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The Boovs Have Invaded

My mom kept asking me if I'd seen the previews for the new animated movie Home.  I told her I'd only seen a teaser that conveyed absolutely no plot line whatsoever, but that the animation style looked good.  So she kept asking me.  And I kept giving the same response.  Finally, I decided to do a little research (I am a librarian, after all), and I discovered something unexpected and exciting.  Home is based on The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex.  I read that book!  I thought that book was super funny!  And now it's a movie!  Thanks, Mom!

BONUS!
There is now a sequel to The True Meaning of Smekday.  It is called Smek for President!  (Yes, the exclamation point is officially part of the title.)

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Storybook Brunch: Forecast Says Fun!

My mom kept asking me if I'd seen the previews for the new animated movie Home.  I told her I'd only seen a teaser that conveyed absolutely no plot line whatsoever, but that the animation style looked good.  So she kept asking me.  And I kept giving the same response.  Finally, I decided to do a little research (I am a librarian, after all), and I discovered something unexpected and exciting.  Home is based on The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex.  I read that book!  I thought that book was super funny!  And now it's a movie!  Thanks, Mom!

BONUS!
There is now a sequel to The True Meaning of Smekday.  It is called Smek for President!  (Yes, the exclamation point is officially part of the title.)

Target Age: 
Katiem's picture
Author: 
Katiem

Half Wild

I read Half Bad by Sally Green last April.  It was touted as the first book in an internationally loved fantasy trilogy.  That means I was either gonna be seriously disappointed or pretty darn impressed.  My verdict?  I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads, with the following review:

"A fully-fleshed Witch society within our fain society. A child labeled by his mixed parentage and punished for it. This is the book Harry Potter fans read when they want something a little grittier but just as magical."

So, yeah, I'm looking forward to the sequel, Half Wild.  It came out yesterday.  I have a hold on it.  So whoever gets it before me, please read quickly!

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Katiem's picture
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Katiem

It's almost time for our third annual talent show at Hoover Public Library.  Hoover Has Talent will hit the Library Theatre on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.  Anyone is welcome to watch, but we need some kids showcasing their talents on stage.  That's where YOU come in!  We are accepting applications now.  Print the form or pick one up at the desk in the Kid Zone.  Applications must be submitted by April 6.  

Wangari Maathai was an amazing woman.  She founded the Green Belt Movement, an "environmental organization that empowers communities (particularly women) to conserve the environment and improve livelihoods," in Kenya 1977.  In 2004, she was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.  Her life is an inspiration.  Why not find out more about Wangari Maathai this Women's History Month?  There are several wonderful books about her in the Kid Zone.

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