Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New Books!!

Into the Dark-Thirteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes aficionado Ingrid Levin-Hill tries to clear her grandfather's name when he is accused of murdering an environmental activist found dead on his farm. 

Forest of the Pygmies-Eighteen-year-old Alexander Cold and his grandmother travel to Africa on an elephant-led safari, but discover a corrupt world of poaching and slavery.

Orphan Trains-"Describes the people and events involved in the orphan trains. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspectives of a New York City newsboy, a child trying to keep his siblings together, and a child sent west on the baby trains"--Provided by publisher.   

Alan and the AnimalsAlan, who loves all sorts of animals, has everything from ten rats to ten wild dogs.     

Big Cat-Big Cat likes to catch and play with mice, but eventually the tables are turned. 

Bill's Bike-Bill has a new bicycle with four wheels, but as he rides and rides he loses wheels one at a time until he finds out just how many he needs to have.  

A Cake for Dinner-Molly and her mother make a mess while trying to bake a cake for Grandma's visit.   

Dog's New Coat-When Dog gets a new spotted coat he quickly decides he does not like it, but every time he tries to get rid of the coat it comes back to him.     

Freddy's Teddy-Little Teddy has a rip, but Freddy's mother has needle, thread, and more than enough stuffing to fix him.  

Harry and the Horse-Harry takes a magical ride on a carousel horse at the fair. 

The Hungry Little MonkeyLittle Monkey is very hungry, but none of the other jungle animals seems able to tell him how to peel and eat his banana.   

Hurry Up!- Vehicles of all sorts get angry when they are stuck behind a slow-moving tractor. 

The Lost Broomstick-Although Tess's lost broomstick is found several times, no one can ride it except her--and, perhaps, her cat Cass.  

Hardy Boys: A Monster of a Mystery-Everyone is excited when popular comic character Morpho the Morph Monster comes to town for a fan event, but when his special brain-eating implement, the Morph Spork, goes missing, Frank and Joe must find it before the event is canceled.

Hardy Boys: Hopping Mad-Frogs begin to fall from the ceiling at the school's talent show, and Frank and Joe must investigate and find the source of the prank.    

Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity-Hakata Soy looks to make a new start at Astronaut Academy, but his past as the leader of a futuristic superhero team catches up to him when a robot doppelganger is sent to kill him.    

Thursday, June 16, 2011

More New Books!!!

Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses-This version of the fairy tale features Princess Genevieve and her twelve sisters as they escape their strict cousin by dancing the night away in a magic world, returning only to save their father, the king. 

George the Knight-George wants to be a knight, but first he needs a sword, a shield, and a horse.

Scooby-Doo: The Pizza Place Ghost-Scooby-Doo and the gang find out if the pizza place is really haunted. 

Scooby-Doo: Ghost School-When Scooby and Shaggy visit the school, they find it dark and empty. Did a ghost scare everyone away? Selected text is represented by pictures that are also on the accompanying flash cards, with the words they represent printed on the reverse sides. 

Scooby-Doo: The Haunted Pumpkins-"Are the pumpkins haunted? Scooby-Do and the gang are on the case! Scooby-Doo picture clue books use pictures to help tell the story. The flash cards at the end of the book help you learn new words."--P. [4] of cover.  

Cool Zone with the Pain & the Great One-More adventures at school and at home with Jake, a first-grader, and his older sister Abigail, known to each other as the Pain and the Great One. 

Sugar Plum Ballerinas
Perfectly Prima- Perfectionistic Jerzey desperately wants to be a good ballet dancer like her sisters, but her efforts to learn are repeatedly thwarted, until she finds help in an unexpected place.    

Sugar Plums to the Rescue-Triplets Jessica, JoAnn, and Jerzey and their friends in ballet class try to keep the building that houses The Nutcracker School from being torn down, while also trying to rescue a stray kitten. 

Terrible Terrel-Nine-year-old Terrel Liu tries to sabotage her father's new relationship with the aunt of her ballet class nemesis.  

Toeshoe Trouble-Brenda Black prides herself on her logical and orderly mind, but when her spoiled cousin Tiffany visits, Brenda tells a lie and must rely on the help of her Sugar Plum Sisters to help make things right. 

A Crazy Day with Cobras-The magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie to India during the Mogul Empire in the 1600s to search for an emerald needed to break a magic spell.     

A Horse to Love-Thirteen-year-old Skye, a troubled foster child, comes to live at Keystone Stables, a Christian home where she discovers her love for horses.     

Toy Story-Woody the cowboy has always been Andy's favorite until until Buzz Lightyear show up. Desperate to stay Andy's favorite, Woody tries to get rid of the shiny space-ranger toy. But when Buzz and Woody accidentally land in the home of Andy's scary neighbor, Sid, they quickly realize that they're going to have to work together if they want to escape.  

Every Minute On Earth: Fun Facts that Happen Every 60 Seconds-See what happens every minute on earth with these facts about earth, space, technology, pop culture, animals, sports, the human body, and food. 

Can You See What I See?: Toys read-and-seek-Read the words and find the hidden objects, picture clues at the bottom of each page.  

Gorillas: Gentle Giants of the Forest-Presents amazing facts about the life and behavior of gorillas.

To Market, To Market- An introduction to the concept of and products found at a farmer's market, including how some of the foods and other items are actually produced.   

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site-At sunset, when their work is done for the day, a crane truck, a cement mixer, and other pieces of construction equipment make their way to their resting places and go to sleep.   

The Bear Santa Claus Forgot-A teddy bear that Santa is supposed to deliver to a little girl falls out of his bag of toys, and the bear must find his own way to the girl in time for Christmas morning.  

Pete, the Peacock Goes to Town- Pete flies straight into trouble when his "peacock calls" interrupt the afternoon choir practice in a nearby town.

The Berenstain Bears' Report Card Trouble-When Brother Bear's spends too much time on sports and brings home a terrible report card, the whole family pitches in to help him improve his grades.   

Enchanted Tales: Follow Your DreamsPresents two stories in which Princess Aurora tries to help a farmer by magically creating chickens, but instead makes a mess, while Jasmine takes on more responsibility than she can handle.  

Tinker Bell: A Guide To Pixie Hollow-"Meet Tinker Bell, Silvermist, Iridessa, Rosetta, Fawn, and all their fairy friends. These fairies have very different personalities and talents, but they all love spending time together"--Publisher. 

The Penguin Who Wanted to be Different: A Christmas Wish- "I'm sorry to bother you right now when you're so busy, but i would like a very special present this year. I want to be different! That would be the best present of all. I know you can do it, Santa. Thank you very much Love Dorthy."

The Woods-"When a boy can't find his favorite stuffed bunny, he heads into the woods to find it" -- Provided by publisher.  

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Books!

Squish-Squish, a meek amoeba who loves the comic book exploits of his favorite hero, "Super Amoeba," tries to emulate him when his best friend is threatened by a bully.

Hardy Boys
Trouble at the Arcade-Young Frank and Joe compete against each other in the Fun World arcade's video game tournament, but when money is stolen from the arcade and the owner stops the tournament until it can be found, they team up to solve the mystery.
The Missing Mitt-Frank and Joe are excited as their Little League team prepares to play the last game of the season, but when the team's good luck charm, a baseball mitt, disappears, they try to find it before they lose the game. 
Mystery Map-On their way through the park, Frank and Joe find a mysterious map that looks like it leads to treasure, but the brothers must face bullies hanging around where the map leads. 

The Little BookroomCollects twenty-seven of Eleanor Farjeon's stories, which include kings, princesses, servants, a mysterious flower, orphans, enchanted woods, an organ-grinder, giants, a little dressmaker, fairies, and a kindly farmer.   

Oh, Jet!-A family is disappointed that every time they throw a toy for their dog to fetch, he brings back something else.  

Wings On Things-Text and pictures show and tell what wings are, what they do, and where they are found.

Armored and Dangerous-Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of eight armored dinosaurs.

Sammy Finds the Colors-See if you can find the colorful items listed on each page. 

The Animal Book- 6 Golden Books in One

Belle's Secret- When Belle was a prisoner in the Beast's castle, she secretly wrote in her journal.

Ariel's Secret-Ariel keeps secret the fact that she saved Prince Eric from drowning.

Cinderella's Secret- Cinderella has a secret place in her husband's castle where she can go when she needs a break from her duties as a princess.

Peter Cottontail and the Great Mitten Hunt-Oh no! It's the day before Easter and those three little kittens have lost their mittens again. Peter Cottontail is ready to help, but will he have time to search for the mittens and deliver all of the Easter eggs, too?    

Dora's Search For the Seasons-Journey with Dora and her friend Boots through all the seasons, as they help to get a new friend home! 

Little Miss Spider: A Christmas Wish-"It's Christmas Eve and Little Miss Spider is lonely--she doesn't have a little brother or sister to help build snowy creatures and join in her holiday games. Just when Little Miss Spider is wishing her hardest for a friend, she gets whopped with a snowball and discovers Asparagus Beetle..." 

The Night Before Christmas-This timeless verse is brought back for a whole new generation, now at a sweet new size and classic price. Enjoy old memories and make new ones as you share this favorite Christmas tradition with the whole family.

The Acorn and the Oak Tree- Every living thing grows, and this beautiful book tells a story about growth in a tender and unique way. Readers follow an acorn as it falls off the old oak tree, takes root, goes through some hard times, and becomes a big, strong oak. The pages are graduated in size, so as kids turn the page, a little bit of the acorn goes away and a little piece of the oak tree appears.

ABC Under the Sea-Introduces ocean creatures through photographs and brief text that describe one animal for each letter of the alphabet.

Winnie the Pooh: You Can Count on Me-Pooh learns to take care of Christoper Robin's toys as if they were his own.   

Under the Sea 1,2,3-Presents a variety of creatures that live in the ocean, from one sea star to ten crabs.

Monday, June 13, 2011

New books for your summer reading!

Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean At the World's End - Captain Jack owes a blood debt to the legendary Davy Jones, who captains the ghostly Flying Dutchman. Unless Jack can find a way out, he will be cursed to an afterlife of eternal servitude and damnation. What will Captain Jack do?

Old Testament Heroes - Utilizes colorful illustrations and a simplified (200 word) vocabulary to retell Old Testament stories for young readers.

Sea Creatures Sharks and their Friends - Characters from Disney Pixar's Finding Nemo explore ocean habitats and the creatures who live there. 

     Bear in the Sunshine - Bear likes to play in all kinds of weather, including rain, snow, and sun.

The Mysterious Tadpole - It soon becomes clear that Louis's pet tadpole is not turning into an ordinary frog.     
Hey Diddle Diddle and other Mother Goose Rhymes - An illustrated selection of the traditional rhymes. 

Puppies Three Minute Tales - Three short stories about puppies.

Disney Christmas Storybook -Experience the magic of a Disney Christmas in this collection of 18 easy-to-read stories. Join your favorite characters as they rejoice in the holiday spirit".  
Extreme Animals -Text and illustrations present information about a variety of the extremes found among animals.     

I Can Make Things - Contains 16 fun and easy craft projects with step-by-step instructions and photos. Projects may require adult supervision.     

The Silver Spoon For Children ~ Favorite Italian Recipes - Simple, illustrated step-by-step instructions show children how to cook a variety of Italian dishes.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Kids! You have a chance to win a bike!

After you complete the map of the United States (elementary) or the board with the patriotic pictures (preschool)
for the summer reading program,
"America: Reading Coast to Coast"
you may enter the drawing to win a bike!

See librarian for details!

We thank
The Crawfordsville Masonic Lodge
for donating the bikes!

Friday, June 03, 2011

See a Juggler! Be a Juggler!

See a Juggler! Be a Juggler!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
6:45 p.m.

During the show entertainer Jason Kollum does huge juggling, balancing and ball-spinning stunts! There will be laughter, excitement and audience participation!

After the show, the FUN continues as everybody participates in the big workshop. Kids learn feather balancing and cool skills with scarves. It's perfect for ALL ages and abilities!!
No registration required!  Join us!!
Where your CDPL Tye Dyed Tshirt!