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New and Featured Books for 05/01/2012:

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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:

Edge Of Dark Water by Joe R. Lansdale

The Wind Through The Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel by Stephen King

Capitol Murder by Phillip Margolin

The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers

The Crime Writer by Gregg Hurwitz

The Map Of Time by Félix J. Palma

An incredibly fun and imaginative adventure yarn involve time travel and figures like H. G. Wells, Joseph Merrick, and Jack the Ripper. Check out a really nice review from the Fantasy Book Critic.

Her Kind Of Hero by Diana Palmer

The Innocent by David Baldacci

Monday Mornings by Sanjay Gupta

When Maidens Mourn: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery by C. S. Harris

NON-FICTION:

Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior And The Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by Luis Carlos Montalvan and Bret Witter

World War II For Dummies by Keith D. Dickson

The Barefoot Bandit: The True Tale Of Colton Harris-Moore, New American Outlaw by Bob Friel

Young Mr. Obama: Chicago And The Making Of A Black President by Edward McClelland

Assignment: Pentagon – How To Excel In A Bureaucracy by Perry M. Smith

Stopping Identity Theft: 10 Easy Steps To Security by Scott Mitic

Contractor Logistics Support In The U. S. Air Force by Michal Boito, Cynthia R. Cook, and John C. Graser

The Warmth Of Other Suns: The Epic Story Of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

One Generation After by Elie Wiesel

The Richer Sex: How The New Majority Of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love, And Family by Liza Mundy

The Idea Factory: Bell Labs And The Great Age Of American Innovation by Jon Gertner

The Most Expensive Game In Town: The Rising Cost Of Youth Sports And The Toll On Today’s Families by Mark Hyman

The Hunt For KSM: Inside The Pursuit And Takedown Of The Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed by Terry McDermott and Josh Meyer

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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:

04/26/12.

04/19/12.

04/11/12.

04/04/12.

03/29/12.

03/01/12.

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New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 03/27/2012:

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

EASY READING:

A Year In The City by Kathy Henderson and illustrated by Paul Howard

Always In Trouble by Corinne Demas and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones

Families by Ann Morris

Cool Cat by Nonny Hogrogian

Jamaica And The Substitute Teacher by Juanita Havill and illustrated by Anne Sibley O’Brien

My Brother Is Autistic by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos and illustrated by Marta Fabrega

The Bookshop Dog by Cynthia Rylant

Shibumi And The Kitemaker by Mercer Mayer

Betsy Ross by Becky White and illustrated by Megan Lloyd

Told in extreme brevity with some lovely illustrations, this is a nice retelling of the Betsy Ross myth, often rhyming, but with no evidence towards proving the tale. But that’s okay, since that may not be something you really need for the age level this book is aimed towards. All in all, a nice read for younger readers, and possibly a good spark towards conversation about the flag, the beginnings of America, and patriotism. Check out a review of the book over at The Wielded Pen.

FICTION:

Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood

This is a nice bit of historical fiction with a great protagonist. Set during 1964, firmly placed in the battle for civil rights and desegregation and change, the book has been described as “The Help for kids,” but the book really has so much more to offer a younger reader. Definitely recommended. Check out a nice interview with Augusta Scattergood at NPR, and the author’s blog.

Where I Live by Eileen Spinelli and illustrated by Matt Phelan

Andrew North Blows Up The World by Adam Selzer

The Story Of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon, and updated by John Merriman

Roland Wright: Future Knight by Tony Davis

NON-FICTION:

The San Francisco Earthquake by John Dudman and illustrated by Richard Scollins

About Penguins: A Guide For Children by Cathryn Sill and illustrated by John Sill

Mary Cassatt by Susan E. Meyer

Baby Mammoth Mummy: Frozen In Time! – A Prehistoric Animal’s Journey Into The 21st Century by Christopher Sloan, with photography by Francis Latreille

The prehistoric world comes into the modern world, or the “Ice Age meets the Technology Age,” as one review put it, this is definitely a good example of a fun and informative non-fiction book for the younger reader. It’s the story of a nicely preserved mammoth, discovered in Siberia 31,000 years after her birth, and the various fields of science, including radiology, palaeontology, and forensic investigation, that have allowed researchers to investigate this find.

Dogku by Andrew Clements and illustrated by Tim Bowers

Women Who Reformed Politics by Isobel V. Morin

Women In The Military by Sandra Carson Stanley

Secrets Of A Civil War Submarine: Solving The Mysteries Of The H. L. Hunley by Sally M. Walker

The Blues Singers: Ten Who Rocked The World by Julius Lester and illustrated by Lisa Cohen

Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writer’s Life by Elizabeth MacLeod

Crocodiles & Alligators by Seymour Simon

You’re A Grand Old Flag by George M. Cohan and illustrated by Warren Kimble

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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:

03/01/12.

02/02/11.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

And for Young Adults:

03/20/12.

03/06/12.

02/21/12.

02/09/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

03/13/12.

02/28/12.

02/23/12.

02/16/12.