New Book Picks - August 2010


Toddlers (Ages 1-3)

The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton

An assortment of animals on a boat take a bath, put on their pajamas, brush their teeth, and exercise before going to bed.

Cha-Cha Chimps by Julia Durango
Counting and dancing go hand in hand at Mambo Jamba's, the place where hippos hokey-pokey and meerkats macarena and ten little chimps do the cha-cha-cha, until Mama Chip says, "Time for bed!"

Clip Clop!  by Nicola Smee
When Mr. Horse gives a ride to his friends, Cat, Dog, Pig, and Duck, they urge him to go faster and faster.

Picture Books (Pre K-K)

Ker-Splash!  by George O'Connor
Waiting for Mom to let them into the water, the three no sooner discover a little crab in their plastic bucket than a big, grabby assailant with braces and a bad attitude descends. It's time for "American Eagle," "Bug Lady" and "Manphibian" to spring to the rescue!

Clifford's Tricks  by Norman Bridwell

Clifford and Bruno, the new dog on the block, have a contest to see who is smarter.

Ace Lacewing:  Bug Detective  by David Biedrzycki
Aided by his friends, Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective, sets out on the trail of kidnappers who took Queenie Bee.

Early Readers (Grades 1-3)


My Soccer Mom from Mars  by Rita Book
Short-legged Cork is upset when tall Fuzz wins every game they play, until he learns that their friendship is more important than winning.


Squirrel's World  by Lisa Moser
Squirrel's well-meaning attempts to help his forest friends do not always turn out as planned.

Commander Toad in Space  by Jane Yolen
The intrepid crew of the space ship "Star Warts" lands on a water-covered planet inhabited by Deep Wader, a horrible hungry monster.

Children's Fiction (Grades 4-6)


A Little Princess  by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London school, is left in poverty when her father dies but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.


The Sisters Grimm 1:  The Fairy Tale Detectives  by Michael Buckley

Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.


All the Lovely Bad Ones  by Mary Downing Hawn

While spending the summer at their grandmother's Vermont inn, two prankster siblings awaken young ghosts from the inn's distant past who refuse to "rest in peace."

Teen Fiction (Ages 12 & Up)


Wake  by Lisa McMann
Ever since she was eight years old, high school student Janie Hannagan has been uncontrollably drawn into other people's dreams, but it is not until she befriends an elderly nursing home patient and becomes involved with an enigmatic fellow-student that she discovers her true power.


Ender's Game  by Orson Scott Card
Child-hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.


Incarceron  by Catherine Fisher
To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.