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It is late at night and everyone is sleeping.  Sylvie the cat persuades her boy to go outside into the darkness, where they are greeted by the shadows of flowers, and by nocturnal animals who want them to explore the night world.  Perfect bedtime reading for ages 3 and up.

Sophie Brown and her family have just inherited a farm from her great-uncle Jim.  Her father has recently lost his job, her mother is a busy full-time writer, and they have all just moved from the city and have no experience with farming.  Sophie finds a funny little chicken while exploring the farm and begins correspondence with a woman named Agnes of the Redwood Farm Supply company.  Soon Sophie is learning all she can about chickens through trips to the local library and through Agnes's letters.  Something is really different about great-uncle Jim's chickens though and more keep showing up on the farm every day, as well as the mysterious Ms. Griegson who keeps trying to steal them.  It's up to Sophie to keep her new chickens safe and to convince her parents that she is up to the task of being a chicken farmer.  Written entirely in letters to her recently deceased great-uncle Jim and beloved Abuelita, as well as to Agnes of Redwood Farm Supply this is an odd and adorable story about starting over in a new place, making friends, and supernatural chickens!  To accompany this great story are adorable illustrations of all the silly chickens.  (Grades 4-6 School Library Journal)

Mix together simple poetry, and beautiful close-up photographs of birds and you have one wonderful picture book that will make you want to soar in the sky like the birds.

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Super Power Saturdays - Juvenile Nonfiction: All Kinds of Heroes

Written by published on Sat, 07/04/2015 - 10:00am

Book Cover for Superstars of History by R. J. GrantWelcome to our last month of Super Power Saturdays. So far we have explored a lot of super powers and heroes throughout juvenile books. We've looked at superpowers in fiction in the post What's Your Power?, super...Read more

Animal Heroes

Written by published on Tue, 06/23/2015 - 6:21pm

Every hero has a story, including many special and remarkable animals. Do you know the story of Balto, a Siberian husky who carried medicine through an Alaskan snowstorm to a town full of sick people? How about Lulu, the kangaroo who saved her human friend after a car accident? Do you like horses? Check out ...Read more

Super Power Saturdays - Middle School Powers!

Written by published on Sat, 06/20/2015 - 10:00am

Summer Library Club is in full swing and we are well underway looking at super power books. So far we have looked at What's Your Power? and Juvenile Graphic Novels - All Kinds of Powers! This week we will highlight books about Middle School Powers. There are a lot of great books out there about all the unique powers...Read more

Super Power Saturdays - What's Your Super Power?

Written by published on Sat, 05/30/2015 - 10:00am

Book Cover for Bog Book of SuperHeroes by Bart KingWelcome to Super Power Saturdays! Throughout the summer I will be posting a blog the first and third Saturdays in June and July that will feature juvenile books about all things super-powered. I will highlight fiction books that feature super powers in their many unique forms, great graphic novels that expand...Read more

Super Power Saturdays: Juvenile Graphic Novels - All Kinds of Powers!

Written by published on Sat, 06/06/2015 - 10:00am

Welcome back to Super Power Saturdays! Last week we looked at super powers in juvenile fiction and even looked at ways to find our own unique powers in the post What's Your Power?. This week takes us into the place that started it all – Graphic Novels and Comics. From traditional powers like super strength and flying, to magical abilities, to super heroes in space there are a lot of great graphic novels and comics out there that feature some amazing...Read more

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  • Help a younger student entering grades 1-3 with their reading during this five-week series! Do reading acivities and coach them as they... (full entry)

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    07/06/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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    Tremont Road - Main Library
  • Students entering grades 1-3 can practice reading with a local teen during this five-week program. Registrants must commit to at least... (full entry)

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