Saturday, October 30, 2010

Velociraptor - Take an up-close look at the worlds most well-known dinosaurs. Learn about dinosaur heads, teeth, tails, skin, and more in this great new series.
Tyrannosaurus Stegosaurus

Diplodocus Pterosaurs


Case Closed - Examines how developments in modern science, such as Dna analysis and spectroscopy, have helped to reopen archaeological mysteries about ancient cities, Egypt's first female pharaoh, a missing expedition to find the Northwest Passage, and more, with illustrations, maps, and photographs.

Dave the Potter -Chronicles the life of Dave, a nineteenth-century slave who went on to become an influential poet, artist, and potter.
Kubla Khan - An introduction to the thirteenth-century Chinese emperor which offers a more complete picture of the man than books which treat him as just a supporting player in Marco Polo's adventures.
Mr. Putney's Quacking Dog - Mr. Putney has all sorts of animal friends with unusual names.
Who Loves The Fall? - Rhyming text and illustrations portray the sights and sounds of autumn, from "rakers, leapers, and corn crop reapers" to "trickers, treaters, and turkey eaters."
There's a Princess in the Palace -Cinderella, Snow White, and three other well-known princesses share a surprising connection in these fairy tale retellings presented in comic book format.

Even Monsters Need Haircuts - At night under a full moon, a child operates a barber shop with a monstrous clientele.

Apples and Pumpkins - In preparation for Halloween night, a family visits Mr. Comstock's farm to pick apples and pumpkins.

Clever Jack Takes the Cake - A poor boy named Jack struggles to deliver a birthday present worthy of the princess.

Oodles of Animals -Short, easy to read rhymes reveal what is unique about various animals, from ape to wolf.

Smash Crash! - Best friends Jack Truck and Dump Truck Dan love to smash things but sometimes their antics get them into trouble. One day they meet Wrecking Crane Rosie. Are Jack and Dan's smashing days over?

Tip Tip Dig Dig - Describes how various earthmoving trucks clean up a dump and make a playground, discussing what such machines as diggers, mixers, bulldozers, and cranes can do.
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! - In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places.

I Knew You Could! - "The Little Engine that Could" advises how to find one's own track, handle life's ups and downs, and even face the dark tunnels that can make one frightened or sad.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Secret Cave -In 1940, in the south of France, four boys decided to explore a deep hole in the ground, hoping for buried treasure. After squeezing through a narrow tunnel, they entered a cave and saw more than 2000 images of cows, bulls, bison, horses and reindeer, all painted nearly 17,000 years ago on the walls of the cave.
Bones -A guide to human and animal skeletons provides informative comparisons while sharing such facts as the number of bones in the human body and the ways that skeletal structures work.

Ugly Pie -After baking a scrumptious Ugly Pie, made from ingredients donated by his neighbors, Ol' Bear invites everyone over for a slice. Includes pie recipe.

Hallowilloween -A collection of poems celebrating Halloween, accompanied by acrylic illustrations featuring fanciful holiday scenes .

Lost Boy -An introduction to the life of J. M. Barrie reveals his sorrow-marked childhood and the healing he experienced through a relationship with the Davies family, who inspired his creation of the Peter Pan classic.
Cutest Critter -Which is the cutest critter in the land? Real-life photographs of baby bears, wolves, raccoons, and other animals lead children to the answer.

Black Jack -Art and poetry combine to tell the story of boxer Jack Johnson, who became the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion in the early part of the twentieth century.
Please Don't Wake the Animals -An introduction to animal sleeping habits.

New Fiction

Calvin Coconut Zoo Breath -When Calvin gets a school assignment to do some original research, he decides to investigate his dog's stinky breath and ends up learning about more than just smells.
Wildfire Run- A relaxing retreat to Camp David turns deadly after a faraway earthquake sets off a a chain of disastrous events that traps the president's twelve-year-old son, Luke, and his two friends within the compound.
Meet Mammoth - Two cavemen, Ogg and Bob, capture a mammoth and then try to train him as a pet.

Binky to the Rescue -A loveable and delusional house cat named Binky, who, while in hot pursuit of an alien wanderer (a bug), falls out of the space station porthole (the bathroom window), and finds himself in outer space (outside the house).
White Crane - Even though he has only one leg, Niya Moto is studying to be a samurai, and his five fellow-students are similarly burdened, but sensei Ki-Yaga, an ancient but legendary warrior, teaches them not only physical skills but mental and spiritual ones as well, so that they are well-equipped to face their most formidable opponents at the annual Samurai Games.

Wyverns' Treasure -When Nathaniel and Aunt Phil are summoned to the Welsh countryside to calm the giant dragons known as wyverns, they suspect the problem was caused by the same sinister man who has been trying to steal the Book of Beasts.

Bink and Gollie - Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion.

The Year Money Grew on Trees -In early 1980s New Mexico, thirteen-year-old Jackson Jones recruits his cousins and sisters to help tend an elderly neighbor's neglected apple orchard for the chance to make big money and, perhaps, to own the orchard.
The Case of the Gypsy Good-bye - After fourteen-year-old Enola Holmes seeks the missing Duquessa Del Campo in the seedy underbelly of nineteenth-century London, she finally reaches an understanding with her brothers Sherlock and Mycroft.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

New Picture Books

Knuffle Bunny Free - While traveling with her family to Holland to visit her grandparents, Trixie once again loses her beloved Knuffle Bunny.
Chicken Big - A giant chicken hatches from an enormous egg, but the other chickens cannot accept that he is one of them.

Swim! Swim! - Lerch the fish is lonely, and after trying to befriend some unreceptive--and inanimate--objects, he finally succeeds in finding a friend.

Pierre Le Poof! - Pierre goes from a pampered pooch to a trash-covered street dog and discovers home is the best place of all.

Woof A Love Story - Despite a language barrier, a dog and cat fall in love with the help of a buried trombone.

Thanksgiving Rules -Young Percy Isaac Gifford provides a list of ten rules for getting the most out of Thanksgiving Day, especially how best to enjoy the buffet.

Llama Llama Red Pajama -At bedtime, a little llama worries after his mother puts him to bed and goes downstairs.

Llama Llama Misses Mama -Llama Llama experiences separation anxiety on his first day of nursery school.
Llama Llama Mad at Mama -A young llama wants to play but must go shopping with his mother instead, and so he gets angry and makes a mess at the store.

Looking for Luna -On a walk outdoors to locate their "soft-stepping, shining-eyed, milk-lapping" cat, a father and child enjoy watching other felines tumbling in the grass, creeping through flowers, climbing trees, and batting moths.

Where Teddy Bears Come From- When Little Wolf cannot fall asleep, he decides that he needs a teddy bear and goes into the woods to see if he can find out where to get one.

Go Back to Bed! - Every time Edwin is sent to bed, he creeps back downstairs and discovers wondrous events going on there.

Can You Growl Like a Bear? -In rhyming text, the reader is asked to mimic a variety of animal noises in preparation for a good night's sleep.

Whose Nose and Toes? -Introduces baby animals and their different noses and feet in a guessing-game format.