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Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Frosty's Winter Wonderland- Frosty the snowman's marriage is threatened by jealous Jack Frost.

Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July - The feature-length delight about what happens when a certain reindeer's nose stops shining!

The Year Without a Santa Claus - When Santa decides to retire one Christmas, Mrs. Claus takes action.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Staring Boris Karloff as the Grinch.

The Backyardigans - Mission to Mars- The gang travels to outer space and an underground Martian city. Alicia Keys is the voice of Mommy Martian. Then they master the art of making pies like samurais.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New DVDs at your library!

Shaun the Sheep Off the Baa! -Shaun is the lamb with the plan. His hilarious adventures will have you wanting to join the flock! Shaun's barnyard pals Shirley, Timmy, and those Naughty Pigs will have you rolling in the hay with laughter.

Wallace and Gromit - On a quest for his favorite snack, Wallace takes Gromit on an out-of-this-world adventure in his homemade space rocket to discover if the moon really is made of cheese. Then, Wallace takes in a mysterious lodger, but Gromit's suspicions are aroused when the new arrival starts to show a sinister interest in his master's Techno-Trousers. Last, Wallace and Gromit set up a window-cleaning business, only to find themselves ensnared in a deadly mystery involving sheep rustling, a malevolent guard dog and true love .

Saint Nicholas - Laura Carrot's Christmas stocking might be empty this year because her dad is in danger of losing his job. While Larry thinks a letter to the North Pole should fix the problem, Bob tells a story of a little boy named Nicholas who made a discovery in Bethlehem that changed Christmas forever. What did Nick learn that can help Laura and her family?

Splish, Splash, Splosh! -Join Thomas and his friends as they prepare for rainy-day visits and sudsy spills, and then get unstuck from a snowy situation

Races, Rescues and Runaways -Life on the island of Sodor is never boring. Sometimes when the engines are in trouble, they rely on their friends to Race to the Rescue. Watch what happens to Percy when some runaway freight cars cause a near disaster. Cheer on Harold as he comes to the aid of troubled Toby, and help Henry out of a "fishy" situation

Steamies vs. Diesels -Thomas to the rescue: All the diesel trains get "bad" fuel and it's up to Thomas to get good fuel so the diesels can get back working. Henry and the wishing tree: Henry wishes that he could pull express coaches instead of logcars for one day. Squeak, rattle & roll: Diesel thinks that Gordon should be scrapped because of Gordon's awful sounds. Percy's new whistle: Percy wants a whistle thats better than Arry and Bert's.

Big Big Show! - One of the wiggliest shows on Earth will dazzle you with Dorothy dancing en pointe, Anthony doing the splits, Murray's musical masterpiece, Sam's singing spectacular, and Jeff jumping around before your eyes. The Wiggles will be singing some of their best-loved tunes.

The Big Red Car -Cruise with Captain Feathersword, dance with Dorothy the Dinosaur, and bend and wiggle with Wags the Dog to your favorite Wiggles' tunes. Then, shift gears and discover brand new songs like 'I Want to Wear The Jacket' and 'Sorry Again!' When you are driving with the Wiggles, all roads lead to fun.

Toot Toot! The Wiggles -The Wiggles take a ride in their big red car and sing along on the journey.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

New non-fiction titles now available

The Little Red Elf by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
This is a different version of The Little Red Hen that is set at the North Pole. A little elf asks the penguin, the hare, and the reindeer for help. They do not assist her with any of the work. But when it comes time to open presents they sure want to help with that. What will the presents be?

Tyrannosaurus Math by Michelle Markel
What a great math book! When a baby dinosaur cracks out of his shell, he starts counting right away so his mother names him Tyrannosaurus Math. He does all kinds of math calculations through the book. A very clever book!

The Day-Glo Brothers by Christ Barton
This is the true story of Bob and Joe Switzer who created colors that glow. The front of the book even has the bright colors and it looks like the words are glowing.

The Rainforest Grew All Around by Susan K. Mitchell
This Young Hoosier Book Nominee is an adaption of the song The Green Grass Grew All Around that teaches about the rainforest.

About Penguins by Cathryn Sill
This is a very informative book about the seventeen different kinds of penguins. This is very appropiate for small children.

Dewey There's a Cat in the Library by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter
This is a delightful children's version of Dewey based on the true story about a kitten that is left in the book return at a library.

Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry by Jack Prelutsky
This Young Hoosier Book Nominee teaches children (and adults) about how to write a poem. This is a very comical book.

The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes
This is a book that recounts the poem by Langston Hughes that captures the strength and courage of black people in America.

All Stations! Distress! by Don Brown
This book is about the sinking of the Titanic.

Down the Colorado by Deborah Kogan Ray
This Young Hoosier Book Nominee tells the story of John Wesley Powell, who lead the first scientific expedition down the Colorado River.

Sasha and Malia Obama by Sarah Tieck
This book tells about the lives of Sasha and Malia.

Battling in the Pacific by Susan Provost Beller
This Young Hoosier Book Nominee teaches about soldiering during World War II.

More new pictures books for you to enjoy:

There's a Wolf at the Door retold by Zoe B. Alley
This Young Hoosier Book Nominee has five classic tales about "the wolf". It is in graphic novel form and has a few twists and turns from the original versions.

The Marshmallow Incident by Judi Barrett
This is a right up there with Judi Barrett's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs book. The towns of Left and Right are separated by a yellow dotted line. One day a young man falls and ends up on the wrong side. This causes the knights (who protect the line) to start firing. . . marshmallows. . . into the towns. Chaos erupted. Marshmallows were everywhere. What will happen to the towns of Left and Right? Will they become friendly or go back to the way it used to be? This is a fun book with so many clever parts you won't want to miss it.

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts
This Young Hoosier Book Nominee is a story about the things that really matter. A young boy wants a pair of "cool" shoes just like a classmate has, but they are too expensive. Once he gets a pair (that don't fit) he realizes that the things he already has are worth more than the things he really wants.

Bedtime in the Jungle by John Butler
This is delightful book about baby jungle animals and their parents as they get ready for bed. The illustrations are wonderful!

Dirty Joe The Pirate by Bull Harley
This Young Hoosier Book Nominee set in rhyme is about the pirate Dirty Joe. The treasure he seeks. . . dirty socks! One day he comes up against Stinky Annie. The treasure she seeks. . .underwear! Who will be victorious?

Horace and Morris Say Cheese (which makes Dolores sneeze!) by James Howe
Horace, Morris, and Dolores LOVE cheese! They are mice. The only problem is. . . Dolores finds out she is allergic to cheese. She ends up eating peanut butter sandwiches cut into different shapes. That doesn't quite satisfy her craving for cheese. But, in the end she solves her problem.

Chaucer's First Winter by Stephen Krensky
Chaucer knows that bears are supposed to hibernate during the winter, but he stays up with his friends to discover what winter is all about.

Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School by Herman Parish
As you know, Amelia Bedilia does EXACTLY as she is told. This story is about a young Amelia Bedilia and how she does EXACTLY what the teacher says on the first day of school.

How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer
This is a very thoughtful book. Grandpa explains to Felix that everyone has a bucket. When bad things happen, the bucket loses water. When good things happen, the bucket fills with water. Felix finds out that how he acts and treats others makes a difference in their buckets as well as his.

Acorns Everywhere! by Kevin Sherry
Squirrel will hide the acorns, but will he remember where he put them?

Pouch by David Ezra Stein
When Baby Joey hops from his mama's pouch for the first time he sees a bee, gets scared, and hops right back into the pouch. When he hops out the second time he meets another animal, gets scared, and hops back in again. This happens several times until he meets another creature that he is not so scared of. What do you think that creaure might be?