New Books - April, 2010

New Books for the week of April 7, 2010

SILS Collection

Baker, David & Wendy Evans. Digital library economics : an academic perspective. Oxford : Chandos, 2009. (ZA4080 .D543 2009)

Castellano, Giovanna & Lakhmi C. Jain, & Anna Maria Fanelli (editors). Web personalization in intelligent environments. Berlin : Springer, c2009. (TK5105.8883 W43 2009)

Diamant-Cohen, Betsy. The Early literacy kit : a handbook and tip cards. Chicago : American Library Association, 2010. (LB1525.24 .D53 2010)

Eccleshare, Julia (editor). 1001 children's books you must read before you grow up. New York : Universe, 2009. (Z1037 .A252 2009)

The latest work in the bestselling 1001 series offers an authoritative guide to classic and contemporary children's literature. This collection is organized by age group--from board books to YA novels--and features informed reviews of each entry.

International Conference of Asian Special Libraries (2008 : New Delhi, India). Shaping the future of special libraries : beyond boundaries : SLA-Asian Chapter (ICoASL 2008). New Delhi : Ane Books, c2009. (Z675.A2 I65 2009)

Munde, Gail. Surviving the future : academic libraries, quality, and assessment. London : Chando Pub., 2009. (Z675.U5 M86 2009)

Pressley, Lauren. So you want to be a librarian. Duluth, Minn. : Library Juice Press, 2009. (Z682.35.V62 P74 2009)


Juvenile Collection

Allen, Thomas B. Mr. Lincoln's high-tech war : how the North used the telegraph, railroads, surveillance balloons, ironclads, high-powered weapons, and more to win the Civil War. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2009. (J973.7 Allen)

Aloian, Molly. Un hábitat de pantano. New York, NY : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2007. (J577.68 Aloian)

Aloian, Molly. El hábitat de la Antártida. New York, NY : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2007. (J577.92 Aloian)

Aloian, Molly. Hábitats acuáticos. New York, NY : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2007. (J577.62 Aloian)

Aloian, Molly. Un hábitat de bosque tropical. New York, NY : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2007. (J577.48 Aloian)

Aloian, Molly. El hábitat del Ártico. New York, NY : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2007. (J577.91 Aloian)

Aloian, Molly. Muchos tipos de animales. New York, NY : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2006. (J590.22 Aloian)

Aloian, Molly. Hábitats subterráneos. New York, NY : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2007. (J591.56 Aloian)

Alvarez, Julia. Return to sender. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2009. (J Alvarez)

After Tyler's father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. Tyler isn’t sure what to make of these workers. Are they undocumented? And what about the three daughters, particularly Mari, the oldest, who is proud of her Mexican heritage but also increasingly connected her American life. Her family lives in constant fear of being discovered by the authorities and sent back to the poverty they left behind in Mexico. Can Tyler and Mari find a way to be friends despite their differences? In a novel full of hope, but no easy answers, Julia Alvarez weaves a beautiful and timely story that will stay with readers long after they finish it.

Aronson, Marc. Unsettled : the problem of loving Israel. New York : Ginee Seo Books/Athaeneum Books for Young Readers, c2008. (J956.94 Aronson)

Baines, Rebecca. Your skin holds you in : a book about your skin. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2008. (J611.77 Baines)

Barton, Byron. Hester. Harmondsworth, Eng. ; New York : Puffin Books, 1978, c1975. (JE Barton)

Barton, Chris. The Day-Glo brothers : the true story of Bob and Joe Switzer's bright ideas and brand-new colors. Watertown, Mass. : Charlesbridge, c2009. (J535 Barton)

Bishop, Nic. Butterflies and moths. New York, NY : Scholastic Nonfiction, 2009. (J595.78 Bishop)

Bradley, C. Alan. The sweetness at the bottom of the pie. New York : Delacorte Press, 2009. (J Bradley)

In his wickedly brilliant first novel, Debut Dagger Award winner Alan Bradley introduces one of the most singular and engaging heroines in recent fiction: eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. It is the summer of 1950—and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia’s family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. To Flavia the investigation is the stuff of science: full of possibilities, contradictions, and connections. Soon her father, a man raising his three daughters alone, is seized, accused of murder. An enthralling mystery, a piercing depiction of class and society, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is a masterfully told tale of deceptions—and a rich literary delight.

Brennan, Sarah Rees. The demon's lexicon. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2009. (J Brennan)

Carlson, Lori Marie (editor). Voices in first person : reflections on Latino identity. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008. (J Carlson)

Brown, Peter. The curious garden. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009. (JE Brown)

Chardiet, Bernice. Rapunzel. New York : Scholastic Book Services, c1982. (J398.21 Rapunzel)

Clement-Moore, Rosemary. Highway to hell : a novel. New York : Delacorte Press, c2009. (J Clement-Moore)

Davies, Jacqueline. Lost. Tarrytown, NY : Marshall Cavendish, c2009. (J Davies)

Davis, Tanita S. Mare's war. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. (J Davis)

Dowd, Siobhan. Solace of the road. New York : David Fickling Books, 2009. (J Dowd)

Fucile, Tony. Let's do nothing! Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009. (JE Fucile)

Fritz, Jean. George Washington's breakfast. New York : Scholastic, c1969 (J Fritz)

Gill, David Macinnis. Soul enchilada. New York : Greenwillow Books, c2009. (J Gill)

Goodman, Alison. Eon : Dragoneye reborn. New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2008. (J Goodman)

Jackson, Ellen B. The mysterious universe : supernovae, dark energy, and black holes. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books, 2008. (J523.84 Jackson)

Janikovszky, Éva. Something's always happening to me. Budapest : Móra, 2008. (J Janikovszky)

Jenkins, Steve. Down, down, down : a journey to the bottom of the sea. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2009. (J591.779 Jenkins)

Kajikawa, Kimiko. Tsunami! New York, NY : Philomel Books, c2009. (JE Kajikawa)

Kalman, Bobbie. Hábitats terrestres. New York, NY : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2007. (J577.22 Kalman)

Kalman, Bobbie. Un hábitat de sabana. New York, NY : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2007. (J577.48 Kalman)

Kalman, Bobbie. Ranas y otros anfibios. New York, NY : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2007. (J597.89 Kalman)

Kalman, Bobbie. Animales llamados mamiferos. New York, NY : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2007. (J599.22 Kalman)

Kamkwamba, William & Bryan Mealer. The boy who harnessed the wind : creating currents of electricity and hope. New York, NY : William Morrow, 2009.(J621.312136 Kamkwamba)

William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger, and a place where hope and opportunity were hard to find. But William had read about windmills in a book called Using Energy, and he dreamed of building one that would bring electricity and water to his village and change his life and the lives of those around him. His neighbors may have mocked him and called him misala-crazy, but William was determined to show them what a little grit and ingenuity could do.

Klages, Ellen. White sands, red menace. New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2008. (J Klages)

Lockhart, E. The treasure map of boys : Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch, Gideon--and me, Ruby Oliver. New York : Delacorte Press, c2009. (J Lockhart)

Lowry, Lois. Crow call. New York : Scholastic Press, 2009. (J Lowry)

MacAulay, Kelley. Reptiles de todo tipo. New York, NY : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2006. (J597.92 MacAulay)

MacAulay, Kelley. Un hábitat de pastizal. New York, NY : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2007. (J577.42 MacAulay)

MacAulay, Kelley. Un hábitat de desierto. New York, NY : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2007. (J577.54 MacAulay)

MacAulay, Kelley. Hábitats de jardín. New York, NY : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2007. (J577.56 MacAulay)

Mäkinen, Kirsti. The Kalevala : tales of magic and adventure. Vancouver : Simply Read Books, 2009. (J Mäkinen)

Mayhew, James. Katie meets the Impressionists. New York : Scholastic, 2007, c1997. (JE Mayhew)

McGinty, Alice B. Darwin. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. (J576.8 McGinty)

McKinley, Robin & Peter Dickinson. Fire : tales of elemental spirits. New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2009. (J McKinley)

Mills, Claudia. How Oliver Olson changed the world. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009. (J Mills)

Munsch, Robert N. Wait and see. Toronto : Annick Press ; Buffalo, NY : Distributed in the U.S.A. by Firefly Books, c1993. (JE Munsch)

Munsch, Robert N. Show and tell. Toronto, Canada : Annick Press ; Willowdale, Ont. : Distributed in Canada and the USA by Firefly Books, c1991. (JE Munsch)

Munsch, Robert N. I have to go! Toronto : Annick Press, [1987]. (JE Munsch)

Munsch, Robert N. Moira's birthday. Toronto : Annick Press, 1987. (JE Munsch)

Northrop, Michael. Gentlemen. New York : Scholastic Press, 2009. (J Northrop)

Patrick, Gloria. A bug in a jug and other funny rhymes. New York : Scholastic Book Services, c1970. (J811 Patrick)

Peña, Matt de la. We were here. New York : Delacorte Press, c2009. (J Peña)

Post, Hans & Kees Heij. Sparrows. Honesdale, Pa. : Lemniscaat, 2008. (J598.8 Post)

Who knew that rats gladly eat sparrows? Or that dog poo in the street is a great place for a sparrow to find lunch? Or that sparrows like dust baths? Follow one family of sparrows to learn more about their life cycles. Charming illustrations.

Rosenthal, Amy Krouse. Duck! Rabbit! San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2009. (JE Rosenthal)

Runyon, Brent. Surface tension : a novel in four summers. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. (J Runyon)

Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton. All the world. New York : Beach Lane Books, c2009. (JE Scanlon)

Scieszka, Jon. Junkyard fort = Fuerte de chatarra. New York : Little Simon, c2009. (JE Scieszka)

Scott, Elizabeth. Love you hate you miss you. New York : HarperTeen, c2009. (J Scott)

Silverstein, Shel. The missing piece. New York : Harper & Row, c1976. (JE Silverstein)

Sjonger, Rebecca. Aves de todo tipo. New York, NY : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2006. (J598.22 Sjonger)

Sonnenblick, Jordan. After ever after. New York : Scholastic Press, 2010. (J Sonnenblick)

Tafuri, Nancy. All year long. [New York, NY] : Puffin Books, 1984. (JE Tafuri)

Taylor, Laini. Lips touch : three times. New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2009. (J Taylor)

Turner, Pamela S. The frog scientist. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009. (J597.8 Turner)

This captivating and beautifully photographed title in the Scientists in the Field series follows Tyrone Hayes, a biologist at UC Berkeley who is trying to discover the effects pesticides have on frogs and, in turn, on humans. Full color.

Wells, Rosemary. Otto se presenta para presidente. New York : Scholastic en español, c2008. (JE Wells)

Uehashi, Nahoko. Moribito II : Guardian of the Darkness. New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2009. (J Uehashi)

Williams-Garcia, Rita. Jumped. New York : HarperTeen, c2009. (J Williams-Garcia)

Wing, Natasha. An eye for color : the story of Josef Albers. New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2009. (J709.2 Wing)

Yee, Wong Herbert. Mouse and Mole, fine feathered friends. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009. (J Yee)


Graphic Novels

Phelan, Matt. The storm in the barn. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009. (Graphic Phelan)

Van Peebles, Melvin. Confessions of a ex doofus itchy footed mutha. New York : Akashic Books, c2009. (Graphic Van Peebles)


New books for the week of April 14, 2010

SILS Collection

Breslin, John G. The social semantic web. Heidelberg ;New York : Springer, c2009. (TK5105.88815 .B757 2009)

Byke, Suzanne. A leadership primer for new librarians : tools for helping today's early-career librarians become tomorrow's library leaders. Oxford : Chandos, 2009. (Z682.35.V62 B95 2009)

Church, Susan M. & Margaret Swain. From literature circles to blogs : activities for engaging professional learning communities. Markham, Ont. : Pembroke Publishers Ltd. ; Portland, ME : Distributed in the U.S. by Stenhouse Publishers, c2009. (LB1731 .C48 2009)

De Castro, Paola. Librarians of Babel : a toolkit for effective communication. Oxford : Chandos, 2009. (Z678 .D4 2009)


Dent, Valeda Frances. Keeping the user in mind : instructional design and the modern library. Oxford : Chandos, 2009. (Z711.2 .D47 2009)

Instructional technology design for libraries is an area of growing interest that includes the use of instructional design principles to create learner-centered products that help users learn a variety of complex research and information skills. This book will provide a down-to-earth look at instructional design and its uses in the academic library, with a particular look at teaching and measuring information literacy skills. Included will be a review of the history of this intriguing field, and an overview of some current relevant technological innovations that might be a part of any library's instructional design mosaic.

Erdman, Jacquelyn Marie. Library Web ecology : what you need to know as Web design co-ordinator. Oxford : Chandos, 2009. (Z674.75.W67 E73 2009)

Gunter, Barrie & Ian Rowlands & David Nicholas. The Google generation : are ICT innovations changing information-seeking behaviour? Oxford : Chandos Publishing, 2009. (ZA4460 .G86 2009)

Primary Research Group. The survey of American college students : who goes to the college library and why. [New York, N.Y.] : Primary Research Group, c2009. (Z675.U5 S8345 2009)

Smith, Bernie Todd. Ethics instruction in library and information science : the role of "ethics across the curriculum". Thesis. (Z682.35.P75 S65 2009)

Smith, Kerry. The politics of libraries and librarianship : challenges and realities. Oxford : Chandos, 2009. (Z665 .P8185 2009)

This book covers aspects of the political environment which surrounds and engages libraries and their librarians. It includes anecdotes on the role of the political sphere in the business of library associations.


Juvenile Collection


Abdel-Fattah, Randa. Does my head look big in this? New York : Scholastic, [2008], c2005. (J Abdel-Fattah)

As soon as sixteen-year-old Amal makes the decision to start wearing the hijab full-time, everyone has a reaction. Her parents, her teachers, her friends, people on the street. But she stands by her decision to embrace her faith and all that it is, even if it does make her a little different from everyone else. Can she handle the taunts of "towel head" and the prejudice of her classmates, and manage her growing friendship with the cutest boy in school? Brilliantly funny and poignant, Randa Abdel-Fattah'’s debut novel will strike a chord in all teenage readers, no matter what their beliefs.

Barnes, John.

Tales of the Madman Underground : (an historical romance 1973).

New York : Viking, 2009. (J Barnes)

Bass, Hester. The secret world of Walter Anderson. Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009. (J709.2 Bass)

Bloom, Suzanne. Nuestro autobús = The bus for us. Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, 2008. (JE Bloom)

Bond, Rebecca. In the belly of an ox : the unexpected photographic adventures of Richard and Cherry Kearton. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009. (J778.9 Bond)

Booraem, Ellen. The unnameables. Orlando [Fla.] : Harcourt, c2008. (J Booraem)

Branley, Franklyn. Mission to Mars. New York : HarperCollins, c2002. (J629.45 Branley)

Brown, Marc Tolon. Arthur's April fool. New York, New York : The Trumpet Club, 1989, c1983. (JE Brown)

Brun-Cosme, Nadine. Big Wolf & Little Wolf. New York : Enchanted Lion Books, 2009. (JE Brun-Cosme)

Carmichael, Clay. Wild things. Honesdale, Pa. : Front Street, c2009. (J Carmichael)

Casey, Dawn. The barefoot book of Earth tales. Cambridge, MA : Barefoot Books, 2009. (J398.2 Casey)

Chaltas, Thalia. Because I am furniture. New York : Viking, c2009. (J Chaltas)

Cousins, Lucy. Yummy : eight favorite fairy tales. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009. (JE Cousins)

Beware, these fairy tales are not for the faint of heart! Maisy creator Lucy Cousins shifts gears to retell her favorites with vivid, rousing illustrations. Eight classic stories take on new energy as Lucy Cousins ramps up her artwork. In this bold, funny, and unflinching collection, the beloved author-illustrator retains all the emotion and humor of the original fairy tales: the heroes are courageous, the villains are horrible, and the children are tasty. With her sly, simple language and vibrant illustrations, even the scariest fiends become the stuff of shared hilarity and shivery thrills.

Crowley, Suzanne Carlisle. The stolen one. New York : Greenwillow Books, c2009. (J Crowley)

Currie, Ron. Everything matters! New York : Viking, 2009. (J Currie)

Dingerson, Karen. Mergus the Merganser duckling : a journey up the river called Priest. [Idaho?] : Karen Dingerson Photography, c2007. (JE Dingerson)

Dunn, Mary R. Quiero trabajar en los musicales. New York, NY : Editorial Buenas Letras, 2010. (J792.6 Dunn)

Dunn, Mary R. Quiero ser diseñador de modas. New York, NY : Editorial Buenas Letras, 2010. (J746.9 Dunn)

Durbin, William. The Winter War : a novel. New York : Wendy Lamb Books, c2008. (J Durbin)

Espinosa, Alain. Ojo rojo. [México, D.F.] : Ediciones El Naranjo, [2006]. (JE Espinosa)

Fletcher, Julie. 1, 2, 3-- mar! Barcelona [Spain] : Combel Editorial, 2008. (JE Fletcher)

Franks, Katie. Quiero ser piloto de carreras. New York, NY : Editorial Buenas Letras, 2010. (J796.72 Franks)

Franks, Katie. Quiero ser béisbolista. New York, NY : Editorial Buenas Letras, 2010. (J796.357 Franks)

Fraser, Mary Ann. How animal babies stay safe. New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2002. (J591.56 Fraser)

Funke, Cornelia Caroline. El jinete del dragón. New York : Scholastic, 2008. (J Funke)

Gabriel, Nat. Sam y sus cuadrados de zapatos. New York : Kane Press, c2009. (JE Gabriel)

Garsee, Jeannine. Say the word. New York : Bloomsbury, 2009. (J Garsee)

George, Jessica Day. Princess of the Midnight Ball. New York : Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books, 2009. (J George)

A tale of twelve princesses doomed to dance until dawn… Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all—true love—to conquer their foes in the dark halls below. But malevolent forces are working against them above ground as well, and as cruel as the King Under Stone has seemed, his wrath is mere irritation compared to the evil that awaits Galen and Rose in the brighter world above.Captivating from start to finish, Jessica Day George’s take on the Grimms’ tale. The Twelve Dancing Princesses demonstrates yet again her mastery at spinning something entirely fresh out of a story you thought you knew.

Gerstein, Mordicai. A book. New York : Roaring Brook, c2009. (J Gerstein)

Greene, Ellin. Mother's song : a lullaby. New York : Clarion Books, c2008. (JE Greene)

Griffin, Paul. The Orange Houses. New York, NY : Dial Books, c2009. (J Griffin)

Grossman, Lev. The magicians : a novel. New York : Viking, 2009. (J Grossman)

Hall, Margaret; translation, Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Hibernar / Hibernation. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2009. (J591.56 Hall)

Hall, Margaret; translation, Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. El día y la noche / Day and night. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2009. (J525 Hall)

Hayes, Joe. Dance, Nana, dance = Baila, Nana, baila : Cuban folktales in English and Spanish. El Paso, TX : Cinco Puntos Press, 2008. (J398.2 Hayes)

Hernandez, David. No more us for you. New York : HarperTeen, c2009. (J Hernandez)

Jarrett, Clare. Arabella Miller's tiny caterpillar. London : Walker, 2008. (JE Jarrett)

Jinks, Catherine. The reformed vampire support group. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. (J Jinks)

Johnson, LouAnne. Muchacho : a novel. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. (J Johnson)

Johnston, Tony. My abuelita. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt Children's Books, 2009. (JE Johnston)

Winner of a 2010 Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor! Abuelita’s hair is the color of salt. Her face is as crinkled as a dried chile. She booms out words as wild as blossoms blooming. She stuffs her carcacha—her jalopy—with all the things she needs: a plumed snake, a castle, a skeleton, and more. Her grandson knows he has the most amazing grandmother ever—with a very important job. What does Abuelita do? With her booming voice and wonderful props, Abuelita is a storyteller. Next to being a grandmother, that may be the most important job of all. Sprinkled with Spanish and infused with love, My Abuelita is a glorious celebration of family, imagination, and the power of story.

Kalman, Bobbie. ¿Cómo se siente al tocarlo? St. Catharines, Ont. ; New York, NY : Crabtree Pub., c2009. (J612.8 Kalman)

Lasky, Kathryn. The journey. New York : Scholastic, c2003. (J Lasky)

Lasky, Kathryn. The shattering. New York : Scholastic, c2004. (J Lasky)

Magoon, Kekla. The rock and the river. New York : Aladdin, 2009. (J Magoon)

Markle, Sandra. How many baby pandas? New York : Walker & Co., 2009. (J599.789 Markle)

McCormick, Patricia. Purple Heart. New York : Balzer + Bray, c2009. (J McCormick)

Mora, Pat. Book fiesta! : celebrate Children's Day/book day = Celebremos el día de los niños/el día de los libros. New York, NY : Rayo, 2009. (JE Mora)

Munsch, Robert N. More pies! New York : Scholastic Inc., 2003. (JE Munsch)

Munsch, Robert N. The sand castle contest. New York : Scholastic Inc., c2005. (JE Munsch)

Munsch, Robert N. 50 below zero. Toronto, Canada : Annick Press ;Buffalo, NY : Distributed in the USA by Firefly Books, 1985. (JE Munsch)

Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux. Bad news for outlaws : the remarkable life of Bass Reeves, deputy U.S. marshal. Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, c2009. (J363.28 Nelson)

Nelson, Marilyn. Sweethearts of Rhythm : The Story of the Greatest All-girl Swing Band in the World . New York : Dial Books, c2009. (J781.654 Nelson)

Newbery, Linda. Posy! New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2009. (JE Newbery)

Oaks, J. Adams. Why I fight : a novel. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2009. (J Oaks)

Pearsall, Shelley. All shook up. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2008. (J Pearsall)

Pearson, Mary. The miles between. New York : Henry Holt, 2009. (J Pearson)

Piddock, Charles. Outbreak : science seeks safeguards for global health. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], c2008. (J362.19 Piddock)


Ramos, Mario. Soy el más guapo! Barcelona : Corimbo, c2007. (JE Ramos)

A brave little dragon shows wolf that there is more to beauty than just outward appearance. (In Spanish)

Rock, Peter. My abandonment. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. (J Rock)

Rotner, Shelley. Shades of Color. New York : Holiday House, c2009. (JE Rotner)

Ruelle, Karen Gray & Deborah Durland DeSaix. The grand mosque of Paris : a story of how Muslims saved Jews during the Holocaust. New York : Holiday House, 2008. (J940.53 Ruelle)

Russell, Ching Yeung. Tofu quilt. New York : Lee & Low Books, c2009. (J Russell)

Smith, Hope Anita. Mother poems. New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2009. (J Smith)

Shea, Pegi. Noah Webster: Weaver of Words. Honesdale, Pa. : Calkins Creek, c2009. (J423.09 Shea)

Shim, Sang Woo. Cenicienta. Buenos Aires : unaLuna, c2007. (J398.2 Shim)

Stiefvater, Maggie. Shiver. New York : Scholastic, 2009. (J Stiefvater)

Stone, Lynn M. Cómo usan los animales sus aletas? = How do animals use their flippers? Vero Beach, Fla. : Rourke Pub., c2008. (J591.47 Stone)

Stone, Lynn M. Cómo usan los animales sus ojos? = How do animals use their eyes? Vero Beach, FL : Rourke Pub., c2008. (J591.4 Stone)

Talbott, Hudson. River of dreams : the story of the Hudson River. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2009. (J974.7 Talbott)

The Hudson River has been a source of inspiration and a means of livelihood to all who have lived along its shores. It played a key role in the settling of the New World and the outcome of the Revolutionary War, and was the birthplace of the environmental movement. Now Hudson Talbott pays homage to the river that shares his name in a gorgeously illustrated, fascinating account of the river’s history. Each appealing spread sheds exciting light on the river’s strategic, economic and cultural significance. Packed with facts, time lines and maps, this is a wonderful introduction to a wide range of topics including the Age of Exploration, the Erie Canal, the Industrial Age, American arts and literature and the environment. River of Dreams is truly a book with something for everyone.

Vaughn, Inés. Chiles. New York : PowerKids Press : Editorial Buenas Letras, 2009. (J641.6 Vaughn)

Vaughn, Inés. Tomatoes = Tomates. New York : PowerKids Press ; Editorial Buenas Letras, 2009. (J641.3 Vaughn)

Vaughn, Inés. Potatoes = Papas. New York : PowerKids Press : Editorial Buenas Letras, 2009. (J641.3 Vaughn)

Vaughn, Inés. Chocolate. New York : PowerKids Press : Editorial Buenas Letras, 2009. (J641.6 Vaughn)

Vivian, Siobhan. Same difference. New York : PUSH, c2009. (J Vivian)

Willems, Mo. Pigs make me sneeze! : an elephant & piggie book. New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2009. (JE Willems)

Williams, Zella. Piranhas and other creatures of the Amazon = Pirañas y otros animales de la selva amazónica. New York : PowerKids Press ; Editorial Buenas Letras, 2010. (J597 Williams)

Williams, Zella. Llamas and other Latin American camels = Llamas y otros camélidos de Latinoamérica. New York : PowerKids Press : Editorial Buenas Letras, 2010. (J599.736 Williams)

Williams, Zella. Quetzals and other Latin American birds = Quetzales y otras aves de Latinoamérica. New York : PowerKids Press ; Editorial Buenas Letras, 2010. (J598.7 Williams)

Wilson, Janet. One peace : true stories of young activists. Custer, WA : Orca Book Publishers, 2008. (J327.17 Wilson)


Winter, Jonah. You never heard of Sandy Koufax?! New York, N.Y. : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2009. (J796.357092 Winter)

In this striking picture book biography, an old-timer tells us what made Sandy Koufax so amazing. We learn that the beginning of his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers was rocky, that he was shy with his teammates, and experienced discrimination as one of the only Jews in the game. We hear that he actually quit, only to return the next season—different—firing one rocket after another over the plate. We watch him refuse to play in the 1965 World Series because it is a Jewish high holy day. And we see him in pain because of an overused left arm, eventually retiring at the peak of his career. Finally, we are told that people are still “scratchin’ their heads over Sandy,” who remains a modest hero and a mystery to this day. Accompanied by sidebars filled with statistics, here’s a book sure to delight budding baseball fans.

Yancey, Richard. The monstrumologist : William James Henry. New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, c2009. (J Yancey)

Zarr, Sara. Once was lost. New York : Little, Brown, 2009. (J Zarr)

Zolotow, Charlotte. William's doll. New York, Harper & Row [1972]. (JE Zolotow)

Zulkey, Claire. An off year. New York : Dutton, c2009. (J Zulkey)

Graphic Novels

Auchterlounie, Nigel. Spleenal. London : Blank Slate, 2009. (Graphic Auchterlounie)

Chmakova, Svetlana. Dramacon. Los Angeles, Calif. : Tokyopop, c2005-. (Graphic Chmakova v.2) & (Graphic Chmakova v.3)

Fujino, Moyamu. Animal academy : hakobune hakusho. Hamburg, [Germany] ; Los Angeles : Tokyopop, 2009-. (Graphic Fujino v.1) & (Graphic Fujino v.2)

Lethem, Jonathan. Omega : the unknown. New York : Marvel Pub., c2008. (Graphic Lethem)

Sonoda, Konami. Choco Mimi. San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, c2009-. (Graphic Sonoda v.3)

Straczynski, J. Michael. Requiem. New York : Marvel ; [London : Diamond, distributor], 2008. (Graphic Straczynski)

New books for the week of April 21, 2010

SILS Collection

Dils, Tracey E. You can write children's books. Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, c2009. (PN147.5 .D55 2009)

This book gives you all the advice and encouragement you need to write and sell your children's book. You'll find specialized instruction on writing picture books, beginning readers, chapter books, middle grade and young adult novels, and nonfiction. Noted children's book author and editor Tracey Dils gives you exclusive insight into the ever-changing worlds of education and children's book publishing - and tells you what it means for you.

Hernon, Peter & Ellen Altman.Assessing service quality : satisfying the expectations of library customers. Chicago : American Library Association, 2010. (Z711 .H45 2010)

Maatta, Stephanie L. A few good books : using contemporary readers' advisory strategies to connect readers with books. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2010. (Z711.55 .M33 2010)

Nikolajeva, Maria. Power, voice and subjectivity in literature for young readers. New York : Routledge, 2010. (PN1009.A1 N565 2010)

Puaca, Laura Micheletti. Pioneer to powerhouse : the history of graduate education at Carolina. Chapel Hill, NC : Graduate School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, c2003. (LD3943 .P82 2003)

Wood, A. J. Charles Darwin and the Beagle adventure. Cambridge, Mass. : Templar Books, 2009. (FOLIO QH31.D2 W66 2009)

Zhang, Yin. Implementing FRBR in libraries : key issues and future directions. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2009. (Z666.6 .Z48 2009)


Juvenile Collection

Barber, Shirley. Cuenta conmigo. León : Everest, [2007]. (JE Barber)

Beamer, Winona Desha. Naupaka. Honolulu : Kamahoi Press, 2008. (JE Beamer)

Belcher, Earl W. My boy scout tales : a collection of short stories. Cave City, AR : L.A.M.B. Electronic Publishing, 2009. (J Belcher)

Bloom, Suzanne. Un amigo de veras maravilloso. Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, c2007. (JE Bloom)

When a studious polar bear meets an inquisitive goose, they learn to be friends.

Sumario en español: Un oso polar estudioso y un ganso curioso se encuentran y se hacen amigos.

Cano, Carles. Un dragon a dieta. León [España] : Everest, [2006]. (JE Cano)

Carter, David A. White noise : a pop-up book for children of all ages. New York, N.Y. : Little Simon, c2009. (JE Carter)

Dunn, Mary R. Quiero hacer películas. New York, NY : Editorial Buenas Letras, 2010. (J791.43 Dunn)

Dunn, Mary R. Quiero ser chef. New York, NY : Editorial Buenas Letras, 2010. (J641.5 Dunn)

Geis, Patricia. Pequeña Romaní. Barcelona : Combel Editorial, 2006. (JE Geis)

Gonzales, Doreen. Corn = Maíz. New York : Rosen Pub. Group/PowerKids press & Editorial Buenas Letras, 2009. (J641.3 Gonzales)

Gray, Theodore W. The elements : a visual exploration of every known atom in the universe. New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers ; Distributed by Workman Pub. Co., c2009. (J546.22 Gray)

Hicks, Orville. Jack tales and mountain yarns : as told by Orville Hicks. Boone, N.C. : Parkway Publishers, 2009. (J Hicks)

Hoban, Russell. A birthday for Frances. New York : Harper & Row, 1968. (JE Hoban)

Hughes, Langston. The Negro speaks of rivers. New York, NY : Disney Jump at the Sun Books, c2009. (J811.52 Hughes)

Kacer, Kathy. The diary of Laura's twin. Toronto, Ont. : Second Story Press, c2008. (J Kacer)

A mysterious diary links modern-day Laura to Sara, a young Jewish girl fighting to stay alive during WWII. Includes photographs, biographies of young heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, and true accounts of "twinning ceremonies".

Meschenmoser, Sebastian. Waiting for winter. Tulsa, Okla. : Kane Miller, 2009. (JE Meschenmoser)

McMullan, Kate. Pearl and Wagner : one funny day. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2009. (JE McMullan)

Munsch, Robert N. The dark. Toronto : Annick Press, 1997. (JE Munsch)

Munsch, Robert N. The paper bag princess. Toronto : Annick Press, c1980. (JE Munsch)

Munsch, Robert N. The fire station. Toronto : Annick Press, 1991. (JE Munsch)

Munsch, Robert N. Mortimer. Toronto : Annick Press, c2007. (JE Munsch)

Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux. Who will I be, Lord? New York : Random House, c2009. (JE Nelson)

Sand-Eveland, Cyndi. Dear Toni. Plattsburgh, NY : Tundra Books of Northern New York, 2008. (J Sand-Eveland)

Stein, David Ezra. Pouch! New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2009. (JE Stein)

Tafolla, Carmen. What can you do with a paleta? Berkeley, Calif. : Tricycle Press, c2009. (JE Tafolla)

Tripp, Valerie. Josefina, an American girl. [Middleton, WI] : Pleasant Co. Pub., [1999?]. (J Tripp v.1) - (J Tripp v.6)

Josefina Montoya, star of the American Girl series focused on growing up on America's Southwest frontier, lives on a rancho near Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1824. Her Mamá died a year before and Josefina and her sisters struggle to carry on without her. When Tía Dolores arrives she teaches them many things and comforts them when they miss their Mamá. The six books in the series are: Meet Josefina; Josefina Learns a Lesson; Josefina's Surprise; Happy Birthday, Josefina!; Josefina Saves the Day; and Changes for Josefina.

Williams, Zella. Howler monkeys and other Latin American monkeys = Monos aulladores y otros monos de Latinoamérica. New York : PowerKids Press : Editorial Buenas Letras, 2010. (J599.8 Williams)

Williams, Zella. Jaguars and other Latin American wild cats = Jaguares y otros felinos de Latinoamérica. New York : PowerKids Press ; Editorial Buenos Letras, 2010. (J599.75 Williams)

Willis, Jeanne. Ves al revés! México, D. F. : Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2008. (JE Willis)

Wynne-Jones, Tim. The uninvited. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009. (J Wynne-Jones)


Graphic Novels

Grant, Alan. Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Plattsburgh, NY : Tundra Books of Northern New York, c2008. (Graphic Grant)

Hardison, Jim. The helm. Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse, 2009. (Graphic Hardison)

Igarashi, Daisuke. Children of the sea. San Francisco : Viz, 2009-. (Graphic Igarashi)


New Books for the week of April 28, 2010

SILS Collection

Alabaster, Carol. Developing an outstanding core collection : a guide for libraries. Chicago : American Library Association, 2010. (Z687.2.U6 A43 2010)

Brandt, Richard L. Inside Larry and Sergey's brain. New York : Portfolio, 2009. (HD9696.8.U64 G6634 2009)

Chicago Association of Law Libraries. Conference on classification in law libraries. Proceedings [of the] fourth workshop on law library problems, November 10-11, 1961. (Z696 .C54 1963)

Downes, Larry. The laws of disruption : harnessing the new forces that govern life and business in the digital age. New York : Basic Books, c2009. (HC79.I55 D69 2009)

The fast-paced digital world of today has left many people in a daze, confused about what that pace means and how it is affecting their lives and professions. Downes (information technology, strategy, and law consultant) examines nine critical areas in which technology is drastically changing the rules of business and life. The author argues that there's a revolution coming in the fast-paced digital world that will affect law, regulation, business, and consumers. His book is intended to give readers the background to identify and respond to its warning signs, how to profit from it, how to ease into it, and to understand the weaknesses of outdated laws that are now in place to regulate it. Annotation c2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Gorman, Michele. Connecting young adults and libraries : a how-to-do-it manual. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2009. (Z718.5 .J66 2009)

Holt, Leslie Edmonds & Glen E. Holt. Public library services for the poor : doing all we can. Chicago : American Library Association, 2010. (Z711.92.P66 H65 2010)

Miller, Zana K. How to organize a library. New York [1947]. (Z670 .M65 1947)

Moyer, Jessica E. & Kaite Mediatore Stover. The readers' advisory handbook. Chicago : American Library Association, 2010. (Z711.55 .R44 2010)

Ross, Catherine Sheldrick & Kirsti Nilsen & Marie L. Radford. Conducting the reference interview : a how-to-do-it manual for librarians. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc., c2009. (Z711 .R64 2009)

Juvenile Collection

Alma, Ann. Brave deeds : how one family saved many from the Nazis. Toronto : Groundwood Books, c2008. (J940.53 Alma)

Baylor, Byrd. The way to make perfect mountains : Native American legends of sacred mountains. El Paso, Tex. : Cinco Puntos Press, c1997. (JE Baylor)

Child, Lauren. Cuida tu planeta. Barcelona : Serres : RBA Libros, 2008. (JE Child)

Chin, Jason. Redwoods. New York : Flashpoint/Roaring Brook Press, 2009. (J585.52 Chin)

A boy's ordinary train ride becomes an extraordinary trip to the great ancient forests. Crammed with information about these great natural wonders, Chin's first book is innovative nonfiction set within a strong and beautiful picture storybook.

De Kay, James T. Meet Martin Luther King, Jr. New York : Random House, 1989. (J92 King)

Efaw, Amy. After. New York : Viking, 2009. (J Efaw)

Kasza, Keiko. Ready for anything. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2009. (JE Kasza)

Munsch, Robert N. Jonathan cleaned up, then he heard a sound : or, Blackberry subway jam. Toronto : New York : Annick Press, c1981. (JE Munsch)

Jonathan's efforts to keep his apartment clean are foiled when a subway unexpectedly stops in and unloads thousands of passengers. Jonathan sets out on a surprising adventure to solve this curious problem.

Viorst, Judith. Sunday morning : a story. New York : Aladdin Books ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1993. (JE Viorst)

Graphic Novels

Sturm, James & Andrew Arnold & Alexis Frederick-Frost. Adventures in cartooning. New York : First Second, c2009. (Graphic Sturm)

In this action-packed cartooning adventure, kids will have as much fun making comics as reading them! Once upon a time . . . a princess tried to make a comic. And with the help of a magical cartooning elf, she learned how to draw her way out of an encounter with a dangerous dragon, near-death by drowning, and into her very own adventure! Like the princess, young readers will discover that they already have the drawing and writing skills it takes to make a comic; they just need a little know-how. And Adventures in Cartooning supplies just that.