Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Childrens non-fiction books!

A Baby for Hannah- Retells the Bible story of Hannah's unanswered prayer for a baby. Includes follow-up activities.

German Shepherd: Super Smart- a German shepherd who ran to get help when his owner's garage caught on fire. The dog led a police officer to the burning building, who helped stop the fire from spreading further. Buddy became known as a hero! However, hes not the first German shepherd who has won fame for his intelligence, courage, and loyalty. These dogs were first bred and trained to herd sheep, and have also worked as guide dogs, police dogs, search-and-rescue dogs, and military dogs.

Super Simple Things to do with Bubbles- Simple step-by-step text and photographs for six bubble experiments. Includes a materials list.

Spiders- You don’t have to look far to see a spider’s web-in the corner of the window, on a fence, or in a bush-spiders make their homes everywhere. And there are so many kinds of spiders! Some red, some blue, yellow, and more&all fascinating. Amazing photography and easy-to-understand text makes  Spiders  a hit in this National Geographic Kids series.

Rockets and Satellites- Introduces rockets and satellites, describing their purposes, the history of astronautic rocketry, and the use of space probes.

Grand Canyon- An introduction to Arizona's Grand Canyon, one of the Natural Wonders of the World, including how it was formed, who lives nearby, and animals and plants of the region.

Space Exploration Learn about the history of manned and unmanned space travel. 

Space Stations- Introduces space stations, including details on their purpose, how they are maintained, and the kind of work astronauts do while in a space station.  

More New Books!

Children Make Terrible Pets-When Lucy, a young bear, discovers a boy lost in the woods, she asks her mother if she can have him as a pet, only to find him impossible to train.  

Pirates Go to School-A rhyming tale of pirates who go to school accompanied by their parrots, learn arithmetic and letters, and want to hear sea stories at storytime. 

What If your Best Friend were Blue?-Demonstrates, in simple text and illustrations, that what people do and how they act is much more important than what they look like. 

When A Dragon Moves in-A young boy builds a sand castle on the beach and a dragon moves in. The boy and the dragon spend the day at the shore flying a kite, braving the waves, defying bullies, and roasting marshmallows, while the boy's parents remain occupied nearby with their own pastimes. When no one believes the boy's story about the dragon, the creature launches into a mischievous mode and wreaks havoc on everything in its path-- or is it all in the boy's imagination? 

Zen Ties-When Stillwater the panda encourages Koo, Addy, Michael, and Karl to help a grouchy neighbor, their efforts are rewarded in unexpected ways. 

Zen Ghosts-On Halloween night, Stillwater the giant panda tells Karl, Addy, and Michael a spooky and unusual story. Based on a Zen koan, includes an author's note with a history of the story and facts about Zen koans.  

 The Boy who was Raised by Librarians-Melvin discovers that the public library is the place where he can find just about anything--including three librarians who help in his quest for knowledge. 


New Alphabet Letters!

We have gotten the rest of the alphabet books now! Come finishing reading the about the letters of the Alphabet!

Monday, September 19, 2011

New Juvenile Fiction - J Fic

Song of the Trees - During the Depression, a rural black family deeply attached to the forest on their land tries to save it from being cut down by an unscrupulous white man.     

Charlie Bone and the Red KnightCharlie and the Children of the Red King must call upon all of their strength to defeat the darkness and finally learn the fate of Charlie's family, the evil intentions of the Bloors, what has become of Septimus Bloor's will, and the destiny of the Red King's heirs.

Night Whispers - As Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Dovepaw continue to seek answers to the mysterious prophecy that binds them, they learn that another cat may play an essential role in defeating the Dark Forest.     

The Mysterious FourViola Hart, a newcomer in Moon Hollow, joins forces with Rosie Smithers, Sylvester Cho, and Woodrow Knox to solve a variety of mysteries in six clues or fewer, including a sea monster, thefts, and a spooky basement.    

The Fourth Apprentice - When Lionblaze discovers that his apprentice Dovepaw can see events happening far away, he organizes a patrol to investigate a vision about the river. Includes adventure game based on the series.  

Vespers Rising - Fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother Dan thought they could return to their regular lives when they found the 39 clues. But the Vespers, powerful enemies, will stop at nothing to get the clues. And with the Vespers rising, the world is in jeopardy.     

Sign of the Moon - As Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Dovepaw continue trying to understand the mysterious prophecy that binds them, Jayfeather receives a desperate plea for help from the Tribe of the Rushing Water.     

Torn -  Time travelers Jonah and Katherine arrive in 1611 to rescue missing child John Hudson, son of the explorer Henry Hudson, but just as the mutiny on the Discovery is supposed to start, Jonah and Katherine's knowledge of history is tested once again, and they fear that more is at stake than just one boy's life. Author's note includes facts about Henry Hudson's explorations.  
Omen of the Stars - As Dovepaw, Jayfeather, and Lionblaze strive to understand and fulfill the prophecy that promises them great power, the cats of the Dark Forest begin to teach battle skills and techniques to different Clan cats through dreams.  

Big Nate on a Roll - Middle-schooler Nate Wright vies against his rival, the "perfect" Artur, to win the grand prize of a customized skateboard in their scout troop contest.  

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fancy Nancy Soiree!

Fancy Nancy Soiree! Calling all fancy girls! Please wear your fanciest attire!
Ooo la lah your reservations are required! 362-2242 ext 115

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New Recorded Childrens Books!

Mrs. Roopy is Loopy ~ A.J. and his classmates are convinced that new school librarian, Mrs. Roopy, has multiple personality disorder because she keeps pretending to be famous people.

Scapegoat: The Story of a Goat Named Oat and a Chewed-up Coat ~ Each time something goes wrong in the Choat household Jimmy blames the pet goat, Patsy Petunia Oat, who tries to tell the truth about Jimmy's misdeeds but neither Mr. nor Mrs. Choat can understand her language.

Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night ~ A collection of poems that celebrates the wonder, mystery, and danger of the night and describes the many things that hide in the dark.

  Abracadabra! Magic with Mouse and Mole ~ Mole is mad about magic until he takes his friend Mouse to a show that turns out to be all tricks, but then Mouse conjures up a special night program to show him the enchantment found in nature.     

Big Wig: A Little History of Hair ~ History has never been hairier. Did you know that kings AND queens wore fake beards in Ancient Egypt? Or that hair was used in medicine at the height of the Incan Empire? Or that Queen Elizabeth I had more than 80 wigs in various shades of red? Kathleen Krull and Peter Malone start at the dawn of history and bring us up to contemporary times, using incredible bits and bobs of hair fact and lore to show us just how much things have changed (and how they haven't!).

Bear's Loose Tooth ~ When Bear discovers he has a loose tooth, his friends try to help make it fall out.

Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave ~ Chronicles the life of Dave, a nineteenth-century slave who went on to become an influential poet, artist, and potter.

Frankly, Frannie ~ Frannie Miller, who cannot wait to grow up and work in an office with a swivel chair and her own assistant, causes havoc when she tries to help out while on a school field trip to the local radio station.

Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade ~ Posey's fear of starting first grade is alleviated when her teacher invites the students to wear their most comfortable clothes to school on the first day.

Super Burp! ~ When fourth-grader George starts at a new school, he vows to become a model student instead of the class clown he has always been, but just as his plan is going really well, he is overtaken by a magic burp that turns him back into a mischief-maker.