Wednesday, March 30, 2011

If it's Spring, there must be butterflies!

For the past two weeks I have had young readers stop by my office to ask when the butterflies are coming.  Well, they are here!

That's right!  The butterfly larvae arrived on Tuesday morning and are now in my office window!  The little wigglers have already started to grow.  It is amazing to watch how quickly(about three weeks) the caterpillars will grow, spin their chrysalises, and then hatch as beautiful Painted Lady butterflies.

This is such a fun spring tradition to share with our community.  We invite young and old alike to stop by often to help us "Celebrate Spring!"

Monday, March 28, 2011

Great Non-fiction Books

We have added a number of interesting non-fiction titles to the collection this spring.  Come in and find a book on a  subject that is of interest to you!

Cool School Clubs by Karen Kenney
How to Build a Prize Winning Robot by Joel Chaffee
Food for Thought: The Stories Behind the Things We Eat by Ken Robbins
They Called Themselves the K. K. K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group by Susan Campbell
Henry Knox: Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot by Anita Silvey
Chief Joseph: The Voice for Peace by Lorraine Hopping
The Arabian Nights by Wafa Tarnowska
The Battle of Nashville by Benson Bobrick
Explore Rocks and Minerals: 25 Great Projects, Activities.. by Cynthia Brown
Peregrine Falcon: Dive, Dive, Dive! by Naralie Lunis
The Ultimate Survival Guide by Mike Flynn
Sky Sailors: True Stories of the Balloon Era by David Bristow
Snow White by Brothers Grimm
Little Red Riding Hood by Gennady Spirin
Understanding the Stock Market by Helen Thompson
Investing Money by Helen Thompson
Understanding Credit by Helen Thompson
Liberty's Voice: The Emma Lazarus Story by Erica Silverman
Tsunami! by Kimiko Katikawa
Tecumseh: Shooting Star of the Pawnee by Dwight Zimmerman
Witness to Disaster: Tsunamis by Judy Fradin
Energy Island: How One Community Harnessed the Wind by Allan Drummond
65 Short Mysteries You Can Solve With Math by Eric Yoder
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman
Modeling Clay Animals: Easy to Follow Projects by Bernadette Cuyart
How Football Works by Keltie Thomas
Tillie the Terrible Swede: How One Woman, A Sewing Needle, and a Bicycle Changed History by Sarah    McMenemy
Gold! Gold from the American River!: January 24, 1848: The Day the Gold Rush Began by Don Brown

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ready to Read some Great Picture Books?

The Library has the following new books in the Juvenile East Collection (Picture Books):

My Cold Went on Vacation by Molly Rausch
Arbor Day Square by Kathryn Galbraith
Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie by Herman Parish
Stanley's Little Sister by Linda Bailey
Perfect Soup by Lisa Moser
Not Me! by Nicola Killen
Shadow by Suzy Lee
Little Pink Pup by Johanna Kerby
A String of Hearts by Laura Elliot
Hero Dad by Melinda Hardin
Kindergarten Diary by Antoinette Portis
Dragon Stew by Steve Smallman
A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea by Michael Black
Miss Tutu's Star by Leslea Newman
Tickle, Tickle! Itch, Twitch! by Julie Olson
No by Claudia Rueda
Socksquatch by Frank Dormer
Eliza's Kindergarten Pet by Alice McGinty
Dora's Fairy Tale Adventure by Leslie Valdes
At the Carnival by Leslie Valdes (Dora)
A Humpback Whale Tale by Justin Spelvin (Diego)
Mini Racer by Kristy Dempsey
Otis and Sydney and the Best Birthday Ever by Laura Numeroff
The Story of the Leprechaun by Katherine Tegen
Thomas the Tank Engine: Anniversary Edition
The Wonderful Book by Leonid Gore
The Trucker by Barbara Samuels
Frankie Stein Starts School by Lola Schaefer
Chicks Run Wild by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Juvenile Books at the Library

Sweet Treats and Secret Crushes by Lisa Greenwald
Melonhead and the Big Stink by Katy Kelly
After All, You're Callie Boone by Winnie Mack
Magical Misadventures of Prunella Bogthistle by Deva Fagan
Stink and the Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan McDonald
Under the Green Hill by Laura Sullivan
Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett
The Hole in the Wall by Lisa Rowe Fraustino

The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh
The Wonder of Charlie Anne by Kimberly Fusco
The Search for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi
Mr. Stink by David Williams
Seaglass Summer by Anjali Banerjee
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
Silver Rain by Lois Peterson
Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream by Jenny Han
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm
The Call by Michael Grant
I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis
Never Blame the Umpire by Gene Fehler
Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman
Saving Zasha by Randi Barrow
Black Radishes by Susan Lynn Meyer
The Romeo and Juliet Code by Phoebe Stone
Elvis and Olive: Super Detectives by Stephanie Watson
The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
Girl's Best Friend by Leslie Margolis