Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New Non- Fiction

We the People - j 342.73 - America had won the Revolution, but our troubles were far from over. The thirteen states were squabbling, the country could not pay its bills, and in Massachusetts farmers had taken up arms against the government. Was our country, which had fought so hard for its independence, going to survive? In May 1787 delegates from across the country -- including George Washington, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin -- gathered in Philadelphia and, meeting over the course of a sweltering summer, created a new framework for governing: the Constitution of the United States. Their efforts turned a shaky alliance of states into a nation that would prosper and grow powerful, drawing its strength for centuries to come from "We the people" and inspiring hope for freedom around the world.

Robots From Everyday to Out of This World- j 629.892 Rob - a fansinating book about robots of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

The Book of Shadow Boxes - j 811.54 See - Introduces the letters of the alphabet with a verse for each letter accompanied by illustrations of appropriate people, objects, and animals shown inside a shadowbox.

The Book of Wizard Craft - j 745.5 Kil - A book in which the apprentice finds spells, potions, fantastic tales and 50 things to make.

Kids in the Kitchen - 641.5123 - 100 delicious, fun and Healthy recipes to cook and bake!

Garden Wizardry for Kids- j 635.96 - Green thumb magic for the great indoors! Exciting, safe products for the home and school, plus fascinating folklore that will surprise any kid!

Knucklehead-813.54 Sci- Tall tales and mostly true stories about growing up Scieszka.

The Sorcerer's Companion -823.914 Kro - A guide to the Magical world of Harry Potter.

Basketball Bloopers - j 796.323 Gut - World's funniest foul-ups.

New Fiction

The Mysteries of Spider Kane - j Fic Osb- With two books in one- Spider Kane and the Mystery Under the May-Apple and Spider Kane and the Mystery at Jumbo Nightcrawler's-this is a great read-aloud for younger children as well as perfect for kids reading Magic Tree House books or outgrowing them.

Hannah Montana Hold on Tight - j Fic McElr - When Miley gets paired with Oliver to do a scene from Romeo and Juliet in drama class, she's afreaid that they'll both get a big fat F!

Marvin Redpost - Is He a girl? - j Fic Sac- Will kissing his elbow really turn Marvin into a girl? Casey Happleton claims it's so, and Marvin starts to believe her after his lips "accidentally" brush his elbow.

Rita's times aren't good enough to swim with the Sharks-the team where all her friends compete. At first she's determined to improve, but is Rita ready to attempt complicated flip turns? Or is there another way for Rita to join the Sharks? Early readers will eagerly dive into this latest book in the GYM SHORTS series-sure to make a splash with new readers.

Sport- j Fic Fit -Eleven-year-old Sport Rocque is living a happy life, keeping his father's absentmindedness under control, and managing the family budget. When Kate, Sport's new-and nice-stepmother enters the picture, things couldn't be better. Then comes the news: Sport's wealthy grandfather has just died and Sport is a multimillionaire.

American Girl History Mysteries: Watcher in the Piney Woods, Voices at Whisper Bend, Under Copp's Hill, Shadow in the Glasshouse

Beautiful new books!

Are You Ready for Bed? - j E Joh -Mrs. Rabbit has just put her children to bed and is ready to enjoy the peace and quiet when Little Bunny announces that he cannot sleep.

Bored Bill - j E Pic - Bill the dog is bored, bored, bored. Until, a new adventure on an alien planet changes his attitude.

That Book Woman- j E Hen - Cal is not the readin' type. Living way high up in the Appalachian Mountains, he'd rather help Pap plow or go out after wandering sheep than try some book learning. Nope. Cal does not want to sit stoney-still reading some chicken scratch. But that Book Woman keeps coming just the same. She comes in the rain. She comes in the snow. She comes right up the side of the mountain, and Cal knows that's not easy riding. And all just to lend his sister some books. Why, that woman must be plain foolish --or is she braver than he ever thought?

Whatley's Quest- j E Wha- an amazing alphabet journey! Fantastic illustrations!!

Clumsy Crab - j E Gal - Nipper has huge, clumsy claws that aways get in the way. When he tries to play catch-the-bubble with his friends, he accidentally pops the bubble! When everyone plays tag. Nipper trips on one of his huge claws and tumbles away, landing in a big pile of sand.

Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek - j E Hop - JUST IN TIME for the 200th anniversary of his birth comes this ingenious picture book of historical fiction about our 16th president of the United States. It's a tale of two boys who get themselves into more trouble than bear cubs in a candy store during the year 1816. Abe is only seven years old, and his pal, Austin, is ten. Abe and Austin decide to journey down to Knob Creek. The water looks scary and deep, and Austin points out that they don't know how to swim. Nevertheless, they decide to traverse it. I won't tell you what happens, but let's just say that our country wouldn't be the same if Austin hadn't been there to help his friend.

We're Going on a Lion Hunt - j E Cuyler- "We're going on a lion hunt. Time to put on your safari hats," says a teacher before leading her class on an exciting imaginary journey. Off they go!!

Thomas and the Great Discovery! - j E Tho- THOMAS AND ALL the other engines are working hard. At the end of a long day, Thomas discovers that the bridge that will bring him home has collapsed, so he decides to find a different route. He finds an old track that appears to have been unused for a long time. As the track is more and more overgrown, Thomas thinks he must be lost, until he pulls into a forgotten town that has been abandoned for 50 years.

ABC- j E Ged- a beautiful ABC book featuring the photography of Anne Geddes.

Demi's Find the Animal ABC - j E Dem- Hidden pictures that you must find.

An A to Z Walk in the Park - j E Smi- An Animal identification book.

Katie Loves the Kittens- j E Him- Katie is so excited when Sara Ann brings home three little kittens that she can't stop herself from howling "AROOOOO!"and trying to run after them. She loves them so much!
But Katie's enthusiasm frightens the kitties, and she's sad when they run away from her. Don't they know that she just wants to play?

Humpty Dumpty Climbs Again- j E Hor- Humpty Dumpty used to love climbing, but after his big fall his confidence is shattered. The doctor can fix his shell, but how will he get his nerve back? When one of the King's horses gets stuck on a cliff, Humpty has a chance to show the world what a resilient egg he can be.

Friday, October 24, 2008

New Books on CD

Who's Got Game? Poppy or Snake? j B&CD 398.24 Mor - In this clever riff on Aesop, Poppy feels guilty when he accidentally drives over Snake, and he decides to risk being bitten in order to free the sassy reptile. But snake wants more. This is a sly tale about who gets the last laugh.

Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble j B&CD E Sch - El Skippito is back! Avoiding a lecture from Mama Junebug, the kitty boy slips into his closet . . . and finds himself in ancient Egypt. His doggy pals, Los Chimichangos, want to visit the Under Mundo--the underworld-- where mummitos rest in peas. But they need El Skippito's brains and courage to answer the riddle of the Finx and enter the mummy's tomb. Our hero is up to the task, and he's in for another grand and whirlwind adventure.

President Pennybaker - jB&CD E Fei - What if a boy ran for president and won?
Being a kid isn't easy, just ask Luke Pennybaker. Chores, school, homework, and more chores. Who needs it? Sent to his room for a time-out, Luke devises a plan to run for president and make like fair for kids once and for all.
As "Pennies for Pennybaker" builds momentum, Luke's campaign takes hold across America. Being president of the United States is all a kid could hope for - or is it?

Bear Feels Sick - by Karma Wilson - j B&CD E Wil -Autumn has come to the woods, and Bear doesn't feel well. He sniffles and sneezes. He cannot sleep. He aches all over. Worst of all, he's feeling too poorly to play with his friends.
How Bear's good friends take care of him with herbal tea and lullabies until he begins to FEEL BETTER is the heart of this loving story that will be familiar to any little one who has ever had the sniffles.

The Best Chef in Second Grade- by Katherine Kenah- j B&CD BEG Ken- Ollie is not the best at anything in second grade, but he does love to cook. So when he learns that the famous Chef Antonia will visit Room 75, he can't wait! However, everyone has to bring in their family's favorite dish- and Ollie has no Family Favorite. His little sister doesn't like anything! Will he lose his chance to finally be the best in the class?
A delicious blend of warmth and humor, this is a delightful story about doing what you love most.

Annie and Snowball and the Teacup Club - by Cynthia Rylant- j B&CD BEG Ryl- Annie loves teacups. She loves their pretty shapes. She loves their painted flowers. She loves their dainty little saucers. Her cousinand best friend, Henry, doesn't love teacups. Henry isn't interested in dainty things. Henry's dog, Mudge, weighs almost two hundred pounds, which is definitely not dainty!
Can Henry help Annie find friends who love teacups as much as she does?

Mr. Putter and Tabby Run the Race - by Cynthia Rylant- j B&CD BEG Ryl - Mr. Putter does not like running. But second prize in the senior marathon is a train set, and Mr. Putter really wants that train set!

Christmas! Ho Ho Ho!

I've Seen Santa - by David Bedford -j E Bed- On Christmas Eve, Mommy Bear tries to convince Little Bear that Santa won't come until he goes to sleep; Little Bear can't sleep & suddenly he hears "glugging" noise. Could it be Santa?

The Very Snowy Christmas - by Diana Hendry - jE Hen -Little mouse needs holly to complete his Christmas decorations, while he is out it begans to snow and he believes the sky is coming undone. Join little mouse as he celebrates his holly, jolly, jolly, holly Christmas!

New Books on CD~

Horrible Harry Takes the Cake- by Suzy Kline- j B&CD FIC Kli -The kids in room 3B have found out their teacher is engaged! But who's the lucky groom? Harry goes into detective mode to find out, and Doug is willing to help- until he sees Harry stealing a piece of evidence! Doug can't believe what Harry has done, but Harry thinks his risky move is worth it. After all, he cracks the case and tells everyone who Miss Mackle is going to marry . . . but does Harry have his facts straight? Or has he made a horrible mistake?

Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings - by Ursula K. Le Guin - j B&CD Fic LeGuin-
When a spoiled kitten named Wonderful Alexander gets caught in a tree, it's up to Jane to save him. Once he is rescued and adopted by the catwings, Alexander decides to repay Jane's favor by helping her to overcome her mysterious fear of speaking.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New audio

Pirates Past Noon - j CDBK Fic Osb - On cd. Jack and Annie are in deep trouble when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of desert islands, secret maps, hidden gold--and ruthless pirates! Will Jack and Annie discover a buried treasure? Will they find out the identity of the mysterious M? Or will they walk the plank?

Also new- paperback
Nancy Drew Notebooks- Trouble at Camp Treehouse - j Fic Kee -At Camp Treehouse, Nancy's bunkmate Lauren is having a crummy time, because someone has stolen her camera. Nancy investigates, follows the clues, and helps her new friend.

New Non-fiction

Dinosaurs Galore! - j 567.91 And - As the sun lights the horizon, and the mist begins to clear, what shapes do you begin to see; What noises do you hear?

Catching Air- j 797.5 - Catching Air brings you the rush of bungee jumping, skysurfing, and snowboarding. Extreme skiers, stunt cyclists, and skateboarders push the limits while soaring through the air.

Dolphins on the Sand - j 599.53 Arn -Dolphins are sleek, agile masters of the ocean. But on occasion a pod will find itself beached on the sand, and it is up to a devoted group of people to rescue them.
Based on a true-life dolphin rescue that Jim Arnosky witnessed, luminous illustrations and gentle text tell the story of comforting the distressed animals, protecting them from predators, and sheltering them until they are strong enough to return to the sea.
A lifelong naturalist and the author and illustrator of more than 150 books for children, Jim Arnosky's work on Dolphins on the Sand shines as some of his best-stunningly vibrant, and heartfelt as always.

New Beginner Books

Spooky Hayride - j BEG Jam - In this fun fall tale, a young girl eagerly anticipates her first hayride. But her brother tells her there will be ghosts and monsters. Will she be scared? As the hayride starts into the woods, the girl realizes there is nothing to be afraid of. The spooky ghost is just a sheet in the wind. The scary shadow is just a scarecrow. If anyone is afraid, it is her older brother! Hayrides are so much fun! This easy reader chapter book has simple, patterned text to give children the satisfaction of reading on their own.

The Snowball - j BEG Arm -Watch out below! Here comes a giant snowball tumbling down a hill, picking up everything--and everybody--in its path!

The Tail of Little Skunk - j Beg Arn - Little Skunk doesn't know what to do when Big Bear comes down the mountain. He can't run fast like Deer. Or fly away like Blue Jay. What can he do?

I like Bugs - j Beg Bro -Black Bugs. Green Bugs. Fat Bugs. Buggy Bugs., I like Bugs!, , A rhyming ode to insects, penned by none other then Margaret Wise Brown.

Cat Traps - j beg Cox-A hungry cat wants a snack, so he sets a mousetrap and traps a bug...ugh! He sets other traps, but keeps trapping the wrong animal, such as a pig, a dog, a giant fish, an angry duck, and finally, himself. Will he ever get his snack? The minimal rhyming text will bring smiles to novice readers.

Pizza Pat - j Beg Gel - Pizza is fun to make. Pizza Pat stretches the floppy dough, puts on the gloppy tomatoes, adds the sloppy sausages, sprinkles on the cheese, and then pops it in the oven. But just before he cuts into his delicious pizza pie, he turns his back for one second—and the pizza disappears! A gang of hungry mice have taken Pat's irresistible creation away for themselves. Kids love pizza, and this cumulative Step 1 book, based on the poem "The House That Jack Built", will whet their appetites for both pizza and books!

Pig Parade - j Beg Hub- Little Pig climbs on the fire truck to watch the pig parade. But what's that he sees? It's a fire . . . at Wolf's house! Can Little Pig help save the day?

Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey - j Beg Par -When Amelia Bedelia is put in charge of the school Thanksgiving pageant, things are bound to get a little mixed up. After all, she thinks roles are a type of bread, the dressing room is where the turkey's stuffing goes, and that a cast party happens after you've followed a well-wisher's command to "break a leg!" Will Amelia Bedelia bring the house down . . . literally?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New Easy Books

The Berestain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin - jE Ber- The Bear family might not win the blue ribbon for their entry in the pumpkin contest during the annual Bear Country Thanksgiving Festival, but they do gain a new appreciation of the true spirit of the holiday and all they have to be thankful for.

The Crunching Munching Caterpillar- j E Cai-Caterpillar wants to fly like Butterfly, Bumblebee, and Sparrow, and Butterfly thinks his wish may come true.

Atlantis The Lost Empire - Welcome to my World- j E Dis-Join Milo as Princess Kida takes him on an unforgettable tour of Atlantis in this colorful chapter from the hit film. Milo tours Atlantis with the princess Kida, who introduces him to Atlantean animals, games, and food.

Happy Easter, Little Critter - j E May -Little Critter delightfully describes how his family spends Easter, from waking up early to discover what the Easter Bunny left, to dying eggs at the church picnic.

Barbie - Girls on Blades - j E Mil - When an in-line skating competition gets in the way of Amy and Diane's friendship, Coach Barbie helps them see that having fun and doing their best is more important than winning.

Don't Go Up Haunted Hill - j E Swo - CHRIS, COSBY, AND their dog Foster are going trick-or-treating. But the big kids tell them not to go up to the house on Haunted Hill. “It’s haunted!” they say. But when Foster chases a cat up that very hill, Chris and Cosby are forced to follow! What will they find in the spooky old house on Haunted Hill?

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake - j E Num- If you give a cat a cupcake, he'll ask for some sprinkles to go with it. When you give him the sprinkles, he might spill some on the floor. Cleaning up will make him hot, so you'll give him a bathing suit . . . and that's just the beginning!

Thomas Gets a Snowplow - j E Tho - Winter is coming and Thomas, being a small engine, needs to put on his snowplow. Thomas hates his snowplow; he thinks it makes him look funny, and when he has it on, the other, bigger engines tease him. But Thomas saves the day when a big storm comes up and Toby is stuck on his branch line.

Bless you Santa! j E Syk - (Christmas label) When Santa Claus comes down with a terrible cold just before Christmas, his animal friends send him to bed, finish all of the presents, and load the sleigh, hoping that he will be well in time to make his deliveries.

Friday, October 10, 2008

New J fiction

Hannah Montana- Keeping Secrets- by Beth Beechwood- j Fic Bee- What is Miley supposed to do when her friend Oliver becomes totally obsessed with Hannah Montana? How can she possibly keep her pop-star identity hidden with Oliver constantly in her face, in her limo, everywhere?! Plus, Miley gets invited to a celebrity-filled birthday bash!

Hannah Montana- Nightmare on Hannah Street- by Laurie McElroy- j Fic McElr- Miley loves being teen pop-star sensation Hannah Montana-but when her scheming, look-alike cousin Luann pays a visit, suddenly Miley isn't the only one who wants a taste of stardom!

Hannah Montana- Super Sneak- by Laurie McElroy- j Fic McElr- When Miley is invited to a sneak preview of a hot new movie, she's sure that her dad won't mind a bit. He can't say no, right? Wrong! It's exam time, and Miley's dad wants her to stay home and study! But how can Miley resist free popcorn and movie stars?

Disney High School Musical - All Access -This deluxe book is essential for any High School Musical fan. With removables related to favorite scenes in both of the hit Disney Channel Original Movies, as well as elements like Gabriella's karaoke tips and Sharpay's sketches of her dream golf cart, Disney High School Musical All-Access takes readers beyond what they've seen in the movies and gives the man in-depth look at the world of High School Musical. (please do not remove the removables!)

New for Chrstmas!

A Present for Santa Claus- A pop-up story by Dana Kubick and David Wood. j-E Kub

New Non-Fiction

Miley Cyrus Hannah Montana- by Jennifer Magid - j 921 Cyrus, M.
It's not hard to see why people sometimes confuse Miley Cyrus with the character she plays on the hit TV show Hannah Montana. Like the character, Miley lives a dual life: normal teenager by day and superstar by night. Miley has conquered television, music, and movies-and she's still in high school! What's next for sAmerica's favorite teen star?

Bobbie Kalman nonfiction books-
How Does it Feel? - j 612.88
Introducing Landforms- j 551.4
Baby Cats - j 599.75
Baby Horses - j 636.1
Baby Deer - j 599.65
Plants are Living Things - j 581

What Do Astronauts Do? by Carmen Bredeson- j 629.45- How do they eat? sleep? go to the bathroom?? What is an astronaut?

Harnessing Power from the Sun by Niki Walker -j 621.47 - Energy and Solar Power

The American Boy's Handy Book- by Daniel Beard- (co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America) j 790.1922 Bea -Want to know how to sail aboat? Catch a Spider? Throw a boomerang? this book is for you!

Sammy's Excellent Real-life adventures- j 793.73 Hoc -Character Builders for Kids in a "Where's Waldo" format.

Baby Animals by Debbie Stone - j 599 Sto - Beautiful Photographs!


New Easy Fiction

The Little Fire Engine by Lois Lenski- j E Len - Mr. Small does it all!
In this adventure, Fireman Small rushes to battle a fire in town. When the alarm bell rings, Fireman Small suits up and roars down the road in his shiny red fire engine. When he helps extinguish the fire and rescues a young girl, Fireman Small becomes a hero in Tinytown.

New Little Golden Books-
Poky Little Puppy's First Christmas
Annabelle's Wish
I Can't Wait for Christmas
Scooby-Doo! The Haunted Carnival
The Little Mermaid

Wheels! by Annie Cobb -j Beg Cob - ot just for vehicle lovers, this ode to man's greatest invention needs few words to get its point across. The catchy poem shows wheels being used in a variety of ways - such as on cars, trains, shopping carts, and dune buggies - then shows what it would be like if we didn't have any wheels at all.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

New on the shelf

The Crayon Box that Talked- by Shane DeRolf - j E DeRol - Although they are many different colors, the crayons in a box discover that when they get together they can appreciate each other and make a complete picture.

The Search for Mud Mountain- j E Sea - The seven members of the clean team set out to help Henry find the ultimate mud hole.

My Crayons Talk- by Patricia Hubbard- j E Hub - Brown crayon sings "Play, Mud pie day," and Blue crayon calls "Sky, Swing so high" in this story about talking crayons.

The Magic Bubble Trip - by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert - j E Sch- James blows a giant bubble that carries him away to a land of large hairy frogs.

Help Me, Mr. Mutt! by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel- j E Ste-What's a dog to do with a problematic human? Mr. Mutt has the answers!

Benny's Big Bubble -by Jane O'Connor- j Beg OCon-Bubblemeister Benny blows one enormous bubble that takes off on an airborne trip around the neighborhood.

The Ephesus Chronicles- by V.A. Runion- j Fic Run - Thomas and Connie are two very ordinary kids until they meet Caleb, an angel of the Lord. They are sent on a mission from God that pushes them to the limits. Thomas and Connie put on the whole armor of God and learn the importance of honesty.

Animal Heroes True Rescue Stories- by Sandra Markle - j636.0887 Mar - True storeis of real live animal heroes!
African Critters- by Robert Haas - j 591.96 Haa- beautiful photography of african animals.