In this new book by Cynthia Lord we meet Lily, a young girl who lives with her grandparents near the shore and blueberry barrens of Maine. Lily's summer is just starting and she is feeling a little lost since her and her best friend Hannah have started growing apart. While out walking, her blind dog Lucky slips from his leash and runs across the blueberry barrens and it is a girl named Salma who catches him, using her sandwich as bait. Immediately a friendship begins to bloom between Lily and Salma, the daughter of a migrant family living in town for the blueberry-picking season. Salma and Lily spend the summer painting bee houses in Lily's grandparents' store and are growing even closer when Hannah starts coming around again. Hannah is the reigning Blubbery Queen and sparks an interest in Salma to compete in the local annual pageant. Together the girls help to get Salma ready for the pageant and all learn a few things about friendship and belonging along the way. This is a wonderful summer read for realistic fiction fans! (Grades 4-6 School Library Journal)
In this wordless picture book, follow a boy and his handmade newpaper boat on a rainy day adventure. With wordless books YOU can tell the story! For storytellers ages 4 and up.
Princess Magnolia is not your average princess. She is sipping hot chocolate and enjoying some scones with the Duchess, but then the monster alarms sounds and she becomes The Princess in Black! When the monsters start threatening the goats, it's up to the Princess to stop them, along with the help of her trusty stead, Frimpepants. Princess Magnolia, disguised in black, sets off to save the kingdom. Can she stop the monsters and keep the nosy duchess from discovering her secret identity? This is a fun read for any child who loves princesses with a little less frill and a little more adventure! (Grades K-3 School Library Journal)
For Kids: Great Reads
New Children's Books
News for Little and Big Kids
Today most of us think hypnotism is a party trick that makes people act like chickens. But it's creator, Franz Anton Mesmer, thought it could be used to treat many of the illnesses of his day. In 1774, Mesmer began using his method of staring into a patient's eyes while making “passes” with his hands to free the flow of “the process of life” within...Read more
Welcome back to our look at picture books that feature all things Super Powers. Last month I highlighted some of our picture books that feature Super Powered Kids – from capes and flying to super strength and unique powers, from super sisters and super brothers to superhero schools to refine your powers and team up with friends – we covered all things kid power! This month I will highlight picture books that feature Super Powered Animals and fun Super Powered Friends. Some...Read more
Welcome to Super Powered Picture Books! In honor of our Summer Library Club theme Superheroes I will be posting a blog the second Saturday of the month in June and July that will highlight some of the picture books we have that celebrate all things SUPER POWERS!
To start us off we will look at picture books that feature Super Powered Kids! There are a lot of great picture books about kids with amazing super powers who fly through the skies, have super strength, band together with friends, face fears, and save the day in...Read more
Summer Library Club is in full swing and it's time to get reading! One of our new and exciting “activities” that you can do this summer is attending a mini-storytime at the UA Pools. These 15-minute storytimes take place during rest period and you can see the full schedule by clicking the link below.
In the meantime we have some fun...Read more
The snow has melted, the sun is shining through and warming our days, and the world is in full summer bloom… but the icy wonderfulness of Disney's Frozen is still in the hearts and minds of us all! So, what do you read when you have read every Frozen book there is? From endearing snowpeople, to the bonds of siblings, to princesses with spunk here are a few books that capture some of the essence of Frozen.
For When You’re Missing Olaf…
Here are some great books that really...Read more
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.
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?07/08/2015 - 10:15am to 10:45amWhere?Lane Road Branch Library
For children 0-24 months and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn songs, stories and rhymes to enhance personal reading time. These... (full entry)When?07/08/2015 - 11:15am to 11:45amWhere?Lane Road Branch Library