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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The glorious adventures of the Sunshine Queen

By McCaughrean, Geraldine

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

When a diphtheria outbreak forces twelve-year-old Cissy to leave her Oklahoma hometown in the 1890s, she and her two classmates embark on a wild adventure down the Missouri River with a team of traveling actors who are living on a dilapidated paddle steamer.

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A medal for Leroy

By Morpurgo, Michael

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

In World War II-era England, Michael learns about his black British Army soldier grandfather, a World War I officer who risked his life to save wounded men but who did not receive special commendations because of his race.

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Amelia hits the road

By Moss, Marissa

Publishing Date: 1999 printing

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Ten-year-old Amelia keeps a journal of the summer car trip she takes with her mother and sister to Grand Canyon, Death Valley, and their California home town to visit Amelia's best friend.

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Desperate journey

By Murphy, Jim

Publishing Date: 2006

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

In the mid-1800s. with both her father and her uncle in jail on an assault charge, Maggie, her brother, and her ailing mother rush their barge along the Erie Canal to deliver their heavy cargo or lose everything.

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Mysterious traveler

By Peet, Mal

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

Desert guide Issa finds the baby girl Mariama after a sandstorm, and raises her as his own daughter--until a young man and his protectors come seeking a guide for their dangerous journey through the Bitter Mountains.

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Treasure island

By Stevenson, Robert Louis

Publishing Date: c2003

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.

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A traitor among us

By Van Steenwyk, Elizabeth

Publishing Date: 1998

Classification: JFIC

Call Number: J

In occupied Holland in 1944, thirteen-year-old Pieter becomes increasingly involved in the work of the Dutch Resistance even though he knows the risk of being discovered by the Nazi informer who lives in his village.

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Little Santa

By Agee, Jon

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: E

Call Number: E

A resident of the North Pole with the ability to slide up and down chimneys meets a flying reindeer and some industrious elves, in this fictional biography of Santa Claus.

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Starry safari

By Ashman, Linda

Publishing Date: c2005

Classification: E

Call Number: E

Bedtime becomes a jungle safari until the Big Safari Ranger brings it to a halt.

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The tree that bear climbed

By Berkes, Marianne Collins

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: E

Call Number: E

Through rhyming text reminiscent of "The house that Jack built," tells of a tree, from the roots that anchor it in the soil to the bear who climbs its trunk to snack on honey from a beehive high in its branches. Includes facts about plants.

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Bear takes a trip

By Blackstone, Stella

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: E

Call Number: E

Encourages the reader to practice telling time as Bear packs a suitcase, meets a friend, and travels to the mountain lake where they both have cabins.

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Ship shapes

By Blackstone, Stella

Publishing Date: 2012, c2006

Classification: E

Call Number: E

See how many everyday shapes you can spot while sailing the open sea in search of jewels and treasure! Ride the waves to a faraway island in this lively shape-filled ocean adventure with appealing fabric art from Siobhan Bell.

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You're not my cat

By Burns, Theresa

Publishing Date: c1989

Classification: E

Call Number: E

A young girl pretends she doesn't care about the alley cat that she has secretly adopted.

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The story of Hina

By Ching, Patrick

Publishing Date: c1998

Classification: E

Call Number: E

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There was an old lady who swallowed a rose

By Colandro, Lucille

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: E

Call Number: E

In this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme, a woman swallows a rose, some lace, glitter, and other items associated with Valentine's Day.

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There was an old lady who swallowed some books

By Colandro, Lucille

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: E

Call Number: E

A twist on the classic tale of "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" takes the story even further as the lady goes about swallowing a variety of items related to school, including books, a ruler, and chalk.

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See the ocean

By Condra, Estelle

Publishing Date: 1994

Classification: E

Call Number: E

Driving through mountain fog to the beach, two young brothers compete to see who will catch the first glimpse of the ocean, but it is their blind sister Nellie who senses it first.

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Goodnight, me

By Daddo, Andrew

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: E

Call Number: E

A baby orangutan says goodnight to each and every part of himself until sleep finally comes.

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On the farm

By Elliott, David

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: E

Call Number: E

Gives a view of the world of the family farm. Simple verse and woodcut with watercolor illustrations evoke a world at once timeless and disappearing from view-- the world of the family farm.

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The first day of winter

By Fleming, Denise

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: E

Call Number: E

A snowman comes alive as the child building it adds pieces during the first ten days of winter.