Children's Books

New Book Alerts is a free online service that showcases the newest titles purchased by your local library. You can select to receive alerts via email and/or RSS feeds. If you see a new title that you are interested in, just click "check catalog" to place a hold on the item right away.


Previous | Mar 13th, 2012 Edition | Next

Print   |   RSS
Switch View
  • Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle

    Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Claire A. Nivola
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2000, Jan 1st).
    Pages:   32

    Sylvia Earle first lost her heart to the ocean as a young girl when she discovered the wonders of the Gulf of Mexico in her backyard. As an adult, she dives even deeper. Whether she’s designing submersibles, swimming with the whales, or taking deep-water walks, Sylvia Earle has dedicated her life to learning more about what she calls “the blue heart of the planet.” With stunningly detailed pictures of the wonders of the sea, Life in the Ocean tells the story of Sylvia’s growing passion and how her ocean exploration and advocacy have made her known around the world. This picture book biography also includes an informative author’s note that will motivate young environmentalists.Life in the Ocean is one of The Washington Post's Best Kids Books of 2012 . more

    More Info | Google Books | Check Availability
  • Caillou: As Good as New (Ecology Club)

    Caillou: As Good as New (Ecology Club)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Eric Sevigny
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Chouette Publishing (2012, Apr 1st).
    Pages:   24

    This series explores current environmental issues and instills in children an ecological consciousness that will remain with them throughout their lives. When Caillou sees Leo's new bicycle, he wishes his was new and looked special too. Daddy suggests they spruce up their old bikes, and Caillou learns a little about recycling and reusing instead of always thinking "new." First, they wash the bikes and make them all shiny. Then, they decorate Caillou's bike with streamers and flags found around the house. Mommy supplies a horn, and now Caillou's bicycle is as good as new. Daddy shows Caillou how to reuse resources already available in order to make something look good again. more

    More Info | Google Books | Check Availability
  • Caillou Plants a Tree (Ecology Club)

    Caillou Plants a Tree (Ecology Club)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Eric Sevigny
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Chouette Publishing (2012, Apr 1st).
    Pages:   24

    This series explores current environmental issues and instills in children an ecological consciousness that will remain with them throughout their lives. A tree in Caillou’s backyard was damaged by a bad storm and has to be cut down. This makes Caillou sad, but Daddy brings him to the nursery to help choose a new tree. While looking around, Caillou learns about trees and their importance to the environment, the animals, and to humans. After planting the new tree, the birds and squirrels agree with Caillou: he found the perfect tree for their backyard. more

    More Info | Google Books | Check Availability
  • How Do We Stay on Earth?; A Gravity Mystery (First Graphics: Science Mysteries)

    How Do We Stay on Earth?; A Gravity Mystery (First Graphics: Science Mysteries)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Korey Scott
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Capstone Press (2011, Aug 1st).
    Pages:   24

    Amy S. Hansen is a Capstone Press author. more

    More Info | Google Books | Check Availability
  • Who Was Babe Ruth?

    Who Was Babe Ruth?

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Joan Holub
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Grosset & Dunlap (2012, Jan 5th).
    Pages:   112

    Just in time for baseball season! Babe Ruth came from a poor Baltimore family and, as a kid, he was a handful. It was at a reform school that Babe discovered his talent for baseball, and by the age of nineteen, he was on his way to becoming a sports legend. Babe was often out of shape and even more often out on the town, but he had a big heart and an even bigger swing! Kids will learn all about the Home Run King in this rags-to- riches sports biography. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, a true sports legend is brought to life. more

    More Info | Google Books | Check Availability
  • Guardians of the Chiss Key #4

    Guardians of the Chiss Key #4

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Ryder Windham
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Grosset & Dunlap (2012, Mar 15th).
    Pages:   160

    Brand-new original fiction by acclaimed Star Wars author Ryder Windham The Clone Wars: Secret Missions series of original novels concludes as Nuru Kungurama returns to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant while the remaining members of Breakout Squad await their next mission. But after an alien escape pod vanishes from Jedi Archives, Nuru finds himself flung toward a fateful encounter with his own Jedi Master, Ring-Sol Ambase. more

    More Info | Google Books | Check Availability
  • Out of Sight, Out of Time

    Out of Sight, Out of Time

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Ally Carter
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Hyperion Book CH (2012, Mar 20th).
    Pages:   272

    *"This episode is nearly three hundred pages of perfection, and the only regret fans will have when they are done is being one step closer to the final installment of this outstanding series."-VOYA [starred review] With more than a million Gallagher Girls books sold, a legion of fans have fallen in love with the New York Times best-selling spy-girl series, and the fifth book delivers the most nerve-wracking, high-stakes adventure yet. The last thing Cammie Morgan remembers is leaving the Gallagher Academy to protect her friends and family from the Circle of Cavan-an ancient terrorist organization that has been hunting her for over a year. But when Cammie wakes up in an alpine convent and discovers that months have passed, she must face the fact that her memory is now a black hole. more

    More Info | Google Books | Check Availability
  • Spell Bound

    Spell Bound

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Rachel Hawkins
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Hyperion Book CH (2012, Mar 13th).
    Pages:   336

    Hailed as "impossible to put down," the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted.Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies-the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that's what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn't as confident. Sophie's bound for one hell of a ride-can she get her powers back before it's too late? . more

    More Info | Google Books | Check Availability
  • Don't Copy Me!

    Don't Copy Me!

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jonathan Allen
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Boxer Books (2012, Mar 6th).
    Pages:   32

    “Don't copy me!” It's a refrain that's well-known to children, parents, and caregivers. Now it's Little Puffin's turn to say the words as three cheeky gull chicks follow him around, imitating his every word and step. And the more the puffin protests, the more the gulls enjoy their silly game. Can Little Puffin find a way to turn his frustration into a clever plan? With his usual wit and flair, author and artist Jonathan Allen turns a simple concept into a wildly entertaining tale.  more

    More Info | Google Books | Check Availability
  • Caddy's World

    Caddy's World

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Hilary McKay
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Margaret K. McElderry Books (2012, Mar 20th).
    Pages:   272

    The amazing and hilarious Casson family is back in this all-new novel from award-winning author Hilary McKay.Cadmium Casson is twelve years old the summer that everything changes. Not only are her closest friendships in jeopardy, but her mom is expecting a baby. And when the baby arrives early, Caddy’s world turns upside down. Her mother spends all her time at the hospital, and her father takes over the household, which of course turns into one chaotic (though hilarious) crisis after the next.When her charmingly dense boyfriend dumps her, Caddy is at her wits’ end. Then she discovers that the fragile baby she is so afraid of losing is not an ending, but a beginning for her whole family. And that love and friendship don’t need to be destroyed by change—they can be strengthened. more

    More Info | Google Books | Check Availability

 1 2 3 >