Kids' Place

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A terrible mix-up happens at the castle!  The baby princess Priscilla and the piglet Pigmella switch places (it's the kind of thing that happens all the time in books).  Can a piglet become a princess and a princess be happy on the farm?  Fairy tale fun for all ages, but especially those ages 5 and up.   

From the author of Secret Pizza Party and Dragons Love Tacos is the story of a grumpy old man and some hungry squirrels.  Mr. Fookwire just wants to feed the birds and paint them, the squirrels just want to eat the bird food.  In this contest, who is the winner?  Seasonal fun for ages 5 and up. 

Go through the alphabet with a little girl, a hot, freshly made apple pie, and the puppy that just wants a taste.   Great fun for ages 2 and up.  

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News for Little and Big Kids

Audiobooks Read by the Author

Written by Sarah published on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:08am

Living on the east side, my commute gives me plenty of time in the car to listen to music, the news, and, most enjoyably, audiobooks!  I have found that I particularly like audiobooks that are read by the author.  Below are some youth and young adult titles that are on my read or to-read lists:

Picture Books & Easy Readers:

Not-So-Scary Monsters

Written by Sue published on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 2:43pm

Cover for Monsters Love Colors bookHave you heard about the monsters who love colors? Or the monsters who love to play on the playground? Do you like silly monster stories that aren't too scary? Try these titles for some silly adventures full of furry monsters. Most of the monsters in these stories aren't scary, but reading about...Read more

Great Books for Newly Independent Readers

Written by Dana published on Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:08pm

Scholastic has a new early chapter book series called Branches. These books are great for newly independent readers with high-interest content and illustrations on every page. Some books are formatted as early chapter books while some have more of a graphic-novel feel. There are thought bubbles, graphic panels, and funny pictures to keep your young reader engaged. The levels vary but are generally intended for readers in kindergarten through third grade.  I love to recommend these to parents who are looking for a a begining chapter...Read more

Dragons Everywhere!: Fiery Stories For Ages 4 and up

Written by Stephanie published on Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:12pm

dragons love tacosDragons are everywhere!  There have been many great picture books published in the last couple of years that explore all aspects of dragon lives.  If you love dragons, check these out!

 

 

 

 

  • Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin 
  • Me and My Dragon by David Biedrzcki
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First-in-the-Series Books

Written by Sarah published on Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:58pm

I love discovering new series in our juvenile fiction collection, and here are two that I thoroughly enjoyed this year:

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Resources for Preschool Kids

Preschool Fun & Games!

Looking for coloring fun, crafts, or a new game to play on the computer? Check out some of these exciting sites which have been especially chosen for kids by members of the Upper Arlington Public Library staff.

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Homework Resources

Did you know your library card can help you with your homework? The library subscribes to a variety of online resources that you won't find in a Google search. We give you access to digital versions of encyclopedias, journals, magazines and other reference sources you can trust.

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Events for Kids & Teens

For a full events calendar for kids and teens, please follow this link.

  • Scare up some fun at the library by making Halloween crafts. For ages 2 and up. No registration is required.
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    When?
    10/23/2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Where?
    Lane Road Branch Library
  • Come dressed in your costume for this special annual Halloween storytime. We’ll read a few stories and do some rhymes then parade... (full entry)

    When?
    10/25/2014 - 10:30am to 11:15am
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library