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New and Featured Books for 05/31/2013:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…

FICTION:

Saving Laura by Jim Satterfield

Good Kings, Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum

A Mama Ruby novel.

Lost Daughters by Mary Monroe

TransAtlantic by Colum McCann

Ladies’ Night by Mary Kay Andrews

Close Knit Killer by Maggie Sefton

Into Darkness.

Star Trek Into Darkness, a novelization by Alan Dean Foster

Choke Point by Ridley Pearson

Batman: Noir – The Deluxe Edition by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso

A Lincoln Rhyme novel.

The Kill Room by Jeffery Deaver

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

Steadfast by Mercedes Lackey

Earth Afire: The First Formic War by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston

NON-FICTION:

The Boys In The Boat: Nine Americans And Their Epic Quest For Gold At The 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

And how it all came crashing down...

Straight Flush: The True Story Of Six College Friends Who Dealt Their Way To A Billion-Dollar Online Poker Empire – And How It All Came Crashing Down… by Ben Mezrich

Double Double: A Dual Memoir Of Alcoholism by Martha Grimes and Ken Grimes

An Atheist in The Foxhole: A Liberal’s Eight-Year Odyssey Inside The Heart Of The Right-Wing Media by Joe Muto

The amazing adventures of Jerry and Joe!

Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures Of Jerry Siegel And Joe Shuster – The Creators Of Superman by Brad Ricca

To Move The World: JFK’s Quest For Peace by Jeffrey D. Sachs

Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, And The American Dream by Deepak Chopra and Sanjiv Chopra

Revolutionary Summer: The Birth Of American Independence by Joseph J. Ellis

A history of the U.S. in 10 firearms.

American Gun: A History Of The U.S. In Ten Firearms by Chris Kyle with William Doyle

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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:

05/28/13.

05/09/13.

04/29/13.

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 02/23/2012:

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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:

My Uncle Martin’s Words For America: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece Tells How He Made A Difference by Angela Farris Watkins and illustrated by Eric Velasquez

A wonderful memoir in pictures of MLK’s life, as told by his niece, who shares her uncle’s positive message about how there’s a place for everyone in this world, living life side by side. This is a great book for younger readers, and is very informative, and the pictures in it are very realistic and warm. Highly recommended.

Caves And Caverns by Gail Gibbons

Dinosailors by Deb Lund and illustrated by Howard Fine

Press Here by Hervé Tullet

There’s a button and they’re just daring you to touch it. How can you resist that?

Emma’s Poem: The Voice Of The Statue Of Liberty by Linda Glaser and illustrated by Claire A. Nivola

A very nice book about the life of Emma Lazarus and her famous sonnet, “The New Colossus,” which is engraved in bronze on the Statue of Liberty. You may not realize you know it, but it’s the poem that includes the words: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This is a good read for younger readers, and especially ideal for helping them to understand what the American Dream is about.

What Color Is My World?: The Lost History Of African-American Inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld and illustrated by Ben Boos and A. G. Ford

The Astonishing Secret Of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon and illustrated by Jake Parker

Peeny Butter Fudge by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison and illustrated by Joe Cepeda

When The Shadbush Blooms by Carla Messinger with Susan Katz and illustrated by David Kanietakeron Fadden

We March by Shane W. Evans

FICTION:

How Not To Run For President by Catherine Clark

Sarah, Plain And Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

The Case Of The Deadly Desperadoes by Caroline Lawrence

How To Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier

A very entertaining and funny novel about a word full of fairies, who are there to hinder humans doing the most mundane of tasks, and one girl’s attempt to do as the title suggests, and ditch her own personal fairy. Check out an excerpt. The paperback version’s cover, seen below, is also pretty funny, and fitting to the story.

NON-FICTION:

Black Pioneers: An Untold Story by William Loren Katz

Isaac Newton: The Scientist Who Changed Everything by Philip Steele

Twist It Up: More Than 60 Delicious Recipes From An Inspiring Young Chef by Jack Witherspoon and Lisa Witherspoon, with photographs by Sheri Giblin

This 11 year old chef has spent half his life battling leukemia, and now has his own cookbook. His story is an incredibly inspiring one, and the recipes are all extremely good and kid-friendly. You can catch a preview below as young chef Jack Witherspoon makes baked ziti:

Stokely Carmichael: The Story Of Black Power by Jacqueline Johnson

The Best Of Times: Math Strategies That Multiply by Greg Tang and illustrated by Harry Briggs

My People by Langston Hughes and illustrated by Charles R. Smith, jr.

African American Military Heroes by Jim Haskins

Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa and illustrated by Ed Young

Tornadoes! by Gail Gibbons

Heart And Soul: The Story Of America And African Americans by Kadir Nelson

The Civil Rights Movement: An Interactive History Adventure by Heather Adamson

Citizen Scientists: Be A Part Of Scientific Discovery From Your Own Backyard by Loree Griffin Burns, with photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz

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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:

02/14/11.

02/02/12.

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:

02/16/12.

01/28/12.