Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Juvenile Fiction

BLIND MOUNTAIN by Jane Resh Thomas: Climbing a mountain with his father, Sam must become the guide on their journey down when his carelessness temporarily blinds his father.

THE FORESTS OF SILENCE by Emily Rodda: The evil Shadow Lord is planning to take over the land of Deltora and enslave all its people, and 16-year old Lief must stop him.

by Bruce Coville: Peter Thompson discovers a secret that may save the Earth, but as they encounter a plague and an alien named "Big Julie", their chances seem slim.

THE REVEALERS by Doug Wilhelm: Tired of being bullied and picked on, three outcasts join forces and begin to create a new atmosphere at school.

by Joseph Bruchac: Eleven-year-old Ohkwa'ri and his twin sister must make peace with a hostile gang of older boys in their village during the late 1400s.

THE PRINCESS SCHOOL LET YOUR HAIR DOWN by Jane B. Mason: Gothel just discovered that Rapunzel has been climbing out to attend Princess School and is determined to keep her from escaping again.

by Kathryn Lasky: Soren was kidnapped and has longed to see his sister again. Now he gets the chance, but she's been through a terrible ordeal.

THE JANITOR’S BOY by Andrew Clements: When it becomes known that his father is one of the janitors, a fifth grader finds himself the target of ridicule at school.

QUAKE DISASTER IS SAN FRANSISCO, 1906 by Gail Karwoski: Tells the story of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake as seen through the eyes of Jacob, a Jewish boy who lives in a boarding house.

EACH LITTLE BIRD THAT SINGS by Deborah Wiles: Though her family runs the funeral parlor, Comfort is unprepared for the death of her uncle and the heart-wrenching events that follow.

THE HEART OF A CHIEF by Joseph Bruchac: An eleven-year-old Penacook Indian boy living on a reservation, faces a controversy surrounding plans for a casino on a tribal island.

CITY OF THE RATS by Emmy Rodda: Lief, Barda and Jasmine must survive the forbidden City of the Rats to find the third stone and return it to the magic Belt of Deltora.

Juvenile Nonfiction

WHO’S HAUNTING THE WHITE HOUSE? By Jeff Belanger: Read scary stories from past Presidents and First Ladies, as well as from staff who work there every day and have had the chance to see it all.

FOOTBALL IN THE BIG 12 by Michael Sommers: Presents the history of the Big 12 Conference and its teams, as well as profiles some of the most dominant and colorful players and coaches.

DRAWING IS FUN LEARN HOW TO DRAW ANYTHING: Teaches how to draw almost anything, Has 150 drawings to try out in four easy steps.

FISHING IN ACTION by Bobbie Kalman: This book introduces fishing both as a sport and a hobby, describes essential gear and equipment and how to use a spin-casting rod and reel, and discusses the laws and safety precautions involved in fishing.

BARACK OBAMA by Michael De Medeiros: Presents a brief biography of the politician, Barack Obama.

BEADS ‘N’ BADGES by Gillian Souter: Provides easy-to-follow instructions that offer twenty projects for a string of creations, from noodle beads to felt badges.

THE GREAT LAKES by Annalise Bekkering: Presents a virtual geographical tour of the natural wonder, the Great Lakes.

WARREN BUFFETT by Tamar Lupo: A biography of the third richest man in the world whose generosity, kindness and business skills make him a remarkable person.

UGH! ICKY, STICKY, GROSS SYUFF IN THE HOSPITAL by Pam Rosenberg: Enjoy reading about all things gross and learning plenty of facts about revolting stuff in the hospital.

EEW! ICKY, STICKY, GROSS STUFF IN YOUR BODY by Pam Rosenberg: Enjoy reading about all things gross and learning plenty of facts about various revolting topics.

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