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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 11/29/2012:

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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 Legend Of The Indian Paintbrush, retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola

Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton

Oh, Nuts! by Tammi Sauer and illustrated by Dan Krall

Bat In The Dining Room by Crescent Dragonwagon and illustrated by S. D. Schindler

Rabbit’s Snow Dance, as told by James & Joseph Bruchac and illustrated by Jeff Newman

Ten Tiny Toes by Todd Tarpley and illustrated by Marc Brown

A Christmas Tree For Pyn by Olivier Dunrea

The Gift Of The Sacred Dog by Paul Goble

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble

FICTION:

The Friendship Matchmaker by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Katerina’s Wish by Jeannie Mobley

Bigfoot Boy: Into The Woods by J. Torres and Faith Erin Hicks

Bartholomew Biddle And The Very Big Wind by Gary Ross and illustrated by Matthew Myers

Lulu And The Duck In The Park by Hilary McKay and illustrated by Priscilla Lamont

NON-FICTION:

I Have The Right To Be A Child by Alain Serres, translated by Helen Mixter, and illustrated by Aurélia Fronty

Make Magic! Do Good! by Dallas Clayton

A Dollar, A Penny, How Much And How Many? by Brian P. Cleary and illustrated by Brian Gable

Kids & Obesity: Cookies Or Carrots? – You Are What You Eat by Helen Thompson

Bill, The Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator Of Batman by Marc Tyler Nobleman and illustrated by Ty Templeton

Dance: From Ballet To Breakin’ – Step Into The Dazzling World Of Dance by Lorrie Mack

Heart On Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes For President by Ann Malaspina and illustrated by Steve James

Girls Who Rocked The World: Heroines From Joan Of Arc To Mother Teresa by Michelle Roehm McCann and Amelie Welden

Colorful Dreamer: The Story Of Artist Henri Matisse by Marjorie Blain Parker and illustrated by Holly Berry

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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:

11/26/12.

11/20/12.

11/19/12.

11/01/12.

And for Young Adults:

11/27/12.

08/17/12.

07/10/12.

04/12/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

11/15/12.

10/29/12.

10/18/12.

08/07/12.

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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.