Tuesday, August 21, 2012

New Books!

 New Beginner Book
Brave Fire Truck- Fire Truck is very brave, and while he is off fighting a fire, School Bus, Tractor, and Train await his return.

New Picture Books
Take A Trip With Trucktown- Gabby and her friends take a road trip, where they experience the fresh grass, fragrant flowers, and apple orchards of the countryside. 

Airplanes: Soaring! Turning! Diving!- Illustrations and rhyming text celebrate different kinds of airplanes and what they can do.

Catch That Crook- A thief thinks he's found the perfect hiding spot after his latest heist: the LEGO City forest. But he wasn't counting on the Forest Police! It's a madcap chase of cops and robbers.

Danger At the Dieselworks- While Thomas befriends the new steam engine Belle, Percy makes friends with the diesel engines at the dieselworks, and it causes tensions to flare in the town of Sodor.

Dora Saves the Enchanted Forest- When Unicornio was named King of the Enchanted Forest, all of the creatures who lived there were happy, except Owl. Owl has set a trap for Unicornio because Owl wants to be king. It's up to Dora to save Unicornio and the Enchanted Forest. 

Mumble Saves the Day- While trying to stop Erik and his friends from crossing a narrow ice bridge, Mumble and the baby penguins encounter an elephant seal that refuses to move. 

Slither Slide, What's Outside?- Children jump, slide, stargaze, color, and engage in other forms of play to celebrate the changing of the seasons.

Can I Bring Woolly to the Library, Ms. Reeder?- Will a child's woolly mammoth create havoc if he is allowed in the library?

Teacher's Pets- A teacher invites her students to bring their pets in each Monday for sharing day, but by the end of the year, she has a classroom full of "forgotten" animals.

 Clarice Bean, Guess Who's Babysitting?- When her Uncle Ted, the fireman, comes to stay with Clarice and her brothers and sister while her mother is away, things get somewhat hectic.

Fur And Feathers- A story of a young girl who dreams that howling winds whisk fur and feathers right off her animal friends. Trying to help, she sews each of them a new "coat." But what kind do they need? Who needs fur, and what color? Who needs feathers, and why? Who needs scales, and should they be moist or dry? Includes "For Creative Minds" educational section.

Stanza- Stanza the dog and his two rotten brothers terrorize the streets by day, but at night Stanza secretly writes poetry.

The Penguin Lady- Penelope Parker lives with penguins from all over the Southern Hemisphere. Do the penguin antics prove too much for her to handle? Children count and then compare and contrast ten different penguin species as they learn geography. Includes "For Creative Minds" section.

Skeleton Meets the Mummy- On Halloween night, Sammy has to make a quick trip through the dark woods before he can go trick-or-treating. But someone -- or something -- is following him. What could it be?

At the Boardwalk- From sunrise to sunset, the attractions of a beach boardwalk include popcorn, taffy, arcade games, and a dazzling amusement park.

I Wish I Was Strong Like Manuel- Willie goes to elaborate and comical lengths to be strong like his friend, then realizes that he might have something that is just as desirable.

I Wish I Was Tall Like Willie- Manuel tries all kinds of things to be tall like his friend Willie, including walking on stilts, spiking his hair, and putting rolled-up socks in his shoes, but nothing works.

Little Black Ant on Park Street- Follows an ant through her first summer of helping gather food for her nestmates while trying to avoid danger.

Witches- Illustrations and rhyming text celebrate witches' fun of Halloween.

Mole's Babies- After observing how other animals around the farm make their new offspring happy, an expectant father mole flaps like a bird, splashes like a duck, and hops like a bunny until he discovers that his babies need just one thing--love.

"The Trouble With Dogs...." Said Dad- When a dog trainer is called in to teach Dave the dog how to behave, Dave is not the only one who learns something new.

Clarice Bean: What Planet Are You From?- Clarice Bean and her family gets involved in saving a tree on their street from being cut down. 

Wow! School!- Izzy finds many things to be excited about on the first day of school.

New Fiction Books
I Survived The Attacks Of September 11, 2001- When Lucas decides to skip school because he wants to discuss football with a firefighter friend of his father, he finds himself caught up in the terrorist attacks on New York City.

I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941- Visiting his favorite Hawaiian beach when Japanese forces suddenly attack Pearl Harbor, eleven-year-old Danny Crane struggles through the smoke, destruction, and chaos to make his way back home.

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