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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 04/10/2012:

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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:

When Elephants Goes To A Party by Sonia Levitin and illustrated by Jeff Seaver

Me… Jane by Patrick McDonnell

A wonderful picture book about the life of young Jane Goodall, and has been rightfully so called wonderful for the young, and the young at heart. The images are soft, and very charming, and the story is very inspiring. The book won the 2012 Charlotte Zolotow award. Here’s a really nice review from a blog appropriately called Great Kids Books.

Peanut by David Lucas

While Mama Had A Quick Little Chat by Amy Reichert and illustrated by Alexandra Boiger

The Magic Bed by John Burningham

How To Get Married, By Me, The Bride and by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Sue Heap

Lili On Stage by Rachel Isadora

Farmer’s Market by Paul Brett Johnson

Hattie The Bad by Jane Devlin and illustrated by Joe Berger

An Awesome Book! by Dallas Clayton

FICTION:

Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin

Dangerous Waters: An Adventure On Titanic by Gregory Mone

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

The Lily Pond by Annika Thor

Peaceweaver by Rebecca Barnhouse

Up A Road Slowly by Irene Hunt

NON-FICTION:

Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudlolph Became The World’s Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by David Diaz

Moon In Bear’s Eyes by Stephen A. Swinburne and illustrated by Crista Forest

Forgive Me, I Meant To Do It: False Apology Poems by Gail Carson Levine and illustrated by Matthew Cordell (pic, this one and next)

All The Water In The World by George Ella Lyon and Katherine Tillotson

Flashy Fantastic Rain Forest Frogs by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent and illustrated by Kendahl Jan Jubb (pic, this one and next)

On The Wing: American Birds In Migration by Carol Lerner

Every Day’s A Dog’s Day: A Year In Poems by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Miki Sakamoto

Journalists Who Made History by James Satter

Bug Off!: Creepy Crawly Poems by Jane Yolen, with photography by Jason Stemple

Spotty, Stripy, Swirly: What Are Patterns? by Jane Brocket

Henry Knox: Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot by Anita Silvey and illustrated by Wendell Minor

Mrs. Harkness And The Panda by Alicia Potter and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Can We Save The Tiger? by Martin Jenkins and illustrated by Vicky White

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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, 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:

04/04/12.

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

01/27/12.

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.

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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.