Story Time: Hibernation

| November 26, 2013

This is how we celebrated the hibernation season at storytime! ζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζζ

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Picture Book of the Week: Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

| November 15, 2013

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon, by Patty Lovell will give anyone the confidence to be proud of who they are. Molly Lou Melon, is short, bucktoothed, and sounds funny, but her grandmother always told her to believe in herself and be proud of herself, so that’s what she does. When she moves to a new […]

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Picture Book of the Week: Monster Needs a Costume

| October 25, 2013

Remember Fancy Nancy? Remember how it started with some hardcover picture books, then branched out to easy readers, sticker books, coloring books, and a series of chapter book mysteries? Do you remembering walking through Target and staring in amazement at an entire row filled with Fancy Nancy toys, dolls, games, and all sorts of other paraphernalia? Of course you do […]

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Theme of the Week: Back to School

| August 19, 2013

Back to school time is almost here! Some children will be going back for another year and some will be starting for the first time. Either way, the first day of school often brings up feelings of anxiety for young children. These picture books, and many others, will help children get ready for school with […]

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Picture Book of the Week: Take Care, Good Knight

| July 12, 2013

I sent my minions (read: children) through the stacks to find a book to take home, and they brought me Take Care, Good Knight, by Shelley Moore Thomas with pictures by Paul Meisel. For a first crack at this, it turned out pretty well. Take Care, Good Knight is rated Check It Out!

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Shelf Lookout: Monster Needs a Costume

| July 3, 2013

Rhyming picture book alert!!! This debut picture book from Paul Czajak is the first in the Monster & Me series. In Monster Needs a Costume, as Halloween approaches, Monster needs a costume (of course). But with so many choices, he simply can’t decide. Well, I have deicided that this is a book worth picking up. […]

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Picture Book of the Week: Mousetronaut

| June 14, 2013

Mousetronaut claims to be a partially true story. But I don’t believe a word of this fictional account. Everyone knows that if mice trained to be astronauts, and one of those mice was chosen to go on a flight into outer-space, and a catastrophe were to happen on the ship mid-mission, and the only creature small enough to fix the problem was […]

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Character on Display: Mo Willems’ Pigeon

| May 28, 2013

This year is the ten year anniversary of Mo Willems’ first Pigeon book, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and we recently celebrated at the library! We head a great turnout. Kids really love the Pigeon. (Who wouldn’t?) One child even dressed up as the Pigeon! His mother made the costume for Halloween, and he […]

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Shelf Lookout: Percy Jackson & the Sea of Monsters (Graphic Novel)

| April 9, 2013

The five book series may be complete, but Percy Jackson and the Olympians have a lot of life left. While the first adaptation into graphic novel format (The Lightning Thief) was released almost three years ago (late 2010), it appears the rest of the series is getting the comic treatment. The Sea of Monsters is set to be released this […]

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Shelf Lookout: Amelia Bedelia’s First Library Card

| March 26, 2013

The next installment of the Amelia Bedelia’s Firsts (is that the official name of the series?) series is due out this spring. What mischief and misinterpretations can occur on Amelia’s class trip to the library? We’ll find out in Amelia Bedelia’s First Library Card! Lynne Avril’s endearing illustrations have always made this updated version of […]

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