& Fun April Materials
- 2016 regents review videos are available streamed online thanks to WCNY. This link can also be found on the library catalog login page. We will be recording 2016 regents review videos for distribution. Once the schedule is published in May we will begin accepting copy requests.
- The LAST DAY for booking materials is June 9th. After that, we will continue running the bags until the end of the month for interoffice mail and the return of media items.
- If a book has been lost or damaged while out in your district, please let us know! Your district does not owe any fee for the item. We ask that you let us know so that we can keep up-to-date numbers on our collection. We re-order items that have damaged or lost over the summer.
New Material Requests:
Fun April Holidays
- Thursday, April 6 Sorry Charlie Day
- Friday, April 7 No Housework Day
- Monday, April 10 National Siblings Day
- Tuesday, April 11 Barbershop Quartet Day
- Friday, April 14 International Moment of Laughter Day
- Saturday, April 15 National That Sucks Day
- Monday, April 17 Blah Blah Blah Day
- Saturday, April 22 National Jelly Bean Day
- Sunday, April 23 Talk Like Shakespeare Day
- Wednesday, April 26 Hug an Australian Day
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NEW Big Books!
The Pig in the Pond (250090)
Martin Waddell; Lexile: 340L; big books, P, 1996
Pigs don't swim, or so it's said. But on one of the hottest days of the summer, the pig on Neligan's farm sits by the pond feeling envious of the ducks and the geese floating in the cool water. Finally, when she can endure the heat no longer—splash!—this sweltering pig takes a dive, throwing the entire farm into an uproar. It isn't long, however, before the refreshing idea catches on, and the pig finds that she's got company! This spirited tale with its exuberant illustrations is sure to be a hit with all those young and old who ever wanted to take the plunge. Includes big book, 6 individual books.
Owl Babies (250091)
Martin Waddell; Lexile: AD500L; big books, P, 2002
"I want my mommy!" Three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, and they can’t help but wonder where she is. What is she doing? When will she be back? What scary things move all around them? Stunning illustrations from striking perspectives capture the anxious little owls as they worry. Not surprisingly, joyous flapping and dancing and bouncing greet the mother’s return, lending a celebratory tone to the ending of this comforting tale. Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mother been so simply told or so beautifully rendered. Includes big book, 6 individual books.
Freight Train (250092)
Donald Crews; big books, P, 1996
Freight Train is a 24-page children's picture book written and illustrated by Donald Crews. It lacks any story, but rather describes the inner workings of a large cargo train. It was named one of 1979's Caldecott Honor books. Includes big book, 6 individual books.
Three Little Kittens (250093)
Paul Galdone; big books, P, 1988
The favorite Mother Goose rhyme about the three careless kittens who lost their mittens is given added appeal with Galdone's bold and colorful illustrations. Includes big book, 6 individual books.
Farmer Duck (250094)
Martin Waddell; Lexile: 360L; big books, P, 1996
Farmer Duck isn't your average duck. This duck cooks and cleans, tends the fields, and cares for the other animals on the farm—all because the owner of the farm is too lazy to do these things himself. But when Farmer Duck finally collapses from exhaustion, the farmyard animals come to the rescue with a simple but heroic plan. Includes big book, 6 individual books.
Barnyard Banter (250095)
Denise Fleming; big books, P, 2001
It's another noisy morning on the farm, and all of the animals are where they should be -- except Goose. And where is Goose? Young children will enjoy clucking, mucking, mewing, and cooing while they search for Goose on every gorgeously illustrated spread. Includes big book, 6 individual books.
In the Tall, Tall Grass (250096)
Denise Fleming; Lexile: N/A; big books, P, 1995
If you were a fuzzy caterpillar crawling through the tall, tall grass on a sunny afternoon, what would you see? To find out, just follow the tiny tour guide as he inches his way through the pages of this book. You'll see ants and bees and birds--hip-hopping bunnies too. You'll even hear the sounds some of them make. Includes big book, 6 individual books.
Sheep in a Jeep (250097)
Nancy E. Shaw; big books, P, 2016
Out for a drive in the country, Nancy Shaw and Margot Apple's well-known and beloved sheep run into some mishaps with their sturdy red jeep. Includes big book, 6 individual books.
Feathers For Lunch (250098)
Lois Ehlert; big books, P, 1996
An escaped house cat encounters twelve common birds in the backyard but captures only feathers for lunch. Includes bird guide. “Destined to become an uncontested favorite with many children and adults. Includes big book, 6 individual books.
One Is a Snail, Ten is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book (250099)
April Pulley Sayre; big books, P, 2006
If one is a snail and two is a person, we must be counting by feet! Just follow the sign to the beach, where a bunch of fun-loving crabs, lounging dogs, gleeful insects, and bewildered-looking snails obligingly offer their feet for counting in a number of silly, surprising combinations - from one to one hundred! Includes big book, 6 individual books.
Each Orange Had 8 Slices (250100)
Paul Giganti Jr.; big books, P, 1999
If each orange has 8 slices and each slice has 2 seeds, then how many seeds are there in all? You'll have fun multiplying, adding, and counting your way through the math puzzles hiding in the world all around you. Features clear and colorful illustrations by Donald Crews, the award-winning creator of Freight Train and Truck, among other honored titles. "The vibrant style of Crews's gouache artwork is well matched to this exceptional introduction to mathematics." Includes big book, 6 individual books.
NEW Multiple Books!
Brian's Return (350164)
Gary Paulsen; Lexile: 1030L; multiple books, PI
As millions of readers of Hatchet, The River, and Brian's Winter know, Brian Robeson survived alone in the wilderness by finding solutions to extraordinary challenges. But now that's he's back to ordinary life, he can't make sense of high school life. He feels disconnected, more isolated than he did alone in the north woods. How can Brian discover his true path in life, and where he belongs? The answer is to return. Gay Paulsen skillfully explores the meaning of belonging and purpose, and reminds us of a crucial rule of the wilderness: expect the unexpected.
Kwame Alexander; Lexile: 660L; multiple books, IJ
Nick Hall lives and breathes soccer. But when he’s sidelined by an injury, his word-loving father takes the opportunity to try to instill a love of reading into his reluctant son. Nick’s mother leaves for a job out of state, he and his best friend hit the skids, he’s dealing with a bully, and on top of all of that, he has to navigate the highs and lows of a first crush.
Martin's Big Words (350100)
Doreen Rappaport; Lexile: AD410L; multiple books, PI
Martin Luther King, Jr., grew up in a place where people used words that made him feel bad. This beautifully illustrated, award-winning book shows how Martin used words to fight for equal rights for black people. When Martin was growing up, he saw the words "Whites Only" all over town. But he remembered the words of his mother, "You are as good as anyone." Doreen Rappaport has taken the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. and woven in her own to create a captivating yet completely accessible book for young readers. This definitive picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is an unforgettable portrait of a man whose dream changed America — and the world — forever. 2002 Caldecott Honor Book.
Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie (350162)
Jordan Sonnenblick; Lexile: 940L; multiple books, IJ
Steven has a totally normal life (well, almost). He plays drums in the All-City Jazz Band (whose members call him the Peasant), has a crush on the hottest girl in school (who doesn't even know he's alive), and is constantly annoyed by his younger brother, Jeffrey (who is cuter than cute - which is also pretty annoying). But when Jeffrey gets sick, Steven's world is turned upside down, and he is forced to deal with his brother's illness, his parents' attempts to keep the family in one piece, his homework, the band, girls, and Dangerous Pie (yes, you'll have to read the book to find out what that is!)
The Girl Who Drank The Moon (350244)
Kelly Barnhill; Lexile: 640L; multiple books, IJ
Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own.
The Wild Robot (350024)
Peter Brown; Lexile: 740L; multiple books, IJ
When robot Roz crash lands on an island, she's forced to fight for survival. The only way Roz can live is by learning about her new environment from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. But when she finds herself taking care of a baby goose, all the animals pitch in and teach Roz how to thrive in this new world. Heartwarming and full of action, Peter Brown's debut will raise thought-provoking questions about the role technology plays in society, how humans affect the world around us, and what it means to be alive.
We Were Liars (350123)
E. Lockhart; Lexile: HL600L; multiple books, JS
A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (350050)
Jules Verne; Lexile: 1030L; multiple books, JS
An American frigate, tracking down a ship-sinking monster, faces not a living creature but an incredible invention -- a fantastic submarine commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo. Suddenly a devastating explosion leaves just three survivors, who find themselves prisoners inside Nemo's death ship on an underwater odyssey around the world from the pearl-laden waters of Ceylon to the icy dangers of the South Pole . . .as Captain Nemo, one of the greatest villains ever created, takes his revenge on all society.