Thursday, October 7, 2010

Look what's coming to the library!

I'm so excited! Some really great title are on their way to the library and will be on the shelves for check out soon, including a new book by Kate DiCamillo (The Tale of Despereaux, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane), a biography of J. M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, and a really fun looking Halloween book! Take a look:

France, 1940: Four boys explored a hidden cave and made a remarkable discovery. The walls were covered with prehistoric paintings more than 17,000 years old! Author's note. Bibliography. Full-color illustrations, including a map of Lascaux.
In early 1980s New Mexico, thirteen-year-old Jackson Jones recruits his cousins and sisters to help tend an elderly neighbor's neglected apple orchard for the chance to make big money and, perhaps, to own the orchard.

Playwright and novelist J. M. Barrie never tired of his boyhood games and flights of fantasy. Eventually, they inspired him to create Peter Pan. Sources. Quotes from and bibliography of selected Barrie works. List of famous actresses who have played Peter Pan. Full-color illustrations in acrylic on cardboard.

When Calvin gets a school assignment to do some original research, he decides to investigate his dog's stinky breath and ends up learning about more than just smells.

When Josh, his parents, grandfather, and eight-year-old brother move into the old Tilton House, they discover such strange things as talking rats, a dimmer switch that makes the house invisible, and a powder that makes objects grow.

Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each time.

Are you ready for Hallowilloween? With wolves, witches, and everything in between? It's best to prepare, so you're not unaware of the creatures of Hallowilloween. Fullcolor acrylic illustrations.

A giant chicken hatches from an enormous egg, but the other chickens cannot accept that he is one of them.

Two roller-skating best friends share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion.

Bullied as a child, Jack Johnson fought back hard. Years later, he proved to be unstoppable both inside and outside the boxing ring. Afterword. Bibliography. Full-color pen-and-ink and collage illustrations.

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