Friday, October 14, 2011

Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Come in Friday or Saturday (Oct 14-15) to vote for your favorite!

A New Chapter Book

Eight Keys by Suzanne Lafleur
     Nothing has been the same since Elise started middle school.  Then she discovers a key with her name it that her father left to her before he died.  Will it open one of the eight doors in the barn?  What adventure will be behind the door?

New Non-Fiction Titles

Easy to read nature with great pictures:
     What's in a Shell? by Tracy Nelson Maurer
     What's in a Log? by Tracy Nelson Maurer
     What's in a Cave? by Tracy Nelson Maurer

Easy to read sports with great pictures:
     Baseball by Holly Karapetkova
     Basketball by Tracy Nelson Maurer
     Dance by Holly Karapetkova
     Soccer by Holly Karapetkova

New poetry book:
     Every Thing On It by Shel Silverstein

New bug book:
     Bug Shots The Good, The Bad, and the Bugly by Alexandra Siy and Dennis Kunkel

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Non-Fiction!!

Looking at Life Cycles: Cat- An introduction to the life cycle of a cat, including pregnancy, giving birth, growing up, and becoming an adult.

Cats- A simple introduction to the physical characteristics of cats. 

Bugs- Introduces the world of insects, describing their common physical characteristics and behavior, including information on spiders, butterflies, snails, flies, and ladybugs. 

The White House- This book tells about the building in Washington, D.C. that has been the home of U.S. presidents for more than 200 years, including its history, a tour of the rooms, and information about who works there.

The United States Capitol- Describes the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., including its history.

The Statue of Liberty- This book provides a history of the Statue of Liberty and describes its importance to immigrants who passed by on their way to Ellis Island.   

Lobsters, Crabs, and other Crustaceans- Introduces the reader to one of the most fascinating group of animals, from the lobsters and crabs of the ocean to the household woodlouse.  

Top Ten Dogs For Kids- Provides facts on the top ten dog breeds for kids and how to care for them.  

Robots In Space- Discusses how robots are used to explore planets and other bodies in space, advances in space robotics, and what we can learn from the data these robots gather

Small Mammals- Describes several small mammals and where they live.

 Meet the Colts- An introductory look at the Indianapolis Colts football team. Includes a brief history, facts, photos, records, glossary, and fun activities.

Indianapolis Colts- Provides an overview of the history of the Indianapolis Colts football team, highlighting popular players, influential coaches, winning and losing seasons, and key moments that shaped the team and the NFL.     

Monster Trucks- Describes the first monster trucks, how monster trucks are built, and their performances in shows.

The Planets of our Solar System- Describes the eight planets in our solar system, including the birth of the solar system and the planets' orbits around the Sun.

Mount Rushmore- Relates how the Mount Rushmore National Memorial ceived, designed, and created. Includes biographical information about the four presidents represented on the monument. 

The Legend of Johnny Appleseed- Little Johnny Appleseed had a big heart, and even bigger dreams. The young boy hoped to one day spread his love of apples by planting apple seeds across the entire country. That way, the apples can feed the hungry, and everyone can enjoy the beautiful trees. So, one day, Johnny sets out to do just that! His adventures bring him face to face with an injured wolf, a giant catfish, the Bigfoot, and much more in this tall tale of a true American legend.

Help Me Learn Numbers 0-20- Colorful photos of rabbits, chicks, cars, fish, dogs, cookies, and other fun objects, a rhyming text, and a fun game all help children learn numbers and number value.

NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe- A reference guide to the stars, galaxies, and planets that are visible in the night sky from North America and the Southern hemisphere. Includes star charts, diagrams, and photographs.   

Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World- At the height of World War II, only a few days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill began an extraordinary visit, during which they made plans that would lead to the success of the Allied powers as well as to a continuing peace after the war ended.

The Elephant Scientist- Journey to the Namibian desert with Caitlin O'Connell, an American scientist, and witness one of nature's largest , most complex, and most intelligent mammals living today on this earth. 

The Bald Eagle- Describes the history behind the symbol chosen to be significant by the people of the United States.

An Astronaut Cookbook- Provides instructions and close-up step photos for making a variety of simple snacks and drinks with an astronaut theme.

Indy Cars- Describes how Indy cars evolved into the highly advanced cars they are today, as well as how teams prepare their cars for races and how races are run.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

The Bravest Woman in America
                      by Marissa Moss

This story is based on the life of Ida Lewis, the
most famous lighthouse keeper in America.  It
celebrates brave girls everywhere!
                time to SLEEP

         by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page

Take a look at some of the unusual ways
animals take their rest.  Try them
yourself - maybe.
       Nacer Bailando
                          por Alma Flor Ada

Un ano de revelaciones culmina con una actuacion
llena de sorpresas, mientras dos ninas descubren su
lugar en el mundo.

New Juvenile Non-Fiction

                      Yes, She Can!
                         by Glenn Stout

When these sports pioneers were told ,"Girls don't,"
they did.  When they were told, "Girls shouldn't,"
they asked, "Why not?"  And when they were told,
"Girls can't, they showed that girls most certainly can.
Here are their stories

New Juvenile Fiction

Titanic Unsinkable - The Titanic is meant to be unsinkable, but as it begins its maiden voyage, there's plenty of danger waiting for four of its young passengers. Paddy is a stowaway, escaping a deadly past. Sophie's mother is delivered to the ship by police - after she and Sophie have been arrested. Juliana's father is an eccentric whose riches can barely hide his madness. And Alfie is hiding a secret that could get him kicked off the ship immediately. The lives of these four passengers will be forever linked with the fate of the Titanic. And the farther they get from shore, the more the danger looms."

Hardy Boys The Bicycle Thief - It's time for the annual Junior Bike Race in Bayport, and Frank and Joe are the top contenders. Midway through the race, Frank runs over a nail and blows a tire. It seems as if the day couldn't get worse--until Frank's bicycle goes missing! Bayport's leading bully, Adam Ackerman, seems to be the prime suspect. But when he proves that he wasn't the bicycle thief, everyone turns out to be a potential culprit--even Mr. Mack's dog, Lucy! Can Frank and Joe crack the case and bring Frank's bicycle home?

Cat Magic - Lottie is happy to spend her time talking To The animals in in her Uncle's pet shop. Then one day, To her surprise, The animals start to talk back! Suddenly Lotte's summer is better than she could have dreamed - it's purr-fectly magical!

Dog Magic - Lottie keeps her new-found ability to speak to animals a secret at school, where a group of mean girls make it obvious that she is not welcome until she meets Ruby, a feisty new friend and ally.

Sir Lancelot the Great - Many years ago, the storytellers say, the great King Arthur brought justice to England with the help of his gallant Knights of the Round Table. Of these worthy knights, there was never one so fearless, so chivalrous, so honorable, so…shiny as the dashing Sir Lancelot, who was quite good at defending the helpless and protecting the weak, just as long as he'd had his afternoon nap. Behold the very exciting and very funny adventures of Lancelot the Great, as only acclaimed Arthurian author Gerald Morris can tell them.

The Mysterious Four -The four members of Moon Hollow's mystery club have become skilled detectives, but when they uncover the existence of a hundred-year-old secret society, they also attract some unwanted attention.   

Captain Cal and the Garbage Planet -Space adventurer Captain Cal and his crew come to the rescue when messy aliens litter the entire galaxy with their garbage.

Princess Candy The Evil Echo - Graphic Novel -With the evil Echo around, Halo Nightly faces her strongest villain yet-- herself. Echo is a sneaky shape shifter that morphs into Halo and causes her all sorts of problems. When Echo steals Halo's candy, Halo is forced to battle someone who is every bit as powerful as she is.

Trouble Maker -When his older brother gets in serious trouble, sixth-grader Clay decides to change his own mischief-making ways, but he cannot seem to shake his reputation as a troublemaker.   

Sunshine Queen -   When a diphtheria outbreak forces twelve-year-old Cissy to leave her Oklahoma hometown in the 1890s, she and her two classmates embark on a wild adventure down the Missouri River with a team of traveling actors who are living on a dilapidated paddle steamer.

Volcano! a survival story -It was supposed to be a fun camping trip. Tom and Kevin had been looking forward to it all summer. But when the long-dormant volcano erupts, their fun trip vanishes, replaced by a mad dash for survival. Tom and Kevin have to use their smarts to outrun the lava spilling madly from the volcan's peak. 

Painball Blast - When Max and Tyler start losing paintball matches to a new player named Ryan, Max is suspicious and sets out to prove that Ryan is cheating.

The Teacher Who Forgot  -Catalina 'Cat' Duran and her class are off to the recycling center for what seems like the worst field trip ever. But when they arrive, they find out that the recycling plant has been sabotaged! Only Cat and her friends can save the day (and help save the Earth, too).

Sylvia and Aki -At the start of World War II, Japanese-American third-grader Aki and her family are sent to an internment camp in Poston, Arizona, while Mexican-American third-grader Sylvia's family leases their Orange County, California, farm and begins a fight to stop school segregation.

Lost! a Dog Called Bear -When Logan's dog runs away as he and his mother are moving to a new home after his parents separate, a girl named Hannah, who longs for a dog of her own, finds him.

The Friendship Doll -Throughout the twentieth century, Miss Kanagawa, one of fifty-eight dolls made to serve as ambassadors from Japan to the United States, travels the country learning to love while changing the lives of those who need her. 
Three New Beginning Reader Titles
by Melinda Melton Crow

          Mud Mess - Three trucks go out for a drive, and one gets stuck in the mud.   
Ride and Seek - Who'll find three truck buddies before it turns dark? 
Truck Buddies -Dump Truck wants to play, but all the other trucks are working. See if Dump Truck finds something else to do.