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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 03/27/2013:

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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:

Hands Off My Honey! by Jane Chapman and illustrated by Tim Warnes

One Gorilla: A Counting Book by Anthony Browne

I’m Not Reading! by Jonathan Allen

Meow!

Construction Kitties by Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges and illustrated by Shari Halpern

Love You When… by Linda Kranz

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen

Now I’m Big by Karen Katz

Vacation!

The Big Bad Wolf Goes On Vacation by Delphine Perret

Uh-Oh, Baby! by Nancy Coffelt and illustrated by Scott Nash

The King Of Space by Jonny Duddle

The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen, retold by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Jen Corace

Rain! by Linda Ashman and illustrated by Christian Robinson

Exclamation mark!

Exclamation Mark! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld

FICTION:

Force Out by Tim Green

White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan

The Witch’s Curse by Keith McGowan and illustrated by Yoko Tanaka

Stuck In The Middle (Of Middle School): A Novel In Doodles by Karen Romano Young

NON-FICTION:

Hoop Genius: How A Desperate Teacher And A Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball by John Coy and illustrated by Joe Morse

Nelly May Has Her Say by Cynthia DeFelice and illustrated by Henry Cole

From Cotton To T-Shirt by Robin Nelson

A poem by Langston Hughes.

Lullaby (For A Black Mother) by Langston Hughes and illustrated by Sean Qualls

Tito Puente: Mambo King by Monica Brown and illustrated by Rafael Lopez

The Eagles Are Back by Jean Craighhead George, with paintings by Wendell Minor

When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky: Two Artists, Their Ballet, And One Extraordinary Riot by Lauren Stringer

From Grass To Milk by Stacy Taus-Bolstad

The Story Behind Rubber by Barbara Somervill

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries For Children by Jan Pinborough and illustrated by Debby Atwell

And they were funny!

The Beatles Were Fab (And They Were Funny) by Kathleen Krull & Paul Brewer and illustrated by Stacy Innerst

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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:

02/28/13.

02/07/13.

01/31/13.

01/02/13.

And for Young Adults:

02/06/13.

12/28/12.

12/05/12.

08/17/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

03/04/13.

02/08/13.

12/22/12.

11/29/12.

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New and Featured Books for 02/28/2013:

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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:

Here I Go Again by Jen Lancaster

The Lost Art Of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister

That Night On Thistle Lane by Carla Neggers

It is extremely important.

The Importance Of Being Wicked by Victoria Alexander

The Wheel Of Time: The Eye Of The World, Vol. 3 by Robert Jordan, adapted by Chuck Dixon, and illustrated by Marcio Fiorito and Francis Nuguit

Unusual Uses For Olive Oil by Alexander McCall Smith

Deadly Stakes by J. A. Jance

The Alpine Xanadu by Mary Daheim

...or does she?

Miss Dimple Suspects by Mignon F. Ballard

Good Kids by Benjamin Nugent

Iscariot: A Novel Of Judas by Tosca Lee

Wise men.

Wise Men by Stuart Nadler

Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner

Shadow On The Crown by Patricia Bracewell

A Cold And Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry

Moonlight Masquerade by Jude Deveraux

Farside by Ben Bova

Magnificence by Lydia Millet

E cosi desio me mena.

Indiscretion by Charles Dubow

Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason

The Colour Of Milk by Nell Leyshon

NON-FICTION:

Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff

The Rebellious Life Of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis

Nobody Walks: Bringing My Brother’s Killers To Justice by Dennis M. Walsh

Jujitsu Rabbi And The Godless Blonde by Rebecca Dana

Engineers Of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned The Tide In The Second World War by Paul Kennedy

The real life Dr. Frankenstein and the masterpiece by Mary Shelley.

The Lady And Her Monsters: A Tale Of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, And The Creation Of Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece by Roseanne Montillo

What technology does to meeting and mating.

Love In The Time Of Algorithms: What Technology Does To Meeting And Mating by Dan Slater

The Last Outlaws: The Lives And Legends Of Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid by Thom Hatch

Life of a rebel.

The Rebellious Life Of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis

Fast Minds: How To Thrive If You Have ADHD (Or Think You Might) by Craig Surman, Tim Bilkey, and Karen Weintraub

Creating Room To Read: A Story Of Hope In The Battle For Global Literacy by John Wood

The Disaster Diaries: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Apocalypse by Sam Sheridan

My journey, and the legacy of MLK Jr.

Martin’s Dream: My Journey And The Legacy Of Martin Luther King Jr. by Clayborne Carson

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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:

02/07/13.

01/31/13.

01/02/13.

12/27/12.

12/12/12.

Reading material for 07/09/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

RIP Andy Griffith.

RIP Ernest Borgnine.

Did your internet black out today?

The God Particle has been discovered!

Remember the time that an astronaut on a space shuttle called in to Car Talk?

The picture above by artist Thomas Allen, from here.

Wall Street has an on again/off again love affair with Netflix.

Look at this ad for banana cream pie.

from here.

Batman’s secret identity is… Bruno Diaz!

There’s going to be a new edition of Hemingway’s A Farewell To Arms containing 40 alternate endings.

Vintage photos of kids reading.

A love of semicolons.

The Library Of Congress’ arguable roster of books that shaped America.

Star Trek characters in search of an author.

The New York Times killed his novel.

A 9/11 book series for kids.

Famous roles turned down by famous stars.

Katie Holmes’ next movie is about being a single mom.

Entertainment Weekly‘s “best films you’ve never seen.”

Naughty things are afoot in Olympic Village.

The Amazing Spider-Man leapt and swung to the top of the Box Office this past weekend.

10 essential spaghetti westerns.

Clark Duke will be one of the many new faces on The Office.

Tracy Morgan reads Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree, from here.

Boy genius concentrating on particle physics.

Chuck E. Cheese is desperate to be more hip and modern.

You can’t really trust Yelp reviews.

A review of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet.

The physics of toilets.

The 20 most beautiful museums in the world.

The 20 most beautiful public libraries in the world.

The supermoon seen around the world.

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Previous online reading material:

07/02/12.

06/25/12.

06/18/12.

06/11/12.

06/04/12.

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.

Reading material for 02/20/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet:

NASA unveils stunning models of future aircraft designs.

Take a ride in this absolutely terrifying elevator.

Tim Tebow asked to Military Ball by Louisiana airwoman.

The FBI might cut off the internet for millions of people on March 8th.

The image above is by celebrated illustrator Charles Santore.

Brand new Angry Birds game, Angry Birds: Space, to debut in March!

Target is not only extremely good at data mining, but they’re keeping an eye on you.

Man suffers heart attack at Heart Attack Grill!

Supreme Court Justice robbed by machete-wielding intruder.

Catch a glimpse of Google’s luxurious California HQ.

Apple considering a smaller tablet.

Also, Apple’s new operating system aims to knit its products together more closely.

The insidious evils of “Like” culture.

7 horrifying historical origins of famous corporate logos.

The future of high tech healthcare, and its challenges.

Reviewing Pinterest, the newest social media site.

The “Undue Weight” of Truth on Wikipedia.

Does anyone really care about online privacy?

How companies learn your secrets.

On this day in history:

In 1872 the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in New York city.

In 1933 the 21st Amendment, which will end Prohibition in the United States, is proposed by Congress.

In 1935 Caroline Mikkelson becomes the first woman to set foot on Antarctica.

In 1962, while aboard the Mercury spacecraft entitled Friendship 7, astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth.

In 1998 figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest individual gold medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

In 2003 there’s an accident with the pyrotechnics display at a White Snake concert in a small club in West Warwick, Rhode Island and 100 people are killed and 200 more are seriously injured.

In 2009 the World Day of Social Justice is officially established and recognized each year. The goal of the World Day of Social Justice is to recognize the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, and unemployment all over the world.

Famous births: Rihanna in 1988, T. J. Slaughter in 1977, Brent Gretzky (Wayne’s little brother) in 1972, Kurt Cobain in 1967, Cindy Crawford in 1966, Anthony Stewart Head in 1954, Patty Hearst in 1954, Gordon Brown in 1951, Ivana Trump in 1949, Sandy Duncan in 1946, Mike Leigh in 1943, Sidney Poitier in 1927, Richard Matheson in 1926, Robert Altman in 1925, Gloria Vanderbilt in 1924, Ansel Adams in 1902.

Famous deaths: William Wallace Lincoln in 1862, Frederick Douglass in 1895, Max Schreck in 1936, Chester Nimitz in 1966, Dick York (the first Darrin Stephens on Bewitched) in 1992, Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1993, Gene Siskel in 1999, Sandra Dee in 2005, Hunter S. Thompson in 2005.

via Awesome People Reading.

The 20 most beautiful bookstores in the world.

Alan Moore sums up everything that is wrong with the entertainment industry.

A crossover between Doctor Who and Star Trek.

William Gibson and the way we understand cities.

Composite sketches of literary characters.

10 tips on writing from David Ogilvy.

Every Bart Simpson chalkboard quote ever.

Zora Neale Hurston’s love spells and rituals to get a man.

Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby adapted as an opera.

An essential postmodern reading list.

from here.

The cast of Game Of Thrones in normal clothes.

A supercut of television shows referencing other television shows.

Michael Bay will return to direct Transformers 4, which will be a reboot. Seriously.

Get ready for the Hannibal Lecter TV show.

Jon Hamm drops more hints about the new season of Mad Men.

10 things from the Hunger Games books that the movie(s) probably can’t pull off.

Billy Bob Thornton is making a road trip movie about his marriage to Angelina Jolie.

Gael Garcia Bernal is the Zorro of the post-apocalyptic future.

Author Kevin J. Anderson will novelize Rush’s new album.

Crystals may be possible in time as well as space.

Butterflies light the way to better thermal imaging.

The stupid things you do online (and how to fix them).

They know now at what time of day that you’re most likely to get an infection.

The inside story of climate scientists under siege.

Phonemes probably can’t reveal the ancient origins of language after all.

Do you think you could have passed Thomas Edison’s job interview test?

Cats as fonts.

Second graders take a field trip to a parking garage.

How to tie your shoes (Hint: you’ve been doing it wrong for a while now).

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Previous online reading material:

02/13/12.

02/06/12.

01/30/12.

12/27/11.

12/19/11.