Saturday, September 29, 2012

New Books with CD!!

Mrs. Cooney is Loony!- Mrs. Cooney, the school nurse, is so beautiful that A.J. has a crush on her-- even though he suspects she might be an international spy!    

Pinch and Dash Make Soup- Pinch and Dash's disagreement over the use of pepper and hot sauce in their soup ends up spoiling the meal.

Tales for Very Picky Eaters- A father tells outlandish stories while trying to get his young son, who is a very picky eater, to eat foods he thinks he will not like.

What's Black and White and Stinks All Over?- George's magic burps threaten to ruin not only his team's chances of winning a class field day, but also his audition to be the fourth-grade sports reporter for his school's new closed-circuit television station.

Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku- A cat arrives at a shelter, arranges to go home with a good family, and settles in with them, all the while letting them know who is boss and, finally, sharing his real name.

Grin and Bear It- Will stage fright prevent a very funny bear from becoming a stand-up comedian?

A Home For Bird- Vernon the toad takes the silent Bird on a journey in hopes of finding Bird's home.

It's A Dogs Life- Goodman explores such canine quandaries as, "Why do dogs sniff everything?" and "What do they see when they look at a sunset?" Goodman's engaging, humorous writing style grabs young listeners and proves the perfect vehicle for offering choice tidbits on canine evolution, breeds, and behavior.

King Jack and the Dragon- Jack, Zack, and Caspar build a castle fort, then spend a day fighting dragons and beasts, but at day's end giants carry away first Sir Zack, then Caspar, and King Jack is left to face night creatures alone. 

Life in the Ocean- Listeners follow noted oceanographer Sylvia Earle as her childhood adventures in the Gulf of Mexico help inspire her life's work: discovering the secrets of "the blue heart of the planet."

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Another Beginner Art Class - Colors of Autumn

Colors of Autumn Art Class
Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 10:00
Registration Required
For children 6 and up
Sign-ups begin October 1

Monday, September 17, 2012

New Picture Books!

The Dog That Stole Home by Matt Christopher
     Harry, a telepathic dog, is grounded for nipping at another dog.  His owner, Mike, is worried about playing his next baseball game without his faithful dog.

Bear Despair by Gaetan Doremus
     This wordless book shows exactly what a bear will do if someone takes his teddy bear!  Watch out, Fox!  Watch out, Lion!  Watch out, Bidr!  Watch out, Elephant!  Thank you, Octopus!

Race for Treasure by Ace Landers
     Which team will win the treasure in this Hot Wheels book?

Every Year On Your Birthday by Rose Lewis
     Birthdays are a good time for remembering!

Squash the Spider by Nick Ward
     Squash is about to be squashed several times until one boy saves him for good.

Goldilocks adn the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
     This is, of course, a take-off of the classic tale.  However, there are some interesting twists and turns in this one!!!!

New Chapter Books!

The 7th book in the series The Five Ancestors by Jeff Stone: Dragon

New books in the How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell:

 How to Ride a Dragon's Storm - Hiccup, the reluctant Viking hero, has three months, five days, and six hours to discover America, return to Berk, save his father, battle Polarserpents, and win the annual Inter-Tribal Friendly Swimming Race. 

 How to Break a Dragon's Heart- Hiccup, stranded with Toothless on the Beach of the Broken Heart and being hunted by an old enemy, faces Ug the Uglithug, Berserks, and Scarers and tries to save Fishlegs from the Beast.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New DVD's!!!!!

Goosebumps: The Ghost Next Door- Hannah's neighborhood has just gotten a little weird. Ever since that new boy moved in next door. But when did he move in? She's not getting any answers from her new neighbor. He just keeps disappearing in the oddest ways.

Elmo Visits the Doctor- Elmo has an earache, a fever, and a stuffy nose to boot. That's got him singing the blues. Elmo soon learns that going to the doctor can help make aches and pains feel better. DVD also includes an all-new Elmo's World.

Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt- Mickey and his pals are planning the best springtime party ever - and you're invited! But the festivities are put on hold when Mickey's magical clubhouse mysteriously breaks into pieces and disappears with Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Daisy inside!

Thomas & Friends: Engine Friends- All aboard for epic stories of friendships on the rails: learn how Thomas met his best friend Percy for the first time and how Edward helped save Trevor the Tractor Engine from being scrapped. Join the Really Useful Engines and see when Toby showed how being helpful is the most fun, and when the unlikely duo of Emily and Whiff coupled up and became firm friends! Journey along with Thomas and the rest of the Steam Team to experience the adventures that led to fast friendships. 

Space Chimps- Ham III is the grandson of the first chimp astronaut. Soon, the fun-loving chimp has to get serious about the mission - rid a far-away planet of their nefarious leader. Ham III becomes a reluctant hero and learns the true meaning of courage as he and his crewmates, the fearless Lt. Luna and their uptight commander, Titan, risk everything in an effort to save the peaceful inhabitants of a distant planet from the evil dictator Zartog.

The Pond- Fear of flying: Bill says he doesn't fly much because bugs get stuck to his glasses, but when visiting pals claim he's simply afraid that he can't keep up. Bill becomes determined to take to the air. Garden variety problem: Everybody agrees to help Methuseiah out with the garden, but they forget and make other plans. As he tolls in the garden, the others have trouble enjoying their day as guilt sets in. 

Pokemon DP: Sinnoh League Victors (Disc 1)- Pokemon Trainers Ash and friends are headed to Daybreak Town for Dawn's next Pokemon Contest when they're attacked by a wild Manezone! Ash picks up some new martial arts moves and meets a Trainer with a very different training method, while Dawn must face up to a shocking ipisode from her past. Then Ash heads for his next Gym battle in Sunyshore City.

Pokemon DP: Sinnoh League Victors (Disc 2)- Our heroes intervene in yet another Team Rocket scheme when Brock rescues a sliiping girl from a trip over a waterfal. Later, Ash and friends are suspicious when a Pokemon goes missing...Then Dawn gets the royal treatment when she exchanges places with a princess...

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

New Books To Read!!!

New Picture Book
The Secret Code- Oscar, who is blind, teaches Lucy how to read his Braille book.

New Beginner Book 
The Clever Dolphin- Piper is trapped in a tuna net and it is up to Meko the dolphin to rescue her sister.

New Chapter Books
The Dragon With the Girl Tattoo- Andy, the new kid at school, has a tattoo on his arm that resembles Lizzie, the school's most popular girl, and he also has one really big secret.

The Chilly Mammoth- A wild ride in a hot-air balloon lands Echo and his human friends, the Bat Pack, in the mountains where they discover a real, live woolly mammoth--and the poachers who are hunting it.

Max and Zoe at Soccer Practice- Max and Zoe cooperate to improve both their soccer skills.

Avalanche Alert- A snow leopard and her cubs have been separated from their territory by an avalanche in the Himalaya Mountains, and it is up to Ben and Zoe to find the rare cats and guide them to safety before the local villagers poison them. 

New in Town- Jake Demby is being bullied by a kid called Gary Herk, until his friend sends him a golem named Emmet from Ravens Pass as a protector--but when Emmet threatens Jake's mother the situation starts to spin out of control.

New Non-Fiction
Ladybugs- This book uses simple rhymes and engaging images to teach readers about ladybugs.

Life Under the Pirate Code- Describes how a code of rules guided life onboard a pirate ship and punishments for breaking the rules.

What Eats What in a Desert Food Chain- A desert teems with life. From an ocotillo plant to a crested caracara, the living things in this book are linked together in a good chain. Each one of them needs the others in order to live. Find out what eats what in the desert. 

Show Me Reptiles- From skinks and scutes to gators and geckos, there's so much to know about reptiles! This book has more than 100 facts and definitions about these cool cold-blooded creatures.

The Most Extreme Animals- Based on Animal Planet channel's television series the Most extreme, this book revolves around animals with unusual characteristics.

African Culture- This beautifully illustrated series gives an introduction to some of the worldÆs most fascinating and ancient cultures. Discover different culturesÆ approaches to visual arts and performance and find out about important beliefs, traditions, and customs. Find out about the role of family and community in these cultures and explore how cultures are changing and developing in the 21st century.

Mercury and Venus- Presents facts about Mercury and Venus and describes what it would be like to visit there. 

The Attractive Truth About Magnetism- Describes what magnetism is and how it works through humor and core science content.

Be the Best At Science- Learn to outsmart your classmates with the tips in this exciting, top secret book! The secret tips included in this simple, easy-to-read text will have you mastering the scientific method, using a compass, naming the color spectrum and more in no time!

The Story of Cassiopeia- Cassiopeia, Queen of Ethiopia, often boasts about her daughter's beauty and her own. When Jupiter finds out that Cassiopeia thinks she's more beautiful than the sea nymphs, he's furious. Will Cassiopeia's words cause her kingdom to fall?

Bible Heroes and Bad Guys... now boys can learn about true heroes--and bad gys--in action, pulled straight from the pages of the Bible ...

True Stories of World War I- In graphic novel format, tells the stories of six men who fought for their countries during World War I.

A Tour of Your Digestive System- In graphic novel format, follows Peter Pea as he travels through and explains the workings of the human digestive system.

This or That History Debate- Offers intriguing either/or questions and content on history topics to encourage critical thinking and debate.

Speed: Get Quick- Why is speed important? How can you stay healthy? What are some fun, simple exercises we can all do to stay fit? Answer these questions and more with this simple and engaging text in the Exercise! series.

A Pod Of Dolphins And Other Sea mammal Groups- Explores the behaviors and daily life of a dolphin pod, as well as their habitat, environmental threats, and the advantages of group living.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

New Books with CD!

One Cool Friend- Elliot, a very proper young man, feels a kinship with the penguins at the aquarium and wants to take one home with him.

Library Mouse: A Museum Adventure- When Sarah, an explorer mouse, meets Sam she gives him the courage to finally climb to the highest library shelves--and beyond--and he shows her how to explore the world through reading.

Worst of Friends- Describes how their different political views caused friends Thomas Jefferson and John Adams to become rivals, until they learned to set aside their differences for the sake of their friendship. 

Cam Jansen and the Graduation Day Mystery- Cam Jansen and her photographic memory help her friend's grandfather retrieve his missing bag with an important graduation gift in it.

Love, Mouserella- This is my letter I wrote to Grandmouse because I miss her. She went back to the country and I'm in the city. Mama said why don't I write her a letter, so I did.

Funny Business- When Frannie and her mother accompany her father on a business trip to Florida, Frannie would rather help him at the conference hotel than go with her mother to Princessland theme park. 

Horrible Harry and the June Box- When the origami pig that Song Lee made for her grandmother is seized by a substitute teacher, the usually well-behaved third-grader breaks a classroom rule to rescue it from the "June box."

Mr. Hynde is Out of His Mind!- When boring Mr. Loring retires, A.J.'s class gets a new music teacher who raps, break-dances, and thinks he has what it takes to become a famous musician.

New Books For Fall Reading!!!

 New Fiction
 I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916- In July, 1916, Chet Roscow is fascinated by news accounts of the great white shark said to be attacking people along the New Jersey shore not far from his home, but when he goes swimming in Matawan Creek he discovers the truth of the stories.

The Year of the Book- Follows a young Chinese American girl, as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth-grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.

The Candy Shop War- When fifth-graders Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon meet the owner of the new candy store in town and are given a magical candy that endows them with super powers, they find that along with its benefits there are also dangerous consequences.

Maybelle and the Haunted Cupcake- Maybelle the cockroach is tired of all the rules she must follow to safely get food from Mr. and Mrs. Peabody's kitchen, but when Bernice, an ant with a head cold, insists on helping out, the situation only gets worse.

The Wright 3- In the midst of a series of unexplained accidents and mysterious coincidences, sixth-graders Calder, Petra, and Tommy lead their classmates in an attempt to keep Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Robie House from being demolished.

Wooden Bones- Pino and his father, Gepetto, face grave danger when they are forced to go on the run after villagers learn that a puppet made by Pino to represent Gepetto's dead wife can move as Pino, himself, did before becoming a real boy.

Prairie Evers- Ten-year-old Prairie is happy being home-schooled and raising her flock of chickens, so transferring to regular school is a big change, but fortunately she meets a wonderful friend.

The Kingdom of Fantasy- I, Geronimo Stilton, never expected to find a golden staircase in my attic. But one day I did! At the top of the stairs, there was a door. And beyond the door was a world I never could have imagined-the Kingdom of Fantasy!

New Non-Fiction
It's A Dogs Life- A whimsically illustrated guide to the inner life of dogs shares lighthearted insights into dog evolution and behavior while profiling common breeds and explaining what a dog experiences while looking at a sunset and smelling the ground.

Paiute Princess: The Story of Sarah Winnemucca- Documents the life and achievements of the nineteenth-century Northern Paiute leader, examining how her aptitude for languages and diplomacy enabled her to advocate on behalf of her tribe.

Th Mighty Mars Rovers- The story of the two robot vehicles, Spirit and Opportunity, that were sent to explore Mars, lasting far past their projected lives of 3 months and sending back invaluable images of the environmentally hostile planet.

Wumbers: It's Words Cre8ed with Numbers- Shares illustrated clues and alphanumeric combinations that substitute numbers for letters with the same sound.

Unusual Creatures- With humor and flair, Michael Hearst introduces the reader to a wealth of extraordinary lifeforms in this nonfiction book.

New Beginner Books
Fancy Nancy: Fancy Day in Room 1-A- Nancy decides to help cheer up her friends during a gloomy, gray week in school by having a fancy day, where they make crowns, bake cupcakes, and dress in fancy clothes.

Benny and Penny in Lights Out- At bedtime two mouse siblings take turns telling stories and calming night fears.

New Picture Books
The Giant Seed- See how a community of pigs makes ingenious use of a giant dandelion seed, just as an erupting volcano threatens their island.

Happy Like Soccer- For soccer games Sierra rides a bus out of the city to fields that are nicer than the "lot" in her neighborhood, but so her auntie can be at her last game, she asks Coach Marco if the team might play in her neighborhood on a day her aunt does not work.

Big Mean Mike- Mike is proud to be the biggest, toughest dog in the neighborhood, so when tiny, fuzzy bunnies start showing up in his big, mean car he sees them only as a threat to his reputation, no matter how adorable they are.

Cecil: The Pet Glacier- Ruby Small's embarrassingly eccentric parents take her on a vacation to Norway where she acquires an unwanted pet, a glacier named Cecil, who finds a way to melt Ruby's heart.

Creepy Carrots- The carrots that grow in Crackenhopper Field are the fattest and crispiest around and Jasper Rabbit cannot resist pulling some to eat each time he passes by, until he begins hearing and seeing creepy carrots wherever he goes.