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New and Featured DVDs for 12/17/13:

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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:

Flight

War Horse

Midnight In Paris

The Ice Storm

Creature From The Black Lagoon

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

...and by each crime and every kindness we birth our future.

Cloud Atlas

Sherlock, season 2

Howl’s Moving Castle

Pain & Gain

The Neverending Story

The Stepford Wives

Oblivion

Certified Copy

The closer you look, the less you will see.

Now You See Me

The Squid And The Whale

Django Unchained

Ted

The Flowers Of War

The Shining

They are taking adventure to new lengths...

Tangled

The Black Hole

It

Take Shelter

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Side Effects

Rango

Downton Abbey, season 3

Godzilla

Hereafter

No one cared who I was until I put on the mask...

The Dark Knight Rises

The Rock

My Fair Lady

Tiny Furniture

Identity Thief

NON-FICTION:

Afraid Of The Dark

The Creation Of The Computer

A film by Sarah Polley.

Stories We Tell

Thomas Jefferson

Jesse James

Brain Games

Jesus Camp

The 500 year legacy that shaped a nation.

Latino Americans

Houdini

Herod’s Lost Tomb

A Martin Scorsese picture.

Bob Dylan: No Direction Home

Yoga For Beginners With Desi Bartlett

Yoga For Weight Loss

Dance Off The Inches: Hip Hop Party

10 Minute Solution: Fat Blasting Dance Mix

Secrets Of Body Language

The Science Of Sex Appeal

The future is now!

What Will The Future Be Like?

The Fabric Of The Cosmos

The Medal Of Honor: The Stories Of Our Nation’s Most Celebrated Heroes

Wyatt Earp

Wanted: Billy The Kid, Dead Or Alive

Guns: The Evolution Of Firearms

Creativity can solve anything.

Art & Copy

Harlan Ellison: Dreams With Sharp Teeth

Bully

A Place At The Table

Mythbusters, Collection 2

American Teacher

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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:

10/31/13.

10/24/13.

10/05/12.

06/28/12.

Previous New/Featured books:

11/12/2013.

10/25/13.

10/23/13.

10/21/13.

New and Featured DVDs for 10/31/13:

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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 Visitor

Conspiracy Theory

Spartacus

Annie Hall

Heart And Souls

An Alexander Korda film.

That Hamilton Woman

Blade

Twister

Mixed Nuts

Contact

Semper fi!

Jarhead

The Thing

NON-FICTION:

Black Gold: The Story Of Oil

The war on drugs has never been about drugs.

The House I Live In

Amazing Planet: Explosive Earth

Television: Window To The World

Alexander Graham Bell & The Telephone

George Carlin!

George Carlin: It’s Bad For Ya

Patton Oswalt: No Reason To Complain

Dave Chappelle: For What It’s Worth

Louis C. K.: Chewed Up

The historic first live concert performance.

Richard Pryor: Live In Concert

Rem Koolhaas: A Kind Of Architect

We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks

Salem Witch Trials

Master of lightning!

Tesla: Master Of Lightning

Deliver Us From Evil

Jesus: The Lost 40 Days

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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:

10/24/13.

10/05/12.

06/28/12.

06/07/12.

Previous New/Featured books:

10/30/13.

10/25/13.

10/23/13.

10/21/13.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 06/19/2013:

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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:

Tiptoe Joe by Ginger Foglesong Gibson and illustrated by Laura Rankin

Lego Man In Space: A True Story by Mara Shaughnessy

Happy birthday!

My Lucky Birthday by Keiko Kasza

A Special Gift For Granny by Jean Craighead George and illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

Are The Dinosaurs Dead, Dad? by Julie Middleton and illustrated by Russell Ayto

Treehouse!

House Held Up By Trees by Ted Kooser and illustrated by Jon Klassen

FICTION:

Alvin Ho: Allergic To Babies, Burglars, And Other Bumps In The Night by Lenore Look and illustrated by Leuyen Pham

Here comes the monster.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd

Princess Academy: Palace Of Stone by Shannon Hale

The Planet Thieves by Dan Krokos

Its her party and she will be mean if she wants to.

The Meanest Birthday Girl by Josh Schneider

NON-FICTION:

A story of Albert Einstein.

On A Beam Of Light: The Story Of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne and illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky

Extreme Oceans by Seymour Simon

Dangerous habitats.

A Strange Place To Call Home: The World’s Most Dangerous Habitats & The Animals That Call Them Home by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Ed Young

First Big Book Of Space by Catherine D. Hughes and illustrated by David A. Aguilar

The Negro League All-Star game of 1934.

Stars In The Shadows: The Negro League All-Star Game Of 1934 by Charles R. Smith Jr. and illustrated by Frank Morrison

Crocodile Hunters! – And More True Stories Of Adventures With Animals by Brady Barr with Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

How To Negotiate Everything by David Spellman with Lisa Lutz and illustrated by Jaime Temairik

What the Hubble telescope saw.

Space, Stars, And The Beginning Of Time: What The Hubble Telescope Saw by Elaine Scott

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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:

06/18/13.

06/06/13.

05/31/13.

05/28/13.

And for Young Adults:

06/05/13.

05/08/13.

04/18/13.

02/06/13.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

06/18/13.

05/21/13.

05/06/13.

04/24/13.

 

 

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 05/21/2013:

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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:

If You Want To See A Whale by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Erin E. Stead

Meow.

How To Be A Cat by Nikki McClure

What Animals Really Like by Fiona Robinson

Growing oatmeal!

Tales For Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider

Meet Me At The Moon by Gianna Marino

When Georgia O'Keeffe painted what she pleased.

Georgia In Hawaii: When Georgia O’Keeffe Painted What She Pleased by Amy Novesky and illustrated by Yuyi Morales

Saturday With Daddy by Dan Andreasen

Can I Bring Woolly To The Library, Ms. Reeder? by Lois G. Grambling and illustrated by Judy Love

...he probably does not taste that great.

Don’t Eat The Baby! by Amy Young

FICTION:

Killer Koalas From Outer Space And Lots Of Other Very Bad Stuff That Will Make Your Brain Explode by Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton

Island Of Thieves by Josh Lacey

The last musketeer!

The Last Musketeer by Stuart Gibbs

NON-FICTION:

Out Of This World: All The Cool Stuff About Space You Want To Know by Clive Gifford

She Sang Promise: The Story Of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader by Jan Godown Annino and illustrated by Lisa Desimini

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Presidential Pets: The Weird, Wacky, Little, Big, Scary, Strange Animals That Have Lived In The White House by Julia Moberg and illustrated by Jeff Albrecht Studios

Icky facts that will test your gross-out factor.

That’s Gross! – Icky Facts That Will Test Your Gross-Out Factor by Crispin Boyer

Treasure Of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories Of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters by Donna Jo Napoli and illustrated by Christina Balit

The Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever by Don Lessem and illustrated by Franco Tempesta

The edition for young readers.

How To Read Literature Like A Professor – For Kids by Thomas C. Foster

Ponies by Laura Marsh

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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:

05/09/13.

04/29/13.

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

And for Young Adults:

05/08/13.

04/18/13.

02/06/13.

12/28/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

05/06/13.

04/24/13.

03/27/13.

03/04/13.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 04/24/2013:

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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:

Barnaby The Bedbug Detective by Catherine Stier and illustrated by Karen Sapp

Nora’s Chicks by Patricia MacLachlan and illustrated by Kathryn Brown

Tea Rex by Molly Idle

Are you afraid of the dark?

The Dark by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Jon Klassen

The Apple And The Butterfly by Lela and Enzo Mari

A book about bereavement.

Missing Mommy by Rebecca Cobb

In The Tree House by Andrew Larsen and illustrated by  Dušan Petričić

Thank You Mama by Kate Banks and illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska

The Boy And The Airplane by Mark Pett

Ball!

Ball by Mary Sullivan

Bluebird by Bob Staake

Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown

A game of basketball and imagination!

H.O.R.S.E. – A Game Of Basketball And Imagination by Christopher Myers

FICTION:

Captain Awesome And The Ultimate Spelling Bee by Stan Kirby and illustrated by George O’Connor

I love the cover to this book.

Zebra Forest by Adina Rishe Gewirtz

P. K. Pinkerton And The Petrified Man by Caroline Lawrence

Horrible Harry And The Stolen Cookie by Suzy Kline and illustrated by Amy Wummer

The Sasquatch Escape by Suzanne Selfors and illustrated by Dan Santat

NON-FICTION:

The Plant Hunters: True Stories Of Their Daring Adventures To The Far Corners Of The Earth by Anita Silvey

I, too, am America!

I, Too, Am America by Langston Hughes and illustrated by Bryan Collier

Poems To Learn By Heart, edited by Caroline Kennedy with paintings by Jon J. Muth

Grandma And The Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale, retold by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and illustrated by Susy Pilgrim Waters

A Place For Turtles by Melissa Stewart and illustrated by Higgins Bond

Barbed wire baseball!

Barbed Wire Baseball by Marissa Moss and illustrated by Yuko Shimizu

Louisa May’s Battle: How The Civil War Led To Little Women by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Carlyn Beccia

The truth about the most dangerous creatures on Earth!

Deadly! The Truth About The Most Dangerous Creatures On Earth by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Neal Layton

Monkeys by Anne Schreiber

Shimmer & Splash: The Sparkling World Of Sea Life by Jim Arnosky

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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:

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

02/28/13.

02/07/13.

And for Young Adults:

04/18/13.

02/06/13.

12/28/12.

12/05/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

03/27/13.

03/04/13.

02/08/13.

12/22/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 11/15/2012:

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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:

Art 123 by Stefano Zuffi

Say What? by Angela DiTerlizzi and illustrated by Joey Chou

I Want My Mom! – A Little Princess Story by Tony Ross

Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle and illustrated by Mike Gordon

Infinity And Me by Kate Hosford and illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska

I’m Not Sleepy! by Jane Chapman

ABCers by Carole Lexa Schaefer and illustrated by Pierr Morgan

Christmastime by Alison Jay

Hello! Hello! by Matthew Cordell

The Case Of The Incapcitated Capitals by Robin Pulver and illustrated by Lynn Rowe Reed

Charlie And The Christmas Kitty by Ree Drummond and illustrated by Diane deGroat

FICTION:

Secrets Of Shakespeare’s Grave by Deron R. Hicks and illustrated by Mark Edward Greyer

Amber Brown Is Tickled Pink by Bruce Coville and Elizabeth Levy and illustrated by Tony Ross

It’s The First Day Of School… Forever! by R. L. Stine

Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot by Anna Branford and illustrated by Elanna Allen

Cheesie Mack Is Cool In A Duel by Steve Cotler and illustrated by Adam McCauley

The Wondrous Journals Of Dr. Wendell Wellington Wiggins by Lesley M. M. Blume and illustrated by David Foote

Ghoulfriends Forever by Gitty Daneshvari

STAT: Home Court by Amar’e Stoudemire

NON-FICTION:

Hand In Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

Look! – Really Smart Art by Gillian Wolfe

Red-Yellow-Blue: Colors In Art by Silke Vry

Awesome Autumn: All Kinds Of Fall Facts And Fun by Bruce Goldstone

Zora! – The Life Of Zora Neale Huston by Dennis Brindell Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin

Animal Encyclopedia: 2,500 Animals With Photos, Maps, And More! by Lucy Spelman

The Adventures Of Mark Twain By Huckleberry Finn by Robert Burleigh and illustrated by Barry Blitt

Red Bird Sings: The Story Of Zitkala-Ša, Native American Author, Musician, And Activist, adapted by Gina Capaldi and Q. L. Pearce and illustrated by Gina Capaldi

The First Pup: The Real Story Of How Bog Got To The White House by Bob Staake

Eat Right: Your Guide To Maintaining A Healthy Diet by Allyson Valentino Schrier

Meet Me At The Art Museum: A Whimsical Look Behind The Scenes by David Goldin

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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:

11/01/12.

10/19/12.

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

And for Young Adults:

08/17/12.

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

10/29/12.

10/18/12.

08/07/12.

07/25/12.

07/13/12.

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.

New and Featured DVDs for 06/28/12:

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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:

Windtalkers

The Messenger

The Right Stuff

All The President’s Men

I Am Legend

Blow Out

The American

Outland

Army Of Darkness

The Bone Collector

Funny Games

Definitely, Maybe

Insidious

Apollo 13

Top Dog

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

State Of Play

The Bedroom Window

NON-FICTION:

Get Fit With Belly Dance!

The Pill

Beijing 2008 Highlights: The Games Of The XXIX Olympiad

Michael Phelps: The Inside Story Of The Beijing Games

Restrepo

In The Womb

Walt Whitman

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Please note that DVDs 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 DVDs:

06/07/12.

03/15/12.

02/14/12.

02/07/12.

12/30/11.

Previous New/Featured books:

06/14/12.

04/19/12.

04/11/12.

04/04/12.

03/29/12.

New and Featured Books for 06/27/2012:

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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:

Warlord: An Alex Hawke Novel by Ted Bell

A Touch Of Dead – Sookie Stackhouse: The Complete Stories by Charlaine Harris

Dead In The Family by Charlaine Harris

The Risk Agent by Ridley Pearson

A Fatal Debt by John Gapper

This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Naked Heat by “Richard Castle”

Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich

Prey by Linda Howard

Batman: Detective Comics, volume 1: Faces Of Death, written and illustrated by Tony S. Daniel

Hunt The Wolf: A SEAL Team Six Novel by Don Mann with Ralph Pezzullo

The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

NON-FICTION:

Broken Promises: How The AIDS Establishment Has Betrayed The Developing World by Edward C. Green

Kill Or Capture: The War On Terror And The Soul Of The Obama Presidency by Daniel Klaidman

Democrips And Rebloodicans: No More Gangs In Government by Jesse Venture with Dick Russell

Little America: The War Within The War For Afghanistan by Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Cemetery John: The Undiscovered Mastermind Of The Lindbergh Kidnapping by Robert Zorn

Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government’s Stranglehold On America by Matt Kibbe

Inside China, edited by Rebecca Lescaze

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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:

06/14/12.

06/07/12.

05/31/12.

05/01/12.

04/26/12.

04/19/12.

Reading material for 04/09/12:

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Some reading material from around the internet…

RIP Mike Wallace.

RIP Thomas Kinkade.

There are many health hazards lurking in your kitchen.

Men suffer from eating disorders now more than ever.

Is it a bad idea to get an extension on your taxes?

Controversy deepens over pesticides, bee collapse.

Could a nickname get you ahead?

Zombie chocolate bunnies and undead Easter eggs.

Please don’t forget that this is National Library Week! We hope to see you this week, and that you’ll celebrate with us.

Online searches for future linked to economic success.

You can now text instructions to your espresso machine.

How NASA envisioned their exploration of Mars.

Children perceive humanoid robots as emotional, moral beings.

Scientists develop ultra thin solar cells.

What ever happened to the American arcade?

Actor who could never escape their biggest roles.

New horror movie from Joss Whedon is classic horror with a twist.

The creator of The Wire is annoyed with how much you love The Wire.

Gary Ross leaves The Hunger Games franchise.

The documentary Bully has finally received a PG-13 rating.

In defense of podcasts (even if they don’t make money).

The other titles that Stanley Kubrick considered for Dr. Strangelove.

Hitchcock’s Rear Window edited into a single time lapse shot.

The 2012 Hugo Award nominees have been announced.

An interview with Jonah Lehrer about creativity.

Do people with e-book readers actually read more?

10 crazy and unusual book designs.

An archive of book designs and designers, and its blog.

David Foster Wallace writes to Don Delillo.

An interview with Ruth Rendell.

A video interview with William Gibson.

Practical writing advice from C. S. Lewis.

Odd stories behind authors’ nom de plumes.

Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Carter Of Mars.

The mystery of glow in the dark Civil War soldiers.

Take a creepy tour of an abandoned Soviet monument in Bulgaria.

6 Easter traditions you might not know.

There are a lot of cellphones in India and too few toilets.

Liquid body armor.

An important question to ask at the start of your next job interview.

Travel tips from the Harlem Globetrotters.

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Previous online reading material:

04/02/12.

03/26/12.

03/12/12.

03/05/12.

02/27/12.

New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 03/06/2012:

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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 Young Adults added to our library collection…

FICTION:

Goddess Of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney

Gyakushu! vol. 1, written and illustrated by Dan Hipp

Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods

Historical fiction about how Hurricane Katrina effects an 11 year old boy, dealing with the struggles of evacuation and the strength of a people determined to survive in their city. The review from Kirkus Reviews sums it up nicely: “A small gem that sparkles with hope, resilience and the Crescent City’s unique, jazz-infused spirit.”

Hooked by Catherine Greenman

The River by Gary Paulsen

Girl Parts by John M. Cusick

Flawless by Sara Shepard

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Nation by Terry Pratchett

Re-Gifters by Mike Carey and illustrated by Sonny Liew and Marc Hempel

Saving Zoë by Alyson Noël

Angry Management by Chris Crutcher

What They Found: Love On 145th Street by Walter Dean Myers

The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

An Abundance Of Katherines by John Green

Another novel from author and vlogger, John Green, and his second book. As I’ve said before, Green is extremely popular with our young adult (and adult) readers, and it’s not hard to understand why when you read one of his books. They’re sweet, but they’re quirky and unique, and they’re smart, and the characters are memorable, especially the characters in this book, which is about a boy with an affinity for girls with the name Katherine, and his friend who accompanies him on a road trip. Check out reviews for the novel done by The Young Folks and The New York Times.

My Boyfriend Is A Monster, vol. 1: I Love Him To Pieces by Evonne Tsang and illustrated by Janina Görrissen

Great tagline: “Can love survive the zombie apocalypse?” This is a fun graphic novel. It’s boy meets girl, and of course they come from two different worlds: she’s a jock, and he’s a nerd. And then the zombie outbreak happens. It’s got horror, romance, and the art by Janina Görrissen is just wonderful. Here’s a review from The Ninja Librarian.

NON-FICTION:

Web Design For Teens by Maneesh Sethi

The Brave Escape Of Edith Wharton by Connie Nordheilm Wooldridge

A fine biography of Edith Wharton, author of books like Ethan Frome and The House Of Mirth, who was born into a priveleged, wealthy New York City family during the Gilded Age, and her escape into a more creative life. Connie Nordheilm Wooldridge‘s book is very interesting in that it focuses much more on the life of Wharton, rather than her works, which makes it very insightful for anyone who’s read her books or is looking to discover them. Check out The New York Times‘ review.

Cool Tech: Gadgets, Games, Robots, And The Digital World by Clive Gifford, with consulting by Mike Goldsmith

How Cool Is This? An Up-Close Inside Look At How Things Work

Tattoos And Secret Societies by Jason Porterfield

The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone On The Media by Brooke Gladstone and illustrated by Josh Neufeld

Brooke Gladstone is a journalist and media analyst, and an expert on trends in the media, and she hosts NPR’s On The Media. She has called this book, a graphic novel illustrated by cartoonist Josh Neufeld to be a “a treatise on the relationship between us and the news media,” and the story utilizes an illustrated version of Gladstone herself taking the reader through the history of the American press. It is a very interesting book. You can find reviews at Slate and NPR, and an interview with Gladstone at Newsarama. Check out the trailer below:

Wild At Heart: The Story Of Joy Adamson, Author Of Born Free by Anne E. Neimark

Come Back To Afghanistan: A California Teenager’s Story by Said Hyder Akbar

The Big Idea Science Book: The Incredible Concepts That Show How Science Works In The World

Georgia O’Keeffe: The “Widenss And Wonder” Of Her World by Beverly Gherman

Wheels Of Change: How Women Rode The Bicycle To Freedom (With A Few Flat Tires Along The Way) by Sue Macy

Very interesting. Features a brief memoir section of author Sue Macy‘s childhood reminiscences of bicycle riding and then moves into a very informative history of the bicycle and how women were able to use it as innovative technology to cycle out of repressive conditions in the past and closer to independence. There’s also a nice foreword by Leah Missback Day, the founder of World Bicycle Relief. Check out reviews from Booklist and Read Kiddo Read.

Pre-Algebra And Algebra Smarts! by Lucille Caron and Philip M. St. Jacques

Celebrating A Quinceanera: A Latina’s 15th Birthday Celebration by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith and with photographs by Lawrence Migdale

Tricky Mindtrap Puzzles: Challenges The Way You Think & See by Detective Shadow

Raggin’ Jazzin’ Rockin’: A History Of American Musical Instrument Makers by Susan VanHecke

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