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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

Horten's Incredible Illusions: Magic, Mystery & Another Very Strange Adventure
Lula Bell on Geekdom, Freakdom & the Challenges of Bad Hair
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

Have you ever noticed an accidental trend in your reading?  A central theme that ties books together that you didn't notice when you picked them up?  This happens to me all the time, and the most recent incident involved codes and ciphers.  I checked out a teen book, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, on my sister's recommendation.  And my hold on the second title in The Code Busters Club, The Haunted Lighthouse by Penny Warner, arrived almost simultaneously.  Both are excellent and sparked an interest in code making and breaking.  When you read them, you'll be curious too.  So, here's a list of books available at Hoover Public Library to satisfy that curiosity.

Happy Presidents' Day!  Here's an abbreviated (and I mean very, very, very, very short) list of great, kid-friendly informational books about the President of the United States of America.  For more books about Barack Obama and our former leaders, stop by the biography section in the Kid Zone.  Remember, you only have to know the last name of the person to find the book. EXAMPLE: Books about John F. Kennedy can be found under the call number JB KEN.

The Buck Stops Here: The Presidents of the United States by Alice Provensen
E  973  PRO
The Everything Kids' Presidents Book: Puzzles, Games, and Trivia -- For Hours of Presidential Fun! by Brian Thornton
J  973.09  THO
Hanging Off Jefferson's Nose: Growing Up on Mount Rushmore by Tina Nichols Coury
E  730.92  COU
Have Fun with the Presidents: Activities, Projects, and Fascinating Facts by David C. King
J  973.09  KIN
The House That George Built by Suzanne Slade
E  SLA
I Grew Up to Be President by Laurie Calhoven
J  973  CAL

The City of Birmingham is commemorating 50 years of civil rights progress since the tumultuous year of 1963.  And this blogger wants to add her voice, but I simply cannot write anything better than this blurb from birminghamal.org.

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