Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pictures with Santa!

Take pictures with Santa at the Carnegie Museum

Saturday, December 1st

1pm to 3pm

Bring your own camera -- and take lots of photos!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Even More New Exciting Books!

 New Beginner Book!
Barbie: I Can Be A Vet- Barbie pursues work as a veterinarian as she helps the vet care for a series of animals.

New Fiction Books!
Wings Of Fear- Sightings of something strange soaring through the skies over London send the RBI on a mission to England's capital city. Soon the agents find themselves caught up in high-speed car chases, gliding high above the River Thames, and tackling a gang of jewel thieves as they try to track down the mysterious flying creature.

Sub-Zero Survival- The RBI team begin to link together the hidden clues that they have found on their last few missions, and the results point them toward Antarctica and an ancient ice station. However, terrible blizzards, floating pack ice, and a creature that swims with the seals make their hunt for a lost artifact anything but easy!

June Jam- As a Father's Day gift to the twins' Dad, Bradley, Brian, and their cousins Lucy and Nate try to identify and stop whatever creature is biting fruits and vegetables in the garden. 

May Magic- Bradley and Brian need help from Nate and Lucy after a hypnotist turns their mother into a duck but does not quite get her changed back.

July Jitters- Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy enter Polly the pony and Pal the dog in a July 4th pet costume contest, but when Independence Day arrives the animals are nowhere to be found. 

August Acrobat- Bradley, Brian, Nate, and Lucy try to help out the Flying Fortunatos, an acrobatic troupe with a very shabby traveling circus, by identifying the marvelous, hooded trapeze artist they spied rehearsing.

Barbie in A Mermaid Tale- Merliah discovers she is a mermaid princess and must go to Oceana to rescue her mother from the evil Eris.

Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale- Barbie loves fashion! But she will need a little bit of magic to save her aunt's design studio.    

Bushfire- While on an early morning walk, Bindi and her friend Rosie see the smoke from a terrible bushfire. They rush to the Australian Wildlife Hospital to help care for the animals that were trapped in the fire.

Rescue- Bindi and Hannah try to save the antelope but get caught spying.

Camouflage- Bindi and her family are visiting Singapore for the opening of a new reptile park. ... But when a rare Komodo dragon is missing, Bindi and her brother Robert have to blend into their surroundings to find her.

Trouble At the Zoo- Bindi has her birthday party at the zoo, but after one of her guests decides to take home one of the zoo's water dragons, it is up to her, her brother, and a green macaw to find the water dragon before it is too late.

More Exciting New Books!!

 New Picture Books!
Caillou Every Drop Counts!- Caillou learns about water conservation at daycare. When he gets home, he looks for ways to save water. Every drop adds up!

The School Picnic- Twenty-eight Amish children, their teacher, and their parents celebrate the last day of school with a picnic.

New Non-Fiction Books!
Sweet Land Of Liberty- Ellis the Elephant travels back in time to view significant events and meet important figures in American history, explaining how the past has shaped the American character and made America a land of liberty and opportunity.

Land Of the Pilgrims' Pride- Ellis the Elephant explores the story of America's beginnings as he learns about each of the original 13 colonies. 

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, School Day Math- Explore simple math concepts with Teddy Bear as he rhymes his way through the school day.

Nocturnal Animals- Discusses nocturnal animals and their behaviors.

What Puppies Teach Us- Photographs of puppies and simple text remind the reader of such lessons as "Friendship means caring and sharing," "Be careful in traffic," and "Be willing to learn new things."

The South Pole- A very basic introduction to Antarctica and some of the people who first explored it.

Mount Everest- This title teaches readers about the first brave, but sometimes ill-informed, explorers who ventured onto the icy peaks of Mount Everest. Read all about the mountain, it's history and some of the most bizarre tales of its exploration.

Owls- Describes owls, including their physical features, habitat, range, and life cycle.

Harriet Tubman- A simple introduction to the life and work of Harriet Tubman.

Hawks- Discusses hawks, including their physical features, habitat, range, and life cycle.

Animal Hibernation- Discusses the animal behavior of hibernation.

Abraham Lincoln- A simple introduction to the life and work of Abraham Lincoln.

Eagles- Discusses eagles, including their physical features, habitat, range, and life cycle.

Dinosaur Pets- Photographs and simple text for beginning readers introduce different kinds of dinosaurs.

Planets- Provides information about the planets, the sun, and moons.

Halloween- Introduces the traditions associated with Halloween, from visiting pumpkin patches and bobbing for apples to picking out costumes and trick-or-treating.

The Boys' Guide to Growing Up- Helps and explains changes in the body as you age. 

Look and Find: Disney Fairies- Action packed Look and Find adventure features fun and exciting things to find and explore.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

More New Books!!

Pandas and Other Endangered Species- Learn about giant pandas and other endangered species.

The Girls' Guide to Growing Up- Presents a guide for girls with intellectual disabilities as an introduction to the physical and emotional changes they will encounter during puberty. 

First Kids- Discusses what life is like in the White House and presents anecdotes about the children of presidents Lincoln, Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Coolidge, Kennedy, Clinton, and Obama.

Tigers- Provides facts about tigers, such as their habitat, talents, and feeding habits. 

Caterpillar to Butterfly- Introduces readers to butterflies and the process by which they go from being an egg, to a caterpillar, to a chrysalis, and finally to a butterfly.

Lizards- Introduces readers to lizards, looking at what they have in common, as well as some of the special traits and abilities that individual species have. 

Sharks- Describes the life cycle and behavior of sharks.

Wolves- Provides facts about wolves, such as their habitat, packs, and feeding habits.

New Fiction Books
Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm- The lucky penny in Judy Moody's pocket sure does seem to be working. She can't stop winning-at bowling, spelling, the unbeatable Prize Claw, everything! For sure and absolute positive, she'll ride that wave of good fortune all the way to Washington, D.C.

Judy Moody's Mini-Mysteries and Other Sneaky Stuff for Super-Sleuths- A guide to detective work for amateur sleuths features six mini-mysteries starring Judy Moody, and includes information on making a detective kit, communicating using secret codes, and finding hidden messages. 

Abe Lincoln At Last- The magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie to Washington D.C. in the 1860s where they meet Abraham Lincoln and collect a feather that will help break a magic spell.

Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers- After being sent to jail for the rest of their lives, George and Harold are taken on a trip back in time by Tippy Tinkletrousers to their Kindergarten days where they must deal with their bully without the help of Captain Underpants.

Stella Batts Needs a New Name- When a classmate makes fun of her name, eight-year-old Stella picks a new one for herself, but discovers that the name she abandoned suits her just fine.    

Stella Batts: Pardon Me- Third-grader Stella Batts needs to find a new best friend after her friend, Willa, moves away, but finding a new best friend is not easy.

Stella Batts: A Case of the Meanies- Everyone is invited to a birthday party at her parent's candy store, except Stella Batts. She needs to figure out to be a pleasant hostess when she's not on the guest list.

The Peculiar- After humans win the faery wars in England, a half-human, half-faery child, scorned by both races, finds himself at the center of a web of intrigue and danger when he is stalked by a sinister faery.

The Hunters- Determined to recover the Adomal and to prevent the pirate Zavac from doing more damage, Hal and his brotherband crew persue Zavac to the lawless fortress of Ragusa where, if Hal is to succeed, he will have to go beyond his brotherband training and face the pirate one-on-one in a fight to the finish.

New Books for young readers!!

 New Beginner Books!
Red, Blue, and Yellow, too!- Bright balloon animals introduce the colors of the rainbow.

3-2-1 School is Fun!- Preschool students describe the playful activities and learning experiences they engage in at school every day, including stacking blocks, playing music, and listening to story time.

Go, Go, Go!- Lightning McQueen, Mater, Sally, and the rest of the gang from Disney/Pixar's Cars are back! This super-simple Step 1 reader is perfect for little boys who love cars, trucks, trains, planes, and everything that goes.

Fred and Ted's Road Trip- Dogs Fred and Ted pack up their cars and go on a road trip, and their different ways of doing things have interesting results.

 New Picture Books!
Chalk- A wordless picture book about three children who go to a park on a rainy day, find some chalk, and draw pictures that come to life.  Also a Young Hoosier Book Nominee.

He Was There From the Day We Moved In- When a family moves into a new house they find a sheep dog in the backyard that seems to want something, but four-year-old Ogden, his older brother, and their parents are unable to discover what it is.

Ten Black Dots- A counting book which shows what can be done with ten black dots--one can make a sun, two a fox's eyes, or eight the wheels of a train.

Goodnight Moon ABC: An Alphabet Book- This comforting alphabet book links words and phrases with familiar images from everyone's favorite bedtime book, Goodnight Moon. From kittens to stars to yarn, there are so many things that can be found in the great green room. Search for them all as you learn your ABC's.

Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack- An assortment of animals gathers for a picnic.

Frisky Brisky Hippity Hop- Photographs and rhyming text follow lively squirrels through the trees and across the ground.

Apple Countdown- Rhyming text describes a school field trip to an apple orchard, where the students count down all the things they see, from twenty nametags to one apple pie.

The Construction Alphabet Book- Learn words used in construction and buildings.

One Frog Sang- Introduces the numbers one through ten as more and more frogs join in the evening song. Count on these frogs for a luminous read-aloud bursting with lyrical sound play and visual surprises.

Rocket Writes A Story- Rocket writes a story about a new friend, the owl.

The Monster Who Did My Math- When a monster offers to help a boy who is afraid of numbers by doing his math homework, the boy eagerly signs a contract and agrees to pay later, but the first time he is asked to solve a problem in class and cannot, he realizes he has gotten no bargain.

Lost and Found- Justin has lost the hat his grandmother made for him, and if he is to find it in time for her visit he will have to go talk to Mr. Rumkowsky, the gruff old school custodian in charge of the Lost and Found.