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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 06/18/2013:

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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:

Biscuit In The Garden by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and illustrated by Pat Schories

Alien!

The Boy Who Cried Alien by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Brian Biggs

Amelia Bedelia’s First Vote by Herman Parish and illustrated by Lynne Avril

Someone’s Sleepy by Deborah Lee Rose and illustrated by Dan Andreasen

The Three Little Pigs And The Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague

Lily in the Library.

Library Lily by Gillian Shields and illustreated by Francesca Chessa

If All The Animals Came Inside by Eric Pinder and illustrated by Marc Brown

Hooray For Bread by Allan Ahlberg and Bruce Ingman

Spaghetti!

Tyler Makes Spaghetti! by Tyler Florence and illustrated by Craig Frazier

Giant Dance Party by Betsy Bird and illustrated by Brandon Dorman

Reading, finding, helping!

Check It Out! – Reading, Finding, Helping by Patricia Hubbell and illustrated by Nancy Speir

FICTION:

Better To Wish by Ann M. Martin

The Watcher In The Shadows by Chris Moriarty

This looks pretty epic.

Loki’s Wolves by K. L. Armstrong and M. A. Marr

Oblivion by Anthony Horowitz

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang And The Race Against Time by Frank Cottrell Boyce and ilustrated by Joe Berger

Hurricane Dancers: The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck by Margarita Engle

Mystery of the midnight rider!

Nancy Drew Diaries: Mystery Of The Midnight Rider by Carolyn Keene

Heroes!

The Hero’s Guide To Storming The Castle by Christopher Healy

Pi In The Sky by Wendy Mass

No Ordinary Day by Deborah Ellis

The Great Dog Disaster by Katie Davies

Below by Meg McKinlay

NON-FICTION:

Unusual Creatures: A Mostly Accurate Account Of Some of Earth’s Strangest Animals by Michael Hearst

The greatest in the world!

Harry Houdini: The Legend Of The World’s Greatest Escape Artist by Janice Weaver and illustrated by Chris Lane

Let’s Build A Playground by Michael J. Rosen, with photographs by Ellen Kelson and Jennifer Cecil

Grow Your Own Ingredients: Pasta Sauce! – A Step-By-Step Kids Gardening And Cookbook by Cassie Liversidge

Blizzard Of Glass: The Halifax Explosion Of 1917 by Sally M. Walker

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Stripes Of All Types by Susan Stockdale

Cowboy Up! – Ride The Navajo Rodeo by Nancy Bo Flood with photography by Jan Sonnenmair

Saving moon bears.

Jasper’s Story: Saving Moon Bears by Jill Robinson and Marc Bekoff and illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen

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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:

05/21/13.

05/06/13.

04/24/13.

03/27/13.

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New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 04/18/2013:

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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 Young Adults added to our library collection…

FICTION:

Full Moon Kisses by Ellen Schreiber

The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

A Virals novel.

Code: A Virals Novel by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs

Neferet’s Curse: A House Of Night Novella by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Dance Of Shadows by Yelena Black

Alpha And Omega: Cry Wolf, vol. 1 by Patricia Briggs, adapted by David Lawrence and illustrated by Todd Herman

Marco Impossible by Hannah Moskowitz

Zombies!

Zom-B by Darren Shan

Zom-B Underground by Darren Shan

Zom-B City by Darren Shan

Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

Lonely hearts

Revenge Of The Girl With The Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg

Mojo by Tim Tharp

Fat Angie by E. E. Charlton-Trujillo

This is what happy looks like.

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

NON-FICTION:

Deadly and dangerous and cute.

Deadly Adorable Animals by Nadia Higgins

Becoming Ben Franklin: How A Candle-Maker’s Son Helped Light The Flame Of Liberty by Russell Freedman

Sirens, jezebels, murderesses, thieves, and other female villains.

Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves & Other Female Villains by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple and illustrated by Rebecca Guay

Financial Aid Smarts: Getting Money For School by Lisa McCormick

Walter Dean Myers: A Biography Of An Award-Winning Urban Fiction Author by Denise M. Jordan

A Daredevil’s Guide To Storm Chasing by Amie Jane Leavitt

Pirates, scoundrels, and scallywags!

Pirates, Scoundrels, And Scallywags by Madeline Donaldson

Che Guevara: You Win Or You Die by Stuart A. Kallen

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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:

04/17/13.

02/28/13.

02/07/13.

01/31/13.

And for Young Adults:

02/06/13.

12/28/12.

12/05/12.

08/17/12.

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 06/21/2012:

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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:

Wild And Woolly Mammoths by Aliki

The Poodle Who Barked At The Wind by Charlotte Zolotow and illustrated by June Otani

Henry & The Buccaneer Bunnies by Carolyn Crimi and illustrated by John Manders

Stretch by Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin

The Perfect Pumpkin Pie by Denys Cazet

Kali’s Song by Jeanette Winter

My Brother Is From Outer Space (The Book Of Proof) by Vivian Ostrow and illustrated by Eric Brace

Small Bear Lost by Martin Waddell and illustrated by Virginia Austin

The Big Storm: A Very Soggy Counting Book by Nancy Tafuri

Strega Nona’s Harvest by Tomie de Paola

Flabby Cat And Slobby Dog by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross

FICTION:

January’s Sparrow by Patricia Polacco

The Dead Man In Indian Creek by Mary Downing Hahn

Safari Journal: The Adventures In Africa Of Carey Monroe by Hudson Talbott

Marooned: The Strange But True Adventures Of Alexander Selkirk, The Real Robinson Crusoe by Robert Kraske and illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker

100 Days And 99 Nights by Alan Madison and illustrated by Julia Denos

Chasing George Washington, adapted by Ronald Kidd, based on a play by Karen Zacarias and Deborah Wicks La Puma with the young playwrights of the Young Playwrights Theater in Washington, D.C. and illustrated by Ard Hoyt

Sixth-Grade Sleepover by Even Bunting

Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol

Encyclopedia Brown Takes The Case by Donald J. Sobol

Encyclopedia Brown: Super Sleuth by Donald J. Sobol

NON-FICTION:

The Secret World Of Walter Anderson by Hester Bass and illustrated by E. B. Lewis

My Backyard Garden by Carol Lerner

The Aquarium Book by George Ancona

An Elephant Never Forgets Its Snorkel: How Animals Survive Without Tools And Gadgets by Lisa Gollin Evans and illustrated by Diane De Groat

How Sweet It Is (And Was): The History Of Candy by Ruth Freeman Swain and illustrated by John O’Brien

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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.

And for Young Adults:

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

06/12/12.

06/05/12.

04/17/12.

03/27/12.

New and Featured Books for 06/14/2012:

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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:

Burning Midnight by Loren D. Estleman

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

Cast On, Kill Off by Maggie Sefton

Flex Mentallo: Man Of Muscle Mystery by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Frank Quitely

Superman: Secret Origin by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Gary Frank

Brightest Day, volume 1 by Geoff Johns by Peter J. Tomasi and illustrated by Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason, Fernando Pasarin, Ardian Syaf, Scott Clark, and Joe Prado

Captain Swing And The Electrical Pirates Of Cindery Island by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Raulo Caceres

Equal Of The Sun by Anita Amirrezvani

KBL: Kill Bin Laden – A Novel Based On True Events by John Weisman

Heat Rises by Richard Castle

Winner Take All by T. Davis Bunn

NON-FICTION:

I Am Intelligent: From Heartbreak To Healing – A Mother And Daughter’s Journey Through Autism by Peyton Goddard and Dianne Goddard with Carol Cujec

Bruce Springstreen And The Promise Of Rock N’ Roll by Marc Dolan

FDR’s Alphabet Soup: New Deal America, 1932 – 1939 by Tonya Bolden

Barack Obama: The Story by David Maraniss

A Nation Of Wusses: How America’s Leaders Lost The Guts To Make Us Great by Ed Rendell

Confront And Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars And Surprising Use Of American Power by David E. Sanger

The Discoveries: Great Breakthroughs In 20th Century Science by Alan Lightman

She Captains: Heroines And Hellions Of The Sea by Joan Druett

Groupon’s Biggest Deals: The Inside Story Of How One Insane Gamble, Tons Of Unbelievable Hype, And Millions Of Wild Deals Made Billions For One Ballsy Joker by Frank Sennett

That Woman: The Life Of Wallis Simpson, Duchess Of Windsor by Anne Sebba

The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie To Everyone – Especially Ourselves by Dan Ariely

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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:

06/07/12.

05/31/12.

05/01/12.

04/26/12.

04/19/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 04/17/2012:

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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:

What Are Little Boys Made Of? by Robert Neubecker

Blackout by John Rocco

A beautifully illustrated picture book about what to do when the lights go out in the big city. Check out this nice review by Rick Moody in The New York Times, and a message from the author and a book trailer on his website.

The Little Brute Family by Russell Hoban and illustrated by Lillian Hoban

The Garden Of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg

Oh, Little Jack by Inga Moore

Titus’ Troublesome Tooth by Linda Jennings and Gwyneth Williamson

Ned And The General: A Less About Deployment by Ron Madison

A Good Night For Freedom by Barbara Olenyik Morrow and illustrated by Leonard Jenkins

Here In Space by David Milgrim

The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle

Camping Day by Patricia Lakin and illustrated by Scott Nash

FICTION:

Castle Of Shadows by Ellen Renner

Ellray Jakes Walks The Plank! by Sally Warner and illustrated by Jamie Harper

The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens Of A Tale by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright, with illustrations by Barry Moser

Dragonbreath: Revenge Of The Horned Bunnies by Ursula Vernon

How Not To Run For President by Catherine Clark

How To Beat The Bully Without Really Trying by Scott Starkey

Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

NON-FICTION:

Every Second Something Happens: Poems For The Mind And Senses, selected by Christine San José and Bill Johnson, and illustrated by Melanie Hall

Jack And The Box by Art Spiegelman

Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie: Math Puzzlers In Classic Poems by J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Michael Slack

The Arrow Finds Its Mark: A Book Of Found Poems, edited by Georgia Heard and illustrated by Antoine Guilloppé

Parkour by Dan Edwardes

Brothers At Bat: The True Story Of An Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team by Audrey Vernick and illustrated by Steven Salerno

Faith: Five Religions And What They Share by Richard Steckel and Michele Steckel

Around The World On Eighty Legs by Amy Gibson and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

The Fastest Game On Two Feet And Other Poems About How Sports Began by Alice Low and illustrated by John O’Brien

Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems by Kristine O’Connell George and illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

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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:

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

And for Young Adults:

04/03/12.

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

02/21/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

03/27/12.

03/13/12.

02/28/12.

02/23/12.

New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 04/03/2012:

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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:

Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel

95 Pounds Of Hope by Anna Gavalda

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Leviathan

Avalon High: Coronation, vol. 1 – The Merlin Prophecy by Meg Cabot and illustrated by Jinky Coronado

Pandemonium by Chris Wooding and Cassandra Diaz

The Catastrophic History Of You And Me by Jess Rothenberg

Fat Vampire: A Never Coming Of Age Story by Adam Rex

Life Sucks by Jessica Abel and Gabe Soria and illustrated by Warren Pleece

Outlaw: The Legend Of Robin Hood by Tony Lee and illustrated by Sam Hart

I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and illustrated by Jm Ken Nimura

NON-FICTION:

Computer Programming For Teens by Mary Farrell

Evolution: The Story Of Life On Earth by Jay Hosler and illustrated by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon

Algebra I And Algebra II Smarts! by Rebecca Wingard-Nelson

How To Understand Israel In 60 Days Or Less by Sarah Glidden

A very interesting and dynamically illustrated book, and well worth the read. Part memoir, and travelogue, the author took a “Birthright Israel” tour, thinking she knew what she was getting herself in for, eventually discovered that like a lot of us, she didn’t know a lot about Israel at all. The book is already ending up on quite a few lists of best graphic novels for teens from this year. Check out interviews with the author at Comic Book Resources and Time magazine.

Egyptian Mythology A to Z: A Young Reader’s Companion by Pat Remler

Norse Mythology A to Z: A Young Reader’s Companion by Kathleen N. Daly

Up Before Daybreak: Cotton And People In America by Deborah Hopkinson

Why People Get Tattoos And Other Body Art by Jeanne Nagle

BMX Racers by Ellen C. Labrecque

The Stock Market by Charles North and Charles Caes

The Word Snoop: A Wild And Witty Tour Of The English Language by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrated by Tohby Riddle

Philosophy For Teens: Questioning Life’s Big Ideas by Sharon M. Kaye and Paul Thomson and illustrated by Jon Compton

Eating Disorders by Tammy Laser and Stephanie Watson

Plastic Pollution by Geof Knight

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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:

03/29/12.

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.

New and Featured Books for 03/01/2012:

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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:

Tigerlily’s Orchid by Ruth Rendell

The Fear Index by Robert Harris

The new thriller from author/journalist Robert Harris, who wrote The Ghost, which was adapted into The Ghost Writer, which was directed by Roman Polanski. Check out reviews from The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Guardian, and there’s a nice interview with the author at CBS’s Author Talk.

The Secret Mistress by Mary Balogh

God’s Gift To Women by Michael Baisden

Side Jobs: Stories From The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Djibouti by Elmore Leonard

A book about modern day pirates by the author who’s been called “The Great American Writer” by Stephen King. You can find an excerpt from Djibouti at Esquire and reviews of the novel from The New York Times and The Millions. You can check out Leonard’s blog, and also read about his admiration for Kathryn Bigelow at The Wall Street Journal.

The Death-Ray, written and illustrated by Daniel Clowes

All My Friends Are Going To Be Strangers by Larry McMurtry

In My Father’s House by E. Lynn Harris

The Wreckage by Michael Robotham

The Angel Esmerelda: Nine Stories by Don Delillo

Harlem Renaissance: Five Novels Of The 1920s, edited by Rafia Zafar

and

Harlem Renaissance: Four Novels Of The 1930s, edited by Rafia Zafar

This is a very exciting two volume set looking at classic works of fiction from an important time in literature and African American history, and featuring authors like Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, Jean Toomer, and George S. Schuyler, and others. As author Junot Diaz says in his blurb on the back of the 1920s edition, “To have all these novels in one place is the best gift any reader could ever ask for.”

Escape by Barbara Delinsky

Camouflage by Bill Pronzini

Shattered by Karen Robards

Gets off to a bit of a slow start, but another fine example of romantic suspense done right by Robards. Check out an excerpt at the author’s website.

NON-FICTION:

New Men: Manliness In Early America, edited by Thomas A. Foster

This is a very intriguing historical gender study of what it was like for men, fresh from the Old World, coming into the New World, and how the definitions of being an American Man were set, based on old prejudices, manners, and mores, through the colonial periods into the revolutionary era, and shaped by a new culture, society, economy, and political system, and factors such a racism and warfare.

Lions Of Kandahar: The Story Of A Fight Against All Odds by Rusty Bradley and Kevin Maurer

Shades Of Glory: The Negro Leagues And The Story Of African-American Baseball by Lawrence D. Hogan

The Insider’s Guide To Colleges, 2012: Students On Campus Tell You What You Really Need To Know, compiled and edited by the staff of The Yale Daily News

Cooking In Other Women’s Kitchens: Domestic Workers In The South, 1865-1960 by Rebecca Sharpless

This book has been said to show the real version of what was tamefully dramatized in The Help, and that alone makes it fascinating, beyond its being a very insightful and informative read, from what a few patrons have told me. And as one review nicely pointed out, the book is very successful in its goal to “discover how African American cooks successfully functioned within a world of extremely hard work, low wages, and omnipresent racial strife.”

A Quick Start Guide To Google Adwords: Get Your Product To The Top Of Google And Reach Your Customers by Mark Harnett

A Quick Start Guide To Cloud Computing: Moving Your Business Into The Cloud by Mark I. Williams

Burn This Book: PEN Writers Speak Out On The Power Of The Word, edited by Toni Morrison

Firebrand Of Liberty: The Story Of Two Black Regiments That Changed The Course Of The Civil War by Stephen V. Ash

The Elements Of User Experience: User-Centered Design For The Web And Beyond by Jesse James Garrett

This is the second edition of the book, a nice refinement from the first edition, and helpful in taking a lot of the simple ideas for good design that you might use on the internet and bringing to other things. Check out an interview with the author from the publisher.

Border War: Fighting Over Slavery Before The Civil War by Stanley Harrold

The Triple Agent: The Al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated The CIA by Joby Warrick

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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:

02/02/11.

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:

02/28/12.

02/23/12.

02/16/12.

01/28/12.