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New and Featured Books for 11/01/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) added to our library collection…

FICTION:

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

A Wreath Of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs

We Are What We Pretend To Be: The First And Last Works by Kurt Vonnegut

Into The Woods: Tales From The Hollows And Beyond by Kim Harrison

Batman, The Dark Knight, vol. 1: Knight Terrors by David Finch and Paul Jenkins

Bowl Of Heaven by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven

Noughties by Ben Masters

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Wild Girls by Mary Stewart Atwell

Try The Morgue by Eva Maria Staal

Death In The Floating City by Tasha Alexander

Zoo Time by Howard Jacobson

Care Of Wooden Floros by Will Wiles

Murder, She Wrote: Domestic Malice by Donald Bain

What Happens At Christmas by Victoria Alexander

A Fool’s Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery

The 13th Day Of Christmas by Jason F. Wright

NON-FICTION:

Some Girls, Some Hats, And Hitler: A True Love Story Rediscovered by Trudi Kanter

The Price Of Politics by Bob Woodward

Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Man Who Saved The Union: Ulysses Grant In War And Peace by H. W. Brands

The End Of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom Of Power by Craig Unger

Bad Habits: Confessions Of A Recovering Catholic by Jenny McCarthy

Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine by Max Lucado

Does This Church Make Me Look Fat? – A Mennonite Finds Faith, Meets Mr. Right, And Solves Her Lady Problems by Rhoda Janzen

The Book Of Job: When Bad Things Happened To A Good Person by Harold S. Kushner

Bailout: An Inside Account Of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street by Neil Barofsky

Uggie: My Story, as barked to Wendy Holden

Netflixed: The Epic Battle For America’s Eyeballs by Gina Keating

The Story Of Ain’t: America, Its Language, And The Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published by David Skinner

We Killed: The Rise Of Women In American Comedy – A Very Oral History by Yael Kohen

Human Game: The True Story Of The “Great Escape” Murders And The Hunt For The Gestapo Gunmen by Simon Read

The Liberal War On Transparency: Confessions Of A Freedom Of Information “Criminal” by Christopher C. Horner

Master Of The Mountain: Thomas Jefferson And His Slaves by Henry Wiencek

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Please note that books mentioned here could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk, OR call us, OR send us an email at robinsbaselibrary@gmail.com and  we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

10/19/12.

10/16/12.

10/12/12.

10/11/12.

09/21/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 02/16/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…

EASY READING:

Levi Strauss Gets A Bright Idea: A Fairly Fabricated Story Of A Pair Of Pants by Tony Johnston and illustrated by Stacy Innerst

Titus’ Troublesome Tooth by Linda Jennings and illustrated by Gwyneth Williamson

Furious George Goes Bananas: A Primate Parody by Michael Rex

Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers and illustrated by Christopher Myers

A celebration in poetry, a praise of who we all are as individuals, and a great book for any child who might need even the slightest little boost to their self esteem. Check out this interview with Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers.

Cupid And Psyche by M. Charlotte Craft and illustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft

Over The Green Hills by Rachel Isadora

I Will Come Back For You: A Family In Hiding During World War II by Marisabina Russo

You don’t see a lot of books about the experiences of the Jews during World War II aimed towards a juvenile reading audience, but this book is a welcome addition. It works both as a nice, and age appropriate introduction to that part of history for the younger reader as well as being a nice book for the Hanukkah season. The book is based on stories from the author’s family and you can find the book’s trailer here.

Better Than You by Trudy Ludwig and illustrated by Adam Gustavson

Mr. Putter & Tabby Catch The Cold by Cynthia Rylant

Dad, Jackie, And Me by Myron Uhlberg and illustrated by Colin Bootman

FICTION:

The Trumpeter Of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly

Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

A Mango-Spaced Shape by Wendy Mass

Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy Like My Sister Kate: Looking At The Harlem Renaissance Through Poems by Nikki Giovanni

The Mammoth Academy by Neal Layton

The Mammoth Academy In Trouble! by Neal Layton

Over The Edge: A Mystery In Grand Canyon National Park by Gloria Skurzynski and Alane Ferguson

Abigail Iris: The Pet Project by Lisa Glatt and Suzanne Greenberg and illustrated by Joy Allen

Almost To Freedom by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and illustrated by Colin Bootman

A touching story of a girl’s journey on the Underground Railroad and her doll who comes with her as they attempt to make their way to freedom. The art is beautiful and the historical setting of the story is very endearing, conveyed nicely in use of the character’s dialects and spirituals referred to. The book is a Coretta Scott King Honor book and was adapted into a play. You can find an interview with Vaunda Micheaux Nelson here and here.

NON-FICTION:

If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking The Secrets of Stonehenge by Marc Aronson

Name That Style: All About Isms In Art by Bob Raczka

A nice introduction of different art styles for kids, tweens, and maybe even adults. The book features full color reproductions of famous works of art as well as histories of their creators, styles, and eras. Very highly recommended.

Life Of A Slave On A Southern Plantation by Stephen Currie

My Friend Has Down Syndrome by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos and illustrated by Marta Fabrega

Venturing The Deep Sea by Laurie Lindop

Babies Don’t Eat Pizza: A Big Kids’ Book About Baby Brothers And Baby Sisters by Dianne Danzig and illustrated by Debbie Tilley

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Please note that books could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk and we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

02/14/11.

02/02/12.

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

12/23/11.

12/19/11.

And for Young Adults:

02/09/12.

01/31/12.

And for Kids/Juvenile Readers:

01/28/12.

New and Featured Books for Kids/Juvenile Readers for 01/28/2012:

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Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for younger and juvenile readers added to our library collection…

EASY READING:

Once Upon A Starry Night: A Book Of Constellations by Jacqueline Mitton and illustrated by Christina Balit

At The Supermarket by Anne Rockwell

How The Dinosaur Got To The Museum by Jessie Hartland

Baby Shower by Jane Breskin Zalben

¡Clemente! by Willie Perdomo and illustrated by Bryan Collier

The Fathers Are Coming Home by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Stephen Savage

The description in the book describes this as a “lyrical tribute to all the fathers everywhere who come home to their children—from the rabbit father who hops home to his little bunnies, to the dog father who comes home to his puppies.” This never-before-published book looks like another classic from the author of the classic Goodnight Moon.

FICTION:

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings

Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field

A patron came in the other day and mentioned that this was one of her favorite books growing up and was ecstatic to be able to share it with her daughter. It’s the tale of a doll and her adventures as she travels from owner to owner over the course of the century. In 1930 the book was awarded the John Newbery Medal for excellence in American children’s literature.

Football Champ: A Football Genius Novel by Tim Green

A novel about a 12 year old boy who’s hired as a consultant for the Atlanta Falcons because he’s a football genius. Combining a mixture of action, intrigue, and a little bit of insider knowledge from author Tim Green, this is a fun read for young readers, especially boys, whether they like football or not.

The Boy Who Climbed Into The Moon by David Almond and illustrated by Polly Dunbar

Sharp Shot by Jack Higgins with Justin Richards

Taking a break from thrilling adults with his stories, author Jack Higgins delivers an action packed book that plays out like a movie and is a nice choice for young readers, especially boys who might have a hard time finding books that will interest them.

NON-FICTION:

Grilled Pizza Sandwich And Other Vegetarian Recipes by Kristi Johnson

The Groundbreaking, Chance-Taking Life Of George Washington Carver And Science And Invention In America by Cheryl Harness

Ancient Iraq: Archaeology Unlocks The Secrets Of Iraq’s Past by Beth Gruber

Are We Alone? Scientists Search For Life In Space by Gloria Skurzynski

Extreme Weather: Science Tackles Global Warming And Climate Change by Kathleen Simpson

Count On Us: American Women In The Military by Amy Nathan

A very insightful book for young readers about how women have served in every war the United States has fought, even when their contributions weren’t widely acknowledged. It’ll also give the reader a sense of not only how far women have come, but how far military science and medicine has come because of them. The book features a foreword by Walter Cronkite.

Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent: How Daring Slaves And Free Blacks Spied For The Union During The Civil War by Thomas B. Allen

Tsunamis: Witness To Disaster by Judy Fradin and Dennis Fradin

For Good Measure: The Ways We Say How Much, How Far, How Heavy, How Big, How Old by Ken Robbins

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Please note that books could be checked out between the time they end up on the blog and when you come to check them out. If you don’t see the items you’re looking for then please come up to the front desk and we’ll put your name on the reserve list for when the item returns.

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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:

01/27/12.

12/27/11.

12/23/11.

12/19/11.

12/17/11.

12/16/11.

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