Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Easy Fiction

Teddy Bear Counting - Teddy bears introduce numbers from one to twelve, as well as colors and shapes.

How Do You Read to a Rabbit? Have you ever tried reading to an alligator?Probably not. After all, he would most likely eat your book. How about a bat? Maybe that's not such a good idea either -- you'd have to read upside down and in the dark!Youngsters will laugh out loud at the antics of the 13 animals -- and the child who tries to read to them -- in this delightful picture book. From bats to boas and camels to kangaroos, the animals demonstrate the many challenges of reading to them: a boa might want to hug you a little too tight, and you'd have to jump pretty fast to keep up with a kangaroo. All ends well, however, as we see the child reading to his parents. Now that's something easy to do!The comical characters and repetitive text make this an ideal book for preschoolers, who will be only too happy to come up with a host of other animals and the reasons why it would be difficult to read to them

Biscuit's First Trip -Biscuit the dog has new experiences, such as sledding, going on a sleigh ride, and sliding on ice, while on his first family trip.

Biscuit's Earth Day Celebration - Join Biscuit as he helps take care of the earth on Earth Day. From planting seads to cleaning up, it is an exciting adventure for Earth Day, and every day.

Diego's Artic Rescue - Diego needs to get two baby polar bears back to their mother. It's a big rescue, but he can do it with a little help from Dora, Baby Jaguar, Alicia, and you! Join Diego on his latest exciting adventure."

Motorcycle Adventure - Handy Manny goes on a motorcycle adventure.

Brooms are for Flying! - A group of young trick-or-treaters demonstrate that "feet are for stomping," "eyes are for peeking," "mouths are for moaning," and "tummies are for treating."

Rover to the Rescue - Locked away long ago in Base 9, Rover activates once again when he senses Chuck's ship approaching Planet 51. Join the Pathfinder as he journeys to locate the source of the signals and inevitably help his fellow Earthling get home.

It Came from Planet Earth -When human astronaut Chuck crash lands on an alien planet, Lem decides to help him return to his spaceship and his home planet.

When the Leaf Blew In - Story about the chain of events happening on a farm when a single leaf blows into the barn.

Up, Up and Away -Curious George and Bill head into the clouds in this high-flying adventure. It's fun to soar with the birds, but one question soon arises: How will they get down?

Diego and the Baby Sea Turtles - Join Diego on a nighttime beach expedition to see baby sea turtles hatch! Along the way Diego shares fun facts about leatherback sea turtles and how you can help them!

Tigger and Pooh on the Color Case - Pooh, Piglet, and Rabbit are using blue, yellow, and red paint to paint the backdrop for their new play, but when they see green, orange, and purple stains on the floor they alert the Super Sleuths to solve the mystery.

Curious George The Surprise Gift - Curious George wants to know what's inside a large wrapped box, but before he finds out he "unwraps" other things--fruit, packages in a store display, and wallpaper off a wall. In the end, George learns you can't always tell what's inside just by looking at the outside.

Barbie and the Diamond Castle - Melody needs the help of Liana and Alexa to free her from a magical mirror and save the Diamond Castle, the home of all music.

Boxes, Boxes Everywhere! - A boy feels uneasy about moving. He wants to stay in his old house. But when he finds his favorite toys in the boxes, he feels at home and begins to like his new house.

Beginner Books

Tired Trucks - Being tired impedes the workday of three trucks.

Spiderman Versus the Lizard - Spider-Man's newest enemy is big, green, and mean. Spider-Man thinks he has him all figured out. But there may be more to the Lizard than Spidey can imagine!

Diego's Baby Polar Bear Rescue -Diego helps two hungry baby polar bears to get back to their mother.

Spiderman Versus the Green Goblin - Spider-Man is on the lookout for his friend Harry's father when a new villain glides by. Can Spidey find Harry's dad with the Green Goblin close behind?

Crystal Kingdom Adventures - Dora is off on another exciting storybook adventure. This time she will save the Crystal Kingdom with the help of some special new friends.

Spring Surprises - A rhyming tribute to the wonders brought by spring.

Skippyjon Jones - The Great Bean Caper- Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese kitten who dreams of being a Chihuahua, travels with his amigos to a faraway island to find El Bumblebeeto, who has stolen beans from Los Chimichangos.

Shampoodle - Rhyming text describes a dog grooming establishment on picture day and the uproar some curious kittens cause when they try to explore.

The Perfect Carrot - Curious George is growing carrots to feed to his neighbor's bunnies. But his prize carrot is so perfect that George wants to save it, until his perfect carrot becomes the perfect thing to save the day!.

Plays Mini Golf - Curious George is playing miniature golf for the first time. He learns that numbers can mean different things, depending where they are used. In this case, he learns that in golf, the biggest score is not the best. Includes two pages of activities, including how to make your own mini mini golf course.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Fiction

Star Wars The Holocron Heist -The ruthless Cad Bane has snuck into the Jedi Temple. With the fate of the galaxy in question will Ahsoka be able to stop this bounty hunter before he can make off with a secret Holocron that could bring an end to the Jedi forever?

Lanie's Real Adventures - Ten-year-old Lanie's wildflower garden is thriving and attracting butterflies to her Cambridge, Massachusetts, backyard, but a neighbor not only objects to her growing "weeds," she also uses harmful chemicals on her own plants.

Lanie - Ten-year-old Lanie of Cambridge, Massachusetts, who loves nature and the outdoors, wants to go camping with her family but her favorite aunt teaches Lanie to find the wonders of nature anywhere, even in her own backyard.

Candlelight for Rebecca - While Rebecca Rubin helps her building's ailing superintendent take care of his homing pigeons, she puzzles over what to do with the Christmas centerpiece her teacher insisted she make but which has no place in her Jewish home.

Rebecca and Ana - Nine-year-old Rebecca Rubin eagerly helps her cousin Ana, newly arrived from Russia, to adjust to life in New York City, but when their teacher says the two must sing together at a school assembly, Rebecca worries that her big moment will be ruined.

Martha on the Case -Martha tries her paw at sleuthing to find out who ruined the birthday cake at Alice's birthday party and she later tries to prevent a jewelry store robbery.

Shelter Dog Blues - A collarless Martha lands in an animal shelter and makes new animal friends on whose behalf she organizes a dog show to help them find families.

Forces of Darkness -Describes the various evil forces that battle the Jedi during the Star Wars Clone Wars.

Bombad Jedi - Jar Jar Binks is mistaken as a Jedi as he and C-3PO attempt a daring, and quite comical, rescue of Padmé Amidala, who has been captured by the Separatist Alliance.

White House White-out - When Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose visit Washington, D.C., just before Christmas, they are inadvertently caught up in a kidnapping plot that was intended for the president's dog, but also involves the president's stepdaughter and her friend Marshall.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Sophie Hartley - A girl in a large family is looking forward to her first "double digit" birthday, but soon discovers that growing up brings some unwanted changes.

How to Train Your Dragon - How to be a Pirate ~ Follows the further adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as his Viking training continues and his father leads a stranger and the Hairy Hooligans to the Isle of Skullions in search of a pirate's treasure.

How to Train Your Dragon - Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.

Crispin The End of Time ~ As Crispin tries to fulfill Bear's dream of moving to Iceland, he must leave Troth behind at a convent that needs a healer but, after falling in with thieves posing as musicians, he makes a new friend, Owen, and together they continue the arduous journey.

The Shadow Hunt ~ Wolf, on the run from the oppressive monastery where he was raised, rescues a strange child on Devil's Edge, home of ghosts and demons. He takes her to a grand castle hoping to win the favor of its ruler and strikes up an unlikely friendship with a girl named Nest, thinking he's finally found a place to call home. But dark forces are conspiring against Wolf and Nest, and a sinister enemy is looming closer than they could ever realize.

The Magic Thief Found ~ Connwaer, the young thief-turned-wizard's apprentice, escapes from prison and follows the call of magic to the distant and mysterious Dragon Mountain on a quest to save Wellmet from Arhionvar, dread magic that can destroy the city.

Nuts ~ When eleven-year-old Nell finds a tiny baby squirrel on the ground in her yard, she begs her parents to let her raise it as a pet, even after the research she does shows that this is not a good idea.

The War of Ember ~ When Nyra and the Striga join forces to wake the hagsfiends, powerful evil beings who have not been seen in many centuries, the Guardians form an alliance of free creatures to oppose them.

Exile ~ When the Band is exiled, old friends, loyal family and allies devise a plan to free young king Coryn and the tree from the hold of Striga, a former dragon owl from the Middle Kingdom beyond the Unnamed Sea.

Gregor and the Marks of Secret ~ Twelve-year-old Gregor returns to the world beneath New York City, where he joins forces with Princess Luxa and Ripred the rat to defend the Underlanders and the Nibblers from the army led by the adolescent rat king, the Bane.

Dark Whispers ~ Seeking to unravel the secret of the long enmity between unicorns and delvers, Cara travels through a strange underground world to the court of the centaur king, while on Earth, Beloved and her hunters make final plans to jump to the fantasy land of Luster and drive the unicorns to extinction.

The Last Hunt ~ Axis Mundi, a large tree that stands in the middle of Luster, has been wounded by magic allowing an army of Hunters, with the intention of destroying each and every unicorn, to come through. While the unicorns gather to defend their lives, a human girl must go meet a dangerous and mysterious dragon.

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The Ranger's Apprentice

Erak's Ranson - Book 7 ~ On a mission to pay the ransom of a new ally, apprentice Will and his friends find themselves in a desert wasteland awash with enemies.

The Icebound Land Book 3 ~ Chasing the Skandian slave-traders who kidnapped Will and Evanlyn, Ranger Halt and warrior student Horace find themselves in the frozen northern islands, where they battle a ruthless black-clad knight as they attempt to rescue their friends.

The Burning Bridge Book 2 ~ Will is forced to overcome his fear of Wargals, the foot soldiers of rebel warlord Morgarath, as Araluen's army prepares to battle Morgarath's forces.

The Kings of Clonmel Book 8 ~Halt, Will, and Horace set out for Hibernia, where a quasi-religious group, the Outsiders, is sowing confusion and sedition, and they find that secrets from Halt's past may hold the key to restoring order before the last kingdom is undermined.

The Siege Macindaw Book 6 ~ Now a full-fledged Ranger, Will must rescue his friend Alyss from a rogue knight and uncover vital information needed to ward off a Scotti invasion.

The Battle for Skandia Book 4 ~After Ranger's apprentice Will battles Temujai warriors to rescue Evanlyn, Will's kingdom of Skandia joins forces with rival kingdom Araluen to defeat a common enemy.

The Sorcerer of the North Book 5 ~Now a full-fledged Ranger responsible for a sleepy fief, Will finds a new adventure seeking the traitors who poisoned the king, investigating rumors of sorcery, and trying to rescue his friend Alyss, who is taken hostage.

The Ruins of Gorlan Book One ~ When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.