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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Molly the owl: the true story of a common barn owl that ends up being not so common after all

By Blehm, Eric

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J598.97 BLE

"When a barn owl and her mate suddenly decide to nest in a suburban neighborhood, the amazing tale of Molly and McGee begins. The owls' home, a wooden box with a camera inside, put up by a nature-loving couple in their backyard, becomes the setting for a real-life story of love, danger, mystery--and ultimately the triumph of a family. Through the little camera peeking in on their home, Molly and McGee captivated millions of people in forty-five countries around the world who shared their saga"--Dust jacket flap.

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Daredevil: the daring life of Betty Skelton

By McCarthy, Meghan

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J629.130 MCC

Recounts the life and career of the pilot, race car driver, and astronaut, Betty Skelton.

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The Jetsons explore space

By Daniel, Quentin

Publishing Date: c1993

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J629.4 DAN

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Seed by seed: the legend and legacy of John "Appleseed" Chapman

By Codell, Esm Raji

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J634.11 COD

Recounts the life of John Chapman, the legendary Johnny Appleseed.

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How did that get in my lunchbox: the story of food

By Butterworth, Christine

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J641.3 BUT

The best part of a young child's day is often opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did all that delicious food get there? Who made the bread for the sandwich? What about the cheese inside? Who plucked the fruit? And where did the chocolate in that cookie get its start? From planting wheat to mixing flour into dough, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring a vat of melted bliss, here is a clear, engaging look at the steps involved in producing some common foods. Healthy tips and a peek at basic food groups complete the menu.

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A splash of red: the life and art of Horace Pippin

By Bryant, Jennifer

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J759.13 BRY

Presents an illustrated introduction to the life and work of artist Horace Pippin, describing his childhood love for drawing and the World War I injury that challenged his career.

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The night before Christmas: poem

By Moore, Clement Clarke

Publishing Date: [2011], c1998

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J811.2 MOO

Presents the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor.

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Shiver me timbers: pirate poems & paintings

By Florian, Douglas

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J811.54 FLO

An illustrated collection of poems for children about pirates.

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Every thing on it: poems and drawings

By Silverstein, Shel

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J811.54 SIL

The second original book to be published since Silverstein's passing in 1999, this poetry collection includes more than 130 never-before-seen poems and drawings completed by the American artist, selected by his family from his archives.

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King of the mild frontier: an ill-advised autobiography

By Crutcher, Chris

Publishing Date: c2003

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J813.54 CRU

Chris Crutcher, author of young adult novels such as "Ironman" and "Whale Talk," as well as short stories, tells of growing up in Cascade, Idaho, and becoming a writer.

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I saw a peacock with a fiery tail

By Urveti, Ram Singh

Publishing Date: 2012, c2010

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J821.92 URV

Presents a folk poem from the seventeenth century, featuring die-cut pages that reveal its nuanced meaning.

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Guacamole: un poema para cocinar

By Argueta, Jorge

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J861.64 ARG

A little girl chef dons her apron, singing and dancing around the kitchen as she shows us what to do. Argueta's gift in seeing beauty, magic and fun in everything around him makes this book a treasure -- avocados are like green precious stones, salt falls like rain, cilantro looks like a little tree and the spoon that scoops the avocado from its skin is like an excavating tractor. As in the previous cooking poems, "Guacamole" conveys the fun and pleasure of making something delicious and healthy to eat for people you really love.

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The signers: the fifty-six stories behind the Declaration of Independence

By Fradin, Dennis B.

Publishing Date: 2002

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J973.313 FRA

Profiles each of the fifty-six men who signed the Declaration of Independence, giving historical information about the colonies they represented. Includes the text of the Declaration and its history.

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