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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.

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Starry River of the Sky
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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

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)

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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!

  1. The Name of This Book Is Secret
  2. If You're Reading This, It's Too Late
  3. This Book Is Not Good for You
  4. This Isn't What It Looks Like
  5. You Have to Stop This
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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.

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.

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