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The Kidzone has programs galore as well as books, movies, and other cool stuff. Read our blog below for more information and check out our upcoming events to get an idea of what's happening at the Kidzone! Our main phone number is 205.444.7830.

Recent Book Reviews

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A Mutiny in Time
Starry River of the Sky
Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School
Iron Hearted Violet
Jake and Lily
Paris Pan Takes the Dare
Me and the Pumpkin Queen
Read All About It!
The Boy on Cinnamon Street
Nerd Camp
The Classroom
Smells Like Dog
Mission Unstoppable
On the Road to Mr. Mineo's
The Mark of Athena
A Whole Lot of Lucky
Alien on a Rampage
One for the Murphys

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Kidzone Blog

Celebrate Turkish Culture

The Hoover Public Library will Celebrate Turkey on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.  If you've ever been to one of our annual cultural celebrations, you already know that it is going to be a great event.  If this is your first year, here's a sampling of what you can expect to find on The Library Plaza.

  • Taste the food! --  baba ganoush, red lentil kofta, tabouli, spinach & cheese borek, Turkish baklava (different from Greek baklava), linonata (Turkish lemonade)
  • Experience the music! -- Abidin Yildirim plays the saz (stringed instrument), Birmingham International Folk Dancers, Zivah Saphirah dance troupe
  • Absorb the art! -- art gallery, Iznik tile craft for kids
  • Learn your fortune! -- raffle for Turkish coffee fortune telling sessions

Hurriyet Daily News article: Library Pioneers New Children's Project
(As Turkey is celebrating the 50th National Library Week, one Istanbul project is pioneering a new attempt to bring families and children together to get the reading bug.)


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Happy Birthday, Babymouse!

That's the title of the newest Babymouse graphic novel by Jennifer L. Holm and Matt Holm.  Can you believe it's the 18th Babymouse adventure?!  Now, Babymouse may be a small rodent, but she has big birthday dreams.  And I mean BIG.  Mount Everest BIG.  Eiffel Tower BIG.  Tyrannosaurus Rex BIG.  (OK, maybe that's going too far.)  But will all her birthday wishes come true?  Find out in Happy Birthday, Babymouse!

Find the other seventeen titles in the Kid Zone.  Look for blue stickers and a  J BAB GRAPHIC NOVEL call number.

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NEW! Kids eReading Room

We're happy to announce the creation of a new Kids eReading Room! It's a portal to our eBook and downloadable audiobooks collection, but it's created specifically for children. Kids will love it because all of the "boring stuff for grown ups" like books on finance or a biography of Henry VIII aren't there and they can browse for things they want much more easily.

Today, April 22, 2014, is Earth Day.  Doesn't that make you want to find out more about our home planet?  Of course it does.
E.guides. Earth by Matt Turner
Earth by L. L. Owens
Earth by Charnan Simon
Earth by Penelope York
Earth by Derek Zobel
Earth and the Universe by Ian Graham
Earth: The Life of Our Planet by Dr. Mike Goldsmith

Yesterday was Easter.  Which means you probably are well-prepared for tomorrow's holiday -- National Jellybean Day!  Pop those leftover beans into your mouth while you read these small and sugary sweet books.
Arthur's Jelly Beans by Marc Brown
Candy Fairies: Jelly Bean Jumble by Helen Perelman
Danny's Doodles: The Jelly Bean Experiment by David A. Adler
The Giant Jelly Bean Jar by Marcie Aboff
How Many Jelly Beans? by Andrea Menotti
Jelly Beans for Sale by Bruce McMillan