Coming soon to a library near you…

September 30, 2008

I just got back from rummaging around the new books trucks out in the annex garage and we have some good stuff headed your way!

Where’s My Mummy by Carolyn Crimi:  A baby mummy and his mummy mummy play a game of hide and shriek before bed.  While looking for his mummy, he runs into several scary monsters…but he’s not afraid of any of them…he’s afraid of the mouse!  I’d love to pair this story with Big Bad Bunny by Billingsley for a fun, “scary” storytime.

Everybody is getting a copy of If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Numeroff.  It’s sure to get as many laughs as the previous books in the series.

Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles #2: A Giant Problem has 14 holds on it, so you probably won’t see it on your shelves for awhile.

Olympic National Park by Jankowski includes photos and information on Olympic National Park as well as a password to log on to the website,, which lists helpful web links on the topic.

Patron with a biography assignment?  Hand them (esp reluctant reading boys,) Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka.  At just over 100 pages, I think it’s the perfect length for the biography assignment.  School Library Journal gave it a starred review and said, ”
Just try to keep kids away from this collection. Entertaining and fast-moving, silly and sweet, this homage to family life is not to be missed.”

Are elephants really afraid of mice?  Does lightning ever strike twice?  Find the answers to these and many more myths, mistakes, and misconceptions in, Actually, Factually by Guy Campbell.

A few weeks ago I was talking about the Noel Streatfeild books, Ballet Shoes, Theater Shoes, etc., and their continuing popularity.  Well I just noticed that we have several copies of the BBC’s Ballet Shoes DVD waiting for processing.  This is the 2007 version with Emma Watson, (of Harry Potter fame,) and is sure to be a hit.  Try and make a connection with the books through display or discussion!


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