Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New audio books with cds

Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same by Grace Lin
Ling and Ting are identical twins that people think are exactly the same, but time and again they prove to be different.

Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst
Lulu's parents refuse to get her a brontosaurus for her birthday so she sets out to find one herself. Once she finds one, he does not want to belong to Lulu.

Annie and Snowball and the Magical House by Cynthia Rylant
Annie goes to the home of her new friend Sarah and enjoys seeing the pretty house full of frilly things, walking in the beautiful garden, and making a tiny garden house for a fairy tea party.

Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies
Two teams of bats play a nighttime baseball game.

The Odious Ogre by Morton Juster
This story is about a really rotten ogre who terrorizes the entire countryside. Nothing can stop him. But then he takes a wrong turn and encounters a kind and friendly young lady who does her best to help him. What will the result be? Will he still be rotten or change?

The Django by Levi Pinfold
Jean wants to play the banjo but the django breaks the instrument. The django gets Jean in trouble all the time. Will Jean ever get a banjo? Will the django ever leave Jean alone? What exactly is a django?

Library Mouse: A World to Explore by Daniel Kirk
This is another delightful story about the mouse that loves to read. Sarah, another mouse that lives on the other side of the library, teaches Sam about adventure. They climb, they ride a jeep, they take a flight in a plane, and learn to explore.

The Ride: The Legend of Betsy Dowdy by Kitty Griffin
This story recounts the legend of North Carolina teenager Betsy Dowdy. Her courageous ride on a cold December night in 1775 may have played a crucial role in the American Revolution. It has never been proven that Betsy Dowdy really existed, but the legend lives on.

Quackenstein Hatches a Family by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Quackenstein the duck is all alone at the zoo. He decides to adopt an egg. The egg cracked and out came. . .what? It wasn't a duck. Quackenstein was scared and ran through the zoo. The "what" chased him everywhere he went. "What" finally caught him. Did they become a family? What exactly did come out of that egg?

Princesses Are Not Perfect by Kate Lum
Three princesses are bored with their particular skills and decide to swap jobs. What will happen? Will things turn out well or fall apart?

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The Search for Wondla - Living in isolation with a robot on what appears to be an alien world populated with bizarre life forms, a twelve-year-old human girl called Eva Nine sets out on a journey to find others like her. Features "augmented reality" pages, in which readers with a webcam can access additional information about Eva Nine's world.


Tia Lola -Juanita and Miguel's great aunt, Tía Lola, comes from the Dominican Republic to help take care of them after their parents divorce, and soon she is so involved in their small Vermont community that when her visa expires, the whole town turns out to support her.

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.

Anne Frank -Drawing on the unique historical sites, archives, expertise, and unquestioned authority of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, the New York Times bestselling authors Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon have created the first authorized graphic biography of Anne Frank. Their account is complete, covering the lives of Anne's parents, Edith and Otto; Anne's first years in Frankfurt; the rise of Nazism; the Franks' immigration to Amsterdam; war and occupation; Anne's years in the Secret Annex; betrayal and arrest; her deportation and tragic death in Bergen-Belson; the survival of Anne's father; and his recovery and publication of her astounding diary. Carefully researched for historical authenticity, the book includes numerous panels featuring images that have been painstakingly adapted from rare photographs of Anne and her family. A remarkable collaboration of talent, Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography not only reflects the dedication of its authors but marks another milestone in the evolution of graphic nonfiction.

Hokey Pokey Elmo - Based on what is sure to be the season's hottest toy--the Hokey Pokey Elmo doll--this book encourages children to play along as they read all about Elmo doing the Hokey Pokey.