Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New books just in time for Christmas

Beginner Books:
Clifford's Valentines by Norman Bridwell
Clifford receives lots of Valentines. See what he does to give one to them!

The Mystery of the Kibble Crook adapted by Liz Mills
Clifford and his friends have to find out WHO ate Cleo's new dog food.

Picture Books:
The Banshee by Eve Bunting
Banshee: the ghost figure of a woman who wails or "keens" outside a house where there may be a death; an Irish superstition. Is the banshee at Terry's house or is it something else making that noise?

Long Shot by Chris Paul
Everybody told Chris that he was too small to play basketball. But he ignored them all because he had big dreams.

Red Ted and the Lost Things by Michael Rosen
In this graphic novel Red Ted is left in the train station. He decides to take things into his own hands and find home with the help of his new friends. Will he make it?

Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep! by Maureen Wright
Big Bear can't hear very well. Instead of hearing Old Man Winter say "sleep" he thinks he hears him say "drive a jeep", "sweep", "leap", "dive deep", "climb a mountain steep". Old Man Winter finally changes what he says and the bear understands. What does that Old Man Winter say?

Chapter Books:
Eagle Song by Joseph Bruchac
After moving from a Mohawk reservation to Brooklyn, New York, fourth grader Danny Bigtree encounters stereotypes about his Native American heritage.

Signal by Cynthia DeFelice
After moving with his father, Owen faces a lonely summer until he meets an abused girl who may be a space alien. Is she really?

Darby by Jonathon Scott Fuqua
In 1926, nine-year-old Darby stirs up trouble when she writes a story for the local paper promoting racial equality.

Over My Dead Body by Kate Klise
In this story told mostly through letters, busybody Dick Tater tries to ban Halloween and ghost stories. Will he accomplish his goal?

More Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School by Louis Sachar
Can you figure out the craziness at Wayside School?

Star Wars, Anakin Skywalker by Todd Strasser

Star Wars, Queen Amidala by Jude Watson

Non-Fiction Books:
Listen to the Wind by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth
This is the story of Mr. Mortenson's first building project in Pakistan.

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
In 1993 Mr. Mortenson tried to climb K2 to honor of his younger sister, but had to turn around because another climber got sick. He became lost in the mountains of Pakistan. He wandered into a small village where they took him in. He promised to return to build a school. He has now built more than sixty schools.

Llamas and Other Latin American Camels by Zella Williams
This book in Spanish and English discovers the world of camels.

There's No Place Like Space! by Tish Rabe
Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat introduces Sally and Dick to the planets, stars, and moons in our universe.

Never Smile at a Monkey by Steve Jenkins
In this book you will find out what you should never do if you encounter dangerous animals.

Marsupials by Nic Bishop
In this book (with excellent pictures) you will discover more about animals on the Austrailian continent.

Magic Tree House Fact Finder about Bats byKris Hirschmann
Come with Ms. Frizzle to find out all about bats.

Whaling Season by Peter Lourie
In this book (with great pictures) you will learn all about a year in the life of an arctic whale scientist.

Mysterious Mesages by Gary Blackwood
You will learn about the history of codes and ciphers in this book.

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