New Books - March, 2010

New books for the week of March 3, 2010

SILS Collection

Akerkar, Rajendra. Foundations of the Semantic Web : XML, RDF and ontology. Oxford, U.K. : Alpha Science International, c2009. (TK5105.88815 .A39 2009)

Castro, Elizabeth. Publishing a blog with Blogger. Berkeley, Calif. : Peachpit, c2010. (TK5105.888 .C3 2010)

Publishing a Blog with Blogger catalog link

In Publishing a Blog with Blogger: Visual QuickProject Guide, best-selling author, Elizabeth Castro, shows users how to get started in the wonderful world of blogging. This book features large color illustrations and a minimum of verbiage to show brand-new Blogger users each step of the blogging process. Castro first acquaints readers with the interface and standard options, then walks them through blog setup, creating their profile, posting email, adding pictures and audio. She also covers adding widgets to a blog; tools for tracking Web traffic and following subscriber traffic; using color and customizing layouts; understanding template tags and using tags to categorize content; combating spam; understanding balance and deciding how many blog posts to have on the homepage; privacy issues; posting photos; blogging mobile; and more. This is an ideal entry point to the blogosphere for anyone who wants to get started fast, but doesn't need to know every feature - just how to get the project done!

Cleveland, Ana D. & Donald B. Cleveland. Health informatics for medical librarians. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2009. (R858 .C54 2009)

Colclough, Stephen. Consuming texts : readers and reading communities, 1695-1870. Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. (Z1003 .C76 2007)

Cortada, James W. How societies embrace information technology : lessons for management and the rest of us. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons ; Los Alamitos, CA : IEEE Computer Society, c2009. (HM851 .C675 2009)

How Societies Embrace Information Technology catalog link

This book discusses how computers are shaping contemporary society, with a tight focus on the role of corporations and governments. It is aimed at government policymakers interested in economic development and at private-sector managers who routinely make decisions to acquire and use information technology, now a worldwide expenditure of over $2 trillion annually. The book will also interest a wide range of academics concerned with the sociology, history, economics, and the effects of IT on contemporary society, and to the general trade market.

Eden, Bradford Lee. More innovative redesign and reorganization of library technical services. Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2009. (Z688.5 .M67 2009)

Ehmann, Susan & Kellyann Gayer. I can write like that! : a guide to mentor texts and craft studies for writers' workshop, K-6. Newark, DE : International Reading Association, c2009. (LB1576 .E345 2009)

Flinn, Andrew & Harriet Jones (editors). Freedom of information : open access or empty archives? London ; New York : Routledge, 2009. (K3255 .F74 2009)

Foulonneau, Muriel & Francis André. Investigative study of standards for digital repositories and related services. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, c2008. (ZA4081.86 .F68 2008)

Governor, James & Dion Hinchcliffe & Duane Nickull. Web 2.0 Architectures. Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly Media, c2009. (TK5105.88817 .G68 2009)

Harorimana, Deogratias (editor). Cultural implications of knowledge sharing, management and transfer : identifying competitive advantage. Hershey, PA : Information Science Reference, c2010. (HD30.2 .C85 2010)

Helinsky, Zuzana. A short-cut to marketing the library. Oxford : Chandos, 2008. (Z716.3 .H43 2008)

A Short-Cut to Marketing the Library catalog link

Technological changes mean that the role of libraries is now not as obvious or assured as in the past. This means that to survive, they must actively market their products and services to their users and to their funding sources. Librarians tend however to be averse to anything which smells of selling and anyway are usually too busy with 'more important' activities. This is a simple handbook which spells out the critical need for marketing for libraries. More important, it provides a series of easy tools to achieve success, and encourages all librarians to make the necessary time available.

Hernon, Peter & Ronald R. Powell. Convergence and collaboration of campus information services. Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2008. (Z718 .C858 2008)

Hurwitz, Judith ... [et al.]. Cloud computing for dummies. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., c2010. (TK5105.88813 .C56 2010)

Karmarkar, Uday & Vandana Mangal. The UCLA Anderson Business and Information Technologies (BIT) Project : a global study of business practice. Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific Pub., c2010. (HD30.2 .U36 2010)

Kathuria, Gaurav. Web content management with Documentum : set up, design, develop, and deploy Documentum applications ; concise, practical information on Documentum Web Content Management to get the most from this system. Birmingham : Packt Publishing, 2006. (TK5105.888 .K387 2006)

Kumar, Pawan. Documentum content management foundations : EMC proven professional certificatione exam E20-120 study guide. Birmingham : Packt Pub., c2007. (TK5105.888 .K863 2007)

Lazar, Jonathan & Jinjuan Heidi Feng & Harry Hochheiser. Research methods in human-computer interaction. Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. : Wiley, 2010. (QA76.9.H85 L396 2010)

McFarland, David Sawyer. CSS : the missing manual. Sebastopol, CA : Pogue Press/O'Reilly, 2009. (TK5105.888 .M3767 2009)

CSS: the Missing Manual catalog link

Cascading Style Sheets can turn humdrum websites into highly-functional, professional-looking destinations, but many designers merely treat CSS as window-dressing to spruce up their site's appearance. You can tap into thereal power of this tool with CSS: The Missing Manual.This second edition combines crystal-clear explanations,real-world examples, and dozens of step-by-step tutorials to show you how to design sites with CSS that work consistently across browsers. Witty and entertaining,this second edition gives you up-to-the-minute protechniques.

Morris, Terry. Web development & design foundations with XHTML. Boston : Pearson Addison Wesley, c2009. (QA76.76.H94 M655 2009)

Notes for serials cataloging. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2009. (Z695.7 .T46 2009)

Romesburg, H. Charles. Best research practices : how to gain reliable knowledge. Morrisville, North Carolina : Lulu Enterprises, Inc., c2009. (LB2395 .R76 2009)

Orcutt, Darby (editor). Library data : empowering practice and persuasion. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2010. (Z669.8 .L54 2010)

Witten, I. H. (Ian H.) & Alistair Moffat & Timothy C. Bell. Managing gigabytes : compressing and indexing documents and images. San Francisco, Calif. : Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1999. (TA1637 .W58 1999)


Juvenile Collection

Bosch, Pseudonymous. The name of this book is secret. New York : Little Brown & Co., 2008, c2007. (J Bosch)

Boyne, John. The boy in the striped pajamas : a fable. New York : David Fickling Books, 2008, c2006. (J Boyne)

Cabot, Meg. All-American girl. New York : HarperTeen, 2008, c2002. (J Cabot)

Chbosky, Stephen. The perks of being a wallflower. New York : Pocket Books, c1999. (J Chbosky)

Cody, Matthew. Powerless. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. (J Cody)

Powerless catalog link

Twelve-year-old Daniel, the new kid in town, soon learns the truth about his nice--but odd--new friends: one can fly, another can turn invisible, yet another controls electricity. The superkids use their powers to secretly do good in the town, but the moment they turn 13, their abilities will disappear.

Dragonwagon, Crescent. Home place. New York : Aladdin Books ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1993. (JE Dragonwagon)

Fekete, István; translation, Andrew G. Biri. Vuk, the fox cub. Budapest : Móra, 2008. (J Fekete)

Heide, Florence Parry. Princess Hyacinth : (the surprising tale of a girl who floated). New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2009. (JE Heide)

Hesser, Terry Spencer. Kissing doorknobs. New York : Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, c1999. (J Hesser)

Holub, Joan. My first book of sign language. New York : Scholastic, [2004]. (J419 Holub)

Hopkins, Ellen. Burned. New York : Simon Pulse, 2007. (J Hopkins)

Hopkins, Ellen. Crank. New York : Simon Pulse, 2004. (J Hopkins)

House, Silas. Eli the Good. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009. (J House)

Jackson, Livia Bitton. I have lived a thousand years : growing up in the Holocaust. New York, N.Y. : Aladdin Paperbacks, 1999, c1997. (J Jackson)

Jones, Marcia Thornton. Ratfink. New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2010. (J Jones)

Krull, Kathleen. The boy who invented TV : the story of Philo Farnsworth. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. (J621.3880092 Krull)

The Boy Who Invented TV catalog link

An inspiring true story of a boy genius. Plowing a potato field in 1920, a 14-year-old farm boy from Idaho saw in the parallel rows of overturned earth a way to “make pictures fly through the air.” This boy was not a magician; he was a scientific genius and just eight years later he made his brainstorm in the potato field a reality by transmitting the world’s first television image. This fascinating picture-book biography of Philo Farnsworth covers his early interest in machines and electricity, leading up to how he put it all together in one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. The author’s afterword discusses the lawsuit Farnsworth waged and won against RCA when his high school science teacher testified that Philo’s invention of television was years before RCA’s.

L'Engle, Madeleine. An acceptable time. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. (J L'Engle)

Mah, Adeline Yen. Chinese Cinderella : the true story of an unwanted daughter. New York : Dell Laurel-Leaf, 2001, c1999. (J979.4 Mah)

Marchetta, Melina. Looking for Alibrandi. New York : Knopf, c2006. (J Marchetta)

Marsden, John. The dead of night. New York : Scholastic, 2006, c1994. (J Marsden)

Metselaar, Menno & Ruud van der Rol. Anne Frank : her life in words and pictures from the archives of the Anne Frank House. New York, NY : Roaring Brook Pr., 2009. (J940.53 Metselaar)

Murphy, Jim. Truce : the day the soldiers stopped fighting. New York : Scholastic Press, c2009. (J940.4 Murphy)

Rabe, Tish (adapted from the works of Dr. Seuss). Oh, baby, the places you'll go! : a book to be read in utero. New York : Random House, c1997. (JE Rabe)

Ryan, Pam Muñoz. Esperanza renace. New York : Scholastic, c2002. (J Ryan)

Seder, Rufus Butler. Al galope! : un libro de Scanimation. New York : Workman Publishing, 2009. (JE Seder)

Seder, Rufus Butler. Swing! : a scanimation picture book. New York : Workman Pub., c2008. (JE Seder)

Swing! catalog link

Employing a patented new technology called Scanimation, each page in this book is a marvel that brings kids to life with art that literally moves. The images burst with activity, and a happy, rhyming text captures in words the pure energy of the figures in motion.

Seder, Rufus Butler. Waddle! New York : Workman Pub., 2009. (JE Seder)

Tripp, Valerie. Changes for Josefina : a winter story. Middleton, Wis. : Pleasant Co. Publications, c1998. (J Tripp)

Tripp, Valerie. Josefina saves the day : a summer story. Middleton, WI : Pleasant Co., 1998. (J Tripp)

Vande Velde, Vivian. Dragon's bait. Orlando, Fla. : Magic Carpet Books, Harcourt Brace, 2003. (J Vande Velde)

Weinberger, Kimberly. Journey to a new land : an oral history. New York : Mondo, c2000. (J973 Weinberger)

Wrede, Patricia C. Calling on dragons. Orlando, Fla. : Magic Carpet Books/Harcourt, 2003. (J Wrede)


Graphic Novels

Barnes, Bill & Gene Ambaum. Book club : an Unshelved collection. Seattle, WA: Overdue Media LLC., 2006. (Graphic Barnes)

Book Club catalog link

What happens in the library stays in the library. But oh, what happens in the library! Dewey has a book club, and you do not talk about Book Club. Colleen has a blog, but she doesn't know everyone can read it. Someone gave vegan Tamara a membership to the ham-of-the-month-club. And Merv reserved every copy of the new Harry Potter for purposes nefarious. This fourth Unshelved collection also features dozens of full-page full-color comic-format book talks, plus a very special storytime zombie nursery rhyme.

Forest, Jean Claude. You are there. Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, c2009. (Graphic Forest)

Frissen, Jerry. Lucha libre. [1], Heroing's a full time job, (tips appreciated). Berkeley, Calif. : Image Comics, 2008. (Graphic Frissen)

Hornschemeier, Paul. All and sundry : uncollected work 2004-2009. Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books ; [London] : Turnaround [distributor], 2009. (Graphic Hornschemeier)

Keller, Michael & Nicolle Rager Fuller. Charles Darwin's On the origin of species : a graphic adaptation. Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale, c2009. (Graphic Keller)


New books for the week of March 10, 2010

SILS Collection

Allen, Patrick A. Conferring : the keystone of reader's workshop. Portland, Me. : Stenhouse Publishers, c2009. (LB1050.42 .A43 2009)

Busch, David D. & Rebekkah Hilgraves. David Busch's quick snap guide to photoblogging with Wordpress : an instant start-up manunal for creating and promoting your own photoblog. Boston, MA : Course Technology, c2010. (TK5105.8884 .B87 2010)

Photoblogging with WordPress catalog link

A professional digital photographer provides detailed instructions for opening a Wordpress account and posting personal photographs on a public blog. Color screenshots illustrate the Wordpress interface, Wordpress's gallery of themes and widgets, custom headers, image upload, content creation, user profiles, layout tips, social media integration, and other hosting options. Annotation c2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Durrani, Shiraz. Information and liberation : writings on the politics of information and librarianship. Duluth, Minn. : Library Juice Press, 2008.

Harrison, Jeffrey S. & Caron H. St. John. Foundations in strategic management. Mason, Ohio : South-Western Cengage Learning, c2010. (HD30.28 .H3757 2010)

Keyes, Jessica. Marketing IT products and services. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2010. (HF5415 .K464 2010)

Marketing IT Products and Services catalog link

IT used to be all about programming in support of organizational processes. With the recent advent of SaaS (Software as a Service), IT managers now find themselves managing product development and delivery. As with any commodity, marketing is an essential piece of running IT as a profit center. This book, written by consultant Jessica Keyes, one of the founding members of the New York Software Industry Association, provides an overview to basic marketing concepts, and then applies them specifically to IT settings. Numerous appendices offer such things as sample business and marketing plans, and a useful glossary of marketing terms. Annotation c2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Kovacs, Diane K. The Kovacs guide to electronic library collection development : essential core subject collections, selection criteria, and guidelines. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2009. (ZA4080.5 .K685 2009)


Juvenile Collection


Hahn, Mary Downing. The wind blows backward. New York : Avon Books, 1994, c1993. (J Hahn)

The Wind Blows Backward catalog link

Although they share a love of poetry and problems with their parents, a shy high school senior's attraction to a popular classmate is tempered by her fear of his moody, self-destructive side.


Graphic Novels

Kirkman, Robert. The walking dead. Berkeley, Calif. : Image Comics, 2006-. (Graphic Kirkman bk.5)


New books for the week of March 17, 2010

SILS Collection

Harvey, Robert C. Meanwhile-- : a biography of Milton Caniff, creator of Terry and the pirates and Steve Canyon. Seattle, WA : Fantagraphis Books, 2007. (PN6727.C36 H35 2007)

Herrin, Roberta. Appalachian children's literature : An Annotated Bibliography. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2010. (Z1251.A7 H47 2010)

Hooper, Brad. Writing reviews for readers' advisory. Chicago : American Library Association, 2010. (PN98.B7 H66 2010)

Kelly, Diane. Methods for evaluating interactive information retrieval systems with users. Hanover, MA : now Publishers, c2009. (Z666.5 .K45 2009)

Marcum, Deanna B. & Gerald George, editors. The data deluge : can libraries cope with e-science? Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2010. (Z675.T3 D38 2010)

The Data Deluge catalog link

Increasingly scientists pursue their craft at keyboards, pulling data from a vast network of sensors such as telescopes and weather stations and research reports from past or present wet-workers in laboratories, fields, and the like. Library professionals ask who will acquire, evaluate, manage, and preserve all these sets of data for as long as they are needed; who will maintain the infrastructure that makes it all possible; who will provide access points; and who will explain to these scientists how to use the system. They highly suspect that research libraries will play a large role, and that librarians had better be prepared. They begin by reviewing such aspects as an agenda for action, and academic libraries in science data set management and scholarly communication for domain sciences and engineering. Then they offer perspectives from national organizations such as the Council on Library and Information Resources, and from individual research libraries.

Moore, Lara Jennifer. Restoring order : the Ecole des chartes and the organization of archives and libraries in France, 1820-1870. Duluth, Minn. : Litwin Books, 2008. (CD1191 .M66 2008)

Osif, Bonnie. Using the Engineering Literature. London ; New York : Routledge, 2006. (T10.7 .U85 2006)

Roche, Rick. Real lives revealed : a guide to reading interests in biography. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited/ABC-CLIO, c2009. (Z5301 .R56 2009)

Real Lives Revealed catalog link

This guide to approximately 600 biographical titles is designed for reader's advisors, librarians and book collectors who need a survey of genre themes, elements and critical opinions. Roche, a librarian at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library in Illinois, arranges these titles into sections such as war biographies, adventure biographies, true crime biographies and celebrity biographies and offers a definition of each genre and its appeal before making specific recommendations. Appendices include titles that have won awards, top biographers, a survey of biography series and a chronological index. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Tsakonas, Giannis & Christos Papatheodorou, editors. Evaluation of digital libraries : an insight into useful applications and methods. Oxford : Chandos, 2009. (ZA4080 .E85 2009)

Tyagi, Shashi (editor). National Conference on Digitisation and Digital Preservation : conference papers : 11-12 December 2008. Delhi : Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre, Defence Research & Development Organisation, Ministry of Defence, 2008. (Z701.3.D54 N38 2008)

White, Bruce A. & Andrew Pauxtis. Web 2.0 for business : learning the new tools. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2010. (HD30.2 .W479 2010)

Zhang, Allison B. & Don Gourley. Creating digital collections : a practical guide. Oxford : Chandos, 2008. (ZA4080.5 .Z53 2008)


Juvenile Collection

Adler, Susan. Samantha, An American Girl. Middleton, WI : Pleasant Company, 1998-2000. (J Adler) (Volumes 1 - 6)

Belton, Sandra. The tallest tree. New York : Amistad/Greenwillow Books, c2008. (J Belton)

Bryant, Jennifer. Ringside, 1925 : views from the Scopes trial : a novel. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2008. (J Bryant)

Calabresi, Linda. Human body. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2008, c2007. (J612 Calabresi)

Human Body catalog link

Unlike any reference series before, the Insiders books deliver a visually stunning presentation that takes readers inside the action. Utilizing state-of-the-art CGI and 3-D model illustration, each breathtaking spread is complemented by the most up-to-date information in the field.Human Body:this is a multidimensional view of the human body like you've never seen it! Get a glimpse inside blood cells; examine systems from the inside out; and look at cross sections of the brain, muscles, and bones.

Chanda, Justin. Acting out : six one-act plays! : six Newbery stars! New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2008. (J Chanda)

Cheng, Andrea. Where the steps were. Honesdale, Pa. : Wordsong, c2008. (J Cheng)

Costello, David. I can help. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2010. (JE Costello)

Cumbie, Patricia. Where people like us live. New York : Laura Geringer Books/HarperTeen, c2008. (J Cumbie)

Doeden, Matt ; translation, Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Tractores agrícolas / Farm tractors. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2009. (J631.3 Doeden)

Doyle, Marissa. Bewitching Season. New York : Henry Holt, 2008. (J Doyle)

Bewitching Season catalog link

In 1837 London, young daughters of viscounts pined for handsome, titled husbands, not careers. And certainly not careers in magic. At least, most of them didn’t. Shy, studious Persephone Leland would far rather devote herself to her secret magic studies than enter society and look for a suitable husband. But right as the inevitable season for "coming out" is about to begin, Persy and her twin sister discover that their governess in magic has been kidnapped as part of a plot to gain control of the soon-to-be Queen Victoria. Racing through Mayfair ballrooms and royal palaces, the sisters overcome bad millinery, shady royal spinsters, and a mysterious Irish wizard. And along the way, Persy learns that husband hunting isn’t such an odious task after all, if you can find the right quarry.

Fehler, Gene. Beanball. New York : Clarion Books, c2008. (J Fehler)

Fletcher, Julie. ¡Boing! ¡Boing! Barcelona : Combel Editorial, 2008. (JE Fletcher)

Fletcher, Julie. Jungla de colores. Barcelona : Combel Editorial, c 2008. (JE Fletcher)

Friedman, Laurie B. A clases otra vez, Mallory. Minneapolis : Ediciones Lerner, c2009. (J Friedman)

Friesen, Jonathan. Jerk, California. New York, N.Y. : Speak, 2008. (J Friesen)

Fullerton, Alma. Libertad. Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2008. (J Fullerton)

Galante, Cecilia. The patron saint of butterflies. New York : Bloomsbury Pub. : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, 2008.(J Galante)

Golding, Julia. The diamond of Drury Lane : a Cat Royal adventure. New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2008. (J Golding)

Goldish, Meish. Deadly praying mantises. New York, N.Y. : Bearport Pub. Co., c2008. (J595.72 Goldish)

Deadly Praying Mantises catalog link

Praying mantises attack so fast that you can't even see them move. These crafty hunters often make meals of flies, butterflies, and grasshoppers. Sometimes they even eat other praying mantises! Look inside to discover more fascinating facts about these deadly creatures.

Gould, Peter. Write naked. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008. (J Gould)

Grimes, Nikki. Barack Obama : son of promise, child of hope. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2008. (J328.73092 Grimes)

Hall, Margaret ; translation, Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Las estaciones del año / Seasons of the year. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2009. (J508.2 Hall)

Harris, Calvin; translation by Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. La cosecha de manzanas / Apple harvest. Mankato, MN : Capstone Press, c2009. (J634 Harris)

Harris, Calvin ; translation, Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. La cosecha de calabazas / Pumpkin harvest. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2009. (J635 Harris)

Harris, Calvin ; translation, Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Los espantapajaros / Scarecrows. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2009. (J632 Harris)

Hayes, Sarah. Dog day. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux 2008. (J Hayes)

Heuston, Kimberley. The Book of Jude. Asheville, N.C. : Front Street, c2008.
(JE Heuston)

Heap, Sue. Danny's drawing book. Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2007. (JE Heap)

Ipcizade, Catherine. Jirafas / Giraffes. Mankato, MN : Capstone Press, c2009. (J599.638 Ipcizade)

Ipcizade, Catherine. Leones / Lions. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2009. (J599.757 Ipcizade)

Jocelyn, Marthe. Would you. New York : Wendy Lamb Books, c2008. (J Jocelyn)

Would You catalog link

WOULD YOU rather know what’s going to happen or not know? A summer night. A Saturday. For Natalie’s amazing older sister, Claire, this summer is fantastic, because she’s zooming off to college in the fall. For Natalie, it’s a fun summer with her friends; nothing special. When Claire is hit by a car, the world changes in a heartbeat. Over the next four days, moment by moment, Natalie, her parents, and their friends wait to learn if Claire will ever recover.

Johns, Chris. Face to face with cheetahs. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2008. (J599.75 Johns)

Jonsberg, Barry. Dreamrider. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. (J Jonsberg)

Joubert, Beverly & Dereck Joubert. Face to face with lions. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2008. (J599.757 Joubert)

Kline, Lisa. Write before your eyes. New York : Delacorte Press, c2008. (J Kline)

Write Before Your Eyes catalog link

Twelve-year-old Gracie is always flying under the radar of her overworked parents and outspoken siblings. But when she buys an old journal at a yard sale, Gracie is stunned to realize that everything she writes in the journal comes true—though sometimes in unexpected ways. At first Gracie uses the journal selfishly, controlling her mother’s BlackBerry and eliminating the dress code at school. But then she starts to think about bigger issues: what about world hunger? Global warming? World peace Unfortunately, before she can make headway on any of those issues, the journal falls into the wrong hands—and soon Gracie and her best friend/crush Dylan are rushing around town trying to undo the damage! This fun, warm, emotionally honest novel is both a fantastic adventure and a testament to the power of writing to change the world.

Lupica, Mike. Long shot : a comeback kids novel . New York : Philomel Books/ Walden Media, c2008. (J Lupica)

Lupica, Mike. Safe at home : a Comeback Kids novel. New York : Philomel Books/Walden Media, c2008. (J Lupica)

Mackel, Kathryn. Boost. New York : Dial Books, c2008. (J Mackel)

Boost catalog link

Thirteen-year-old Savvy is a basketball talent, but she's skinny and gets pushed around on the court. After steroids are found in Savvy's bag, she claims they are not hers. Suddenly, accusations are flying.

Markle, Sandra. Hornets : incredible insect architects. Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications Company, c2008. (J595.79 Markle)

Markle, Sandra. Luna moths : masters of change. Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications Co., c2008.(J595.78 Markle)

Markle, Sandra. Termites : hard-working insect families. Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications Co., c2008. (J595.7 Markle)

Meltzer Kleinhenz, Sydnie ; translation, Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Elefantes / Elephants. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2009. (J599.67 Meltzer Kleinhenz)

Mercado, Nancy E. (editor). Baseball crazy : ten short stories that cover all the bases. New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2008. (J Mercado)

Moffett, Mark W. Face to face with frogs. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2008. (J597.89 Moffett)

Munsch, Robert N. & Michael Kusugak. A promise is a promise : story. Toronto : Annick Press ; Scarborough, Ont. : Distributed in Canada and USA by Firefly Books, c1988. (JE Munsch)

When Allashua disobeys her parents and goes fishing on the sea ice, she has to use her wits to escape and to further trick the Qallupilluit when she promises to bring her brothers and sisters back to them.

Napoli, Donna Jo. The smile. New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2008. (J Napoli)

Olson, Gillia M. ; translation, Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Las fases de la luna / Phases of the moon. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2009. (J523.3 Olson)

Park, Linda Sue. Keeping score. New York : Clarion Books, c2008. (J Park)

Pearle, Ida. A child's day : an alphabet of play. Orlando : Harcourt, c2008. (JE Pearle)

Portnoy, Mindy Avra. ¿Adónde van las personas cuando mueren? Minneapolis : Ediciones Lerner, c2009. (JE Portnoy)

Qamar, Amjed. Beneath my mother's feet. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2008. (J Qamar)

Beneath my Mother's Feet catalog link

"Our lives will always be in the hands of our mothers, whether we like it or not."Nazia doesn't mind when her friends tease and call her a good beti, a dutiful daughter. Growing up in a working-class family in Karachi, Pakistan, Nazia knows that obedience is the least she can give to her mother, who has spent years saving and preparing for her dowry. But every daughter must grow up, and for fourteen-year-old Nazia that day arrives suddenly when her father gets into an accident at work, and her family finds themselves without money for rent or food.Being the beti that she is, Nazia drops out of school to help her mother clean houses, all the while wondering when she managed to lose control of her life that had been full of friends and school. Working as a maid is a shameful obligation that could be detrimental to her future -- after all, no one wants a housekeeper for a daughter-in-law. As Nazia finds herself growing up much too quickly, the lessons of hardship that seem unbearable turn out to be a lot more liberating than she ever imagined.

Rake, Jody Sullivan ; translation, Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Suricatos / Meerkats. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2009. (J599.74 Rake)

Reed, Jennifer ; translated by Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Bombarderos = Bombers. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2009. (J623.74 Reed)

Rothstein, Nancy. My Daddy Snores .New York : Scholastic Inc., [2007], c2004. (J Rothstein)

Runholt, Susan. The mystery of the third Lucretia. New York : Viking, 2008. (J Runholt)

Rustad, Martha E. H. ; translation, Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Los animales en otoño / Animals in fall. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2009. (J578.4 Rustad)

Rustad, Martha E. H. ; translation, Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Las personas en otoño / People in fall. Mankato, Minn : Capstone Press, c2009. (J508.2 Rustad)

Rustad, Martha E. H. ; translation, Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Las hojas en otoño / Leaves in fall. Mankato, MN : Capstone Press, 2009. (J578.4 Rustad)

SAMi. Big, bigger, biggest book. New York : Blue Apple ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2008. (JE SAMi)

Big, Bigger, Biggest Book catalog link

Big bold illustrations introduce young readers to adjectives like big bigger and biggest; far farther and farthest; high higher and highest. The brightly colored fold-out illustrations make each concept easy to understand: by unfolding the page you can see a tall building get even taller then become the tallest one in the whole city! Kids who loved SAMi's Flip-a-Face and Flip-a-Shape books as babies are sure to be drawn to this new title.

Schmid, Susan Maupin. Lost time. New York : Philomel Books, c2008. (J Schmid)

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. Dog and Bear : two's company. New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2008. (JE Seeger)

Sensel, Joni. The humming of numbers. New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2008. (J Sensel)

Shahak, Bat-Chen ; translated by Diana Rubanenko. The Bat-Chen diaries : selected writings. Minneapolis MN : Kar-Ben Pub., c2008. (J Shahak)

Shaw, Janet. Kaya : an American girl . Middleton, Wis. : American Girl, 2002. (J Shaw) (Volumes 1 - 6)

Stratton, Allan. Chanda's wars. New York, NY : Harper Teen, c2008. (J Stratton)

Tait, Noel. Insects & spiders. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2008. (J595.7 Tait)

Thomas, Jan. A birthday for Cow! Orlando [Fla.] : Harcourt, c2008. Orlando [Fla.] : Harcourt, c2008. (JE Thomas)

Thomas, Jan. The doghouse. Orlando : Harcourt, c2008. (JE Thomas)

The Doghouse catalog link

Mouse, Pig, Cow, and Duck are playing a carefree game of ball when (horror of horrors!) their ball gets kicked into . . . THE DOGHOUSE. Who will risk a run-in with scary Dog to get it back? Hysterical high anxiety ensues as Mouse volunteers each animal to do the dirty work but you'll never believe what's really going on in the doghouse! With Jan Thomas's fun, fresh art and priceless animal expressions, this timeless tale of fear and friendship will have readers howling.

Turner, Pamela S. Life on earth-- and beyond : an astrobiologist's quest. Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, c2008. (J571.0919 Turner)

Ward, Rachel. Numbers. [Num8ers] New York : Chicken House/Scholastic, 2010, [c2009]. (J Ward)

Watson, Sasha. Vidalia in Paris. New York : Viking, 2008. (J Watson)

Whiting, Sue ; illustrated by Donna Rawlins. The firefighters. Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2008. (JE Whiting)

Wilson, Martin. What they always tell us . New York : Delacorte Press, c2008. (JE Wilson)

Zenatti, Valérie ; translated by Adriana Hunter. A bottle in the Gaza Sea. New York, N.Y. : Bloomsbury, 2008. (J Zenatti)

Zimmer, Tracie Vaughn. 42 miles. New York : Clarion Books, c2008. (J Zimmer)


Graphic Novels

Poe, Marshall. Little Rock nine. New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 2008. (Graphic Poe)

Talbot, Bryan. Grandville : a fantasy. London : Jonathan Cape, 2009. (Graphic Talbot)

Tatsuyama, Sayuri. Happy happy Clover. San Francisco, Calif. : Viz Media, 2009-. (Graphic Tatsuyama v.1)

Tatsuyama, Sayuri. Happy happy Clover. San Francisco, Calif. : Viz Media, 2009-. (Graphic Tatsuyama v.2)

Tatsuyama, Sayuri. Happy happy Clover. San Francisco, Calif. : Viz Media, 2009-. (Graphic Tatsuyama v.3)

Tatsuyama, Sayuri. Happy happy Clover. San Francisco, Calif. : Viz Media, 2009-. (Graphic Tatsuyama v.4)


Clamp.Tsubasa. New York, N.Y. : Ballantine Books, 2004- (Graphic Tsubasa v.1) to (Graphic Tsubasa v. 25)

Tsubasa catalog link

SAKURA AND SYAORAN RETURN! But they’re not the people you know. Sakura is the princess of Clow—and possessor of a mysterious, misunderstood power that promises to change the world. Syaoran is her childhood friend and leader of the archaeological dig that took his father’s life. They reside in an alternate reality . . . where whatever you least expect can happen—and does. When Sakura ventures to the dig site to declare her love for Syaoran, a puzzling symbol is uncovered—which triggers a remarkable quest. Now Syaoran embarks upon a desperate journey through other worlds—all in the name of saving Sakura. Includes special extras after the story!


New books for the week of March 24, 2010

SILS Collection

Bade, David W. Responsible librarianship : library policies for unreliable systems. Duluth, Minn. : Library Juice Press, c2007. (Z699.35.Q35 B33 2007)

Benoit, Gaetan M. Eugene Morel : pioneer of public libraries in France. Duluth, Minn. : Litwin Books, 2008. (Z720 .M6835 B46 2008)

Eugene Morel catalog link

This study is a critical account of the works of Eugène Morel (1869-1934), a French Librarian who made a remarkable contribution towards the development of public librarianship in France. Morel was genuinely interested in all facets of librarianship and played a dominant role in molding the development of most of them. His writings on the profession made a fitting testimony to the life's work of a very active library pioneer. His relationship with the British and American Library Associations helped to bring closer the French professional association to both of them. Morel had an ¿avant-garde¿ view on the automation of libraries and was the first to encourage the employment of women in French libraries. It is to be regretted that the work of a true library pioneer has gone unrecognized for such a long time.

Centro de Investigación de la Web, Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación, Universidad de Chile. Cómo funciona la Web. Santiago de Chile :Centro de Investigación de la Web, 2008. (TK5105.888 .C653 2008)

Fitzpatrick, Jane Brodsky. Mrs. Magavero : a history based on the career of an academic librarian. Duluth, Minn. : Library Juice Press, c2007. (Z720 .M195 F58 2007)

Fresch, Mary Jo. The power of picture books : using content area literature in middle school. Urbana, Ill. : National Council of Teachers of English, c2009. (LB1050.455 .F76 2009)

Johnston, Francine R. Book buddies : a tutoring framework for struggling readers. New York : Guilford Press, c2009. (LB2844.1.V6 J65 2009)

Leacock, Coreen J. & S. Joel Warrican & Gerald St.C. Rose. Research methods for inexperienced researchers : guidelines for investigating the social world. Kingston [Jamaica] ; Miami : Ian Randle, 2009. (HA62 .L367 2009)

Litwin, Rory. Library juice concentrate. Duluth, Minn. : Library Juice Press LLC, 2006.

McAdoo, Monty L. Building bridges : connecting faculty, students, and the college library. Chicago : American Library Association, 2010. (Z675.U5 M358 2010)

McKnight, Michelynn. The agile librarian's guide to thriving in any institution. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2010. (Z682.35.V62 M37 2010)

The Agile Librarian's Guide to Thriving in Any Institution catalog link

Agile librarians love their work and are appreciated for it. They have expertise in the practice of their profession and in the business of gaining and maintaining influence, as well as in effective marketing and public relations. This useful handbook describes and illustrates proven methods to get your library and information services the attention and support they deserve. Discover what your parent organization needs and values most. Delight your clients, your boss and non-librarian decision makers. Build a credible image and strengthen positive communication. Gather, analyze, and use valid evidence to support decisions. Keep your career green, growing and agile!

Polette, Nancy. Mysteries in the classroom. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, 2009. (PS374.D4 P65 2009)

Rees, Graham & Maria Wakely. Publishing, politics, and culture : the king's printers in the reign of James I and VI. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009. (Z325.K56 R44 2009)


Juvenile Collection

Arnold, Tedd. I spy Fly Guy! New York : Scholastic, c2009. (JE Arnold)

Berry, Lynne. Duck dunks. New York : Henry Holt, 2008. (JE Berry)

Borden, Louise. The greatest skating race : a World War II Story from the Netherlands. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2004. (JE Borden)

Boritzer, Etan. What is a friend? Los Angeles, CA : Veronica Lane Books, c2008. (J177 Boritzer)

Campbell, Bebe Moore. I get so hungry. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2008. (JE Campbell)

I Get So Hungry catalog link

Beloved author Bebe Moore Campbell’s last book shines light on childhood obesity.Once Nikki starts eating, it’s hard for her to stop. She snacks when she is upset, angry or bored. But when her teacher, Mrs. Patterson, is taken to the hospital because of her weight, Nikki realizes that she wants to live a healthier lifestyle. She and Mrs. Patterson work together to help each other succeed, and Nikki even convinces her mom to get involved and exercise too. Acclaimed author Bebe Moore Campbell said she wrote this as she felt strongly about the worth and necessity of this story. She hoped to touch kids and parents and help them make changes in their lives. Amy Bates’ charming illustrations bring to life this important story of one young girl’s struggle with weight gain, an all-too-familiar problem for children today.

Clark, Catherine. Wish you were here. New York : HarperTeen ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2009. (J Clark)

Day, Karen. No cream puffs. New York : Wendy Lamb Books, 2008. (J Day)

De Sève, Randall. Mi barco. Barcelona : Editorial Juventud, c2008. (JE De Sève)

Deedy, Carmen Agra. Martina, the beautiful cockroach : a Cuban folktale. Atlanta, GA : Peachtree, c2007. (JE Deedy)

Deedy, Carmen Agra ; translated by Cristina de la Torre. Martina, una cucarachita muy linda : un cuento cubano. Atlanta, Ga. : Peachtree, c2007. (JE Deedy)

Doyle, Malachy. Horse. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2008. (JE Doyle)

Driscoll, Laura. El chico del despegue. New York : Kane Press, 2009. (JE Driscoll)

Dussling, Jennifer. El misterio del arco iris. New York : Kane Press, 2008. (JE Dussling)

Fleming, Candace. The great and only Barnum : the tremendous, stupendous life of showman P.T. Barnum. New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2009. (J791.3092 Fleming)

The Great and Only Barnum catalog link

The life of showman Phineas Taylor Barnum gets show-stopping treatment in this book. Presented as clever, resilient and ever-consumed with making a buck, the Barnum of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus is brought to life in anecdotes over 11 chapters. Nicknamed Tale as a boy, he hated farm work . His personal struggles with alcohol and a less-than-happy marriage are detailed alongside his many public successes (and hoaxes). A tour of his famed American Museum and an account of a day at the circus sets readers in the middle of the singular late 19th-century entertainment scene. As in a real circus, the large-format pages include plenty to grab readers' attention. Ages 8-12. Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Geis, Patricia. Pequeño Malayali. Barcelona : Combel Editorial, 2006. (JE Geis)

Gil, Carmen. La mansión misteriosa. Barcelona : Combel Editorial, 2007. (JE Gil)

Giovanni, Nikki (editor). Hip hop speaks to children : a celebration of poetry with a beat. Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, c2008. (J811.10 Giovanni)

Godkin, Celia. Hurricane! Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, c2008. (J551.55 Godkin)

Hartinger, Brent. Geography Club. New York : HarperTempest, 2004. (J Hartinger)

Hartnett, Sonya. The ghost's child. Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2008. (J Hartnett)

Haskins, Lori. Locura por las mariposas. New York : Kane Press, Inc., 2009. (JE Haskins)

Hearn, Julie. Ivy : a novel. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2008. (J Hearn)

Heiligman, Deborah. Celebremos la Navidad. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2008. (J263.95 Heiligman)

Hines, Anna Grossnickle. 1, 2, buckle my shoe. Orlando : Harcourt, 2008. (JE Hines)

Johnson, Rebecca L. Mighty animal cells. Minneapolis, MN : Millbrook Press, c2008. (J571.62 Johnson)

Jones, Diana Wynne. Chronicles of Chrestomanci. New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2001. (J Jones v.1) & (J Jones v.2)

Kasischke, Laura. Feathered. New York : HarperTeen, c2008. (J Kasischke)

King, A. S. The dust of 100 dogs. Woodbury, Minn. : Flux, c2009. (J King)

Krulik, Nancy E. Puppy love. New York : Simon Pulse, 2008. (J Krulik)

Kwasney, Michelle D. Itch. New York : Henry Holt, 2008. (J Kwasney)

Itch catalog link

After the death of her beloved Gramps, Delores Colchester, better known as “Itch,” moves with her grandmother from Florida to Ohio. Starting over is hard, and Itch feels like an outsider in her new school, until she becomes friends with popular baton-twirling Gwendolyn. On the outside, Gwendolyn seems perfect: talented, smart, and beautiful. But she has a dark secret, which Itch begins to suspect and soon discovers is true. “Speaking up takes courage,” Gramps had always told Itch, and she’s about to discover just how much. Michelle D. Kwasney weaves a compelling story about child abuse, family, and friendship against the backdrop of the late 1960s.

Landman, Tanya. I am Apache. Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2008. (J Landman)

Lawrence, Iain. The giant-slayer. New York : Delacorte Press, c2009. (J Lawrence)

Lázaro León, Georgina. Federico García Lorca. New York : Lectorum, c2009. (J868 Lazaro)

Low, Alice. The fastest game on two feet : and other poems about how sports began. New York : Holiday House, c2009. (JE Low)

Maddern, Eric. The king and the seed. London : Frances Lincoln Children's, 2009. (JE Maddern)

Markle, Sandra. Finding home. Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, c2008. (J Markle)

Finding Home catalog link

A mother Koala protecting Joey and herself from a raging bushfire. Based on a true story. Includes facts about Koalas, an author's note about the real-life Koala that survived two bushfires. Learn more about Koalas and their habitat.

Mass, Wendy. Every soul a star : a novel. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2008. (J Mass)

McKenzie, Nancy. Guinevere's gift. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. (J McKenzie)

Melton, Henry. Lighter than air. Hutto, Tex. : Wire Rim Books, 2008. (J Melton)

Munsch, Robert N. Aaron's hair. New York : Scholastic, 2002, c2000. (JE Munsch)

Munsch, Robert N. Andrew's loose tooth. New York : Scholastic, 2002. (JE Munsch)

Munsch, Robert N. Mmm, cookies! New York : Scholastic, 2002. (JE Munsch)

Munsch, Robert N. Smelly socks. New York : Scholastic, c2004. (JE Munsch)

Munsch, Robert N. Pigs. Willowdale, Ont. : Annick Press, 1989. (JE Munsch)

Robinson, Elizabeth Keeler. Making cents. Berkeley, Calif. : Tricycle Press, c2008. (J332.49 Robinson)

Rodman, Mary Ann. Jimmy's stars. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008. (J Rodman)

Ryan, Carrie. The Forest of Hands and Teeth. New York : Delacorte Press, c2009. (J Ryan)

Schaefer, Carole Lexa. Big Little Monkey. Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2008. (JE Schaefer)

Serafini, Frank. Looking closely along the shore. Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2008. (J578.769 Serafini)

Serafini, Frank. Looking closely through the forest. Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2008. (J578.73 Serafini)

Stiefvater, Maggie. Lament : the faerie queen's deception. Woodbury, Minn. : Flux, c2008. (J Stiefvater)

Lament catalog link

A dark faerie fantasy that features authentic Celtic faerie lore, "Lament" follows 16-year-old Dierdre Monaghan, who discovers that she is a cloverhand--one who can see faeries. Dierdre soon finds herself trapped in the middle of a centuries-old faerie war.

Thomas, Shelley Moore. A cold winter's Good Knight. New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2008. (JE Thomas)

Thor, Annika. A faraway island. New York : Delacorte Press, c2009. (J Thor)

Urbigkit, Cat. Brave dogs, gentle dogs : how they guard sheep. Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, 2009. (J636.73 Urbigkit)

Vaughn, Inés. Squash = Calabazas. New York : Rosen Pub. Group's PowerKids Press & Editorial Buenas Letras, c2009. (J641.3 Vaughn)

Velez, Carlos. En garde! : a girl's introduction to the world of fencing. Terre Haute, Ind. : Wish Pub. ; Indianapolis, Ind. : Distributed in the U.S. by Cardinal Publishers Group, c2008. (J796.86 Velez)

Waring, Geoff. Oscar and the bat: a book about sound. Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2008. (JE Waring)

White, Amy. Chistes de animales. Miami, FL : Santillana USA Pub., c2009. (JE White)

Wilson, Karma. Bear feels scared. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2008. (JE Wilson)

Ziegler, Jennifer. How not to be popular. New York : Delacorte Press, c2008. (J Ziegler)


Graphic Novels

Davis, Alan. The nail : an Elseworlds tale of the Justice League of America. New York, NY : DC Comics, c1998. (Graphic Davis)

Fujino, Moyamu. Animal academy : hakobune hakusho. (Graphic Fujino v.3)

Hample, Stuart E. Dread & superficiality : Woody Allen as comic strip. New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2009. (Graphic Hample)

Holm, Jennifer L. Babymouse : rompecorazones. Barcelona : Serres, 2008. (Graphic Holm)

Jade, Isobella. Model life. New York : Soft Skull ; London : Turnaround [distributor], 2009. (Graphic Jade)

Kusaka, Hidenori. Pokémon adventures. San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, 2009-. (Graphic Kusaka v.1) (Graphic Kusaka v.2) (Graphic Kusaka v.3) (Graphic Kusaka v.4)

Mignola, Michael. The wild hunt. Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse ; London : Diamond [distributor], 2010. (Graphic Mignola)

Sonoda, Konami. Choco Mimi. San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, c2009-. (Graphic Sonoda v.1) & (Graphic Sonoda v.2)

Choco Mimi catalog link

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) Choco and Mimi are best friends in eighth grade. Choco is serious and reliable, while Mimi is a bit spoiled and a lot silly, but they're both super-cute and ultra-stylish! A new boy transfers to the girls' class, and he, Choco Sakurai, and Mimi Nekota are in junior high school and best friends. Includes fashion tips, recipes and how-to guides! Content provided by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.


New Books for the Week of March 31, 2010

SILS Collection

Bridgewater, Rachel & Meryl B. Cole. Instant messaging reference : a practical guide. Oxford : Chandos, 2009. (Z711.45 .B75 2009)

Instant Messaging Reference catalog link

Virtual reference is a vital component in twenty-first century reference service and the time for debate over its virtues and necessity has passed. This book focuses, then, on practical implementation of instant messaging (IM) as one tool for delivering virtual reference service. Targeting busy practitioners who are looking for comprehensive answers about instant messaging in particular, rather than virtual reference in general, this book addresses questions from the basics of what IM is and how it operates to the more complicated issues such as privacy and security to its future potential as a strong candidate in the virtual reference arena.

Carpenter, Julie. Library project funding : a guide to planning and writing proposals. Oxford : Chandos, c2008. (Z683 .C37 2008)

Evans, Woody. Building Library 3.0 : Issues in Creating a Culture of Participation . Oxford : Chandos Pub., 2009. (Z678 .E93 2009)

Hughes, Kathleen. The PLA Reader for Public Library Directors and Managers. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2009. (Z692.G7 S469 2010)

Knox, Emily. Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan on a Shoestring. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2010.(Z713.5.U6 K62 2010)

Ptolomey, Joanna. Taking Charge of Your Career : A Guide for the Library and Information Professionals. Oxford : Chandos Pub., 2009. (Z682.5 .P76 2009)

Serchay, David. The Librarian's Guide to Graphic Novels for Adults. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2010. (Z678 .P55 2009)

Thompson, Kimberly A. & Karlene Noel Jennings. More than a thank you note : academic library fundraising for the dean or director. Oxford : Chandos Pub., 2009. (Z683 .T46 2009)


Juvenile Collection

Arnold, Caroline. A Wombat's World. Minneapolis, Minn. : Picture Window Books, c2008. (J Arnold)

Baskin, Nora Raleigh. Anything but typical. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2009. (J Baskin)

Batten, Mary. Please don't wake the animals : a book about sleep. Atlanta, Ga. : Peachtree, c2008. (J591.5 Batten)

Please Don't Wake the Animals catalog link

All people sleep. So do all other mammals. Birds sleep, too. Even snakes, fish, and insects have a way of sleeping. How different animals sleep on land, in water, and in the air and the special ways they do it is the subject of this fascinating book for young readers. Using accessible language and scientifically accurate terms, author Mary Batten shows how animals sleep in very different ways and for various lengths of time depending on their size, their physiology, and their habitat. From three-toed sloths hanging from tree branches to dolphins dozing near the oceans surface, Batten presents a rich variety of wildlife and animal behavior. Additional information about the featured animals as well as simple explanations of terms such as hibernation and torpor are included in sidebars throughout the book.

Bearn, Emily.

Tumtum & Nutmeg : adventures beyond Nutmouse Hall.

New York : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009. (J Bearn)

Bisinski, Pierrick. Todos los mimos. Barcelona : Corimbo, 2007. (JE Bisinski)

Bredsdorff, Bodil. Eidi. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2009. (J Bredsdorff)

Brown, Jennifer. Hate list. New York : Little, Brown, 2009. (J Brown)

Bryan, Ashley. Ashley Bryan words to my life's song. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2009. (J818 Bryan)

Burg, Ann E. All the broken pieces : a novel in verse. New York : Scholastic Press, 2009. (J Burg)

Chen, Da. Sword : a novel. New York : Laura Geringer Books, c2008. (J Chen)

Crum, Shutta. Thunder-Boomer! New York : Clarion Books, 2009. (JE Crum)

Doeden, Matt ; translation, Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Todoterrenos / Humvees. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2009. (J623.74 Doeden)

Doeden, Matt ; translation, Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer. Trenes / Trains. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2009. (J625.12 Doeden)

Dunbar, Polly. Pingüino. Barcelona : Serres, 2008. (JE Dunbar)

Durango, Julia. The walls of Cartagena. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2008. (J Durango)

The Walls of Cartagena catalog link

Calepino was blessed with good fortune. After his mother died giving birth to him on a slave ship, he was taken in by a wealthy woman who gave him every advantage. Then on his thirteenth birthday, Father Pedro, a devout priest, asks Calepino to assist him with the slaves coming into Cartagena. Soon he's fighting seasickness, living in squalor, and cursing every minute. That all begins to change when he meets Mara and Tomi, a mother and son who remind him of his own past.When Tomi and Mara are sold to a cruel man, Calepino is more determined than ever to find a way to save them. Will this be his chance to change someone else's fortune, or will he put them all in more peril?Richly detailed and researched, Julia Durango's gripping first novel brings to life what it means to be truly free.

Emberley, Rebecca & Ed Emberley. Chicken Little. New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2009. (JE Emberley)

Finkel, David. The good soldiers. New York : Sarah Crichton Books, 2009. (J956.7044 Finkel)

Forman, Gayle. If I stay : a novel. New York : Dutton Books, c2009. (J Forman)

Frost, Helen. Crossing Stones. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009. (J Frost)

Gallo, Donald R. (editor). Owning it : stories about teens with disabilities. Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2008. (J Gallo)

Geus, Mireille. Piggy. Asheville, N.C. : Front Street, 2008. (J Geus)

Goldish, Meish. Smelly stink bugs. New York, N.Y. : Bearport Pub, c2008. (J595.72 Goldish)

Goodman, Susan E. Saving the whooping crane. Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, c2008. (J598.32 Goodman)

Grab, Daphne. Alive and well in Prague, NY. New York : Laura Geringer Books, c2008. (J Grab)

Hall, Alvin D. Show me the money. New York : DK, 2008. (J332.24 Hall)

Halpern, Julie. Into the wild nerd yonder. New York, NY : Feiwel and Friends, 2009. (J Halpern)

Hardinge, Frances. The lost conspiracy. New York : Harper, 2009. (J Hardinge)

The Lost Conspiracy catalog link

Two young sisters who live on a beautiful island soon become caught in a deadly web of deceit. Neither girl is exactly what she pretends to be, and when they are drawn into a sinister conspiracy, one discovers that the only thing more dangerous than the secret she hides is the truth she must uncover.

Herlong, Madaline. The great wide sea. New York : Viking, 2008. (J Herlong)

Hernández, Miguel. El silbo del dale : antología. Zaragoza : Edelvives, c2009. (J861.62 Hernández)

Jenkins, Steve & Robin Page. Sisters & brothers : sibling relationships in the animal world. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2008. (J591.56 Jenkins)

Johnson, Rebecca L. Ultra-organized cell systems. Minneapolis, MN : Millbrook Press, c2008. (J612.22 Johnson)

Kadohata, Cynthia. Outside beauty. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2008. (J Kadohata)

Katcher, Brian. Almost perfect. New York : Delacorte Press, c2009. (J Katcher)

Keister, Douglas. To grandmother's house : a visit to old-town Beijing. Salt Lake City, UT : Gibbs Smith, Publisher, c2008. (J951.56 Keister)

Kidd, Ronald. On Beale Street. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2008. (J Kidd)

Kluger, Steve. My most excellent year : a novel of love, Mary Poppins, & Fenway Park. New York : Dial Books, c2008. (J Kluger)

Knowles, Johanna. Jumping off swings. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009. (J Knowles)

LaCour, Nina. Hold still. New York, N.Y. : Dutton Books, c2009. (J LaCour)

Leardi, Jeanette. Southern sea otters : fur-tastrophe avoided. New York, NY : Bearport Pub., c2008. (J599.76 Leardi)

Levine, Kristin. The best bad luck I ever had. New York : G.P. Putnams Sons, c2009. (J Levine)

Lin, Grace. Where the mountain meets the moon. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009. (J Lin)

Loewen, Nancy. Seeing red : the planet Mars. Minneapolis, Minn. : Picture Window Books, c2008. (J523.43 Loewen)

Lunis, Natalie. Prickly sea stars. New York, NY : Bearport, c2008. (J593.93 Lunis)

Madigan, L. K. Flash burnout : a novel. Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin, 2009. (J Madigan)

Mariconda, Barbara. Sort it out! Mount Pleasant, SC : Sylvan Dell Publishing, c2008. (JE Mariconda)

Marcus, Leonard S. (editor). Funny business : conversations with writers of comedy. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009. (J813 Marcus)

McKernan, Victoria. The devil's paintbox. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2009. (J McKernan)

Mills, Joyce C. Little tree : a story for children with serious medical problems. Washington, DC : Magination Press, 2003. (JE Mills)

Little Tree catalog link

Written for children who have experienced life-changing illnesses or accidents, this sensitive and healing story of a little tree that loses some of its branches in a storm will appeal to children facing many different challenges.

Napoli, Donna Jo. Alligator bayou. New York : Wendy Lamb Books, c2009. (J Napoli)

Ness, Patrick. The Ask and the Answer. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009. (J Ness)

Philbrick, W. R. (W. Rodman). The mostly true adventures of Homer P. Figg. New York : Blue Sky Press, c2009. (J Philbrick)

Reisman, Michael. Simon Bloom, the gravity keeper. New York : Dutton Children's Books ; Boston, MA : Walden Media, c2008. (J Reisman)

Rosoff, Meg. The bride's farewell. New York : Viking, c2009. (J Rosoff)

Sakai, Komako. The snow day. New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2009. (JE Sakai)


Singer, Marilyn. Mirror mirror : a book of reversible verse. New York, N.Y. : Dutton Children's Books, c2010. (J Singer)

Mirror Mirror catalog link

Witty, irreverent, and warm, this gorgeously illustrated and utterly unique offering holds a mirror up to language and fairy tales, and renews the fun and magic of both.

Smith, Andrew. In the path of falling objects. New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2009. (J Smith)

Smith, Sherri L. Flygirl. New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2008. (J Smith)

St. George, Judith. The Duel : The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr. New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2009. (J973.4 St. George)

Standiford, Natalie. How to say goodbye in Robot. New York : Scholastic Press, 2009. (J Standiford)

Stokes, John A. Students on strike : Jim Crow, civil rights, Brown, and me : a memoir. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2008. (J92 Stokes)

Swanson, James L. Chasing Lincoln's killer. New York : Scholastic Press, c2009. (J973.7092 Swanson)

Tilly, Meg. First time. Victoria, BC : Orca Book Publishers, c2008. (J Tilly)

Valentine, Jenny. Broken soup. New York : HarperTeen, c2009. (J Valentine)

Warman, Jessica. Breathless. New York : Walker & Co., 2009. (J Warman)

Welch, Diana. The kids are all right : a memoir. New York : Harmony Books, c2009. (J929.2 Welch)

Williams, Carol Lynch. The chosen one. New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2009. (J Williams)

Wittlinger, Ellen. Love & Lies : Marisol's Story. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2008. (J Wittlinger)

Wyatt, Melissa. Funny how things change. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009. (J Wyatt)


Graphic Novels

Siddell, Tom. Gunnerkrigg Court. Volume 1, Orientation. Fort Lee, N.J. : Archaia Studios Press, 2008. (Graphic Siddell)

Urasawa, Naoki. Pluto : Urasawa x Tezuka. San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, c2008-. (Graphic Urasawa v.6)

Yang, Gene Luen. The eternal smile : three stories. New York : First Second, 2009. (Graphic Yang)

Yoshinaga, Fumi. Ōoku : the inner chambers. (Graphic Yoshinaga v.1)

Ōoku catalog link

R to L (Japanese Style). In Edo period Japan, a strange new disease called the Red Pox has begun to prey on the country's men. Within eighty years of the first outbreak, the male population has fallen by seventy-five percent. Women have taken on all the roles traditionally granted to men, even that of the Shogun. The men, precious providers of life, are carefully protected. And the most beautiful of the men are sent to serve in the Shogun's Inner Chamber...