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Duck is very excited about his jack-o-lantern and cannot wait to show his friends.  Duck, unfortunately, has a little pumpkin trouble and ends up scaring his friends.  In a colorful and simple style, Jan Thomas has made a funny book for pumpkin lovers of all ages.  

This picture book is based on the true story of the gorilla Umande.  Umande's mom was too young to know how to care for him, she saw him as a playmate.  Umande ended up in our Columbus Zoo gorilla habitat and found a Mom in Lulu.  A sweet story for animal lovers of all ages.  

What do you do when your homework is to write to your penpal named Clunk from another planet?  You write a letter and then send your annoying sister along as a present to show how much you love this assignment.  The exchange of funny letters back and forth in the galaxy will tickle your funny bone.  For ages 4 and up.    

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News for Little and Big Kids

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:

Curious?

Written by Renee published on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 8:15pm

Ever wonder what the smelliest fruit on the planet might be? Do you know what country serves fried grasshoppers as a common snack? Did you know that the eye muscle is the strongest muscle in the body? You can find even more curiosities in books such as That's Awesome! The World's Most Amazing Facts & Records.  Inquisitive minds (or reluctant readers) can satisfy their curious cravings for the strange, mysterious, outrageous, weird,...Read more

Summer Sloth

Written by Laura published on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:28am

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Feeling lazy this summer?  Consider these fun facts about the world's slowest animal – the sloth.

  • 1. Sloths can sleep from 15-20 hours per day.
  • 2. Sloths only go to the bathroom about once a week.
  • 3. Some sloths can turn their heads almost all the way around.
  • 4. Sloths might not run, but they are very good swimmers.
  • 5. Two-Toed sloths actually have 3 toes on each back
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  • For children ages 3 ½ to 6 and their caregivers. Children and caregivers will learn pre-reading skills through stories, songs and... (full entry)

    When?
    10/01/2014 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library
  • For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes and stories teach children how sounds and letters relate to reading and will... (full entry)

    When?
    10/01/2014 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    Where?
    Lane Road Branch Library