Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Dr. Seuss Celebration March 3 thru March 6th 2014

Join us for stories, movies, snacks and crafts! This is one celebration you don't want to miss!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New Books with a CD!!!

The Cat With Seven Names- A wandering cat brightens the lives of six lonely people--and persuades all of them to feed him until a near accident brings them all together.

Round Is A Tortilla- A little girl discovers things that are round, square, and rectangular in her Hispanic American neighborhood.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

New DVD's!!!!!

Thumbelina- A tiny girl named Thumbelina is transported from her home among the wildflowers to an apartment in the city where she learns of plans to destroy her natural home.

 My Little Pony- Four movies in one! This includes The Princess Promenade, Dancing In the Clouds, The Runaway Rainbow, and Friends Are Never Far Away.

Adventures in Lalaloopsy: The Search For the Pillow- The Lalaloopsy girls set out on an adventure, along with their pets, to find their missing friend Pillow Featherbed.

Friendship is the Best Medicine- Dottie 'Doc' McStuffins is a six-year-old girl who has a special secret. She is able to talk to toys and stuffed animals. Doc also likes to help others. She heals and tends to the toys and stuffed animals that need help, and she fixes all their 'boo-boos.' Whatever the problem, the Doc is always in. 

Dora the Explorer: Save the Day- Hang on for a high-flying around-the-world adventure as Dora and her cousin Diego chase after Boots, who's been carried off on his giant kite by a mighty wind. Then Dora and Boots enlist the help of Swiper to help them get a lost baby fox back to his fox hole. Promotes Spanish language skills, visual skills, and music and listening skills.

Crazy for Cars- Collection includes: The Little Cars: New Genie Adventures; The Little Cars: Big Adventures; Little Cars: Making a Mess; and All About Trucks. 

Turbo Dogs- A delightful series featuring the hilarious antics of a wacky, dog-filled community wild about racing. Based on the book, Racer Dogs by award-winning illustrator Bob Kolar, Turbo Dogs brings the unique world to life via rich 3D animation and high-octane storylines. The combination of humor, action, unique canine personalities, important life lessons, and the thrill of the open road make Turbo Dogs a sure winner.
The Batman Superman Movie- Batman, Superman, the joker and Lex Luthor all come together in the most action-packed superhero adventure of all time.

CareBears: Festival of Fun - A collection of episodes from the original television series, teaching children the importance of caring.
CareBears: Magical Adventures - Join the CareBears in 9 episodes from the television series.
Strawberry Shortcake: Happily Ever After - Strawberry Shortcake and friends learn lessons about believing in yourself, friendship and listening in "berry" clever twists of two classic fairy tales: Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel.
Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Big Journeys -
Strawberry Shortcake sets off on a road trip with her friends after she bets the Pie Man that she can travel the entire world in eighty days.
Home use only.
Pokemon: Heroes - Ash, Pikachu, and friends must stop a gang of thieves from stealing a precious jewel by pursuing them through the waterways and underground tunnels of Altomare, the water capital of the world.
Pokemon: Jirachi, Wish Maker - Ash, Pikachu, Max and the whole gang must rescue Jirachi from the clutches of an evil magician who wants to harness Jirachi's incredible energy to bring life to one of the most legendary and powerful Pokemon of all!
SpongeBob Squarepants: Tales From the Deep - Join SpongeBob, Squidward, Patrick and the whole gang for 9 undersea adventures.
SpongeBob Squarepants: Lost At Sea - SpongeBob follows his dream of developing a flying machine so he can fly with the jellyfish. The evil Plankton takes control of SpongeBob's brain in order to steal the Krabby patty formula. Patrick plants a walkie-talkie in SpongeBob's head so Patrick can direct him through the boat course. Then SpongeBob turns into a sneezing, sniffling mess when he comes down with the "suds." SpongeBob wins The Conch Signal from his favorite TV show, stands in as a prom date for Mr. Krabbs' daughter, even goes "missing", and forgets how to tie his shoes.
SpongeBob Squarepants: Sponge for Hire - Krusty Krab training video: The must-see video for every newly hired employee! Can you spare a dime?: Squidward takes advantage of SpongeBob. Missing identity: SpongeBob has lost his name tag! Krabby Land: Mr. Krabs opens a makeshift playground to lure children and their money to the Krusty Krab. Wet painters: The boys get permanent paint on Mr. Krab's first dollar. New student starfish: SpongeBob makes the mistake of bringing Patrick to boating class. Mid-life crustacean: Mr. Krabs joins the boys on an exciting boy's night out! The camping episode: Squidward gets attacted by a sea bear.
Auto-B-Good: Fuel For The Finish - Welcome to the city of Auto, where cars and trucks come to life. Join Johnny, Izzi, EJ, Cali and friends in amazing adventures, as they drive on the road of fun, excitement and wonder. Along the way, everyone will learn valuable lessons that will last a lifetime.
Auto-B-Good: Taking The High Road - Cheaters U-turn: The City of Auto has organized a grand race. It would be an easy victory for Johnny if the other racers were not cheating -- Cobra Canyon leap: Legendary show car Diesel Kanevil comes to town for his final jump. But to the other cars Diesel appears too old and past his prime. Johnny attempts to save his hero's dignity -- Integrity project: While visiting the Professor, Izzi and EJ find an invention that doesn't work. But this "failure" is his most successful creation ever.
Paws & Tales: God Cares For You - In the first episode, C.J. and Ned are shepherds for a day! Really how tough can it be? But when wolves plan to attack, they learn firsthand that it is not easy as it seems. Discover how Jesus Christ, our Good Shepherd cares for his sheep. In the 2nd episode, C.J. and Staci set out to build a clubhouse, but they build it in an old, rotten tree. Discover why having a good foundation is essential to building a godly life.
Paws & Tales: Putting Others First - In the first episode, C.J. and Staci have to finish a list of errands for Paw Paw Chuck, but they find themselves falling behind. Just as they are in sight of the deadline, they find an injured skunk. Will they risk disappointing Paw Paw Chuck to help someone in need? (Matthew 22:39). In the second episode, when it seems as if Tiffany can fire anyone who works for her father, she forces all the kids of Mr. Rockler's employees to be her personal servants ... or else. C.J. decides that Tiffany must be stopped, but can he carry out his plan when he finds out who her next victim might be? (Philippians 2:3).

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

New Non-Fiction Books!!

100th Day of School - Introduces the youngest readers to The 100th Day of School, a holiday that celebrates students growth and development.
The Dolphins of Shark Bay - A scientific journey to study the dolphins of coastal Australia considers the many potential sources of dolphin intelligence and what dolphin behavior can inform the scientific community about human intelligence, captive animals and the future of the oceans
 The Great American Dust Bowl - The causes and results of the Dust Bowl and how the lessons learned are still used today. Presented in comic book format.
 Rey Mysterio, High-Flying Luchador - "Describe the life and career of pro wrestler Rey Mysterio"--Provided by publisher.
Eclipses - "This book looks at solar and lunar eclipses, providing background information about the sun, the moon and our planet. The book covers what an eclipse is, what eclipses can look like, how they happen, the effects on wildlife, what people thought of eclipses in the past, how they are studied today, and about eclipses on other planets. A fun activity is provided along with advice on viewing eclipses. Beautiful photographs and simple text help to engage readers and aid their understanding"--Provided by publisher.
Josephine - A portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Meticulously researched by both author and artist, Josephine's powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself.
Lifetime - A counting primer that combines contrasting illustrations with animal facts, inviting young children to count a woodpecker's 30 roosting holes, a giraffe's 200 spots, and 1000 baby seahorses.
The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees - "Honeybees are a crucial part of our food chain. As they gather nectar from flowers to make sweet honey, these bees also play an important role in pollination, helping some plants produce fruit. But large numbers of honeybees are disappearing every year ... and no one knows why. Is a fungus killing them? Could a poor diet be the cause? What about changes to bees' natural habitat? In this real-life science mystery, scientists and beekeepers are working to answer these questions ... and save the world's honeybees before it's too late.
Fun Food Inventions - That mystery ingredient -- Ketchup -- Potato chips -- Bubble gum -- Doughnuts -- Fortune cookies -- Ice cream sundae -- PEZ -- Microwave popcorn -- Microwave dinners -- Graham crackers -- Popsicles -- Root beer.
Jeff Kinney - "Presents the life and career of Jeff Kinney, including his childhood, education, and milestones as a best selling children's author"--Provided by publisher.
Frog. Frog? Frog! Understanding Sentence Types - "Introduces the four basic types of sentences -- declarative, exclamatory, imperative, interrogative -- through the telling of an original story"-- Provided by publisher.
Chitchat, Celebrating the World's Languages - How did language come to be? Why can we speak, while cats and dogs can't? When, how, and where did our 7,000 world languages come from? Isabella looks at languages-- spoken, written and signed-- to find out where they came from and how they're changing.
The Mad Potter - Illustrated with evocative historical photographs and over fifty color reproductions of his ceramics, The Mad Potter tells the extraordinary story of an eccentric American maverick who was determined to make his mark and who never stopped believing that even the unlikeliest dreams can come true.
Red Foxes - "In this book, young readers will learn about the early life of red foxes."-- Provided by publisher.
Parrots Over Puerto Rico - "A combined history of the Puerto Rican parrot and the island of Puerto Rico, highlighting current efforts to save the Puerto Rican parrot by protecting and managing this endangered species"--Provided by publisher.
La gallinita roja - The little red hen finds none of the lazy barnyard animals willing to help her plant, harvest, or grind wheat into flour, but all are eager to eat the bread she makes from it. Includes recipe for whole wheat bread.
Crickets - "This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells why crickets chirp and briefly explains their life cycle. Includes picture glossary"--Provided by publisher.

New Fiction Books!!

Friends - When his friend moves away, a boy sets out on a journey to find her.
My Blue Bunny, Bubbit - A little girl who loves her blue wool bunny makes a special toy friend for her new baby brother.
Lost Cat - Slipper the cat is mistakenly left behind in the commotion when the lady she has always lived with moves in with her daughter's family, so Slipper sets out to find someone new to adopt.
Ant and Honey Bee, A Pair Of Friends In Winter - The funny, endearing insect pals find a way to be more than fair-weather friends in a second early chapter book from Megan McDonald and G. Brian Karas. "Brrrr!" The leaves are off the trees, and frost is on the ground. It's time for bugs to hunker down and hide out for the winter. But Ant isn't ready to hunker down. Ant isn't ready to be "all by herself" for months on end. The thought of a long chilly season without her best friend, Honey Bee, is enough to make Ant shiver with dread. Can Ant brave the cold for one last surprise visit before the snow flies? And will Honey Bee welcome an interruption of her peace and quiet? The author of the Judy Moody series teams up again with award-winning illustrator G. Brian Karas to show that true friends can weather whatever comes their way -- even if one is feeling antsy and the other has blissful hibernation in mind.

Mysterious Traveler - Desert guide Issa finds the baby girl Mariama after a sandstorm, and raises her as his own daughter--until a young man and his protectors come seeking a guide for their dangerous journey through the Bitter Mountains.
The Silver Button - At the same moment that Jodie's baby brother takes his first step, a city's worth of moments unfold.
Eat Like A Bear - Follows a bear from the time she emerges from her den in April after four months without food, through months of eating fish, ants, and huckleberries, to midwinter when the arrival of two cubs interrupts her long winter's rest. Includes facts about brown (grizzly) bears of the Yellowstone National Park/Glacier National Park region.
Henry's Hand - Henry is a monster whose body parts tend to fall off but his right hand helps keep everything together and is his best friend, until Henry becomes lazy and his hand decides to leave.

Spark - "Spark is a little dragon with a big problem. He can't control his fiery breath. Even practicing doesn't help. Will Spark ever be able to tame his flame?"-- Provided by publisher.
King For A Day - "Even though he is confined to a wheelchair, a Pakistani boy tries to capture the most kites during Basant, the annual spring kite festival, and become "king" for the day. Includes an afterword about the Basant festival"--Provided by publisher.
The Invisible Boy - Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes.
Herman And Rosie -  New York City, a "groovy little jazz number" brings together a lonely crocodile and deer.

Fortunately, The Milk - While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.
Archon - Twelve-year-old Taemon struggles with the fallout from his role in ending the city of Deliverance's ability to use telekinetic powers and embarks on a dangerous journey with Amma to find his missing father in a Republik.
Rooftoppers - When authorities threaten to take Sophie, twelve, from Charles who has been her guardian since she was one and both survived a shipwreck, the pair goes to Paris to try to find Sophie's mother, and they are aided by Matteo and his band of "rooftoppers."
Words with Wings - Gabby daydreams to tune out her parents' arguments, but when her parents divorce and she begins a new school, daydreaming gets her into trouble. Her mother scolds her for it, her teacher keeps telling her to pay attention, and the other kids tease her...until she finds a friend who also daydreams and her teacher decides to work a daydreaming-writing session into every school day. With a notebook "thick with daydreams," Gabby grows more confident about herself and her future. This verse novel poignantly celebrates the power of writing and the inspiration a good teacher can deliver.
The Bingo Rematch - Everybody is fighting in sixth-grader Maximilian's world as his elderly aunts battle for the Queen Bingo trophy, his masked uncles wrestle for the tag-team title of the world, and his sweetheart and the "new girl" battle for Max's heart.
Serafina's Promise - In a poor village outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Serafina works hard to help her family, but dreams of going to school and becoming a doctor--then the earthquake hits and Serafina must summon all her courage to find her father and still get medicine for her sick baby brother as she promised.