Monday, January 26, 2009

Photosynthesis Changing Sunlight into Food by Bobbie Kalman j 581.13 Kal- Explains the process of how plants make food.

Earth-Friendly Energy by Ron Fridell- j 333.79 Fri -
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Beyond fossil fuels -- Solar power -- Wind power -- Water power -- Earth power -- Biofuels -- Into the future.

Do You Know Where Your Water has Been? by Kelly Barnhill - j 628.1 Bar - Even if it looks clean, untreated water can have deadly bacteria in it. Discover the nasty effects of unclean water, and learn about the process by which clean, clear water gets to your tap.

Fall by Ann Herriges-j 508.2 Her - Simple text and supportive images introduce beginning readers to the characteristics of the season of fall. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade.

Prickly Porcupines by Catherine Nichols - j 599.3 Nic- Ouch! Don't get too close to a porcupine. This prickly creature can stab its enemy with some of its 30,000 sharp quills. To make things even worse, a porcupine can also give off a stinky smell when in danger. The horrible odor is so strong that it makes its enemy's eyes and nose water. Look inside to find many more fascinating facts about these prickly creatures!

Miley Cyrus by Jennifer Howse- j 921 Cyrus, M. An introduction to the life and career of the "Hannah Montana" pop sensation Miley Cyrus.

Steven Spielberg by Laura Edge j 921 Spielberg - Steven Spielberg is the most successful filmmaker in movie history. In this latest title in the "People to Know Today" series, the sources of Spielberg's creativity and the influences that shaped his choices as a filmmaker are revealed. Take a sometimes amazing, sometimes humorous, behind the scenes look at how Spielberg creates movie magic.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. by Nicole Pristash- j 921 Earnhardt - Biography of Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Tiger Woods by Sarah Tieck - j 921 Woods - A golf legend -- Family life -- Young master -- Going pro -- A hard worker -- Father and coach -- Family man

Barack Obama by William Davis- j 921 Obama- The speech -- Roots of a Kenyan Kansan -- Growing up black and white in Hawaii -- College years -- Community organizer -- Harvard law -- Putting down roots -- Legislative lessons -- Mr. Obama goes to Washington -- "We've got to create a better politics."

Jammin' with the Jonas Brothers- by Lexi Ryals- Profiles the teen pop group made up of three brothers from New Jersey, discussing their influences, their rise to fame, and their future plans.

The Greenhouse Effect by Darlene R. Stille - j 363.7387 Sti- Explains what the greenhouse effect is and describes ways of preventing the effects of global warming.

When People Die by Sally Hewitt - j 155.9 Hew-Case studies and helpful advice for kids who have experienced death of a close loved one.

Iraq by I.R. Blean- j 956.7 Bea-
Includes bibliographical references (p. 47) and index.
The battleground -- Cradle of civilization -- Creation of Iraq -- Saddam Hussein -- Regime change -- Iraq fact file -- Glossary -- Further information.

Prairies by Hollie Endres - j 578.744 End -Simple text and supportive images introduce beginning readers to the physical characteristics and geographic locations of Prairies.

What Lives in the Desert? by Oona Gaarder-Juntti - j591.754 Gaa- Awesome pictures and discriptions of animals who call the desert home.

The Adventures of Daniel Boom AKA Loudboy by D.J. Steinberg- Being the new kid in town with no volume control on his voice, Daniel Boom discovers an even bigger problem: the evil Kid-Rid Corporation has silenced the entire world with their terrible Soundsucker LX machine! Daniel taps into his inner superhero to become Loud Boy, along with his new pals who have bad habits (aka superpowers) of their own. The unlikely heroes are able to turn the tables on the villains, restoring peace and un-quiet to the world once more! But is it the end of Kid-Rid?

Mavin Redpost A Magic Crystal? When Marvin Redpost's new friend Casey shares with him her magic crystal that can make wishes come true, things get out of control.

Hannah Montana- Face Off - j Fic Alf When a picture of Hannah Montana, aka Miley Stewart, is used in an advertisement for skin cream, she is upset that it portrays her with a huge blemish.

New Audio Books! Come in and meet Gerald our new caterpillar audio book display!

Ivy and Bean Bound to be Bad by Annie Barrows j B&CD Fic Bar- Best friends Ivy and Bean learn that being very good, or very bad, can be a real challenge when they set out to become like a man Ivy heard about who was so pure of heart that birds and animals followed him.

Maybelle Goes to Tea by Katie Speck j B&CD Fic Spe -Maybelle the cockroach follows the advice of her new fly friend Maurice and tumbles into a terrifying but tasty adventure during Mrs. Peabody's Ladies' Spring Tea.

Frankenstein Takes the Cake by Adam Rex j B&CD 811.6 Rex- Rex brings back Frankenstein--and the monster is getting married! But Frankenstein and his undead bride will have many things to deal with before this monster bash.

Minerva the Monster by Wednesday Kirwan j B&CD E Kir - Feeling out of sorts, Minerva pretends to be a monster, but after realizing that monsters do not eat cookies, read stories, or sleep in nice warm beds, she decides to rejoin her family.

In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck j B&CD - Alice wants everything in her bedroom to be blue before she falls asleep.

My Friend, the Starfinder- by George Ella Lyon j B&CD E Lyo - A child relates some of the wondrous tales told by an old man who once found a falling star and stood at the end of a rainbow.

The Giant of Seville by Dan Anderson jB&CD E And- Nearly eight feet tall, Captain Bates arrives in Seville, Ohio, with his head sticking out the train window. He and his wife--who is just as tall--are tired of being in the circus and are looking for a nice place to live. But is Seville big enough?

Bear Stays Up for Christmas
by Karma Wilson B&CD j E Wil-Bear's friends awaken him the day before Christmas and help him to stay awake as they bake fruitcakes, fill stockings, and sing carols; then, while they sleep, he prepares his own surprise.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Awesome New Non-fiction titles!

Sea Horses -

Easy reader and awesome pictures!

Piglets- A basic introduction to piglets. Simple text and full color photographs. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade.

American Shorthair Cats- Simple text and photographs present an introduction to the American Shorthair breed, its growth from kitten to adult, and pet care information.

Puppies - A basic introduction to puppies. Simple text and full color photographs. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade.
Simple text and supportive images introduce beginning readers to Sea horses. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade.

A basic introduction to kittens. Simple text and full color photographs. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Do you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid?

Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid, is having a contest and you can enter!

check out the details but hurry - contest ends January 31st!