Saturday, September 01, 2012

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.

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