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New and Featured Books for 10/23/2013:

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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:

Identical by Scott Turow

Guests On Earth by Lee Smith

Rasputin casts a long shadow indeed...

Rasputin’s Shadow by Raymond Khoury

Mirror, Mirror by J. D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, Marky Kay McComas, and R. C. Ryan

Rough Passage To London: A Sea Captain’s Tale by Robin Lloyd

Gilt Trip by Laura Childs with Diana Orgain

The dirtiest.

Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III

Vicious Circle by Wilbur Smith

Seances!

The Seance Society by Michael Nethercott

Dark City – Repairman Jack: The Early Years by F. Paul Wilson

The Wolves Of Midwinter by Anne Rice

Silencing Eve by Iris Johansen

Bond, James Bond.

Solo by William Boyd

Mortal Bonds by Michael Sears

Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George

Law Of The Desert Born, adapted by Charles Santino, scripted by Beau L’Amour and Katherine Nolan, based on a short story by Louis L’Amour, and illustrated by Thomas Yeates

Sometimes life is a competition.

Losing To Win by Michele Grant

Lighthouse Island by Paulette Jiles

Absolute Top Ten by Alan Moore and illustrated by Gene Ha and Zander Cannon

Those are some tough looking mice.

Mouse Guard: The Black Axe by David Petersen

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

The Counterfeit Mistress by Madeline Hunter

The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly

NON-FICTION:

Who Really Killed Kennedy? – 50 Years Later: Stunning New Revelations About The JFK Assassination by Jerome R. Corsi

Where Were You? – America Remembers the JFK Assassination, compiled and edited by Gus Russo and Harry Moses

The creation of one nation, indivisible.

The Men Who United The States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, And Mavericks, And The Creation Of One Nation, Indivisble by Simon Winchester

America!!!!

One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

Practice To Deceive by Ann Rule

From Scratch: Inside The Food Network by Allen Salkin

Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story by Peter Bagge

All that jazz!

Duke: A Life Of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout

Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin

Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, And Other Powerful Web Tools For Classrooms by Will Richardson

Who Discovered America? – The Untold History Of The Peopling Of The Americas by Gavin Menzies and Ian Hudson

Jeff Bezos and the age of Amazon.

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos And The Age Of Amazon by Brad Stone

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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:

10/21/13.

10/18/13.

09/25/13.

09/18/13.

09/03/13.

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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 06/19/2013:

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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:

Tiptoe Joe by Ginger Foglesong Gibson and illustrated by Laura Rankin

Lego Man In Space: A True Story by Mara Shaughnessy

Happy birthday!

My Lucky Birthday by Keiko Kasza

A Special Gift For Granny by Jean Craighead George and illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

Are The Dinosaurs Dead, Dad? by Julie Middleton and illustrated by Russell Ayto

Treehouse!

House Held Up By Trees by Ted Kooser and illustrated by Jon Klassen

FICTION:

Alvin Ho: Allergic To Babies, Burglars, And Other Bumps In The Night by Lenore Look and illustrated by Leuyen Pham

Here comes the monster.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd

Princess Academy: Palace Of Stone by Shannon Hale

The Planet Thieves by Dan Krokos

Its her party and she will be mean if she wants to.

The Meanest Birthday Girl by Josh Schneider

NON-FICTION:

A story of Albert Einstein.

On A Beam Of Light: The Story Of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne and illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky

Extreme Oceans by Seymour Simon

Dangerous habitats.

A Strange Place To Call Home: The World’s Most Dangerous Habitats & The Animals That Call Them Home by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Ed Young

First Big Book Of Space by Catherine D. Hughes and illustrated by David A. Aguilar

The Negro League All-Star game of 1934.

Stars In The Shadows: The Negro League All-Star Game Of 1934 by Charles R. Smith Jr. and illustrated by Frank Morrison

Crocodile Hunters! – And More True Stories Of Adventures With Animals by Brady Barr with Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

How To Negotiate Everything by David Spellman with Lisa Lutz and illustrated by Jaime Temairik

What the Hubble telescope saw.

Space, Stars, And The Beginning Of Time: What The Hubble Telescope Saw by Elaine Scott

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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:

06/18/13.

05/21/13.

05/06/13.

04/24/13.

 

 

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 05/06/2013:

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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:

Everyone Can Learn To Ride Bicycle by Chris Raschka

A very special friendship.

Jackie And Me: A Very Special Friendship by Tania Grossinger and illustrated by Charles George Esperanza

I Love Ewe: An Ode To Animal Moms by Aaron Zenz

Hug A Bull: An Ode To Animal Dads by Aaron Zenz

And tigers sleep very well.

Sleep Like A Tiger by Mary Logue and illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski

Mary Wrightly, So Politely by Shirin Yim Bridges and illustrated by Maria Monescillo

I Am Cat by Jackie Morris

Everyone Sleeps by Marcellus Hall

This looks like a happy penguin.

Penguin On Vacation by Salina Yoon

Again! by Emily Gravett

The Pet Project: Cute And Cuddly Vicious Verses by Lisa Wheeler and illustrated by Zachariah Ohora

Which came first? The wall or the... nevermind.

The Chickens Build A Wall by Jean-Francois Dumont

FICTION:

All My Noble Dreams And Then What Happens by Gloria Whelan

My Life As A Cartoonist by Jane Tashjian and illustrated by Jake Tashjian

The Terrible Thing That Happened To Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne

The basket of vines.

The Vine Basket by Josanne La Valley

Splendors And Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

The Odd Squad: Bully Bait by Michael Fry

Spy Camp by Stuart Gibbs

Hide and seek!

Hide And Seek by Kate Messner

Dodsworth In Tokyo written and illustrated by Tim Egan

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Geeks, girls, and secret identities!

Geeks, Girls, And Secret Identities by Mike Jung and illustrated by Mike Maihack

NON-FICTION:

And The Winner Is… – Amazing Animal Athletes by Etta Kaner and illustrated by David Anderson

Martin Luther King, Jr. by Kitson Jazynka

Korean Children’s Favorite Stories by Kim So-un and illustrated by Jeong Kyoung-Sim

I Wish I Knew That: U. S. Presidents – Cool Stuff You Need To Know, edited by Patricia A. Halbert

The absolutely true tale.

Witches! – The Absolutely True Tale Of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer

Coral Reefs by Seymour Simon

Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? – The Story Of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

Revolutionary Friends: General George Washington And The Marquis de Lafayette by Selene Castrovilla and illustrated by Drazen Kozjan

You and the dinosaurs and the bats of all shapes and sizes.

Dinosaurs And Me by Marie Greenwood

Bats: Biggest! Littlest! by Sandra Markle

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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:

04/29/13.

04/22/13.

04/17/13.

02/28/13.

And for Young Adults:

04/18/13.

02/06/13.

12/28/12.

12/05/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

04/24/13.

03/27/13.

03/04/13.

02/08/13.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 02/28/2012:

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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:

Max And Ruby’s First Greek Myth: Pandora’s Box by Rosemary Wells

Suppose You Meet A Dinosaur: A First Book Of Manners by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Tim Bowers

It’s probably always a good idea to be polite to a dinosaur when you meet them because, well, the consequences probably aren’t too pleasant. This is a nice book for younger readers about the necessity of manners. You can find reviews from The Busy Mom Cafe and the Youth Services Book Review.

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. by Jean Marzollo and illustrated by J. Brian Pinkney

Freedom Song: The Story Of Henry “Box” Brown by Sally M. Walker and illustrated by Sean Qualls

Too Princessy! by Jean Reidy and illustrated by Geneviève Leloup

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

This is the fascinating story of William Kamkwamba, a Malawian author and inventor, who had to drop out of high school due to his family being unable to pay his tuition (a mere $80), and he began educating himself by checking out books from his village’s library. Then, in 2002, after checking out an American textbook on energy resources, he decided to build a windmill to help power the electrical devices in his home by using any spare parts or objects he could find. He then went on to build other things for his village, like a water pump to provide fresh drinking water, and solar power panels for neighboring homes. Since then he has been a recipient of the 2010 GO Ingenuity Award, which is designed to recognize inventors and artists who use innovation to help marginalized youth in developing nations. His story has appeared in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, and he has become an internationally renowned speaker at many prestigious conferences, including TED Talks and the 2011 Google Science Fair. You can read an interview with illustrator Elizabeth Zunon on Kamkwamba’s blog.

FICTION:

After The Rain by Norma Fox Mazer

The Mermaid Summer by Mollie Hunter

Snowboard Duel by Jake Maddox

The Hero And The Crown by Robin McKinley

NON-FICTION:

Counting Coup: Becoming A Crow Chief On The Reservation And Beyond by Joseph Medicine Crow

Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince And His Orchestra by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Brian Pinkney.

Langston Hughes: American Poet by Alice Walker and illustrated by Catherine Deeter

Ocean Hide And Seek by Jennifer Evans and illustrated by Gary R. Phillips

A Nation’s Hope: The Story Of Boxing Legend Joe Louis by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Kadir Nelson

The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story Of Philo Farnsworth by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by Greg Couch

This is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the little known Philo Farnsworth, who created the television when he was only 13 years old. This is a great and inspiring book for younger readers who are perhaps in inventions themselves.

Jazz Age Josephine: Danger, Singer – Who’s That, Who? Why, That’s MISS Josephine Baker To You! by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

This is a very nice biography of the complicated and fascinating life of Josephine Baker, and doesn’t shy away from any aspects of her career, or even her decision to leave America. You can find some very nice reviews for the book at the School Library Journal and The Chicago Tribune.

Stand Up, Speak Out: A Book About Children’s Rights, written by and for the young people of the world

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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:

02/23/12.

02/16/12.

01/28/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 02/16/2012:

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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:

Levi Strauss Gets A Bright Idea: A Fairly Fabricated Story Of A Pair Of Pants by Tony Johnston and illustrated by Stacy Innerst

Titus’ Troublesome Tooth by Linda Jennings and illustrated by Gwyneth Williamson

Furious George Goes Bananas: A Primate Parody by Michael Rex

Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers and illustrated by Christopher Myers

A celebration in poetry, a praise of who we all are as individuals, and a great book for any child who might need even the slightest little boost to their self esteem. Check out this interview with Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers.

Cupid And Psyche by M. Charlotte Craft and illustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft

Over The Green Hills by Rachel Isadora

I Will Come Back For You: A Family In Hiding During World War II by Marisabina Russo

You don’t see a lot of books about the experiences of the Jews during World War II aimed towards a juvenile reading audience, but this book is a welcome addition. It works both as a nice, and age appropriate introduction to that part of history for the younger reader as well as being a nice book for the Hanukkah season. The book is based on stories from the author’s family and you can find the book’s trailer here.

Better Than You by Trudy Ludwig and illustrated by Adam Gustavson

Mr. Putter & Tabby Catch The Cold by Cynthia Rylant

Dad, Jackie, And Me by Myron Uhlberg and illustrated by Colin Bootman

FICTION:

The Trumpeter Of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly

Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

A Mango-Spaced Shape by Wendy Mass

Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy Like My Sister Kate: Looking At The Harlem Renaissance Through Poems by Nikki Giovanni

The Mammoth Academy by Neal Layton

The Mammoth Academy In Trouble! by Neal Layton

Over The Edge: A Mystery In Grand Canyon National Park by Gloria Skurzynski and Alane Ferguson

Abigail Iris: The Pet Project by Lisa Glatt and Suzanne Greenberg and illustrated by Joy Allen

Almost To Freedom by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and illustrated by Colin Bootman

A touching story of a girl’s journey on the Underground Railroad and her doll who comes with her as they attempt to make their way to freedom. The art is beautiful and the historical setting of the story is very endearing, conveyed nicely in use of the character’s dialects and spirituals referred to. The book is a Coretta Scott King Honor book and was adapted into a play. You can find an interview with Vaunda Micheaux Nelson here and here.

NON-FICTION:

If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking The Secrets of Stonehenge by Marc Aronson

Name That Style: All About Isms In Art by Bob Raczka

A nice introduction of different art styles for kids, tweens, and maybe even adults. The book features full color reproductions of famous works of art as well as histories of their creators, styles, and eras. Very highly recommended.

Life Of A Slave On A Southern Plantation by Stephen Currie

My Friend Has Down Syndrome by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos and illustrated by Marta Fabrega

Venturing The Deep Sea by Laurie Lindop

Babies Don’t Eat Pizza: A Big Kids’ Book About Baby Brothers And Baby Sisters by Dianne Danzig and illustrated by Debbie Tilley

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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.

12/19/11.

And for Young Adults:

02/09/12.

01/31/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

01/28/12.