Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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Mind Games for Teens
Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m
for ages 13 and up (adults welcome)
Registration Required

Come join us this Saturday, June 22nd

Readers of the Lost Book
June 22, 2013   10:00 a.m.
No registration required

Thursday, June 13, 2013

New Books With CD's!!

Mr. Docker Is Off His Rocker- Mr. Docker, a new science teacher, is a crazy inventor who blows things up, uses potatoes for power, and has A.J. and his friends wondering whether science is for nerds or is the coolest subject ever.

Good Luck Anna Hibiscus!- Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa. Amazing Africa. She can't wait to fly across the world and visit her granny in Canada. But can she find enough warm clothes for the cold winter weather? And will her family miss her?

George Brown Class Clown: Help! I'm Stuck in a Giant Nostril!- George's fourth-grade field trip to the science museum is ruined by one magic burp after another, causing him to wreak havoc on the exhibits and lose a bet to a classmate. 
Fine Feathered Friends- When spring arrives, Mole and Mouse find a unique way to bird watch.
Horrible Harry and the Stolen Cookie- Harry considers stealing from Room 3B's Sharing and Caring Tag Sale in order to help out with money problems at home.

Jimmy The Greatest- Inspired by Muhammad Ali, Jimmy starts training to become a boxer, and while his future looks bright, he decides leaving his small town for big matches might not be the best option for him.
Otis and the Puppy- When a puppy gets lost while playing hide and seek on the farm, Otis the friendly little tractor must face his fear of the darkness in order to help his new friend.

Water Sings Blue Ocean Poems- Come down to the shore with this rich and vivid celebration of the ocean! With moving poems by Kate Coombs, this collection of poems evokes the beauty and power, the depth and mystery, and the endless resonance of the sea.
Froggy's Worst Play Date- None of Froggy's friends are home one Saturday, but that does not mean he wants to go on a movie playdate with Frogilina.

New Books About Countries!!

Learn about the culture and geography of these different countries: Ethiopia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Venezuela, Argentina, Belgium, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, The Czech Republic, The Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, South Korea, South Sudan, and Turkey

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears?-"Follow along as two ragtag, everyday super heroes don capes to play in the mud, save their stuffed animals from certain peril, conquer the vegetables at dinner, and overcome darkness at night"

Pig Kahuna -Fergus is afraid to go in the water, but he and his baby brother Dink find a surfboard while collecting treasures along the seashore.

Beyonders: Chasing the Prophecy - Jason and Rachel's adventures and friendships have made Lyrian more of a home to them than they could have imagined, so now, armed with the prophecy of a dying oracle, they are ready to become Lyrian's heroes whatever the cost to themselves.

What About Heaven? - A rhyming text consisting of a child's questions about heaven, the responses given, and scriptural references to support the answers.

Presents the true story of the building and launching of the Titanic and offers a "you are there" feeling when the steamship struck an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage.

Look Up! Bird-watching In Your Own Backyard - A conversational, humorous introduction to bird-watching featuring quirky full-color illustrations portray dozens of birds chatting about their distinctive characteristics, including color, shape, plumage, and beak and foot types.

All the Way to America - The story of four generations of an Italian American family, beginning with an immigrant who came through Ellis Island with big dreams, a small shovel, and his parents' good advice: "Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family."

An Inconvenient Christmas - On Christmas Eve, the Winstead family experiences a variety of inconveniences but through it all, stripped of expensive presents and other material things, the family learns about the true spirit of Christmas.

Of Thee I Sing - "In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children"

Pug and Other Animal Poems - Presents a collection of whimsical animal poems that describe eccentric animal behaviors, complemented by collage illustrations.

Dex: The Heart of a Hero - Tired of being overlooked because he is so small, Dexter, a big-hearted dog with big dreams transforms himself into a superhero.

The Loopy Coop Hens: Letting Go - Pip, Midge, and Dot are enjoying the shade under an apple tree when fruit starts falling around them, causing the hens to suspect a fox is in the tree trying to hit them.

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.

Eliot Jones: Midnight Superhero - By day, Eliot quietly reads his books, feeds his goldfish and watches Mr. Smith wash his car. But grown-ups don't know that when the clock strikes midnight, Eliot is a superhero! The world's most important scientists have sent a message that a gigantic meteor is about to smash into the Earth! And Eliot Jones, midnight superhero is on his most important mission ever.

14 Cows for America - Maasai tribal members, after hearing the story of the September 11th attacks from a young Massai, who was in New York on that day, decide to present the American people with fourteen sacred cows as a healing gift.

Take Me Out to the Yakyu - A little boy's grandfathers, one in America and one in Japan, teach him about baseball and its rich, varying cultural traditions.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

New Non-Fiction to Read!!!

Mount Everest- To reach the top of Mount Everest is to stand on the top of the world. Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. The summit soars 29,035 feet (8,850 meters) in the air.

Liquids- Can you drink it? Can you pour it into a container? If so, it might be a liquid. Liquids do not have shape, but they do have size and volume.

Sea Monsters- Set off on an imaginary thrill-ride to a hidden ocean of ancient underwater terrors. You will need nerves of steel and quick reactions to avoid the deadly jaws of T.rex and the colossal crocodile, Deinosuchus.

Master George's People- George Washington once wrote his farm manager at Mount Vernon that he expected that "my at their work as soon as it is light, work 'till it is dark, and be diligent while they are at it." But one day, near the end of his life, George Washington recorded how his expectations for his people had grown into a new desire. 

Contractions At the Zoo- Learn about contractions and how they are used at the zoo.

Disabled Dogs- Learn about dogs with disabilities and the things they can still do. 

Diego Rivera- Diego Rivera offers young readers unique insight into the life and artwork of the famous Mexican painter and muralist. The book follows Rivera's career, looking at his influences and tracing the evolution of his style. His work often called attention to the culture and struggles of the Mexican working class. Believing that art should be for the people, he created public murals in both the United States and Mexico, examples of which are included

Monday, June 03, 2013

A New Book for the Young Reader!!

The Shadows- When eleven-year-old Olive and her distracted parents move into an old Victorian mansion, Olive finds herself ensnared in a dark plan involving some mysterious paintings, a trapped and angry nine-year-old boy, and three talking cats.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

New Books!!

The Black Rabbit- There's a large black rabbit chasing him, and no matter where he runs, the shadowy rabbit follows, but finally in the deep, dark wood, Rabbit loses his nemesis only to encounter a real foe.

See Me Dig- A group of dogs that loves to dig has a fun-filled day of making mischief, in this easy-to-read story.

The Littlest Pilgrim- All the other villagers tell Mini that she is too small to help them with their chores, but she is not too small to be kind to another girl she meets.

Ripley's Believe It or Not: Roar!- A collection of unbelievable-but-true animal tales brought to live with cartoons, silly stories and fantastic facts.

Rocks and Minerals- An introduction to rocks and minerals including how they are formed.

Abraham Lincoln- There are some things you might not know about the man responsible for the Emancipation Proclamation. Kids learn about Abraham Lincoln through timelines, quotes, and peculiar facts.

Dinosaur Battles-  The dinosaurs battling in this book might not have lived at the same time or in the same place, but it's fun to imagine them meeting. In a fight over food or shelter, which dinosaur do you think would have won? There is a fact box on each page of this book. The box gives you information about the dinosaur. At the bottom of each page is a battle score. The dinosaur with the highest battle score would probably have won in a fight.

Awesome Experiments- This book is packed with more than 50 exciting experiments that kids can perform at home. The book encourages children's natural curiosity through fun - they'll be learning without even knowing it.

Great Estimations- Uses a giant jar of jellybeans to introduce the concept of estimation to young readers and challenges them to use the lessons provided to make good estimations of their very own.

Monkey Colors- Displays the different colors of several species of monkeys and explains what they are and where they come from.

Ferdinand Fox's First Summer- Follow this photographic journal of a red fox as he explores the world around him during the first few months of his life.

New Books to Read!!

Pinch and Dash and the Terrible Couch- When his aunt's couch is delivered to Pinch, he and his friend Dash try to find a way to fit it into Pinch's cozy home.


Tennis Camp of the Living Dead-Stickley Smythe is spending the summer at Bright River Tennis Academy. He’s playing against top competition and learning from the best tennis coaches in the country. But something isn’t quite right. Everyone else thinks the camp is perfectly normal, but Stickley can’t help asking questions, such as: "Why does the camp pro never go out in the sunlight?" "Why are they building coffins in arts and crafts class?" "Why do the villagers across the river fear the camp so much?" and, most importantly: "Why did he agree to come here in the first place?" As Stickley works to unravel the mystery, he realizes that he’s staying at no ordinary summer camp. Instead, he’s stumbled upon the Tennis Camp of the Living Dead

The Bears of Blue River- Little Balser, a pioneer boy growing up in early nineteenth-century Indiana, has many adventures and dangerous encounters with bears while learning the ways of the woods.

The Fastest and the Furriest- The overweight and unathletic son of a famous former football star discovers that his equally fat and lazy dog is unexpectedly--and obsessively--interested in competing in dog agility contests.

Shock Horror- Reports of mysterious fires, exploding trees, and unexplained power outages in a remote Rocky Mountain town reach the RBI. Is there any truth in the terrifying stories of a strange figure in the forest with sparks flying from his fingertips? Using their own powerful skills, the RBI are tested to their limits on this sizzling adventure.

The Lost Island- The RBI travel to the plains of East Africa to investigate strange sightings of unbelievable animals, and find local people terrified of the unnatural animal cries they hear in the night. With DUL agents hot on their trail, the RBI find themselves on one of their most scary and dangerous missions so far as the adventure leads them to the mysterious lost island.

The Sandman- Target: Midtown High! When the sinister Sandman attacks, it's up to Peter to stop him - even if he has to risk revealing his secret identity!

The Wrigley Riddle- During a visit to the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley field, cousins Mike and Kate investigate why someone has been tampering with the famous ivy vines growing on the outfield walls. Includes historical note. 
The All-Star Joker- When cousins Mike and Kate go to Kansas City for the All-Star game, they meet the son of the American League starting catcher who stands falsely accused of playing practical jokes on his All-Star teammates.

Mouse In Space- When an evil professor begins threatening New Mouse City with terrible inventions, Geronimo Stilton is enlisted by local authorities to embark on a top-secret mission to outer space to thwart a nefarious plot.
Bink & Gollie Best Friends Forever- Gollie is quite sure she has royal blood in her veins, but can Bink survive her friend's queenly airs -- especially if pancakes are not part of the deal? Bink wonders what it would be like to be as tall as her friend, but how far will she stretch her luck to find out?