Mar 31, 2008

new dvds, 3.31.08

Freedom Writers
A true story about a teacher in a racially divided school who gives her students what they've always needed: a voice. She inspires her students to overcome the gangs that divide them and the education system that forgot them.

Rocky Balboa
Rocky is back in the ring once again to put to rest once and for all if he still has what it takes, when champion Mason 'The Line' Dixon challenges him to a fight.

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The Kite Runner
As young boys, Amir and Hassan were inseparable friends, until one fateful act tore them apart. Years later, Amir will embark on a dangerous quest to right the wrong of the past--and redeem himself in ways he never expected--by displaying the ultimate in courage and devotion to his friends.

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American Gangster
Frank Lucas is a crime boss armed with ruthless, streetwise tactics and a strict sense of honor. Through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, Lucas comes to rule the inner-city drug trade. Includes deleted scenes, commentary, case files, and more.

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A princess is banished from a magical animated land and finds herself in modern-day Manhattan, where a cynical man comes to her rescue.

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no game day Tueday 4.1.08

Game day is canceled this Tuesday. Sorry :(

Mar 28, 2008

online searching: Time Magazine opens its archives

Thanks to the NH State Library for pointing out that Time Magazine has now made its archives, back to 1923, available online for free.

Students and others simply interested in the past can browse through covers, search for content, and take advantage of the rather cool "Collections" feature that Time has developed, which allows you to look at the covers of Time around certain themes like religion, presidents, or music, as well as grouping articles about everything from baseball greats to the Lindbergh kidnapping to the evolution of education together in easy to browse web pages.

new reference books, 3.28.08

Chilton Ford Service Manual
Chilton 2008 Ford Service Manuals expertly provide the most currently available information to assist you in your daily activities. These new, reliable and comprehensive manuals provide essential information, allowing you to accurately and efficiently diagnose and repair. Step-by-step procedures and helpful illustrations provide easy references for your jobs. These new service manuals cover 2006 and 2007 domestic models, plus any available 2008 domestic models.

New Hampshire Street & Road Atlas

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Black's Law Dictionary
Features more than ten thousand legal terms and includes a dictionary guide and the complete United States Constitution.

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Consumer Drug Reference
With thousands of prescription drugs available today, protecting yourself and your family from medication errors should be a main priority. Am I taking the right dosage? Does it conflict with another medication? If these are questions you or someone you know has asked, the Consumer Drug Reference 2008 is your answer. This comprehensive reference will educate you on prescription and over-the-counter drugs and help empower you to take an assertive role in managing your medications and the medications of those in your care. And unlike other drug references, the CDR relies solely on medical experts for its facts, not drug manufacturers’ package inserts.

Encyclopedia of Health & Aging
The Encyclopedia of Health and Aging presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts on health and aging. This one-volume resource captures some of the excitement of the research in the field in terms of new findings as well as conceptual developments guiding research, practice, and policy. With more than 200 entries, it covers the biological, psychological, social, and economic aspects of health and aging and impacts within the health-care system. This Encyclopedia also focuses heavily on geriatrics with respect to geriatric syndromes and common diseases of aging. Key FeaturesAddresses a full spectrum of topics, including acute illness, Alzheimer's disease, bereavement, economic dependency, health-care costs, health promotion, hospice care, long-term care, medications, nursing homes, optimal aging, public policy, quality of life, spousal care-giving, widowhood, and much more

Mar 27, 2008

new books in large print, 3.27.08

Trailing West: a western quartet, Louis L'Amour
In "Trap of Gold," a man named Wetherton finally finds gold. The problem is that the vein is laced into an unstable piece of granite, and removing it could cause an avalanche. Tack Gentry has been away a year. When he returns to his uncle's ranch, he's told his uncle was killed in a gunfight and that he should "Keep Travelin, ' Rider." But Tack's uncle was a Quaker and didn't own a gun . . . In "Dutchman's Flat," a six-man posse goes after a squatter who murdered a man. But as the posse goes deep into the desert, they realize that this squatter knows the terrain a lot better than they do. Lance Kilkenny is known as the fastest gun in the West. In "Rider of Lost Creek," he's called on to help a man who once saved his life. How can he refuse?

Hand Of Evil, J.A. Jance
With his hand trapped in the door of a speeding car, a man struggles to remain upright as he's dragged along a deserted stretch of San Juan Road in Phoenix's South Mountain Preserve. It's the perfect place to drive a man to his grave — literally. Starting with a crime so gruesome even prowling coyotes keep their distance from the remains, a killer begins crisscrossing the Southwest on a spree of grisly murders. A hundred miles away, Ali Reynolds is grieving. The newscasting job she once delighted in is gone and so is the philandering husband she loved and thought she knew. When a member of the family who gave Ali a generous scholarship for her education decades earlier suddenly asks her for a meeting, Ali wonders what it can mean. Before she can satisfy her curiosity, though, Ali receives another startling call: a friend's teenage daughter has disappeared. Ali offers to help, but in doing so, she unknowingly begins a quest that will reveal a deadly ring of secrets, at the center of which stand two undiscriminating killers....

Third Degree, Greg Iles
From the New York Times bestselling author of True Evil — acclaimed as "one of the most original and entertaining...writers to come down the pike in a long time" (The Denver Post) — comes a new big-trouble-in-a-small-town thriller that takes place in the span of a terrifying single day.

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Wizard's Daughter, Catherine Coulter
Utilizing characters from the Sherbrooke novels and a paranormal twist, a #1 "New York Times" bestselling author delivers a sensational novel of a woman at the center of a centuries-old mystery and the man who will help her unravel the secrets of her heart.

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A Rose From The Dead, Kate Collins
Abby Knight is attending the Midwestern Funeral Directors Associations regional convention, where the associations intensely disliked chairperson is found dead in a locked casket, her signature rose missing from her hair. Abbys determined to find out who loved the victim--and who loved her not.

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I Heard That Song Before, Mary Higgins Clark
Kate Lansing is a 28-year-old attractive, smart, and gifted gardener who has just married Peter Carrington, 42, and head of his familys fortune. Soon, re-emerging memories threaten her marriage--and her life--as Kay begins to question the suspicious drowning death of Peters first wife.

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On Her Own, Wanda Brunstetter
Hitch up your wagon and take a buggy ride into Amish country, where love, faith, and hope get a second chance at life! Barbara Zook was devastated when her husband David was killed. How will she be able to raise their four young boys and manage her beloved David's harness store on her own? When harness maker Paul Hilty arrives in Webster County, Missouri, he finds himself agreeing to help run Barbara's shop. Things are going fairly well until widower Bishop John Frey comes courting Barbara, and Paul's jealousy takes everyone by surprise. Will Paul try to beat out the competition, or will he hightail it back to Pennsylvania? Will Barbara marry for love, or will she be forced to enter into a marriage of convenience?

The Last Law There Was, Bill Brooks
Riding out from the Texas Panhandle in pursuit of vengeance, 15-year-old Ivory Cade and his best friend Albert Sand are determined to track down the vicious Comancheros who killed Albert's father, and are led by the infamous Rufus Buck. First, they must enlist the help of Augustus Monroe, gambler, gunfighter, lawman and friend to presidents and kings.

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The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers (The Cat Who .... series), Lilian Jackson Braun
In the 29th installment of Braun's beloved, bestselling Cat Who . . . series., all of Moose County, 400 miles north of everywhere, is in an uproar following vast inheritances from wealthy old families. Only "Cool Koko" knows what's happening . . . and he's not telling. Jim Qwilleran thinks it's because he has more whiskers than ordinary cats, but who's counting?

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Mar 26, 2008

new fiction, 3.26.08

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The Shooters (Presidential Agent Novel), by W. E. B. Griffin
Still in Argentina tying up loose ends from his investigation into the UN oil-for-food scandal, Castillo is startled when a young man is marched into his office at gunpoint, caught trying to sneak through the fence. It turns out he's an American officer, a lieutenant assigned to the embassy in Paraguay. A key agent for the DEA has disappeared while trying to interdict drugs and very little is being done about it, for phony diplomatic reasons. The lieutenant's heard of Castillo, knows what he's done, and wants his help in getting the agent back. More than that, he's got an innovative plan for dealing with the drug lords themselves. Intrigued, Castillo gets permission to try it, but the President has just one warning for him: Don't get caught. Charley couldn't agree more-but it might turn out to be something easier said than done....

Irish Tiger: A Nuala Anne McGrail Novel, Andrew M. Greeley
Wife, mother, lover, celebrated singer, and problem solver Nuala Anne McGrail has a tender side that she often shows to her devoted friends and family. But when those under her protection are in danger, she becomes a veritable Irish Tiger, akin to the fierce warrior women of ancient Erin. With Dermot, her loyal husband, in tow, there are few mysteries she can’t untangle.The couple will need all their resources when they come to the aid of two loving senior citizens, whose unexpected romance has been targeted by an unknown enemy. John Patrick Donlan and Maria Angelica Connors were both grandparents when they met, and their passionate connection took them each by surprise. But Donlan’s daughters and in-laws bitterly oppose the match…and someone will stop at nothing to destroy their marriage, their thriving careers, and maybe even their lives.

Kyra, Carol Gilligan
Kyra is an architect, involved in a project to design a new city. Andreas, a theater director, is staging an innovative production of the opera Tosca. Both have come through political upheaval and personal loss. Neither wants to fall in love. Yet when she asks him, “What is the opposite of losing?” and he says, “Finding,” it galvanizes a powerful attraction, and they risk opening themselves to love once again. When their love affair leads to a shocking betrayal, Kyra’s fierce determination to see under the surface, to know what was true and real, brings her to Greta, a remarkable therapist. As the therapy itself repeats the themes of love and loss, Kyra challenges its structure, and the struggle that ensues between the two women opens the way to a larger understanding.

The Whistling Season, Ivan Doig
"Can't cook but doesn't bite." So begins the newspaper ad offering the services of an A-1 housekeeper, sound morals, exceptional disposition that draws the hungry attention of widower Oliver Milliron in the fall of 1909. And so begins the unforgettable season that deposits the noncooking, nonbiting, ever-whistling Rose Llewellyn and her font-of-knowledge brother, Morris Morgan, in Marias Coulee along with a stampede of homesteaders drawn by the promise of the Big Ditch — a gargantuan irrigation project intended to make the Montana prairie bloom. When the schoolmarm runs off with an itinerant preacher, Morris is pressed into service, setting the stage for the several kinds of education — none of them of the textbook variety — Morris and Rose will bring to Oliver, his three sons, and the rambunctious students in the region's one-room schoolhouse.

Shavetail, Thomas Cobb
Shavetail" traces the brutal coming of age of a boy soldier stationed at a remote U.S. Army outpost in the harsh Arizona desert, and his companys search to save a young woman captured by a band of Apaches.

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A Person of Interest, Susan Choi
From an acclaimed novelist, an emotionally complex and riveting story of suspicion, innocence, and regret. When a mail bomb explodes in the campus office next door, Lee, an Asian American math professor at a second-tier university in the Midwest, comes under suspicion. The authorities believe he may be the infamous brain bomber, an elusive terrorist whose primary targets are prominent scientists and mathematicians. In the midst of campus tumult and grief over the star computer scientist who was killed by the bomb, Lee receives a disturbing letter from a figure in his past. Certain he is being targeted for revenge, he begins confronting key events in his life. Misunderstood by the people around him, Lee is not conscious that his behavior has begun to heighten suspicion in the minds of his colleagues, students, and neighbors, leading the FBI to designate him a person of interest and pushing his life and reputation to the verge of ruin.

Johnny One-Eye: A Tale of the American Revolution, Jerome Charyn
This comic masterpiece reimagines the American Revolution with a one-eyed spy, a heroic whorehouse madam, and a cunning George Washington.
Praised for one of the most singular and remarkable careers in American literature (Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World), Jerome Charyn now delights with this picaresque tour de force. He reanimates a war-torn Manhattan overrun by Redcoats and deserted by all but the Loyalists — and Mrs. Gertrude Jennings, the tempestuous, redheaded queen of Manhattan's most spectacular bordello. When the novel opens, young double agent John Stocking is being interrogated by Washington, a rebel commander far removed from the dour, silent man of most history books. As Johnny seeks to unlock the mystery of his birth and grapples with his allegiances, he falls in love with Clara, a gorgeous, green-eyed octoroon, the most coveted harlot of Gertrude's house. The wild parade of characters he encounters includes Benedict Arnold, the Howe brothers, Sir Billy and Black Dick, and a manipulative Alexander Hamilton.

Theft, a love story, Peter Carey
Michael — a.k.a. "Butcher" —Boone is an ex-"really famous" painter: opinionated, furious, brilliant, and now reduced to living in the remote country house of his biggest collector and acting as caretaker for his younger brother, Hugh, a damaged man of imposing physicality and childlike emotional volatility. Alone together they've forged a delicate and shifting equilibrium, a balance instantly destroyed when a mysterious young woman named Marlene walks out of a rainstorm and into their lives on three-inch Manolo Blahnik heels. Beautiful, smart, and ambitious, she's also the daughter-in-law of the late great painter Jacques Liebovitz, one of Butcher's earliest influences. She's sweet to Hugh and falls in love with Butcher, and they reciprocate in kind. And she sets in motion a chain of events that could be the making — or the ruin — of them all.

Life Class, Pat Barker
It is the spring of 1914 and a group of young students have gathered in an art studio for a life-drawing class. Paul Tarrant and Elinor Brooke are two parts of an intriguing love triangle and, in the first days of war, they turn to each other. As spring turns to summer, Paul volunteers for the Belgian Red Cross and tends to wounded, dying soldiers from the front line. By the time he returns, Paul must confront the fact that life and love will never be the same for him again.

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Split Estate, Charlotte Bacon
Split Estate opens with devastating scenes of a family at a horrific juncture: the wife of Arthur King and mother of his two teenage children, Celia and Cam, has recently committed suicide, jumping out the window of their New York apartment. Charlotte Bacon’s luminous new novel tracks the King family as it struggles to survive in the months that follow. Arthur, an attractive lawyer who has always been edgy about city dwelling, decides they must move back to his home state of Wyoming for the summer, where his mother, Lucy, welcomes her orphaned grandchildren and her wounded son to her much loved but diminished ranch. From the perspective of each protagonist in turn, we watch shy Celia and handsome Cam, distraught Arthur and brave Lucy face themselves and their future in a Wyoming that is beautiful and consoling, yet beset by new threats of destruction.

Mar 25, 2008

new nonfiction books, 3.25.08

This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, Drew Gilpin Faust
During the war, approximately 620,000 soldiers lost their lives. An equivalent proportion of today's population would be six million. This Republic of Suffering explores the impact of this enormous death toll from every angle: material, political, intellectual, and spiritual. The eminent historian Drew Gilpin Faust delineates the ways death changed not only individual lives but the life of the nation and its understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. She describes how survivors mourned and how a deeply religious culture struggled to reconcile the slaughter with its belief in a benevolent God, pondered who should die and under what circumstances, and reconceived its understanding of life after death.

Summer & Fall Wildflowers of New England, Pamela Love
An indispensable guide to summer and fall wildflowers in New England. Each listing includes a thorough text description, as well as details about range, growth habits, and habitat. Includes Latin names and families, in addition to common names, and more than 700 color illustrations.

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The elements of boat strength: for builders, designers, and owners, Dave Gerr
Now you can avoid wading through dense technical engineering manuals or tackling advanced mathematics. The Elements of Boat Strength has all the formulas, tables, illustrations, and charts you need to judge how heavy each piece of your boat should be in order to last and be safe. With this book, an inexpensive scientific calculator, and a pad of paper, you'll be able to design and specify all the components necessary to build a sound, long-lasting, rugged vessel.

Bicycle Maintenance & Repair, Todd Downs
With troubleshooting sections to quickly identify and correct common problems, 450 photographs and 40 drawings to clarify all the step-by-step directions so even the complete neophyte can get repairs right the first time, and Web sites and phone numbers of bicycle and parts manufacturers, this is truly the ultimate bicycle repair and maintenance manual-now better than ever in its fifth edition!

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Blue Covenant: the global water crisis and the coming battle for the right to water, Maude Barlow
"Imagine a world in twenty years, in which no substantive progress has been made to provide basic wastewater service in the Third World, or to force industry and industrial agriculture production to stop polluting water systems, or to curb the mass movement of water by pipeline, tanker and other diversion, which will have created huge new swaths of desert. Desalination plants will ring the world' s oceans, many of them run by nuclear power; corporate nanotechnology will clean up sewage water and sell it to private utilities who will sell it back to us at a huge profit; the rich will drink only bottled water found in the few remote parts of the world left or sucked from the clouds by machines, while the poor die in increasing numbers. This is not science fiction. This is where the world is headed unless we change course." - Maude Barlow

I'll Fly Away: Further Testimonies From the Women of York Prison, Wally Lamb
In 2003 Wally Lamb — the author of two of the most beloved novels of our time, She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True — published Couldn't Keep It to Myself, a collection of essays by the students in his writing workshop at the maximum-security York Correctional Institution, Connecticut's only prison for women. Writing, Lamb discovered, was a way for these women to confront painful memories, face their fears and their failures, and begin to imagine better lives. The New York Times described the book as "Gut-tearing tales...the unvarnished truth." The Los Angeles Times said of it, "Lying next to and rising out of despair, hope permeates this book."

Now Lamb returns with I'll Fly Away, a new volume of intimate, searching pieces from the York workshop. Here, twenty women — eighteen inmates and two of Lamb's co-facilitators — share the experiences that shaped them from childhood and that haunt and inspire them to this day. These portraits, vignettes, and stories depict with soul-baring honesty how and why women land in prison — and what happens once they get there. The stories are as varied as the individuals who wrote them, but each testifies to the same core truth: the universal value of knowing oneself and changing one's life through the power of the written word.

Microsoft Office Word 2007
Color screenshots and clear instructions show you how to use all the new and improved features. Follow along and learn to work with the new Office interface and ribbon, create and format documents, add graphics, use templates, and collaborate with other users.

Punk: The Whole Story
Thirty years ago, a bunch of angst-ridden British kids kicked off the AnarchyTour in the UK and unwittingly started a revolution. From the Sex Pistols andThe Clash to green Day, this fully illustrated chronicle from "MOJO" magazine serves up punk in all its glory.

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Mar 24, 2008

New Audiobooks, 3.24.08

Always True To You In My Fashion [audiobook on CD], Valerie Wilson Wesley
A trio of single women have one thing in common: Randall Hollis, a successful art dealer at the top of his game. Randall is the true-to-life dream lover of these smart, independent women who all find themselves passionately involved with him during the same seven-month period.

The Seabrook Library also offers Overdrive, a downloadable audiobooks service. You can download many audiobooks straight to your computer!

Ah, Treachery! [audiobook on CD], Ross Thomas
Ah, Treachery!, the last novel Thomas wrote before his death, tells the story of one Captain Edd "Twodees" Partain, drummed out of the Army and hounded by rumors of his involvement in a secret operation in El Salvador. Twodees gets hired on to help a fundraiser for the "Little Rock folks" recover funds that were stolen from an illicit stash used to smooth over problems and pay off hush money. Meanwhile, Partain is involved in a storefront operation called VOMIT (Victims of Military Intelligence Treachery) trying to defend former intelligence operatives such as Partain from those who are trying to cover up the past permanently.

See No Evil: the true story of a ground soldier in the CIA's War on Terrorism [audiobook on CD], Robert Baer
The author discusses his twenty-year career as a CIA operative in the Middle East and examines how the agency's abandonment of its original mission resulted in a failure to acknowledge the growing threat of militant Islamic terrorist groups.

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Prince of Fire [audiobook on CD], Daniel Silva
Art restorer and sometimes spy Gabriel Allon must track a terrorist in possession of a dossier that reveals all of Allon's secrets, and as the trail twists and turns, he can no longer be sure who is stalking whom. When the final showdown comes, it is not Gabriel alone who is threatened, for it is not his history alone that has been laid bare.

Prince of Thieves [audiobook on CD], Chuck Hogan
In this gripping thriller, Claire Keesey, the branch manager for a Boston bank, is taken hostage during a robbery. She is released, but Doug MacRay, the brains behind the tough, tight-knit crew of thieves, can't get her out of his mind. Tracking her down without his mask and gun, Doug introduces himself, and their mutual attraction is undeniable — as are the risks of a relationship. Doug imagines a life away from bank robberies and Charlestown. But before that can happen, the crew learns that there may be a way to rob Boston's venerable baseball stadium, Fenway Park. It's a magnificently dangerous and utterly irresistible opportunity — yet for Doug, pursuing his former hostage may be the most dangerous act of all . . .

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Mar 20, 2008

new books for kids, 3.20.08

Nodosaurus: and other dinosaurs of the East Coast
When dinosaurs first appeared, the lands of North America and Europe were much different. The continents and oceans were changing. See how dinosaurs lived similarly to today's animals in this evolving region.

Windy Days
Your budding meteorologists will be excited to learn where the wind comes from in this informative book.

Mammoth Cave: the world's longest cave system, Brad Burnham
The earliest explorers of this cave lived almost 4,000 years ago! Students will learn all about how this cave was formed, and all the other fun and exciting things to do at Mammoth Cave National Park. Imagine how excited they will be to learn that while the explored caves of Mammoth extend for more than 350 miles, there are still 600 miles of unexplored caves yet to be revealed.

Take on a Walk on a Rainbow, Miriam Moss
Explore the natural world through simple text and friendly watercolor illustrations that explain beginning science concepts. These books are the perfect way for young readers to take a first look at the science around them. Enjoy the changing seasons through a year in the city. Step on to a rainbow and join Tracy and Grandpa as they explore a dazzling world of color in the world around them.

The Great Smelly, Slobbery, Small-Tooth Dog: A Folktale from Great Britain, Margaret Read MacDonald
A rich man is rescued from harm by a smelly, slobbery dog. As a reward, he asks for the man's beautiful daughter. In this tale from England, Margaret Read MacDonald puts a new spin on the classic story, Beauty and the Beast.

The Fisherman and His Wife: A Retelling of the Grimms' Fairy Tale, Eric Blair
Talk about a special fish--this one can grant wishes! The fisherman doesn't really want to ask for anything, but his wife does! See if she gets her wishes.

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The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming, by Laurie David and Cambria Gordon
The authors estimate that 1.2 billion kids between the ages of eight and sixteen live on Earth, each contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. 'Your carbon footprint comes from normal, everyday activities like using your computer, turning on the light in your bedroom, taking a bath (heating water uses energy!), and riding in a bus or car to school.' But rather than play the blame game, the book examines the climate crisis and recommends taking action by recycling, carpooling, starting 'no-waste' policies in cafeterias (watch those juice boxes) and monitoring the efficiency of home and school appliances — things a young reader can do right away.

Heroes for Civil Rights, David Adler
Whether marching, speaking, or simply enjoying going to school, these brave men and women fought to advance social justice so that others could enjoy their rights.

How to Deal With Jealousy, Jonathan Kravetz
This thoughtful book deals with the jealousy that students sometimes face and provides practical advice for coping with it.

Abby's Birds, Ellen Scwartz
When she befriends her elderly Japanese neighbor, Mrs. Naka, Abby learns how to make origami birds, which comes in handy when her new friend has an accident and is in need of comfort.

Ibby's Magic Weekend, Heather Dyer
When straight-arrow Ibby visits her two troublemaking cousins in their chaotic country house, she learns of an old box of magic tricks they found hidden in the attic. Ibby thinks magic is nothing but sleight of hand...until her cousin Francis shrinks to the size of her thumb! The trio gets into all sorts of hijinks, from levitating to turning invisible. Then they uncover the mystery of Uncle Godfrey, a professional magician who disappeared years ago. After some sleuthing, the kids decide Godfrey's Vanishing Act must have gone wrong. Now it's up to Ibby to be the magician-- and find him!

David Ortiz: baseball star, Mary Ann Hoffman
A biography of a powerful slugger with the Boston Red Sox who is from the Dominican Republic.