New Books Added to the CDS Elementary Library
November 7-11, 2011

EASY:

Boom Chicka Rock   / John Archambault 
Twelve mice that live in a cuckoo clock wander out to find birthday cake and have a party while Max the cat sleeps. 

Off We Go!   / Jane Yolen 
One by one, baby woodland creatures leave home and sing their way to visit grandma.   

Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday   / Judith Viorst     [Replacement copy]                               Although Alexander and his money are quickly parted, he comes to realize all the things that can be done with a dollar. 

Bear Snores On   / Karma Wilson  

On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun. 

Anansi’s Party Time   / Eric A. Kimmel    [E 398.2]
When Anansi the spider invites Turtle to a party just to play a trick on him, Turtle gets revenge at a party of his own. 

BEGINNING READERS/CHAPTER BOOKS:

Uno:  Blue-Ribbon Beagle  / Stephanie Spinner  [E 636.7]   (All Aboard Reading; Station Stop 2
Explains how Uno, a friendly beagle, became a dog show champion. 

The Secret Garden  / adapted by Deborah Hautzig    [Fic]     (All Aboard Reading; Station Stop 3)                       Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden. 

FICTION:

 Runaway Twin  / Peg Kehret  (197 p.)  
Thirteen-year-old Sunny, accompanied by a stray dog, takes advantage of a windfall to travel from her Nebraska foster home to Enumclaw, Washington, to find the twin sister from whom she was separated at age three. 

Kneeknock Rise  / Natalie Babbitt  (126 p.)  
Everyone else in the village is afraid of the creature who supposedly dwells at the top of Kneeknock Rise but young Egan investigates for himself. 

The Son of Neptune  / Rick Riordan  (521 p.)   [The Heroes of Olympus; bk. 2]
Demigod Percy Jackson, still with no memory, and his new friends from Camp Jupiter, Hazel and Frank, go on a quest to free Death, but their bigger task is to unite the Greek and Roman camps so that the Prophecy of Seven can be fulfilled. 

Torn  / Margaret Peterson Haddix  (344 p.)   [The Missing; bk. 4]
Ralph runs away looking for freedom but winds up a prisoner at a summer camp. 

Smoky the Cowhorse  / Will James  (323 p.)   [Newbery Medal winner;  1927]
The story of the cow horse and Clint, the man who loved and kept him. 

Crispin:  at the Edge of the World  / Avi  (234p.)   [Sequel to:  Crispin:  Cross of Lead]
Branded as traitors by the king's authorities, Crispin and his guardian, Bear, flee to coastal towns in fourteenth-century England, where they perform a musical juggling act and bond as a family after befriending a disfigured girl. 

Crispin:  the End of Time  / Avi  (223p.)   [Sequel to:  Crispin:  at the Edge of the World]
As Crispin tries to fulfill Bear's dream of moving to Iceland, he must leave Troth behind at a convent that needs a healer but, after falling in with thieves posing as musicians, he makes a new friend, Owen, and together they continue the arduous journey. 

NON-FICTION:

Home Run!:  Science Projects with Baseball and Softball / Robert L. Bonnet  (104 p.)   [530]
Provides several science experiments using physics and baseball or softball.

I am the Book:  Poems  / selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins    [811.54]

Thirteen poems that encourage young readers to snuggle up with a story and stretch their imaginations, to splash in a sea of tales by day and swashbuckle through chapters late at night.