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New and Featured Books for 11/12/2013:

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

FICTION:

The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

The new No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel.

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith

Winners by Danielle Steele

Savage Texas: The Stampeders by William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone

A Big Sky Christmas by William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone

Through The Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Poisonous, smart, and outrageously entertaining.

The Dinosaur Feather by S. J. Gazan

Dark Witch by Nora Roberts

By the author of The Joy Luck Club.

The Valley Of Amazement by Amy Tan

Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope

Found by H. Terrell Griffin

A prelude to Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

Havisham by Ronald Frame

Batman, vol. 3: Death Of The Family by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo

NON-FICTION:

November 22, 1963: Ordinary And Extraordinary People Recall Their Reactions When They Heard The News by Jodie Elliott Hansen and Laura Hansen

The Letters Of John F. Kennedy, edited by Martin W. Sandler

Fosse!

Fosse by Sam Wasson

Chaser: Unlocking The Genius Of The Dog Who Knows A Thousand Words by John W. Pilley with Hilary Hinzmann

His own story.

Jimi Hendrix: Starting At Zero – His Own Story

All American: Two Young Men, The 2001 Army-Navy Game And The War They Fought In Iraq by Steve Eubanks

Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood Of The 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then And Now by Gary M. Pomerantz

The life and art of Norman Rockwell.

American Mirror: The Life And Art Of Norman Rockwell by Deborah Solomon

The Embassy House: The Explosive Eyewitness Account Of The Libyan Embassy Siege By The Soldier Who Was There by Morgan Jones and Damien Lewis

American Heroes On The Homefront: The Hearts of Heroes by Oliver North and Bob Hamer

Game Change 2012.

Double Down: Game Change 2012 by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

Chasing Utopia: A Hybird by Nikki Giovanni

Miss Kay’s Duck Commander Kitchen: Faith, Family, And Food – Bringing Our Home To Your Table by Kay Robertson with Chrys Howard

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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:

10/25/13.

10/23/13.

10/21/13.

10/18/13.

New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 09/06/2013:

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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 Young Adults added to our library collection…

FICTION:

Chronal Engine by Greg Leitich Smith and illustrated by Blake Henry

Infinitely us.

The Infinite Moment Of Us by Lauren Myracle

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Someone looks hungry.

Unfed by Kirsty McKay

Your kiss is not on my list.

Naomi And Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Survivors: A Hidden Enemy by Erin Hunter

How Not To Find A Boyfriend by Allyson Valentine

Can you know the truth if your memory has been erased?

Slated by Teri Terry

NON-FICTION:

Understanding The Rule Of Law: No One Is Above The Law by G. S. Prentzas

Your favorite authors take a stab at the dreaded essay assignment.

Breakfast On Mars, And 37 Other Delectable Essays, edited by Rebecca Stern and Brad Wolfe

Facebook Safety And Privacy by Tracy Brown

How To Survive Online Embarrassment by Lisa Miles and Xanna Eve Chown

Real-life stories about anxiety.

Freaking Out: Real-Life Stories About Anxiety by Polly Wells and illustrated by Peter Mitchell

Deadly High-Risk Jobs by Elaine Landau

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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:

09/03/13.

08/14/13.

08/06/13.

07/16/13.

And for Young Adults:

07/15/13.

06/28/13.

06/05/13.

05/08/13.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

06/19/13.

06/18/13.

05/21/13.

05/06/13.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 06/19/2013:

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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:

Tiptoe Joe by Ginger Foglesong Gibson and illustrated by Laura Rankin

Lego Man In Space: A True Story by Mara Shaughnessy

Happy birthday!

My Lucky Birthday by Keiko Kasza

A Special Gift For Granny by Jean Craighead George and illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

Are The Dinosaurs Dead, Dad? by Julie Middleton and illustrated by Russell Ayto

Treehouse!

House Held Up By Trees by Ted Kooser and illustrated by Jon Klassen

FICTION:

Alvin Ho: Allergic To Babies, Burglars, And Other Bumps In The Night by Lenore Look and illustrated by Leuyen Pham

Here comes the monster.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd

Princess Academy: Palace Of Stone by Shannon Hale

The Planet Thieves by Dan Krokos

Its her party and she will be mean if she wants to.

The Meanest Birthday Girl by Josh Schneider

NON-FICTION:

A story of Albert Einstein.

On A Beam Of Light: The Story Of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne and illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky

Extreme Oceans by Seymour Simon

Dangerous habitats.

A Strange Place To Call Home: The World’s Most Dangerous Habitats & The Animals That Call Them Home by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Ed Young

First Big Book Of Space by Catherine D. Hughes and illustrated by David A. Aguilar

The Negro League All-Star game of 1934.

Stars In The Shadows: The Negro League All-Star Game Of 1934 by Charles R. Smith Jr. and illustrated by Frank Morrison

Crocodile Hunters! – And More True Stories Of Adventures With Animals by Brady Barr with Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

How To Negotiate Everything by David Spellman with Lisa Lutz and illustrated by Jaime Temairik

What the Hubble telescope saw.

Space, Stars, And The Beginning Of Time: What The Hubble Telescope Saw by Elaine Scott

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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:

06/18/13.

06/06/13.

05/31/13.

05/28/13.

And for Young Adults:

06/05/13.

05/08/13.

04/18/13.

02/06/13.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

06/18/13.

05/21/13.

05/06/13.

04/24/13.

 

 

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 05/21/2013:

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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:

If You Want To See A Whale by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Erin E. Stead

Meow.

How To Be A Cat by Nikki McClure

What Animals Really Like by Fiona Robinson

Growing oatmeal!

Tales For Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider

Meet Me At The Moon by Gianna Marino

When Georgia O'Keeffe painted what she pleased.

Georgia In Hawaii: When Georgia O’Keeffe Painted What She Pleased by Amy Novesky and illustrated by Yuyi Morales

Saturday With Daddy by Dan Andreasen

Can I Bring Woolly To The Library, Ms. Reeder? by Lois G. Grambling and illustrated by Judy Love

...he probably does not taste that great.

Don’t Eat The Baby! by Amy Young

FICTION:

Killer Koalas From Outer Space And Lots Of Other Very Bad Stuff That Will Make Your Brain Explode by Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton

Island Of Thieves by Josh Lacey

The last musketeer!

The Last Musketeer by Stuart Gibbs

NON-FICTION:

Out Of This World: All The Cool Stuff About Space You Want To Know by Clive Gifford

She Sang Promise: The Story Of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader by Jan Godown Annino and illustrated by Lisa Desimini

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Presidential Pets: The Weird, Wacky, Little, Big, Scary, Strange Animals That Have Lived In The White House by Julia Moberg and illustrated by Jeff Albrecht Studios

Icky facts that will test your gross-out factor.

That’s Gross! – Icky Facts That Will Test Your Gross-Out Factor by Crispin Boyer

Treasure Of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories Of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters by Donna Jo Napoli and illustrated by Christina Balit

The Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever by Don Lessem and illustrated by Franco Tempesta

The edition for young readers.

How To Read Literature Like A Professor – For Kids by Thomas C. Foster

Ponies by Laura Marsh

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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:

05/09/13.

04/29/13.

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

And for Young Adults:

05/08/13.

04/18/13.

02/06/13.

12/28/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

05/06/13.

04/24/13.

03/27/13.

03/04/13.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 05/06/2013:

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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:

Everyone Can Learn To Ride Bicycle by Chris Raschka

A very special friendship.

Jackie And Me: A Very Special Friendship by Tania Grossinger and illustrated by Charles George Esperanza

I Love Ewe: An Ode To Animal Moms by Aaron Zenz

Hug A Bull: An Ode To Animal Dads by Aaron Zenz

And tigers sleep very well.

Sleep Like A Tiger by Mary Logue and illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski

Mary Wrightly, So Politely by Shirin Yim Bridges and illustrated by Maria Monescillo

I Am Cat by Jackie Morris

Everyone Sleeps by Marcellus Hall

This looks like a happy penguin.

Penguin On Vacation by Salina Yoon

Again! by Emily Gravett

The Pet Project: Cute And Cuddly Vicious Verses by Lisa Wheeler and illustrated by Zachariah Ohora

Which came first? The wall or the... nevermind.

The Chickens Build A Wall by Jean-Francois Dumont

FICTION:

All My Noble Dreams And Then What Happens by Gloria Whelan

My Life As A Cartoonist by Jane Tashjian and illustrated by Jake Tashjian

The Terrible Thing That Happened To Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne

The basket of vines.

The Vine Basket by Josanne La Valley

Splendors And Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

The Odd Squad: Bully Bait by Michael Fry

Spy Camp by Stuart Gibbs

Hide and seek!

Hide And Seek by Kate Messner

Dodsworth In Tokyo written and illustrated by Tim Egan

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Geeks, girls, and secret identities!

Geeks, Girls, And Secret Identities by Mike Jung and illustrated by Mike Maihack

NON-FICTION:

And The Winner Is… – Amazing Animal Athletes by Etta Kaner and illustrated by David Anderson

Martin Luther King, Jr. by Kitson Jazynka

Korean Children’s Favorite Stories by Kim So-un and illustrated by Jeong Kyoung-Sim

I Wish I Knew That: U. S. Presidents – Cool Stuff You Need To Know, edited by Patricia A. Halbert

The absolutely true tale.

Witches! – The Absolutely True Tale Of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer

Coral Reefs by Seymour Simon

Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? – The Story Of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

Revolutionary Friends: General George Washington And The Marquis de Lafayette by Selene Castrovilla and illustrated by Drazen Kozjan

You and the dinosaurs and the bats of all shapes and sizes.

Dinosaurs And Me by Marie Greenwood

Bats: Biggest! Littlest! by Sandra Markle

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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:

04/29/13.

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

02/28/13.

And for Young Adults:

04/18/13.

02/06/13.

12/28/12.

12/05/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

04/24/13.

03/27/13.

03/04/13.

02/08/13.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 04/24/2013:

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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:

Barnaby The Bedbug Detective by Catherine Stier and illustrated by Karen Sapp

Nora’s Chicks by Patricia MacLachlan and illustrated by Kathryn Brown

Tea Rex by Molly Idle

Are you afraid of the dark?

The Dark by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Jon Klassen

The Apple And The Butterfly by Lela and Enzo Mari

A book about bereavement.

Missing Mommy by Rebecca Cobb

In The Tree House by Andrew Larsen and illustrated by  Dušan Petričić

Thank You Mama by Kate Banks and illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska

The Boy And The Airplane by Mark Pett

Ball!

Ball by Mary Sullivan

Bluebird by Bob Staake

Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown

A game of basketball and imagination!

H.O.R.S.E. – A Game Of Basketball And Imagination by Christopher Myers

FICTION:

Captain Awesome And The Ultimate Spelling Bee by Stan Kirby and illustrated by George O’Connor

I love the cover to this book.

Zebra Forest by Adina Rishe Gewirtz

P. K. Pinkerton And The Petrified Man by Caroline Lawrence

Horrible Harry And The Stolen Cookie by Suzy Kline and illustrated by Amy Wummer

The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors and illustrated by Dan Santat

NON-FICTION:

The Plant Hunters: True Stories Of Their Daring Adventures To The Far Corners Of The Earth by Anita Silvey

I, too, am America!

I, Too, Am America by Langston Hughes and illustrated by Bryan Collier

Poems To Learn By Heart, edited by Caroline Kennedy with paintings by Jon J. Muth

Grandma And The Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale, retold by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and illustrated by Susy Pilgrim Waters

A Place For Turtles by Melissa Stewart and illustrated by Higgins Bond

Barbed wire baseball!

Barbed Wire Baseball by Marissa Moss and illustrated by Yuko Shimizu

Louisa May’s Battle: How The Civil War Led To Little Women by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Carlyn Beccia

The truth about the most dangerous creatures on Earth!

Deadly! The Truth About The Most Dangerous Creatures On Earth by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Neal Layton

Monkeys by Anne Schreiber

Shimmer & Splash: The Sparkling World Of Sea Life by Jim Arnosky

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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:

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

02/28/13.

02/07/13.

And for Young Adults:

04/18/13.

02/06/13.

12/28/12.

12/05/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

03/27/13.

03/04/13.

02/08/13.

12/22/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 07/25/2012:

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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:

My New Sandbox by Donna Jakob and illustrated by Julia Gorton

Ready For Anything! by Keiko Kasza

Adiós, Tricycle by Susan Middleton Elya and illustrated by Elisabeth Schlossberg

Baseball From A To Z by Michael P. Spradlin and illustratedy by Macky Pamintuan

“I Have A Little Problem,” Said The Bear by Heinz Janisch and illustrted by Silke Leffler

Five Little Firefighters by Tom Graham

The Buffalo Are Back by Jean Craighead George with paintings by Wendell Minor

1, 2, 3, Go! by Huy Voun Lee

FICTION:

Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard and illustrated by Bo Kuhn

Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes

The Home-Run King by Patricia C. McKissack and illustrated by Gordon C. James

Cam Jansen And The Summer Camp Mysteries: A Super Special by David A. Adler and illustrated by Joy Allen

Trolls On Vacation by Alan MacDonald and illustrated by Mark Beech

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

NON-FICTION:

Dance Of The Swan: A Story About Anna Pavlova by Barbara Allman and illustrated by Shelly O. Haas

Ashanti To Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

Gold Fever: Tales From The California Gold Rush by Rosalyn Schanzer

Letters Home From The Grand Canyon by Lisa Halvorsen

I Why Why: Triceratops Had Horns And Other Questions About Dinosaurs by Rod Theodorou

Yankee Doodle by Mary Ann Hoberman and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

P Is For Piñata: A Mexico Alphabet by Tony Johnston and illustrated by John Parra

Volcanoes by Claire Llewellyn

Volcano: The Eruption And Healing Of Mount St. Helens by Patricia Lauber

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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:

07/18/12.

07/03/12.

06/27/12.

06/14/12.

06/07/12.

And for Young Adults:

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

03/20/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

07/13/12.

06/26/12.

06/21/12.

06/12/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 07/13/2012:

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Happy Friday the 13th!

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:

I Want A Dog! by Helga Bansch

Adios, Oscar! A Butterfly Fable by Peter Elwell

Froggy Bakes A Cake by Jonathan London and illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz

There’s A Nightmare In My Closet by Mercer Mayer

Horace The Horrible: A Knight Meets His Match by Jackie French Koller and illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic

Yankee Doodle by Steven Kellogg

Shopping Basket by John Burningham

Never Kick A Slipper At The Moon by Carl Sandburg and illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger

The Hungry Ghosts by Julius Lester and illustrated by Geraldo Valerio

Heat Wave by Helen Ketteman and illustrated Scott Goto

Chip And The Karate Kick by Anne Rockwell and illustrated by Paul Meisel

FICTION:

The 101 Dalmations by Dodie Smith and illustrated by Michael Dooling

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham

Ramp Rats: A Graphic Guide Adventure by Liam O’Donnell and illustrated by Mike Deas

Ray And Me by Dan Gutman

Sable by Karen Hesse and illustrated by Marcia Sewall

Freckle Juice by Judy Blume and illustrated by Sonia O. Lisker

Cam Jansen And The Mystery At The Monkey House by David A. Adler and illustrated by Susanna Natti

NON-FICTION:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt by Fred L. Israel

In Flanders Field: The Story Of The Poem By John McCrae by Linda Granfield and illustrated by Janet Wilson

How Dogs Came From Wolves And Other Explorations Of Science In Action by Jack Myers and illustrated by John Rice

Susan B. Anthony by Ilene Cooper

Dinosaurs Roar, Butterflies Soar! by Bob Barner

Outside And Inside Bats by Sandra Markle

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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:

07/03/12.

06/27/12.

06/14/12.

06/07/12.

05/31/12.

05/01/12.

And for Young Adults:

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

03/20/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

06/26/12.

06/21/12.

06/12/12.

06/05/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 04/24/2012:

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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:

Iron Horses by Verla Kay and illustrated by Michael McCurdy

Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

Wag! by Patrick McDonnell

Faster! Faster! by Leslie Patricelli

Calendar by Myra Cohn Livingston and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand

Sleepsong by George Ella Lyon and Peter Catalanotto

Tallulah’s Solo by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Alexandria Boiger

No Bears by Meg McKinlay and illustrated by Leila Rudge

Time Of Wonder by Robert McCloskey

FICTION:

Alice-Miranda On Vacation by Jacqueline Harvey

Child Of The Mountains by Marilyn Sue Shank

Crash by Jerry Spinelli

Captain Awesome To The Rescue by Stan Kirby and illustrated by George O’Connor

The No-So-Perfect Planet by Pamela F. Service and illustrated by Mike Gorman

NON-FICTION:

I Miss You! A Military Kid’s Book About Deployment by Beth Andrews and illustrated by Hawley Wright

Night Catch by Brenda Ehrmantraut and illustrated by Vicki Wehrman

Book Speak! Poems About Books by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Josee Bisaillon

Cousins Of Clouds: Elephant Poems by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer and illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy

Brothers & Sisters: Family Poems by Eloise Greenfield and illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist

Billions Of Years, Amazing Changes: The Story Of Evolution by Laurence Pringle and illustrated by Steven Jenkins

I’m Allergic To School! Funny Poems & Songs About School by Robert Pottle and illustrated by Mike & Carl Gordon

Fun With Roman Numerals by David A. Adler and illustrated by Edward Miller III

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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:

04/19/12.

04/11/12.

04/04/12.

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

And for Young Adults:

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

02/21/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

04/17/12.

03/27/12.

03/13/12.

02/28/12.

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.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 02/23/2012:

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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:

My Uncle Martin’s Words For America: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece Tells How He Made A Difference by Angela Farris Watkins and illustrated by Eric Velasquez

A wonderful memoir in pictures of MLK’s life, as told by his niece, who shares her uncle’s positive message about how there’s a place for everyone in this world, living life side by side. This is a great book for younger readers, and is very informative, and the pictures in it are very realistic and warm. Highly recommended.

Caves And Caverns by Gail Gibbons

Dinosailors by Deb Lund and illustrated by Howard Fine

Press Here by Hervé Tullet

There’s a button and they’re just daring you to touch it. How can you resist that?

Emma’s Poem: The Voice Of The Statue Of Liberty by Linda Glaser and illustrated by Claire A. Nivola

A very nice book about the life of Emma Lazarus and her famous sonnet, “The New Colossus,” which is engraved in bronze on the Statue of Liberty. You may not realize you know it, but it’s the poem that includes the words: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This is a good read for younger readers, and especially ideal for helping them to understand what the American Dream is about.

What Color Is My World?: The Lost History Of African-American Inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld and illustrated by Ben Boos and A. G. Ford

The Astonishing Secret Of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon and illustrated by Jake Parker

Peeny Butter Fudge by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison and illustrated by Joe Cepeda

When The Shadbush Blooms by Carla Messinger with Susan Katz and illustrated by David Kanietakeron Fadden

We March by Shane W. Evans

FICTION:

How Not To Run For President by Catherine Clark

Sarah, Plain And Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

The Case Of The Deadly Desperadoes by Caroline Lawrence

How To Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier

A very entertaining and funny novel about a word full of fairies, who are there to hinder humans doing the most mundane of tasks, and one girl’s attempt to do as the title suggests, and ditch her own personal fairy. Check out an excerpt. The paperback version’s cover, seen below, is also pretty funny, and fitting to the story.

NON-FICTION:

Black Pioneers: An Untold Story by William Loren Katz

Isaac Newton: The Scientist Who Changed Everything by Philip Steele

Twist It Up: More Than 60 Delicious Recipes From An Inspiring Young Chef by Jack Witherspoon and Lisa Witherspoon, with photographs by Sheri Giblin

This 11 year old chef has spent half his life battling leukemia, and now has his own cookbook. His story is an incredibly inspiring one, and the recipes are all extremely good and kid-friendly. You can catch a preview below as young chef Jack Witherspoon makes baked ziti:

Stokely Carmichael: The Story Of Black Power by Jacqueline Johnson

The Best Of Times: Math Strategies That Multiply by Greg Tang and illustrated by Harry Briggs

My People by Langston Hughes and illustrated by Charles R. Smith, jr.

African American Military Heroes by Jim Haskins

Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa and illustrated by Ed Young

Tornadoes! by Gail Gibbons

Heart And Soul: The Story Of America And African Americans by Kadir Nelson

The Civil Rights Movement: An Interactive History Adventure by Heather Adamson

Citizen Scientists: Be A Part Of Scientific Discovery From Your Own Backyard by Loree Griffin Burns, with photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz

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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:

02/16/12.

01/28/12.