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Max and Ruby, the dynamic sibling duo, have planned an amazing party celebrating spring!  Well, Ruby planned it.  Max will probably do everything he can to make sure nothing goes according to that plan.  Max & Ruby's Bunny Hop is coming on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.  There will be bunny ears for all, a leap frog game, mud pies, and treat-filled Easter eggs to decorate.  You don't have to RSVP to be part of the fun.  Just hop on down the bunny trail!  (This is code for follow the stars.)  And don't forget to grab some of Max and Ruby's books and DVDs.  The books can be found in the picture book room under E WEL.  That's because picture books are shelved by author, and the author is Rosemary Wells.  The DVDs are shelved in the Kid Zone's entertainment movies under M.  That's because movies are shelved by title.

It's going to be a marshmallow world in the springtime at Hoover Public Library!  Marshmallow Madness is coming on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.  First, second, and third graders will find out that marshmallows are good for more than just eating.  You can use marshmallows as a paintbrush to create an abstract work of art.  You can launch them in the air with a balloon and plastic cup.  You can make an animal character from a favorite book -- Elephant, Piggie, Zen Panda, Wienie Dog, Lion.  And that is just the beginning.  Register online or by phone (444-7830) if you want to be part of the madness.

Candy Fairies: Marshmallow Mystery by Helen Perelman
The Case of the Marshmallow Monster by James Preller
Marshmallow Madness!: Dozens of Puffalicious Recipes by Shauna Sever
The Marshmallow Incident by Judi Barrett

Oh, Mo Willems, how we love you.  And Pigeon, too!  The newest (and scruffiest) book featuring that irrepressible bird is called The Pigeon Needs a Bath!, and it just came out yesterday.  I can't wait to see how Pigeon tries to talk his way out of this situation.  Find all of his adventures in the Kid Zone under E WIL.
1. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
2. The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!
3. Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!
4. The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!
5. The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
6. The Pigeon Needs a Bath!

Laura Moriarty explores the lives of the famous and the not-so-famous in her wonderful fiction title, The Chaperone. Louise Brooks is yet to become the famous silent film star -- she's a fifteen-year-old dancer from Wichita going on the adventure of a lifetime to New York City. Joining her on the journey, to her chagrin is Cora Carlisle, a thirty-something homemaker with an all-too-personal goal of her own in the big city. These two individuals will each experience something unique and the trip will have a lasting effect on them both. Louise goes on to become famous and Cora learns to lead her own path back home.

I know it's April Fool's Day, but let's get serious for a moment.  Just kidding!  We're focusing on the funny today, and this blog is no exception.  Janet Tashjian has a new title in her popular series.  My Life as a Joke includes plenty of laughs, from worm dissection fainting spells to bouncy house party disasters.  Get your fill of hilarity with all four books.
1. My Life as a Book
2. My Life as a Stuntboy
3. My Life as a Cartoonist
4. My Life as a Joke