Monday, March 26, 2012
The Best Smelling Christmas Book Ever
by Laura Rader
Busy mice show how to bake - and build-
a gingerbread house. From the sweet scent
of vanilla to the spicy breeze of spearmint
trees, every page of this yummy Christmas
book holds a nose-tickling surprise!
Posted by Children's Department at 9:21 AM
Sunday, March 25, 2012
A Halloween Counting Book
Ten trick-or-treaters start out together
on Halloween night, but they disappear
one by one. Read to find out what happens.
Posted by Children's Department at 4:44 PM
I'M A BIG SISTER
by Joanna Cole
Having a new baby in
the house can be wonderful,
especially from a big sister's
point of view!
Posted by Children's Department at 4:39 PM
Rapunzel is in trouble! Can
Flynn and Maximus work
together to save her?
A Horse and a HeroA Disney Level 2 Book
Rapunzel is in trouble! Can
Flynn and Maximus work
together to save her?
Posted by Children's Department at 4:34 PM
Friday, March 09, 2012
My First Book About Fish ~Colorful photographs and illustrations with simple text presents the characteristics, habitats, and variety of fishes and other undersea life.
Looking at Lincoln ~ Abraham Lincoln is one of the first giants of history children are introduced to, and now Maira Kalman brings him to life with her trademark style and enthusiasm. Lincoln's legacy is everywhere - there he is on your penny and five-dollar bill. And we are still the United States because Lincoln helped hold them together. But who was he, really? The little girl in this book wants to find out. Among the many other things, she discovers our sixteenth president was a man who believed in freedom for all, had a dog named Fido, loved Mozart, apples, and his wife's vanilla cake, and kept his notes in his hat. From his boyhood in a log cabin to his famous presidency and untimely death, Kalman shares Lincoln's remarkable life with young readers in a fresh and exciting way.
A Warmer World ~ Over the past several decades, our world has been warming at a faster rate than ever before. Winters are shorter. Sea levels have risen. Territories of predators and prey have shifted. To survive in this new environment, animals everywhere have had to adapt, or face extinction. Complemented by Jamie Hogan's rich collage illustrations, A Warmer World offers young readers a clear-eyed look at the effects of climate change on animals around the world.
Soldier Athletes ~ Four world-class athletes. Four stories of bravery and self-sacrifice. They put their careers on hold and the country first. These men were athletes, soldiers, and American heroes
There Goes Ted Williams ~ Ted Williams, the legendary Red Sox slugger, lived a life full of dedication and passion. From his days as a young kid playing ball in North Park to his unmatched .406 season in 1941 to his stints as a fighter pilot in World War II and Korea, the story of Teddy Ballgame is the story of an American hero.
Posted by Children's Department at 2:22 PM
Thursday, March 08, 2012
Just a Little Critter Collection ~ Collects seven stories featuring Little Critter, including "Just for You," the first Little Critter book.
Little Brown Bear Won't Take a Nap ! ~ Unwilling to settle down for his winter sleep, Little Brown Bear heads south with a flock of geese, but eventually he finds that he misses his nice bed at home.
With Lots Of Love ~ Lottie-Dot, Nana Bear's pet cockatoo flew out the window one cold snowy morning and she didn't come back. Nana and Toby called all their friends to search, but nothing helped. Nana cried everytime she thought of her missing pet, so to cheer her up, Toby made her a very special gift.
I'm a Big Sister! ~ Ellie is excited about becoming a big sister when her parents bring home a new baby.
My Favorite Michael ~ One morning, Michael decides that he wants to be someone different, so he plays dress-up and becomes a businessman, a knight, and a pirate, but at the end of the day he finally decides who his favorite Michael is.
Lola Loves Stories ~ Lola loves to hear Daddy read a new library book each night, an activity that spurs her imagination and results in inventive play the next day.
A Christmas Carol ~ Features Barbie as selfish singing star Eden Starling in the retelling of A Christmas Carol.
My Two Holidays ~ When Sam's classmates talk about which winter holiday each one celebrates, he gets embarrassed because his family enjoys both Christmas and Hanukkah.
Snow Dog Marley ~ Marley the dog is often in trouble, but during the first snow of the season he amazes his family with his good behavior.
A Hole in the Road ~ This bright picture book shows trucks and diggers in action as the road is fixed!
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat ~ Kitty Cat is distracted by many things as she gets ready for school in the morning.
I Dreamt I was a Dinosaur ~ A child dreams of being one dinosaur among many. Includes notes on dinosaur species mentioned in the rhyming text.
Santa's New Jet ~ Shortly before Christmas, Santa discovers that the sleigh needs major repairs and the reindeer are out of shape, and so the elves build him a jet to use on his annual trip.
Otis and the Tornado ~ When a tornado threatens his farm, Otis the tractor must try to save the animals, including the unfriendly bull.
T. Rex and the Mother's Day Hug ~ Eager to do something special for Mother's Day, T. Rex decides to surprise his mother by decorating her car.
Henry's Heart ~ When Henry falls in love with a puppy but his father will not buy it for him, his heart reacts strangely. Includes facts about the heart's role within the body.
Froggy's Best Babysitter ~ Froggy wreaks havoc when a new babysitter comes to stay overnight with him and his sister Pollywogilina.
Frog and Fly ~ Through a series of easy-to-read scenes, Frog always gets the better of Fly but in the end, Fly has the last word.
The Best Pet Ever ~ The little girl wants a pet, but her mother says "We'll see". So the girl tries a rock that she names Fluffy as a pet. Next a glove, a candy wrapper, and a balloon are pets. With imagination, anything can be a pet. But what will be the best pet of all?
The Grandma book ~ Presents the different ways grandmothers show their grandchildren love, from offering advice and babysitting to making things and giving lots of kisses.
I Could Be, You Could Be ~ Illustrations and rhyming text encourage readers to picture themselves becoming a variety of people and things, from an astronaut to an elephant to an alien. Includes instructions for making masks.
Posted by Children's Department at 12:25 PM
Knights of the Ruby Wand ~ Neal, Julie, and Keeah need the famous Ruby Wand to free the wizard Galen, but the wand is held by Anga, the wily king of the weasles and he will do anything to keep it.
The Tiara Club at Ruby Mansions ~ Jealosy prompts Princess Diamonde to try to ruin the event when Olivia is chosen as Prince Ferdinand's partner to demonstrate how to cross a puddle by stepping on a prince's cape.
Going Batty ~ It's almost Halloween and Freddy thinks that there are monsters in his attic.
Missing! A Cat Called Buster ~ After his pet rabbit dies, Josh feels sad and does not want to own another pet until an elderly neighbor's cat goes missing.
Lights on the Nile ~ Ten-year-old Kepi, a young girl in ancient Egypt, embarks on a journey to save her family when she is unexpectedly taken captive, along with the baby baboon she has rescued from a crocodile. An origin tale about fairies
The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Evil Penguin Plan ~ Two beavers thwart an evil plot by penguins who plan to turn Beaver Island into a frosty resort.
Breaking Stalin's Nose ~ In the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union, ten-year-old Sasha idolizes his father, a devoted Communist, but when police take his father away and leave Sasha homeless, he is forced to examine his own perceptions, values, and beliefs.
Pals in Peril ~ Home from their latest Delaware crime-stopping adventures, Lily Gefelty and her friends Katie, Jasper, and Drgnan Pghlik face killer tarantulas and teenaged vampires when they try to rescue Lily's mother, who has been possessed by a menacing zombie that wants to take over the world.
Posted by Children's Department at 10:57 AM