Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Five New Chapter Books

The Penderwicks On Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
The four Penderwick sisters are faced with the unimaginable prospect of their widowed father dating, and they hatch a plot to stop him.

The Willoughbys by Lous Lowry
In this tongue-in-cheek take on classic themes in children's literature, the four Willoughby children set about to become "deserving orphans" after their neglectful parents embark on a treacherous around-the-world adventure, leaving them in the care of an odious nanny.

Lacrosse Firestorm by Matt Christopher
Michael Donofrio's taking revenge after his chances of becoming the league's top scorer were sabotaged. This latest installment in Matt Christopher's bestselling series combines all the lacrosse action and myster his fans crave.

Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
When thirteen-year-old friends Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, find out that they were discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies, with no adults on board, they realize that they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces, each trying to capture them.

Annie And Simon by Catharine O'Neill
This book recounts four adventures of Annie, her big brother, Simon, and their dog, Hazel.

Two New Junior Non-Fiction Books

A Man For All Seasons by Stephen Krensky
This spirited tribute profiles the African American scientist George Washington Carver, who not only put the peanut on the map, but was also one of the first advocates for recycling.

Before John Was A Jazz Giant by Carole Boston Weatherford
With vibrant words and glowing colors this book composes an amazingly rich hymn to the childhood of jazz legend John Coltrane.

Three Great New Picture Books!

Sergio Makes A Splash by Edel Rodriguez
Even though he loves water, Sergio the penquin is afraid to swim in the deep water until he learns how.

Scaredy Squirrel At The Beach by Melanie Watt
Read the nutty adventure of Scaredy Squirrel when he tries to build his very own safe beach getaway. Something's missing so he travels to the real beach to retrieve the missing object. Things get really complicated when he's suddenly outnumbered on the seashore! SOS!!

Giant Meatball by Robert Weinstock
An exuberant and overly proud meatball rolls through town, obvious to the destruction it causes, until finally the townspeople decide they have had enough.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New Junior Chapter Books

Five New Goosebumps by R.L. Stine

The Haunted Mask
Carly Beth's Halloween mask is so ugly that it almost scared her little brother to death. Halloween is almost over. And Carly Beth is still wearing that special mask.

A Night In Terror Tower
Sue and her brother, Eddie, are visiting London when they lose their tour group. They're left alone in a gloomy old prison tower, after dark--with all those eerie sounds and a strange dark figure who wants them...dead.

The Abominable Snowman Of Pasadena
The Blakes are off to Alaska--to photograph a mysterious snow creature there. Poor Jordan and Nicole get chased by a monstrous creature.

Monster Blood II
Evan gets a present--it's green and slimy and it's starting to grow!

The Headless Ghost
Hill House, the biggest tourist attraction in town, is haunted by the ghost of a thirteen-year-old boy. A boy with no head!

Pokemon The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back adapted by Tracey West
Scientists cloned the legendary Pokemon Mew to create Mewtwo, the most powerful Pokemon in the world.

Scooby-Doo And The Phony Fortune-Teller by James Gelsey
All aboard! Scooby and the gang are traveling on an old-fashioned steamboat.

Scooby-Doo And The Masked Magician by James Gelsey
Do you believe in magic? Scooby and Shaggy sure do! The Mystery, Inc. gang is visiting the Magic Palace, a place where magicians can make twelve-course dinners appear.

The Hardy Boys: Sabotage At Sports City by Franklin W. Dixon
The Hardys draw a treacherous opponent in a world-class tournament of terror!

Home For The Howl-Idays by Dian Curtis Regan
Sam and Leesha are home for winter break and it should be a blast--but their family has turned into monsters. Can Sam and Leesha save them?

Cam Jansen And The Tennis Trophy Mystery by David A. Adler
Mr. Day's prized tennis trophy is gone. It's been locked in the cabinet--how could anyone have taken it. Cam knows she can solve the case.

Goblins In The Castle by Bruce Coville
This mystery is a shivery treat for readers, who will identify with the stalward William as he ferrets out the castle's scary secrets and rights a long-existing wrong.

Encyclopedia Brown And The Case Of Pablo's Nose by Donald J. Sobol
Think you're smarter than Encyclopedia Brown? Think again! There are ten mysteries in this book--can you solve them all?

Animorphs: The Threat by K.A. Applegate
There is a new Animorph, and he's arrived just in time.

Animorphs: The Attack by K.A., Applegate
The Animorphs have met the Ellimist.

Abigail by Portia How Sperry and Lois Donaldson
The Tom Calvin family leaves its farm in Kentucky for a fresh start in the new state of Indiana. These early Indiana settlers traveled by foot and covered wagon.

Phantom Stallion: Wild Horse Island by Terri Farley:

Rain Forest Rose
A lonely girl, a wild horse, and a Hawaiin Island full of possibilities.

Castaway Colt
Darby nervously starts her new school in Hawaii, and when she gets there it's even worse than she thought. At least she has a new horse to go home to.

The Shining Stallion
After Darcy accidentally endangers one of her grandfather's horses, she can't help but wonder if she really belongs on a horse ranch at all. But then a shadowy horse shows up--could it be the legendary Shining Stallion of Hawaii?

The Quiet Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott
Patty's life in an orphanage is a dark world. Even after a family finally does come for her, it is only because they need a servant. There is one person who does care about her, and her life will never be the same!

More Mary-Kate and Ashley

Mary-Kate and Ashley Two of a Kind Series:

It's A Twin Thing adapted by Judy Katschke
Ashley can't wait to go back to school, and school shopping. Mary-Kate would much rather hit a softball that hit the mega-mall. They do agree that they're too for a babysitter.

How To Flunk Your First Date adapted by Megan Stine
Ashley is so jealous. Mary-Kate has a new math tutor--and he's totally cute!

The Sleep-Over Secret adapted by Judy Katschke
What a blast! A sleepover! Ashley gets a big surprise when the girls play Truth or Dare.

One Twin Too Many adapted by Megan Stine
Ashley's found a way to make her history project fun--she's partnered with Pokey Valentine, the boy of her dreams! The only problem is, Pokey likes Mary-Kate!

To Snoop Or Not To Snoop? adapted by Judy Katschke
The twins have a new telescope and they use it to spy on their neighbors!

My Sister The Super-Model adapted by Megan Stine
Ashley's going to be a model--Real Teen magazine is coming to her school to pick their model of the month. Oh, no! they pick Mary-Kate!

Two's A Crowd adapted by Judy Katschke
Ashley has a new best friend!

War Of The Wardrobes by Megan Stine
The twins hate school uniforms, and if they don't work fast they'll face a fashionless future!

Bye-Bye Boy-Friend byJudy Katschke
Mary-Kate has the starring role in the next school play, and has to kiss the leading man--Ashley's big-time crush, Ross Lambert!

It's Snow Problem by Nancy Butcher
Mary-Kate is going to prove that Hans Jensen is not the only super-athlete around. After she's thrown off all of the teams, can Ashley help her sister get back on?

More Junion Non-Fiction

The Presidents Of The United States by Frank Freidel
This White House Historical Association publication contains biographies of Presidents from George Washington to George Bush.

The First Ladies by Margaret Brown Klapthor
In this White House Historical Association publication, two hundred years of our country's history are reflected in the lives of the women who have served as First Lady.

We Both Read: About The Ocean by Sindy McKay
Introducing the easiest and most enjoyable way to help and encourage children to read, We Both Read is designed to invite parents and children to share the reading of a book by taking turns reading out loud.

The Yarn Girls' Guide To Beyond The Basics by Julie Carles and Jordana Jacobs
The yarn girls up the ante on quick-to-knit, sassy looks in this book. With the same friendly encouragement and big-sister know-how they take new knitters to the next level.

Rock OF Ages by Tonya Bolden
Tonya Bolden's tribute to the black church is a celebration that spans centuries of oppression, endurance, hope, and jubilee.

Just Joking! by Andy Griffiths
Join this joker as he attempts some of the best--and worst--practical jokes in history. No one is safe when Andy's around--not even you!

More New Non-Fiction Books

Nine new Garfield books by Jim Davis:

Garfield Out To Lunch
America's favorite feline--doing what he does best!

Garfield Chews The Fat
Starved for attention, the world-famous feline hogs the spotlight in his 17th book.

Garfield Keeps His Chins Up
Garfield gives himself something to chew on in this smorgasbord of laughs.

Garfield Hits The Big Time
Garfield goes for the silver in this collection of fun!

Garfield Pulls His Weight
Garfield tackles the big laughs in his hilarious 26th collection!

Garfield Dishes It Out
Garfield serves up a feast of fun in this delicious collection!

Garfield Life In The Fat Lane
Garfield expands his waistline and punch lines in his outrageous 28th collection!

Garfield Tons Of Fun
Help yourself to a feast of fun with Garfield's hillarious 29th book.

Garfield Bigger And Better
Cozy up to America's favorite eating machine in Garfield's 30th helping of hilarity!

New Junior Non-Fiction

A Boy Named Beckoning adapted by Gina Capaldi
This true story is a testament to the character, heart, and human spirit of one extraordinary man--Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American hero.

The Art Of Freedom by Bob Raczka
What is America? See a variety of answers through the eyes of eighteen American artists.

The Brook Book by Jim Arnosky
A babbling brook may look peaceful on the surface, but look closer--it's full of life!

Wild Cats Past And Present by John E. Becker, Ph.D.
Not all cats are the playful pets we pamper; meet the wild cats. Wild cats have fascinated mankind for thousands of years. Each species has its own tale--from being worshiped to being feared as a ravaging monster. What is fiction and what is fact about these furry animals?

Keep Your Eye On The Kid by Catherine Brighton
This biography of Buster Keaton evokes the streets and stages of early twentieth-century America and brings the remarkable childhood of a timeless comedian to life.

Balls! Round 2 by Michael J. Rosen
Learn about the balls used in baseball, softball, bowling, bocce ball, croquet, billiards, the shot put and other "oddballs"; how they're made, why they look the way they do, some amazing facts about their history...and a bit about the games that use them, too.

Colors! !Colores! by Jorge Lujan and Piet Grobler
This bilingual, bicultural book presents us with a beautiful vision of a planet in which nature, words and the rising and setting of the sun and the moon exist in harmony.

Great New Picture Books!!!

The Best Time To Read by Debbie Bertram and Susan Bloom
A boy who has just learned to read tries to find someone in his family who will listen to him read aloud.

Trainstop by Barbara Lehman
In this woodless picture book, a young girl takes a train and makes a stop at a most unusual place where she has an important task to perform.

The Wolves Are Back by Jean Craighead George
This stirring picture book tells the story of how wolves were brought back from near extinction in our country.

Baby Brains And Robomom by Simon James
Baby Brains, the smartest baby in the universe, puts his genius to work building RoboMom, who can cook, clean, and do laundry. The family gets more help than they bargained for!

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman
Cowgirl Kate and her cowhorse, Cocoa, discover what it means to work, play, and be together--rain or shine.

Silent Music by James Rumford
As bombs and missiles fall on Baghdad in 2003, a young boy uses the art of calligraphy to distance himself from the horror of war.

The Chicken Of The Family by Mary Amato
When her older sisters tease her into believing that she is actualy a chicken, Henrietta runs off to a farm to be among her own kind.

All Is Well by Frank E. Peretti
A divorced mother and her daughter prop up their sagging spirits and keep the flames of faith alive by clinging to a phrase first heard on a previous Christmas, "All is well."

Lulu's Lost Shoes by Paula Blankenship
It is time for Lulu to be off to school, but she can't find her shoes! All her little bug friends get off the school bus to help her find them. Now everyone is late and Mother Ladybug is not very happy!

Chopsticks by Jon Berkeley
A small mouse named Chopsticks who lives on a floating restaurant in China becomes friends with a carved wooden dragon who wants to fly.

Traction Man Is Here! by Mini Grey
Traction Man, a boy's courageous action figure, has a variety of adventures with Scrubbing Brush and other objects in the house.

The Golden Sleepy Book by Margaret Wise Brown
In this collection of stories, poems, and songs the author whispers tales of dreaming bunnies, drowsy bees, and all the pretty little horses.

Nonsense! by Sally Kahler Phillips
What is nonsense? Is it a rhino with wings? a turtle serving tea? a book-reading bunny? You bet it is!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

One more Mary-Kate and Ashley book

Two Of A Kind Diaries: P.S. Wish You Were Here by Megan Stine
The third in a three-part series, Ashley is left alone at White Oak Academy when Mary-Kate goes home to join her old softball team. Ashley really needs her--she's the only one who can help, and she's not there.

Ten new Mary Kate and Ashley mystery adventures

The Case Of The Ballet Bandit by Laura O'Neil
Mary Kate and Ashley find a mystery when they vist backstage at the New York City Ballet. The star ballerina's diamond tiara was stolen. The Trenchcoat Twins are always on their toes!

The Case Of The Flapper 'Napper by Judy Katschke
While attending a cool costume party, the twins get involved in the mystery of the disappearing cat.

The Case Of The Blue-Ribbon Horse by I.K. Swobud
The mystery-loving twins find adventure at Mary-Kate's horseback riding schoool. Someone is playing mean tricks--they tried to steal Mary-Kate's horse! Who knew what they would try next?

The Case Of The Surprise Call by Melinda Metz
Singing dragons..giant bunnies..mysterious phone calls. What did all these things have in common? They're clues in the weirdest case the Trenchcoat Twins ever had.

The Case Of The Haunted Camp by Nina Alexander
The girls were going to have so much fun at summer camp until they heard that the camp was haunted. Was their really a ghost at their camp? That's what they had to find out.

The Case Of The Summer Camp Caper by Judy Katschke
This time, they couldn't wait to spend the summer at Camp Wishing Well--that is until they got there. Packages from home and snacks started disappearing--and showing up in Mary-Kates drawers, under her bed, and stuffed in her sneakers. She looked like a thief!

The Case Of The Missing Mummy by Francess Lantz
A mummy is missing and strange things start happening to everyone in the twin's class. Could they be cursed? They had to find the missing mummy fast.

The Case Of The Great Elephant Escape by June Doolittle
Where in the world could someone hide an elephant? Mary-Kate and Ashley search for the missing baby circus elephant. It shouldn't be too hard to find, right? Wrong!

The Case Of The Wild Wolf River by Judy Katschke
The twins get a call all the way from Montana. Jason White Eagle needed their help because someone kept robbing the ranch where he lives--each theft on the night of a full moon.

The Case Of The Disappearing Princess by Lisa Eisenberg
Mary-Kate and Ashley are in Hollywood! Even while just watching a movie, the Trenchcoat Twins become involved in a mystery!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Four new chapter books ready to be checked out:

1) The Buddha's Diamonds by Carolyn Marsden
As a storm sweeps in, Tinh' father tells him to tie up their fishing boat, but the storm scares him and he runs away. When the damage to the boat is discovered, Tinh realizes what he must do.

2) Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park
Maggie is an avid Dodgers fan. But they are on a losing streak. Maggies tries to help with the problem. See what she does.

3) Martin Bridge In High Gear! by Jessica Scott Kerrin
For a science fair project, Martin's team is going to help save the planet by organizing a beach walk. But what can they do about a classmate who doesn't pick up his share of the garbage? Martin will learn about teamwork in this story.

4) Trolls on Vacation by Alan MacDonald
When the Trolls and their neighbors go on vacation at the same time, they are in for some surprises.

Friday, May 02, 2008

One more chapter book for you to enjoy:
Tunnels by Roderick Gordon
When Will and his friend embark on a quest to find Will's archaeologist father, who disappeared, they are led to a labyrinthine world underneath London.

One more picture book for you to enjoy:
Little Critter's Read-It-Yourself Storybook by Mercer Mayer
Enjoy 6 funny and easy to read stories about Little Critter.

Five more non-fiction for you to enjoy:
I Wonder Why Skunks Are So Smelly by Deborah De Ford
Classic Animal Tales
Classic Bedtime Stories
Classic Children's Stories
Classic Fairy Tales
Come in to enjoy our new books:

1)Frog's Riddle and Other Draw-and-Tell Stories

2)D.W. Saves the Day by Marc Brown

3)Barbie of Swan Lake by Mary Man-Kong

Now look at all the new Disney books we have. . .

Alice in Wonderland
The Aristocats
Beauty and the Beast
Brother Bear
Brother Bear - A Magical Journey
Disney's Read-it-Yourself Storybook
Donald and His Friends
The Fox and the Hound
How to Catch a Huffalump
The Jungle Book
King of the Beasties
Lady and the Tramp
The Lion King
The Little Mermaid
Mickey's Christmas Carol
101 Dalmations
Peter Pan
The Prince and the Pauper
The Rescuers
Sleeping Beauty
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Toy Story
Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree