Friday, August 27, 2010

New Fiction!

Clementine - Friend of the Week - With her kitten, Moisturizer, missing and having fought with her best friend, Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine finds it hard to concentrate on doing her best as her classmate's Friend of the Week

Spaceheadz - On his first day at Brooklyn's P.S. 858, fifth-grader Michael K. is teamed with two very strange students, and while he gradually comes to believe they are aliens who need his help, he has trouble convincing anyone else of the truth.

Doubles Troubles - Henry wants to win the doubles tennis trophy more than anything. He knows he's good enough, but he's not sure his partner Rocky is. The advantage goes to new readers as they follow Henry as he helps Rocky train and, at the same time, works on his history project. Can Henry serve up an ace on and off the court?

Lost Tales of Ga'Hoole - Donated to the Library by Kenny Rusk. -The once-forgotten beginnings and ambitions of the Guardians --as well as some heartbreaks-- are finally uncovered through the inquiry and commentary of Otulissa, the tree's dutiful historian.

Guardians of Ga'Hoole A Guide Book - Donated by Kenny Rusk. Describes the origins of the Great Tree of Ga'Hoole, the training of the tree's Guardians, the festivals the owls celebrate there, and everyday life in its branches, as told by the scholarly owl Otulissa, and offers a list of characters and a glossary.

The River of Wind - Donated by Kenny Rusk. While Coryn and his companions journey to a wintery realm where mysterious owls live, the king becomes the target of an assassination plot and it is up to Primrose and Eglantine to save him

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Books!

Kakapo Rescue -On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last 91 kakapo parrots on earth. Originally this bird numbered in the millions before humans brought predators to the islands. Now on the isolated island refuge, a team of scientists is trying to restore the kakapo population.

Bulu African Wonder Dog - Discusses how Bulu, a Jack Russell terrier born on a crocodile farm in Zambia, became a foster parent for orphaned baby animals after being adopted by Anna and Steve Tolan, former police officers who left England to live in the African bush.

Emma's Poem - The story of Emma Lazarus, who, despite her life of privilege, became a tireless advocate for the immigrants who arrived in New York City in the 1880s and wrote a famous poem for the Statue of Liberty.

The Hive Detective - Bees don't just produce honey. Your food supply depends on them. Apiarist Dave Hackenberg's bees have a busy travel schedule, pollinating around the United States from February to July. So when Dave inspected four hundred of his hives and found that the bees had simply vanished, a dream team of bee scientists got to work.

Candy Bomber - World War II was over, and Berlin was in ruins. US Air Force Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen knew the children of the city were suffering. They were hungry and afraid. The young pilot wanted to help, but what could one man in one plane do?

Day of the Dead - The Day of the Dead is an important celebration in Latin American culture. Readers will learn about the history and the colorful and endearing traditions that take place to honor loved ones who have passed away.

Pop! the Invention of Bubble Gum -Full of fun historical facts, this book is the true story of how bubble gum was invented.

Bible Devotions for Bedtime - Going a step beyond Bible stories, this fun devotional book challenges children ages five to eight to stop and think about the meaning of each account. More than five dozen devotions are drawn from the breadth of Scripture-from the Creation to Revelation-and are brightly illustrated, in full color, for young readers' pleasure. Bible Devotions for Bedtime is perfect for parents wanting to spend spiritual "quality time" with their kids-especially at this incredibly affordable price! It's an ideal follow up to Barbour's Bible Stories for Bedtime.

100 Favorite Bible Stories - 100 Bible Stories will soon be hidden in your child's heart and bursting out in song. From Genesis and Revelation to Psalms, Proverbs, and Jesus' parables, children will read their favorite Bible story and sing their favorite Bible song. Bible truths and Life Action Applications will help your child take these Biblical teachings to heart. 100 kid-friendly Bible stories, with adorable illustrations, are paired with two awesome CDs filled with 100 new arrangements of more than two hours of favorite songs, hymns, and spirituals. It's a unique experience the whole family will enjoy.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Picture Books!

Principal Fred Won't Go to Bed - At bedtime, Principal Fred's wife, son, and dog help him search for his missing teddy bear so that he can go to sleep.

A Balloon For Isabel -As graduation day approaches, Isabel tries to convince her teacher that she and Walter, both porcupines, should receive balloons on the big day just like the other children.

The Village Garage - Throughout the seasons the workers at the Village Garage are busy taking care of the town and its residents.

Bridget's Beret - When Bridget loses the beret that provides her with artistic inspiration like other great artists, she thinks she will never be able to draw again.

Dino Baseball - Meat-eating dinosaurs face plant-eating dinosaurs in a baseball game.

Little Pink Pug - Pink, a piglet who is the runt of the litter, is adopted by Tink, a dachshund who is nursing a litter of her own, and Pink is raised in the house along with the puppies.

Buy My Hats! - Frank and Carl try to figure out why no one wants to buy their hats while other vendors are attracting many customers.

Cork and Fuzz The Babysitters - Cork the muskrat tries to persuade his best friend Fuzz, a possum, to help babysit for a porcupine.

James and the Red Balloon - Summer at the station is a very busy time! James helps rescue a red hot air balloon that is about to make and unexpected stop at the station. Four other friends learn what amazing things they can do when they get on track and work together.

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters - Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife.

City Lullaby - A baby in a stroller sleeps listening to loud city noises, from ten horns beeping to two motorbikes roaring, until awakened by the soft chirp of one sparrow.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Bubble Truck!

books on audio!

Here Comes the Big, Mean Dust Bunny! - Dust bunnies who enjoy rhyming games and a boisterous cat who likes to chase and grab learn how to play together.

Jeff Corwin The Wild, Wild Southwest - Budding naturalists Lucy, Benjamin, and Gabe camp in the Gila National Forest in New Mexico, and travel to White Sands National Monument and Carlsbad Caverns, exploring their environment and becoming Junior Rangers along the way.

Franny K. Stein - The Fran with Four Brains-Being a mad scientist in the modern world is very hard work. With so much that needs to be done in such a short period of time, multitasking can get way out of hand. Franny needs some additional help. But for Franny there is only one person in the world she trusts to help her with her experiments--herself. So she acquires assistance the mad scientist way, by building a few real, live, steel-plated Franbots

Roscoe Riley Rules - Never Walk in Shoes that Talk - Having gotten a pair of hard-to-find Walkie Talkie shoes, Roscoe is suddenly popular and wants his best friend, Gus, to join the fun, but before Gus's parents will buy him new shoes, he must wear out his l ong-lasting sneakers.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Orangutans - Orangutans swing through rain forest trees. Learn all about these clever apes and their habitats in Orangutans.

King Cobras - King cobras slither across the ground. Learn all about these venomous snakes and their habitats in King Cobras.

Rhinoceroses - Rhinoceroses graze on grass and leaves. Learn all about these powerful creatures and their habitats in Rhinoceroses.

Camels - Bactrian camels roam grasslands and rocky deserts. Learn all about these rugged travelers and their habitats in Camels.

Bengal Tigers -Bengal tigers silently stalk their prey. Learn all about these sneaky night hunters and their habitats in Bengal Tigers.

Crocodiles -Simple text and photographs present crocodiles, their physical features, where they live, and what they do.

Giant Pandas -Giant pandas munch on bamboo. Learn all about these gentle bears and their habitats in Giant Pandas.

Look Inside a Castle -In the Middle Ages, kings and nobles built strong, stone castles to keep out their enemies. Look inside a castle to learn more about life in medieval Europe.

Green Tree Frogs - Learn how green tree frogs are adapted for survival. A section of the book highlights other frogs that are camouflaged to look like the plants in their environment.

Tiger Sharks Blue Benders - How does the tiger shark sneak up on its prey? These two-toned sharks have dark blue or gray backs that blend in with the dark waters near the ocean floor. They also have white or light-yellow bellies that match the light waters near the oceans surface. This camouflage makes it hard for other animals to see the sharks, whether theyre swimming above or below them. Plus, tiger sharks have stripes on their backs that look like shadows of waves in the water, helping to disguise them even more. These dangerous hunters can hide in plain sight! Packed with fascinating facts and photos that will test childrens detective skills, this book will engage emergent readers as they learn how tiger sharks are adapted for survival. A section of the book highlights other sharks that are camouflaged to blend in with the ocean.

Emperor Penguin - How large is the world¿s biggest penguin? An adult emperor penguin can grow up to about 40 inches (102 cm) tall, which makes it about as tall as a six-year-old child! Emperor penguins live in the coldest place on earth,Antarctica. To survive the extreme conditions, emperor penguins have a layer of feathers that are waterproof and windproof. They also have a thick layer of fat to help them stay warm. With all these layers, an adult male emperor penguin can weigh as much as 84 pounds (38 kg). That's one big bird! In Emperor Penguin: The World's Biggest Penguin, large color photos and grade-appropriate text will engage young readers as they learn about the natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, life cycle, and behavior of this super-sized bird. A comparison diagram is also included to show readers the animal in relation to a familiar object.

Siberian Tiger - The Siberian tiger is the world's largest cat. Members of this beautiful but endangered species grow to be over 650 pounds (295 kg) and may eat as much as 60 pounds (27.2 kg) of meat in one night. That's one king-sized cat! Large color photos, age-appropriate text, and fascinating information will keep emergent readers turning the pages as they learn all about this magnificent, super-sized animal. A comparison diagram is also included to show readers the tiger in relation to a familiar object.

Killer Whale - What's black and white and weighs as much as two elephants? A killer whale. This fierce hunter is so huge that it can eat up to 500 pounds (227 kg) of meat in one day.

Southern Elephant Seal -The southern elephant seal is not actually an elephant. It's the world's biggest seal. It got its name because a male seal's nose, when filled with air, looks like an elephant's trunk

Brown Bear - Brown bears are huge! They can tip the scale at 1,500 pounds (680 kg), and when standing on their back legs, they can be up to 9 feet (2.7 m) tall. That's nearly as tall as a basketball hoop.

Insects - Why do special features make all the difference in the insects life, even help it survive? Find the answers to many questions about creeping, crawling insects of all sizes.