Jane Smiley, author of award winning books for adults, including her novel A Thousand Acres which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1992, has just written a children's book called Twenty Yawns. This is a beautifully written bedtime story about a family's fun day at the beach and the quietude of a moonlit night. Read this book with your child and enjoy the lyrical text and see if you can find all twenty yawns sprinkled throughout the story.
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Hoopla is a free audio and video streaming service available to all Upper Arlington Public Library cardholders. Through Hoopla patrons now have access to thousands of titles in e-book, video, music, audiobook and comic book formats for streaming or temporary download. Content can be enjoyed on smartphones, tablets or computers. Check our support page, or download a copy of our Hoopla Instructions sheet.
As a family enjoys their day at an amusement park, they notice that people are the same as one another in lots of ways, and different in lots of ways, too. This book helps children realize why it's important to treat others the way they want to be treated whether a person is a lot like you or different from you, a good friend or someone you have just met or seen for the first time. Ages 3-7
Eleven-year-old Perry's home life is like that of most kids his age: morning ritual, school, dinner with his mom, and games with his extended family. Unlike most kids, Perry lives in a minimum security correctional facility, where he's stayed since birth with his mother, Jessica. Jessica is up for parole, and she and Perry are eager to start a new life on the outside. The county's ambitious district attorney is outraged that a child was raised in a prison and demands that Perry live with a foster family while the case is sorted out. Perry knows he has traded a prison that feels like home for a home that feels like a prison, and resolves to reunite with his mother.
For Kids: Great Reads
News for Little and Big Kids
Pink isn’t just the color of pretty princess dresses and cotton candy. There are many interesting (and weird) pink animals. Don’t believe me? Check out Pink is for Blobfish by Jess Keating to investigate amazing creatures like pinktoe tarantulas, pink fairy armadillos, dragon millepedes, and more.Read more
Did you know that in Oklahoma it is illegal to make faces at a dog? Or that finger-sized fish called wrasse nibble the gunk off a shark's teeth? The world is full of interesting, awesome, and curious facts. I've always wondered how an arena can be an ice rink one day and a basketball court the next. Learn how it happens in the Time for Kids book, Big Book of Answers: 1001 Facts Kids Want to Know. Browse through Animal Planet's book, ...Read more
This post is written by our newest Youth staff member, Nancy Fennessey:
One of my favorite children’s authors is Kate Di Camillo. I’m particularly fond of the hilarious series...Read more
Winter Reading Club began yesterday, and one of the BINGO activities for participants in grades K-2 and grades 3-5 is to watch/listen to a story on Tumblebooks.
“The Force is strong with this one”
In case you have not heard, Star Wars Episode VII was released to theaters this past week.. And I've heard it's AMAZING. But SHHH! Let's not spoil it for those of us who have not seen it yet! Instead, take a look at these books that have been inspired by this iconic film series. From nonfiction to graphic novels to retellings, you may find the Force hidden in its pages.
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Connect with Your Librarians
Join our Youth Department's Goodreads Group: connect with your librarians and other Goodreads Group members to discuss and share book recommendations.
Resources for Preschool Kids
Events for Kids & Teens
For a full events calendar for kids and teens, please follow this link.
Stop by to meet some furry friends from Therapy Dogs International and improve your reading skills by sharing stories with them. For... (full entry)When?05/16/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pmWhere?Lane Road Branch Library
Join our in-house musician Brian Griffin and his guitar for a morning of stories and songs.When?05/20/2016 - 10:30am to 11:15amWhere?Miller Park Branch Library
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