AbrakaPOW by Isaiah Campbell; Dave Perillo (Illustrator)
Call Number: F CAM a
Publication Date: 2017-11-07
Based on a true World War II story, Isaiah Campbell tells a charming mystery about a mishap at a magic show at a POW camp--featuring magic trick how-to diagrams throughout. Try as she might, cheeky middle schooler Maxine Larousse (you may call her Max "La Roo" or The Amazing Max, if you'd like) has yet to learn the one magic trick she needs the most: how to reappear in New York City. That is where she used to live with her parents before her father, Major Larousse, was put in charge of a Nazi POW camp in Abilene, Texas. At least in this desolate wasteland she'll have plenty of time to practice her illusions, even if the only audience member is her ferret Houdini. When she's tasked with entertaining the Nazi prisoners with a magic show, the pressure may be too much. But with the help of some classmates and an unexpected magic expert, the performance is a hit--until twelve Nazis escape during her final act. Will she be able to track them down before her reputation as a magician is destroyed forever?
Caboose Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner; David Cunningham (Illustrator)
Call Number: F WAR m
Publication Date: 1990-01-01
The Aldens take a train journey! And at every stop, someone has something to say about the train car the children are riding in. It turns out Caboose Number 777 has an unusual past--one that comes with its very own mystery!
Galactic Mission by Richard Platt
Call Number: F PLA g
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
New series from DK designed to help kids learn how to read and learn to love reading Galactic Missionis a 'Reading Alone' reader, perfect for children who are proficient readers, developing the habit of reading widely for both pleasure and information. DK Reads proves that good reads build great readers. Year 2098- planet Earth is dying. Five school children embark on a life or death mission to the distant star system of Alpha Centauri to find a new home. Right from the start, the mission goes wrong, and the children find themselves alone, facing the dangers ahead, using their courage and wits. But is everyone not as they seem? Galactic Mission is part of the new DK Reads series, a three-level reading scheme that helps children become confident readers, featuring engaging and illustrated topics. DK Reads is created in consultation with literacy experts and adheres to levelled reading scheme guidelines so the grammar, vocabulary, and content are spot on for each stage.
Houseboat Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner; David Cunningham (Illustrator)
Call Number: F WAR m
Publication Date: 1990-01-01
The Aldens spend their summer traveling in a houseboat! But when a black car shows up at every place they dock, the children begin to think someone is after something on the boat. Can the Boxcar Children figure out what the pursuer could be after?
The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide by Chris Colfer
Call Number: F COL w
Publication Date: 2018-06-12
The epic conclusion to Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories! In the highly anticipated conclusion to the Land of Stories series, Conner and Alex must brave the impossible. All of the Land of Stories fairy tale characters--heroes and villains--are no longer confined within their world! With mayhem brewing in the Big Apple, Conner and Alex will have to win their biggest battle yet. Can the twins restore order between the human and fairy tale world? Breathtaking action mixed with laugh out loud moments and lots of heart will make this a gripping conclusion for many fans!
Mountain Top Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner; David Cunningham (Illustrator)
Call Number: F WAR m
Publication Date: 1990-01-01
A rockslide strands the Aldens on a mountain! But being stuck on Old Flat Top isn't all bad. As the children wait for rescue, they discover that a secret cave has opened up--one that just might hold legendary treasure!
Mystery in the Sand by Gertrude Chandler Warner; David Cunningham (Illustrator)
Call Number: F WAR m
Publication Date: 1990-01-01
At the beach, Benny finds a valuable gold locket and decides to try to find its owner. Soon the children are caught up in a puzzle involving strange visitors at the beach and the mysterious Miss Smith, who seems to live along in the big Tower House nearby.
Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt
Call Number: F SCH p
Publication Date: 2020-11-03
Carter Jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler, bowler hat and all, on the doorstep--one who stays to help the Jones family, which is a little bit broken. In addition to figuring out middle school, Carter has to adjust to the unwelcome presence of this new know-it-all adult in his life and navigate the butler's notions of decorum. And ultimately, when his burden of grief and anger from the past can no longer be ignored, Carter learns that a burden becomes lighter when it is shared. Sparkling with humor, this insightful and compassionate story will resonate with readers who have confronted secrets of their own.
Red: the True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff
Call Number: F SHU r
Publication Date: 2016-04-12
From the New York Times bestselling author of RUMP, comes a spellbinding fairy tale featuring a brave heroine, a wild wolf, plenty of magical misadventures, and more! Red is not afraid of the big bad wolf. She's not afraid of anything . . . except magic. But when Red's granny falls ill, it seems that only magic can save her, and fearless Red is forced to confront her one weakness. With the help of a blond, porridge-sampling nuisance called Goldie, Red goes on a quest to cure Granny. Her journey takes her through dwarves' caverns to a haunted well and a beast's castle. All the while, Red and Goldie are followed by a wolf and a huntsman--two mortal enemies who seek the girls' help to defeat each other. And one of them just might have the magical solution Red is looking for. . . . Liesl Shurtliff weaves a spellbinding tale, shining the spotlight on a beloved character from her award-winning debut, Rump. "Red is the most wonder-filled fairy tale of them all!" -- Chris Grabenstein, New York Times Bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library. "Moving and filled with hope . . . the charm of Shurtliff's retelling is how she imbues the storybook tropes with vibrant humanity."--Shelf Awareness, starred review And don't miss Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk, "a delightful story of family, perseverance and courage" (Booklist).
Schoolhouse Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner; David Cunningham (Illustrator)
Call Number: F WAR s
Publication Date: 1990-01-01
The Aldens' friend Max says nothing interesting happens in Port Elizabeth. But when the children visit the small fishing village and come across a man snooping around the local library, they prove that every town has its mysteries.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Vera Southgate (Editor); Ladybird Books Staff
Call Number: F SOU s
Publication Date: 1980-01-01
Tree House Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Call Number: F WAR m
Publication Date: 1990-01-01
A family moves into the house next door! The Boxcar Children decide to make friends with their new neighbors by building a tree house with them. In the process, they notice a window in their neighbor's house that nobody knows about. Does the old home have a secret?
New Graphic Novel
See Santa Nap by David Milgrim (Illustrator)
Call Number: LVR P
Publication Date: 2016-09-20
Otto helps Santa find a place to rest after a busy night delivering presents in this Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read by New York Times bestselling author/illustrator, David Milgrim. This is part of the award-winning, star-reviewed The Adventures of Otto series. See Santa deliver his last present. See Santa yawn. See Santa nap. See Flop bang his new drum. See Santa wake up! Poor Santa is exhausted from delivering presents all night, but he can't find anywhere that's quiet enough to take a nap. Fortunately for him, Otto knows just the place... This Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read with bright illustrations and minimal text is perfect for the true emergent reader.
The Smurfs #7 by Gos
Call Number: GN PEY s
Publication Date: 2011-08-02
When Smurf wants to travel to outer space, he tries to build a rocketship, but it fails to get off the ground and he grows depressed. Papa Smurf and the other Smurfs make a plan to cheer him up: putting him to sleep and waking him up in an elaborately staged "planet" filled by other Smurfs pretending to be aliens!
New Picture Books
Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris; LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
Call Number: E MOR b
Publication Date: 2019-06-04
A cheerful and action-packed adventure about the importance of friendship and community from a successful author and illustrator duo! Once there was a river flowing through a forest. The river didn't know it was capable of adventures until a big bear came along. But adventures aren't any fun by yourself, and so enters Froggy, Turtles, Beaver, Racoons, and Duck. These very different animals take off downstream, but they didn't know they needed one another until thankfully, the river came along. This hilarious picture book and heartfelt message celebrates the joy and fun that's in store when you embark together on a ride of a lifetime. A Caldecott Honor Book!
Berenstain Bears and the Forgiving Tree by Jan Berenstain; Mike Berenstain
Call Number: E BER b
Publication Date: 2011-01-26
Teaching children about forgiveness and compassion can be challenging. In this addition to the Living Lights(tm) series of Berenstain Bears books, young readers will identify what behaviors are frustrating or hurtful. Children will learn the importance of controlling their emotions and the process of forgiveness. The Berenstain Bears and the Forgiving Tree--part of the popular Zonderkidz Living Lights(tm) series of books--is perfect for: Early readers, ages 4-8 Reading out loud at home or in a classroom Beginning ongoing conversations about forgiveness and how to be a good person The Berenstain Bears and the Forgiving Tree: Features the hand-drawn artwork of the Berenstain family Continues in the much-loved footsteps of Stan and Jan Berenstain with the Berenstain Bears series of books Is part of one of the bestselling children's book series ever created, with more than 250 books published and nearly 300 million copies sold to date
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin; Eric Carle (Illustrator)
Call Number: E MAR b
Publication Date: 2007-12-01
A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck-- all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin's singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.
Don't Call Me Sweet! by Smriti Prasadam-Halls; Angie Rozelaar (Illustrator)
Call Number: E PRA d
Publication Date: 2014-04-10
I'm a giant monster, with sharp, sharp claws. I've got big, spiky teeth and loud, loud roars. Which is why I say, to everyone I meet . . . CALL ME SCARY . . . DON'T CALL ME SWEET! Everyone thinks that little monsters are cute and cuddly, but this monster's grumpy and grouchy. Honest! He does REAL monster stuff, like stomping around and eating squishy, squelchy food like bug eye stew. He's brave, too - he's not scared of ANYTHING. Not even big, hairy ogres . . . . . . Wait, is that a big, hairy ogre? HELP!
Hide-And-Seek, Baby Shark! by John John Bajet (Illustrator)
Call Number: K-ANIMAL
Publication Date: 2019-09-03
Join Baby, Mama, Daddy, Grandma, and Grandpa Shark in this rollicking hide-and-seek countdown!Baby Shark loves to playHide-and-seek every day.Help him count down one by one.Mama Shark - time to run!Join Baby Shark as he plays hide-and-seek in this rhyming countdown! Five squishy sharks peek through the die-cut pages, disappearing in a fun countdown on every spread as the sharks play hide-and-seek. Featuring a bouncy rhyme, the catchy baby shark refrain, and interactive touch-and-feel novelty, this title is bound to become a kid-favorite!
Is It Christmas Yet? by Jane Chapman (Illustrator)
Call Number: E CHA i
Publication Date: 2015-09-01
Christmas is coming, and Teddy is so excited! "Is it Christmas yet?" he repeatedly asks Big Bear. Teddy wants to help Big Bear get ready, but every time he tries, he ends up making a mess -- and making Big Bear angry! Will they be ready to have the perfect Christmas?
Kung Fu Panda 2 by Katherine Noll
Call Number: E NOL k
Publication Date: 2011-04-28
In this beautiful paperback storybook with recipes, kids can read about Po's childhood growing up in a noodle shop and even learn how to make some of the Ping family's secret recipes!
Peppa in Space by EOne (Illustrator)
Call Number: K-WORLD
Publication Date: 2019-05-28
Peppa Pig visits the museum with her family and learns all about outer space in this adorable 8x8 with stickers glitter all over the cover! Based on the hit TV show, as seen on Nick Jr.Get ready for a Peppa Pig story that's out of this world!Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, and Daddy Pig visit the museum to learn about outer space. They take a pretend trip through the planets, all the way to the moon! With silver glitter on the cover, and a sheet of stickers, this paperback storybook is sure to grab the attention of Peppa fans and their parents!
Puppy's First Christmas by Steve Smallman; Alison Edgson (Illustrator)
Call Number: E SMA p
Publication Date: 2012-09-01
Something weird is happening, cries Puppy. Mom's going wild in the kitchen; there are socks on the wall and a huge tree INSIDE the house. "Relax," says Cat, "It's Christmas Eve - it's like this every year!" A warm and fuzzy look at a puppy's introduction to the magic of Christmas.
Say Goodbye to the Grand Duchess of Greed by B&H Kids Editorial Staff
Call Number: E BIB s
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
Join Bibleman and His Team as They Take on the Grand Duchess of Greed! "It's MY money, and you can't tell me what to do with it!" Uh-oh, sounds like somebody is having second thoughts about paying their pledge to the Youth Group Fundraiser--and Lila is a member of the group! That sparkling Greed-dust must have something to do with it. Bible story: Elijah & the Widow. Key verses: Matthew 6:1-4
The Snow Angel by Christine Leeson; Jane Chapman (Illustrator)
Call Number: E LEE s
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
On Christmas morning, Daisy and Sam are playing in the snow when they see something soar through the sky. They are convinced it's a snow angel But as they watch, the angel swoops, flutters, and tumbles to the ground. In the true spirit of Christmas the mice do all they can to help the lost and lonely angel by sharing their own Christmas gifts. But one good deed deserves another, and when the Snow Angel is finally stronger, it leaves behind a very special bit of herself. Highlighted with glitter trim, the snow angel's wings sparkle for a heavenly effect
Stopping the Sultan of Selfishness/Fracturing the Falsehoods of the Fibbler, Flip-Over Book by B&H Kids Editorial Staff
Call Number: E BIB
Publication Date: 2017-03-01
What's better than a new Bibleman adventure? Two new Bibleman adventures! When you open this Bibleman Flip-Over book, you'll find two exciting stories and learn two lessons from God's Word! Read about how the Bibleteam teaches contentment in Stopping the Sultan of Selfishness. Then flip the book over to see them use truthfulness to take on another villain in Fracturing the Falsehoods of the Fibbler. 1. Stopping the Sultan of Selfishness (An Adventure in Contentment) Young Tariq is from a rich family, although his parents don't just give him whatever he wants. Uh-oh--the family's live-in butler is secretly buying Tariq expensive gadgets and gizmos. But why? Bibleman knows why: The servant is really a wicked villain who targets the children of wealthy families. Bible story: Prodigal Son. Key verse: Luke 12:15 2. Fracturing the Falsehoods of the Fibbler (An Adventure in Truthfulness) The new kid at school isn't fitting in. But when some students start mocking her, she pours out a blizzard of words that totally intimidate everybody around her. Wait, why is the Bibleteam getting an alarm just because a young girl stands up to some bullies? Is there more here than meets the eye? Bible story: Ananias and Sapphira. Key verse: John 3:21 Join the all-new Bibleman on his next adventure, and let him show YOU the power in God's Word. Don't miss the other books in the Bibleman Flip-Over series!
Tofu Takes Time by Julie Jarema (Illustrator); Helen H. Wu
Call Number: E WU t
Publication Date: 2022-04-19
All good things--and foods--take time, as Lin learns in this beautifully illustrated story about patience, family, and a good home-cooked meal. CLICK CLACK WHIRRRR . . . Lin and her grandma, NaiNai, are making tofu from scratch! When NaiNai goes through each step, from blending soybeans with water to molding curd into shape, Lin gradually becomes impatient. But she soon discovers that making tofu not only takes time, but also takes the whole universe! It takes the seed from soil and sunshine, the cloth from thread and fiber, weight and space, books of words and pictures. And most of all, it takes spending lovely time with her beloved grandmother. In this charming tale by Helen H. Wu, readers will marvel at how patience brings a whole universe together in a simple dish made by a modern Chinese American family. Perfect for fans of Fry Bread,Drawn Togetherand Thank You, Omu.
New Non- Fiction Books
Around the World in Numbers by Clive Gifford; Josh Hurley (Illustrator)
Call Number: 032.02 GIF a
Publication Date: 2017-07-04
Welcome to the fun and surprising world of numbers! Did you know there were about 10,000 light bulbs on the Titanic? Or that the Eiffel Tower is repainted every seven years--using 1,500 paintbrushes and 60 tons of paint? This engaging collection of statistics encourages kids' curiosity by sharing some unbelievable numerical facts from across the globe. From famous landmarks and bustling cities to hidden treasures and incredible creatures, no number is too big or too small. Lively graphic illustrations add to the fun.
The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature by Stan Berenstain; Jan Berenstain; Activity Books
Call Number: 500 BER b
Publication Date: 2013-01-16
Discover fun facts about the natural world in the company of the Berenstain Bears and their friend, Professor Actual Factual, the foremost bear scientist of his time! This treasury of knowledge includes a complete almanac of the seasons and intriguing information about animals, plants, insects, and fish -- plus fun for the whole family with simple science projects. Three big adventures begin with The Berenstain Bears' Almanac, presenting a year in Bear Country that's brimming with holiday celebrations, changes in the weather, and signs of the seasons. The Berenstain Bears' Nature Guide takes a leisurely stroll through the woods as well as an underwater excursion for close-ups of the plant and animal kingdoms. At The Berenstain Bears' Science Fair, discover a variety of machines and how they work with plenty of projects, experiments, and interesting things to learn, make, and do.
Egyptian Mummy (Inside Out) by Lorraine Jean Hopping
Call Number: 393.3 HOP e
Publication Date: 2017-10-10
This riveting journey into the secret death rites of an ancient civilisation includes a die-cut model that reveals a mummy's tomb layer by layer!
Kingfisher Readers L5: Record Breakers, the Most Dangerous by Philip Steele
Call Number: LVR-5
Publication Date: 2013-10-15
LEVEL 5 READING FLUENTLY Extent: 48pp, 75 to 100 words per page. Text at level 5 is for readers fast developing in confidence and ability. There is more text than at level 4, with more difficult vocabulary, more sophisticated information and a range of tenses and sentence types. Information is still clear and appealing. Packed with deadly animals, extreme sports, daredevil stunts and large-scale natural hazards, Record Breakers - The Most Dangerous is a no-holds-barred look at some of the most perilous situations in the world. Multiple text layers, callout boxes, and the detailed glossary and index help emergent readers truly comprehend all of the amazing information. This high-interest nonfiction chapter book that will captivate reluctant and proficient readers alike is one for the record books!
My Big Book of Bible Heroes for Kids by Glenn Hascall
Call Number: 220.6 HAS m
Publication Date: 2015-10-01
This brand-new, fully-illustrated book for kids highlights the stories of 50 weird, wild, and wonderful heroes from God's Word. Organized chronologically, each story features a verse, explores the heroic trait displayed, and digs deeper with a "Learning from a Hero" section that will encourage your kids to apply the heroic trait to their own lives. Kids will be captivated by the action-packed art that pops off the page while they learn how God has used ordinary people to accomplish great things.
National Geographic Angry Birds Star Wars by National Geographic Kids; National Geographic Kids
Call Number: 520 BRI a
Publication Date: 2013-09-17
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... three worlds collided. Angry Birds, Star Wars, and National Geographic united to take their fans on a galactic mission to uncover the true stories, inventions, and unbelievable science behind the science fiction. Discover how art imitates life by exploring the discovery of Kepler 16b, a real Tatooine planet; understand how a hovercraft works and how it resembles the landspeeder; find out how close we are to creating a real-life lightsabre. A bonus chapter takes this stellar adventure one step further to reveal never-before-published information about the characters, planets, and technology at work in the Angry Birds Star Wars II game! Join your favourite Angry Birds Star Wars characters on their galactic mission!
Salt-Water Fishing - A Step-by-Step Handbook by Martin Ford; Bruce Vaughan
Call Number: 799.16 FOR s
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
Expert techniques and advice on successful sea angling from shore or boat, illustrated with over 200 practical photographs and diagrams
Time for Kids All Access by Time for Kids Editors
Call Number: 031.02 AN a
Publication Date: 2014-09-23
TIME For Kids All Access provides readers with a thrilling behind-the-scenes look at some of the most fascinating people, places, and things in history and our world. -What does the President's private study in the White House look like? -What would it be like to tour the International Space Station where astronauts live, eat and sleep in space? -What would it be like to peel away the different layers of the Amazon Rain Forest to see all of the creatures who call it home? Interactive "lift-and-look" pages allow readers ages 8-12 to peel back the layers of high-impact photos to view amazing stats and fascinating facts about history, geography, sports, science, entertainment and more. Don't miss the other books in the All Access series, including Sports Illustrated Kids All New Access for an insider's look at the biggest star athletes, sports stadiums, and state-of-the-art locker rooms in the world.
What Will These Hands Make? by Nikki McClure
Call Number: 153.3 MCC w
Publication Date: 2020-02-25
A picture book that celebrates community and creativity from acclaimed cut-paper artist Nikki McClure This lyrical picture book from beloved creator Nikki McClure follows a family through one day and muses in the possibilities that one day holds-from enjoying treats at the bakery, to admiring handmade goods from local artisan shops, to observing the new construction in town. Illuminating themes of community, creativity, and collaboration, What Will These Hands Make? dares the reader to dream up everything they can be and all the ways they can leave their little corner of the world better than they found it.
Wondrous Women Who Changed the World by Jenny Jacoby; Maëva Collet (Illustrator)
Call Number: 923 JAC w
Publication Date: 2019-12-24
Meet forty incredible women who changed the world! In this first book in the new Role Models series, learn about forty inspirational women who made or continue to make stunning contributions to the world during their lifetimes. Then, you can create paper models of ten of these women using the perforated cardstock in the back of the book. The profiles cover a diverse group, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Rosa Parks, Frida Kahlo, Gloria Steinem, Malala Yousafzai, Florence Nightingale, Michelle Kwan, Jane Goodall, Aretha Franklin, and more.
World War I Tales: the Pigeon Spy by Terry Deary
Call Number: 940.41244 DEA p
Publication Date: 2013-09-12
Stories of the First World War from the bestselling Terry Deary, author of the hugely successful Horrible Histories. Flanders 1918. The extraordinary true story of a pigeon who saved nearly 200 lives. A troop of Americans are trapped behind enemy lines. Not only are their German enemies firing at them but so are their own side. Somehow they have to get a message to their comrades. The only way is by pigeon. But every time a pigeon rises in the air it is shot down. The last pigeon, a black bird called Cher Ami, flies with bullets zipping through the air all around him, covering 25 miles in just 65 minutes, helping to save the lives of the 194 survivors. In his epic journey he is shot through the breast, blinded in one eye, and left with a leg hanging only by a tendon. Army medics save his life. They can't save his leg, so they carve a small wooden one for him. When he recovers, the pigeon is put on a boat to the United States, a hero. Astonishing true tale of animals at war from master historical storyteller Terry Deary, for 7+.