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New Books for Children January 1, 2013

The holiday season blows through, bursting with family and friends! Gatherings, food, festivities, and joy…

But sometimes, we need a moment. We need a moment to be by ourselves. And that’s okay!

This week’s featured picture book Baby Penguins Everywhere! shows young children that, sometimes, a bit of alone time is all it takes to make togetherness a lot more fun!

New books continue to arrive at Richland Library. Look below for some of the latest arrivals, or stop by the closest Richland Library location to browse in person.


Baby Penguins Everywhere! by Melissa Guion
AmazonLeah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Can there be such a thing as too many adorable penguins? One day a penguin sees a most unusual sight: a hat floating in the icy water. Even more unusual? Out of more...
Amazon Says: Can there be such a thing as too many adorable penguins? One day a penguin sees a most unusual sight: a hat floating in the icy water. Even more unusual? Out of the hat pops a baby penguin. But not just one baby penguin . . . or even two. But a third, and a fourth, and on and on! At first the mama penguin is happy for the company. Until she realizes that taking care of a family is very hard, very tiring work, and what she could really use is just a moment alone. Yet as newcomer Melissa Guion reminds us in her adorable debut picture book, alone time is all well and good, but, it's together time that's best of all. Perfect for any mama penguin with a family, or classroom, full of mischievous little ones. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: Nothing brings ancient history to life like thinking about what ancient people did that we can relate to today. I Wonder Why Romans Wore Togas takes an accessible approach to more...
Amazon Says: Nothing brings ancient history to life like thinking about what ancient people did that we can relate to today. I Wonder Why Romans Wore Togas takes an accessible approach to the subject with child-friendly language, entertaining illustrations, and a series of questions that bring the people of Ancient Rome to life. Covering everything from clothing, food, and family life to art, architecture, engineering, and colonization, the short Q & A format delivers just the right information and  the most interesting facts, encouraging lively disucssion, and opening the door for deeper exploration of this important subject. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: Dark, scary, and magnificently illustrated, this is a new series not to be missed! The great walled city of Hangman's Hollow is at war with the forest outside. Into this war, more...
Amazon Says: Dark, scary, and magnificently illustrated, this is a new series not to be missed! The great walled city of Hangman's Hollow is at war with the forest outside. Into this war, one dreadful night, fate delivers a skinny, helpless boy. But maybe Pip isn't as helpless as he seems. Maybe he is the one who will defeat the wood witches and rescue the children of Hangman's Hollow. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Trusted New York Times best-selling author Robie H. Harris continues her series for preschoolers with a look at the many kinds of families that make up our world. Join more...
Amazon Says: Trusted New York Times best-selling author Robie H. Harris continues her series for preschoolers with a look at the many kinds of families that make up our world. Join Nellie and Gus and their family — plus all manner of other families — for a day at the zoo, where they see animal families galore! To top off their day, Nellie and Gus invite friends and relatives for a fun dinner at home. Accessible, humorous, and full of charming illustrations depicting families of many configurations, this engaging story interweaves conversations between the siblings and a matter-of-fact text, making it clear to every child that whoever makes up your family, it is perfectly normal — and totally wonderful. less...
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Jeremy's Dreidel by Ellie Gellman
AmazonLeah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: At the dreidel-making workshop, Jeremy’s friends think he’s molding a secret code on his clay dreidel. But he’s really making a special gift for his father, who is blind more...
Amazon Says: At the dreidel-making workshop, Jeremy’s friends think he’s molding a secret code on his clay dreidel. But he’s really making a special gift for his father, who is blind. How will he get his friends to appreciate his special dreidel? less...
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Clifford Shares by Norman Bridwell
AmazonLeah B. Says: Board Book
Amazon Says: Learn to share with the Big Red Dog! Clifford loves to share--his water with the birds, his bench with the girl, his ball with his friend--and everyone loves to share with Cl more...
Amazon Says: Learn to share with the Big Red Dog! Clifford loves to share--his water with the birds, his bench with the girl, his ball with his friend--and everyone loves to share with Clifford! Perfect for the youngest puppy fans, this simple story is done in classic Clifford style and also has a padded cover! less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world's greatest standup comedian--even if he doesn't have a lot to laugh about these days. He's new in t more...
Amazon Says: Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world's greatest standup comedian--even if he doesn't have a lot to laugh about these days. He's new in town and stuck living with his aunt, uncle, and their evil son Stevie, a bully who doesn't let Jamie's wheelchair stop him from messing with Jamie as much as possible. But Jamie doesn't let his situation get him down. When his Uncle Frankie mentions a contest called The Planet's Funniest Kid Comic, Jamie knows he has to enter. But are the judges only rewarding him out of pity because of his wheelchair, like Stevie suggests? Will Jamie ever share the secret of his troubled past instead of hiding behind his comedy act? Following the bestselling success of the hilarious Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life, James Patterson continues to dish out the funnies in another highly-illustrated, heartfelt middle school story. (Includes more than 175 black-and-white illustrations.) less...
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Castle: How It Works by David Macaulay
AmazonLeah B. Says: Beginning Reader
Amazon Says: Take a tour of a medieval castle. Every part of the castle has a function. Walls keep the enemy out. Towers protect the lord and the soldiers. From the moat and portcullis to more...
Amazon Says: Take a tour of a medieval castle. Every part of the castle has a function. Walls keep the enemy out. Towers protect the lord and the soldiers. From the moat and portcullis to the great hall and dungeon, see how a castle works as an enemy army tries to storm the walls.  Castle: How It Works is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012 less...
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