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Fantasy & Fablehaven Fans Readers' Alert!

Book #1 in Brandon Mull's new Beyonders series is beyond belief. Action, suspense, humor, magic, mystery, plot twists, bizarre portals to alternate realms, epic battles between good and evil — A World Without Heroes has it all. Jason, a regular teenager with no dreams of glory, suddenly finds himself devoted to overthrowing an evil tyrant after slipping through the mouth of a hippo into the realm of Lyrian. Just when you think he must undertake this mission impossible alone, he encounters Rachel, who was also magically ported into Lyrian. These two intrepid teens must quickly learn not only to trust each other, but to recognize honesty and deception in the many bizarre creatures they encounter on their quest.

Gabby and Gator by James Burks

Gator is an alligator a little boy flushed down the toilet. Gabby is a little girl who doesn't have any friends and refuses to speak because she is always picked on by the school bullies. Together they form a friendship that helps them both be comfortable with who they are. A quick, light read with many giggles. Enjoy Gabby and Gator by James Burks.

First and Second Grade Book Group

Attention kids going into First or Second Grade! Join us for our book group on August 18, 2011. This month's book selection is Uh-Oh Cleo by Jessica Harper. Registration begins on August 4, 2011. After you register, be sure to stop at the Children's Reference Desk to pick up your copy of the book.

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New Books for Kids

Picture Books

The abandoned lighthouse by Albert Lamb; illustrated by David McPhail

Stellar stargazer! by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser

The bedtime book for dogs by Bruce Littlefield; illustrated by Paul S. Heath

Art for Young Readers

The art book for children by text by Amanda Renshaw and Gilda Williams Ruggi

How to read a work of art by Laura J. Hensley

Art that moves: animation around the world by John Bliss

Exploring the life, myth, and art of India by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

New and Different Teen Books

Shelter by Coben, Harlan

Wanted by Shepard, Sara

Ambitious by Mckayhan, Monica

Mayhem by Arthur, Artist

Dreams Books for Kids

Alex Fitzgerald's cure for nightmares by Kathleen Krull; illustrated by Wendy Edelson

Another day in the Milky Way by David Milgrim

Ben's dream: story and pictures by Chris Van Allsburg

The Berenstain bears and the bad dream by Stan & Jan Berenstain

Dream Books That Won’t Put you to Sleep

If you're looking for books and more about dreaming, check out the following:

Active dreaming: journeying beyond self-limitation to a life of wild freedom by Robert Moss

The secret history of dreaming by Robert Moss

Dreaming souls: sleep, dreams, and the evolution of the conscious mind by Owen Flanagan

New and Different Books for Adults

Sports Books for Kids

Teen Books About Animals

The beastly bride: tales of the animal people by edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling; introduction by Terri Windling; selected decorations by Charles Vess

Half brother by Kenneth Oppel

Pegasus by Robin McKinley

Hunting the Dragon by Peter Dixon

Sports Books for Teens

Dairy queen: a novel by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Front and center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

The girl who threw butterflies by Mick Cochrane

Girl overboard by Justina Chen Headley

Books About Animals for Adults

Multicultural Books for Teens

Born confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie; art by Ellen Forney

The first part last by Angela Johnson

American born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang; color by Lark Pien

Adventurous Kids Reads

Picture Books

The adventures of Bert by Allan Ahlberg & Raymond Briggs

The adventures of Patty and the big red bus by Meghan McCarthy

The adventures of Polo by Regis Faller

All aboard! by James Stevenson

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