Tuesday, September 14, 2010

More New Books in the Children's Area!

Beginner Book:
Ling and Ting Not Exactly the Same by Grace Lin
Ling and Ting are twins. They are a lot alike, but they are not exactly the same. See how they are different in this story.

Picture Books:
Zoom by Diane Adams
This rhyming text tells a story about a father and son riding a roller coaster. The illustrations are great!

The Blue House Dog by Deborah Blumenthal
A boy whose beloved dog has died, and a dog whose owner also died, find each other and slowly begin to trust one another.

Cool Dog, School Dog by Deborah Heiligman
Tinka follows his boy to school one day. He makes a big mess of things. The teacher wants him to go home. But in the end Tinka gets to stay at school. See why!!

Trevor's Wiggly-Wobbly Tooth by Lester L. Laminack
What a delightful book! Trevor has a loose tooth. Will he allow someone to pull it? Will he let it come out when it's ready? How will that tooth come out?

Smelly Bill by Daniel Postgate
Nobody could get the dog, Smelly Bill, clean. They tried, but he would always escape before getting a bath. That is until Aunt Bleach came to dogsit. The dog ends up clean, but what about Aunt Bleach?

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead
This is a cute book. Amos works at the zoo. He plays with the animals, his friends. One day Amos is sick and doesn't go to work. Later that day, Amos has some rather unusual friends visit. Who do you suppose they are?

Ugly Pie by Lisa Wheeler
My-oh-my-oh-my! What is ugly pie? Bear thinks that ugly pie sounds really good. He goes to the neighbor's houses to see if they have any ugly pie, but they only have good pies. They do have some ingredients for the ugly pie he will make. This book includes a recipe for that ugly pie!

Non-Fiction Books:
My Teacher is a Dinosaur by Leedy
This is a book of prehistoric poems, jokes, riddles, and amazing facts.

Project Seahorse by Pamela S. Turner
See how the luster of the coral reef is being restored. Learn what's being done and what you can do to help.

Ballet for Martha by Jan Greenberg
This book tells how the ballet "Appalachian Spring" came to be.

The Klutz Book of Magic by John Cassidy
Find out how to do magic tricks in this book.

Friday, September 10, 2010

New Fiction

Ook and Gluk- Kung-Fu Caveman from the Future -In this all-new graphic novel, George Beard and Harold Hutchins present the sensational saga of two silly caveboys named Ook and Gluk. Ook and Gluk have a pretty awesome life growing up together in Caveland, Ohio, in 500,001 BC-even though they're always getting in trouble with their nasty leader, Big Chief Goppernopper. But Ook and Gluk's idyllic life takes a turn for the terrible when an evil corporation from the future invades their quiet, prehistoric town. When Ook, Gluk, and their little dinosaur pal, Lily, are pulled through a time portal to the year 2222 AD, they discover that the world of the future is even worse than the devastated one they came from. Fortunately, they find a friend in Master Wong, a martial arts instructor who trains them in the ways of kung fu, so that they may one day return home and make things right again. And, like the other Captain Underpants books, The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future features the world’s cheesiest animation technology, "Flip-O-Rama," in every chapter.

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.

As Simple as it Seems - Eleven-year-old Verbena Polter gets through a difficult summer of turbulent emotions and the revelation of a disturbing family secret with an odd new friend who believes she is the ghost of a girl who drowned many years before.

Brave Donatella and the Jasmine Thief - In sixteenth-century Florence, in what would become Italy, Antonio and Donatella flee the wrath of Duke Cosimo de Medici from whom Antonio has stolen a sprig of jasmine, and they use that rare plant to make a fresh start. Includes facts about the duke and Italian history

School! - Each morning, student Ron Faster hurries to Harvey N. Trouble School, where he encounters such staff members as science teacher Ms. Roxanne Pebbles, music instructor Mrs. Doremi Fasollatido, and the resigning janitor Mr. Iquit.

Kickers - Nine-year-old Ben, a natural athlete and member of the Bobcats co-ed soccer team, wants to overcome his inexperience and prove himself on the field, but his obnoxious teammate, Mark, keeps hogging the ball.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Bone Chillers Series!

Nineteen new Bone Chiller mysteries!

Beware if the Shopping Mall-Strange rumors about the Wonderland Mall, including the reported disappearance of a teen there, prompt Robin and her friends to investigate, but their trip to the mall could force them to shop until they drop.

Little Pet Shop of Horrors-Cassie is so delighted with the puppies that she does not notice that the spooky old pet shop has become crowded with strange new animals or that pet-shop owner Mr. Willard is planning a terrifying surprise for her.

Back to School- Hating the disgusting cafeteria food at Maple Grove Middle School, Fitzgerald Traflon III refuses to eat it, even when Miss Buggy takes over, and when his voracious classmates start fighting for seconds, he knows something weird is happening.

Frankenturkey - Kyle and Annie want to celebrate Thanksgiving like the pilgrims. They want to wear stovepipe hats, bake their own pies--even raise their own turkey. Then they meet Frankenturkey! Frankenturkey is big, bad, and mad. If Kyle and Annie don't watch out, Frankenturkey will eat them for Thanksgiving dinner.

Strange Brew - Tori's bored stiff. She's totally sick of school. Her little brother is a pain. Even her best friend is driving her crazy. Tori would do anything to have some fun. Then Tori finds a mysterious notebook. Each time she opens it, a new spell appears. And each time Tori tries a spell, things happen -- silly things, gross things, hilarious things. Now Tori's having fun ... until the goofy spells turn gruesome.

Teacher Creature - All the kids like the new teacher except Joey and Nate. They know that he's creepy, and that sixth-graders are his favorite snack.

Frankenturky II - There's a special new turkey in the pen behind Annie and Kyle's house. Whenever they're near him, all their wishes come true. But Kyle and Annie don't know that Frankenturkey has returned from the grave-and he's making wishes, too. Frankenturkey's meaner than ever. He wants revenge. And if his holiday wish comes true, Kyle will really be stuffed this Thanksgiving.

Welcome to Alien Inn - Matt loves being trapped by snow at a roadside inn and missing school, but then he discovers that the innkeeper and the other "guests" are aliens from another planet who are conducting an experiment with Matt's family.

Attack of the Killer Ants -The school picnic is crawling with ants. So Ryan and Alex step on them and drown them. They think they've seen the last of the ants--until something big and ugly and hairy follows them home.

Slime Time - Jeremy Wilson's mucus is taking over the town! It all starts when Jeremy lets out a messy sneeze in the school cafeteria.

Toilet Terror - There's a monster growing in Ellie and Han's toilet! It all starts when Ellie flushes her messed-up chemistry experiment. Then Hans gives his dead goldfish a burial at sea--in the same toilet. Now there's a creature living in the darkest depths of the bathroom. It slithers everywhere and it's just a matter of time before it finds Ellie and Hans.

Night of the Living Clay - Something's going on in Tasha's basement-- something noisy and smelly and creepy. When Tasha goes to check it out, there's nothing there, not even the clay statues that her brother Cory made.

The Thing Under the Bed - Betsy Haynes delivers the hair-raising chills and revolting humor that kids love in this phenomenally successful horror series.

A Terminal Case of the Uglies - A famous talent agent takes everyone's picture but Eric's. Eric feels terrible until everyone else gets sick. Now the talent agant wants to take Eric's picture.

Tiki Doll of Doom -An irresistibly ghoulish tale of suspense from bestselling author Betsy Haynes.

The Queen of the Gargoyles - Some people think gargoyles are creepy, but Isabella thinks they're cool. But when kids in her aunt's apartment building start to disappear, she wonders how cool the gargoyles really are.

Why I quit the Baby-Sitter's Club - Rosie has never actually seen the Pendred's baby. It's always asleep by the time she gets to their house to baby-sit. But one night it starts to snort, then grunt, then howl. When Rosie goes to check it out, she finds that the Pendreds have locked their baby in its room! But not for long, because the little beast is hungry for a nice, fresh baby-sitter. And what baby wants, baby gets!

The Night Squawker -Paul loves animals, but he's scared of the pet parrot his mom just brought home. It's dirty and ugly, and it never has anything nice to say about anyone. Then one night Paul hears the parrot calling his name. It tells him that his friend Mr. Zock with be in a horrible car accident and the next day the accident actually happens! Can Paul make this parrot fly the coop before it turns him into bird feed?

New Star Wars!

Star Wars Galaxy of Fear
Eaten Alive -Thirteen-year-old Tash, her younger brother Zak, and their Uncle Hoole visit the planet D'vouran, where they encounter the sluglike crime lord Smada the Hutt and reports of people vanishing into thin air.
Planet Plague -Despite a warning form an anonymous contact, Hoole and Tash visit the planet Gobindi, where they hear rumors of a secret Imperial Base and a plot to spread a terrible virus across the galaxy, and Tash discovers a bump on her arm.
The Nightmare Machine -Hologram Fun World is a theme park visited by families from all across the galaxy. One of the park's attractions is called the Nightmare Machine. It scans your brain, then shows you your worst fears in holographic form. It's not real, so it's fun--right? Zak and Tash soon find out that nightmares can come true.
City of the Dead -Hoole, Zak, and Tash have come to the planet Necropolos, hoping to buy a new ship to replace the Lightrunner. Necropolos is kind of creepy--it has the biggest cemetery in the galaxy, which doesn't exactly make it much of a tourist spot. When nefarious bounty hunter Boba Fett comes into town, claiming that people he has killed in Necropolos have come back to life, Zak and Tash know something very weird is going on. Zak accepts a dare to go into the Necropolos cemetery at midnight. But maybe he should have thought twice. Just because the bodies are buried, that doesn't mean they're dead.
The Glove of Darth Vader - Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and the Rebel Alliance have fought valiantly against the evil Galactic Empire. Together they have kept alive the hopes for freedom, and helped restore the ways of the Old Republic with its wise Senate and noble line of Jedi Knights. But now a new threat awaits the Alliance.
Within the evil Empire, the surviving Imperial warlords have been fighting among themselves for power. No one knows who will seize control, but the Prophets of the Dark Side have foretold that soon a new Emperor will arise, and on his right hand he shall wear an indestructible symbol of evil.
The Lost City of the Jedi - Having secured the glove of Darth Vader, Trioculus receives a warning that a Jedi Prince will be a threat to his reign and must be destroyed.
Zorba the Hutt's Revenge - When Jabba the Hutt's father, Zorba, returns to Tatooine and learns that his son died at Leia's hand, Zorba takes off to Cloud City and prepares for revenge.
Mission from Mount Yoda - The battle against the evil Empire rages on as heroic men, women, and aliens of Rebel Alliance continue their struggle to end the era of darkness. But now a mysterious visitor comes to the Rebel fortress located atop Mount Yoda, bringing ominous news.
Queen of the Empire - The Imperial grand moffs are in revolt against the Prophets of the Dark Side. As the Alliance struggles with its latest weapon, Project Decoy, Princess Leia is kidnapped by an old enemy, then menaced by the surprise appearance of another evil foe--one obsessed with turning Leia to the Dark Side and making her the Queen of the Empire.
Prophets fo the Dark Side -The battle against the evil empire rages on as members of the Alliance continue their struggle to end the era of darkness. By rescuing an imperial prisoner, they face possibly disastrous consequences.
Shadows of the Empire - Darth Vader and the evil Xizor are both out to destroy Luke Skywalker.