Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Fiction Yeah!

Kickers Fake Out - Nine-year-old Ben and other members of the Bobcats co-ed soccer team improve their skills and begin to win, especially after Ben learns the importance of concentration from his older brother and finally masters the fake out.

Dragonbreath Lair of the Bat Monster- When Danny and Wendell find an injured bat at the neighborhood pool, they take it to Mexico where Danny's cousin, a bat specialist lives, but once there Danny is snatched up by a giant bat monster, and it is up to Wendell to save him.

Zora and Me -A fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston's childhood with her best friend Carrie, in Eatonville, Florida, as they learn about life, death, and the differences between truth, lies, and pretending. Includes an annotated bibliography of the works of Zora Neale Hurston, a short biography of the author, and information about Eatonville, Florida.

The Unicorn's Tale -Beastologist-in-training Nathaniel Fludd and his Aunt Phil nurse a mysteriously ill unicorn, try to stop Obediah from taking the unicorn's horn, and finally get a solid lead on the whereabouts of Nathaniel's parents.

Hungry Book Club - Nate and his dog Sludge help Rosamond discover who has been tearing pages out of her books.

Hamster Magic - When the Willows move into a new house, Celia, the youngest of four children, traps an enchanted hamster, who reluctantly agrees to grant the children one wish in exchange for his freedom.

BabyMouse Mad Scientist - Babymouse discovers Squish, a new species of amoeba, while working on a school science fair project.

Big Nate Strikes Again-Sixth-grader and self-proclaimed genius Nate Wright faces his all-time enemy, Gina, when they are paired to work on a research paper together and she also gets a position on his intramural team.

Keepers School Fear Itself -As the new Keepers of the School, sixth-graders Ben and Jill must decipher a handful of clues written as maritime riddles to save their school from demolition by a greedy company.

True Things Adults (Don't Want Kids to Know) -
Amelia Louise McBride's eleventh birthday party is fabulous, but soon her friends are fighting all the time, she gets a terrible report card, and when she summons the courage to tell a boy how she feels about him, she learns why it is called a "crush."

Hero of Hawaii -When a hurricane causes the river near his Hawaiian home to flood, a boy named Calvin Coconut makes a daring rescue.

The Story of Darth Vader - Describes how Anakin Skywalker, a boy with Jedi potential, turned into Darth Vader, and how the Sith Lord wielded his dark powers.

I Want to Be A Jedi -Text and photographs from the movies describe the Jedi characters in the Star Wars films.


Monday, April 25, 2011

Muffins With Mom

Muffins With Mom!
Saturday, May 7th
10am and 11:30am

Featuring: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For kids all ages and their mom!
Bring your mom to the library for muffins, stories and a craft!

Registration Required
Please call 362-2242 ext. 115

Thursday, April 07, 2011

New Picture Books

Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? by Karen Beaumont Eeny, meeny, miney, moe - who ate all the cookie dough? Was it the zebra? Was it the monkey? Was it the cheetah? Just who did eat that cookie dough?
Painter and Ugly by Robert J. Blake Painter and Ugly are on the same dog sled team. They do everything together. Then they get separated and sent to other owners. They find each other again at the Junior Iditarod Trail race. See how they help out both teams.
No T. Rex in the Library by Toni Buzzeo T. Rex is out of control and Tess thinks he needs a time-out. Check out the adventures they have with the pirates and through space.
Cat Secrets by Jef Czekaj The cats in this story try to tell cat secrets but they think "something other than a cat" may be listening. Could they be right?
Cha-Cha Chimps by Julia Durango Lots of dancing animals are seen in this book along with monkeys doing the cha-cha-cha.
Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming Bear smells winter coming. She tells snail. Then snail tells skunk. Who does skunk tell?
My Heart Is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall You will find 20 different animals (all made from hearts) in this book.
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes When Old Bear hibernates he dreams about all the different seasons.
Ten Little Hot Dogs by John Himmelman There is one little hot dog sitting on a chair all alone. Then another hot dog comes along to play. Then another comes along. It ends up that 10 hot dogs are playing and then fall asleep. One hot dog wakes up and starts to play. What will happen next?
Brontorina by James Howe Despite her size and not having the proper footwear, a determined dinosaur pursues her dream of becoming a ballerina
Where is Tippy Toes? by Betsy Lewin Everyone knows where Tippy Toes goes during the day. But where does he go at night?
Miss Lina's Ballerinas by Grace Maccarone The eight ballerinas dance in four rows of two. When a new ballerina comes to learn how will they line up with nine?
Happy Endings by Robin Pulver This is story about suffixes.
Rain School by James Rumford It is the first day of school in Chad, Africa. When the children arrive there is only a teacher. There first job is to build the school and then they learn many other things.
Monkey and Elephant's Worst Fight Ever! by Michael Townsend When Monkey and Elephant get into a fight nobody on the island is safe. How will the islanders solve this problem?
The Queen of France by Tim Wadham The Queen of France is looking for Rose and Rose is looking for the Queen of France. Where could they be?
Bedtime Bunnies by Wendy Watson Bunnies scamper, scurry, splash, zip, and snuggle as they get ready for bed.
Barn Sneeze by Karen B. Winnick The wind went whoo-whoo. Then the cow sneezed "moo-choo" Then the duck sneezed "quack-choo". And so it continues through the barn.
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen Little dinosaurs sometimes misbehave but no matter what they do, their mamas and papas always love them.

How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen When thirteen-year-old Lamar finds out his bowling idol is coming to town he gets into trouble as he tries to change his image to impress people.
Slogs' Dad by David Almond Eerie, poignant, and masterful, this story is a tale of astonishing power and complexity.
Throwing Heat by Fred Bowen Eighth-grader Jack relies on pitching fast balls until a young college coach teaches him that throwing the heat may not be the best way to win games.
The Visconti House by Elsbeth Edgar Fourteen-year-old Laura lives in a mansion that others call the haunted house. She doesn't fit in with the girls at school. She becomes obsessed with uncovering the history of her house and the new neighbor boy, Leon, helps her. They form a deep friendship. Will that friendship last?
Owl Ninja by Sandy Fussell The Samurai and the Ninja are sworn enemies - but the Cockroach Ryu must join forces with the Owl Ninja if they are to stop a war and save their beloved sensei.
Tall Story by Candy Gourlay Sixteen-year-old Bernardo, who is eight feet tall, leaves the Philippines to live with his mother's family in London.
The Boy Who Howled by Timothy Power A boy who has been raised by wolves from a young age unexpectedly finds himself back in human society, trying to figure out how to fit in.
Game-Day Jitters by Rich Wallace With help from his older brother, Ben learns to cope with his nervousness about the Kickers League playoffs.
The Star Maker by Laurence Yep This book celebrates family and Chinese New Year traditions. A boy and his uncle discover that age doesn't matter when it comes to helping out a friend.

The Great Migration Journey to the North by Eloise Greenfield In this collection of poems and collage artwork, the author and illustrator depict the experiences of families like their own, who found the courage to leave their homes behind and make new lives for themselves elsewhere.
Energy Island by Allan Drummond This story is about how one community harnessd the wind and changed their world.
Pig-Boy A Trickster Tale From Hawaii by Gerald McDermott The mischievous, shape-shifting Pig-Boy gets in trouble but always manages to slip away.
A Donkey Reads by Muriel Mandell By teaching a donkey to read - or so it seems - Nasreddin Hoca outwits a tyrannical Mongol ruler, saves a villager, and gives an entire Turkish town a laugh they won't soon forget.
Totally Human by Cynthia Pratt Nicolson This is a book about why we look and act the way we do.
Can We Save the Tiger? by Martin Jenkins This book introduces the reader to some of the world's most endangered species and gives us powerful reasons to try to save them.
Bugs, Bugs, Bugs by Bob Barner A nonsense rhyme introduces children to familiar bugs.
Emma Dilemma by Kristine O'Connell George This book contains big sister poems. Lewis & Clark by Nick Bertozzi This is a graphic novel that tells about the adventures of Lewis and Clark.
Play, Louis, Play! by Muriel Harris Weinstein This is about Louis Armstrong.
Strange Creatures by Lita Judge This is about Walter Rothschild and his museum.
Gold! Gold From the American River! by Don Brown This story tells of the uncharted journey across hostile land, the laborious process of panning for gold, the success of savvy entrepreneurs, and the fortunes of the marginalized - from slaves and American Indians to women and foreigners.