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      


  • Front.cowboy
    A PERFORMER named Biligbaatar, a member of the AnDa Union troupe from Inner Mongolia, dances at Stair District Library last week during a visit to the Midwest. The nine-member group blends a variety of traditions from Inner and Outer Mongolia. The music is described as drawing from “all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified.” The group considers itself music gatherers whose goal is to preserve traditional sounds of Mongolia. Biligbaatar grew up among traditional herders who live in yurts. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.base Ball
    UMPIRE Thomas Henthorn tosses the bat between team captains Mikayla Price and Chuck Piskoti of Flint’s Lumber City Base Ball Club. Following the 1860 rules, after the bat was grabbed by the captains, captains’ hands advanced to the top of the bat—one hand on top of the other. The captain whose hand ended up on top decided who would bat first. Additional photos of Sunday’s game appear on page 12 of this week’s Observer. The contest was organized in conjunction with Stair District Library’s Hometown Teams exhibit that runs through Nov. 20.
    VALUE OF ATHLETICS—Morenci graduate John Bancroft (center) takes a turn at the microphone during a chat session at the opening of the Hometown Teams exhibit at Stair District Library. Clockwise to his left is John Dillon, Jed Hall, Jim Bauer, Joe Farquhar, George Hollstein, George Vereecke and Mike McDowell. Thomas Henthorn (at the podium) kicked off the conversation. Henthorn, a University of Michigan–Flint professor, will return to Morenci this Sunday to lead a game of vintage base ball at the school softball field.
  • Front.cross
    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
  • Front.bear
    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
  • Front.hose Testing
    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.

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