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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 04/17/2012:

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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:

What Are Little Boys Made Of? by Robert Neubecker

Blackout by John Rocco

A beautifully illustrated picture book about what to do when the lights go out in the big city. Check out this nice review by Rick Moody in The New York Times, and a message from the author and a book trailer on his website.

The Little Brute Family by Russell Hoban and illustrated by Lillian Hoban

The Garden Of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg

Oh, Little Jack by Inga Moore

Titus’ Troublesome Tooth by Linda Jennings and Gwyneth Williamson

Ned And The General: A Less About Deployment by Ron Madison

A Good Night For Freedom by Barbara Olenyik Morrow and illustrated by Leonard Jenkins

Here In Space by David Milgrim

The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle

Camping Day by Patricia Lakin and illustrated by Scott Nash

FICTION:

Castle Of Shadows by Ellen Renner

Ellray Jakes Walks The Plank! by Sally Warner and illustrated by Jamie Harper

The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens Of A Tale by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright, with illustrations by Barry Moser

Dragonbreath: Revenge Of The Horned Bunnies by Ursula Vernon

How Not To Run For President by Catherine Clark

How To Beat The Bully Without Really Trying by Scott Starkey

Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

NON-FICTION:

Every Second Something Happens: Poems For The Mind And Senses, selected by Christine San José and Bill Johnson, and illustrated by Melanie Hall

Jack And The Box by Art Spiegelman

Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie: Math Puzzlers In Classic Poems by J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Michael Slack

The Arrow Finds Its Mark: A Book Of Found Poems, edited by Georgia Heard and illustrated by Antoine Guilloppé

Parkour by Dan Edwardes

Brothers At Bat: The True Story Of An Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team by Audrey Vernick and illustrated by Steven Salerno

Faith: Five Religions And What They Share by Richard Steckel and Michele Steckel

Around The World On Eighty Legs by Amy Gibson and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

The Fastest Game On Two Feet And Other Poems About How Sports Began by Alice Low and illustrated by John O’Brien

Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems by Kristine O’Connell George and illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

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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:

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

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.

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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 02/16/2012:

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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:

Levi Strauss Gets A Bright Idea: A Fairly Fabricated Story Of A Pair Of Pants by Tony Johnston and illustrated by Stacy Innerst

Titus’ Troublesome Tooth by Linda Jennings and illustrated by Gwyneth Williamson

Furious George Goes Bananas: A Primate Parody by Michael Rex

Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers and illustrated by Christopher Myers

A celebration in poetry, a praise of who we all are as individuals, and a great book for any child who might need even the slightest little boost to their self esteem. Check out this interview with Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers.

Cupid And Psyche by M. Charlotte Craft and illustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft

Over The Green Hills by Rachel Isadora

I Will Come Back For You: A Family In Hiding During World War II by Marisabina Russo

You don’t see a lot of books about the experiences of the Jews during World War II aimed towards a juvenile reading audience, but this book is a welcome addition. It works both as a nice, and age appropriate introduction to that part of history for the younger reader as well as being a nice book for the Hanukkah season. The book is based on stories from the author’s family and you can find the book’s trailer here.

Better Than You by Trudy Ludwig and illustrated by Adam Gustavson

Mr. Putter & Tabby Catch The Cold by Cynthia Rylant

Dad, Jackie, And Me by Myron Uhlberg and illustrated by Colin Bootman

FICTION:

The Trumpeter Of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly

Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

A Mango-Spaced Shape by Wendy Mass

Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy Like My Sister Kate: Looking At The Harlem Renaissance Through Poems by Nikki Giovanni

The Mammoth Academy by Neal Layton

The Mammoth Academy In Trouble! by Neal Layton

Over The Edge: A Mystery In Grand Canyon National Park by Gloria Skurzynski and Alane Ferguson

Abigail Iris: The Pet Project by Lisa Glatt and Suzanne Greenberg and illustrated by Joy Allen

Almost To Freedom by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and illustrated by Colin Bootman

A touching story of a girl’s journey on the Underground Railroad and her doll who comes with her as they attempt to make their way to freedom. The art is beautiful and the historical setting of the story is very endearing, conveyed nicely in use of the character’s dialects and spirituals referred to. The book is a Coretta Scott King Honor book and was adapted into a play. You can find an interview with Vaunda Micheaux Nelson here and here.

NON-FICTION:

If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking The Secrets of Stonehenge by Marc Aronson

Name That Style: All About Isms In Art by Bob Raczka

A nice introduction of different art styles for kids, tweens, and maybe even adults. The book features full color reproductions of famous works of art as well as histories of their creators, styles, and eras. Very highly recommended.

Life Of A Slave On A Southern Plantation by Stephen Currie

My Friend Has Down Syndrome by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos and illustrated by Marta Fabrega

Venturing The Deep Sea by Laurie Lindop

Babies Don’t Eat Pizza: A Big Kids’ Book About Baby Brothers And Baby Sisters by Dianne Danzig and illustrated by Debbie Tilley

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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.

12/19/11.

And for Young Adults:

02/09/12.

01/31/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

01/28/12.