Saturday, August 04, 2012

New Books!!!!!

New Non-Fiction Books!
Great Moments in the Summer Olympics- A fact-filled reference highlights memorable moments in Summer Olympics history, noting the achievements of such famous athletes as Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, and Mary Lou Retton.

Titanic: The Story Lives On- Learn about the sinking of the 'unsinkable' Titanic and its discovery at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

Fishy Tales- Introduces various creatures that live in or near a coral reef, including sea horses, starfish, and dolphins.

Garden Friends- A child greets some of the animals living in a garden, including a butterfly, bee, grasshopper, frog, worm, and spider.

Snakes Slither and Hiss- Introduces readers to a number of different species of snakes, their appearances, and behavior patterns. 

Harness It: Invent New Ways to Harness Energy and Nature- Explains the principles of inventing and provides photo-illustrated instructions for making a variety of projects that harness energy.

City Chickens- Just outside of downtown Minneapolis, follow the sounds of crowing and clucking and you will find Mary Britton Clouse's Chicken Run Rescue. Over the years, Mary and her husband have given hundreds of homeless birds a safe place to rest until they can be adopted by caring families.

The Tooth Mouse- This finely rendered fable introduces readers to the Tooth Mouse, France's version of the tooth fairy, and to Sophie, a sweet young mouse who must prove she is brave, honest and wise enough to take over this important job.

Here Come the Girl Scouts- The amazing, all-true story of the first Girl Scouts and their visionary founder.

Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas- Explains how all life on the Earth depends, directly or indirectly, on light from the sun, and describes how all ocean life, from the tiniest plankton to great whales, including the creatures in the darkest depths, form a web that uses sunshine.

New Picture Books!
Batman, Day of the Dark Knight- Batman travels back in time with Green Arrow where Merlin asks them to battle Morgaine le Fey and obtain the sword Excalibur, but the heroes end up fighting their own egos.

Zorro Gets an Outfit- Zorro is embarrassed at having to wear a fancy outfit to the park and Mister Bud is unable to cheer him up until a "cool" new dog arrives in his own fancy clothes and challenges the friends to a race.

What To Do If an Elephant Stands on Your Foot- Advises the reader on how to handle encounters with various animals in the jungle, where a mistake while avoiding one can attract the attention of another.

King Arthur's Very Great Grandson- On his sixth birthday, Henry Alfred Grummorson, a descendant of King Arthur and would-be knight, sets out for adventure but neither dragon, nor cyclops, nor griffin, nor leviathan is willing to engage in a real battle.

Squid and Octopus Friends for Always- Four separate stories celebrate the many-legged friendship between Squid and Octopus as they disagree over how to stay warm, encourage each other, and fret over the contents of a fortune cookie.

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