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
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