Information on events, library related happenings, and other deep thoughts from our library staff.
Let's Learn #7
The first day of fall is fast approaching! Make sure you're ready for September 23 (and December 21 and March 20 and June 21) with these books about THE SEASONS.
All Around the Seasons by Barney Salzberg
All the Seasons of the Year by Deborah Lee Rose
Are You Ready for Fall? by Sheila Anderson (in a series)
Autumn by Terri DeGezelle (in a series)
Awesome Autumn by Gruce Goldstone
Count Down to Fall by Fran Hawk
Cozy Light, Cozy Night by Elisa Kleven
Fall Is for Friends by Suzy Spafford
Fall Is Not Easy by Marty Kelley
Footballs and Falling Leaves: A Fall Counting Book by Rebecca Fjelland Davis (in a series)
Four Seasons Make a Year by Anne Rockwell
A Friend for All Seasons by Julia Hubery
Here Comes Spring and Summer and Fall and Winter by Mary Murphy
Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons by John J. Muth
How Do We Know It's Fall? by Molly Aloian (in a series)
How Do You Know It's Fall? by Ruth Owen (in a series)
It's Fall! by Linda Glaser (in a series)
A Kitten Tale by Eric Rohmann
Leaves by David Ezra Stein
Let's Look at Fall by Sarah L. Schuette (in a series)
Listen, Listen by Phillis Gershator
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
Our Seasons by Grace Lin
Park Beat: Rhymin' Through the Seasons by Jonathan London
The Reasons for Seasons by Gail Gibbons
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman
Seasons by Marie Greenwood
Seasons of the Year by Tracey Steffora
Secrets of the Seasons: Orbiting the Sun in Our Backyard by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons by Il Sung Na
Sunshine Makes the Seasons by Franklyn M. Branley
Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson
Why Is It Fall? by Sara L. Latta (in a series)
Pseudonymous Bosch Is Back!
Warning! Trouble erupts on September 16, 2014. Oh, no! That's today! Pseudonymous Bosch, infamously anonymous author of the Secret Series, has penned a hilarious new book called Bad Magic. It features attacking bees, Spanish-speaking llamas, and erupting volcanoes. Intrigued, are you? Find out more by clicking . . . right . . . here. Then head to the Kid Zone for more Bosch books!
This Just In!: Polaroid Classic
We had a wonderful turn-out for the first This Just In! meeting of the 2014-2015 school year. This Just In! is our new-books book club for grades 4-6. We each read a book published in the last six months. We bring the book to the meeting, share it with our fellow clubbers, then make a commercial to post on the library's website. This month our commercial theme is POLAROID CLASSIC. We used some old-school technology -- my Polaroid Cool Cam (a gift for my 10th birthday in 1990!) -- plus modern day craft supplies. Take a look at our creations that highlight these books:
Ana =The Mystery at Lilac Inn by Carolyn Keene (Nancy Drew #4)
Carlie = Killer Species: Ultimate Attack by Michael P. Spradlin (#4 & final in series)
Elena = Dogs of the Drowned City: The Storm by Dayna Lorentz (#1)
Faith = The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani (#1)
J.P. = Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus by Tom Angleberger (#6 & final in series), Sixty-Eight Rooms: The Secret of the Key by Marianne Malone (#4 & final in series)
Miss Katie Jane = Thrones & Bones: Frostborn by Lou Anders (Birmingham, AL author!)
Kira = Don't Wear Polka Dot Underwear with White Pants (And Other Lessons I've Learned) by Allison Gutknecht (#1)
Liam = Comics Squad Recess! (graphic novel), Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl (#2)
Saniya = File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents by Lemony Snicket
Sawyer = She was a last-minute addition to our group, so she didn't have a book. But we're so glad she came!
Will = The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni
The next meeting of This Just In! is scheduled for Monday, October 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Our commercials have something to do with a popular interlocking block set. If you'd like to join us, please register online or by phone (444-7830). If you need help finding a book, remember to think pink. We put pink stickers on our newest titles and shelve them together along the starred hallway, next to the Summer Reading prize case.
Tell Me There's a New Joan Bauer Book
I can do just that! Joan Bauer's newest book, Tell Me, hits shelves on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Don't be led astray by the happy-go-lucky cover. This story combines coming-of-age with crime drama.
The unofficial town motto is "Nothing bad ever happens in Rosemont" where twelve-year-old Anna has come to stay with her grandmother, Mim, hoping to forget her worries about her parents' troubled marriage. She'll be busy with the town's annual Flower Festival, a celebration with floats and bands that requires weeks of preparations. But before long, Anna finds herself involved in a very big problem. When she observes a girl her own age who seems to be being held against her will, Anna can't forget the girl's frightened eyes and she is determined to investigate. "When you see something, say something" she's been told—but what good does it do to speak if no one will listen? Luckily, a take-charge girl like Anna is not going to give up.
Find more Bauer in the Kid Zone!
Find more Bauer in the Teen Spot!
Reading Snapshot #25
We're entering our third year of Reading Snapshots! If you're just joining us, Reading Snapshots is a monthly blog post featuring the books our Kid Zone/Teen Spot staff have been reading. Take a look and find your new favorite book!
Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions by Lenore Look (#6)
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Making Money by Tommy Greenwald (#4)
Class B.U.R.P. by Jenny Meyerhoff (#2)
The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone by Tony Abbott (#1)
Elvis and the Underdogs: Secrets, Secret Service, and Room Service by Jenny Lee (#2)
The Flint Heart by Katherine Paterson & John Paterson
Good Crooks: Missing Monkey! by Mary Amato (#1)
The Great Cheese Conspiracy by Jean Van Leeuwen
A Hundred Horses by Sarah Lean
The Julian Chapter by R. J. Palacio
Lulu and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKay (#1)
Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey by Alex Milway
Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific by Mary Cronk Farrell
Revolution by Deborah Wiles (#2)
Ship of Dolls by Shirley Paranteau
Star Wars Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan by Jeffrey Brown (#2)
Stella Batts: A Case of the Meanies by Courtney Sheinmel (#4)
Stick Dog Chases a Pizza by Tom Watson (#3)
Thrones & Bones: Frostborn by Lou Anders
Twelve Minutes to Midnight by Christopher Edge
What the Moon Said by Gayle Rosengren
Asylum by Madeleine Roux
Boston Jacky by L. A. Meyer (#11)
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Red Glove by Holly Black (#2)
Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard (#3)
There Will Come a Time by Carrie Arcos
A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
White Cat by Holly Black (#1)