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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 05/06/2013:

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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:

Everyone Can Learn To Ride Bicycle by Chris Raschka

A very special friendship.

Jackie And Me: A Very Special Friendship by Tania Grossinger and illustrated by Charles George Esperanza

I Love Ewe: An Ode To Animal Moms by Aaron Zenz

Hug A Bull: An Ode To Animal Dads by Aaron Zenz

And tigers sleep very well.

Sleep Like A Tiger by Mary Logue and illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski

Mary Wrightly, So Politely by Shirin Yim Bridges and illustrated by Maria Monescillo

I Am Cat by Jackie Morris

Everyone Sleeps by Marcellus Hall

This looks like a happy penguin.

Penguin On Vacation by Salina Yoon

Again! by Emily Gravett

The Pet Project: Cute And Cuddly Vicious Verses by Lisa Wheeler and illustrated by Zachariah Ohora

Which came first? The wall or the... nevermind.

The Chickens Build A Wall by Jean-Francois Dumont

FICTION:

All My Noble Dreams And Then What Happens by Gloria Whelan

My Life As A Cartoonist by Jane Tashjian and illustrated by Jake Tashjian

The Terrible Thing That Happened To Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne

The basket of vines.

The Vine Basket by Josanne La Valley

Splendors And Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

The Odd Squad: Bully Bait by Michael Fry

Spy Camp by Stuart Gibbs

Hide and seek!

Hide And Seek by Kate Messner

Dodsworth In Tokyo written and illustrated by Tim Egan

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Geeks, girls, and secret identities!

Geeks, Girls, And Secret Identities by Mike Jung and illustrated by Mike Maihack

NON-FICTION:

And The Winner Is… – Amazing Animal Athletes by Etta Kaner and illustrated by David Anderson

Martin Luther King, Jr. by Kitson Jazynka

Korean Children’s Favorite Stories by Kim So-un and illustrated by Jeong Kyoung-Sim

I Wish I Knew That: U. S. Presidents – Cool Stuff You Need To Know, edited by Patricia A. Halbert

The absolutely true tale.

Witches! – The Absolutely True Tale Of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer

Coral Reefs by Seymour Simon

Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? – The Story Of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

Revolutionary Friends: General George Washington And The Marquis de Lafayette by Selene Castrovilla and illustrated by Drazen Kozjan

You and the dinosaurs and the bats of all shapes and sizes.

Dinosaurs And Me by Marie Greenwood

Bats: Biggest! Littlest! by Sandra Markle

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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:

04/29/13.

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

02/28/13.

And for Young Adults:

04/18/13.

02/06/13.

12/28/12.

12/05/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

04/24/13.

03/27/13.

03/04/13.

02/08/13.

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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.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 02/08/2013:

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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:

About A Bear by Holly Surplice

Blast off!

Mousetronaut by Mark Kelly and illustrated by C. F. Payne

Bears and dogs.

Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman

Harry Goes To Dog School by Scott Menchin

Homer by Elisha Cooper

Jo MacDonald Had A Garden by Mary Quattlebaum and illustrated by Laura J. Bryant

Good Luck Baby Owls by Giles Milton and illustrated by Alexandra Milton

Grammy Lamby And The Secret Handshake by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise

Bears In Beds by Shirley Parenteau and illustrated by David Walker

Such a good question.

What Will You Be, Grandma? by Nanette Newman and illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark

FICTION:

Ten Good And Bad Things About My Life (So Far) by Ann M. Martin

Captain Awesome Takes A Dive by Stan Kirby and illustrated by George O’Connor

Captain Awesome returns!

Captain Awesome And The New Kid by Stan Kirby and illustrated by George O’Connor

Captain Awesome Vs. Nacho Cheese Man by Stan Kirby and illustrated by George O’Connor

Cam Jansen And The Graduation Day Mystery by David A. Adler and illustrated by Joy Allen

A star is born.

The Cruisers: A Star Is Born by Walter Dean Myers

Kizzy and Shag.

Kizzy Ann Stamps by Jeri Watts

NON-FICTION:

Healthy Habits: Eat & Drink by Sue Barraclough

Healthy Eating by Megan Borgert-Spaniol

Get Healthy: Eat Well by Sarah Tieck

All men are created equal.

I Have A Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr. and illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Mystery Math: A First Book Of Algebra by David A. Adler and illustrated by Edward Miller

Music Of Their Hooves: Poems About Horses by Nancy Springer and illustrated by Sandy Rabinowitz

The mystery of art.

13 Art Mysteries Children Should Know by Angela Wenzel

Boys Who Rocked The World: Heroes From King Tut To Bruce Lee by Michelle Roehm McCann

Who Am I? – How Your Brain, Genes And Body Work Together To Make You You by Richard Walker

Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story From Afghanistan by Jeanette Winter

I, Galileo by Bonnie Christensen

Cowboys: Voices In The Western Wind by David L. Harrison and illustrated by Dan Burr

Come explore the Dewey Decimal System with us.

Do You Know Dewey? – Exploring The Dewey Decimal System by Brian P. Cleary and illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Hands Around The Library: Protecting Egypt’s Treasured Books by Susan L. Roth and Karen Leggett Abouraya, with collages by Susan L. Roth

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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.

And for Young Adults:

02/06/13.

12/28/12.

12/05/12.

08/17/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

12/22/12.

11/29/12.

11/15/12.

10/29/12.

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.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 02/23/2012:

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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:

My Uncle Martin’s Words For America: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece Tells How He Made A Difference by Angela Farris Watkins and illustrated by Eric Velasquez

A wonderful memoir in pictures of MLK’s life, as told by his niece, who shares her uncle’s positive message about how there’s a place for everyone in this world, living life side by side. This is a great book for younger readers, and is very informative, and the pictures in it are very realistic and warm. Highly recommended.

Caves And Caverns by Gail Gibbons

Dinosailors by Deb Lund and illustrated by Howard Fine

Press Here by Hervé Tullet

There’s a button and they’re just daring you to touch it. How can you resist that?

Emma’s Poem: The Voice Of The Statue Of Liberty by Linda Glaser and illustrated by Claire A. Nivola

A very nice book about the life of Emma Lazarus and her famous sonnet, “The New Colossus,” which is engraved in bronze on the Statue of Liberty. You may not realize you know it, but it’s the poem that includes the words: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This is a good read for younger readers, and especially ideal for helping them to understand what the American Dream is about.

What Color Is My World?: The Lost History Of African-American Inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld and illustrated by Ben Boos and A. G. Ford

The Astonishing Secret Of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon and illustrated by Jake Parker

Peeny Butter Fudge by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison and illustrated by Joe Cepeda

When The Shadbush Blooms by Carla Messinger with Susan Katz and illustrated by David Kanietakeron Fadden

We March by Shane W. Evans

FICTION:

How Not To Run For President by Catherine Clark

Sarah, Plain And Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

The Case Of The Deadly Desperadoes by Caroline Lawrence

How To Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier

A very entertaining and funny novel about a word full of fairies, who are there to hinder humans doing the most mundane of tasks, and one girl’s attempt to do as the title suggests, and ditch her own personal fairy. Check out an excerpt. The paperback version’s cover, seen below, is also pretty funny, and fitting to the story.

NON-FICTION:

Black Pioneers: An Untold Story by William Loren Katz

Isaac Newton: The Scientist Who Changed Everything by Philip Steele

Twist It Up: More Than 60 Delicious Recipes From An Inspiring Young Chef by Jack Witherspoon and Lisa Witherspoon, with photographs by Sheri Giblin

This 11 year old chef has spent half his life battling leukemia, and now has his own cookbook. His story is an incredibly inspiring one, and the recipes are all extremely good and kid-friendly. You can catch a preview below as young chef Jack Witherspoon makes baked ziti:

Stokely Carmichael: The Story Of Black Power by Jacqueline Johnson

The Best Of Times: Math Strategies That Multiply by Greg Tang and illustrated by Harry Briggs

My People by Langston Hughes and illustrated by Charles R. Smith, jr.

African American Military Heroes by Jim Haskins

Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa and illustrated by Ed Young

Tornadoes! by Gail Gibbons

Heart And Soul: The Story Of America And African Americans by Kadir Nelson

The Civil Rights Movement: An Interactive History Adventure by Heather Adamson

Citizen Scientists: Be A Part Of Scientific Discovery From Your Own Backyard by Loree Griffin Burns, with photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz

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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:

02/16/12.

01/28/12.

New and Featured DVDs for 12/30/11:

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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:

The Other Guys

Takers

The Box 

2009, directed by Richard Kelly. Based on a short story by the brilliant writer, Richard Matheson, who was responsible for a lot of great, classic episodes of The Twilight Zone, and in fact Matheson’s original story that this movie is based on, “Button, Button” was previously adapted into an episode of the newer version of The Twilight Zone in the 80s.  The film stars Cameron Diaz, Frank Langhella, and James Marsden, and looks a little silly, but also fun. I really enjoyed Richard Kelly’s first film, Donnie Darko, but didn’t care much for his follow up film, Southland tales, so I’m really curious how this will turn out. Check out the trailer below:

The Kids Are All Right

Hopscotch

The Conspirator

Absolutely Fabulous: Complete Series 1

Videodrome

The King’s Speech

2010, directed by Tom Hooper. This movie was the big winner at last year’s Oscars, taking home the Best Picture prize, as well as Best Director for Hooper, Best Screenplay for David Seidler, and Best Actor for Colin Firth, who plays King George VI.

Broadcast News

1987, directed by James L. Brooks. Starring Holly Hunter, Albert Brooks, and William Hurt. This is one of the best and smartest romantic comedies that I’ve ever seen and I really wish that they still made movies like this.

2001: A Space Odyssey

Joe Versus The Volcano

In The Mood For Love

2000, directed by Wong Kar-wai and starring the ever glamorous Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung. I’ve got to warn you: This is one of my favorite movies of all time and I will hype it endlessly. Set in Hong Kong in 1962, it’s the story of a man and a woman who become neighbors and friends and not long after realize that they’re spouses are having an affair together. They develop a longing and an affection for each other but refuse to give in to the same temptation that their married partners succumbed to. The plot sounds horribly sad, but it’s also beautiful, and much credit is owed to cinematographer Christopher Doyle’s visuals. You could literally take any frame from this film and hang it on your wall as art.

NON-FICTION:

Guns, Germs, And Steel

March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed The World And More Stories About African American History

Grizzly Man

Soundtrack For A Revolution

The September Issue

Ken Burn’s Prohibition

This 2011 television documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick has been highly anticipated amongst several of our library patrons so I hope that everyone gets a chance to look at it. It apparently draws very heavily from a book by Daniel Okrent called Last Call: The Rise And Fall Of Prohibition, which we also have. Check out the trailer below:

Life After People

Doomsday 2012: The End Of Days

America: The Story Of Us

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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 books:

12/27/11.

12/23/11.

12/19/11.

12/17/11.

12/16/11.

12/15/11.