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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

I found an extremely cool book series last week when I was browsing the Kid Zone's nonfiction shelves -- On the Job by Lisa Thompson.  There are ten titles in all, each one focusing on a different career path you could take.  I immediately knew I wanted to blog about them, but I couldn't decide when I should add it to the rotation.  Then it hit me!  This is National Library Week.  My chosen career path is librarian.  Perfect.
J  791.43  THO  Art in Action: Have You Got What It Takes to Be an Animator?
J  363.37023  THO  Battling Blazes: Have You Got What It Takes to Be a Firefighter?
J  394.2  THO  Cordially Invited: Have You Got What It Takes to Be an Event Planner?

While celebrating National Poetry Month, you don't have to limit yourself to Dewey Decimal number 811.  There are many works of fiction written in verse.  This usually means two things:
1. The language may be sparse, but it is beautiful and very expressive.
2. With fewer words per page, these books are fast reads.

Addie on the Inside by James Howe
Eva of the Farm by Dia Calhoun
Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech
Inside Out & Back Again by Thannha Lai
Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg