Tuesday, March 29, 2011

  • The 39 Clues: The Black Circle - A strange telegram lures fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, deep into Russia and away from the only trustworthy adult they know. Signed with the initials NRR, the telegram launches a race to uncover a treasure stolen by the Nazis and the truth behind the murder of the last Russian royal family. All too soon, the treasure hunt starts to smell like a Lucian trap. But the bait might just be irresistible--what will Amy and Dan risk to find out what really happened on the night their parents died?

  • The 39 Clues: Beyond The Grave - A Clue found in Book 3 sends Amy and Dan jetting off to find out just what's behind the fierce rivalry between the Tomas and Ekaterina branches of the Cahill family. Was a Clue stolen from the Tomas branch? Where is it now? And most important, can Amy and Dan get their hands on it before their rivals do?

  • The 39 Clues: The Sword Thief - Amy and Dan Cahill have been located once again, this time in the company of the notoriously unreliable Alistair. Spies report that Amy and Dan seem to be tracking the life of one of the most powerful fighters the world has ever known. If this fearsome warrior was a Cahill, his secrets are sure to be well-guarded.

  • The 39 Clues: One False Note Amy and Dan Cahill were spotted on a train, hot on the trail of one of 39 Clues hidden around the world. BUT WAIT! Police report a break-in at an elite hotel, and the suspects ALSO sound suspiciously like Amy and Dan. UPDATE! Amy and Dan have been seen in a car . . . no, in a speedboat chase . . . and HOLD EVERYTHING! They're being chased by an angry mob? When there's a Clue on the line, anything can happen. Think you've gone everywhere books can take you? Think again. Books are going to a new place but you have to follow the clues to get there. Join Amy and Dan as they continue the hunt for the 39 Clues in Book Two: One False Note.

The 39 Clues: Maze of Bones - Dan and Amy Cahill make the decision to take the first Clue and begin the hunt for the 39 clues around the world to discover the source of their family's power.

Colo's Story - Celebrates and chronicles the surprise birth and endearing milestones of Colo, a gorilla born in 1956 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio. Follows Colo's journey from a cuddly baby, to a feisty toddler, to a mother of three, to the matriarch of one very large gorilla family and now the oldest living gorilla in the world.

Eco Dogs - Describes how dogs can help recapture exotic pets that have been released into the wild, locate endangered animals for tagging, and identify smugglers at airports

The Ferret's a Foot -Enthusiastic sidekick Hamisher the hamster and reluctant detective Sasspants the guinea pig investigate when their beloved home--Mr. Venezi's pet shop--is vandalized.

Zita The Spacegirl - When young Zita discovers a device that opens a portal to another place, and her best friend is abducted, she is compelled to set out on a strange journey from star to star in order to get back home.

Mirror - In Sydney, Australia, and in Morocco, two boys and their families have a day of shopping. Readers are invited to compare illustrations in two wordless stories that are intended to be read one from left to right and the other from right to left.

Whose Baby Am I? -The reader is asked to guess who the parent is for nine baby animals, and includes pictures of each of their parents.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

New Books with CD for the Children

Cam Jansen and the Wedding Cake Mystery by David A. Adler
Ivy + Bean What's the Big Idea? by Annie Barrows
Miss Daisy is Crazy! by Dan Gutman
Horrible Harry Goes Cuckoo by Suzy Kline
Who Stole Mona Lisa? by Ruthie Knapp
Wonder Horse The True Story of the World's Smartest Horse by Emily McCully
Sit-In How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Mr. Putter and Tabby Clear the Decks by Cynthia Rylant
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Here Comes the Garbage Barge! by Jonah Winter

A Few New Books

New Chapter Books

Cat Diaries by Betsy Byars
One night every year the MEOW Society gets together to read from their diaries. They hear about a gypsy cat, a Caribbean pirate cat, a library cat, and many others.

The Case of the Rock 'N' Roll Dog by Martha Freeman
Daughters of the first female president play detective when a baton belonging to the director of the Marine Band goes missing at the White House. Does the dog have anything to do with it? Will they solve the case?

A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
Follow Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales.

Dork Diaries: Tales from a NOT-SO Popular Party Girl by Rachel Russell
This is the second book in this series about Nikki's diary entries.

The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline by Nancy Springer
In late-nineteenth-century London, Enola Holmes (the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes) turns to Florence Nightingale for help with her investigation. Can Ms Nightingale help?

New Picture Books

Imagine a Day by Sarah L. Thomson
Imagine a Night by Sarah L. Thomson
Both of these incredible books take your eyes on a journey from one area to another in just a few inches. You can see a landscape change into children jumping on a bed. You can see bicycles on top of trees. These are really cool books!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

We have received a book from the Antique Study Club in memory of Ginny Yount. The title is All God's Creatures Go to Heaven by N.A. Noel. This book talks about children in Heaven being angels and caring for the animals that are there.