Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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Toilet: how it works

By Macaulay, David

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J644.6 MAC

Follows a tour of the bathroom and the sewer system, from the family toilets to municipal water treatment plants.

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The Supernaturalist: the graphic novel

By Colfer, Eoin

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J741.5 COL

In futuristic Satellite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams up with three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures, and together they determine the nature and purpose of the swarming blue Parasites that are invisible to most humans.

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Michael Townsend's amazing Greek myths of wonder and blunders: welcome to the wonderful world of Greek mythology

By Townsend, Michael

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J741.5 TOW

From Hercules' snake assassin slippers to Arachne's wicked weaver rap songs, these are the mythic monsters and Hellenic heroes that have captured Western culture for centuries--but a whole lot more fun. Kids won't be able to resist the bickering sheep, unruly rulers, and undercover details of Amazing Greek Myths--while teachers, librarians, and parents can relish this new way to share moral messages that remain as relevant today as they were a thousand years ago.

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Randolph Caldecott: the man who could not stop drawing

By Marcus, Leonard S.

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J741.64 MAR

Available in time for the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott MedalNan utterly unique biography of the remarkable artist the award honors: Randolph Caldecott, the father of the modern picture book. Includes never-before-published drawings by Caldecott himself.

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American life and music from Elvis Presley to Lady Gaga

By Mussari, Mark

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J781.64 MUS

Provides a comprehensive look at the history of popular music in America from the 1950's to today.

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Hey, Charleston: the true story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band

By Rockwell, Anne F.

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J784.4 ROC

This little-known and well-told true story describes how a Charleston, South Carolina, pastor founded an orphanage, solicited donations of musical instruments, and got the kids to perform "rag" (a precursor of jazz). The band became a sensation, traveling abroad and marching in President Theodore Roosevelt's inaugural parade. Bootman's plangent art captures two sides of life in an early-twentieth-century American city. Bib.--Horn Book Guide

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Josephine: the dazzling life of Josephine Baker

By Powell, Patricia Hruby

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J792.802 BAKER

Presents an introduction to the life of the passionate performer and civil rights activist that traces her journey from the slums of St. Louis to the world's most famous stages.

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Ancient Rome

By Benoit, Peter

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J937 BEN

Read about the ancient Roman empire.

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Gladiators

By Hoblin, Paul

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J937 HOB

Introduces the Roman warriors known as gladiators, including their history, lifestyle, weapons, and how they remain a part of today's culture through sports such as wrestling. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Campaigns of World War I

By Hunter, Nick

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J940.41 HUN

Provides an overview of the key campaigns of World War I, what fighting was like on the Eastern Front, and the events that turned a regional conflict into a world war.

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The boy on the wooden box: how the impossible became possible... on Schindler's list

By Leyson, Leon

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J940.53 LEY

The biography of Leon Leyson, the only memoir published by a former Schindler's List child.

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Imprisoned: the betrayal of Japanese Americans during World War II

By Sandler, Martin W.

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J940.53 SAN

Drawing from interviews and oral histories, chronicles the history of Japanese American survivors of internment camps.

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Call of the Klondike: a true Gold Rush adventure

By Meissner, David

Publishing Date: [2013]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J971.9 MEI

The true story of Stanley Pearce and Marshall Bond--two young prospectors who made the dangerous journey to the Yukon to look for gold.

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Thomas Jefferson builds a library

By Rosenstock, Barbara

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J973.4 ROS

Thomas Jefferson loved to read and collect books on almost every subject. He built his first library as a young man, and kept on building until his book collection helped to create the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the world's largest library.

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Kennedy's last days: the assassination that defined a generation

By O'Reilly, Bill

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J973.922 ORE

A historical narrative of the events surrounding the death of the 35th president is set against the backdrop of an escalating Cold War and describes the many political challenges Kennedy was facing before his assassination, in an account that also describes Lee Harvey Oswald's story and the events surrounding his death.

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Buffalo gals: women of the old West

By Miller, Brandon Marie

Publishing Date: c1995

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J978.02 MIL

Journal entries, song lyrics, and letters help tell the story of the women pioneers who journeyed to the American West in the nineteenth century, in an illustrated historical chronicle that also looks at the lives of Native American women - (Baker & Taylor)

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The great American Dust Bowl

By Brown, Don

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J978.032 BRO

The causes and results of the Dust Bowl and how the lessons learned are still used today. Presented in comic book format.

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