Jocolibrary - Kids - Up to Date December 2011

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick
The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales (Book - 2011 ) YA FICTION Chronicl 10/2011 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Renowned storytellers share tales inspired by the thought-provoking illustrations in Chris Van Allsburg's "The Mysteries of Harris Burdick," including Kate DiCamillo, Lois Lowry, Stephen King, and Jon Scieszka.

The Masterwork of A Painting Elephant
The Masterwork of A Painting Elephant By Cuevas, Michelle (Book - 2011 ) J FICTION Cuevas Michelle 10/2011 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Pigeon Jones, abandoned as a baby, is found and raised by Birch, a white, former circus elephant who paints beautiful pictures, and through their travels and adventures they discover the meanings of love and family.

The Name of the Star
The Name of the Star By Johnson, Maureen (Book - 2011 ) YA MYSTERY Johnson Maureen 09/2011 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:Rory, of Boueuxlieu, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation.

A Ball for Daisy
A Ball for Daisy By Raschka, Christopher (Book - 2011 ) EP Raschka Christop 06/2011 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:A wordless picture book showing the fun a dog has with her ball, and what happens when it is lost.

Funny Business
Funny Business (Book - 2010 ) J FICTION GUYSREAD Funny and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:A collection of humorous stories featuring a teenage mummy, a homicidal turkey, and the world's largest pool of chocolate milk.

Dead End in Norvelt
Dead End in Norvelt By Gantos, Jack (Book - 2011 ) J FICTION Gantos Jack 09/2011 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses.

Grounded By Klise, Kate (Book - 2010 ) J FICTION Klise Kate and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:After her father, brother, and sister are killed in a plane crash, twelve-year-old Daralynn's life in tiny Digginsville, Missouri, proceeds as her mother turns angry and embittered, her grandmother becomes senile, and her flamboyant aunt continues to run the Summer Sunset Retirement Home for Distinguished Gentlemen, while being courted by the owner of the town's new crematorium.

The Penderwicks
The Penderwicks A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and A Very Interesting Boy By Birdsall, Jeanne (Book - 2005 ) J FICTION Birdsall Jeanne and more… All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 4 on 17 copies

Annotation:While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

Duck! Rabbit!
Duck! Rabbit! By Rosenthal, Amy Krouse (Book - 2009 ) E FICTION Rosentha Amy and more… Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 16 copies

Annotation:From the award-winning author of Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink comes a clever take on the age-old optical illusion: Is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it!

Heart and Soul
Heart and Soul The Story of America and African Americans By Nelson, Kadir (Book - 2011 ) J 973 Nelson 09/2011 and more… Available in some locations

Annotation:An introduction to African-American history, from Revolutionary-era slavery up to the election of President Obama, gorgeously illustrated.

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