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December 11 New Arrivals: Picture books and Chapter books for Children

Mix up your family time with some ‘read-aloud’ time this holiday season! We have a lot of new arrivals for your children and family. Want some Christmas titles? Dinosaur books? Princess books? We have it all, so come on over to the library and take up to 60 items home per library card. FREE!

Our featured new arrival has our favorite cat, Pete, back in action and helping Santa. In Pete the Cat Saves Christmas it is the night before Christmas and the worst possibility comes true… Santa got sick! However, Christmas is to go on because they call Pete the Cat to come and help. You and your family will enjoy this fun read-aloud as Pete the Cat proves that giving your all in the spirit of Christmas is the totally groovy thing to do.

Look below for some other groovy new arrivals!


Colleen Says: Picture book
Amazon Says: Readers first met the elephant Mama Jumbo in Niki Daly's Welcome to Zanzibar Road. Here she is sporting her flippy-floppy, flappy-slippy, this-way-that-way pompom hat in five more...
Amazon Says: Readers first met the elephant Mama Jumbo in Niki Daly's Welcome to Zanzibar Road. Here she is sporting her flippy-floppy, flappy-slippy, this-way-that-way pompom hat in five easy-to-read adventures including a bubble gum rescue and a brand-new tutti-frutti shirt for Mama Jumbo's adopted child, Little Chico the chicken. Full-color ink-and-watercolor illustrations bubble over with tiny details of the vivacious African village and Mama Jumbo's comfortable home under the pawpaw tree. A charming picture book/chapter book hybrid that's terrific for reading aloud. less...
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Colleen Says: Chapter book

Colleen Says: Chapter book
Amazon Says: Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me, said this book is "brimming with surprises and grand adventure. Brave, smart, and full of heart, Madeline an more...
Amazon Says: Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me, said this book is "brimming with surprises and grand adventure. Brave, smart, and full of heart, Madeline and Ruby are a gust of fresh air."    Mad's dad is the Bird Guy. He'll go anywhere to study birds. So when he's offered a bird-tracking job in Central America, his bags are packed and he's jungle bound.    But going bird tracking in the jungle and disappearing completely are very different things, and when the Very Strange and Incredibly Creepy Letter arrives, Mad can't shake the terrible feeling that her father is in trouble.    Roo, Mad's younger sister, is convinced that the letter is a coded message. And their mom is worried, because the letter doesn't sound like Dad at all. But Mad is sure it's a sign of something sinister.    The only way to get to the bottom of it is to go to Lava Bird Volcano and find their dad themselves. Though they never could have imagined what they're about to discover.    From new talent Helen Phillips, Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green is the story of what can happen when two sisters make some unusual friends, trust in each other, and bravely face a jungle of trouble all to bring their family back together. less...
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Smells Like Pirates by Suzanne Selfors
Colleen Says: Chapter book
Amazon Says: Calling all scalawags and scuttlebugs! Homer thought that being inducted as a member of L.O.S.T., the mysterious Society of Legends, Objects, Secrets, and Treasures, would be more...
Amazon Says: Calling all scalawags and scuttlebugs! Homer thought that being inducted as a member of L.O.S.T., the mysterious Society of Legends, Objects, Secrets, and Treasures, would be the key to finding pirate Rumpold Smeller's missing treasure. But when Homer's sworn enemy, Lorelei, forms an evil organization called FOUND, Homer and Dog face an impossible decision: Work with Lorelei to find the prize once and for all, or abandon their lifelong quest to locate the treasure. In the end, there can be only one owner of the coveted pirate booty: Who will reach it first? And who will be forced to walk the plank? What does FOUND mean for the future of L.O.S.T.? And just what is this famous treasure, anyway? Adventure abounds in this fun-filled, seaworthy tale of friendship, mystery, and one very special four-legged friend. less...
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