Saturday, November 14, 2009

Coin Collecting for Kids - This collector's book and coin album introduces the hobby of collecting coins.

Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies - Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, have hand-selected a wonderful mix of their most cherished poems, songs, and lullabies in this rich and diverse poetry collection.

Touchdown - This book is packed with facts about amazing touchdowns from the earliest days of football to the present and the players who made them happen.

The Story of Snow -This book about the science of snow features photos of snow crystals in their beautiful diversity and includes how snow crystals are formed into different shapes and snow-crystal-catching instructions in the back of the book.

In the Belly of an Ox -Richard and Cherry reasoned they might hide from birds in the belly of an ox. Concealed in the hollow animal, the brothers were able to photograph birds in their natural habitats. Their results were published in 1895, marking a new era in natural history.

Coins and Other Currency -Learn about the history and collecting of coins and currency along with a class of fifth-graders.

Lincoln Shot -Conceived as a one-year anniversary newspaper edition of Lincoln's assassination, this brilliant, beautiful, and bold biographical portrait of Abraham Lincoln mimics 19th-century newsprint, combining pen and ink drawings with archival photography, and period typography with articles surveying Lincoln's life.

I Drive a Tractor -Examines how tractors can be used for many different things from farming to hauling dirt.

Picture Book Biography by David Adler

The Way I Feel -Illustrations and rhyming text portray children experiencing a range of emotions, including frustration, shyness, jealousy, and pride.

Animal Dads-Illustrations and simple text describe how the males of different species help take care of their young.

Dinosaurs -
Simple text and illustrations present different kinds of dinosaurs.

Boats Afloat -Photographs and simple text describe all kinds of large and small boats and their functions.

Cracked Up Joke Book-
Why did the chicken cross the road? The chickens in Chicken Run know, and they'll tell readers why in this fun format filled with knee-slapping, wing-flapping jokes. This easy-to-read format contains a whole farm full of jokes -- from familiar favorites to new jokes developed to tie in directly with the characters and events in the film. Illustrated with black-and-white line drawings, its sure to keep young readers laughing until the cows come home.

The Big Fat Cow the Goes Kapow-In these ten easy-to-read stories there is a mixed-up cow that says "miaow," a mole called Noel who plays rock 'n' roll in a hole, and a boy named Mike who rides a bike with a very big spike!

Boomer's Big Day -Moving day proves confusing for Boomer, a golden retriever, until he at last explores his new home and finds his own favorite and familiar things.

Family Huddle -During a trip to visit both sets of grandparents in Mississippi, brothers Eli, Cooper, and Peyton, and their father, former NFL star Archie Manning, take advantage of every opportunity to play football, practice plays, or play sports trivia games.

Big Bear Hug - bear who loves to hug everything meets a human who is about to chop down a tree, and the bear must make a decision on how to save his forest.

Imogene's Last Stand - Enamored of history, young Imogene Tripp tries to save her town's historical society from being demolished in order to build a shoelace factory. Includes notes about historical figures quoted in the story.

Stagecoach Sal -When Sal drives a stagecoach alone for the first time to pick up and deliver mail, her mother is afraid she will meet local outlaw Poetic Pete, but Sal not only excels at roping, riding, and shooting, she is also an excellent singer.

The Nutty Nut Chase -When a shiny brown nut pops out of the ground, each animal wants it for him or herself, but the extraordinary nut turns out to be the source of a delicious treat for everyone.

Barbie and the Nutcracker -Barbie stars in the story of the popular ballet in which a little girl's love for the Nutcracker brings him to life.

Angelina in the Wings - Angelina is stunned and jealous when clumsy cousin Henry is given the part of a sunbeam in Madame Zizi's ballet, but her kindness in helping Henry perfect his part is rewarded when another sunbeam part needs to be filled for the big performance.

My Little Pony Series -

L is for Loving -
An alphabet book presenting the range of emotions that we may feel, from angelic to zippy

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Return to the Hundred Acre Wood by David Benedictus-Collects the further stories of Christopher Robin and his imaginary animal friends in the Hundred Acre Wood, where the animals anticipate Christopher Robin's return, meet a new friend, and solve the mystery of missing bees.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum -
Abridged text-

After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great Wizard in order to return to Kansas.

Calvin Coconut - The Zippy fix -
Calvin tries to earn money to buy Stella, the babysitter, a present for her sixteenth birthday because he feels guilty for taking advantage of her allergy to cats.

Al Capone Shines My Shoes -
Moose Flanagan, who lives on Alcatraz along with his family and the families of the other prison guards, is frightened when he discovers that noted gangster Al Capone, a prisoner there, wants a favor in return for the help that he secretly gave Moose.

Wild Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff -When twelve-year-old Lidie leaves Brazil to join her father and brother on a horse ranch in New York, she has a hard time adjusting to her changed circumstances, as does a new horse that has come to the ranch.

The Composer is Dead -An inspector seeks to solve a murder mystery at the symphony by questioning each of the musical instruments.

Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Moving Day -Nine-year-old Allie Finkle has rules for everything and is even writing her own rule book, but her world is turned upside-down when she learns that her family is moving across town, which will mean a new house, school, best friend, and plenty of new rules.

Pony Pals -
The Pony Pals find a wild, neglected pony in a field near a vacant house and work hard to tame it.

Pony Problem -: "Acorn bites Snow White. Snow White bites Acorn. Who started it? Why? And will the ponies ever get along again?" Snow White and Acorn are fighting, which causes a big blowout as Lulu and Anna defend their ponies. Pam uses her newly discovered gift for communing with the ponies to figure out why they all are upset.

Barbie and her friend Teresa go to a dude ranch for a behind-the-scenes look at a movie being filmed there and so Barbie can interview the film's star, Matt Carson. But when a champion racehorse disappears without a trace, can Barbie find the culprit?

Friday, November 06, 2009

New audio books!

Skippyjon Jones Lost in Spice- Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese cat that thinks he is a Chihuahua dog, has an adventure on Mars.

Ivy and Bean Doomed to Dance by Annie Barrows - Second-grade best friends Ivy and Bean beg for ballet lessons, then, when they are cast as squids in their first recital, scheme to find a way out of what seems to be boring, hard, and potentially embarrassing.

Henry and the Crazed Chicken Pirates by Carolyn Crimi -When the Buccaneer Bunnies receive a note from an unknown enemy, Henry researches and writes a book called "Plan for Impending Danger from the Unknown Enemy Who Wrote the Scary Note," which helps him when the enemy finally arrives.

The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen - When a circus ship runs aground off the coast of Maine, the poor animals are left on their own to swim the chilly waters. Staggering onto a nearby island, they soon win over the wary townspeople with their kind, courageous ways. So well do the critters blend in that when the greedy circus owner returns to claim them, villagers of all species conspire to outsmart the bloated blowhard.

Mr. Putter and Tabby Spill the Beans by Cynthia Rylant - Although he would rather be sipping an ice cream soda, Mr. Putter and his cat Tabby attend a cooking class with Mrs. Teaberry and her dog Zeke, where they learn 100 ways to cook beans.

Froggy's Best Babysitter- Jonathan London - Froggy wreaks havoc when a new babysitter comes to stay overnight with him and his sister Pollywogilina.

Adios Oscar a Butterfly Fable by Peter Elwell - Despite his friends' teasing, Oscar the caterpillar studies to prepare for becoming a butterfly and migrating to Mexico, so when things do not turn out as he expects, he is still able to make his dream come true.