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The Big Book of One Direction

New Books for Children January 8, 2013

British sensation One Direction is at Richland Library. At least…a new biography is.

With the January 7th release of the group’s music video for “Kiss You” (currently #83 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart), fans everywhere are itching to get to know the guys a little better. The Big Book of One Direction can help!

Interested in something a little less 1D? Take a look at some of Richland Library’s other new arrivals (below), or visit your favorite library location for even more options!


Leah B. Says: Biography
Amazon Says: The Billboard chart–topping group One Direction has captured hearts worldwide, and the British sensation's rapid rise to sold-out concerts is detailed in this comprehensive more...
Amazon Says: The Billboard chart–topping group One Direction has captured hearts worldwide, and the British sensation's rapid rise to sold-out concerts is detailed in this comprehensive resource for fans. Biographies of and trivia about Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan are complemented by ample photographs of the band members and their interactions with fans. Games, including puzzles and quizzes, add fun to the facts and make this guide a must-have for Directioners. The former contestants of The X Factor debuted their album Up All Night at the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, and this book of One Direction devotion demonstrates why their superstardom shows no signs of slowing. less...
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A Kiss Like This by Mary Murphy
Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: What better gift for a new baby? The creator of I Kissed the Baby! celebrates animal moms and babies in an irresistible novelty book. A giraffe kiss is very tall — j more...
Amazon Says: What better gift for a new baby? The creator of I Kissed the Baby! celebrates animal moms and babies in an irresistible novelty book. A giraffe kiss is very tall — just turn the page and see! Elephant kisses are long, of course, while tiny mice and bubbly fish have kisses all their own. Using a clever split-page format that makes for charming surprises, author-illustrator Mary Murphy shares a series of animal kisses that are sure to have babies and toddlers gurgling, giggling, smiling, and leaning over for their kisses, too. less...
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The Marble Queen by Stephanie J. Blake
Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: Freedom Jane McKenzie isn’t good at following the rules. She doesn’t like any of the things that girls are supposed to like. She’s good at fishing, getting into trouble more...
Amazon Says: Freedom Jane McKenzie isn’t good at following the rules. She doesn’t like any of the things that girls are supposed to like. She’s good at fishing, getting into trouble—and playing marbles. All she wants is to enter the marble competition at the Autumn Jubilee and show the boys in the neighborhood that she’s the best player. If she can’t be the Marble King, then she’ll be the Marble Queen. First, Freedom has to convince her mother to let her enter. But there’s a new baby on the way, Freedom’s daddy is drinking too much, her little brother is a handful, and her mother is even more difficult than usual. Freedom learns that when it comes to love, friendship, and family, sometimes there are no rules. Set in 1959, The Marble Queen is a timeless story about growing up.The author of The Marble Queen has donated this book to the Worldreader program less...
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Leah B. Says: Graphic Novel
Amazon Says: Monkey King is a twenty-volume comics series based on the legendary Chinese novel The Journey to the West. It is a magisterial work that took seventy people over six years to more...
Amazon Says: Monkey King is a twenty-volume comics series based on the legendary Chinese novel The Journey to the West. It is a magisterial work that took seventy people over six years to complete. The Journey to the West is at once a comedy, a drama, a satire, a meditation on faith and discipline, and a fantastical dramatization of China's history. Its creation covers many centuries and several dynasties. Begun during the Song Dynasty (10th~13th century), Journey is set against the backdrop of the 7th century Tang Dynasty, and tells the story of a priest named San Zang, who introduces China to the Mahayana Buddhist scriptures of India, and his trio of disciples: the monkey king Sun Wu Kong, the gluttonous pig Zhu Bajie, and the quiet but noble sea monster Sha Wu Jing. The San Zang who appears in Journey to the West is a specialist in Tripitaka, and is based on a real priest, named Xuan Zang. Xuan Zang lived from 602 to 664, and have traveled the western lands and traded with other countries along the western border from 627 or 629 to 645. More than three hundred years later, a story based on Xuan Zang's adventures, first appeared. The Journey to the West originated from this story. The Song Dynasty was founded in 960, yet because the only known author of Journey to the West, Wu Cheng en, died in 1582, during the Ming Dynasty, the story is considered the result of collective creation spanning five hundred years. The story also traveled through several countries and includes at least four different timelines. The events of Journey to the West, which include epic battles and threatened palaces and imperiled kings, could resonate with readers during almost any age, but the story focuses on portraying a peaceful society where deviance is ultimately trumped by enlightenment, violence defeated by benevolence. It is this balance, between depicting familiar events of conquest and telling a story about the search for truth, that makes The Journey to the West so beloved today. The author, Mr. Wei Dong Chen, is a highly acclaimed and beloved Chinese artist and an influential leader in the New Chinese Cartoon trend. His company, Creator World in Tianjin, is the largest comics studio in China. He has published hundreds of cartoons, which have been recognized for their strong literary value throughout the world. In 2005, he undertook the monumental effort of translating four classic Chinese novels into serialized comic form. After six years of great and enthusiastic work, he completed his dream, which now consists of 12,800 pages of beautiful drawings and epic storytelling. Monkey King is one of the four novels. Monkey King is a new landmark of comic artistry in China, and is a bold and exhilarating treatment of one of the definitive works of Chinese literature. Vol. 1 Birth of the Stone Monkey Cited as one of the greatest Chinese novels, MONKEY KING (The Journey to the West) follows the adventures of Sun Wu Kong, born from a stone on Spring Mountain and given the title of the Handsome Monkey King, who seeks to learn the secret of eternal life. Under the tutelage of the Buddhist Master Puti, Sun Wu Kong becomes incredibly powerful, but his hubris grows until he has run afoul of the gods, who dispatch an army to Spring Mountain to subdue the Monkey King, who has declared himself the Emperor of Heaven. less...
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Leah B. Says: Nonfiction
Amazon Says: Just imagine—you are a young orca whale. Your special friends are two cousins and your 100 year-old great grandmother, the clan leader. You learn to play with them, face dan more...
Amazon Says: Just imagine—you are a young orca whale. Your special friends are two cousins and your 100 year-old great grandmother, the clan leader. You learn to play with them, face danger with them, hunt with them—and even go people-watching with them! Based on actual orca, or killer whale, research, this book combines science with the real story of how family, friendship, and a grandmother's love are helping this magnificent but endangered orca clan to survive. less...
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Leah B. Says: Picture Book
Amazon Says: A young girl's courage is tested in this haunting, wordless story. When a farm girl discovers a runaway slave hiding in the barn, she is at once startled and frightened. Bu more...
Amazon Says: A young girl's courage is tested in this haunting, wordless story. When a farm girl discovers a runaway slave hiding in the barn, she is at once startled and frightened. But the stranger's fearful eyes weigh upon her conscience, and she must make a difficult choice. Will she have the courage to help him? Unspoken gifts of humanity unite the girl and the runaway as they each face a journey: one following the North Star, the other following her heart. Henry Cole's unusual and original rendering of the Underground Railroad speaks directly to our deepest sense of compassion. less...
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Magicalamity by Kate Saunders
Leah B. Says: Novel
Amazon Says: Tom is in shock. He's just discovered that his dad is an escaped fairy on the run. And that he must trust his life to three dangerous fairy godmothers he's never met. Two of t more...
Amazon Says: Tom is in shock. He's just discovered that his dad is an escaped fairy on the run. And that he must trust his life to three dangerous fairy godmothers he's never met. Two of them are hardened criminals, and one falls out of the window when she tries to fly . . . Will their mad magic be enough to help Tom rescue his dad from the clutches of some killer fairies? less...
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Touch and Feel: ABC by DK Publishing
Leah B. Says: Board Book
Amazon Says: Toddlers will welcome learning their ABCs with the interactive images in this board book that features an apple, umbrella, violin, yo-yo, zipper, and more every-day objects, w more...
Amazon Says: Toddlers will welcome learning their ABCs with the interactive images in this board book that features an apple, umbrella, violin, yo-yo, zipper, and more every-day objects, with appealing touch-and-feel elements on every spread that help build sensory development as well as language and reading readiness. A sparkly jacket encourages toddlers to pick up the book, the bright bold interior pages help them develop object recognition, and the descriptive text builds their language skills — making this series a favorite for both parents and children. less...
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Leah B. Says: Beginning Reader
Amazon Says: Who are the Masters of the Force? The Jedi, of course! In this exciting Level 1 Reader, harness the power of the Force as you learn all about the Jedi and their amazing abilit more...
Amazon Says: Who are the Masters of the Force? The Jedi, of course! In this exciting Level 1 Reader, harness the power of the Force as you learn all about the Jedi and their amazing abilities. With eye-catching images and simple sentences, this Reader is sure to capture the imagination of young Padawans everywhere! less...
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