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 Scorpio Races

By Stiefvater, Maggie

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: YA

Call Number: YA

Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.

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Daughter of smoke & bone

By Taylor, Laini

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: YA

Call Number: YA

Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters--the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known.

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Poison

By Zinn, Bridget

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: YA

Call Number: YA

When sixteen-year-old Kyra, a potions master, tries to save her kingdom by murdering the princess, who is also her best friend, the poisoned dart misses its mark and Kyra becomes a fugitive, pursued by the King's army and her ex-boyfriend Hal.

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Nevermore: the final Maximum Ride adventure

By Patterson, James

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: YA

Call Number: YA LARGE PRINT

One last chance . . . for Max, Fang, and Dylan . . . before it all ends. "Nevermore" is one last incredible, explosive adventure with an astonishing ending that no one could have seen coming.

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Miss Moore thought otherwise: how Anne Carroll Moore created libraries for children

By Pinborough, Jan

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J020.92 PIN

Examines the story of how librarian Ann Carroll Moore created the first children's room at the New York Public Library.

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Brave girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909

By Markel, Michelle

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J331.892 MAR

An illustrated account of immigrant Clara Lemlich's pivotal role in the influential 1909 women laborer's strike describes how she worked grueling hours to acquire an education and support her family before organizing a massive walkout to protest the unfair working conditions in New York's garment district.

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Eruption: volcanoes and the science of saving lives

By Rusch, Elizabeth

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J363.34 RUS

An account of the work of volcanologists Andy Lockhart, John Pallister, and their team describes their life-risking efforts to investigate dangerous volcanoes that pose threats to more than one billion people worldwide.

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Grandma and the great gourd: a Bengali folk tale

By Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J398.209 DIV

On her way to visit her daughter on the other side of the jungle, Grandma encounters a hungry fox, bear, and tiger, and although she convinces them to wait for her return trip, she still must find a way to outwit them all.

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The boy who loved math: the improbably life of Paul Erdos

By Heiligman, Deborah

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J510.92 HEI

Growing up in Hungary during WWI, Erdos tried school but chafed at the rules and convinced his mother that he should study at home. He was fascinated by numbers from an early age, and by the time he was 20, he was known as The Magician from Budapest. Unable to do common tasks such as cooking, laundry, or driving, he spent his adult life flying around the world, staying with other mathematicians, and working collaboratively on challenging math problems.

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On a beam of light: a story of Albert Einstein

By Berne, Jennifer

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J530.092 BER

A boy rides a bicycle down a dusty road. But in his mind, he envisions himself traveling at a speed beyond imagining, on a beam of light. This brilliant mind will one day offer up some of the most revolutionary ideas ever conceived.

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I am the world's oldest-known living tree

By Thibault, Gilbert G.

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J585.2 THI

This is a friendly and informative guide to the unbelievable beauty and scientific value of the Bristlecone Pines of the White Mountains in central California.

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Deadly: the truth about the most dangerous creatures on Earth

By Davies, Nicola

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J591.65 DAV

Lions and scorpions and lethal little jellyfish, oh my! Kids will sink their teeth into this fascinating look at nature's fiercest creatures. Sometimes nature can be nasty: snakes that spit poison, insects with exploding bottoms, and tigers that have you for dinner. Throughout the animal kingdom, creatures are equipped with lethal weapons, from finger-length fangs to toxic tentacles, and have ingenious ways of killing one another -- poisoning, dive-bombing, strangling, and even electrocuting! Discover the murderous methods of attack and defense that make animals armed, dangerous, and deadly.

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Stronger than steel: spider silk DNA and the quest for better bulletproof vests, sutures, and parachute rope

By Heos, Bridget

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J595.4 HEO

"In The Spider Silk Scientists, readers enter Randy Lewis' lab where they come face to face with golden orb weaver spiders and genetically engineered goats, whose milk contains the proteins to spin spider silk--and to weave a nearly indestructible fiber. Learn how this amazing material might someday be used to repair or replace human ligaments and bones, improve body armor, strenghten parachute rope, and even tether an airplane to an aircraft carrier! Readers explore rapid advancements in the application of genetic medicine and their potential to save and improve lives while considering the crucial ethical concerns of genetic research. A timely addition to the acclaimed Scientists in the Field series. "--

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Look up: bird-watching in your own backyard

By Cate, Annette

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J598.072 CAT

An introduction to bird watching, encouraging kids to get outside and look around.

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The tapir scientist

By Montgomery, Sy

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J599.66 MON

Follows the extensive efforts of Pati Medici and her scientific team to study Brazil's mysterious lowland tapir and protect it from extinction.

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Mountains beyond mountains: the quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a man who would cure the world

By Kidder, Tracy

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J610.92 KID

Traces the efforts of Dr. Paul Farmer to transform healthcare on a global scale, documenting his visits to some of the world's most impoverished regions and the unconventional methods that enabled him to improve and save lives.

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Amelia lost: the life and disappearance of Amelia Earhart

By Fleming, Candace

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J629.13 FLE

Tells the story of Amelia Earhart's life - as a child, a woman, and a pilot - and describes the search for her missing plane.

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How do you burp in space: and other tips every space tourist needs to know

By Goodman, Susan E.

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J629.45 GOO

"A non-fiction travel guide to space tourism that includes information about accommodations, attractions, and more." --

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No monkeys, no chocolate

By Stewart, Melissa

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J633.74 STE

After reading this book, the word "chocolate" may bring to mind not only candy and ice cream, but also lizards, fungi, and monkeys--all part of the cocoa trees' ecosystem. Includes further information on cocoa and rainforests and suggestions to help save rainforests.

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Disabled dogs

By Goldish, Meish

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J636.708 GOL

Dogs such as Angelyne, a deaf dog who can follow hand signals, and Faith, a dog who can walk upright on two legs, inspire people with their impressive adaptability. Includes facts about disabled dogs and breeds featured in book.