They sound like bad guys, they look like bad guys . . . and they even smell like bad guys. But Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Shark are about to change all of that...Mr. Wolf has a daring plan for the Bad Guys' first good mission. They are going to break two hundred dogs out of the Maximum Security City Dog Pound. Will Operation Dog Pound go smoothly? Will the Bad Guys become the Good Guys? And will Mr. Snake please stop swallowing Mr. Piranha?!
The Basque Dragon by Adam Gidwitz; Jesse Casey; Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
Call Number: F GID b
Publication Date: 2019-08-06
Across the vast, blue ocean, in the mountains of the Basque Country, a fearsome creature has gone missing. And the Unicorn Rescue Society are the only ones who can save it. Elliot and Uchenna--and Jersey!--have barely recovered from their first adventure with Professor Fauna when he approaches them with an all-new quest. Except this time they're going to have to cross an ocean. In the mountains of the Basque Country, the Unicorn Rescue Society must track down a missing dragon. But how could someone even kidnap a dragon? And for what evil purpose? And is their newest, fire-breathing rescue more than they can handle?
Big Nate's Greatest Hits by Lincoln Peirce
Call Number: F PEI b
Publication Date: 2015-01-06
Big Nate's Greatest Hits collects three bestselling e-book only collections--Big Nate Makes a Splash, Big Nate Dibs on This Chair, and Big Nate Pray for a Fire Drill--in this supersized paperback edition. Eleven-year-old Nate Wright is no one-hit wonder. He's the king of Monopoly, the Michelangelo of P.S. 38, and a Cheez Doodle poet extraordinaire. He's a sixth-grade superstar--at least, that's what he tells everyone--and he's going all the way to Number One. Whether he's having an imaginary near-death experience, creating another hilarious episode of "Doctor Cesspool," or meeting the girl of his dreams at summer school, Nate's always at the top of the charts. The hits just keep on coming in Big Nate's Greatest Hits!
The Chupacabras of the Río Grande by Adam Gidwitz; David Bowles; Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
Call Number: F GID c
Publication Date: 2020-01-14
A new adventure begins for Elliot and Uchenna when Professor Fauna bursts into their classroom with a frightening report from the Texas-Mexico border: something has completely drained the blood from a cow's body! The team must fly to Laredo, where tempers are running high. Teaming up with local kids Lupita and Mateo--plus their brilliant mother, Dr. Alejandra Cervantes, and her curandero husband, Israel--can the Unicorn Rescue Society save the region's animals and help bring a divided community together once more? And what is that spiny, bloodsucking, adorable little creature?
COVID-19 for kids : understand the coronavirus and how to stay healthy by Catherine Cheung, et al
Call Number: F CAT c
Publication Date: 2020.
"Grandpa has a very strong will, but his body's weak and often ill." So begins our story, but the coronavirus has come to town and is spreading fast! What happens when Grandpa's family and friends meet COVID-19 at his grandson's birthday party? How will they all keep him safe?See how Grandpa's family and friends use social distancing and great hygiene to stay healthy and prevent further spread of the coronavirus, especially to the most vulnerable people in our ing simple rhymes and fun illustrations, help kids understand the facts and what they can do to help fight COVID-19
The Cyber Spying Glass (Christmas Edition) by A. Marcus; Elisa Bindi (Illustrator)
Call Number: F MAR c
Publication Date: 2016-10-08
The Cyber Spying Glass is a thoughtfully written book designed to help parents teach their children about the importance of staying safe online. In this book, Eric and Kelly introduces the readers to the Internet, a place where we must pay very close attention to the clues presented before us in order to stay safe. Although the Internet may appear to be a place of wonder and curiosity, Eric and Kelly shows us that it can also be a very dangerous place as the story progresses. Over the years, the Internet has immensely transformed the way children access information and interact with the world. With ever-evolving technology, the Internet provides children with quick access to extensive knowledge, connection with people on a global scale and equips them with the appropriate means to fuel their creativity.
Dumpling Days by Grace Lin
Call Number: F LIN d
Publication Date: 2019-03-19
Pacy's parents have signed her up for a Chinese painting class, and at first she's excited. This is a new way to explore her art talent! But everything about the trip is harder than she thought it would be--she looks like everyone else but can't speak the language, she has trouble following the art teacher's instructions, and it's difficult to make friends in her class. At least the dumplings are delicious... As the month passes by, Pacy eats chicken feet (by accident!), gets blessed by a fortune teller, searches for her true identity, and grows closer to those who matter most.
Going Back to School During Coronavirus by Rachel Saunders
Call Number: F SAU g
Publication Date: 2020-08-17
Perfect for Teachers and Parents! This book is about a girl heading back to school during the time of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Readers will join this student as she navigates new school procedures, transitions between classes, lunchtime/playtime, and interactions with friends. The storybook includes engaging, colorful illustrations to accompany each new school procedure. Going Back to School During Coronavirus discusses handwashing, hand sanitizer, social distancing, safely sharing objects, and wearing a mask. This book clearly outlines what students can expect this school year and helps alleviate anxieties in this new COVID-19 world.
The Great Race by Eric Lee; Rachel Foo (Illustrator); Ling Lee
Call Number: F LIN g
Publication Date: 2020-12-03
The Jade Emperor has invited all the animals of the kingdom for The Great Race. Which 12 animals will cross the river first and become a part of the Chinese Zodiac? Teach young readers Chinese through this retelling of a classic Chinese legend passed through the generations. Follow along in Simplified Chinese, Pinyin, and English. Children, parents, and teachers will enjoy the beautiful, immersive illustrations and dynamic story.
Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
Call Number: F MED m
Publication Date: 2020-04-07
Merci Suárez knew that sixth grade would be different, but she had no idea just how different. For starters, as strong and thoughtful as Merci is, she has never been completely like the other kids at her private school in Florida, because she and her older brother, Roli, are scholarship students. They don't have a big house or a fancy boat, and they have to do extra community service to make up for their free tuition. So when bossy Edna Santos sets her sights on the new boy who happens to be Merci's school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, Merci becomes the target of Edna's jealousy. Things aren't going well at home, either: Merci's grandfather and most trusted ally, Lolo, has been acting strangely lately -- forgetting important things, falling from his bike, and getting angry over nothing. And Merci is left to her own worries, because no one in her family will tell her what's going on.
Mulan's Lunar New Year by Natasha Yim; Sophie Li (Illustrator)
Call Number: F YIM m
Publication Date: 2018-10-30
It's the Lunar New Year, and it happens to be Mulan's favorite festival! There is a lot to do to prepare for this important celebration, and for the first time, Mulan is old enough to help out. But everything Mulan does seems to turn out wrong. . . . Follow along with Mulan in this special Lunar New Year story that captures the unique sense of magic, imagination, and possibility that surrounds the holiday!
My Mouth Is a Volcano! by Julia Cook; Carrie Hartman (Illustrator)
Call Number: F COO m
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Louis always interrupts! All of his thoughts are very important to him, and when he has something to say, his words rumble and grumble in his tummy, they wiggle and jiggle on his tongue and then they push on his teeth, right before he ERUPTS (or interrupts). His mouth is a volcano! But when others begin to interrupt Louis, he learns how to respectfully wait for his turn to talk. My Mouth Is A Volcano takes an empathetic approach to the habit of interrupting and teaches children a witty technique to help them manage their rambunctious thoughts and words.
The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
Call Number: F HIR n
Publication Date: 2019-04-23
My Life comes a poignant, personal, and hopeful tale of India's partition, and of one girl's journey to find a new home in a divided country It's 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders. Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn't know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it's too dangerous to stay in what is now Pakistan, Nisha and her family become refugees and embark first by train but later on foot to reach her new home. The journey is long, difficult, and dangerous, and after losing her mother as a baby, Nisha can't imagine losing her homeland, too.
Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot by Adam Gidwitz; Joseph Bruchac; Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
Call Number: F GID s
Publication Date: 2020-01-14
Professor Fauna whisks the kids--and Jersey, of course--off to the Muckleshoot territory in Washington, where film crews have suddenly descended en masse to expose Bigfoot to the world, and the Schmoke logging company is bringing in some awfully large machinery. Can the Unicorn Rescue Society escape the blades of the Schmokes' chain saws? Outsmart a cable news team? And are those big, hairy creatures running through the forest really Bigfoot?
Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin
Call Number: F LIN s
Publication Date: 2012-10-02
Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice the village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems. But one day, a mysterious lady arrives at the Inn with the gift of storytelling, and slowly transforms the villagers and Rendi himself. As she tells more stories and the days pass in the Village of Clear Sky, Rendi begins to realize that perhaps it is his own story that holds the answers to all those questions. .
When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
Call Number: F LIN w
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
. Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most thrilling tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller. Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan, a mysterious boy who seems to have his own secrets to hide. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei's grandmother--before it's too late.
When the World Closed by E. E. Thorgaard; J. Shapiro (Illustrator)
Call Number: F THO w
Publication Date: 2020-11-19
After doing a lot of nothing fun, Finley and Tate built an ordinary blanket fort. Once inside the fort, their day became anything but ordinary! Soon, they were whisked away on an inspiring adventure that helped them feel less alone even though they were stuck at home.When the World Closed empowers children to navigate their feelings and reignite their imaginations during the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns, lockdowns, and quarantines. Educators, Parents, Mental Health Counselors, Psychologists, and Literacy Specialists agree that this dynamic author-illustrator team captures the present times with the emotional depth and hope that children need and deserve.
The Year of the Rat by Grace Lin
Call Number: F LIN y
Publication Date: 2019-03-19
The Year of the Dog was a very lucky year: she met her best friend Melody and discovered her true talents. However, the Year of the Rat brings big changes: Pacy must deal with Melody moving to California, find the courage to forge on with her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator, and learn to face some of her own flaws. Pacy encounters prejudice, struggles with acceptance, and must find the beauty in change.
My First Chinese New Year by Karen Katz (Illustrator)
Call Number: F KAT m
Publication Date: 2012-12-11
Author-illustrator Karen Katz's My First Chinese New Year presents a warm and lively introduction to a special holiday that will make even the youngest reader want to start a Chinese New Year tradition! Hooray! Hooray! Soon it will be Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is a time of new beginnings. Follow one little girl as she learns how to welcome the coming year and experience all the festivities surrounding it.
12 Lucky Animals: a Bilingual Baby Book by Vickie Lee; Joey Chou (Illustrator)
Call Number: 590 LEE t
Publication Date: 2018-12-31
From the creative team of Ruby's Chinese New Year, Chinese medicine practitioner Vickie Lee and illustrator Joey Chou--the visual development artist of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse--present this bilingual baby picture book introducing Chinese characters through the animals of the Chinese zodiac. The adventure loving Dragon, the carefree Horse, and the artistic Goat are just three of the 12 Lucky Animals to be found in the Chinese zodiac, rendered here in bright illustrations. Use the wheel on the back cover to help little readers discover who their lucky animal is and how to pronounce its name in Chinese and English.
All in a Drop by Lori Alexander; Vivien Mildenberger (Illustrator)
Call Number: 579.092 ALE a
Publication Date: 2021-11-23
By building his own microscope, Antony van Leeuwenhoek advanced humanity's understanding of our oft-invisible world around us Proving that remarkable discoveries can come from the most unexpected people and places, this eye-opening chapter book, illustrated with lively full-color art, celebrates the power of curiosity, ingenuity, and persistence. Microbes are everywhere: in the soil and oceans, in snow, and inside our bodies. But in Antony van Leeuwenhoek's time, people believed that what they saw with their own eyes was all that existed in the world. How did a simple tradesman--who didn't go to college or speak English or Latin like all the other scientists--change everyone's minds?
Children Just Like Me Food Like Mine by DK
Call Number: 394.1 LOV f
Publication Date: 2017-07-11
Part of DK's Children Just Like Me series, this book is a celebration of children around the world, the food they eat, and the meals they share, with 27 easy-to-follow recipes from a variety of countries--from Botswana to the USA. Food Like Mine lets kids eat their way through an amazing variety of countries, including India, Sweden, and Mexico, and celebrate the traditions with children just like them along the way.
Diwali by Hannah Eliot; Archana Sreenivasan (Illustrator)
Call Number: 294.5 ELI d
Publication Date: 2018-08-28
Learn all about the traditions of Diwali with this third book in the delightful board book series Celebrate the World, which highlights special occasions and holidays across the globe.
Día de Los Muertos by Hannah Eliot; Jorge Gutierrez (Illustrator)
Call Number: 395.266 ELI d
Publication Date: 2018-07-24
Learn all about the traditions of Día de los Muertos with this second book in the brand-new board book series Celebrate the World, which highlights special occasions and holidays across the globe. At the end of October each year, it's time to celebrate an ancient tradition: Día de los Muertos! With vibrant illustrations by Golden Globe-winning Mexican illustrator Jorge Gutierrez, this festive board book teaches that Día de los Muertos honors ancestors and loved ones who have passed. From sugar skulls to papel picado, this is a holiday that truly commemorates the cycle of life.
How to Draw Anything Anytime by Kamo
Call Number: 745 KOM h
Publication Date: 2021-09-14
Begin with a line or squiggle, and then turn it into a face, animal or anything else that your imagination conjures up. The point is just to draw--anytime, anywhere, anything--and, most of all, to have fun while you are doing it! With more than 1000 examples to trace or make on your own, How to Draw Anything Anytime includes: People of all ages Animals from sea otters to giraffes and sloths to turtles Food and drinks including coffee, popcorn, sushi and lots of other appetizing treats Transportation, whether traveling by submarine, UFO or bus Astrological signs and zodiac animals Japanese and latin alphabet lettering Clever borders for decorating edges The adorable images throughout the book provide inspiration. Whether doodling digitally or on paper, use your drawings to decorate bookmarks, office supplies, bags, cards, invitations, notebooks, mobiles, window hangings and more. Sample cartoon strips show you how to incorporate your doodles into a bigger project. Fans of Kamo's other doodle books love her instantly recognizable style. Unlike serious art books, there are no rules to follow and no classes to take. All that's needed is a free hand and a free spirit--follow your lines and see where they take you.
How to Draw Manga Faces Mastering Manga by Mark Crilley
Call Number: 745 CRI h
Publication Date: February 18. 2019
Mastering Manga, How to Draw Manga Faces is an excerpt from Mastering Manga With Mark Crilley. True manga style is about more than big eyed characters, but Mark's lessons ensure that you can get them right, whether the character is facing you straight on, at an angle, or in profile. With lessons on hair styles for boys and girls, and different expressions, you'll get everything you need to know to begin drawing perfectly proportioned manga faces right away.
The Magical Unicorn Society: a Brief History of Unicorns by Selwyn E. Phipps; Aitch (Illustrator); Oana Befort (Illustrator)
Call Number: 398.24 PHI a
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
The Magical Unicorn Society has released from its top-secret case files an entire book full of tales of unicorn encounters from throughout world history. From the story of the 17th century sailors rescued from pirates by Water Moon unicorns, to the mystery about the girls who believed they'd discovered a Woodland Flower unicorn in modern-day Central Park, this book shares some of the most amazing stories of humanity's experiences alongside these magical creatures. Brought to life by vivid and enchanting artwork throughout, A Brief History of Unicorns is an essential companion to The Magical Unicorn Society Official Handbook. A truly magical must-have for unicorn enthusiasts of all ages!
Ramadan by Hannah Eliot; Rashin Kheiriyeh (Illustrator)
Call Number: 297.362 ELI r
Publication Date: 2018-04-03
Learn all about the traditions of Ramadan with this first book in the brand-new board book series Celebrate the World, which highlights celebrations across the globe. In the ninth month of the year, when the first crescent moon rises in the sky, it's time to celebrate Ramadan! In this lovely board book with illustrations from Rashin Kheiriyeh, readers learn that Ramadan is a time to reflect on ourselves, to be thankful, and a time to help others.
The Undefeated by Alexander, Kwame
Call Number: 811.6 ALE u
Publication Date: March, 2020
From New York Times bestselling-author Kwame Alexander comes this powerful and important ode to black history: the strength and bravery of everyday people and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest artists, athletes, and activists.
With references to lyrics and lines originally shared by our most celebrated heroes, this poem digs into the not-so-distant past to underline the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present.
Where Are the Galapagos Islands? by Megan Stine; Who HQ; John Hinderliter (Illustrator)
Call Number: 986.6 STI w
Publication Date: 2017-05-16
The Galapagos Islands are a chain of volcanic islands located on either side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean. The isolated location of the islands has allowed a vast number of species to develop that are original to each island, such as the marine iguana, the blue-footed booby, the magnificentfrigatebird and of course the giant Galapagos tortoise, which may live to be over one hundred years old. Studied by Charles Darwin during his historic voyage on the HMS Beagle, the island life contributed to his groundbreaking theory of evolution.
Where Are the Great Pyramids? by Thomas Hoobler; Who HQ; Jerry Hoare (Illustrator); Dorothy Hoobler
Call Number: 932 HOO w
Publication Date: 2015-09-15
Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler tell the story of the powerful pharaohs who commissioned the pyramids at Giza and offer a fascinating look at the culture of the afterlife in ancient Egypt, explaining exactly how mummies were made. Easy to read and scrupulously researched, this explores the mysteries that have attracted countless visitors to the pyramids for centuries.
Where Is Easter Island? by Megan Stine; Who HQ; John Hinderliter (Illustrator)
Call Number: 996.18 STI w
Publication Date: 2017-09-12
Unearth the secrets of the mysterious giant stone statues on this tiny remote Pacific island. Easter Island, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean thousands of miles from anywhere, has intrigued visitors since Europeans first arrived in the 1700s. How did people first come to live there? How did they build the enormous statues and why? How were they placed around the island without carts or even wheels? Scientists have learned many of the answers, although some things still remain a mystery. Megan Stine reveals it all in a gripping narrative.
Where Is Mount Everest? by Nico Medina; Who HQ; John Hinderliter (Illustrator)
Call Number: 954.96 MED w
Publication Date: 2015-05-19
As the recent deaths of sixteen Sherpas underscore, climbing Mount Everest remains a daunting challenge. Located in the Himalayas, Everest is the highest mountain in the world at a whopping 29,028 feet. In this compelling narrative, Nico Medina guides readers through the mountain's ancient beginnings, first human settlers, historic climbs, and the modern commercialization of mountain-climbing. With stories of expeditions gone wrong and miraculously successful summit climbs, this is a thrilling addition to the Where Is? series!
Where Is Stonehenge? by True Kelley; Who HQ; John Hinderliter (Illustrator)
Call Number: 913.362 KEL w
Publication Date: 2016-09-06
Unravel some of the riddles of Stonehenge, one of the most famous and mysterious monuments in the world! Where is Stonehenge? That's an easy question to answer. It sits on the Salisbury Plain in Southern England. But what is the meaning of these strange circles of stones? Was Stonehenge a religious site to honor the dead? Or a sacred place of healing? Or perhaps an astrological calendar? These are much harder questions to answer. However, in an engaging and easy-to-read account, True Kelley puts forth all theories-past as well as current ones-about Stonehenge and the people who four thousand years ago managed to build this amazing monument.
Where Is the Colosseum? by Jim O'Connor; Who HQ; John O'Brien (Illustrator)
Call Number: 937.6 OCO w
Publication Date: 2017-01-24
A marvel of engineering that proclaimed the might of the Emperor of Ancient Rome. The Emperor Titus opened the enormous Colosseum in AD 80 to host 100 days of games, and it will astound readers to learn what the ancient Romans found entertaining. Over 50,000 screaming fans watched gladiators battling each other to the death, men fighting exotic wild beasts, and even mock sea battles with warships floating on an arena floor flooded with water.
Where Is the Congo? by Megan Stine; Who HQ; Dede Putra (Illustrator)
Call Number: 916.751 STI w
Publication Date: 2020-05-05
Discover what lives and grows in the Congo Basin in Central Africa, one of the planet's most remarkable regions. Running through six countries in the middle of Africa, the Congo Basin contains some of the largest tropical rainforests in the world. Dealing with present-day issues of climate change, it is home to bonobo apes, mountain gorillas, forest elephants, and more. With details about the exploration (and exploitation) by the European colonialists and the aftermath of their arrival in the Congo, this book will give readers a better understanding of the second largest rainforest in the world.
Where Is the Eiffel Tower? by Dina Anastasio; Who HQ; Tim Foley (Illustrator)
Call Number: 725.97 ANA w
Publication Date: 2017-05-16
When the plans for the Eiffel Tower were first announced, many people hated the design of the future landmark, calling it ungainly and out of step with the beautiful stone buildings of the city. But once it went up for the World's Fair in 1889, the people of Paris quickly fell in love with the tower. Today it seems impossible to imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower, which greets millions of visitors each year who climb up its wrought-iron stairs, ride its glass elevators, and enjoy the wonderful views of the city spread out below it.
Where Is the Kremlin? by Deborah Hopkinson; Who HQ; Dede Putra (Illustrator)
Call Number: 947.31 HOP w
Publication Date: 2019-05-21
Lined by nineteen beautiful towers, the high walls of the Kremlin enclose colorful domed cathedrals, treasure-filled museums, and the Russian capitol. But this Moscow fortress has had its share of dark days. Follow along with author Deborah Hopkinson as she recounts the tales of spying, murder, missing children, and lost treasure that are part of this landmark's long history.
Where Is the Serengeti? by Nico Medina; Who HQ; Manuel Gutierrez (Illustrator)
Call Number: 591.7 MED w
Publication Date: 2019-07-16
Each year, over 1.5 million wildebeest make a harrowing journey (more than one thousand miles!) between Tanzania and Kenya. They are in search of new land to graze. Even if these creatures avoid vicious attacks from lions and crocodiles, they could still fall prey to thirst, hunger, and exhaustion. This book not only follows the exciting Migration, but also tells about the other creatures and peoples that co-exist along these beautiful landscapes of the Serengeti.
Where Is the Taj Mahal? by Thomas Hoobler; Who HQ; John Hinderliter (Illustrator); Dorothy Hoobler
Call Number: 726.8 HOO w
Publication Date: 2017-01-24
The Taj Mahal may look like a palace, but it's actually a tomb and a lasting testament to one of the world's great love stories. In 1612, Mogul emperor Shah Jahan married Mumtaz Mahal. It had been love at first sight and for nineteen years they were so inseparable that Mumtaz even accompanied Shah Jahan to battlefields. When she died suddenly giving birth to their fourteenth child, the emperor set about building a magnificent memorial to his wife
Where Is the Tower of London? by Janet B. Pascal; Who HQ; David Malan (Illustrator)
Call Number: 942.1 PAS w
Publication Date: 2018-09-18
The Tower of London holds almost a thousand years' worth of secrets! The Tower of London draws more than 2 million visitors a year! Almost 1000 years old and first built by William the Conqueror in 1066, the tower has been a fortress, a palace, a zoo, and an exhibit site for the amazing Crown Jewels. But the tower's reputation as a prison is probably what accounts for its popularity! Two young princes in the time of evil King Richard III were never again heard from after entering the castle, and two of King Henry VIII's wives were held captive here. Author Janet B. Pascal brings to life one of the most fascinating landmarks in the world.
Where Is the Vatican? by Megan Stine; Who HQ; Laurie A. Conley (Illustrator)
Call Number: 945.6 STI w
Publication Date: 2019-12-24
Hundreds of thousands of people gather in front of St. Peter's Basilica to learn who will be the next leader of the Catholic Church. A white puff of smoke from a chimney signals the cardinals--the "princes" of the church--have elected one of their own who will continue to be the leader of the faith that has been around for more than two thousand years. Author Megan Stine charts the beginning of Christianity and its hold on members of the faith as well as the countless struggles for power (one pope was poisoned by his own men!), the building of the Vatican and creation of the Sistine Chapel, and the Secret Archives that hold papers the church has accumulated over the centuries.
Where on Earth? by DK
Call Number: 910 HEL w
Publication Date: 2013-03-18
If you're looking for adventure, look no further. Scale the majestic peaks of the Himalayas, trek through the thick, creature filled jungles of South America, or roam the expansive grasslands of Africa in these pages! This amazing educational book is so much more than just a knowledge book filled with cool maps and facts about the world. This vital source of learning is perfect for children to dip into for school projects and is a fantastic addition to any family library. Explore, Learn And Get To Know The World Around You In Spectacular Detail! See the world like never before. More than 60 stunning, specially commissioned maps take you on a fact-filled continent-by-continent tour of the world you will never forget! Without even leaving your home, this awesome kid's educational book allows you to:
Where Were the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? by Yona Z. McDonough; Who HQ; Dede Putra (Illustrator)
Call Number: 709.01 MCD w
Publication Date: 2020-04-07
More than 2,000 years ago, travelers wrote about the incredible sights they saw while on their journeys. They told tales of hanging gardens that were built for a Babylonian queen, and a colossal statue that guided ships through the harbor of Rhodes in Greece. These writers compiled a list of the very best of these sights that are now known as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Author Yona Zeldis McDonough takes the readers on a trip to the Lighthouse of Alexandria and the Great Pyramids in Egypt (the only Wonder still standing), the Statue of Zeus at Olympia and the Colossus of Rhodes in ancient Greece, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, and the Temple of Artemis, detailing the creativity and skill that these early civilizations possessed.
New Picture Books
#Goldilocks by Jeanne Willis
Call Number: E WIL g
Publication Date: 2019-05-01
Everyone loves Goldilocks' hilarious online videos, but in her quest to get more likes, more laughs and more hits, she tries something a little more daring: stealing porridge #pipinghot, breaking chairs #fun, and using someone else's bed #sleep. What will Daddy Bear do when he sees that online? A hilarious cautionary tale for a new generation of internet-users from the prize-winning partnership of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.
Chinese New Year Wishes by Shi Meng (Illustrator); Jillian Lin
Call Number: E LIN c
Publication Date: 2019-01-03
It is Hong's favorite time of the year. His whole family celebrates. It is the Chinese New Year. In this beautifully illustrated book, children aged 2 to 6 will follow Hong as he and his family prepare for and celebrate the Chinese New Year Festival. They will also enjoy reading the story behind the most important celebration in Chinese culture. More interesting facts and questions for discussion are included at the back of the book. Written in English and Chinese (simplified Chinese characters and Hanyu Pinyin romanization), Chinese New Year Wishes is perfect as an early reader or to read aloud.
Fox at Night by Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)
Call Number: E TAB f
Publication Date: 2021-03-02
Fox the Tiger--overcomes his fear of monsters when he meets real nocturnal animals. Fox is up late in the night. There are shadows and noises everywhere. Fox is sure the night is full of monsters! Then he meets the real creatures of the night and realizes they are not so scary after all. Carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and whimsical illustrations, Fox at Night is ideal for sharing with your emergent readers.The active, engaging My First I Can Read stories have appealing plots and lovable characters, encouraging children to continue their reading journey.
The Great Compromise by Julia Cook; Kyle Merriman (Illustrator)
Call Number: E COO g
Publication Date: 2019-09-03
Cora June knows what she wants and doesn't want to back down and compromise! Cora June and her classmate, Wilson, are locked in a battle of wills. Each one desperately wants to be the ultimate decider. They scream at each other about whether to play dodge-ball or soccer at recess. They get into a tug of war over a popsicle. Each wants to dictate where to go on the next class trip! Can these two opinionated, wanna-be leaders compromise or agree to anything? Using rhymes and easy to relate to situations, this story offers valuable lessons about the power of compromise and why the best leaders are never afraid to negotiate. The Great Compromise is part of the The Leader I'll Be! book series.
If You Give a Mouse an IPhone by Ann Droyd
Call Number: E DRO i
Publication Date: 2014-10-21
The perfect gift for parents everywhere, from the New York Times bestselling author of Goodnight iPad. The parody of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie that every parent will relate to. If you give in to temptation and give a bored little mouse your iPhone, even for ten minutes, he's probably going to beam to some faraway place beyond time, space, and the sound of your pleading voice. And if he's that far gone, he won't have any idea what's going on around him, and he might end up missing out on all the real fun. From the New York Times-bestselling author of Goodnight iPad comes a delightful new commentary on the perils of our tech-obsessed lives and a fully charged romp for readers of all ages.
It's My Way or the Highway by Julia Cook; Kyle Merriman (Illustrator)
Call Number: E COO i
Publication Date: 2019-02-20
With help, Cora June learns that there is a difference between being assertive and being bossy. See what additional lessons are learned in this eye-opening tale about the benefits of not always getting your way. This is the first title in an exciting storybook series, The Leader I?ll Be! book series which includes: It's My Way or the Highway ? Cora June learns to be assertive and flexible without being bossy. The "I" in Integrity ? Can Cora June do the right thing?even when no one is looking? Good Things Come to Those Who Wait - In a world consumed by instant gratification, can Cora June stay calm and patient?
Moon Festival Wishes by Shi Meng (Illustrator); Jillian Lin
Call Number: E LIN m
Publication Date: 2018-09-09
Today is a special day for Mei and her family. It is the Chinese Moon Festival. In this beautifully illustrated book, children aged 2 to 6 will follow Mei as she and her family prepare for and celebrate the Mid-autumn, Mooncake, or Moon Festival. They will also enjoy reading the story behind one of the most important Chinese celebrations. More interesting facts and questions for discussion are included at the back of the book. Written in English and Chinese, Moon Festival Wishes is perfect as an early reader or to read aloud.
See the Cat: Three Stories about a Dog by David LaRochelle; Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)
Call Number: E LAR s
Publication Date: 2020-09-08
Winner of the 2021 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Move over, Spot. . . . Spoofing classic primers, Max the Dog talks back to the book in a twist that will have fans of funny early readers howling. See Max. Max is not a cat--Max is a dog. But much to Max's dismay, the book keeps instructing readers to "see the cat." How can Max get through to the book that he is a DOG? In a trio of stories for beginning readers, author David LaRochelle introduces the excitable Max, who lets the book know in irresistibly emphatic dialogue that the text is not to his liking. Illustrator Mike Wohnoutka hilariously depicts the pup's reactions to the narrator and to the wacky cast of characters who upend Max's--and readers'--expectations as the three stories build to an immensely satisfying conclusion. Hooray, Max, hooray!
Tek by Patrick McDonnell
Call Number: E MCD t
Publication Date: 2016-10-04
Here is a hilarious (and heartfelt) reminder of how technology can take us backward...all the way to the times of prehistoric man! Tek is a cave boy in love with tech: his tablet, videogames, phone, and TV keep him deep in his cave, glued to his devices, day in and day out. He never sees his friends or family anymore--and his ability to communicate has devolved to just one word: "UGH!" Can anyone in the village convince Tek to unplug and come outside into the big, beautiful world?
What about Worms!? (Elephant and Piggie Like Reading!) by Ryan Higgins; Mo Willems
Call Number: E HIG w
Publication Date: 2020-05-19
Higgins comes What About Worms!? Tiger is BIG. Tiger is BRAVE. And Tiger is NOT afraid of anything . . . except WORMS! Are Tiger's worm worries worse than worms?
When We Stayed Home by Tara Fass; Judith Proffer; Yoko Matsuoka (Illustrator)
Call Number: E FAS w
Publication Date: 2020-09-22
When a scary virus traveled the globe, we were asked to stay home to help the helpers. When We Stayed Home is an illustrated children's book of one young boy's experience of being a super-helper by staying home, washing hands and wearing a face mask, and how he used his imagination and creativity to weather staying home, even while missing school and family and friends and the "normal" life he once knew.