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Reading material for 04/30/12.

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Some reading material from around the internet:

Grant Snider’s The Book Of The Future.

Get ready for the future of Firefox.

Portland tries to ban Groupon.

The dark side of Facebook memes.

The picture above is by Beverly Ealdama, from here.

104 year old woman sets world record as the oldest person to go paragliding (for the second time in five years).

Wal-Mart would like you to pay with cash.

All about CISPA, the bill that wants to erode your online privacy.

How are women’s eyes different from men’s?

from here.

The Choose Your Own Adventure books are now out in digital form.

Ben Marcus, author of The Flame Alphabet, talks about his novel.

The 10 grumpiest living writers.

The New Yorker has figured out what went wrong with the Pulitzers this year.

The Land Of Nod,” an illustrated poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

John Irving’s advice to aspiring novelists.

The most cryptic titles in literature and what they mean.

Would you read a novel written by the internet?

Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book will become a Disney movie.

The director of Chronicle is going to reboot The Fantastic Four.

Fringe has been renewed for a fifth and final mini season.

Fake Tupac is selling a lot of real records.

The Avengers comes out this Friday in America, but has already made almost $200 million overseas.

Tony Danza and Vince Vaughn are going to make a sitcom together.

The SyFy channel is planning to adapt Stephen King’s The Eyes Of The Dragon.

Movie theater owners still do not want you texting during movies, please.

They’ve already hired writers for the sequel to the new Spider-Man movie.

from here.

The lost civilizations that pioneered skull surgery.

4 people with super memory.

The question of why Rome failed.

How much of the moon’s surface did the Apollo 11 astronauts actually explore?

A brief history of international signage.

The more you struggle with new information the more likely you are to learn it.

Ponder existential depths as you answer the call of nature in this vertigo-inducing floor-less bathroom.

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Previous online reading material:

04/23/12.

04/16/12.

04/09/12.

04/02/12.

03/26/12.

03/12/12.

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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 04/10/2012:

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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:

When Elephants Goes To A Party by Sonia Levitin and illustrated by Jeff Seaver

Me… Jane by Patrick McDonnell

A wonderful picture book about the life of young Jane Goodall, and has been rightfully so called wonderful for the young, and the young at heart. The images are soft, and very charming, and the story is very inspiring. The book won the 2012 Charlotte Zolotow award. Here’s a really nice review from a blog appropriately called Great Kids Books.

Peanut by David Lucas

While Mama Had A Quick Little Chat by Amy Reichert and illustrated by Alexandra Boiger

The Magic Bed by John Burningham

How To Get Married, By Me, The Bride and by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Sue Heap

Lili On Stage by Rachel Isadora

Farmer’s Market by Paul Brett Johnson

Hattie The Bad by Jane Devlin and illustrated by Joe Berger

An Awesome Book! by Dallas Clayton

FICTION:

Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin

Dangerous Waters: An Adventure On Titanic by Gregory Mone

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

The Lily Pond by Annika Thor

Peaceweaver by Rebecca Barnhouse

Up A Road Slowly by Irene Hunt

NON-FICTION:

Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudlolph Became The World’s Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by David Diaz

Moon In Bear’s Eyes by Stephen A. Swinburne and illustrated by Crista Forest

Forgive Me, I Meant To Do It: False Apology Poems by Gail Carson Levine and illustrated by Matthew Cordell (pic, this one and next)

All The Water In The World by George Ella Lyon and Katherine Tillotson

Flashy Fantastic Rain Forest Frogs by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent and illustrated by Kendahl Jan Jubb (pic, this one and next)

On The Wing: American Birds In Migration by Carol Lerner

Every Day’s A Dog’s Day: A Year In Poems by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Miki Sakamoto

Journalists Who Made History by James Satter

Bug Off!: Creepy Crawly Poems by Jane Yolen, with photography by Jason Stemple

Spotty, Stripy, Swirly: What Are Patterns? by Jane Brocket

Henry Knox: Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot by Anita Silvey and illustrated by Wendell Minor

Mrs. Harkness And The Panda by Alicia Potter and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Can We Save The Tiger? by Martin Jenkins and illustrated by Vicky White

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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, 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:

04/04/12.

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

01/27/12.

And for Young Adults:

04/03/12.

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

02/21/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

03/27/12.

03/13/12.

02/28/12.

02/23/12.