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New and Featured Books for 05/09/2013:

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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:

A House Divided by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Angora Alibi by Sally Goldenbaum

An absolute master of the thriller, says Dean Koontz.

Murder As A Fine Art by David Morrell

Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris

Dead, White, And Blue by Carolyn Hart

Spenser in Wonderland.

Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland by Ace Atkins

Wonder Woman, vol. 2: Guts by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Cliff Chiang

Superman – Action Comics, vol. 2: Bulletproof by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Rags Morales, Gene Ha, Cully Hamner, and Ryan Sook

Batman: Detective Comics, volume 2: Scare Tactics, written and illustrated by Tony S. Daniel

Avengers: Season One by Peter David and illustrated by various artists

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: A Graphic Novel, Book 2 by Stieg Larsson, adapted by Denise Mina and illustrated by Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti

The fine art of strange crimes.

Red Handed: The Fine Art Of Strange Crimes by Matt Kindt

Long Live The King by Fay Weldon

Star Wars: Dawn Of The Jedi – Into The Void by Tim Lebbon

The return of Mike Hammer.

Complex 90 by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins

NON-FICTION:

American Phoenix: John Quincy And Louisa Adams, The War Of 1812, And The Exile THat Saved American Independence by Jane Hampton Cook

Believe it or not!

A Curious Man: The Strange And Brilliant Life Of Robert “Believe It Or Not” Ripley by Neal Thompson

Six weeks that saved the nation.

Through The Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved The Nation by Steve Vogel

Picasso To Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters by Jodi Hauptman, with essays by Samantha Friedman and Michael Rooks

Global Tilt: Leading Your Business Through The Gerat Economic Power Shift by Ram Charan with Geri Willigan and Charles Burck

Tourettes, faith, strength, power, family.

The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir Of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, And The Power Of Family by Josh Hanagarne

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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.

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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 Young Adults for 12/28/2012:

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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 Young Adults added to our library collection…

FICTION:

After Eli by Rebecca Rupp

Starting From Here by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

Good question.

What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton

Secrets And Lies: A Capital Girls Novel by Ella Monroe

Fragile Darkness: A Midnight Dragonfly Novel by Ellie James

I can see you!

Never Let You Go by Emma Carlson Berne

Frankenstein By Mary Shelley: A Dark Graphic Novel, adapted by Sergio A. Sierra and illustrated by Meritxell Ribas

Odd Is On Our Side by Fred Van Lente and Dean Koontz and illustrated by Queenie Chan

NON-FICTION:

How The Major Stock Indexes Work: From The Dow To The S&P 500 by Peter K. Ryan

Science experiments!

Solids, Liquids, And Gases Experiments Using Water, Air, Marbles, And More: One Hour Or Less Science Experiments by Robert Gardner

Energy Experiments Using Ice Cubes, Springs, Magnets, And More: One Hour Or Less Science Experiments by Robert Gardner

Step-By-Step Experiments In Biology by Janice Pratt Vancleave

Protect your bones and increase your tweets!

Increasing Your Tweets, Likes, And Ratings: Marketing Your Digital Business by Suzanne Weiniek

Powerful Bones: Keeping Your Skeleton Healthy by Maria DaSilva-Gordon

Health Smarts: How To Eat Right, Stay Fit, Make Positive Choices, And More by Matt Doeden

The Practical Guide To Drawing Caricatures by Peter Gray

Our world divided.

Iran And The West by Philip Steele

To die, to leave, to return.

A Game For Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return by Zeina Abirached

Walking On The Moon: The Amazing Apollo 11 Mission by Carl R. Green

The incredible adventures of Spirit and Opportunity.

The Mighty Mars Rovers: the Incredible Adventures Of Spirit And Opportunity by Elizabeth Rusch

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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:

12/27/12.

12/12/12.

12/04/12.

11/20/12.

And for Young Adults:

12/05/12.

08/17/12.

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

12/22/12.

11/29/12.

11/15/12.

10/29/12.

New and Featured Books for 03/29/2012:

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

FICTION:

State Of Wonder by Ann Patchett

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

This is the novel that was adapted into the Oscar nominated film (the screenplay adaption won an Oscar) directed by Alexander Payne and starring George Clooney. The movie is very good, and we’d definitely recommend the book to anyone who likes funny and poignant character-driven stories, and who likes to read the book before the movie. Check out a review of the book in The New York Times, and the author’s website.

Paradise by Toni Morrison

Red Inferno: 1945 by Robert Conroy

The Fallen Angels by Bernard Cornwell and Susannah Kells

The Valcourt Heiress by Catherine Coulter

100 Bullets: The Deluxe Edition, Book 1 by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso

Like the cover blurb says, Azzarello and Risso’s long running comic book series from DC/Vertigo comics was “one of the greatest works of crime fiction in any medium,” telling some very hard-boiled pulp/noir stories in a very modern way. And this is where it began with it’s very simple initial premise: A mysterious man named Graves would visit people who had been the victim of a serious wrong and present them with evidence of who it was that was responsible for their plight. In the vein of revenge he’d then offer them a handgun and the eponymous 100 bullets, all untraceable by the police. And a lot of very interesting and very dark and very complex stories would spin out of that. Here are reviews of the series at Wired, The Comics Journal, and Pop Matters, and an interview with writer Brian Azzarello at The Onion AV Club.

The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke

NON-FICTION:

Women Pilots Of World War II by Jean Hascall Cole

Playing With Trains: A Passion Beyond Scale by Sam Posey

Forged: Writing In The Name Of God – Why The Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are by Bart D. Ehrman

Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, And History by Milton C. Sernett

Marie Antoinette by Antonia Fraser

Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell

This is a very fun and informative look at history by journalism, essayist, social commentator, and This American Life contributor Vowell, who looks at America’s imperialist desires and manifest destiny ideals at the end of the 19th century, and which lead to America annexing Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and invading Cuba and the Philippines. Vowell also talks about the culture clash as Christian missionaries swiftly moved in and tried to convert the far more laid back native Hawaiians to the American way of life. Here’s an interview with the author, and you can find interesting reviews of the book at The Los Angeles Times and in The New York Times.

And here’s an odd fun fact for you: Sarah Vowell, seen above, voiced the character Violet in Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles.

This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science Of A Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin

Raw Basics: Incorporating Raw Living Foods Into Your Diet Using Easy And Delicious Recipes by Jenny Ross

The Intimate Lives Of The Founding Fathers by Thomas Fleming

The Reading Promise: My Father And The Books We Shared by Alice Ozma

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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:

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

And for Young Adults:

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

02/21/12.

02/09/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

03/27/12.

03/13/12.

02/28/12.

02/23/12.

New and Featured Books for 01/27/2012:

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It’s a brand new year! So 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:

Chew, vol. 1: Taster’s Choice by John Layman and illustrated by Rob Guillory

Machine Man by Max Barry

Hark! A Vagrant, writen and illustrated by Kate Beaton

If I had only one word to describe this book it would be simply: “Brilliant.” If you allowed me a second word I’d also add: “Fun!” Kate Beaton’s webcomic is one of my favorite spots to check out on the internet and this collection of some of her strips was easily one of my own personal most highly anticipated books of last year. I would highly recommend that you check out this gloriously fun spin of history and literature. For example:

The Hunter by John T. Lescroart

American Fantastic Tales: Terror And The Uncanny From Poe To The Pulps, edited by Peter Straub

and

American Fantastic Tales: Terror And The Uncanny From The 1940s To Now, edited by Peter Straub

This is a very exciting looking two volume set featuring amazing short fiction from authors like Kate Chopin, H. P. Lovecraft, August Derleth, Willa Cather, Truman Capote, Harlan Ellison, Richard Matheson, Stephen King, Michael Chabon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Ray Bradbury, Vladimir Nabokov, and Edith Wharton, amongst many others. Perfect for the dark and stormy night that any lover of American fiction craves.

The Jaguar by T. Jefferson Parker

Love In A Nutshell by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly

Believing The Lie by Elizabeth George

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

NON-FICTION:

Marriage Confidential: The Post-Romantic Age Of Workhorse Wives, Royal Children, Undersexed Spouses & Rebel Couples Who Are Rewriting The Rules by Pamela Haag

I Know Who You Are And I Saw What You Did: Social Networks And The Death Of Privacy by Lori Andrews

Your personal information is violated constantly and the law can’t seem to keep up with the changing demands and capabilities of new technology, all of which makes this a fascinating read about the way our “IRL” selves and our digital selves can be harmed by one another, and usually without us knowing it.

The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View Of The Search For God by Carl Sagan

The Roots Of Modern Conservatism: Dewey, Taft, And The Battle For The Soul Of The Republican Party by Michael Bowen

Ponzi’s Scheme: The True Story Of A Financial Legend by Mitchell Zuckoff

Bottom Of The 33rd: Hope, Redemption, And Baseball’s Longest Game by Dan Barry

The Amazing Story Of Quantum Mechanics: A Math-Free Exploration Of The Science That Made Our World by James Kakalios

A book about something so awesome that’s written for the rest of us. How could you pass this up? Definitely worth a look if the subject interests you but you could do without all that intimidating math nonsense. Plus, it’s got the word “Amazing” in the title and a really cool cover, right?

Kennedy v. Nixon: The Presidential Election Of 1960 by Edmund F. Kallina Jr.

Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers, And The Changing American Family by Peggy Drexler

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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:

12/27/11.

12/23/11.

12/19/11.

12/17/11.

12/16/11.

12/15/11.