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Dash and his family live on the moon.  They are part of the first group of humans to live on Moon Base Alpha and famous on Earth for it.  Sounds exciting right?  Not according to Dash, who is bored out of his mind.  Dash is trapped inside the tiny moon base since kids are not allowed on the surface, and the only thing to do to occupy his time is play virtual reality games.  When Moon Base Alpha's top scientist turns up dead, Dash believes that it might not have been an accident.  Along with new supplies, the supply ship brings some new residents to the base including a new girl Dash's age who he eventually befriends.  Dash becomes convinced Dr. Holtz's death was foul play and begins an investigation into many suspects to solve the mystery.  Each chapter opens with an excerpt from “The Official Residents' Guide to Moon Base Alpha” NASA's instructional guide to living on the moon.  Dash is very clever and the mystery in this story is not only complex but often funny too.  (Grades 3-7 School Library Journal)

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)

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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

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: Creating Your Own Superheroes and Graphic Novels

Written by published on Sat, 07/18/2015 - 10:00am

Welcome back everyone! This is the last post in the Super Power Saturdays blog series. We have covered a lot of different books this summer – super powers in fiction, graphic novels, middle school reads, and more. If you missed any of these posts, or just want to re-read them, links to them are at the end of this blog post. Now, after all these great stories, it’s time to take that super powered inspiration and channel it into creating our own stories. So, to wrap things up we will look at books that can help you create your own stories, graphic novels, and characters, and even...Read more

Fun Series to Keep You Reading

Written by published on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 6:28pm

The end of Summer Reading Club 2014 is fast approaching, August 2nd to be exact.  Here in the youth department we spend a great deal of our time helping young readers find the next great book.  Because as we all know, finding the right book makes all the difference.  In the summer I like to recommend funny and entertaining series that make you want to keep reading and give you the opportunity to stay with characters you have come to enjoy.  Here are some first books in my favorite series for middle-readers.  Hopefully, with these titles, you can keep...Read more

Summer Sloth

Written by 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
  • ...Read more

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  • 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?
    07/28/2015 - 10:15am to 11:00am
    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?
    07/28/2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am
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    Lane Road Branch Library