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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.

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Teen Read Week 2012.

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Teen Read Week starts in a few weeks, and this year it’s got a very cool theme…

Just perfect for the season, right? We hope you’ll join us for some scary good times.

New and Featured DVDs for 02/07/12:

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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:

The Orphanage

Fish Tank

Lord Of War

Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves

Attack Of The Block

2011, directed by Joe Cornish. This British science fiction action film about a group of urban youths taking on an alien invasion is already a cult classic. Roger Ebert gave the film 3 stars and one of our patrons assured me the other day that this movie is a lot of fun.

Premonition

Brief Encounter

1945, directed by David Lean. Based on the play by Noël Coward, the film stars Trevor Howard and Cecilia Johnson and challenged the traditional ideas of British suburban life when a bored housewife finds real, passionate love outside of her marriage and has to deal with the powerful emotions that come with such a revelation.

The Man Who Would Be King

O Brother, Where Art Though?

The Shining

1980, directed by Stanley Kubrick. Stars Jack Nicholson and loosely adapts Stephen King’s novel. Jack Nicholson, a family trapped in a hotel isolated by a snowstorm, the dangerous of alcoholism, psychic kids, and some very, very malevolent ghosts.  Stanely Kubrick was at the top of his game here and this is not just a horror/thriller classic, but one of the scariest movies ever.

Braveheart

The Eiger Sanction

Speed Racer

NON-FICTION:

Freakonomics

2010. The classic and bestselling book by economist Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner gets a very interesting documentary adaptation, featuring six different directors – including Super Size Me‘s Morgan Spurlock and Jesus Camp‘s Rachel Grady – bringing its various segments to life, all featuring a look at human behavior  and why we do the things we do through an interesting bit of research that combines economics and sociology. This is a fun and interesting movie. And you should all check out the Freakonomics blog.

Ultimate Factories: Coca-Cola

Hitler’s Museum: The Secret History Of Art Theft During World War II

Freedom Riders

Ghost Ships

Crazy Love

2007, directed by Dan Klores and Fisher Stevens. A morbidly fascinating story that proves that not only is the truth stranger than fiction, but that you really do only hurt the one you love. You can read reviews for the documentary in The San Francisco Chronicle and Peter Traver’s review in The Rolling Stone, and check out the trailer below:

Hoop Dreams

Howard Hughes: The Real Aviator

Waiting For “Superman”

2010, directed by Davis Guggenheim. This powerful, passionate documentary deals with the failures of the American education system and focuses on several children hoping to get a better education via participating in a lottery to gain admission to high performing charter schools. Some reviews point out that the film could be a strong point in a revolution to reform our education system while others point out that the documentary is highly critical and not entirely representative of teacher’s unions. But it definitely makes for compelling viewing.

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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:

12/30/11.

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Previous New/Featured books:

02/02/12.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

12/23/11.

12/19/11.

12/17/11.