New Library Materials for December 2021
New for the AARC
A parent's guide to autism diagnosis : what to expect and how to support your child / Dr Sophia Mooncey and Adele Devine ; illustrated by Quentin Devine. Jessica Kingsley, 2021.
Description: Autism diagnosis can be an overwhelming time for many families. This is an accessible, easy to navigate guide for parents, answering the questions they may have before, during and after diagnosis. ... this book will support parents from the moment somebody mentions autism, through the diagnosis process and beyond. It provides reliable advice on every stage, with guidance on what to do during the long wait for assessment and diagnosis. Working from a pro-neurodiversity perspective it encourages parents to see beyond the diagnosis and to celebrate each child's unique personality and strengths. Combining information on medical diagnosis, educational needs and more, the book shares case studies and direct quotes from families to help parents to give their children the best start following an autism diagnosis, and help them to achieve their full potential. There is also a bonus downloadable chapter with information from the key professionals involved in the diagnostic process, so you know who you can turn to for the support and help you need.
Chomp & Count Dino [toy]. VTech, [2021?]
Description: Dinosaur toy recognizes the eight brightly colored food pieces as you feed him; provides fun responses as he eats each piece. Baby learning toy dinosaur introduces colors, foods, shapes and counting; play in either counting or meal mode. Early learning center with 130+ songs, melodies, sounds and phrases; kids can answer dino's questions with the correct food pieces. 5 shape buttons teach shapes and numbers or rotate the spinning disc to play sing-along songs; pull toy interacts as it is pulled or pushed along. Baby toy comes with volume control and auto shut-off and is for toddlers 1 to 3 years old. Teaches fine motor skills, counting, healthy eating, shapes.
Amigo T30/T31 [device] / Oticon.
Description: FM transmitter for classroom use. " ... Amigo T30/T31 offers full programming and fitting capabilities in the palm of your hand. Pre- programmed channels and a built-in Channel Wizard take the work out of channel management by creating a prioritized local channel list. A simple menu leads you through the individual steps, and features such as Team Teaching can easily be enabled or disabled. A flexible programming range of 1-20 inches ensures robust, easy fitting of receivers." -- website.
Series: The Strange Museum, written by Jahnna N. Malcolm, illustrated by Sally Wern Comport. Gateway Learning Corporation, 2003.
The midnight ride. Description: What happens when two normal kids have the missing piece that determines the fate of America's future?
Pirate's revenge. Description: "What happen when two kids battle the pirate Blackbeard and try to save a young girl's family?"--Page 2 of cover.
Men in green. Description: Mandy and Jake Strange have found that touching anything after five o'clock in their parent's museum leads to strange adventure.
The royal switch. Description: What happens when two normal kids meet up with Cleopatra, just as she's about to give up her throne and her empire?
Large Print Books
Charlie and the chocolate factory / Roald Dahl ; illustrated by Faith Jaques. Cornerstone, 1989.
Description: Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.
A Christmas carol illustrated / by Charles Dickens. 2019.
Description: A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future. "This is a shortened version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL By Charles Dickens. Originally printed in 1843. Illustrations by John Leech and various Victorian artists. All works in Public Domain in USA".
Dracula / Bram Stoker. G.K. Hall, 
Description: Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker.Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread undead curse, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.
Frankenstein / Mary Shelley. Kennebec Large Print ; Chivers, 2009.
Description: A monster created by scientist Victor Frankenstein from parts of corpses and brought to life develops loathing for himself and hatred for his creator as he learns to think for himself.
How to eat fried worms / Thomas Rockwell ; pictures by Emily McCully. ABC-CLIO, 1987, 1973.
Description: Two boys set out to prove that worms can make a delicious meal.
The Odyssey / Homer ; [translated] by Samuel Butler. Waking Lion Press, [2006?]
Description: Ulysses, on his way home from the Trojan War, encounters resistance from the Sirens, Circe the sorceress, the Cyclops, and other dangers, only to find his wife, Penelope, being pursued by various suitors.
One hundred years of solitude / Gabriel Garcâia Mâarquez ; translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. HarperLargePrint, 2004, 1970.
Description: The evolution and eventual decadence of a small South American town is mirrored in the family history of the Buendias.
The picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde. Kennebec/Chivers, 2011.
Description: An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption.
The secret garden / by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Ancient Wisdom Publications, 2010.
Description: Ten-year-old orphan Mary Lennox comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.
Touching Spirit Bear / Ben Mikaelsen. Thorndike Press, 2004.
Description: After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the Native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.
The Underground Railroad : a novel / Colson Whitehead. Random House Large Print, 
Description: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. Like the protagonist of Gulliver's Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey -- hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. -- Publisher description
Updated December 1, 2021