Wednesday, July 30, 2008

We have another summer reading opportunity for you!
You can earn a free pass to Indiana Beach!
You HAVE to use the pass between August 11-29, 2008.
So, make sure your parents know what it's all about.
All you have to do is read 6 books at your grade level and
bring a list of those books to the librarian at the Youth Services desk.
You will then have to transfer the names of the books on the pass.
Then the librarian will sign the pass.
Then have your parent sign the pass.
And you are ready to go!
(There is an entrance fee for others going without a pass)!
If you have questions, call 362-2242 ext 115

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New chapter books ready to check out:

The Dragon's Child by Laurence Yep
This is a touching story of a father and son and their unforgettable journey from China to America.

Twilight by Erin Hunter
This is the 5th book in the series Warriors: The New Prophecy.

Basketball Bats by Betty Hicks
Henry and his team, The Bats, take on the Tigers. Henry learns a lesson about working as a team.

Falcondance by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
This is volume 3 of the series The Keisha'ra.

We also have 2 new non-fiction books:

Don't Bump the Glump! by Shel Silverstein
This is Shel Silverstein's first book of poetry. You will be amazed, astonished, and entertained by this most unusual bestiary of silly and scary creatures.

Duel! by Dennis Brindell Fradin
The vice president, Aaron Burr, and the secretary of state, Alexander Hamilton, have challenged each other to a duel. They were once friends but now they are bitter enemies. Only one man survives, but their rivalry lives on.

Monday, July 28, 2008

New Non-fiction Choices

The Surrender Tree Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom - A multi award winning book of poetry about Cuba's freed slaves and their continued fight for freedom. j 811.45 Eng

The Random House book of Poetry for Children - great poems for kids written by numerous authors.
I'm in trouble made a bubble peeled it off my nose
felt a rock in my sock got gum between my toes
Made another told my brother we could blow a pair
Give three cheers now our ears are sticking to our hair.
j 811.008 Ran

Pale Male Citizen Hawk of New York City- A true adventure of Pale Male, a red tailed hawk, and his mate as they raise their young in busy downtown New York.
j 598.944

Snow White
- This beautiful story is retold in Spanish and English. j 468 Des

See How They Run Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes and the Race to the White House - A very interesting book about the presidential elections from the very beginning.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Newest additions!!

Picture Books include:

In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck (j E Ave)
Blue moons can make bedtime magic!

You Can Do It! by Tony Dungy (j E Dun)
Inspirational story by Colts head coach.

Buffalo Music by Tracey E. Fern (j E Fer)
One pioneer lady helped to save what was almost
lost forever.

Twenty Heartbeats by Dennis Haseley (j E Has)
Beautiful story about learning patience. Outstanding
illustrations make this story even more memorable.

Sisters of Scituate Light by Stephen Krensky (j E Kre)
Two lighthouse keeper's daughters use their wits to
chase away raiders during the War of 1812.

Punk Farm on Tour by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (j E Kro)
Sheep, Pig, Cow, Goat and Chicken are ready to go
on tour but their van is giving them problems.

I'm the Best Artist in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry (j E She)
The GIANT SQUID challenges you to find a better artist than he.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New books with CDs in Youth Services Department

Who's Got Game? by Toni Morrison (j B&CD 398.24 Mor)

Ten-Gallon Bart by Susan Stevens Crummel (j B&CD E Cru)

Nobody Notices Minerva by Wednesday Kirwan (j B&CD E Kir)

Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones by Judy Schachner (j B&CD E Sch)

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman (j B&CD E Sil)

Whopper Cake by Karma Wilson (j B&CD E Wil)

Annie and Snowball and the Prettiest House by Cynthia Rylant (j B&CD BEG Ryl)

Zelda and Ivy and the Boy Next Door by Laura McGee Kvasnosky (j B&CD FIC Kva)

Monday, July 21, 2008

New Chapter Books

Clash of the Sky Galleons (Number 9 in The Edge Chronicles) by
Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell (j FIC Ste v.9)
"Not even here...will you be safe from my vengeance!" bellowed the captain.

The Winter Nights (Number 8 in The Edge Chronicles) by
Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell (j FIC Ste v.8)
She screamed as she dangled precariously over the edge!!!

Arctic Tale by Barry Varela (j FIC Var)
A companion to the major motion picture

The Puppy Place/Snowball by Ellen Miles (j FIC Mil)
Where every puppy finds a home.


Five Little Bats Flying in the Night by Steve Metzger (j BEG Met)
Oh, no!!! One flew away. What will Mother do?

Five Little Penquins Slipping on the Ice by Steve Metzger (j BEG Met)
Oh, no!!! One fell down. What will Mother do?

Good Night, Dora by Christine Ricci (j BEG Ric)
A lift-the-flap book about Dora and Boots and learning to say good night.

New Non-fiction Choices

Boats by Ken Robbins (j387.2 Rob)
Do you know how many people might travel on a cruise liner at one time?
How much liquid do you think a tanker might carry?

Bimwili & the Zimwi by Verna Aardema (j398.2 Aar)
A "Parents Choice Award for Literature" book
Folk tale from Zanzibar that includes a shape-changing ogre.

Dinosaurs by Gail Gibbons (j567.9 Gib)
Fresh, new edition of an old favorite for beginning readers.

Cactus Hotel by Brenda Z. Guiberson (j583.56 Gui)
Award winning book about a hotel for animals in the desert!!

A Day in the Life of Slippidy Seal by Betty Preston (j599.79 Pre)
Follow the adventures of an adorable harp seal with full-color photos
and easy to read text.

The Boy Who Loved All Living Things by Sheila Hamanaka (j610.92 Ham)
The imaginary childhood journal of Albert Schweitzer.

Bottoms Up! by David Lewman (j818.54 Lew)
Jokes from Bikini Bottom with Spongebob Squarepants

Little Critter's Joke Book by Mercer Mayer (j818.54 May)
Just in time to tell your friends at school! Jokes from the Little Critters.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

On the New book shelf

The Girls' Book How to be Best at Everything by Juliana Foster
I love this book! This book is full of ideas about how to do anything and everything! Want to know how to bake bread, take a picture, press flowers, shoot a basket, finger weave, annoy people in an elevator and more?
Girls! Check out this book!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

There are more children's books ready to be checked out:

Picture Books:

No Moon, Mo Milk by Chris Babock
Martha, the cow, wants to go to the moon. See how she does it!!

Reuben and the Fire by Merle Good
This story takes the reader inside the world of the Amish with adventure, a sense of place, and a touch of humor.

Boo to You, Winnie the Pooh adapted by Bruce Talkington
Yes, we have a Halloween book for you to enjoy in July!

Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Syeth
When a young lady goes looking for something beautiful in her neighborhood she finds many different things.

Chapter Books:

The Blue Ghost by Marion Dan Bauer
At her grandmother's log cabin, Liz is led to make contact with children she believes may be her ancestors.

Pieces of Georgia by Jen Bryant
Read this story to see how a girl's life changes after she receives a gift membership to an art museum.

Fat Camp Commandos Go West by Daniel Pinkwater
Ralph and Sylvia flee a fat camp and join their friend at a dude ranch.

42 Miles by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
This book of poems tells how a 13-year-old tries to bring together her two lives; the one in the city with Mom and the one in the country with Dad.

Non-Fiction Books:

One Wintry Night by Ruth Bell Graham
This book retells the Christmas story in a contemporary setting, beginning with creation and closing with Christ's resurrection.

Knights in Shining Armor by Gail Gibbons
This book tells all about knights.

The Goodnight Circle by Carolyn Lesser
This story describes the activities of a variety of animals from sunset to sunrise.

Koko's Story by Dr. Francine Patterson
This is an old favorite about the gorilla named Koko.

Cats Know Best by Colin Eisler
This story tells about the things cats know best!

Getting to Know You illustrated by Rosemary Wells
Sixteen of the songs that Rodgers and Hammerstein created are illustrated for children in this great book.

The Beauty and the Beast selected by Jack Prelutsky
This is a book of illlustrated poems about animals, insects, and birds by poets from different parts of the world.

Wrong About Japan: A Father's Journey With His Son by Peter Carey
Charley and his father love Japanese manga and anime books. Eventually they travel to Japan where they learn about the the history of the culture (as well as many other things along the way).