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TJI: Literary Lego Man
It's October, so everyone has costumes on the brain. Especially our This Just In book clubbers! That's why, for this month's commericials, we each created a Literary Lego Man. We took blank Lego minifigure templates and added costumes to represent the main characters in our books. Make sure you take a look at the pictures . . . and these books.
Carlie = The Shark Whisperer by Ellen Prager
Elena = The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
J.P. = The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healey (and The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw)
Miss Katie Jane = Spirit's Key by Edith Cohn
Kira = Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star by Rachel Renée Russell
Koushiki = Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
Saniya = Goddess Girls: Artemis the Brave by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams
Stephanie = The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (Don't miss the new picture book biography about the real Ivan!)
Will = The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett by Tom Angleberger
The next meeting of This Just In will be Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to join our new-books book club, simply read a book published in the last six months then bring it to the meeting to make a commercial. Registration is required. You can sign up online or by phone (444-7839). Here's a hint about next month's commercial. Tweet.
80 Years of Mary Poppins
P. L. Travers first introduced Mary Poppins, the world's most beloved no-nonsense magical nanny, in 1934. Since then, she has appeared in multiple books, inspired both a movie and stage musical, and influenced many a library Halloween costume. Especially for Miss Traci. The 80th Anniversary Collection will be published tomorrow, October 21, 2014. It features the first four tales, a forward by Gregory Maguire, and an essay by the author. But you can find Mary Poppins today in the Kid Zone at Hoover Public Library.
BONUS FOR PARENTS!