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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 11/15/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…

EASY READING:

Art 123 by Stefano Zuffi

Say What? by Angela DiTerlizzi and illustrated by Joey Chou

I Want My Mom! – A Little Princess Story by Tony Ross

Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle and illustrated by Mike Gordon

Infinity And Me by Kate Hosford and illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska

I’m Not Sleepy! by Jane Chapman

ABCers by Carole Lexa Schaefer and illustrated by Pierr Morgan

Christmastime by Alison Jay

Hello! Hello! by Matthew Cordell

The Case Of The Incapcitated Capitals by Robin Pulver and illustrated by Lynn Rowe Reed

Charlie And The Christmas Kitty by Ree Drummond and illustrated by Diane deGroat

FICTION:

Secrets Of Shakespeare’s Grave by Deron R. Hicks and illustrated by Mark Edward Greyer

Amber Brown Is Tickled Pink by Bruce Coville and Elizabeth Levy and illustrated by Tony Ross

It’s The First Day Of School… Forever! by R. L. Stine

Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot by Anna Branford and illustrated by Elanna Allen

Cheesie Mack Is Cool In A Duel by Steve Cotler and illustrated by Adam McCauley

The Wondrous Journals Of Dr. Wendell Wellington Wiggins by Lesley M. M. Blume and illustrated by David Foote

Ghoulfriends Forever by Gitty Daneshvari

STAT: Home Court by Amar’e Stoudemire

NON-FICTION:

Hand In Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

Look! – Really Smart Art by Gillian Wolfe

Red-Yellow-Blue: Colors In Art by Silke Vry

Awesome Autumn: All Kinds Of Fall Facts And Fun by Bruce Goldstone

Zora! – The Life Of Zora Neale Huston by Dennis Brindell Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin

Animal Encyclopedia: 2,500 Animals With Photos, Maps, And More! by Lucy Spelman

The Adventures Of Mark Twain By Huckleberry Finn by Robert Burleigh and illustrated by Barry Blitt

Red Bird Sings: The Story Of Zitkala-Ša, Native American Author, Musician, And Activist, adapted by Gina Capaldi and Q. L. Pearce and illustrated by Gina Capaldi

The First Pup: The Real Story Of How Bog Got To The White House by Bob Staake

Eat Right: Your Guide To Maintaining A Healthy Diet by Allyson Valentino Schrier

Meet Me At The Art Museum: A Whimsical Look Behind The Scenes by David Goldin

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

11/01/12.

10/19/12.

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

And for Young Adults:

08/17/12.

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

10/29/12.

10/18/12.

08/07/12.

07/25/12.

07/13/12.

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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 02/28/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…

EASY READING:

Max And Ruby’s First Greek Myth: Pandora’s Box by Rosemary Wells

Suppose You Meet A Dinosaur: A First Book Of Manners by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Tim Bowers

It’s probably always a good idea to be polite to a dinosaur when you meet them because, well, the consequences probably aren’t too pleasant. This is a nice book for younger readers about the necessity of manners. You can find reviews from The Busy Mom Cafe and the Youth Services Book Review.

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. by Jean Marzollo and illustrated by J. Brian Pinkney

Freedom Song: The Story Of Henry “Box” Brown by Sally M. Walker and illustrated by Sean Qualls

Too Princessy! by Jean Reidy and illustrated by Geneviève Leloup

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

This is the fascinating story of William Kamkwamba, a Malawian author and inventor, who had to drop out of high school due to his family being unable to pay his tuition (a mere $80), and he began educating himself by checking out books from his village’s library. Then, in 2002, after checking out an American textbook on energy resources, he decided to build a windmill to help power the electrical devices in his home by using any spare parts or objects he could find. He then went on to build other things for his village, like a water pump to provide fresh drinking water, and solar power panels for neighboring homes. Since then he has been a recipient of the 2010 GO Ingenuity Award, which is designed to recognize inventors and artists who use innovation to help marginalized youth in developing nations. His story has appeared in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, and he has become an internationally renowned speaker at many prestigious conferences, including TED Talks and the 2011 Google Science Fair. You can read an interview with illustrator Elizabeth Zunon on Kamkwamba’s blog.

FICTION:

After The Rain by Norma Fox Mazer

The Mermaid Summer by Mollie Hunter

Snowboard Duel by Jake Maddox

The Hero And The Crown by Robin McKinley

NON-FICTION:

Counting Coup: Becoming A Crow Chief On The Reservation And Beyond by Joseph Medicine Crow

Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince And His Orchestra by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Brian Pinkney.

Langston Hughes: American Poet by Alice Walker and illustrated by Catherine Deeter

Ocean Hide And Seek by Jennifer Evans and illustrated by Gary R. Phillips

A Nation’s Hope: The Story Of Boxing Legend Joe Louis by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Kadir Nelson

The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story Of Philo Farnsworth by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Greg Couch

This is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the little known Philo Farnsworth, who created the television when he was only 13 years old. This is a great and inspiring book for younger readers who are perhaps in inventions themselves.

Jazz Age Josephine: Danger, Singer – Who’s That, Who? Why, That’s MISS Josephine Baker To You! by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

This is a very nice biography of the complicated and fascinating life of Josephine Baker, and doesn’t shy away from any aspects of her career, or even her decision to leave America. You can find some very nice reviews for the book at the School Library Journal and The Chicago Tribune.

Stand Up, Speak Out: A Book About Children’s Rights, written by and for the young people of the world

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Please note that books could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk and we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

02/14/11.

02/02/12.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

12/23/11.

And for Young Adults:

02/21/12.

02/09/12.

01/31/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

02/23/12.

02/16/12.

01/28/12.