Thursday, August 6, 2009

New Books!

Thanks to our wonderful cataloger, Ms. Margie, we are pleased to have new books for your reading pleasure!

The wonderful Ms. Margie!

Teen Titles:
Dale Peck's Sprout: Moving from Long Island to Kansas after his mother dies, a teenaged boy nicknamed Sprout is surprised to find new friends, a fascinating landscape, and romantic love.

Libba Bray's A Great and Terrible Beauty: After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.

Marc Aronson's Race: A History Beyond Black and White. You know it at a glance: he's black; she's white. They're Asian; we're Latino. Racism. I'm better; she's worse. Those people do those kinds of things. We all know it's wrong to make these judgments, but they come faster than thought. Why? Where did those feelings come from? Why are they so powerful?

Juvenile Titles (These books can be found in the Mary Case Buchanan Family Room)

From The Rainbow Magic Series by Daisy Meadows:
Tasha the Tap Dancing Fairy and Isabelle, the Ice Dancing Fairy.
The Dance Fairies' Magic ribbons are missing! Without them, all kinds of dances are getting off on the wrong foot. Jack Frost and his goblins have the ribbons...and it's up to Rachel and Kirsty to get them back!

Kim Kane's Pip: the story of Olive. Twelve-year-old Olive, an only child who lives with her high-powered lawyer-mother in a ramshackle house at the beach in Australia, does not fit in at the Joanne d'Arc School for Girls, so when her best friend drops her for a more popular girl and Olive suddenly meets her own, more confident twin sister, the two of them go in search of their long-lost father.

Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul edited by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Patty Hansen and Irene Dunlap.

All books are available for checkout.

No comments:

Post a Comment