Ursula K. Le Guin

Friday, April 18, 2008

More new books ready to be checked out!

The Butter Man by Elizabeth and Ali Alalou
Nora can hardly wait to eat the meal that papa is preparing, but she has to wait until mama gets home from work. While she waits, papa tells a story of his boyhood during a time when his family had little food.

The Mystery of the Jeweled Eggs by Lara Bergen
This is a Backyardigans book.

What's the Time, Grandma Wolf? by Ken Brown
This book has a slightly different twist to the Red Riding Hood tale!

Arthur Jumps Into Fall by Marc Brown

Arthur's Tree House by Marc Brown

Friends at School by Rochelle Bunnett
This is just like the title says, this is about friends at school.

I'm Really Ever So Not Well by Lauren Child
Lola is sick and Charlie tries to cheer her up, then guess who gets sick?

This is Actually my Party by Lauren Child
It's Charlie's birthday but Lola is opening the cards and presents, and changing around all the games and food. Charlie gets angry, but see why he calms down.

The Polka Palace Party by Erica David
This is a Backyardigans book.

Thunder and Lightning by Katherine Emmons
This is from the movie Cars.

Queen of Christmas by Mary Engelbreit
Ann thought the most important thing about Christmas was the list of gifts. Will she find out what is even more important?

In My Backyard by Valarie Giogas
This counting book shows different things that are found in the backyard. At the end of the book there are facts about the items that are mentioned.

The Amazing Spider-Man: The Fun House by Benjamin Harper

Piggy Wiglet by David L. Harrison
Piggy escapes from his pen with a special goal in mind and the other animals express their opinions about his antics.

Red are the Apples by Marc Harshman and Cheryl Ryan
Colors are shown in this book about a vegetable garden in autumn.

Don't You Feel Well, Sam? by Amy Hest
Sam has a cough and mama stays up all night tending to him.

Kiss Good Night by Amy Hest
Bear is not ready to go to sleep until he gets a good-night kiss from mama.

The Firebird by Marcy Kelman
This is a Little Einsteins book.

The Tree Farmer by Chuck Leavell
This book takes us on a journey through the forest. It shows us the gifts of trees and our responsibiltiy to care for them from generation to generation.

ABC Safari by Karen Lee
Discover different animals through this abc book.

The Turning of the Year by Bill Martin, Jr.
This book describes each month in rhyming text.

Hooray for Dads! by Erica Pass
This is a Spongebob Squarepants book.

Legend Hunters! by Christine Ricci
This is a Backyardigans book.

Good Morning, Digger by Anne Rockwell
Digger, dump truck, cement mixer and their friends each do their part to build a community center.

A Day With No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch
A little girl discovers all sorts of artistic possibilities when she has to go a day without crayons.

All You Need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle
This book shows all the things you need to build a snowman.

Thomas-saurus Rex
This is a Thomas and Friends book.

Thomas' Milkshake Muddle
This is a Thomas and Friends book.

If I Were a Lion by Sarah Weeks
While a little girl sits in "time-out" she explains why she isn't wild.

Behold, No Cavities! by Sarah Willson
This is a Spongebob Squarepants book.

We have 3 new Curious George beginner books:
Curious George Tadpole Trouble
Curious George Plants a Seed
Curious George Cleans Up

Old, New, Red, Blue by Melissa Lagonegro
This is a book from Cars.

Valentine Friends by April Jones Prince
These friends work together to make a nice Valentine celebration.

Digger Man by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha
A little boy imagines how he can use his machine to create a place to play for he and his brother.

We have 1 new Spanish book:
Fiesta by Ginger Fogelsong Guy

Over in the Jungle by Marianne Berkes
This counting book shows things in the rainforest. The illustrations in this book are tremendous!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Fourth Annual Blossoms and Brunch

Coming in May: Fourth Annual Blossoms and Brunch

Saturday, May 24: 10:30 - Noon

An elegant Saturday morning "girls day out" event for young ladies (ages 6-14) and their favorite adult lady.

The Youth Services Department will provide a brunch of light pastries and beverages
followed by a guest speaker who may inspire you to a new hobby. Each participant will
make a keepsake craft to remind her of this memorable morning.

Space is limited. Sign up early to join us for this popular spring-time event.

Sign-up will begin May 1.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Check out these new non-fiction titles ready to be checked out:

Kitten's Adventure/ Las aventuras del gatito by Michele Coxon
This popular story is now available in Spanish. Check out j 468 for more titles like this one.

We have 4 new titles from the First Discovery series from Scholastic:
Endangered Animals
Night Creatures
The Universe

We have 2 new titles from the No Backbone series by Natalie Lunis:
Gooey Jellyfish
Prickly Sea Stars

We have 4 new titles from the Smithsonian Institution series by Jacqueline Moody-Luther:
Black Bear Cub
Grizzly Bear Cub
Panda Bear Cub
Polar Bear Cub

We have 2 new titles from the lithgow palooza readers series by Susan Blackaby:
Drop, Drip, and Underwater Trip
Splishy, Splashy Mammals

We have 2 new titles from the Pebble Plus series:
Butterflies by Fran Howard
Ladybugs by Margaret Hall

We have an American Girl book:
Girls and Their Dogs - this is a delightful book about real dogs and things they have done.

We have 2 new Tonka truck books by Victoria Hickle:
Christmas Trucks (we're having Christmas in April)
Fire Trucks in Action

We have 1 new poem book by Sara Coleridge:
The Months Fun with Friends All Year Round!

We have 1 new picture book:
In Arctic Waters by Laura Crawford

Now, we have several new chapter books for you to enjoy:
The series Dog Watch by Mary Casanova
Vol. 1 - Trouble in Pembrook
There is trouble brewing in town and the dogs know it. So, they set out to uncover the person (or animal) that's behind the vandalism.
Vol. 2 - Dog-Napped!
Missy and Muffin are missing. Kito, the dog, doesn't believe they just wandered off and he and his friends set out to find the dog-napper.
Vol. 3 - Danger at Snow Hill
A new person in town thinks all dogs should be tied-up or leashed. The Dog Watch team has to work fast before all their freedoms are lost.

The series Puppy Place by Ellen Miles
In this series the Petersons try to find homes for puppies.
Vol. 3 - Shadow - a black lab
Vol. 4 - Rascal - a Jack Russell terrier
Vol. 5 - Buddy - a sick little puppy
Vol. 6 - Flash - a border collie

The series Jack Russell: Dog Detective by Darrel & Sally Odgers
Vol. 3 - The Mugged Pug
The dog detective has to find out what's happening to all the collars in town.
Vol. 4 - The Lying Postman
There's a new postman in town and he doesn't know the rules of the Postman Game. Will he cause trouble for the dog detective?
Vol. 5 - The Awful Pawful
The dog detective has to find out why all the dogs are hiding under the beds.
Vol. 6 - The Sausage Situation
The dog detective has to find out who is stealing all the sausage.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Just Arrived!! Seven very interesting non-fiction books.

When Is a Planet Not A Planet? The Story of Pluto by Elaine Scott
On August 24, 2006, a group of astronomers made a big announcement: Pluto could no longer be considered a planet. This fascinating book explains in simple terms how and why the number of planets in our solar system went from nine to eight.

My Name Is Gabito by Monica Brown
Can you imagine flying through the air on a magic carpet? Once, there was a little boy named Gabito who could. This is the story of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, an author who creates worlds with his words and inspires his readers to consider the magic found in ther everyday lives.

Trout Are Made Of Trees by April Pulley Sayre
Leaves and bacteria, insects and fish, bears and people, too--we're all part of one big circle of growing and eating and living. Text and illustrations combine beautifully in this colorful celbration of the food web.

Finding Home by Sandra Markle
A koala mother faces two challenges: protecting herself and her nine-month old joey from the raging bushfire, and finding food after their home range is destroyed. Her journey brings her closer to the world of humans than she has ever been before--but it's a risk she must take.

The Pied Piper adaptation by Jaume Cela
The Pied Piper is brought in to save the village of Hamelin from being overrun by rats, but when the town refuses to pay him, he extracts a terrible revenge.

And Nobody Got Hurt 2! by Len Berman
Why do you love sports? Len is back with more of the craziest, zaniest, and most incredible sports bloopers and phenomena from all over the world. With hilarious tales from the court, field, golf course, and even the Olympics, you're sure to find something to laugh about.

Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln by Judith St. George
This spirited introduction to the childhood of one of our country's greatest presidents, tells the story of Lincoln growing up poor in the backwoods of Kentucky and Indiana.

Six new beautifully illustrated picture books

Rabbit's Gift by George Shannon
Woodland animals, each thinking of his neighbor, share a turnip left on their doorstep.

A Birthday For Cow by Jan Thomas
Dispite the objections of Pig and Mouse, Duck insists on adding a special ingredient to the cake they are making to celebrate Cow's birthday. Shhh! It's a surprise.

The Thanksgiving Bowl by Virginia Kroll
Each member of a family writes an anonymous "I Am Thnkful For" note and places it in the Thanksgiving bowl, but after the family guesses who wrote each note, the bowl is accidentally left outside, where it rolls off on a year-long series of adventures.

Treasure by Suzanne Bloom
When Bear follows Goose on what he thinks is treasure hunt, they make a wonderful discovery.

Duck by Randy Cecil
Duck is a carousel animal who spends her days watching real ducks and dreams of soaring among them. Flying is all she can think about...until the day a little lost duckling waddles into her life.

My Friend, The Starfinder by George Ella Lyon
A child relates some of the wondrous tales told by an old man who once found a falling star and stood at the end of a rainbow.

We have a new beginner book

Mr. Putter & Tabby Run The Race by Cynthia Rylant
Mr. Putter is convinced to run in a senior marathon with his neighbor, Mrs. Teaberry, when he learns that second prize is a train set.

Six great new fiction books!

The Mozart Question by Michael Morpurgo
In this story of sharing the joy of music from one generation to the next, we see a family's wounds heal as their young son, Paolo, takes to the violin "as if it had been a limb he had been missing all his life."

Scrubs Forever! by Jamie McEwan
When Dan starts to win some wrestling matches, Bill and the "in" crowd let him be part of their group. This is what Dan has always wanted, and his attitude toward the other Scrubs wavers. Will Dan realize who his real friends are?

Porcupine by Meg Tilly
Twelve-year-old tomboy Jack Cooper (Jacqueline) watches helplessly as her mother crumbles under sorrow and depression when Jack's father is killed in the war. Jack and her brother and sister end up across the country, living on a run-down farm in a small town with a great-grandmother they didn't know existed. She learns that families come in many different forms.

Kaline Klattermaster's Tree House by Haven Kimmel
Third grader Kaline Klattermaster's father has gone somewhere and his mother cannot seem to keep everything straight the way he did, but the two brothers and one hundred dogs that live in his imaginary tree house--and his strange neighbor Mr. Osiris Putnaminski--help him cope with his father's absence, his mother's forgetfulness, and the bullies that torment him in school.

Trolls United by Alan MacDonald
Can a stinksome, hairy troll learn to play soccer? Mr. Troll and Mr. Priddle bet on which of their sons will make the soccer team.

Shooting The Moon by Frances O'roark Dowell
When her brother is sent to fight in Vietnam, twelve-year-old Jamie begins to reconsider the army world that she has grown up in.