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On the Road to Mr. Mineo's, by Barbara O'Connor

New Arrivals for Children March 5, 2013

Check out this week's featured new arrival for children, On the Road to Mr. Mineo's.

Written by Barbara O'Connor (an author familiar to many due to her appearances on recent years' South Carolina Children's Book Award Nominee lists), this quiet novel takes readers on a gentle adventure through the quaint little town of Meadville, South Carolina.

Look below to see more new arrivals, or drop by any Richland Library location to find a book that's just right for you.


On the Road to Mr. Mineo's by Barbara O'Connor
AmazonLeah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: Summer days drift by slowly in Meadville, South Carolina--that is, until Sherman the one-legged pigeon flies into town and causes a ruckus. First Stella, who's been begging more...
Amazon Says: Summer days drift by slowly in Meadville, South Carolina--that is, until Sherman the one-legged pigeon flies into town and causes a ruckus. First Stella, who's been begging for a dog, spots him on top of a garage roof and decides she wants him for a pet. Then there's Ethel and Amos, an old couple who sees the pigeon in their barn keeping company with a little brown dog that barks all night. The pigeon lands smack in the middle of Mutt Raynard's head, but he's the town liar, so no one believes him. And when Stella's brother Levi and his scabby-kneed, germ-infested friends notice the pigeon, they join the chase, too. Meanwhile, across town, Mr. Mineo has one less homing pigeon than he used to... Barbara O'Connor has delivered another ingeniously crafted story full of southern charm, kid-sized adventures, and quirky, unforgettable characters. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Board Book
Amazon Says: "Easily viewable touch-and-feel items offer a variety of sensations. . . . Brief, repetitive text maintains an unwavering positivity. . . . Bright, geometric shapes keep vi more...
Amazon Says: "Easily viewable touch-and-feel items offer a variety of sensations. . . . Brief, repetitive text maintains an unwavering positivity. . . . Bright, geometric shapes keep visual pacing brisk." -- Kirkus Reviews Join Noodle as he visits a farm! Here is another title in this bright, robust series of high-quality touch-and feel board books for babies and young toddlers. Each features stylish art, a simple rhyming text, a tactile element on every spread, and a mirror on the final page of each book. less...
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Puss in Boots by Jerry Pinkney
AmazonLeah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: A beautifully illustrated retelling of the beloved fairy tale from Caldecott Medal-winning author Jerry Pinkney   For generations, children have been enchanted more...
Amazon Says: A beautifully illustrated retelling of the beloved fairy tale from Caldecott Medal-winning author Jerry Pinkney   For generations, children have been enchanted by the tale of the clever cat in fancy boots who outsmarts a king and a sorcerer to win a castle and a bride for his penniless master. The humor, the magic, and a lush Renaissance setting are all on glorious display, and a well-placed gatefold adds to the drama. This elegant new edition of Charles Perrault's folktale is essential for every child's library. Read it in tandem with other Pinkney classic picture books like The Little Red Hen and The Lion and the Mouse. "This book is larger than life."-Library Media Connection   less...
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Rabbityness by Jo Empson
AmazonLeah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Rabbit enjoys doing rabbity things, but he also loves un-rabbity things! When Rabbit suddenly disappears, no one knows where he has gone. His friends are desolate. But, as it more...
Amazon Says: Rabbit enjoys doing rabbity things, but he also loves un-rabbity things! When Rabbit suddenly disappears, no one knows where he has gone. His friends are desolate. But, as it turns out, Rabbit has left behind some very special gifts for them, to help them discover their own unrabbity talents! Rabbityness celebrates individuality, encourages the creativity in everyone and positively introduces children to dealing with loss of any kind. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Beginning Reader
Amazon Says: Perfect for kids who have started to read but still need some help, this Level 2 DK Reader explores the fascinating world of an astronaut and what it is like to live in space. more...
Amazon Says: Perfect for kids who have started to read but still need some help, this Level 2 DK Reader explores the fascinating world of an astronaut and what it is like to live in space. With longer sentences, increased vocabulary, information boxes with fun facts, and a simple index, this book shows young readers what it's like to hold down a job in zero gravity. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Biography (also available in eBook)
Amazon Says: He hit 660 home runs (fourth best of all time), had a lifetime batting average of .302, and is second only to Babe Ruth on The Sporting News's list of "Baseball's 100 Greatest more...
Amazon Says: He hit 660 home runs (fourth best of all time), had a lifetime batting average of .302, and is second only to Babe Ruth on The Sporting News's list of "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players." Many believe him to be the best baseball player that ever lived. His name is Willie Mays. In Jonah Winter and Terry Widener's fascinating picture book biography, young readers can follow Mays's unparalleled career from growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, to playing awe-inspiring ball in the Negro Leagues and then the Majors, where he was center fielder for the New York (later San Francisco) Giants. Complete with sidebars filled with stats, and a cool lenticular cover, here is a book for all baseball lovers, young and old. According to Booklist in a starred review, "the Say Hey Kid had style to spare, and so does this irrepressible book." less...
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Birds of a Feather by Bernadette Gervais
AmazonLeah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: This lush, oversized book about birds features a variety of interactive guessing games and special features, including more than 40 lift-the-flaps and more than 15 pop-ups, pl more...
Amazon Says: This lush, oversized book about birds features a variety of interactive guessing games and special features, including more than 40 lift-the-flaps and more than 15 pop-ups, plus intriguing facts about each bird, providing readers with hours of educational entertainment. With elegant, graphic illustrations, Birds of a Feather is a feast for the eyes as well as the mind. less...
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AmazonLeah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: The latest in Kathryn Lasky's hit series - a stunning spin-off set among the wolves of Ga'hoole. A great cold has seized the Beyond. The warmth of summer, the smell of sweet more...
Amazon Says: The latest in Kathryn Lasky's hit series - a stunning spin-off set among the wolves of Ga'hoole. A great cold has seized the Beyond. The warmth of summer, the smell of sweet grass and the great caribou migrations are distant memories. Now the wolves know only ice, dark, snow and endless cold. The order that kept the wolf clans strong for thousands of years has broken down completely. The wolves have only one chance for survival. They must find their way to a new land, a land of warmth and summer. But the journey will take them over a frozen sea and through thousands of miles of perilous territory. Will the wolves trust young Faolan to lead them? less...
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Pug and Doug by Steve Breen
AmazonLeah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: Step aside, Bert and Ernie, the new odd couple is here!  Pug and Doug are best friends. They both love doughnuts, bird watching, and polka music. They are also very differe more...
Amazon Says: Step aside, Bert and Ernie, the new odd couple is here!  Pug and Doug are best friends. They both love doughnuts, bird watching, and polka music. They are also very different. Doug has a big imagination. Pug…not so much. When a misunderstanding between the friends hurts Doug’s feelings, Pug must find a way to set things right.  This charming and hilarious odd-couple friendship story is perfect for best buddies who usually, but don’t always, see eye-to-eye. less...
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