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Information on events, library related happenings, and other deep thoughts from our library staff.
Read S'more Camping Books
This is the best time of year for camping. Not too hot, not too cold, not too wet. Campfires and s'mores are especially satisfying in this weather. But if you can't make it to the great outdoors this weekend, you can do the next best thing. Read one of these books!
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters by Lenore Look
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping by Peggy Parrish
Camp Out!: The Ultimate Kids' Guide, from the Backyard to the Back Woods by Lynn Brunelle
Camp Rex by Molly Idle
Camping by Sara Green
Camping by Nancy Hundal
Camping Day by Patricia Lakin
A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen
The Case of the Marshmallow Monster by James Preller
Duck Tents by Lynne Berry
Follow the Trail: A Young Person's Guide to the Great Outdoors by Jessica Loy
Fred and Ted Go Camping by Peter Eastman
The Girls' Guide to Campfire Activities by Elizabeth Encarnacion
Let's Go Camping by Suzanne Slade
Let's Go Camping with Mr. Sillypants by M. K. Brown
Oh Yeah! by Tom Birdseye
Piper Reed, Campfire Girl by Kimberly Willis Holt
S Is for S'Mores: A Camping Alphabet by Helen Foster James
Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Mélanie Watt
Sleeping in a Sack: Camping Activities for Kids by Linda White
Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems by Kristine O'Connell George
A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements
The Sounds of Food
November is the month of delicious food. Think about it. There's football tailgate paties. There's Thanksgiving. There's Thanksgiving leftovers. And there are plenty of yummy treats in the Kid Zone music collection, too!
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory soundtrack
- Fun Food Songs
- Give Peas a Chance
- Healthy Food for Thought
- Let's Eat!
- A Pizza the Size of the Sun
- Ratatouille soundtrack
- Smart Fruit and Veggie Songs
- Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes
- Strawberry Shortcake Strawberry Jams
- Synonym Toast
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory soundtrack
Perfect Pair #4
This month's pair is a couple of four-legged war heroes. But they're just the front line. Check the blog again on November 10, 2014 for more military canines. Now let's meet November's Perfect Pair.
- Stubby the War Dog: The True Story of World War I's Bravest Dog by Ann Bausum (2014)
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American soldier J. Robert Conroy befriended a stray dog with a stumpy tail while training to fight overseas in WWI. They bonded so closely that Conroy smuggled him to Europe, where Stubby accompanied Conroy’s regiment on the Western Front, lending both his superior olfactory senses and amiable temperament to the war effort.
- Soldier Dog by Sam Angus (2013)
With his older brother gone to fight in the Great War, and his father prone to sudden rages, 14-year-old Stanley devotes himself to taking care of the family’s greyhound and puppies. Until the morning Stanley wakes to find the puppies gone. Determined to find his brother, Stanley runs away to join an increasingly desperate army. Assigned to the experimental War Dog School, Stanley is given a problematic Great Dane named Bones to train. Against all odds, the pair excels, and Stanley is sent to France. But the war in France is larger and more brutal than Stanley ever imagined. How can one young boy survive World War I and find his brother with only a dog to help?
Waiting for the New Elephant & Piggie Book Is Not Easy
Because you know it's going to be hilarious. And, though you've read every single other book Mo Willems has ever written, you know you won't be able to predict the direction the story will take. Plus the newest Elephant & Piggie title is actually called Waiting Is Not Easy! Piggie has a surprise for Gerald, but he is going to have to wait for it. And wait. And wait some more.... Oh, the exquisite agony!
Find all of the Elephant & Piggie books in the Kid Zone. The call number is E WIL.
Let the Hunger Games Begin
The Hunger Games movie franchise is HUGE!!! There's already tons of hype for the third installment, Mockingjay Part 1, which opens in theaters on November 21. Hmm, I wonder what movie everyone's going to be watching over Hoover's weeklong Thanksgiving break? Before you see the movie, read the book. That's a no-brainer. Also, make sure you come to Let the Hunger Games Begin on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Teens (grades 6-12) will represent Districts 1-12 in a series of games and challenges. There will be lots of prizes, including movie passes to see Mockingjay Part 1. Registration is required and begins today. You can register online or call 444-7826.