New books - January, 2009

New books for the week of 19 January, 2009

SILS Collection

Bernhardt, Beth R.; Tim Daniels; & Kim Steinle. Charleston Conference proceedings 2007. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.

Brehm-Heeger, Paula. Serving urban teens. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.

Serving Urban Teens catalog

This guide details ways to improve teen library resources that serve urban adolescents who are often at libraries to socialize, hang out, or use a computer. Beginning with historical information on serving this group, the book then moves on to chapters that focus on organizational structure, staff and volunteers, and how teens can participate; teen services training; making space especially for them; partnerships and outreach; and collection development, with an overview of popular genres and titles, and involving teens in the process. Programming is addressed, including finding support, funding, and planning, with eight examples, from poetry slams to college planning. The volume is meant for those working with urban teens and those in increasingly urban environments, such as teen and reference librarians, generalists, frontline staff, managers, and administrators. Brehm-Heeger has worked in public libraries of all sizes in a variety of cities.

Briggs, Diane & Thomas Briggs. Toddler storytimes II. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2008.

Charbonneau, Deborah H. Global information inequalities: bridging the information gap. Oxford: Chandos, 2008.


Chmara, Theresa. Privacy and confidentiality issues: a guide for libraries and their lawyers. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.

Ebersbach, Anja. Wiki: Web collaboration. Berlin; New York: Springer, 2008.

Elloumi, Moura. Bioinformatics Research and Development: second international conference, Bird 2008 Vienna, Austria, July 7-9, 2008 proceedings. Berlin; New York: Springer, 2008.

Hopkinson, Alan. UNIMARC manual: bibliographic format. München: K.G. Saur, 2008.


Lewis, Alison. Questioning library neutrality: essays from Progressive librarian. Duluth, Minn.: Library Juice Press, 2008.

Matulka, Denise I. A picture book primer: understanding and using picture books. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.

Picture Book Primer catalog

Everything you want to know about picture books can be found in this simple and straightforward guide. After defining the picture book and describing its history and technological evolution, the author helps you better understand and appreciate picture books by describing how they're made-their anatomy, types of illustration, layouts, design elements, and typography-various types of picture books (genres, formats, styles), how picture books work (the art of the story), and how they relate to child development and literacy. Picture book reviews, building a collection, using picture books with various age groups, and issues such as multicultural literature, classics, and controversial titles are some of the other topics covered.

Meyer, Richard W. & Mary Jane Mayo. Alumni outreach by university libraries. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, Office of Leadership and Management Services, 2001.

Neuman, William Lawrence. Understanding research. Boston, MA: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2009.

Raghavan, K.S. International Conference on Future of Knowledge Organization in the Networked Environment, 3-5 September 2007 (IKONE 2007). Bangalore: Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, 2007.

Sullivan, Michael. Connecting boys with books 2: closing the reading gap. Chicago: American Library Association, 2009.

Juvenile Collection

Borden, Louise & Joan Rankin. Off to first grade. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2008.

Walker, Sally M. & Roseann Feldmann. Wheels and axles. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., 2002.

Graphic Novels


New books for the week of 12 January, 2009

SILS Collection

Bourne, Jennie & Dave Burstein. Web video: making it great, getting it noticed. Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press, 2009.

Brookover, Sophie & Elizabeth Burns. Pop goes the library: using pop culture to connect with your whole community. Medford, N.J.: Information Today, Inc., 2008.

Brown, David J. & Richard Boulderstone. The impact of electronic publishing: the future for publishers and librarians. Müchen: K.G. Saur, 2008.

Buchanan, Elizabeth A. & Kathrine A. Henderson. Case studies in library and information science ethics. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2009.

Case Studies in Library and Information Science Ethics catalog

This valuable book, written specifically for library and information science professionals, presents 125 case studies that combine theories of ethics and librarianship with practical, real-life scenarios. After an introduction to ethics in library and information science, chapters are devoted to ethical issues in five categories: intellectual freedom, privacy, intellectual property, professional ethics, and intercultural information ethics. Each chapter has a theoretical introduction to the issue under consideration followed by 25 case studies, each of which includes its own set of discussion questions. Perfectly suited to classroom use, these case studies help bridge the complicated gap between students, academics, and practitioners in the field by promoting critical thinking and responsible action.

Carle, Eric. The art of Eric Carle. New York: Philomel Books, 1996.

Art of Eric Carle catalog

Cass, Victoria Baldwin. In the realm of the Gods: lands, myths, and legends of China. Beijing, China: Foreign Languages Press; South San Francisco, CA: Long River Press, c2007.

Chan, Man-Chung; Ronnie Cheung; & James N.K. Liu. Challenges in information technology management. New Jersey: World Scientific, 2008.

Charmasson, Henri & John Buchaca. Patents, copyrights & trademarks for dummies. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley; Chichester: John Wiley, 2008.

Corcoran, John. Bridge to literacy: no child-- or adult-- left behind. New York: Kaplan Pub., 2009.

Dalston, Teresa & Michael Pullin. Virtual reference on a budget: case studies. Columbus, Ohio: Linworth Pub., 2008.

Deans, P. Candace. Social software and Web 2.0 technology trends. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2009.

Dowlin, Kenneth E. Getting the money: how to succeed in fundraising for public and nonprofit libraries. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2009.

Getting the Money catalog

Get your library the funds you need! Guided by his lifetime of fundraising experience, Ken Dowlin offers suggestions that range from tips for community programs such as story hours and simple book sales to ideas for influencing referendum issues to gain increased or dedicated funding.

Duda, Heather L. The monster hunter in modern popular culture. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2008.

The Monster Hunter in Modern Popular Culture catalog

As monsters in popular media have evolved and grown more complex, so have those who take on the job of stalking and staking them. This book examines the evolution of the contemporary monster hunter from Bram Stoker's Abraham Van Helsing to today's non-traditional monster hunters such as Blade, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Watchmen. Critically surveying a diverse range of books, films, television shows, and graphic novels, this study reveals how the monster hunter began as a white, upper-class, educated male and became everything from a vampire to a teenage girl with supernatural powers. Now often resembling the monsters they've vowed to conquer, modern characters occupy a gray area where the battle is often with their own inner natures as much as with the "evil" they fight.


Guah, Matthew W. Managing very large IT projects in businesses and organizations. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2009.

Kauffman, Robert J. & Paul P. Tallon. Economics, information systems, and electronic commerce: empirical research. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2009.

Kirk, Mary. Gender and information technology: moving beyond access to co-create global partnership. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2009.

Krippendorff, Klaus & Mary Angela Bock. The content analysis reader. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2009.

Lampert, Lynn D. Combating student plagiarism: an academic librarian's guide. Oxford: Chandos, 2008.

Leckie, Gloria J. & John E. Buschman. Information technology in librarianship: new critical approaches. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2009.

Mathiason, John. Internet governance: the new frontier of global institutions. London; New York: Routledge, 2009.

Matthews, Joseph R. Scorecards for results: a guide for developing a library balanced scorecard. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2008.

Scorecards for Results catalog

Evaluation expert Matthews has taken the basic model of business scorecards and applied them to public libraries in order to show how they can more effectively focus their resources. As a practical guide to designing and using a scorecard, the title first explains the balanced scorecard method, then outlines a suggested process followed by the mission and vision, strategy and strategy maps, selecting performance measures, indentifying targets and initiatives, integrating the scorecard, and communicating the scorecard. An appendix lists selected resources.

Mitchell, Scott. Create your own website. Indianapolis, Ind.: Sams, 2009.

Create Your Own Website catalog

This book/CD-ROM package contains software, templates, and simple step- by-step instructions for building a web site for fun or business use. Beginning chapters review the fundamental building blocks of all web sites and give instructions for installing and using the web page creation software supplied on the accompanying CD-ROM. Each chapter walks through a project for creating a different type of site: a family or personal web site, an online storefront, an eBay store, a blog, sharing images with Snapfish, using MySpace, posting videos on YouTube, and staying connected with Facebook. The color layout features screenshots, examples, and tips. The CD-ROM contains professional web site templates for different types of web sites, and a free web page editor that allows readers to customize the templates into personal web sites. Mitchell, a software developer, has written other books on computing.


Nicholas, David. Digital health information for the consumer: evidence and policy implications. Aldershot, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007.

Noam, Eli M. & Lorenzo Maria Pupillo. Peer-to-peer video: the economics, policy, and culture of today's new mass medium. New York; London: Springer, 2008.

Richards, Chris. Forever young: essays on young adult fictions. New York: Peter Lang, 2008.

Song, Min & Yi-fang Brook Wu. Handbook of research on text and Web mining technologies. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2009.

Targowski, Andrzej. Information technology and societal development. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2009.

Juvenile Collection

Anderson, Derek. Over the river: a turkey's tale. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2005.

Bradbury, Jennifer. Shift. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008.

Shift catalog

When best friends Chris and Win go on a cross country bicycle trek the summer after graduating and only one returns, the FBI wants to know what happened.

Breathed, Berkeley. Goodnight Opus. Boston: Little, Brown, 1993.

Carle, Eric. Eric Carle's treasury of classic stories for children by Aesop, Hans Christian Andersen, and the Brothers Grimm. New York: Orchard Books, 1988.

Treasury of Classic Stories for Children catalog

An illustrated retelling of twenty-two folktales, fairy tales, and fables.

Hawkins, Colin. & Jackie Hawkins. Les vampires. Paris: Albin Michel Jeunesse, 1989.

Hawksley, Gerald. Mira, mira!: números. Girona: Panini España, 2006.

Jackson, Alison & Judith Byron Schachner. I know an old lady who swallowed a pie. New York: Dutton Children's Books, 1997.

Kohara, Kazuno. Ghosts in the house! New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2008.

Lazier, Christine. La naturaleza: sus fenómenos. París: Fleurus: Distribución, Panini España, 2001.

Nikola-Lisa, W. & Ken Wilson-Max. Setting the turkeys free. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2004.

Paulsen, Gary & Ruth Wright Paulsen. My life in dog years. New York, N.Y.: Delacorte Press, 1998.

Reibstein, Mark & Ed Young. Wabi Sabi. New York: Little, Brown, 2008.

Wabi Sabi catalog

Wabi Sabi, a cat living in the city of Kyoto, learns about the Japanese concept of beauty through simplicity as she asks various animals she meets about the meaning of her name.

Tomlinson, Heather. The swan maiden. New York: Henry Holt, 2007.

The Swan Maiden catalog link

In the quiet hour before dawn, anything can happen. A third daughter can dream of being a creature of flight and magic, of wearing a swan-skin like her sisters. But Doucette must run the castle household while her older sisters learn to weave spells. Her dream of flying is exactly that-until the day she discovers her own hidden birthright.Sudden, soaring freedom-it is a wish come true. Yet it comes with a price. As Doucette struggles to find her own way in the world, she risks losing the one she loves most of all. An age-old fairy tale told in a refreshingly original voice, Heather Tomlinson's stunning debut is fantasy at its most eloquent and richly imagined.

Whitesel, Cheryl Aylward. Blue fingers: a ninja's tale. New York: Clarion Books, 2004.

Graphic Novels

Cage, Weston & Nicolas Cage. Weston Cage & Nicolas Cage's Voodoo Child. New York, N.Y.: Virgin Comics; London: Diamond, distributor, 2008.

Chan, Queenie. The dreaming. Hamburg; Los Angeles: Tokyopop, 2005.

Heatley, David. My brain is hanging upside down. New York: Pantheon Books, 2008.

Hernandez, Jaime. The education of Hopey Glass. Seattle, Wash.: Fantagraphics; London: Turnaround, 2008.

Seeley, Tim. Loaded Bible. Berkeley, CA: Image Comics, 2008

New books for the week of 5 January, 2009

SILS Collection

Caldwell, JoAnne Schudt & Lauren Leslie. Intervention strategies to follow informal reading inventory assessment: so what do I do now? Boston: Pearson, 2009.

Camison, Cesar. Connectivity and knowledge management in virtual organizations: networking and developing interactive communications. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2009.

Chinchuluun, Altannar. Pareto optimality, game theory and equilibria. New York: Springer, 2008.

Eberl, Ulrich & Joerg Puma. Innovative minds: a look inside Siemens' idea machine. Erlangen: Publicis Corp. Publ., 2007.

García, Roberto. Semantic Web for business: cases and applications. Hershey: Information Science Reference, 2009.

Goodwin, Prue. Understanding children's books: a guide for education professionals. Los Angeles; London: SAGE, 2008.

Greig, Noël. Young people, new theatre: a practical guide to an intercultural process. London; New York: Routledge, 2008.

Haudan, Jim. The art of engagement: bridging the gap between people and possibilities. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008.

Huff, Anne Sigismund. Designing research for publication. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, 2009.

Designing Research for Publication catalog link

Kurzynski, Marek.Computer recognition systems 2. Berlin; New York: Springer, 2007.

Liebowitz, Jay. Knowledge retention: strategies and solutions. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2009.

Lillehagen, Frank M. & John Krogstie. Active knowledge modeling of enterprises. Berlin: Springer, 2008.

Marty, Raffael. Applied security visualization. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Addison-Wesley, 2009.

Rainie, Lee; Janna Quitney Anderson; & Susannah Fox. Up for grabs: the future of the Internet. Amherst, N.Y.: Cambria Press, 2008.

Schwedt, Rachel E. & Janice A. DeLong. Core collection for children and young adults. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2008.

Shipley, David & Will Schwalbe. Send: why people email so badly and how to do it better. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.


Tancer, Bill. Click: what millions of people are doing online and why it matters. New York: Hyperion, 2008.

Click catalog link

In Click, Bill Tancer takes us behind the scenes into the massive database of online intelligence to reveal the naked truth about how we use the Web, navigate to sites, and search for information - and what all of that says about who we are. Tancer demonstrates how the Internet is changing the way we absorb information and how understanding that change can be used to our advantage in business and in life.

Thomas-Brogan, Teri. Health information technology basics: a concise guide to principles and practice. Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett, 2009.

Walsh, Mike. Sams teach yourself SharePoint 2007 in 24 hours. Indianapolis, Ind.: Sams, 2009.

Sharepoint 2007 catalog link

After walking through a typical Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) installation on a server running Windows Server 2003, this series of 24 tutorials how to add users and give them rights, plan a site's structure, create libraries and views, improve searches, use Office products with WSS 3.0, and produces reports. Screenshots and answers to common administrator questions are provided.

Webb, Jela. Strategic information management: a practitioner's guide. Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2008.

Zilli, Antonio. Semantic knowledge management: an ontology-based framework. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2009.

Juvenile Collection

Arnold, Tedd. Parts. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1997.


Braidich, Shelly. Learning about clouds. New York: Rosen Publishing Group, 2006.

Bruchac, Joseph; James Bruchac; Jose Aruego; & Ariane Dewey. Raccoon's last race: a traditional Abenaki story. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2004.

Bruchac, Joseph; James Bruchac; Jose Aruego; & Ariane Dewey. Turtle's race with Beaver: a traditional Seneca story. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2003.

Chilek, Laurie. The scary slide. New York: Rosen Classroom Books & Materials, 2007.

Cooney, Barbara. Miss Rumphius. New York: Viking Press, 1982.

Miss Rumphius catalog link

As a child Great-aunt Alice Rumphius resolved that when she grew up she would go to faraway places, live by the sea in her old age, and do something to make the world more beautiful--and she does all those things, the last being the most difficult of all.

Davis, David & Jim Harris. Librarian's night before Christmas. Gretna: Pelican Pub. Co., 2006.

Librarian's Night Before Christmas catalog link

Santa flies in on a book mobile to bring a poor library gifts. In a parody of the famous poem by Clement C. Moore, a harried librarian and her facility get a surprise holiday visit from Santa and his bookmobile.

Ehlert, Lois. Mole's hill: a woodland tale. San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1994.

Mole's Hill catalog link

Mole loves her burrow near the pond. It?s safe and cozy underground, and best of all--it?s home. So when Fox says Mole has to move her home to make room for a new path, she must do some quick thinking--and digging--to save it.

Harris, Robie H. & Michael Emberley. It's not the stork!: a book about girls, boys, babies, bodies, families, and friends. Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2006.

Hoffman, Mary Ann. The maple tree mystery. New York: Rosen Classroom Books & Materials, 2007.

Hopkinson, Deborah. Hear my sorrow: the diary of Angela Denoto, a shirtwaist worker. New York: Scholastic, 2004.

Johnson, Stephen T. A is for art: an abstract alphabet. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2008.

A is for Art catalog link

Can you find the hidden letters? Look closely and you will see a letter C made of colorful candy, a letter H hidden in a hook, and an S in a soft shadow. This colorful alphabet book also features a candy collage, a receptacle for recycling, and fake French fries.

Kennedy, Senator Edward M. & David Small. My senator and me: a dog's eye view of Washington, D.C. New York, N.Y.: Scholastic Press, 2006.

My Senator and Me catalog link

Senator Edward M. Kennedy's dog, Champion Amigo's Seventh Wave, or Splash, introduces readers to Washington, D.C., as he follows the senator around for a day.

Laden, Nina. Roberto: the insect architect. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2000.

Roberto catalog link

Ever since he was a wee mite (a termite, that is), Roberto has wanted to be an architect. Discouraged by his wood-eating family and friends, he decides to follow his dream to the big, bug city. There he meets a slew of not-so-creepy, crawly characters who spark in him the courage to build a community for them all. With stunning collage illustrations and witty text, the creator of the bestselling The Night I Followed the Dog, Private I. Guana, and When Pigasso Met Mootisse brings to life a funny and inspirational story that will encourage readers of any age to build their dreams.

Leigh, Autumn. The apple tree. New York: Rosen Classroom Books & Materials, 2007.

Locker, Thomas & Candace Christiansen. Sky tree: seeing science through art. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1995.

Sky Tree catalog link

A tree stands on a hill by a river. As the sky changes, so does the tree, its branches filling with clouds, stars, snow, birds, mists, and the golden spring sun. One tree can mean many things. Thomas Locker's lyrical text records the changes in the tree's world just as simply as a child might observe them, and his magnificent paintings crystallize the natural phenomena that embellish the tree on each page. Questions at the bottom of each page lead to a unique discussion in the back of the book, where art and science are intertwined, and further depth is added to the wonder of Sky Tree.

Locker, Thomas. Water dance. San Diego, Calif.: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1997.

Water Dance catalog link

Readers are invited to travel with author/illustrator Locker and follow the planet's most precious resource--water--on its daily journey through the world.

McConnell, William. Rocks and fossils. New York: Rosen Publishing Group, 2006.

McKy, Katie & Pablo Bernasconi. Pumpkin town! or, Nothing is better and worse than pumpkins. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006.

Pumpkin Town catalog link

Michaels, Alexandra. The kids' multicultural art book: art & craft experiences from around the world. Nashville, Tenn.: Williamson Books, 2007.

Morris, Carla & Brad Sneed. The boy who was raised by librarians. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree, 2007.

Nelson, Scott Reynolds & Marc Aronson. Ain't nothing but a man: my quest to find the real John Henry. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2008.

Nowak, Jennifer. Familias. New York: Rosen Classroom Books & Materials, 2006.

Rylant, Cynthia & Jill Kastner. In November. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace, 2000.

Rylant, Cynthia & Mark Siegel. Long Night Moon. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2004.

Long Night Moon catalog link

Inspired by the Native American custom of naming full moons, the Newbery Medalist joins an up-and-coming artist and invites readers to reflect on 12 wonderful full moons and the unique nights upon which each sheds its beautiful light. Full color.

Seinfeld, Jerry & James Bennett. Halloween. Boston: Little, Brown, 2002.

Halloween catalog link

Seuss, Dr. Horton hears a Who! New York: Random House, 1982.

Horton Hears a Who catalog link

Seuss, Dr. The Lorax. New York: Random House, 1971.

The Lorax catalog link

"UNLESS someone like you...cares a whole awful lot...nothing is going to get better...It's not." Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth's natural beauty.

Shea, Therese. A fuss on the bus. New York: Rosen Classroom Books & Materials, 2007.

Strete, Craig Kee & Lynne Cravath. The rattlesnake who went to school. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2004.

Thornhill, Jan. I found a dead bird: the kids' guide to the cycle of life & death. Toronto: Maple Tree Press, 2006.

I found a dead bird catalog link

The death of a bird is the jumping-off point for this intelligent, wide-ranging look at the cycle of life. From life spans to how things die, from what happens after death to how people cope with the loss of a loved one, Jan Thornhill guides young readers through difficult territory with grace, sensitivity, and touches of humor. She tackles the subject head on, never shirking from reality, but with a life-affirming perspective that connects death to the world around us as part of the natural, never-ending cycle of life. The book's lively design and color photographs reinforce Thornhill's pragmatic, positive tone.

Wood, Ira. Water, ice, and steam. New York: Rosen Publishing Group, 2006.

Graphic Novels

Anderson, Eric A. & Manny Trembley. PX! Berkeley, Calif.: Image Comics, 2007.

Ilya. The mammoth book of best new manga 2. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2007.

Weinstein, Lauren R. The goddess of war. Vol. 1. Brooklyn, NY: Picturebox: DAP/Distributed Art Publishers, 2008.