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New to the Children’s Room…

book cover of Treasure IslandTreasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by David Chauvel, illustrated by Fred Simon.

Ahoy ye mateys!  Read this graphic novel adaptation of Stevenson’s classic tale of pirates, adventure and treasure! This is the original of all pirate tales, where we get pirates with parrots, peg-legged pirates, and “X” marking the spot.  The art helps readers be transported to another time and place!

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New to the Children’s Room…

book cover of Daisy Dawson and the big freezeDaisy Dawson and the Big Freeze by Steve Voake.

An easy chapter book, perfect for kids ready for something longer than the Easy Readers.  Daisy Dawson has the very cool ability to talk with animals!  This comes in handy on a wintry day, when one of her animal friends gets lost!

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New to the Children’s Room…

book cover of Tom Brady unlikely championTom Brady: Unlikely Champion by Matt Doeden.

OK, they didn’t make it to the Super Bowl this year, but he’s still a pretty great football player!  Read about the life of the Patriots quarterback and former Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (2005).  With 112 pages, this will meet guidelines for school biography projects!

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New to the Children’s Room…

book cover of Moon over ManifestMoon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool.  Winner of this year’s Newbery Award for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children!

According to the publisher:

Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father has put her on a train, sending her off to live with an old friend for the summer while he works a railroad job.  Armed only with a few possessions and her list of universals, Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming to learn about the boy her father once was.  Having heard stories about Manifest, Abilene is disappointed to find that it’s just a dried-up, worn-out old town. But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos, including some old letters that mention a spy known as the Rattler. These mysterious letters send Abilene and her new friends, Lettie and Ruthanne, on an honest-to-goodness spy hunt, even though they are warned to “Leave Well Enough Alone.”  Abilene throws all caution aside when she heads down the mysterious Path to Perdition to pay a debt to the reclusive Miss Sadie, a diviner who only tells stories from the past. It seems that Manifest’s history is full of colorful and shadowy characters—and long-held secrets. The more Abilene hears, the more determined she is to learn just what role her father played in that history. And as Manifest’s secrets are laid bare one by one, Abilene begins to weave her own story into the fabric of the town.  Powerful in its simplicity and rich in historical detail, Clare Vanderpool’s debut is a gripping story of loss and redemption.

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New to the Children’s Room…

book cover of Binky to the rescueBinky to the Rescue by Ashley Spires.

My new favorite cat experiences “outer space” (the outdoors) for the first time.  After tangling with “aliens” (wasps), Binky makes his way back to safety.  But what about Ted, his trusty copilot (stuffed mouse)?  How can Binky make it back into “outer space” to rescue Ted?

Spires has created a character that ranks up there with Calvin & Hobbes IMHO!  Click here for more information.  As always, you can place a hold on this or any other title via our catalog.

New to the Children’s Room…

book cover of Mythbusters Science Fair bookMythbusters: Science Fair Book by Samantha Margles.

Finally!  A book of science experiments that children will WANT to read!  Based on the popular tv show Mythbusters, children can experiment with cola (does it dissolve teeth?  will it polish chrome?), test the five-second rule, or find the best solution for keeping needles on a Christmas tree!

Click here to find out more.  As always, you can place a hold on this or any other title via our catalog.

New to the Children’s Room…

book cover of Legend of Old SaltyLegend of Old Salty by Matthew Loux.  The first book in the Salt Water Taffy: The Seaside Adventures of Jack and Benny graphic novel series.

Imagine being dragged on vacation with your family, but not to someplace cool.  No, instead, you’re being asked to unplug and go to a small town in Maine!  But instead of being bored, you are attacked by a lobster–in a candy store!  This is no ordinary seaside town!

From the cover: “Warring seagulls!  Giant lobsters!  Kleptomaniac eagles!  Ghosts from the Civil War!  Chowder Bay (Maine) has far more adventures and mysteries in store than Jack and Benny could have ever imagined!”

For more information, click here.  As always, you can place a hold on this or any other title via our catalog.