Check out the new books we’ve received this month!
Big Hugs, Little Hugs
by Felicia Bond
Illustrations and brief text show many different ways to hug.
East Dragon, West Dragon
by Robyn Eversole
East Dragon and West Dragon are suspicious of one another although they have never met, but when the western king is captured in the Eastern Kingdom and West Dragon goes to rescue him, they find they have much in common.
by Michael Moniz
Wazzyjump is a magical rabbit, but no one knows what his magic is. The lion, ruler of the forest, wants to steal Wazzyjump’s magic for himself. And so does the tricky Fox. But these selfish rivals are about to learn an unexpected but very important lesson from the little rabbit.
When I Was Small
by Sara O’Leary
Curious little Henry has a new question for his mother in this charming new picture book. “What was it like when you were small?” he asks. His mother proceeds to describe her adventures to him, all about when she was little, very little! (see our earlier post about O’Leary’s other books in this series)
Spirited young Fer travels through the Way to a magical world in which beings part human and part animal serve an evil ruler known as the Lady, and where she hopes to learn about her long-lost parents and her own identity.
Secrets at Sea
by Richard Peck
In 1887, the social-climbing Cranstons voyage from New York to London, where they hope to find a husband for their awkward older daughter, secretly accompanied by Helena and her mouse siblings, for whom the journey is both terrifying and wondrous as they meet an array of titled humans despite their best efforts at remaining hidden.
The Hockey Machine
by Matt Christopher
Abducted by a “fan” and forced to become a member of a professional junior hockey team, thirteen-year-old star center, Steve Crandall quickly realizes that he must play not only to win but to survive.
Young Adult Books:
The Back Door of Midnight (Dark Secrets series)
by Elizabeth Chandler
Responding to a letter from her uncle, Anna returns to Wisteria only to find that his body has been found in the trunk of a burned-out car. Her aunt seems psychotic, and, although Anna’s first impulse is to leave at once, she becomes drawn into the mystery, along with her neighbor Zack.
by Pat Schmatz
Everything changes for thirteen-year-old Travis, a new student who is trying to hide a learning disability, when he meets a remarkable teacher and a sassy classmate with her own secrets.
by Eric Walters
Ethan can barely believe it. Until now, his biggest problems have been trying to stay in one school without getting expelled and finding his next drink. But after Ethan’s drunken imitation of the current headmaster goes up on YouTube, his father steps in with a shockingly drastic measure. Now Ethan is sprawled in the sand. In the Sahara desert. Alone. According to his father’s letter, Ethan is to trek 200 km across the desert to the city of Tunis, with the help of a guide and three other young people.
How the Leopard Got His Claws
by China Achebe
Recounts how the leopard got his claws and teeth and why he rules the forest with terror.
Encyclopedia of Science
Contains more than 200 highly illustrated entries that provide information about a range of science topics grouped in twelve subject areas, with charts, statistics, sidebars, and brief biographies.
Geology Rocks! 50 Hands-On Activities to Explore the Earth
by Cindy Blobaum
Presents fifty hands-on activities to introduce the science of geology and explain the formation and history of the earth.
Dayenu! A Passover Haggadah for Families and Children
by Carol Boyd Leon
Created by early childhood educator and award-winning composer Carol Boyd Leon, Dayenu! A Passover Haggadah for Families and Children is a joyous telling of the Passover story the whole family can enjoy. What makes this haggadah unique is that it’s got a narrated CD that includes every song and blessing in the seder. PLUS the CD has two special, fun Mah Nishtanah learning tracks to help both very young and somewhat older children learn to sing the 4 Questions.
The Magic Flute
Retold by Anne Gatti
Retells the story of the Mozart opera in which the noble Prince Tamino seeks the fair Pamina against a backdrop of the battle between darkness and light (with CD).
Every Thing On It
by Shel Silverstein
A collection of some of Silverstein’s never-before-published poems and drawings.
Countries Around the World: Chile
by Marion Morrison
A look at the culture, wildlife, history, government and regions of Chile.
Countries Around the World: Cuba
by Frank Collins
A look at the culture, wildlife, history, government and regions of Cuba.