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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

Today's virtual field trips will take you deep into the wilds of Asia and Indonesia.  You'll see amazing landscapes and encounter interesting animals.  You'll learn a lot, but you'll definitely want to learn even more!  Keep exploring with the help of the provided book list.

And the winner for Young People's Literature is . . . King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender!

No, I'm not talking about the Skittles® ad campaign that encourages you to Taste the Rainbow.  "Eat the Rainbow" and "Eat Your Colors" are phrases that support the importance of a balanced diet, which includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, and grains.  As you're planning and shopping for your family Thanksgiving, see if you can include all of the colors.

Thanksgiving is a little over a week away, and I can't wait!  It is my favorite holiday because it celebrates two of my favorite things -- family and food.  And one of my favorite inclusive picture books of 2020 honors these things, too!

Welcome to the twelfth week of the Fall 2020 storytime season!  This week's theme is The Bear Necessities.  Access the official handout for additional activities and book recommendations.  Supplies for this week's craft will be available for pickup at the Kid Zone desk beginning Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.  These supplies are on a first come, first served basis.  Remember, storytimes will post to our HPL Kids Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. on each of these days.