Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Great New Books!

The Outlandish Adventures of Liberty Aimes- by Kelly Easton - : Ten-year-old Libby Aimes escapes her prison-like home by using a strange concoction of her father's, then tries to make her way to the boarding school of her dreams, aided by various people and animals.

Tricking the Tallyman by Jacqueline Davies- In 1790, the suspicious residents of a small Vermont town try to trick the man who has been sent to count their population for the first United States Census.

Let Me Hold You Longer by Karen Kingsbury - With lighthearted illustrations and a sweet, reflective tone, best-selling author Karen Kingsbury encourages parents to savor not only their children's "firsts"--like first steps and first words--but the "lasts" as well. With the tenderness of a mother speaking directly to her child, Karen reminds us not to miss last days of kindergarten and last at bats in Little League amidst the whirlwind of life.

The Case of the Marshmallow Monster by James Preller - Jigsaw is exited about his camping trip with his friends -- no school, and no detective work. But a full moon and a campfire story about a lake creature get Jigsaw back in business. When the marshmallows begin to disappear, Danika is sure a Marshmallow Monster is haunting the lake. Jigsaw and Mila scope out the area and wait to find out the real story.

New Tracks for Thomas - Thomas ignores everyone's advice to take his time in learning his new daily run. When he gets lost, Thomas learns the price of being overly confident the hard way.

Sergio Saves the Game! by Edel Rodriguez - Although Sergio the penguin loves to play soccer, he is very clumsy and uncoordinated and he practices day and night, hoping he can help his team win the big game against the Seagulls.

The Hermit Crab by Carter Goodrich - Absorbed in his search for food, a shy hermit crab, disguised in a fancy new shell, inadvertently rescues a flounder caught beneath a trap and wins the admiration of the other marine animals.

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