Tuesday, November 05, 2013

A Mixture of New Books!!!

Ling & Ting Share a Birthday- Identical twins Ling and Ting celebrate their birthday by sharing gifts and making wishes.

Mr. Putter & Tabby Drop the Ball- Mr. Putter and his cat Tabby take time off from napping to play on the Yankee Doodle Dandies baseball team. 
 Exclamation Mark- A punctuation mark feels bad that he does not fit in with the others until a friend reveals the possibilities that exist when differences are accepted. 
Wild Berries- Clarence and his grandmother pick wild blueberries and meet ant, spider, and fox in a beautiful woodland landscape.
Nurse Clementine- After Clementine Brown receives a first-aid kit for her birthday, she begins to practice her skills on all of her family members except her reckless brother Tommy, who insists he doesn't need a nurse

The Very Inappropriate Word- Michael loves collecting words, especially those that are unusual, and knowing that one of his new words is naughty does not stop him from sharing it with his friends at school.
Mitchell Goes Bowling- Mitchell loves to knock things down . . . So one Saturday, his dad takes him bowling
What Floats in a Moat?- While trying to cross a moat, Archimedes the Goat and Skinny the Hen learn why objects sink or float.
Big Snow- An excited and frustrated boy watches hopefully as wintry weather develops slowly into a 'big snow.'

Tea Party Rules- A bossy little girl makes a bear cub follow all the rules at her tea party before he is allowed to eat any of the cookies.
Journey- Using a red marker, a young girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and through it enters another world where she experiences many adventures, including being captured by an evil emperor. 

Xander's Panda Party- Xander Panda's plan to host a panda party falls through, since he is the only panda at the zoo, but when he extends the invitation to all of the bears, complications ensue. Includes author's note on the wonders of the animal kingdom and the international effort to save pandas from extinction.
The Blessing Cup- A single china cup from a tea set left behind when Jews were forced to leave Russia helps hold a family together through generations of living in America, reminding them of the most important things in life. 
Ben Rides On- Ben rides his new bicycle the very, very long way to school but Adrian Underbite, perhaps the world's largest third-grader, takes the bike anyway and later, when Ben finds Adrian in trouble, he must decide whether or not to help the larcenous bully. 

Little Santa- A resident of the North Pole with the ability to slide up and down chimneys meets a flying reindeer and some industrious elves, in this fictional biography of Santa Claus. 
The Boy On the Porch- One day a young couple wakes to find a boy asleep on their porch. Unable to speak, the boy cannot explain his history. What kind of people would leave their child with strangers? All John and Marta know is that they have been chosen to care for this boy. As their connection to him grows, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family, but how long can their happiness last?

Amber Brown Is On the Move- Now that Amber's mom and Max are married, the family is moving to a new house, and Amber is worried about more than just packing. How can she leave the only home she's ever known?
Binny For Short- Eleven-year-old Binny struggles to cope with her father's death and the loss of her beloved dog while she adjusts to a new home that might be haunted by her horrible Aunt Violet. 
Hard Luck- Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story?

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