Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Votes Are In for the Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

1st Place
The Big Bad Wolf and the 3 Little Pigs
New Hope Christian Preschool
Miss Mandy, Miss Sarah, and Miss Amanda's Classes

2nd Place
Veggie Tales - Bob, Larry, and the 3 French Peas
Haley and Jacob Burke

3rd Place - tied
Hello Kitty
Dayanara Fernandez

Yuliana Torres

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pumpkin-Decorating Contest: VOTE!

Time to vote!

Come to the Youth Services area between October 23-26 to vote for your favorite decorated pumpkin. Winners will be determined by popular vote!

The winners of the pumpkin-decorating contest will be notified on October 27.

Monday, October 22, 2012

More New Books To Read!!

New Fiction
There's A Hamster in My Pocket!- A laugh-out-loud story about two best friends.

Liar and Spy- Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.


New Picture Books
The Very Best Pumpkin- While Peter carefully tends a special pumpkin on his grandparents' farm, quiet Meg watches from her new home next door.

Snowmen At Work- When winter sidewalks seem to have been mysteriously shoveled, a child wonders if snowmen are magic and have nighttime jobs while the people sleep. Includes hidden pictures.

Stephen and the Beetle- Esteban attempts to squish a beetle but has second thoughts.

Nighttime Ninja- Late at night, when all is quiet and everyone is asleep, a ninja creeps silently through the house in search of treasure.

The Christmas Tugboat- A New York Harbor tugboat captain and his family take the tug up the Hudson River to pick up and tow the barge carrying the enormous Christmas tree that will be displayed at Rockefeller Center.

The Quiet Place- The story of young immigrant Isabel, who misses her family and friends back in Mexico while decorating a large box as a place of quiet contemplation and encountering new experiences, including a first snowstorm and a kind teacher.

New Non-Fiction!!

Detection Rats- Introduces detection rats, most of which are African pouched rats, the largest rat in the world, and explains that rats can be trained to find land mines and dangerous diseases.

What's In Your Soda?- Presents the history of soft drinks, from mineral water to diet soda, discussing the nutritional aspects and alternative beverage choices.

Basketball- Provides information about the sport of basketball, including history, rules, and positions.

Tarantulas- Provides information about tarantulas, including anatomy, behavior, and ancestry.

Where Do Presidents Come From?- Shares wacky and engaging facts about many of our nation's leaders, traces the history and powers of the presidency, and offers insight into the job's daily routines, benefits, and challenges.    

Alien Deep- Embarks on a recent, specific deep water exploration that illuminates new knowledge about our oceans and enable young readers to observe the processes involved in marine exploration.

Dogs on Duty- Documents the contributions of specially trained military dogs, profiling noteworthy canine heroes while covering such topics as how they are trained and what happens to them when they retire.

The Extraordinary Music of Mr. Ives- The honk of a car horn. The busy clatter of footsteps. The blast of a ship's whistle. To some, these everyday sounds are noise, but to Charles Ives, a businessman by day and a composer at night, they are a symphony. After the attack and sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, all of New York falls silent, including Mr. Ives. But the sounds of hope wind their way into his heart, and he begins to shape them into music- extraordinary music inspired   by a song overheard in the street on that dark day.  

Annie and Helen- Describes the relationship between Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, and includes excerpts from letters written by Annie about her work with Helen.

A Rock is Lively- Introduces readers to rocks and minerals, describing how they are created, what they can be used for, and their different forms and types.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

New Picture Books!!

Caillou and the Rain- It's raining outside, but Mommy and Caillou have errands to do.

How to Be Friends With A Dragon- A girl tells her younger brother all of the rules he must follow in order to befriend a dragon.

One Two That's My Shoe- Illustrations and rhyming text encourage the reader to count from one to ten when a mischievous puppy runs off with his owner's shoe. 

Llama Llama Time to Share- Llama Llama doesn't want to share his toys with his new neighbors. But when fighting leads to broken toys and tears, Llama learns that it's better to share.

Little Blue Truck- A small blue truck finds his way out of a jam, with a little help from his friends. 

Dinosaur Dig- Dinosaurs from one to ten use construction equipment to dig, shovel, roll, and scrape as they build a fun surprise.

I Speak Dinosaur- A boy who loves to speak rudely and roar like a dinosaur discovers that it can be lonely without others who speak the same "language."

Jangles: A Big Fish Story- A father relates to his son the tale of his encounter--and friendship--with a gigantic trout whose enormous jaw is covered with so many lures and fish hooks that he jangles when he swims, but who has never been caught.

New Chapter Books (Character Junie B. and Author Rick Riordan)

                                  Junie B., First Grader Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten

Summary: To celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, Mr. Scary's first grade class prepares a Thankful List for the school contest, but Junie B. Jones finds it hard to be grateful for squash or Tattletale May.

                                                                The Mark of Athena

Summary: "The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land--Greece itself--to find the Doors of Death"--

                                                        A New Series by J. Burchett:
                                                                   Rainforest Rescue

Summary: Twins Ben and Zoe are sent to the jungles of Borneo to rescue an orangutan and save his refuge from illegal logging. 

                                                                   Polar Meltdown

Summary: The twins Ben and Zoe are sent to an Alaskan village in the far north to investigate the death of a mother polar bear and find and rescue her two orphaned cubs.

                                                                  Earthquake Escape

Summary: Twins Ben and Zoe are sent by their uncle Dr. Stephen Fisher to rescue an orphaned giant panda cub, which has wandered from its sanctuary after the 2008 earthquake in China's Sichuan Province.

                                                                     Poacher Panic

Summary: Twins Ben and Zoe are recruited by their mysterious uncle Dr. Stephen Fisher, a famous zoologist, to rescue a Sumatran tiger from poachers.  

Thursday, October 18, 2012

New DK Eye Wonder and Eye Witness Books!

DK Eye Wonder and Eye Witness Books!
 Crystal and Gem






Rocks and Minerals

 The Big Book of Bieber!! Presents the life and career of the popular singer, from his childhood and early beginnings as a musician to his rise to international superstardom.

New Biographies in the Children's Area

New Biographies! Click this link to view on the card catalog!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Come Join Us for Our Annual Fall Party

                           Fall Party at CDPL, October 23, 2012 between 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

New Books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beginner Books
Dick and Jane: Go, Go, Go- Dick, Jane, Sally, Tim, and even Spot find ways to go, go, go in this fun easy-to-read book. They ride bikes, wear roller skates, sail boats, and even travel in a wagon.

Ride With Buddy- Join Buddy and his family as they ride the Dinosaur Train and meet four different dinosaurs. All aboard!

Astronaut: Living In Space- Describes the various steps necessary for an astronaut to prepare for a flight into space and follows astronaut Linda Gardner as she trains for her space shuttle mission. 

Let's Play Soccer- At his first soccer practice, Erik learns how to stretch, the rules of the game, and kicking techniques before playing a practice game.

Space- This title teaches readers about the first brave, but sometimes ill-informed, explorers who ventured into outer space. Read all about the rocket ships, space shuttles, and the living things that pioneered the zone outside of Earth's atmosphere.

Journey of a Bar of Chocolate- In this book you will find out where cocoa trees grow, how cocoa beans are harvested and how milk chocolate is made.

Journey of  A Book- In this book you will find out where the ideas for books come from, what an editor does, and how a book is printed.

Journey of A Glass of Milk- Readers follows the progress of a glass of milk from milking of the cows to drinking it.

Prince William- Describes the life of William, the prince of England, from his childhood and royal lineage and his mother's tragic death to his courtship and marriage to Kate Middleton.

Stephenie Meyer- Describes the life and accomplishments of the American author known for her "Twilight" series.

Eleanor Roosevelt- A biography on Eleanor Roosevelt, describing how she changed the role of the first lady through her active and outspoken participation in American politics. 

Amelia Earhart- This biography examines the life of Amelia Earhart. The book includes biographies of other historical people and a family tree.

Geronimo- This biography takes an exciting look at the life of Geronimo. The book includes biographies of other historical people and a family tree.

Sitting Bull- A biography on Sitting Bull, the Native American chief who defeated General George Custer at the Battle at Little Bighorn.

George Washington- A biography of George Washington, the first president of the United 

 Abraham Lincoln- A biography on Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, and his roles in the Civil War and the Great Emancipation.

Pocahontas- A biography on Pocahontas, the Native American princess who assisted colonists and married John Rolfe in the first U.S. mixed marriage.

John F. Kennedy- Simple text and full-color photographs describe the life of John F. Kennedy.

Abraham Lincoln- Simple text and full-color photographs describe the life of Abraham Lincoln.

George Washington- Simple text and full-color photographs describe the life of George Washington.

Franklin D. Roosevelt- Simple text and full-color photographs describe the life of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Michelle Obama- Simple text and photographs describe the life of Michelle Obama.

Jacqueline Kennedy- Simple text and photographs describe the life of Jacqueline Kennedy.

Laura Bush- Simple text and photographs describe the life of Laura Bush.

George W. Bush- Simple text and full-color photographs describe the life of George W. Bush.

Eleanor Roosevelt- Simple text and photographs describe the life of Eleanor Roosevelt.

William Jefferson Clinton- Simple text and full-color photographs describe the life of William Jefferson Clinton.

Martha Washington- Simple text and photographs describe the life of Martha Washington.

Abigail Adams- Simple text and photographs describe the life of Abigail Adams.

Hillary Clinton- Simple text and photographs describe the life of Hillary Clinton.