Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Books For May

Human Body - Explore the human body with lights, sound, and movement.

Ghost Eats It All! - This cutie pie ghost is sure to delight young readers with his naughty antics. Ghost wants to eat it all! Ghost eats an apple. Ghost eats an egg. Ghost eats ice cream. Ghost eats pizza. But Monster is hungry too! Find out what happens to Ghost and Monster in this hilarious story. Ghost Eats It All is written and illustrated in full color. Competitively priced, this book is the perfect gift for Halloween.

My First Counting Book - My First Counting Book will teach your child how to count to 10 by using many different animals.

Step Inside Pirates - Colorful three dimensional pictures highlight this introduction to famous pirates and their world.

The Berenstain Bears Get Their Kicks - When Brother and Sister try out for soccer teams, Papa is at first disappointed that they do not want to play baseball, but he changes his mind when he sees them practice.

Over The Hedge: The Essential Guide - A guide to the DreamWorks movie in which forest animals wake from their winter hibernation to find that suburbia has arrived in their little part of the forest.

My Day - Junior Asparagus shares how to trust your day to the One who is powerful and loving enough to help you through this day and guide you through the next. Sing along with Junior on the accompanying CD and learn the blessings of building a relationship with God through prayer.

Alphabeep - Describes a vehicle or street sign for every letter of the alphabet from Ambulance to Zamboni.

Five Little Monkeys With Nothing To Do - Five little monkeys are bored, but their mother has them clean up the house for Aunt Bessie's visit.

The Story of Jesus - Simple text and illustrations tell the story of Jesus from birth to death.

Thomas Breaks a Promise - When Thomas the Tank Engine goes to a carnival instead of checking all the warning signals on the new branch line and then lies about it, his friend Percy nearly derails.

Bible Heroes - Learn about heroes in the Bible: Adam, Noah, Joseph, Miriam, Moses, Joshua, Samson, Deborah, David, Solomon, Elijah, Esther, Daniel, and Jonah.

Thomas & Friends: Railway Rhymes - A fun collection of more than 30 original poems featuring 35 different friends from the Island of Sodor. Travel all over the island, at all times of year in this wonderful first book of poems with the Thomas touch.

Biscuit's Show and Share Day - When it's show and share day at school, the little girl has to find a special object to bring to class, but it is Biscuit that comes up with the perfect answer. Includes six pages of Biscuit-related activities with an answer key at the back of the book.

My Shining Star - Rosemary Wells shares ten proven principles sure to help any child succeed in school and in life. These principles (Listening, Honesty, Patience, etc.) guide parents to build a home that's harmonious and supportive, fostering self-esteem and good habits in children. The message is timely and direct -- and absolutely essential for every family and every classroom.

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble With Commercials - Brother and Sister Bear keep asking for all of the toys they see on TV commercials.

Some other new books this month include: Popcorn, Our Hero Scamp, Go Thomas Go!, Treasury of Stories by Beatrix Potter, Disney's Anytime Stories Collection, Monsters, Inc., The Lion King 1 1/2, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Dinosaur, Mickey and the Beanstalk, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Pooh's Grand Adventure, Piglet's Big Movie, Tarzan, The Jungle Book 2, Treasure Planet, Winnie the Pooh and the Windy Day, Toy Story 2, The Tigger Movie, the Emperor's New Groove, A House for Mouse, Let's Jump In!, and Eloise's Pirate Adventure.

A collection of Beatrix Potter stories is also available: The Tale of Tom Kitten, The Tale of Two Bad Mice, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse, The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, and The Tailor of Glouchester.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Check out these new books!

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems- Wilbur, a naked mole rat who likes to wear clothes, is forced to go before the wise community elder, who surprises the other naked mole rats with his pronouncement.

Trouble Magnet Calvin Coconut by Grahm Salisbury-Nine-year-old. Calvin catches the attention of the school bully on the day before he starts fourth grade, while at home, the unfriendly, fifteen-year-old daughter of his mother's best friend has taken over his room.

Joe and Sparky Get New Wheels by Jamie Michalak- Sparky is a turtle who likes to stay inside his shell. Joe is a giraffe who likes to stretch his neck and see the world. When a car appears one day at the famous cageless zoo where they live, the two set off on the ride of their lives, with Joe behind the wheel and Sparky hanging on for dear life. From the shopping mall to the car wash to the take-out burger joint, Joe and Sparky cause mayhem everywhere they go.

Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson - Through letters to his little sister, who is living in a different foster home, sixth-grader Lonnie, also known as "Locomotion," keeps a record of their lives while they are apart, describing his own foster family, including his foster brother who returns home after losing a leg in the Iraq War.

Bill Gates Up Close by Marc Aronson - When Bill Gates was born in 1955, no one owned a personal computer. Gates envisioned what a computerized society could be and he set out to lead the way, building the Microsoft empire with single-minded drive. Today, the man who made his fortune by putting the whole world in touch now hopes to improve lives around the planet.

Swish - The quest for basketball's perfect shot by Mark Stewart and Mike Kennedy-A history of some notable basketball shots and players.

Dewey Doo-it Helps Little Owlie Fly Again- A children's story about Christopher Reeve- by Brahm Wenger and Alan Green-When Dewey gets his new kite caught in a tall tree and asks his friend Owlie for help, he finds that Owlie has been in an accident and can no longer flap his wings.

Math For All Seasons by Greg Tang - This collection of mind-bending math puzzles concentrates on groups of five, with each riddle posing a problem that readers can solve by counting.

The Vermeer Interviews - conversations with Seven Works of Art as imagined by Bob Raczka- In this book we take a look at seven paintings by Jan Vermeer, author Bob Raczka takes on the role of interviewer and the people in the paintings become his willing subjects.

Arthur's Family Treasury by Marc Brown- Three Arthur Adventures in One Volume- Now three of the most beloved Arthur Adventures, Arthur's Birthday, Arthur's Family Vacation, and Arthur's Baby are all in one volume!

A Whiff of Pine, a Hint of Skunk - a Forest of poems by Deborah Ruddell and Joan Rankin- In a watery mirror the rugged raccoon admires his face by the light of the moon: the mysterious mask, the whiskers beneath, the sliver of cricket still stuck in his teeth.Take a lighthearted romp through four seasons in the forest with these whimsical poems. Marvel at the overachieving beaver, applaud the race-winning snail and itsperfecttrail of slime, or head off to be pampered at a squirrel spa. Warning: Deborah Ruddell's quirky cast of animal characters and Joan Rankin's deliciously daffy pictures will cause giggles. The woods have never been so much fun!

Orangutan Tongs- Poems to Tangle your Tongue by Jon Agee- Have you ever gotten tripped up trying to say a silly succession of similar syllables? Of course-everyone has! It can frustrating, but it's always funny! For example, you know New York's unique, but did you know that unique New York's also pretty chic? And if you switched your wristwatch with a new Swiss watch, could you tell which wristwatch was which? Wordplay master Jon Agee tackles these and other tricky tongue twisters in a funny new title featuring his equally hilarious artwork. The combination will leave you speechless.

Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa -Ojiisan, the oldest and wealthiest man in the village, doesn't join the others at the rice ceremony. Instead he watches from his balcony. He feels something is coming-something he can't describe. When he sees the monster wave pulling away from the beach, he knows. Tsunami! But the villagers below can't see the danger. Will Ojiisan risk everything he has to save them? Can he? Illustrated in stunning collage by Caldecott winner Ed Young, here is the unforgettable story of how one man's simple sacrifice saved hundreds of lives. An extraordinary celebration of both the power of nature and the power each of us holds within.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Fifth Annual Blossoms and Brunch

You are cordially invited to the 5th Annual Blossoms and Brunch at your Crawfordsville Library.
May 16th, 2009
Young ladies (6 and up) and an adult guest come dressed in your princess finery. Brunch will be served and you will make a fancy craft!
You must register - please call 362-2242 ext. 115 or email children@cdpl.lib.in.us

Muffins and Moms - May 9th - Registration going on now!

Bring your mom to the Crawfordsville District Public Library on May 9th for some yummy muffins, a story and to make a moose puppet! You must register 362-2242 ext. 115

Friday, April 10, 2009

National Library Week! April 13-18

"Pop" on in to the Crawfordsville Public Library and show us your valid library card or get a new one and recieve popcorn surprises!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The Very Hungry Caterpillar turns 40

Happy 40th birthday Caterpillar and happy 80th birthday to Mr. Eric Carle!

Easter Egg Hunt!

Layne is ready to find some eggs!
Lauren and Taylor choose a game.

Hailey is ready!

Emily chooses a book.

Spring Break!

During spring break we have 2 tables set up for you to make a craft at your leisure!
Make a Rockin' Chick or an Egg Chick!

Have you been on our Scavenger Hunt yet? Come in and play Game 1 and then Game 2! Cool prizes!

Also, story times continue:
Monday - Elementary - K-3rd grade -4pm
Tuesday - Babies 10am
Tuesday - Family Night - 6:45pm
Wedneday - Toddlers - 10am
Thursday- Preschool - 10am and 2pm