Monday, April 29, 2013

New Arrivals for Young Readers!!

The Aliens Are Coming by Colin McNaughton

"They come from planets near and far — Some big, some small, some quite bizarre."

Moving at the speed of light and looking for a fight, the aliens are back — but this time they're coming to Earth to conquer the human race! With his zany rhymes and sidesplitting illustrations, the creator of Captain Abdul knows how to keep kids in stitches — especially when they peer into a mirror board and discover that Earth has a surprising secret weapon.


Bob's Best ever Friend by Simon Bartram

Bob is feeling glum. His friends Billy and Sam are off visiting a pet show on Pluto, there are no space tourists to entertain, and Bob is bored. What he needs is a best-ever friend, to help him with intergalactic missions and jigsaw puzzles — but, being Bob, he doesn’t seem to notice the potential furry friend who is begging for his attention! 

Coyote School News by Joan Sandin

Every day, Monchi and his five brothers and sisters take a long, bumpy bus ride to Coyote School, where there are twelve students who each write for Coyote School News. Through their articles and drawings we learn all about their exciting 1938 school year-from the Christmas piñata, the new baseball team, and the Perfect Attendance Competition to La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, the biggest annual ranch celebration.

This eventful story, is based on an actual collection of newspapers written by students of Arizona ranch-country schools between 1932 and 1943.

Casey Jones by Larry Brimmer

Casey Jones was the most famous railroad engineer there ever was. Casey had one hang up. He had to be on time. He expected his trains to be on time too. One night Casey was asked to drive a train that was far behind schedule. He got that train running as fast as she could go. 

Would Casey make it on time? Hop on board and find out what made this railroad engineer an American hero in this fast-paced tale.

My Dad, John McCain by Meghan McCain 

Born the son and grandson of military men, Senator John McCain from Arizona was destined for a life serving his country in the armed forces. Like many great men, he occasionally struggled with authority, but once he found his true calling -- flying naval aircraft -- his ideals and commitment to his country took him far.
From the low point of five years as a prisoner of war to the high points of raising a large, happy family and being chosen as the Republican nominee in the 2008 presidential election, Senator McCain has lived an incredible life driven by a love of his country and a desire to serve it to the best of his ability.

The Looking Book by Mary Ann Hoberman

A mystery unfolds as a little boy, Ned, loses his cat, Pistacchio, on page one of this book. Readers can fred Pistacchio cleverly hidden on each lively and colorful page. However, Ned cannot fred him until the end of the book. A counting element has also been added: each page number is boldly displayed in the comer, and that number can be found in many different ways upon the page.

Flick a Switch: How Electricity Gets to Your Home by Barbara Seuling 

Nancy Tobin, explains how electricity was discovered and how it is generated and distributed.

Mack Made Movies by Don Brown 

Mack Sennett invented the Keystone Kops, filmed the first pie-in-the-face skit, and introduced Charlie Chaplin to the movies. Here Don Brown tells the story of this American movie genius, from his beginnings as a Vaudeville actor to his triumph as the "King of Comedy"

Charlie's Superhero Underpants by Lee Wildish

On a wild and windy day, around about the end of May DISASTER STRIKES! All the laundry blows awaysocks and shirts, a woolly hat, and far-worse than all of thatCharlies Superhero Underpants! Charlie sets off on the mission of his life. From the Serengeti to the mountains of Nepal, Charlie is fearlessly determined to find his favorite briefs. Pow!

Open Wide: Tooth School Inside by Laurie Keller 

It's time for tooth school and Dr. Flossman is excited to meet the incoming class of 32--eight incisors, four canines, eight premolars, and twelve molars, including the four wisdom teeth. There's just so much to learn--from brushing and flossing to dentin and pulp to every student's nightmare: tooth decay!
Best read with a toothbrush in hand, this hilarious book is full of interesting facts (for instance, George Washington's teeth were not made of wood, despite popular belief) and a classroom full of quirky characters. 

Young readers will laugh their way to a better appreciation for those pearly whites that beckon them to brush. And from there it's just a short hop to flossing.

Bump in the Night by Edward Hemingway

Bumps in the night don't have to be scary!

No one likes being woken up by a bump in the night. What if it's a ghoulie, a ghosty or a long-leggedy beasty? This fresh and funny story turns this classic premise on its head when Billy's monster turns out to be a yo-yo using, horseback-riding, ghoulie-scaring, beastie-ropin, monster,just the kind you want to have along on adventures.

One Drowsy Dragon by Ethan Long

A hilarious counting book about one drowsy dragon who wants to sleep...but his little dragons are being way too noisy and have way too much energy!

One drowsy dragon is trying to get some sleep, but his ten little dragons want to have fun instead. Five are playing with their toys, six are making milk shakes, and seven are watching scary shows on TV. Find out what a drowsy has to do to catch some ZZZZZZs in this rolicking counting book.