New books at Morenci's library 10.15.08

Written by David Green.

Shake dem Halloween bones by W. Nikola-Lisa

A rhythmic tale about different updated fairy tale characters who attend a hip-hop Halloween ball.

Room on the broom by by Julia Donaldson

A witch finds room on her broom for all the animals that ask for a ride, and they repay her kindness by rescuing her from a dragon.

Frankenstein takes the cake by Adam Rex

Frankenstein wants to marry his undead bride in peace, but his best man, Dracula, is freaking out about the garlic bread, and the Headless Horseman wishes everyone would stop drooling over his pumpkin head.

Sipping spiders through a straw: campfire songs for monsters lyrics by Kelly DiPucchio

Classic sing-along songs have been altered so that such songs as "Do Your Guts Hang Low" can be sung around the campfire.

Board Books by Sandra Boynton: Belly button book; Blue hat, green hat; The going to bed book, and Buenas noches a todos (Going to bed book. Spanish); Let’s dance, Little Pookie; Pajama time!Opuestos (Opposites. Spanish); What's wrong, little Pookie?

Little one step by Simon James

Millie waits for the mail by Alexander Steffensmeier

Mommy, do you love me? by Jeanne Willis

Juvenile fiction

Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

The diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau

Inkspell by Cornelia Funk

Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke

Alvin Ho allergic to girls, school, and other scary things by by Lenore Look

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Fablehaven: rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull

The perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky      

 

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    NADIYA YORK and Aniston Valentine take a spin on the Casino, one of the rides offered at Wakefield Park during Morenci’s Town and Country Festival. This year’s festival remained dry but with plenty of heat during the three-day run. Additional photographs are inside this week’s Observer.
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    Angela Davis (2) and teammate Allison VanBrandt break into a jig after Morenci's softball team won its third consecutive regional title.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks
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    LEONIE LEAHY was one of three local hair stylists who volunteered time Friday at the Morenci PTO Fun Night. Her customer, Aubrey Sandusky, looks up at her mother while her hair takes on a perfect match to her outfit. Leahy said she had a great time at the event—nothing but happy clients.
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    IN THE FIELD—2004 Morenci graduate Kayse Onweller works in a test plot of wheat in Texas. She’s part of Bayer CropScience’s North American wheat breeding program based in Nebraska, where she completed post-graduate work in plant breeding and genetics.
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    BEVY OF BALLS—Stair District Library Summer Reading Program VolunTeens, including Libby Rorick, back left and Ty Kruse, back right, threw a dozen inflatable soccer balls into the crowd during a reading of “Sergio Saves the Game.” The sports-themed program continues on Wednesdays through July 27.

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