Saturday, April 17, 2010

Beginner Readers

I Spy Fly Guy! -While playing hide-and-seek with Buzz, Fly Guy is taken away by a garbage man.

Starlight- Haley has difficulty training her foal, Starlight, to come when she calls, and finally one night when Starlight escapes, Haley's hard work pays off.

Bear Hugs - Baby Bear decides that of all the hugs from Mama and Papa Bear, a group hug is best.

Amelia Bedelia, Rocket Scientist - Housekeeper Amelia Bedelia wreaks havoc when she volunteers to help out at the school science fair.

A Funny Man- A funny man with a funny smile, funny car, and funny crocodile likes to do things just a little bit differently. Includes activity pages.

Circus Parade -Everyone loves a parade, and a circus parade is something to behold. From giant elephants to tiny dancing dogs, a circus parade brings crowds from all over

Diego's Egyptian Expedition - Diego is heading to Egypt to embark on an expedition. There he learns about very special animals that live in the desert: camels. Join Diego and his new friend, Medina as they cross the desert, find the Great Pyramids and save the camels.

Diego and Mami to the Rescue! - Come along with Diego and hismamias they travel across a river, over a mountain, and into Cloud Forest to help two spectacled bear cubs reunite with their mami. You'll learn lots of interesting facts about spectacled bears along the way!

Ten-Gallon Bart and the Wild West Show-Ten-Gallon Bart is bored, bored, bored . . . until Buffalo Chip's Wild West Show rolls into town. Dog City's hero is sure he can win the Bull Riding contest and become the star of the show! But there's a BIG problem. He has to ride the notorious Crazy Bull. And there's an even BIGGER problem. Crazy Bull is downright lazy. He sleeps all the time! If Bart wants to ride him, he has to wake him. In the end Bart solves the dilemma???and has the wildest, woolliest ride of his life!

Dora and the Stuck Truck!- Ice-Cream Truck is stuck, and it's up to Dora and Boots to save him. They call on Ten-Wheeler, Giant Crane, and Bulldozer to help out too.

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen -Imagine how much easier life would be if children listened better. Meet Howard B Wigglebottom, a curious rabbit who just doesn't listen! This new illustrated book, has been created to help children improve their listening skills and pay attention. Educators, parents, and children alike will laugh and learn as Howard B Wigglebottom learns to listen.

Poke'mon - Story aboout what happens when Ash and his Pokemon find themselves trapped in a dark cave with Team Rocket and some fierce Pokemon that supposed to be extinct.

Ella of Course! - When Ella is banned from bringing her umbrella to the dance recital, she comes up with an ingenious solution to the problem.

New Fiction for April!

Garth Nix Lord Sunday -As Arthur Penhaligon seeks to find the seventh key, complete his quest to save the Kingdom to which he is heir, and learn his true identity, he discovers that he has a greater purpose than he could have imagined.

Meet Rebecca - In 1914 New York City, nine-year-old Rebecca is determined to show her family that she is old enough to light the Shabbos candles and go to the movies.

Eidi - Eidi leaves her mother and stepfather in Crow Cove to live in a nearby village, where she meets the much younger Tink and rescues him from the abusive man he has been living with.

The Ransom Note Blues - When the newspaper announces that something belonging to the whole town has been stolen, fourth-grade sleuth Alec Flint investigates, aided by his partner, Gina.

The Nina, the Pinta and the Vanishing Treasure - When the entire Christopher Columbus exhibit disappears from the local museum, fourth-grade sleuth-in-training Alec Flint investigates, aided by his new classmate and potential partner, Gina, who wants his help looking into the disappearance of a teacher.

Catching the Velociraptor - A sneaky velociraptor has stolen Jamie's lunch and his Fossil Finder. It's a Dino World chase as the boys run after the speedy thief: down a creek bed, through a valley of geysers and right into a raptor den!

The Dog Who Thought He Was Santa - In 1957, problems at the mine threaten to ruin Christmas for fifth-grader Don, his family, and the rest of their Oklahoma coal town, but Don's bloodhound, Frank, is determined to do whatever it takes to make the holiday special for Don and his six-year-old sister, Susan. Alternate chapters are told from the human and canine points of view.

On the Summit - Four kids are prepared to go into thin air in order to become the youngest person ever to climb Everest. But they are not prepared for the challenges that await them as they get closer to the summit. Supplies are low. Conditions are extreme. One of the kids is trying to sabotage the others. And then the storm hits.

The Climb -Four kids are prepared to go into thin air in order to become the youngest person ever to climb Everest. But they are not prepared for the challenges that await them as they get closer to the summit. Supplies are low. Conditions are extreme. One of the kids is trying to sabotage the others. And then the storm hits ...

New Non-Fiction :)

Django - Born into a traveling gypsy family, young Django Reinhardt taught himself guitar at an early age. He was soon acclaimed as the "Gypsy Genius" and "Prodigy Boy," but one day his world changed completely when a fire claimed the use of his fretting hand. Folks said Django would never play again, but with passion and perseverance he was soon setting the world's concert stages ablaze.

Taylor Swift - This book discusses the family background, education, rise to fame, and future plans of country music star Taylor Swift. From Swift's work as a songwriter to her first record contract, readers will learn about her talent and dedication. Topics covered include Swift's first two albums, Taylor Swift and Fearless, as well as her awards, achievements, and hobbies. Readers will also learn about Nashville and its history as Music City. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers into the fascinating life of Taylor Swift!

Animals at Home -These new titles in the DK Readers line introduce youngsters to a variety of animals and their habitats, from squirrels that live in trees to the frozen tundras of northern Canada, home to the polar bear.

Amazing Animal Journeys - Describes the migratory habits of caribou, monarch butterflies, gray whales, and snow geese, explaining how and why they make their long journeys.

Journey of a Pioneer - Olivia Clark describes her family's journey as they move from their home in Missouri to the Oregon Territory while following the Oregon Trail through her diary.

George Washington Carver - Illustrated with historical artifacts and photographs, a fresh look at a pioneering American innovator traces Carver's life, discoveries, and legacy as the first African-American to attend Iowa State College and as an inspirational conservationist.

Sequoyah - Sequoyah, a Cherokee Indian, is best known for inventing a system of writing for the Cherokee language. In 1821, after more than a decade of work, he succeeded in creating a set of symbols to represent the sounds of spoken Cherokee. The new written language was easy to learn and helped boost ethnic pride. Sequoyah won the respect of his people and was soon operating as a delegate in Cherokee dealings with the United States. He died in 1843 on a mission to unify the Cherokee people.

Christmas Joy - This beautifully illustrated and comprehensive collection offers perennial favorites, such as Clement Clarke Moore's A Visit from Saint Nicholas, and less well-known stories and poems by both classic and contemporary authors -- Louisa May Alcott, Christina Rossetti, and Robert San Souci, to name a few. Arranged into four sections that focus on different aspects of the holiday -- from Santa to the Nativity -- this book has something to please many holiday tastes, including a few carols and crafts, and a special section on how Christmas is celebrated around the world. A perfect gift with over two hundred illustrations, including a gatefold of the Nativity scene, this gorgeous volume is destined to become a family favorite.

Horses and Ponies - Photo fact collection.

Submarines and Submersibles -Submarines and Submersibles follows a team of scientists down to the ocean's depths in a vivid introduction to the world of underwater craft.

A Young Patriot- Joseph Plumb Martin was only 15 in 1776 when he joined the revolutionary army in Milford Massachusetts. He spent the rest of his teen and young adult years marching, working, fighting, foraging and sometimes almost freezing and starving with his fellow patriots until the war ended in 1783. As an older man, he wrote and published his account of his wartime experiences, well known events as Washington and Lafayette and the winter at Valley Forge and the surrender at Yorktown; but also the lesser known facts such as the serious lack of food and clothing that the soldiers had to endure.

The Long Road to Gettysburg - Describes the events of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 as seen through the eyes of two actual participants, nineteen-year-old Confederate lieutenant John Dooley and seventeen-year-old Union soldier Thomas Galway. Also discusses Lincoln's famous speech delivered at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg.