Monday, December 01, 2008

New Books!!

Eve of the Emperor Penguin - j Fic Osb- JACK AND ANNIE continue their quest for the secrets of happiness-secrets they need to save Merlin. This time, the Magic Tree House takes them to the one continent they haven't visited before: Antarctica! What can they hope to learn about happiness in such a barren place? Only the penguins know for sure . . . Jack and Annie are about to find out!

Sir Givret the Short - j Fic Mor - Many years ago, the storytellers say, the great King Arthur held court with his gallant Knights of the Round Table. Poor Givret, who is easily the shortest man at court, bears the brunt of their jokes. But what he lacks in stature, Givret makes up for in brains-and before he knows it, his quick thinking has landed him a place at the famous Round Table! And so beginneth the exciting and funny adventures of Sir Givret the Short, Brilliant, and Marvelous.

So Long Stinky Queen - j Fic Wis -The new school year is not starting out well for Samantha. Her best friend, Carol, has moved away and school is really lonely without her. Her classmate, Evelyn, is mean and always teasing her and calling her "stinky." And her mother is teaching the kids in her class with learning problems, including Evelyn!
When Samantha meets Ruthie, the new girl in school, things start looking up. Now she has someone to play with. But then Evelyn pushes her way into their games of make-believe and leaves Samantha out. Someone has to teach Evelyn a lesson and Samantha realizes that she will have to take control of the situation. As she proceeds with her plan to get even with Evelyn, Samantha learns how to stand up for herself and, at the same time, discovers the importance of forgiveness.

Tinker Bell - j Fic Mor -EVER WONDER HOW leaves change colors, flowers bloom, and ladybugs get their dots? All these nature-related wonders are the work of fairies! Every fairy in Pixie Hollow has a special talent. But Tinker Bell isn't so sure she's happy with hers. Sure, using her special tinkering hammer to create her contraptions is fun, but she'd rather travel to the mainland to help with the change of seasons. Based on the Tinker Bell direct-to-DVD movie, this junior novelization retells the whole wonderful story of Tinker Bell's realization that everyone has something important to contribute-even a tinker fairy! Plus, there are eight pages of full-color images taken directly from the film.

A Brand-New day with Mouse and Mole -j Beg Yee - Mole is having a very bad morning. His pants have holes in them. So do his shirts. What could be the cause of all these holes? Turns out, moths make holes in clothes, and that makes Mole very grumpy. So Mouse does what a good friend should do and takes Mole on a trip to the store. There, Mole realizes all of his clothes are OLD. And what's NEW is in. What is a reluctant-to-change Mole going to do? The latest adventure of Mouse and Mole shows that sometimes it's fun to try something new . . . and sometimes it isn't. But friendship helps make each brand-new day one to look forward to!

Dodsworth in Paris - j BEG Ega-Dodsworth is in the City of Lights. He adn the duck have just arrived in Paris. They are ready for some adventures magnifique! They see mimes. They see painters. They see folks wearing berets. They climb the Eiffel Tower. But trouble never strays far from a misbehaving duck and Paris is full of surprises!!

Marco Flamingo j 468 Jar - Marco has a problem. He lives in the south and every winter he waits for his friends to migrate from the north. He loves to listen to their stories about the snow and dreams of experiencing winter for himself. All of the birds think he is a birdbrain.

The Real 12 Days of Christmas- j 781.62 Hai -This book presents the reader with the real story behind the popular Christmas carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas".

Fun with Roman Numerals - j 513.5 Adl - Page IV. Super Bowl XLV. Roman numerals are everywhere: on clocks, in books, and on buildings. But what do Roman numerals mean? How do you use them? Fun with Roman Numerals is a straightforward and appealing introduction to a timely topic. On a scale of I to X, it's an XI!

Winter Lights A Season in Poem's and Quilts - j 811.54 Him -
Rich, luminous fabrics.
Eleven miles of thread.
An uncountable number of stitches.
Clear, sparkling words.
With these ingredients Anna Grossnickle Hines celebrates the lights that brighten the darkest season of our year. In poems and quilts she captures each heartening glow and flicker, from the moon and aurora borealis to the holiday lights of Santa Lucia, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Chinese New Year to one lone candle and a hidden flashlight in the deep, dark night.

Dinosaur vs. Bedtime - J E She - Nothing can stop a little dinosaur. Not talking grown-ups, a bowl of spaghetti, or bath time... But what happens when he has to face the biggest challenge of all?

Too Many Toys - j E Sha - Spencer has too many toys! His father trips over them, his mother falls over them, and the house is overflowing with junk. Now its time to give some of the mountain of goodies away, but Spencer finds it hard. In the end, he fills a box, but decides the one toy he can't part with is the box!

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