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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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Call 205-444-7838 to hear a new story every week read by a different Hoover Library staff member.

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Horten's Incredible Illusions: Magic, Mystery & Another Very Strange Adventure
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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

Valentines for All

Want to share the love with the patients at Children's of Alabama?  Bring a signed valentine to the preschool desk in the Kid Zone.  The valentines can be store-bought or homemade, but they cannot include any candy.  When you turn in your card, you'll receive a special treat.  We are accepting these valentines February 1-11, 2015.

Want to make valentine crafts and snacks for you and your family?  Come to Cupids, Candy and Hearts, Oh My! on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.  No registration required.  Simply follow the stars to holiday fun.

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Weeks Full of Honey

Sarah Weeks can write no wrong.  Everything she pens -- picture books, beginning readers, novels -- hits the sweet spot.  Her newest title is no exception.  

Melody has lived in Royal, Indiana, for as long as she can remember. It's been just her and her father, and she's been okay with that. But then she overhears him calling someone Honey -- and suddenly it feels like everyone in Royal has a secret. It's up to Melody and her best friend, Nick, to piece together the clues and discover why Honey is being hidden. Meanwhile, a dog named Mo is new to Royal. He doesn't remember much from when he was a puppy . . . but he keeps having dreams of a girl he is bound to meet someday. This girl, he's sure, will change everything. In HONEY, Sarah Weeks introduces two characters -- one a girl, one a dog-- who are reaching back further than their memories in order to figure out where they came from and where they're going. It's a total treat from beginning to end.

If you loved Pie, you'll devour Honey.

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TombQuest Begins

Scholastic is the publishing powerhouse that brought readers The 39 Clues, Infinity Ring, and Spirit Animals.  All three of those series are multi-platform books.  That means you don't just read the stories.  You immerse yourself in their world by accessing the games, codes, and forums online.  All three series are very, very popular.  Now, Scholastic is beginning a new multi-platform adventure called TombQuest.  All five books will be written by Michael Northrop.  The first title, Book of the Dead, came out today.  Awaken the adventure with this sneak peek.

Wow, that's quite a claim.  True, Jamie Grimm is back in his third book.  And, yes, he's one step closer to his dream of being the best kid comic in the world.  But Jamie still has to compete in the finals of a national stand-up comedy TV competition.  Can he put together the ultimate act?  Can he do it without ruining the rest of his life?  Find out when you read I Totally Funniest : A Middle School Story by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein!

Our new monthly Saturday storytime debuts tomorrow!  Storybook Brunch features our latest addition to the storytelling team, Miss Anna Beth.  She will entertain children of all ages with books, puppets, music, movement, and a short movie.  There will also be a breakfast snack.  The storytime will last about 45 minutes (like our After Lunch Bunch, Storytime Live, and PJ Storytime events).  The theme for this Saturday, January 24, 2015 is Giddy-up, Partner!  Follow the stars at 10:30 a.m. to cowboy stories and songs . . . and Do-Si-Donuts.  Registration is not required.  Yee-haw!