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Reading material for 07/17/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

RIP Donald J. Sobol, creator of Encyclopedia Brown.

The juiciest tidbits from this year’s Comic-con.

Predicting crime before it happens.

The FDA has approved the first drug to prevent HIV infection.

Roswell really happened, says former CIA agent.

A list of the most impactful TV moments.

Lifting weights slows down memory loss.

from here.

A lot of teens are reading the Fifty Shades Of Grey books.

Is a national digital library possible?

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is fighting for its survival.

Great opening sentences from classic fantasy novels.

Italo Calvino on why you should read the classics.

10 famous literary characters based on real people.

Neil Gaiman has signed a 5 book deal to write YA novels.

Science would like to ruin Batman for you.

They are definitely making The Hangover, Part 3.

Johnny Depp will be in Wes Anderson’s next movie.

Check out this really interesting fan film for Y The Last Man.

Darren Aronofsky is building an actual ark for his movie about Noah and his ark.

31 bizarre foreign titles for American movies.

from here.

10 reasons why the number 13 is so unlucky.

Women have higher IQs than men.

Meet the “rightful heir” to the British throne.

Crisis-struck Athens is a tough draw for tourists.

The inside story of Netflix’s really bad year.

The guinea worm is near extinction.

A survey of awkward couples in art history.

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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 06/21/2012:

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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…


Wild And Woolly Mammoths by Aliki

The Poodle Who Barked At The Wind by Charlotte Zolotow and illustrated by June Otani

Henry & The Buccaneer Bunnies by Carolyn Crimi and illustrated by John Manders

Stretch by Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin

The Perfect Pumpkin Pie by Denys Cazet

Kali’s Song by Jeanette Winter

My Brother Is From Outer Space (The Book Of Proof) by Vivian Ostrow and illustrated by Eric Brace

Small Bear Lost by Martin Waddell and illustrated by Virginia Austin

The Big Storm: A Very Soggy Counting Book by Nancy Tafuri

Strega Nona’s Harvest by Tomie de Paola

Flabby Cat And Slobby Dog by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross


January’s Sparrow by Patricia Polacco

The Dead Man In Indian Creek by Mary Downing Hahn

Safari Journal: The Adventures In Africa Of Carey Monroe by Hudson Talbott

Marooned: The Strange But True Adventures Of Alexander Selkirk, The Real Robinson Crusoe by Robert Kraske and illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker

100 Days And 99 Nights by Alan Madison and illustrated by Julia Denos

Chasing George Washington, adapted by Ronald Kidd, based on a play by Karen Zacarias and Deborah Wicks La Puma with the young playwrights of the Young Playwrights Theater in Washington, D.C. and illustrated by Ard Hoyt

Sixth-Grade Sleepover by Even Bunting

Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol

Encyclopedia Brown Takes The Case by Donald J. Sobol

Encyclopedia Brown: Super Sleuth by Donald J. Sobol


The Secret World Of Walter Anderson by Hester Bass and illustrated by E. B. Lewis

My Backyard Garden by Carol Lerner

The Aquarium Book by George Ancona

An Elephant Never Forgets Its Snorkel: How Animals Survive Without Tools And Gadgets by Lisa Gollin Evans and illustrated by Diane De Groat

How Sweet It Is (And Was): The History Of Candy by Ruth Freeman Swain and illustrated by John O’Brien

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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 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:






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And for Kids/Juvenile Readers: