Monday, December 15, 2008

New Non-Fiction- find them on the blue bug shelf!

Going Green-
Includes bibliographical references (p. 48) and index.
What does going green mean? -- Global energies -- Fossil fuels and pollution -- Greenhouse gases -- Solar power -- Wind power -- Water works! -- Hydrogen power -- Geothermal energy -- Biomass -- Making a difference -- Conserving energy -- The three R's.

The Jonas Brothers-
Includes bibliographical references (p. 29-30), discography (p. 29), filmography (p. 29) and index.
A scary discovery -- From New Jersey to Broadway -- Disney comes calling -- Superstars! -- A bright future.

Afghanistan Countries in Crisis-
Includes bibliographical references and index.
War zone -- Crossroads of Asia -- Independence and struggles -- The Soviets arrive -- Life under the Taliban -- The violence continues.

My Parents' Divorce -Case studies and helpful advice for kids whose parents are getting divorced.

Owning a Pet Cat - Owning a Pet: Cat tells you everything you need to know about responsible cat ownership. The books are full of essential information, including useful tips and key facts. These will help you to provide the very best pet care and to build a stronger, longer-lasting relationship with your pet.

Understanding Global Warming -
It's a fact: Earth is warming up. Scientists have learned that air pollution and other human actions are causing Earth to heat up at an alarming rate. They call this heating global warming. All over the planet, towering glaciers are melting and shrinking. Sea level is rising, threatening to put coastal lands underwater. Earth's delicate balance of plants and animals is in danger. We must join together in the quest to slow and prevent global warming. With engaging text and eye-catching images-plus a special Going Green section-this book tells you all about global warming and what you can do to prevent it.

Jeff Gordon - Jeff Gordon knows what it takes to win a Cup championship. With multiple Cup titles, it's no wonder he's known as the Rainbow Warrior. Find out how Jeff got his start in the world of NASCAR .

Chris Rock -
Chris Rock has never been afraid to speak his mind-no matter whom he might offend. For years, his comedy was for adults only. That changed with the success of the TV series Everybody Hates Chris and a string of hit animated films. Rock proved he can make any audience laugh-young or old. It's no wonder he's often called the funniest man in America.

John McCain- A third generation military man, John Sidney McCain III was groomed his entire life to join his father and grandfather as a highly decorated member of the U.S. Navy. Despite a quick temper and a wild, rebellious streak, McCain graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and soon found himself flying daredevil bombing missions over Vietnam. But his promising military career, and his life, took a sharp turn when he was shot down over the city of Hanoi, and he spent six years in a prisoner-of-war camp, where he was frequently tortured and locked in solitary confinement.

Arnold Schwarzenegger- Arnold Schwarzenegger was only fifteen years old when he made up his mind: "I wanted to do something special," he said, "to be recognized as the best." Schwarzenegger set his sights on becoming the top bodybuilder in the world, and after that-a rich and famous movie star. He never doubted his ability to reach his goals. In 2003, the popular action hero aimed his ambition and energy in another direction: politics. As governor of the richest and most populous state in the country, Schwarzenegger has faced his biggest challenges yet.

Miley Cyrus -
High interest-low vocabulary books.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 29-30), discography (p. 28), filmography (p. 28) and index.
Big break -- Smiley Miley -- Young Lucille Ball -- Hannah Montana -- Best friends

Hillary Clinton - The United States may be closer than ever to getting its first woman president. Yet even as women's status in society has risen, many still are not comfortable with the idea of a woman behind the desk in the Oval Office. Hillary Clinton knows she is fighting that gender bias, along with many other perceived negatives. True to her nature, she continues to battle. If Hillary Clinton prevails and is elected president, it will be one of the most significant moments in the history of the United States.

Hilary Duff- Hilary Duff got her big break as the star of the Lizzie McGuire series. She went on to act in movies, including The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Cheaper by the Dozen, and The Perfect Man. She has recorded several CDs, including Most Wanted, which was a number one album for two weeks. Successful in television, movies, and music, Hilary Duff is one of the rising superstars of entertainment.

Cicadas- Simple text accompanied by full-color photographs give an upclose look at cicadas. Intended for kindergarten through third grade students.

Apple Harvest - Simple text and photographs present an apple harvest in the fall.

Two Bobbies- Bobbi (the dog) and Bob Cat are the best of friends. When their hometown of New Orleans was struck by Hurricane Katrina, many lost everything. Bobbi and Bob Cat only survived by staying together. This is the story of their remarkable friendship.

New York Times v. Sullivan-This landmark Supreme Court Case of 1964 reinforced the freedom of the press guaranteed by the First Amendment. Mr. L.B. Sullivan was a public official in Montgomery, Alabama, who claimed he had been libeled by an advertisement in the New York Times. The ad questioned police handling of civil rights issues, and as the man in charge of the police force, Sullivan claimed the ad hurt his reputation. The Court affirmed the newspaper's right to print material that it believed to be true, regardless of whether or not it was hurtful to a public official.

What Happens at a Crayon Factory? - What Happens at a Crayon Factory?: Join Buddy, every first-grader's favorite Weekly Reader pal, as he goes behind the scenes at interesting real-life places where people do interesting real-life work. What Happens at a Crayon Factory? takes readers inside a real factory to see how crayons are made.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Coloring Contest at your library!


CDPL Christmas Coloring Contest!
1 winner per age group
3 and under
4,5 and 6
7,8 and 9
10,11 and 12

Pick up your entry in the Children's Department: All entries must be turned
in at the Youth Service
Desk by 5pm on Saturday
Dec 20th.

Winners will be notified Monday, December 22nd.

Yeah Prizes!
Yeah Prizes!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Easy Fiction

The Busy Little Squirrel- jE Taf-The leaves have started to fall. The air is cold. Squirrel needs to get ready for winter. He cannot nibble with the mice. He does not have time to hop with the frogs or run with the dogs. But there is one thing he can do!

The Invisible String- j E Kar- No one is every alone or too far away for the string of love to stay with you.

The Ugly Pumpkin - jE Hor - The Ugly Pumpkin has waited all through October for someone to take him home, but no one wants him. He doesn't look like other pumpkins. So the lonely Ugly Pumpkin leaves the patch in search of a place where he'll fit in. By the time Thanksgiving arrives, he discovers the truth about who he is-but it's not what he expected!

Snowmen at Night- j E Bue - Snowmen at Night reveals a wonderful wintertime secret-when we are sleeping, the snowmen are out playing!

A Mountain of Mittens- j E Plo- Molly always forgets her mittens at school. Every day Molly's parents use a new method -- Velcro, crochet chains, even duct tape -- to help her remember. But Molly and all the other kids still forget their mittens. When the mountain of mittens in the lost-and-found grows and grows, it causes a real emergency!

One Mitten - j E Geo- What can you do with only one mitten? Use your imagination! Award-winning poet Kristine O'Connell George shows that the simplest object can be a springboard into playful exploration. Spare rhyming text and bright, lively illustrations celebrate a small child's joyful discovery of many things she can do, be, and play with a single mitten. And when she finally finds the mitten's missing mate, two mittens open up a whole new realm of possibilities. Once again, the creators of Book! look at the world through a young child's eyes, revealing the fun that's hidden in everyday things.

Millions of Snowflakes- j E Sid- One little snowflake falls on my nose. It makes me shiver from my head to my toes.
A little girl plays outside on a cold winter day, counting each snowflake as it falls softly to the ground. Bundled in her warmest snowsuit, she savors the snow, tasting each flake as it falls on her tongue, and makes snow angels. Simple rhyming text captures the joy of a winter afternoon while teaching basic counting skills. Exuberant pastel illustrations invite young readers to join the fun.

Lost and Found - j E Jef- What is a boy to do when a lost penguin shows up at his door?Find out where it comes from, of course, and return it. But the journey to the South Pole is long and difficult in the boy's rowboat. There are storms to brave and deep, dark nights.To pass the time, the boy tells the penguin stories. Finally, they arrive. Yet instead of being happy, both are sad. That's when the boy realizes: The penguin hadn’t been lost, it had merely been lonely!

New fiction on the shelves

Marvin Redpost #7 Super Fast, Out of Control! - j Fic Sac- Many have tried to master the slippery slopes of Suicide Hill on their bikes. Marvin's older brother has conquered the hill, but Marvin has steered clear. Until now. The word at school is that Marvin will be taking on the hill with his new mountain bike. But the truth is, he can barely climb on the seat! And the gears--forget about it. How did he suddenly become a daredevil? Does he have to go through with it to prove himself? If Marvin makes it, he'll be a hero. If not, his friends and family may catch the biggest wipeout in history.

Marvin Redpost #5 - Class President - j Fic Sac - t's no ordinary day for Marvin Redpost and his class. It's "hole day," and even Mrs. North and Principal McCabe are wearing their very worst clothes. It seemed like a fun idea that morning, but now they're expecting company--the president of the United States is on his way! And there's no time to change! Marvin must do math on the blackboard with television cameras pointing at him. And the day is just beginning!

Junie B., First Grader Dumb Bunny- j Fic Par- It's an Easter Egg-stravaganza!Lucille is having an Easter Egg Hunt at her rich expensive mansion! And guess what? The winner gets a play date to swim in Lucille's heated indoor swimming pool! Only, here is the problem. How did Junie B. get stuck wearing a big dumb bunny suit? And how can she possibly find eggs when she keeps tripping over her huge big rabbit feet? Being a dumb bunny is definitely not as easy as it looks. Will Junie B. end up with egg on her face? Or will the day deliver some very uneggspected results?

Curtains! A High School Musical Mystery - j Fic Dah- Starcups! the Harrison Ford High School musical is in danger! First, a huge light crashes down onstage, nearly hitting the director. Then part of the set falls over on on the show's star. When another actor's costume is destroyed, Kyle Sutton knows it isn't just bad luck. Everyone's a suspect.

Dark Day in the Deep Sea - j Fic Osb- Jack and Annie continue their quest for the secrets of happiness-secrets they need if they're going to save Merlin. But when the magic tree house leads them to a tiny deserted island in the middle of the ocean, they're not sure who needs help more-Merlin or themselves! The brother and sister team are soon rescued by a ship of explorers and scientists. But the crew isn't looking for the secrets of happiness. The crew is looking for . . . a sea monster!

Swindle- j Fic Kor-After a mean collector named Swindle cons him out of his most valuable baseball card, Griffin Bing must put together a band of misfits to break into Swindle's compound and recapture the card. There are many things standing in their way- a menacing guard dog, a high-tech security system, a very secret hiding place, and their inability to drive-but Griffin and his team are going to get back what's rightfully his . . . even if hi-jinks ensue.

The Magic Thief- j Fic Pri-In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic, a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure. Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery's pocket and touched the wizard's locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus magic and work spells. But for some reason he did not. Nevery finds that interesting, and he takes Conn as his apprentice on the provision that the boy find a locus stone of his own. But Conn has little time to search for his stone between wizard lessons and helping Nevery discover who-or what-is stealing the city of Wellmet's magic, time is running our for Conn to find his stone.

Power of Three Warriors

#1.The Sight

#2. Dark River

#3. Out Cast

#4. Eclipse

#5. Long Shadows

Monday, December 01, 2008

It's the Most Wonderful time of the year!

Click on the link to see a calender of our December Activities in the Children's Department!

Be sure to sign up now for our Craft on December 20th.

Come to the YS desk or call 362-2242 ex115

Our fabulous Christmas party will be on December 16th at 6:45- follow the candy cane trail for games, craft and snack!!

Drop in crafts will be Dec 22,23,29 and 30th.

The library will be closed Dec 24,25,26 and 31 and Jan 1