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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 10/29/2012:

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

EASY READING:

Mousterpiece: A Mouse-Sized Guide To Modern Art by Jane Breskin Zalben

Just Say Boo! by Susan Hood and illustrated by Jed Henry

I’m Bored by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell

Lucy Can’t Sleep by Amy Schwartz

Abe Lincoln’s Dream by Lane Smith

The Monster’s Monster by Patrick McDonnell

Alicia’s Fruity Drinks/Las Aguas Frescas De Alicia by Lupe Ruiz-Flores and illustrated by Laura Lacámara

Pumpkin Countdown by Joan Holub and illustrated by Jan Smith

FICTION:

Legend Of The Ghost Dog by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

All The Wrong Questions #1: Who Could That Be At This Hour? by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Seth

Lulu Walks The Dogs by Judith Viorst and illustrated by Lane Smith

A Dog Called Homeless by Sarah Lean

Bully by Patricia Polacco

The Prince Who Fell From The Sky by John Claude Bemis

NON-FICTION:

Haunted Histories: Creepy Castles, Dark Dungeons, And Powerful Palaces by J. H. Everett and Marilyn Scott-Waters

Heroes Of Olympus by Phillip Freeman, adapted by Laurie Calkhoven, and illustrated by Drew Willis

Abraham Lincoln & Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind An American Friendship by Russell Freedman

Did The President Really Get A Ticket For Speeding In A Horse-Drawn Carriage? And Other Questions About U.S. Presidents by Sandy Donovan

The Buck Stops Here: The Presidents Of The United States by Alice Provensen

The Christmas Coat: Memories Of My Sioux Childhood by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve and illustrated by Ellen Beier

So, You Want To Be A Writer? – How To Write, Get Published, And Maybe Even Make It Big! by Vicki Hambleton and Cathleen Greenwood

Guy-Write: What Every Guy Writer Needs To Know by Ralph Fletcher

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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:

10/19/12.

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

09/21/12.

And for Young Adults:

08/17/12.

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

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 03/13/2012:

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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:

Fishing Sunday by Tony Johnston and pictures by Barry Root

My Mom Is My Show-And-Tell by Dolores Johnson

Happy Belly, Happy Smile by Rachel Isadora

Berkeley’s Barn Owl Dance by Tera Johnson and illustrated by Tanie Howells

The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers

This is the story of Henry, a young boy who enjoys books immensely, but in a different way from the rest of us. Henry enjoys eating books. And the more books Henry eats, the smarter he gets. This is a fun book, and a nice celebration of reading, and it’s great for younger readers, and a treat for the adult who enjoys reading with them. Check out a review at Inis magazine.

Grandma’s Hands by Dolores Johnson

FICTION:

Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder: Who Cut The Cheese? by Jo Nesbo and illustrated by Mike Lowery

Adam Of The Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray

The Whole Story Of Half A Girl by Veera Hiranandani

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Voyages Of Doctor Dolittle by Hugo Lofting

Color Me Dark: The Diary Of Nellie Lee Love, The Great Migration North by Patricia C. McKissack

Eleanor, Crown Jewel Of Aquitaine by Kristiana Gregory

The Great Railroad Race: The Diary Of Libby West by Kristiana Gregory

B. Aster And The Warrior Eggs At The Earth’s Core! by William Joyce

Chanticleer And The Fox, adapted from Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and illustrated by Barbara Cooney

A nice adaptation of the story of the Chanticleer and the Fox, from “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale” in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Cooney was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1959 for illustration for this book, and I really like her philosophy about children’s literature, as displayed in what she said when she accepted her award: “I believe that children in this country need a more robust literary diet than they are getting. …It does not hurt them to read about good and evil, love and hate, life and death. Nor do I think they should read only about things that they understand. ‘…a man’s reach should exceed his grasp.’ So should a child’s. For myself, I will never talk down to, or draw down to, children.”

NON-FICTION:

Forest Explorer: A Life-Size Field Guide by Nic Bishop

City Alphabet by Joanne Schwartz and illustrated by Matt Beam

This is an absolutely beautifully designed book, and a nice introduction to younger readers to pleasure of exploring the immediate world around them, to see the words and language that surround them. Check out this great interview with the author and illustrator.

She’s Been Working On The Railroad by Nancy Smiler Levinson, with photos collected and taken by Shirley Burman

Lena Horne by Leslie Palmer

Women Of The U.S. Congress by Isobel V. Morin

The Story Of Noah’s Ark, retold by Margrit Haubensak-Tellenbach and illustratedy by Erna Emhardt

100 People Who Made History: Meet The People Who Shaped The Modern World by Ben Gilliland

A good starter book for learning about a variety of historical figures, and told with some very vibrant images. Here’s a nice review from Juno magazine.

Sharks! Strange And Wonderful by Laurence Pringle and illustrated by Meryl Henderson

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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:

03/06/12.

02/21/12.

02/09/12.

01/31/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

02/28/12.

02/23/12.

02/16/12.

01/28/12.