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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 is the sixth episode in our summer storytime series.  Watch it on the HPL Kids Facebook page, then use this blog to have even more fun in the Imagination Playground.

What's the official footwear of summer?  Flip flops!  I keep two pairs right by my door -- one set stars Wonder Woman, the other features giraffes in sunglasses.  I also bought a fancier, more supportive pair for my recent birthday cruise.  My friend Tiffani has practically a pair for every day of summer.  Flip flops are her signature summer look.  If you love them as much as we do, you'll surely love these activities!

I know this 1988 movie has its haters.  But I'm not one of them.  I adore Willow!  The number one reason?  Warwick Davies.  You just completely believe he is Willow Ufgood, a Nelwyn farmer who is thrust into a dangerous magical quest when a Daikini baby washes up from the river.  You 100% want him to succeed.  And you absolutely know he will.  Even when things go from bad to worse.  Even when he fails, then fails again.  Willow may actually be my favorite fantasy movie hero of all time.

Accomplished storytellers playfully chronicle the process of becoming a writer in this fun follow-up to How to Read a Story, guiding young storytellers through the joys and challenges of the writing process.

There's a new Magic Tree House out today!  Have you noticed that all of the Magic Tree House books have a reference to both time and an object?  With so many titles in the series, you would think they had run out of creative combinations!  But today's release is my favorite title to date.  My second favorite?  The one that came out in January -- Narhwal on a Sunny Night.