Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New audio books with cds

Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same by Grace Lin
Ling and Ting are identical twins that people think are exactly the same, but time and again they prove to be different.

Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst
Lulu's parents refuse to get her a brontosaurus for her birthday so she sets out to find one herself. Once she finds one, he does not want to belong to Lulu.

Annie and Snowball and the Magical House by Cynthia Rylant
Annie goes to the home of her new friend Sarah and enjoys seeing the pretty house full of frilly things, walking in the beautiful garden, and making a tiny garden house for a fairy tea party.

Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies
Two teams of bats play a nighttime baseball game.

The Odious Ogre by Morton Juster
This story is about a really rotten ogre who terrorizes the entire countryside. Nothing can stop him. But then he takes a wrong turn and encounters a kind and friendly young lady who does her best to help him. What will the result be? Will he still be rotten or change?

The Django by Levi Pinfold
Jean wants to play the banjo but the django breaks the instrument. The django gets Jean in trouble all the time. Will Jean ever get a banjo? Will the django ever leave Jean alone? What exactly is a django?

Library Mouse: A World to Explore by Daniel Kirk
This is another delightful story about the mouse that loves to read. Sarah, another mouse that lives on the other side of the library, teaches Sam about adventure. They climb, they ride a jeep, they take a flight in a plane, and learn to explore.

The Ride: The Legend of Betsy Dowdy by Kitty Griffin
This story recounts the legend of North Carolina teenager Betsy Dowdy. Her courageous ride on a cold December night in 1775 may have played a crucial role in the American Revolution. It has never been proven that Betsy Dowdy really existed, but the legend lives on.

Quackenstein Hatches a Family by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Quackenstein the duck is all alone at the zoo. He decides to adopt an egg. The egg cracked and out came. . .what? It wasn't a duck. Quackenstein was scared and ran through the zoo. The "what" chased him everywhere he went. "What" finally caught him. Did they become a family? What exactly did come out of that egg?

Princesses Are Not Perfect by Kate Lum
Three princesses are bored with their particular skills and decide to swap jobs. What will happen? Will things turn out well or fall apart?

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The Search for Wondla - Living in isolation with a robot on what appears to be an alien world populated with bizarre life forms, a twelve-year-old human girl called Eva Nine sets out on a journey to find others like her. Features "augmented reality" pages, in which readers with a webcam can access additional information about Eva Nine's world.


Tia Lola -Juanita and Miguel's great aunt, Tía Lola, comes from the Dominican Republic to help take care of them after their parents divorce, and soon she is so involved in their small Vermont community that when her visa expires, the whole town turns out to support her.

Sabotaged -Time-travelers Jonah and Katherine are summoned to help another missing child from history, this time Virginia Dare from the Roanoke Colony, but their journey is sabotaged and goes dangerously awry, leaving them in the wrong time period. Includes author's note about the history of Roanoke Colony and Virginia Dare.

Anne Frank -Drawing on the unique historical sites, archives, expertise, and unquestioned authority of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, the New York Times bestselling authors Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon have created the first authorized graphic biography of Anne Frank. Their account is complete, covering the lives of Anne's parents, Edith and Otto; Anne's first years in Frankfurt; the rise of Nazism; the Franks' immigration to Amsterdam; war and occupation; Anne's years in the Secret Annex; betrayal and arrest; her deportation and tragic death in Bergen-Belson; the survival of Anne's father; and his recovery and publication of her astounding diary. Carefully researched for historical authenticity, the book includes numerous panels featuring images that have been painstakingly adapted from rare photographs of Anne and her family. A remarkable collaboration of talent, Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography not only reflects the dedication of its authors but marks another milestone in the evolution of graphic nonfiction.

Hokey Pokey Elmo - Based on what is sure to be the season's hottest toy--the Hokey Pokey Elmo doll--this book encourages children to play along as they read all about Elmo doing the Hokey Pokey.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Exciting New Series

We now have a new series of state books! There is a book for each state as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Easy to read with great information and pictures.

We also have Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Ugly Truth.

Monday, November 22, 2010

We have some new dvds!!!

From Nickelodeon - The Complete Book 1 Collection of Avatar The Last Airbender (6 dvds)
Barbie Fairytopia - Magic of the Rainbow
Bob the Builder - Celebrate with Bob
Bob the Builder - Teamwork
Go, Diego, Go - Diego's Ultimate Rescue League
Handy Manny - Big Construction Job
Veggie Tales - The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's (The Story of the Prodigal Son)

Friday, November 05, 2010

Awesome New Non-fiction for Beginner Readers!

Cool Sports Facts! -
Simple text and full-color photos illustrate facts about the rules, equipment need for each sport.

Fun Facts about Snakes! - Photographs and text present interesting facts about snakes.

Gorillas -Many animal species are in danger of becoming extinct. In this beautifully photographed series, learn about special animal species and why they are endangered. What human activities put them at risk? What can we do to save them? Explore some of the creative solutions environmentalists use to help preserve these remarkable creatures, and learn about the many small steps we can all take to protect their habitats.

Kitty Care - Let's care for kitty!

Sports and My body Soccer -Looks at how our bodies perform and react to this sport, the social and safety aspects of getting involved in soccer, and the role of healthy food and water for exercise and a healthy life.

Gymnastics- The Sports and My Body series introduces readers to common physical activities that children often explore. Each title looks at how activities affect the body, how children can safely participate in sports, and how a healthy lifestyle contributes to a healthy life.

Favorite Mother Goose Rhymes -Each easy-to-read book includes the traditional Mother Goose verse and simple illustrations featuring folks wearing old-fashioned costumes complete with bonnets and pinafores. The characters, whether animal or human, are expressive and full of personality. Plenty of white space is left on each page for the large-sized text. The result is a series of books with plenty of child appeal, perfect for reading with a group or sharing one-on-one.

What Can Live in a Desert? a Forest? A Grassland? a Lake? the Mountains? the Ocean?

Our Solar System - introduces beginning readers to key concepts in the early elementary science curriculum. Our Solar System is home to many different worlds.

Monday, November 01, 2010

November Fiction!

Keena Ford -When she accidentally leaves her journal in Tiffany's apartment, Keena is afraid that Tiffany will reveal all of her secrets.
The Call -A seemingly average twelve-year-old learns that he is destined to gather a team of similarly gifted children to try to save the world from a nameless evil, which is threatening to reappear after having been imprisoned for three thousand years.

The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester -After Owen captures an enormous bullfrog, names it Tooley Graham, then has to release it, he and two friends try to use a small submarine that fell from a passing train to search for Tooley in the Carter, Georgia, pond it came from, while avoiding nosy neighbor Viola.

Ranger's Apprentice -Tennyson, the false prophet of the Outsider cult, has escaped and Halt is determined to stop him before he crosses the border into Araluen, but Genovesan assassins put Will and Halt's extraordinary archery skills to the test. Red Zone -Identical twins Ronde and Tiki Barber's excitement over the approaching state championship football game turns to worry when there is a chicken pox outbreak at Hidden Valley Junior High.
The PS Brothers -Sixth-graders Russell and Shawn, poor and picked on, work together scooping dog droppings to earn money for a Rottweiler puppy to protect them from bullies, but when they learn the puppies' owner is running an illegal dog-fighting ring, they are torn about how to respond.
Fable Haven -Since ancient times, the great demon prison Zzyzx has protected the world from the most dangerous servants of darkness, including Gorgrog, the Demon King. After centuries of plotting, the Sphinx is on the verge of recovering the five artifacts necessary to open the legendary prison. To thwart the Sphinx's designs and find a safe home for the five artifacts, Kendra, Seth, and the Knights of the Dawn must venture far beyond the walls of Fablehaven in a desperate struggle to control the keys to the demon prison. Deadly Waters- While visiting the Everglades National Park with their parents, the Landon children uncover the mystery of dying manatees and learn important lessons about the natural environment.

New DVDs!!

Bob the Builder - Building From Scratch
Bob the Builder - Heavy Duty Diggers
Hannah Montana - The Movie
Mighty Machines - Learning, Lifting, and Towing
Maghty Machines - Machines on the Job
Mighty Machines - Making Tracks
Mighty Machines - Ships Ahoy
The Princess and the Frog
Thomas and Friends - Creaky Cranky
Thomas and Friends - Merry Winter Wish
Thomas and Friends - Misty Island Rescue
Thomas and Friends - Thomas and the Runaway Kite
Toy Story
Toy Story 2

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Velociraptor - Take an up-close look at the worlds most well-known dinosaurs. Learn about dinosaur heads, teeth, tails, skin, and more in this great new series.
Tyrannosaurus Stegosaurus

Diplodocus Pterosaurs


Case Closed - Examines how developments in modern science, such as Dna analysis and spectroscopy, have helped to reopen archaeological mysteries about ancient cities, Egypt's first female pharaoh, a missing expedition to find the Northwest Passage, and more, with illustrations, maps, and photographs.

Dave the Potter -Chronicles the life of Dave, a nineteenth-century slave who went on to become an influential poet, artist, and potter.
Kubla Khan - An introduction to the thirteenth-century Chinese emperor which offers a more complete picture of the man than books which treat him as just a supporting player in Marco Polo's adventures.
Mr. Putney's Quacking Dog - Mr. Putney has all sorts of animal friends with unusual names.
Who Loves The Fall? - Rhyming text and illustrations portray the sights and sounds of autumn, from "rakers, leapers, and corn crop reapers" to "trickers, treaters, and turkey eaters."
There's a Princess in the Palace -Cinderella, Snow White, and three other well-known princesses share a surprising connection in these fairy tale retellings presented in comic book format.

Even Monsters Need Haircuts - At night under a full moon, a child operates a barber shop with a monstrous clientele.

Apples and Pumpkins - In preparation for Halloween night, a family visits Mr. Comstock's farm to pick apples and pumpkins.

Clever Jack Takes the Cake - A poor boy named Jack struggles to deliver a birthday present worthy of the princess.

Oodles of Animals -Short, easy to read rhymes reveal what is unique about various animals, from ape to wolf.

Smash Crash! - Best friends Jack Truck and Dump Truck Dan love to smash things but sometimes their antics get them into trouble. One day they meet Wrecking Crane Rosie. Are Jack and Dan's smashing days over?

Tip Tip Dig Dig - Describes how various earthmoving trucks clean up a dump and make a playground, discussing what such machines as diggers, mixers, bulldozers, and cranes can do.
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! - In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places.

I Knew You Could! - "The Little Engine that Could" advises how to find one's own track, handle life's ups and downs, and even face the dark tunnels that can make one frightened or sad.