New Books

This is only a partial list of some of our new favorites. Be sure to check the catalog for the complete list of new kids' titles!
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: an Origami Yoda Book  by Tom AnglebergerThe Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: an Origami Yoda Book
Angleberger, Tom
ISBN: 9781419703928
Call Number: J ANGL
2012
McQuarrie Middle School's students miss Origami Yoda when Dwight leaves for Tippett Academy, but he sends Sara a paper Fortune Wookiee that seems to give advice just as good as Yoda's--even if, in the hands of girls, it seems preoccupied with romance. 
Wild about You! by Judy SierraWild about You!
Sierra, Judy
ISBN: 9780307931788
Call Number: JE SIER
2012
Joining the new baby animals at the zoo are the much-loved pengaroo and the pandacat.
Weird Science: Mad Marvels from the Way-out World by Matt LakeWeird Science: Mad Marvels from the Way-out World
Lake, Matt
ISBN: 9781402760419
Call Number: J 500 LAKE
2012
From "Zany Zoology" to "Medical Marvels & Mishaps," the creators of Weird U.S., scout out wonders--mostly of the astonishing or gross-out sort--from scientific fields.
Because of Shoe and Other Dog Stories by Ann M. MartinBecause of Shoe and Other Dog Stories
Martin, Ann M.
ISBN: 9780805093148
Call Number: J BECA
2012
An illustrated anthology of stories about dogs and their relationships with humans, for readers of varying levels.
Bear in Love by Daniel Manus PinkwaterBear in Love
Pinkwater, Daniel Manus
ISBN: 9780763645694
Call Number: JE PINK
2012
A bear with a secret admirer who leaves sweet, crunchy treats outside his cave each night tries to repay the kindness with honey, but comes to find out that his new friend is smaller, cuter, and fonder of carrots than any bear.
The Bravest Woman in America by Marissa MossThe Bravest Woman in America
Moss, Marissa
ISBN: 9781582463698
Call Number: J 921 LEWIS
2011
Award-winners Moss and U'Ren shed light on a remarkable piece of history. Based on the true story of Ida Lewis, dubbed "the Bravest Woman in America" and recognized with the Congressional Life Saving Medal and the American Cross of Honor, this inspiring and unforgettable tale of real-life heroism is a tribute to brave women everywhere.
The I'm Not Scared book  by Todd ParrThe I'm Not Scared book
Parr, Todd
ISBN: 9780316084451
Call Number: JE PARR
2011
Sometimes I'm scared of dogs.I'm not scared when they give me kisses.Sometimes I'm scared I will make a mistake.I'm not scared when I know I tried my best.With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, Todd Parr explores the subject of all things scary and assures readers that all of us are afraid sometimes.
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey RinkerGoodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Rinker, Sherri Duskey
ISBN: 9780811877824
Call Number: JE RINK
2011
As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest-so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more.
How Tía Lola Saved the Summer  by Julia AlvarezHow Tía Lola Saved the Summer
Alvarez, Julia
ISBN: 9780375867279
Call Number: J ALVA
2011
Miguel Guzman isn't exactly looking forward to the summer now that his mother has agreed to let the Sword family-a father, his three daughters, and their dog-live with them while they decide whether or not to move to Vermont. Little does Miguel know his aunt has something up her sleeve that just may make this the best summer ever.
Blackout by John RoccoBlackout
Rocco, John
ISBN: 9781423121909
Call Number: JE ROCC
2011
One hot summer night in the city, all the power goes out. The TV shuts off and a boy wails, "Mommm!" His sister can no longer use the phone, Mom can't work on her computer, and Dad can't finish cooking dinner. What's a family to do? When they go up to the roof to escape the heat, they find the lights--in stars that can be seen for a change--and so many neighbors it's like a block party in the sky!
EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken by Sally WarnerEllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken
Warner, Sally
ISBN: 9780670062430
Call Number: J WARN
2011
This humorous and true-to-life story kicks off the EllRay Jakes series, which is just right for boys (and girls!) who are beginning to read chapter books.
Before You Came by Patricia MacLachlanBefore You Came
MacLachlan, Patricia
ISBN: 9780060512347
Call Number: JE MACL
2011
A mother relates how she spent time before her child arrived, then passes on a gift of days paddling a red canoe, reading in a pillow-filled hammock until dark, and watching the moon rise at night.
Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat by Philip C. SteadJonathan and the Big Blue Boat
Stead, Philip C.
ISBN: 9781596435629
Call Number: JE STEA
2011
When Jonathan loses his best friend, a stuffed bear named Frederick, he sets sail on the Big Blue Boat to find him. Along the way he assembles a ragtag crew, including a mountain goat, a lonely circus elephant, and even a friendly whale. Adventure and intrigue (and pirates!) follow.
At This Very Moment by Jim ArnoskyAt This Very Moment
Arnosky, Jim
ISBN: 9780525422525
Call Number: JE ARNO
2011
Using gentle, rhythmic text and gorgeous watercolor paintings, Jim Arnosky invites young readers to imagine what wondrous things animals are doing across the globe. While you might be sweating in the middle of the afternoon, an owl has found a cool hiding place inside a cactus. And while you're filling up on dinner, puffins are swooping down on the ocean by the cliffs to catch fish. It's an amazing world out there-at this very moment.