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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 10/18/2012:

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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:

The Insomniacs by Karina Wolf and illustrated by The Brothers Hilts

Cat’s Cradle, Book 1: The Golden Twine by Jo Rioux

Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody by Ludworst Bemonster (and Rick Walton and Nathan Hale).

Benjamin Franklinstein Meets Thomas Deadison by Matthew McElligott and Larry Tuxbury

Underground Train by Mary Quattlebaum and illustrated by Cat Bowman Smith

The Gospel Cinderella by Joyce Carol Thomas and illustrated by David Diaz

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

The Perfect Pumpkin Hunt by Gail Herman and illustrated by Adrienne Brown, Loren Vasquez, and Manuela Razzi

Bad Apple: A Tale Of Friendship by Edward Hemingway

Snowmen At Work by Caralyn Buehner and illustrated by Mark Buehner

Ready For Pumpkins by Kate Duke

Mystery Ride! by Scott Magoon

Pluto Visits Earth! by Steve Metzger and illustrated by Jared Lee

My Friend Isabelle by Eliza Woloson and illustraed by Bryan Gough

Katy Duck Is A Caterpillar by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and illustrated by Henry Cole

Working Mummies by Joan Horton and illustrated by Drazen Kozjan

The Fox Maiden by Elsa Marston and illustrated by Tatsuro Kiuchi

Amelia Rules: Her Permanent Record, written and illustrated by Jimmy Gownley

My First Ghost by Maggie Miller & Michael Leviton and illustrated by Stephanie Buscema

Halloween Forest by Marion Dane Bauer and illustrated by John Shelley

Nightsong by Ari Berk and illustrated by Loren Long

The BOO! Book by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer and illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli

Vampirina Ballerina by Anne Marie Pace and ilustrated by LeUyen Pham

FICTION:

Uh-Oh, Cleo: Underpants On My Head by Jessica Harper and illustrated by Jon Berkeley

Parrot In The Oven: Mi Vida by Victor Martinez

Gran, You’ve Got Mail! by Jo Hoestlandt and illustrated by Aurélie Abolivier, and translated from the French by Y. Maudet

Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen by Donna Gephart

Calvin Coconut: Man Trip by Graham Salisbury and illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers

Ramona’s World by Beverly Cleary

Deenie by Judy Blume

Princess Posey And The Monster Stew by Stephanie Greene and illustrated by Stephanie Roth Sisson

Invisible Inkling: Dangerous Pumpkins by Emily Jenkins and illustrated by Harry Bliss

NON-FICTION:

Seas And Oceans by Andy Owen and Miranda Ashwell

Unlikely Pairs: Fun With Famous Works Of Art by Bob Raczka

Halloween by Laura Marsh

5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything), edited by Becky Baines

A President From Hawai’i by Terry Carolan and Joanna Carolan and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

Help Me Learn Subtraction by Jean Marzollo, with photographs by Chad Phillips

Halloween Drawing Book by Ralph Masiello

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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:

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

09/21/12.

09/06/12.

And for Young Adults:

08/17/12.

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

08/07/12.

07/25/12.

07/13/12.

06/26/12.

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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 02/28/2012:

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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 younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…

EASY READING:

Max And Ruby’s First Greek Myth: Pandora’s Box by Rosemary Wells

Suppose You Meet A Dinosaur: A First Book Of Manners by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Tim Bowers

It’s probably always a good idea to be polite to a dinosaur when you meet them because, well, the consequences probably aren’t too pleasant. This is a nice book for younger readers about the necessity of manners. You can find reviews from The Busy Mom Cafe and the Youth Services Book Review.

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. by Jean Marzollo and illustrated by J. Brian Pinkney

Freedom Song: The Story Of Henry “Box” Brown by Sally M. Walker and illustrated by Sean Qualls

Too Princessy! by Jean Reidy and illustrated by Geneviève Leloup

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

This is the fascinating story of William Kamkwamba, a Malawian author and inventor, who had to drop out of high school due to his family being unable to pay his tuition (a mere $80), and he began educating himself by checking out books from his village’s library. Then, in 2002, after checking out an American textbook on energy resources, he decided to build a windmill to help power the electrical devices in his home by using any spare parts or objects he could find. He then went on to build other things for his village, like a water pump to provide fresh drinking water, and solar power panels for neighboring homes. Since then he has been a recipient of the 2010 GO Ingenuity Award, which is designed to recognize inventors and artists who use innovation to help marginalized youth in developing nations. His story has appeared in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, and he has become an internationally renowned speaker at many prestigious conferences, including TED Talks and the 2011 Google Science Fair. You can read an interview with illustrator Elizabeth Zunon on Kamkwamba’s blog.

FICTION:

After The Rain by Norma Fox Mazer

The Mermaid Summer by Mollie Hunter

Snowboard Duel by Jake Maddox

The Hero And The Crown by Robin McKinley

NON-FICTION:

Counting Coup: Becoming A Crow Chief On The Reservation And Beyond by Joseph Medicine Crow

Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince And His Orchestra by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Brian Pinkney.

Langston Hughes: American Poet by Alice Walker and illustrated by Catherine Deeter

Ocean Hide And Seek by Jennifer Evans and illustrated by Gary R. Phillips

A Nation’s Hope: The Story Of Boxing Legend Joe Louis by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Kadir Nelson

The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story Of Philo Farnsworth by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Greg Couch

This is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the little known Philo Farnsworth, who created the television when he was only 13 years old. This is a great and inspiring book for younger readers who are perhaps in inventions themselves.

Jazz Age Josephine: Danger, Singer – Who’s That, Who? Why, That’s MISS Josephine Baker To You! by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

This is a very nice biography of the complicated and fascinating life of Josephine Baker, and doesn’t shy away from any aspects of her career, or even her decision to leave America. You can find some very nice reviews for the book at the School Library Journal and The Chicago Tribune.

Stand Up, Speak Out: A Book About Children’s Rights, written by and for the young people of the world

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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.

And for Young Adults:

02/21/12.

02/09/12.

01/31/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

02/23/12.

02/16/12.

01/28/12.