New Books - April, 2009

New books for the week of 20 April, 2009

SILS Collection

Allspaw, John. The art of capacity planning. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly, 2008.

Devine, Jane & Francine Egger-Sider. Going beyond Google: the Invisible Web in learning and teaching. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2009.

Fadem, Terry J. The art of asking: ask better questions, get better answers. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: FT Press, 2009.

Hardesty, Constance. The teen-centered writing club: bringing teens and words together. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.

Kane, Laura Townsend; Rozalynd P. McConnaughy; Steven Patrick Wilson; & David L. Townsend. Answers to the health questions people ask in libraries. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2008.

Keane, Nancy J. & Terence W. Cavanaugh. The tech-savvy booktalker: a guide for 21st-century educators. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2009.

Morley, Ian & Mira Crouch. Knowledge as value: illumination through critical prisms. Amsterdam; New York, NY: Rodopi, 2008.

Reid, Rob. Reid's read-alouds: selections for children and teens. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.

Roy, Loriene; Kelly Jensen; & Alex Hershey Meyers. Service learning: linking library education and practice. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.

Sukula, Shiva. Information technology: bridge to the wired virtuality. New Delhi: Ess Ess Publications, 2008.

Survey of academic library use of instructional technology. New York, New York: Primary Research Group, 2008.

Juvenile Collection

Anderson, M. T. The kingdom on the waves. Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2008.

Bell, Hilari. The last knight. New York, NY: Eos, 2007.

Blanchard, Patricia; Joanne Suhr; & Valeri Gorbachev. There was a mouse. Katona, N.Y.: Richard C Owen, 2004.

Colfer, Eoin. Airman. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2008.

Gwynne, Fred. A chocolate moose for dinner. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.

Jiménez, Francisco. Reaching out. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008.

Lesynski, Loris & Michael Martchenko. Boy soup. Toronto: Annick Press, 2008.

McCain, Becky Ray & Stacey Schuett. Grandmother's dreamcatcher. Morton Grove, Ill.: A. Whitman, 1998.

Ness, Patrick. The knife of never letting go. Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2008.

Reinhart, Matthew. Star wars: a pop-up guide to the galaxy. New York: Orchard Books, 2007.

Star Wars: a pop-up guide to the galaxy catalog link

Bestselling pop-up artist and engineer Reinhart has designed a 30th anniversary commemorative edition that comes packed with a variety of novelty features--pop-ups, working light sabers, pull tabs, and other interactive looks at the exciting and popular movies.

Rickards, Lynne & Margaret Chamberlain. Pink! Frome: Chicken House, 2008.

Pink! catalog link

Patrick wakes up one day to find he's turned pink overnight. What will his friends think? Poor Patrick runs away in search of pink playmates. He crosses the ocean where he finds some flamingos - but will he ever fit in with them? Patrick soon learns that friendship is never black and white, but that real friends will accept you whatever. A heart-warming story of learning to be different.

Scieszka, Jon. Knucklehead: tall tales & mostly true stories about growing up Scieszka. New York, N.Y.: Viking, 2008.

Selznick, Brian. The Houdini box. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 2001.

Seuss, Dr. & David A. Carter. Dr. Seuss's Horton hears a Who pop-up! New York: Robin Corey Books, 2008.

Horton Hears a Who Pop-Up catalog link

This pop-up adaptation of the popular Seuss story is published in conjunction with the release of the long-awaited animated feature film, Horton Hears a Who! Unlike other pop-up adaptations that use text abridgments, this book contains the complete text of Horton Hears a Who! David A. Carter has skillfully followed Seuss?s signature pacing by alternating five big, blow-out pop-ups with 11 booklets, pull tabs galore, and many special effects. In all, ten glorious spreads bring this classic to life in magnificent full color. Also available in a deluxe limited edition with a special pop-up, a full-cloth binding and full-cloth slipcase, signed and numbered by David A. Carter.

Swanwick, Michael. The dragons of Babel. New York: Tor, 2008.

Graphic Novels

Eisner, Will. The dreamer. New York: W.W. Norton, 2008.

Mignola, Michael. Lobster Johnson. Milwaukie, Or.: Dark Horse Books; London: Diamond, 2008.


New books for the week of 13 April, 2009

SILS Collection

MacMillan, Kathy & Christine Kirker. Storytime magic: 400 fingerplays, flannelboards, and other activities. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.

Negrino, Tom & Dori Smith. Dreamweaver CS4 for Windows and Macintosh. Berkeley, Calif.: Peachpit; London: Pearson Education, 2008.

Sahu, Ashok Kumar. Information management in new millennium: opportunities and challenges for library professionals. New Delhi: Ess Ess Publications, 2008.

Juvenile Collection

Appelt, Kathi & David Small. The underneath. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008.

The Underneath catalog link

Abandoned and about to have kittens, a calico cat is befriended by a hound dog who urges her to raise her kittens underneath the porch of his owner's house, where they will be safe--as long as they stay in the Underneath. This harrowing yet sweet story is a tale about the power of love and hate. Illustrations.

Aston, Dianna Hutts & Jerry Pinkney. The moon over Star. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2008.

Cottin, Menena & Rosana Faría. The black book of colors [braille]. Toronto; Berkeley: Groundwood Books, 2008.

Deem, James M. Bodies from the ice: melting glaciers and the recovery of the past. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008.

Dorros, Arthur & Rudy Gutierrez. Papá and me. New York: Rayo/HarperCollinsPublishers, 2008.

Elliott, Zetta & Shadra Strickland. Bird. New York: Lee & Low Books Inc., 2008.

Bird catalog link

An African American boy nicknamed Bird uses drawing as a creative outlet as he struggles to make sense of his grandfather's death and his brother's drug addiction.

Engle, Margarita. The surrender tree: poems of Cuba's struggle for freedom. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2008.

Gaiman, Neil & Dave McKean. The graveyard book. New York: HarperCollins Pub., 2008.

The Graveyard Book catalog link

Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place--he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their timely ghostly teachings--like the ability to Fade. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? And then there are things like ghouls that aren't really one thing or the other. This chilling tale is Neil Gaiman's first full-length novel for middle-grade readers since the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Coraline. Like Coraline, this book is sure to enchant and surprise young readers as well as Neil Gaiman's legion of adult fans.

Hole, Stian. Garmann's summer. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2008.

Marchetta, Melina. Jellicoe Road. New York, NY: HarperTeen, 2008.

Michaelis, Antonia. Tiger moon. New York: Amulet Books, 2008.

Morales, Yuyi. Just in case: a trickster tale and Spanish alphabet book. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2008.

Sierra, Judy & J. Otto Seibold. Mind your manners, B.B. Wolf. New York: Knopf, 2007.

Mind Your Manners catalog link

BIG BAD WOLF, now old and residing in the Villain Villa Senior Center, is invited to a tea by a children's librarian. His best friend, a toothsome crocodile, warns him that he will have to mind his manners. B. B. Wolf makes up a song: "Sip your tea and never slurp, say 'excuse me' if you burp. Smile and have a lot of fun, but don't go biting anyone." He remembers to say "please" and "thank you" and he gives a nervous Red Ridinghood, Three Little Pigs, and Gingerbread Boy his biggest smile ever, but when his stomach starts to gurgle, he gets a little mixed-up about what to do when you burp. This hilarious read-aloud story is a gentle reminder for children still learning their manners.

Williams, Spencer. John McCain: an American life. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 2008.

Swanson, Susan Marie & Beth Krommes. The house in the night. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008.

The House in the Night catalog link

Here is the key to the house In the house burns a light In that light rests a bed On that bed waits a book...A spare, patterned text and glowing pictures explore the origins of light that make a house a home in this bedtime book for young children. Naming nighttime things that are both comforting and intriguing to preschoolers--a key, a bed, the moon-this timeless book illuminates a reassuring order to the universe.

Tafolla, Carmen & Amy Córdova. What can you do with a rebozo? Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press, 2008.

Thomas, Joyce Carol & Floyd Cooper. The blacker the berry: poems. New York: HarperCollins, 2008.

Tucker, Todd. Over and under. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2008.

Uehashi, Nahoko & Yuko Shimizu. Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2008.

Weatherford, Carole Boston & Sean Qualls. Before John was a jazz giant: a song of John Coltrane. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2008.

Graphic Novels

Pham, John. Sublife. Seattle, Wash.: Fantagraphics Books, 2008.

Wood, Don. Into the volcano: a graphic novel. New York, N.Y.: The Blue Sky Press, 2008.


New books for the week of 6 April, 2009

SILS Collection

Alker, Stefan; Christina Köstner; & Markus Stumpf. Bibliotheken in der NS-Zeit: Provenienzforschung und Bibliotheksgeschichte. Göttingen: V&R unipress; Wien: Vienna University Press; Universitätsbibliothek Wien, c2008.

Allen, Richard. Web development with JavaScript and Ajax illuminated. Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett, 2009.

Cornelis, Jan & Marleen Wynants. Brave new interfaces: individual, social and economic impact of the next generation interfaces. Brussels: VUBPRESS, Brussels University Press, 2007.

Dabas, K. C. IT applications for TQM and library marketing. New Dehli: Ess Ess Publications, 2008.

Donovan, Georgie L. & Miguel A. Figueroa. Staff development strategies that work!: stories and strategies from new librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2009.

Iakovakis, Laurel L. & Clarke L. Iakovakis. Puppet plays plus: using stock characters to entertain and teach early literacy. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2009.

Le Thi, Hoai An; Pascal Bouvry; & Tao Pham Dinh. Modelling, computation and optimization in information systems and management sciences. Berlin; New York: Springer, 2008.

Lewis, Vivian & Cathy Moulder. Graduate student and faculty spaces and services. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2008.

MacKellar, Pamela H. The accidental librarian. Medford, N.J.: Information Today, Inc., 2008.

Miller, Michael. Googlepedia: the ultimate Google resource. Indianapolis, Ind.: Que, 2009.

Googlepedia catalog link

Author Miller, who specializes in writing about technical topics for non-technical readers, offers an exhaustive reference on all things Google--and how to use them. In this third edition, the author explores the wealth of Google products, from the practical applications to the just plain fun features. Topics include Google Chrome, AdSense and AdWords, blogging and creating blogs, Gmail, three-dimensional maps, YouTube, and other features and applications.

Sicilia, Miguel-Angel & Miltiadis D. Lytras. Metadata and semantics. New York: Springer, 2009.

Solomonides, Tony. Global healthgrid: e-Science meets biomedical informatics: proceedings of HealthGrid 2008. Amsterdam; Washington, DC: IOS Press, 2008.

Tennant, Roy. Technology in libraries: essays in honor of Anne Grodzins Lipow. S.l.:, 2008.

Juvenile Collection

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. One boy. Philladelphia, PA: Xlibris, 2009.

Willems, Mo. Are you ready to play outside? New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2008.

Graphic Novels

Davis, Jim. Garfield minus Garfield. New York: Ballantine Books, 2008.

Soling, Cevin & Steve Kille. The jolly elf. New York, NY: Spectacle Films Inc., 2006.

Worley, Rob M. & Mark Bloodworth. Blue Bay mystery. Morton Grove, Ill.: Albert Whitman & Co., 2009.


New books for the week of 30 March, 2009

SILS Collection

Andrews, Stephen E. & Duncan Bowis. 100 must-read books for men. London: A. & C. Black, 2008.

Bell, Lori & Rhonda B. Trueman. Virtual worlds, real libraries: librarians and educators in Second Life and other multi-user virtual environments. Medford, N.J.: Information Today, 2008.

Blanche, Martin Terre; Kevin Durrheim; & Desmond Painter. Research in practice: applied methods for the social sciences. Cape Town: UCT Press, 2006.

Bruce, Betsy & John Ray. Sams teach yourself Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 in 24 hours. Indianapolis, Ind.: Sams, 2009.

Dreamweaver CS4 catalog link

Dreamweaver CS4 is Adobe's latest release of its HTML editor and Web application development program. Illustrated with numerous screen shots and clearly written, this manual includes both background information and straightforward instruction on the features and capacilities of CS4. Topics include: designing simple and advanced Web pages, creating cascading style sheets, developing an interactive Web site, and incorporating Flash files and other multimedia into Web sites. Authors Bruce (consultant and Adobe-certified instructor) and Ray (senior business analyst and developer for the Ohio State U. Research Foundation) also include quizzes and exercises at the conclusion of each chapter.

De las Casas, Dianne. The story biz handbook: how to manage your storytelling career from the desk to the stage. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.

Forrest, Charles & Martin Halbert. A field guide to the information commons. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2009.

A Field Guide to the Information Commons catalog link

King, David Lee. Designing the digital experience: how to use experience design tools and techniques to build Websites customers love. Medford, N.J.: CyberAge Books/Information Today, 2008.

Designing the Digital Experience catalog link

While many web development guides concentrate on the software applications needed to build sites, this book takes a look at "experience design" and why developers should think more about ease of use than a multitude of technological features. King, the Digital Branch Manager of the Topeka & Shawnee County Library in Kansas, has written this book for web developers who are looking to enhance the customer's experience with ordering and browsing online, stressing the fact that Internet consumers are looking for a pleasant and positive shopping environment as well as bargains. The guide is divided into three sections that explore the structure, sense of community and customer focus of websites, and how viral marketing and customer journey mapping are revolutionizing online shopping.

Lindell, Ann. Library support for study abroad. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2008.

Lushington, Nolan. Libraries designed for kids. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2008.

Pocket guide to the ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility guidelines for buildings and facilities. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

Radford, Marie L. & Pamela Snelson. Academic library research: perspectives and current trends. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2008.

Riordan, Rebecca. Head first Ajax. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly, 2008.

Sampson, Michael. Seamless teamwork: using Microsoft SharePoint technologies to collaborate, innovate, and drive business in new ways. Redmond, Wash.: Microsoft, 2009.

Webster, Peter M. Managing electronic resources: new and changing roles for libraries. Oxford: Chandos, 2008.

Managing Electronic Resources catalog link

The ongoing movement to electronic collections presents many exciting new service opportunities for libraries, as well as creating materials management, resource, and service challenges. This book looks at how online resources are causing the roles and practices of libraries to change. This book looks at new practices in managing electronic materials. It considers changes to practice which libraries, e-materials providers and software provider need to make together to meet the challenges and maximize the benefits of electronic materials. The book focuses on better integrated and more automated approaches which are becoming essential to provide more complete and seamless access to library materials.

Wyke, R. Allen & Skip Matheny. Up and running with Joomla. Sebastopol, Calif.: O'Reilly, 2007.

Juvenile Collection

Anderson, Laurie Halse & Matt Faulkner. Thank you, Sarah: the woman who saved Thanksgiving. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 2005.

Crane, Carol & Mark Braught. A peck of peaches: a Georgia number book. Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, 2007.

Cannon, Janell. Crickwing. Orlando: Harcourt, 2005.

Crickwing catalog link

Crickwing never set out to be a bully--he wanted only to create his art in peace. But the little cockroach is an easy target for the bigger creatures in the forest. In his frustration he decides to even the score by bullying the leafcutter ants. They're just so easy to pick on.Big mistake. Nobody angers the leafcutter queen and gets away with it.

Geringer, Lucy T. & Bernardita Cox Kollock. Rhymes and times of Cleo-cat-tra (with apologies to Cleopatra). S.l.: Cleocat Books, 2006.

Henderson, Lauren. Kiss me kill me. New York: Delacorte Press, 2008.

Hoose, Phillip. Claudette Colvin: twice toward justice. New York: Melanie Kroupa Books, 2009.

Jacques, Brian & David Elliot. Eulalia! New York: Philomel Books, 2007.

Riordan, Rick. Percy Jackson and the sword of Hades. London: Puffin, 2009.

Simon, Francesca & Tony Ross. Horrid Henry and the mega-mean time machine. Naperville, Ill.: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2009.

Simon, Francesca & Tony Ross. Horrid Henry. Naperville, Ill.: Sourcebooks, 2009.

Simon, Francesca & Tony Ross. Horrid Henry tricks the tooth fairy. Naperville, Ill.: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2009.

Simon, Francesca & Tony Ross. Horrid Henry's stinkbomb. Naperville, Ill.: Sourcebooks, 2009.

Thrasher, Grady & Elaine Rabon. Tim & Sally's vegetable garden. Athens, Ga.: Hill Street Press, 2007.

Twinkle, twinkle! San Diego, CA: Silver Dolphin Books, 2003.

Warner, Gertrude Chandler & L. Kate Deal. The boxcar children. Niles, Ill.: A. Whitman, 1977.

Graphic Novels

B., David. Nocturnal conspiracies: nineteen dreams, from December 1979 to September 1994. New York: NBM/Comics Lit, 2008.

Lee, Stan. Captain America. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979.

Mignola, Mike. Hellboy: Conqueror worm. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Books, 2003.

Shirow, Masumune. Ghost in the shell. Torino: Dark Kana (Dark Horse), 1996.