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The Lost Kingdom, by Matthew J. Kirby

New Arrivals for Children December 3, 2013

You'll find some of Richland Library's newest arrivals for children, below. Drop by any RIchland Library location for more great choices!


The Lost Kingdom by Matthew J. Kirby
Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: A remarkable adventure by award-winning author Matthew J. Kirby brings a fantastical American West filled with secrets and spies and terrifying creatures to vivid life. In th more...
Amazon Says: A remarkable adventure by award-winning author Matthew J. Kirby brings a fantastical American West filled with secrets and spies and terrifying creatures to vivid life. In this extraordinary adventure story, Billy Bartram, his father, and a secret society of philosophers and scientists venture into the American wilderness in search of the lost people of the Welsh Prince Madoc, seeking aid in the coming war against the French. Traveling in a flying airship, the members of the expedition find their lives frequently endangered in the untamed American West by terrifying creatures, a party of French soldiers hot on their trail, and the constant threat of traitors and spies. Billy will face hazards greater than he can ever imagine as, together with his father, he gets caught up in the fight for the biggest prize of all: America. THE LOST KINGDOM is an epic journey filled with marvelous exploits, courage and intrigue, and a bold reimagining of a mythical America. Matthew J. Kirby brings his signature storytelling prowess and superb craft to this astonishing story of fathers and sons, the beginnings of a nation, and wonder-filled adventure. less...
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Snowflakes Fall by Patricia Maclachlan
Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: In Snowflakes Fall, Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan and award-winning artist Steven Kellogg portray life’s natural cycle: its beauty, its joy, and its sorrow. Together, more...
Amazon Says: In Snowflakes Fall, Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan and award-winning artist Steven Kellogg portray life’s natural cycle: its beauty, its joy, and its sorrow. Together, the words and pictures offer the promise of renewal that can be found in our lives—snowflakes fall, and return again as raindrops so that flowers can grow.   MacLachlan and Kellogg, who are longtime friends, were moved to collaborate on a message of hope for children and their families following the tragic events in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012. Kellogg lived in Sandy Hook for thirty-five years—he raised his family there and was an active member of the community. With Snowflakes Fall, they have created a truly inspiring picture book that is both a celebration of life and a tribute to the qualities that make each individual unique.   In honor of the community of Sandy Hook and Newtown, Random House, the publisher of Snowflakes Fall, has made a donation to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Random House is also donating 25,000 new books to the national literacy organization First Book in the community’s honor and in support of children everywhere.   less...
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Leah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: Animals smooth and spiky, fast and slow, hop and waddle through the two hundred plus pages of the Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkins’s most impressive nonfiction offering more...
Amazon Says: Animals smooth and spiky, fast and slow, hop and waddle through the two hundred plus pages of the Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkins’s most impressive nonfiction offering yet. Sections such as “Animal Senses,” “Animal Extremes,” and “The Story of Life” burst with fascinating facts and infographics that will have trivia buffs breathlessly asking, “Do you know a termite queen can produce up to 30,000 eggs a day?” Jenkins’s color-rich cut- and torn-paper artwork is as strikingly vivid as ever. Rounding out this bountiful browsers’ almanac of more than three hundred animals is a discussion of the artist’s bookmaking process, an animal index, a glossary, and a bibliography. A bookshelf essential! less...
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Leah B. Says: Graphic Novel
Amazon Says: What could be better than Christmas? Christmas in London, that's what! Julie, Lucie, and Alia are excited to get a letter from their friend Prune, inviting them to visit her more...
Amazon Says: What could be better than Christmas? Christmas in London, that's what! Julie, Lucie, and Alia are excited to get a letter from their friend Prune, inviting them to visit her in England. This is going to be the vacation of a lifetime! The only problem is that Prune doesn't exactly have time off in mind; she wants the girls to help her pull off a Christmas musical, which wouldn't be too bad if rival Carla hadn't come along for the occasion, as well. The competition will be stiff, and the girls will have to use all their dance skills to make this a yuletide memory for the ages! less...
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Who Goes There? by Karma Wilson
Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Cozy up to this tender tale about overcoming fears and finding friendship, from the New York Times bestselling author of Bear Snores On. Lewis Mouse is preparing his n more...
Amazon Says: Cozy up to this tender tale about overcoming fears and finding friendship, from the New York Times bestselling author of Bear Snores On. Lewis Mouse is preparing his nest for winter. It is cozy and it is warm, and yet something is missing. All of a sudden— SCRITCH, SCRATCH, TAP, TAP, TAP! Lewis hears the scariest noises! Who can be making those sounds? He uses his bravest voice to shout, “WHO GOES THERE?” and scare off whoever it is. But could it be that he has nothing to be afraid of? Perhaps whoever is making the noise might make Lewis’s home even cozier! less...
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Leah B. Says: Beginning Reader
Amazon Says: In DK Star Wars readers, stunning photographs combine with engaging age-appropriate stories, creating a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture children's interest wh more...
Amazon Says: In DK Star Wars readers, stunning photographs combine with engaging age-appropriate stories, creating a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing their reading skills! DK Readers: Pre-Level 1: Star Wars: Even Droids Need Friends With this Pre-Level 1 reader, kids will be introduced to the worlds of R2-D2 and C-3PO, two of Star Wars' most famous droids. With high-frequency words, picture word strips, a picture glossary, and a simple index, this guide is perfect for parents and beginning readers who want to explore a galaxy far, far away together! less...
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Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: The WINGS OF FIRE saga continues with a visit to the mysterious land of the NightWings, where Starflight must face a terrible choice---his home, or his friends? Like all the more...
Amazon Says: The WINGS OF FIRE saga continues with a visit to the mysterious land of the NightWings, where Starflight must face a terrible choice---his home, or his friends? Like all the dragonets of destiny, Starflight has always wanted to see his home -- but he's also been afraid of his fellow NightWings. Starflight doesn't have mindreading powers like his tribe, and he doesn't understand why they're so secretive. No one has ever even seen the NightWing queen. But now Starflight is the dragonets' only hope -- he must find a way to negotiate with his fellow NightWings to free the RainWing dragons they've captured, and perhaps end the war in Pyrrhia altogether. Starflight is the smartest of the dragonets... but is he brave enough to speak up? Or will he falter in his mission, and accidentally betray them all? less...
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Leah B. Says: Graphic Novel
Amazon Says: Pre-teen detective Nancy Drew and her best friends Bess and George have seen a lot while solving mysteries in River Heights. But none of them have ever met a dragon before! Wh more...
Amazon Says: Pre-teen detective Nancy Drew and her best friends Bess and George have seen a lot while solving mysteries in River Heights. But none of them have ever met a dragon before! When the exotic pet mysteriously appears on their teacher’s desk, the Clue Crew have to discover where it came from, how to get it back home, and most importantly, how to take care of it in the meantime. Another sleuth-tastic adventure from the award-winning Nancy Drew comics team! less...
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Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: Four farsighted mice get glasses — and a talking cat solves a family mystery — as the charmingly eccentric Mrs. Noodlekugel returns. When Mrs. Noodlekugel’s four more...
Amazon Says: Four farsighted mice get glasses — and a talking cat solves a family mystery — as the charmingly eccentric Mrs. Noodlekugel returns. When Mrs. Noodlekugel’s four mice make a terrible mess with cookie crumbs at tea, she decides to take them on the bus to visit the eye doctor — and invites Nick and Maxine to come along! The mice ride on Mrs. Noodlekugel’s hat, while Mr. Fuzzface, her talking cat, has the indignity of riding in a carrier. Afterward, the hungry crew head to Dirty Sally’s Lunchroom, but the mice overdo their cheesecake and run out the door. Luckily a policeman is at the ready to help with the search — as is a rough-edged, yarn-spinning alley cat with a surprising connection to Mr. Fuzzface! It’s all a day in the life of Daniel Pinkwater’s whimsical characters, in a chapter-book series whose comical tone and cozy illustrations are sure to keep young readers coming back for more. less...
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