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New and Featured Books for 12/27/2012:

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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:

Chinese Whiskers by Pallavi Aiyar

Political Suicide by Michael Palmer

Killer Crust: A Pizza Lovers Mystery by Chris Cavender

Fiercely frightening, yet hauntingly beautiful.

Available Dark by Elizabeth Hand

Until Thy Wrath Be Past by Åsa Larsson

Ella ella eh eh eh.

Umbrella by Will Self

The Big Four by Agatha Christie

The Intercept by Dick Wolf

Two Graves by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

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Raised From The Ground by José Saramago

Shadow Creek by Joy Fielding

NON-FICTION:

Trusting Calvin: How A Dog Helped Heal A Holocaust Survivor’s Heart by Sharon Peters

It's all about me-owww!

I Could Pee On This: And Other Poems By Cats by Francesco Marciuliano

We’ve been having a nice laugh reading this book around the Library. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as we have.

(I almost went for the fun and was going to say that it’s a purrrrrr-fect read for the Holidays.)

Peer evaluation.

from here.

Because I Said So! – The Truth Behind The Myths, Tales & Warnings Every Generation Passes Down To Its Kids by Ken Jennings

Massage For Dummies by Steven Capellini and Michael Van Welden

Riddled With Life: Friendly Worms, Ladybug Sex, And The Parasites That Make Us Who We Are by Marlene Zuk

The destruction of slavery in the United States, 1861-1865.

Freedom National: The Destruction Of Slavery In The United States, 1861-1865 by James Oakes

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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:

12/12/12.

12/04/12.

11/20/12.

11/19/12.

11/01/12.

10/19/12.

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New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 12/05/2012:

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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:

Burned: A Pretty Little Liars Novel by Sara Shepard

Evil geniuses and killer playlists.

Perry’s Killer Playlist by Joe Schreiber

Dark Lord: The Early Years by Jamie Thomson

Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick: Ginny Davis’s Year In Stuff by Jennifer L. Holm and illustrated by Elicia Castaldi

Daniel X: Armageddon by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

Lovely, Dark And Deep by Amy McNamara

The bellows, the gallows, and the black general Gabriel.

Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, The Gallows, And The Black General Gabriel by Gigi Amateau

Sent by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Caught by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix

For boys and girls.

The Cavendish Home For Boys And Girls by Claire Legrand

Momentum by Saci Lloyd

The Curiosities: A Collection Of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff

The truth. Almost.

The Almost Truth by Eileen Cook

Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout

NON-FICTION:

Inspiring African-American Civil Rights Leaders by Stephen Feinstein

Paranormal Files: Ghosts by Stuart Webb

Teen cuisine.

Teen Cuisine: New Vegetarian by Matthew Locriccio, with photography by James Peterson

How To Beat Cyberbullying by Judy Monroe Peterson

Write Horror Fiction In 5 Simple Steps by Laura Baskes Litwin

Top 10 Tips For Planning A Career by Molly Jones

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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:

12/04/12.

11/20/12.

11/19/12.

11/01/12.

And for Young Adults:

08/17/12.

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

04/03/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

11/29/12.

11/15/12.

10/29/12.

10/18/12.

New and Featured Books for 11/01/2012:

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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:

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

A Wreath Of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs

We Are What We Pretend To Be: The First And Last Works by Kurt Vonnegut

Into The Woods: Tales From The Hollows And Beyond by Kim Harrison

Batman, The Dark Knight, vol. 1: Knight Terrors by David Finch and Paul Jenkins

Bowl Of Heaven by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven

Noughties by Ben Masters

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Wild Girls by Mary Stewart Atwell

Try The Morgue by Eva Maria Staal

Death In The Floating City by Tasha Alexander

Zoo Time by Howard Jacobson

Care Of Wooden Floros by Will Wiles

Murder, She Wrote: Domestic Malice by Donald Bain

What Happens At Christmas by Victoria Alexander

A Fool’s Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery

The 13th Day Of Christmas by Jason F. Wright

NON-FICTION:

Some Girls, Some Hats, And Hitler: A True Love Story Rediscovered by Trudi Kanter

The Price Of Politics by Bob Woodward

Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Man Who Saved The Union: Ulysses Grant In War And Peace by H. W. Brands

The End Of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom Of Power by Craig Unger

Bad Habits: Confessions Of A Recovering Catholic by Jenny McCarthy

Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine by Max Lucado

Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? – A Mennonite Finds Faith, Meets Mr. Right, And Solves Her Lady Problems by Rhoda Janzen

The Book Of Job: When Bad Things Happened To A Good Person by Harold S. Kushner

Bailout: An Inside Account Of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street by Neil Barofsky

Uggie: My Story, as barked to Wendy Holden

Netflixed: The Epic Battle For America’s Eyeballs by Gina Keating

The Story Of Ain’t: America, Its Language, And The Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published by David Skinner

We Killed: The Rise Of Women In American Comedy – A Very Oral History by Yael Kohen

Human Game: The True Story Of The “Great Escape” Murders And The Hunt For The Gestapo Gunmen by Simon Read

The Liberal War On Transparency: Confessions Of A Freedom Of Information “Criminal” by Christopher C. Horner

Master Of The Mountain: Thomas Jefferson And His Slaves by Henry Wiencek

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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:

10/19/12.

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

09/21/12.

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 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 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.

New and Featured Books for Young Adults for 01/31/2012:

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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:

All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

A bestselling and critically acclaimed juggernaut for young adult readers, which is especially nice when you consider that it doesn’t involve robots or magic or vampires. I’ve heard from quite a few of our patrons who said that it’s become their favorite book. And it looks like it’ll eventually be adapted into a film starring Selena Gomez.

Paper Towns by John Green

The Disreputable History Of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

Dreamland by Sarah Dessen

The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds

A graphic novel based on Homer’s epic, classic poem, this book has been very popular since we got it and something I’d definitely recommend to any fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson books.

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Love Is The Higher Law by David Levithan

Beasts Of Burden: Animal Rites by Evan Dorkin and illustrated by Jill Thompson

Into The Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern

The Always War by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Girl In Translation by Jean Kwok

Geektastic: Stories From The Nerd Herd by Holly Black

NON-FICTION:

How To Survive Anything by Rachel Buchholz

Just a few of the “anything”s listed on the cover include: Shark attacks, Lightning, embarrassing parents (just as deadly as shark attacks and lightning strikes, to be sure) pop quizzes, “other perilous situations.” Some of those included in the book are mean teachers, hurricanes, lion attacks, avalanches, break ups, and being the new kid. This is a good book to have for just about any situation, it seems.

Sugar Changed The World: A Story Of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, And Science by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos

The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story Of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery by Steve Sheinkin

Revenge Of The Sea: The True Story Of The Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick

Hot X: Algebra Exposed! by Danica McKellar

Stitches: A Memoir by David Small

I’m really happy that we have Stitches, a graphic memoir by acclaimed illustrator David Small. It’s a fascinating and engaging story about the artist’s tormented childhood dealing with a dysfunctional family and chronic disease and eventually the loss of his ability to speak due to a surgical mishap. And after the loss of one voice, he finds another in his ability to draw and tell stories.

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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:

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

12/23/11.

12/19/11.

12/17/11.

12/16/11.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

01/28/12.