New Books: December 2014

New Books: December 2014

Thanks to events like the Book Fair and author visits by Tim Federle and Fiona Wood, the library received a bounty of new books for students and teachers to enjoy. However, we keep an eye out for new books to order and add to the collection every day! Here’s a spotlight on some of the new books the library has added over the last few weeks. These books link directly to their catalog entry in Koha, our library cataloging system, so you will need a CCPCS login to access their call numbers. Their location is included, too.

81Dhif5Hw5L._SL1500_Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood (Hazardous Tales) by Nathan Hale

World War I set the tone for the 20th century and introduced a new type of warfare: global, mechanical, and brutal. Nathan Hale has gathered some of the most fascinating true-life tales from the war and given them his inimitable Hazardous Tales twist.

Major Topics: World War I (1914-1918), graphic novels.

CCPCS Call Number: GR HAL. You can find this book in the graphic novels section (the blue bins, with light green labels) of the lower library.



51RflFIcDZL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_The Tail of Emily Windsnap (Emily Windsnap, book one) by Liz Kessler

After finally convincing her mother that she should take swimming lessons, twelve-year-old Emily discovers a terrible and wonderful secret about herself that opens up a whole new world.

Major Topics: Mermaids, Roman gods (Neptune), Swimming, Boats

CCPCS Call Number: F KES. You can find this book in the fiction section (purple labels) of the lower library. We just added the entire Emily Windsnap series to our collection, so there’s no need for a cliffhanger after book one!




51Mx0+N1CHLTunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur! A Palestinian Folktale by Margaret Read MacDonald

A childless woman’s prayers are answered by the arrival of a talking pot, but the new mother knows that Little Pot must learn right from wrong just like any child.

Major Topics: Folklore (Palestine), motherhood, theft
CCPCS Call Number: 398.2095 694 MAC. You can find this book in the nonfiction section (light blue labels) of the lower library.

Collects interviews with social movement organizers, activists, writers, and scholars examining the wave of change in Latin America and debating pressing questions of power, organizational form, and relations with the state.

 Major Topics: Social movements (Latin America), activism, power
CCPCS Call Number: 303.48 UNT. You can find this book in the nonfiction section (dark blue labels) of the upper library.
9781419711893-350x521Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (book nine in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series) by Jeff Kinney

The Heffley family road trip starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns–with everything from a fender bender to crazed seagulls–but even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure, and this is one the Heffleys will not soon forget.

Major Topics: Automobile travel (road trips), vacations, family life, diaries
CCPCS Call Number: F KIN. You can find this book in the fiction section (light purple labels) of the lower library.
51JTdpFYGpL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Homemade Love by bell hooks

A girl who is Girlpie to her mama and Honey Bun Chocolate Dewdrop to her daddy savors the warmth and love of her family.

Major Topics: Love, family life, African American families
CCPCS Call Number: E HOO. You can find this book in the picture books section (pink labels) of the lower library.
51+h6ujX0uL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Special Effects by Frances Ridley
Special Effects offers a fascinating look at Hollywood special effects magic. See the men and women at work behind your favorite movie monsters and car chases, complete with in-depth color photographs and easy-to-follow text.
Major Topics: Makeup, Cinematography, Film
CCPCS Call Number: 778.5 RID. You can find this book in the nonfiction section (light blue labels) of the lower library.
itscomplicatedIt’s Complicated by danah boyd

In this book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd interrogates some of the major myths regarding teens’ use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying.

Major Topics: Bullying, privacy, social media, teens, internet

CCPCS Call Number: BR Z+ ITS. You can find this book in the book room in the lower library. Book room books can only be checked out by teachers, or by students with their teachers’ permission.

Of course, there are many more new books beyond the ones above! Ask a librarian today to show off some of our new books. You’re always welcome to check out an old favorite, too! The librarians do their part in creating new book displays, near the lower library fiction section and near the lower library graphic novels section.