Saturday, March 30, 2013

Books With Sound Recordings!!

A Brand-New Day with Mouse and Mole- As best friends Mole and Mouse try to solve the problem of Mole's moth-eaten clothes, they also find new uses for old things.

Cam Jansen and the Millionaire Mystery- Using her excellent memory, Cam Jansen, aided by her friend Eric, investigates the disappearance of Mrs. Scott's valuable pearl necklace during a charity brunch.  

Miss Lazar Is Bizarre- A.J. and his friends find out what amazing things Miss Lazar, the Super Custodian at their school, can do.

Hooray for Anna Hibiscus- When Anna Hibiscus, who lives in Africa and who loves singing to her two baby brothers, is chosen to sing for her school in front of the president, her throat runs dry, and her bones turn to stone.

Zero the Hero- Zero believes that he is a hero, but the counting numbers think he is worthless until they get into trouble with some Roman numerals, and only Zero can help.

Tallulah's Solo- Tallulah strives for perfection during ballet class and dreams of dancing a solo in the upcoming recital, but her little brother, Beckett, who misbehaves all during class, gets a better role than she does.

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. 

Dinosaur Pet- Provides new lyrics to the tune of Sedaka's song, Calendar Girl, in which a dinosaur hatches in January, then grows bigger every month of the year. Accompanying CD has a performance of the title song as well as two original songs.

Never Forgotten- In eighteenth-century West Africa, a boy raised by his blacksmith father and the Mother Elements--Wind, Fire, Water, and Earth--is captured and taken to America as a slave.

Grandpa Green- A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden.

Frankly Frannie: Principal for the Day- When she is named Principal for the Day, Frannie wonders if principals assign their own punishment when they get in trouble for using office supplies or accidentally set off the fire alarm.

New Books for all Readers!!!

 Picture Book
Gingerbread Baby- A young boy and his mother bake a gingerbread baby that escapes from their oven and leads a crowd on a chase similar to the one in the familiar tale about a not-so-clever gingerbread man.

Space Shuttles- Introductory text and full-color images explore the function and history of space shuttles in space. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade.

Perimeter, Area, and Volume- Grab your jumbo popcorn and 3-D glasses, because you're invited to the premiere of a 3-D movie! The star-studded cast of monsters will help you calculate the perimeter of the set, the area of the movie screen, and the volume of your popcorn box. Learning about dimensions has never been so entertaining.

Island of Silence- As the Wanteds, Unwanteds, and Necessaries struggle to adjust to changes in their society, Mr. Today begins training fourteen-year-old Alex to replace him as Artime's leader one day while Alex's disgraced twin, Aaron, connives to take over Quill.

Bad Kitty: School Daze- When Kitty's owners have finally had enough of her bad behavior, it's time to ship her off to obedience school.

The Case of The Missing Dinosaur Egg- Seven-year-old Tessa and ten-year-old Cammie, daughters of the first female president, and their dog Hooligan, investigate when an ostrich egg is substituted for a rare dinosaur egg on loan from another country. 

The Center Of Everything- For Ruby Pepperdine, the center of everything is on the rooftop of Pepperdine Motors, stargazing from the circle of her grandmother Gigi's hug. That's how everything is supposed to be--until it goes spinning out of control. Now Ruby's best friend, Lucy, is mad at her. Her new friendship with Nero is pretty bumpy too. Worst of all, Ruby regrets what happened with Gigi. How Ruby didn't listen. And now it's too late to make things right. But Ruby has one last hope. It all depends on what happens on Bunning Day, when the entire town will hear her read her winning essay. And it all depends on her twelfth birthday wish-- unless she messes that up too.

Here's Lily!- Sixth-grader Lily Robbins, after receiving a compliment about her looks from a woman in the modeling business, becomes obsessed with her appearance and with becoming a model.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Project Earth 2013

Join us on a journey of discovery through the Youth Services Department to discover important facts about our Earth's endangered animals!  Starting April 2nd through April 5th 2013.

Elementary Activity Time April 2013

Elementary Activity Time
April 8, 2013 at 4:00
Registration required

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New Books for the Young Mind!!!

 Non- Fiction
Hedgehogs- Simple text and full-color photos explain the habitat, life cycle, range, and behavior of hedgehogs.

Teddy Bear Patterns- The teddies are back in this playful introduction to color patterns. Readers sort teddies by color and then arrange them into patterns of two colors, three colors, and so on, until a bear-pattern parade marches across the page. Kids discover that they can use patterns to skip count, add, and even multiply and then try their hand at creating their own teddy patterns.

Picture Books
A Perfect Home For A Family- A family of raccoons searches for the perfect home, only to find that what they had been looking for is right under their noses.

Christopher Sat Straight Up In Bed- While sleeping over at his grandparents' house, Christopher hears a very loud, horrible sound during the night and gets up to investigate whether it is an elephant, a monster, or perhaps a dinosaur. 

Bow, Wow Wiggle-Waggle- Simple, rhyming text follows a rambunctious dog throughout a day of fun.

Ladybug Girl and Bingo- Lulu, who likes to dress in a ladybug costume, goes camping with her parents, brother, and dog Bingo.

Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad- When Lulu invites her friends from the Bug Squad--all dressed up as insects--to come over for a play date, she wants everything to go just as she has planned.

Dog In Boots- After reading "Puss in Boots," an adventurous dog sets out to find the perfect pair of shoes to suit his every need.

Friday, March 22, 2013

New Books to the library!!

 One of our Toddlers had his birthday guests bring books to give to the library instead of gifts!  Thank you Graeme!
Bubble Gum Bubble Gum -After a variety of animals get stuck one by one in bubble gum melting in the road, they must survive encounters with a big blue truck and a burly black bear .

  Chu's Day - "Chu is a little panda with a big sneeze. When Chu sneezes, bad things happen. Will Chu sneeze today?

 Little Quack's New Friend - When a frog invites five ducklings to play, four refuse because he is too little and green, but Little Quack has so much fun with his new friend that the other ducklings soon join in.

 Are You My Mother? - A newly hatched bird goes looking for its mother. On board pages.
 Animalia - An alphabet book with fantastic and detailed pictures, bearing such labels as "Lazy lions lounging in the local library."
 Llama Llama Nighty-Night- A young llama follows the same bedtime routine every night.
 Builder Goose -Nursery rhymes are refashioned to feature construction projects.
 Before I go to Sleep - At bedtime, a child dreams of saying goodnight to the world.
 Sofia the First - Meet Sofia, a little girl who lives a rather ordinary life. But everything changes when her mother, Miranda, marries the king. Overnight, Sofia becomes a princess, moves into the castle, gains a step-brother, a step-sister... and the ability to talk to her new animal friends thanks to a magical amulet! Now, life is anything but ordinary for Sofia the First!  
 This Litte Piggy - Presents a collection of well-known action rhymes, including "Pat-a-Cake," "Trot, Trot to Boston," and "Where is Thumbkin?". On board pages.
 The Special Blankie - While Little Hedgehog babysits his cousin, with help from his forest friends, Baby's favorite blanket brings them some misadventures but later saves the day. Blanket appears as flocked patches on the pages. 
 All Through My Town- Illustrations and simple, rhyming text take the reader on a tour around town.
Little Bo Peep Can't Get to Sleep -An original nursery rhyme that relates how worried Little Bo Peep is about her lost sheep and whether she should tell her parents the sheep are gone, as well as which familiar characters she went to for help.