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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 03/04/2013:

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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:

Big Mean Mike by Michelle Knudsen and illustrated by Scott Magoon

Bat And Rat by Patrick Jennings and illustrated by Matthew Cordell

The Dead Family Diaz by P. J. Bracegirdle and illustrated by Poly Bernatene

Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein

Let us go there.

The Other Side Of Town by Jon Agee

Ballerina Rosie by Sarah Ferguson and illustrated by Diane Goode

Olivia And The Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer

Splat Says Thank You! by Rob Scotton

Quack!

Duck Says Don’t! by Alison Ritchie and Hannah George

These Seas Count by Alison Formento and illustrated by Sarah Snow

FICTION:

The interstellar time warp!

Jacob Wonderbar And The Interstellar Time Warp by Nathan Bransford and illustrated by C. S. Jennings

The Prairie Thief  by Melissa Wiley and illustrated by Erwin Madrid

Mallory McDonald, Super Snoop by Laurie Friedman and illustrated by Jennifer Kalis

Lulu and the dog from the sea.

Lulu And The Dog From The Sea by Hilary McKay and illustrated by Priscilla Lamont

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys return!

Nancy Drew Diaries, Book 1: Curse Of The Arctic Star by Carolyn Keene

Hardy Boys Adventures, Book 1: Secret Of The Red Arrow by Franklin W. Dixon

Hardy Boys Adventures, Book 2: Mystery Of The Phantom Heist by Franklin W. Dixon

Destiny Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice

Hold Fast by Blue Balliett

NON-FICTION:

The Human Body Factory by Dan Green and illustrated by Edmond Davis

When Thunder Comes: Poems For Civil Rights Leaders by J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Jim Burke, R. Gregory Christie, Tonya Engel, John Parra, and Meilo So

Puffling Patrol by Ted Lewin and Betsy Lewin

Food and paper!

The Life Cycle Of Paper by Meredith Costain

Where Does Our Food Come From? by Debra Stilwell

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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:

02/08/13.

12/22/12.

11/29/12.

11/15/12.

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New and Featured DVDs for 03/15/12:

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

FICTION:

Sunset Boulevard

The Trip

2010, directed by Michael Winterbottom. A compilation film from a short British television series featuring comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing fictionalized versions of themselves, as friends and rivals, on a road trip to review restaurants in the north of England. But it’s about so much more than that. And it’s hilarious. Check out the trailer below:

And if that’s not enough for you, go to YouTube and check out the clip of Coogan and Brydon’s compete Michael Caine impressions.

Stop-Loss

The Last Starfighter

Vantage Point

To Sir, With Love

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 1

and

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Splice

Where The Wild Things Are

Julius Caesar

1953, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

L’Avventura

Under The Mountain

The Town

The Hidden Fortress

1958, directed by Akira Kurosawa

The first Star Wars movie, A New Hope, was based on this film as a primary influence. But beyond that, this is another great film from Kurosawa, and another great release from the Criterion Collection.

Cousins

Synecdoche, New York

2008, directed by Charlie Kaufman. This is a personal favorite of mine, and partly because of that, I can’t say too much about it. It’s not a film for everyone, mostly because it’s a very difficult movie, with a lot of meanings on a lot of levels. Phillip Seymour Hoffman gives the performance of his career as a playwright trying to capture the sadness and infinitely mundane aspects of every day life in a new work that seems to be growing more and more epic (that’s putting it lightly) with each passing moment. I know that’s a very vague plot description, and I apologize. I’ll just put it this way: This is one of the bleakest and most depressing movies I’ve ever seen in my life, but it’s also one of the best films I’ve ever seen, and one of the most uplifting. Check out Roger Ebert’s review and an interview with writer/director Charlie Kaufman.

NON-FICTION:

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise And Fall Of Jack Johnson

How Art Made The World

F For Fake

1975, directed by Orson Welles. This is the last major film by Welles, and it’s partially a documentary, focusing on the life of art forger Elmyr de Hory, and partially an essay work, dealing with the ideas of authorship and authenticity, and the value of art. This is a truly enchanting work, and for proof of that, check out the film’s introduction:

Mysteries Of The Garden Of Eden

Secret Origin: The Story Of DC Comics

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Please note that DVDs 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 DVDs:

02/14/12.

02/07/12.

12/30/11.

Previous New/Featured books:

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.