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Librarian Recommended

A new book by David Soman co-creator of the Ladybug Girl books!  In Three Bears and a Boat, three small bears set out to find a replacement for their Mama's favorite blue seashell that they broke.  They have a grand sea adventure, and also a small talk on taking responsibility for their actions. Recommended for ages 4 and up.  

 

Mama, Is It Summer Yet by Nikki McClure is for those kids who love to ask questions, sometimes the same question again and again!  The Mama gently answers her child's questions by pointing out the beautiful things that the seasons bring.  A seasonal favorite for ages 3-6.

What a winter we have had in central Ohio!  Spring is finally here according to the calendar!  Celebrate by checking out “And Then It's Spring” by Julie Fogliano and award-winning artist Erin Stead.  A boy and his dog are tired of brown winter and they dig and plant seeds.  They wait and then wait and then finally it's spring and everything is green and colorful!  Great for ages 4 and up.  

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News for Little and Big Kids

The Wreck of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald

Written by published on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 10:00am

   On the evening of November 10, 1975 the cargo ship SS Edmund Fitzgerald got caught in an early winter storm.  Facing near hurricane-force winds and waves up to 35 feet high, the ship suddenly sank to the bottom of Lake Superior.  All those aboard lost their lives.

   While there have been many shipping disasters on the Great Lakes, the sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald remains the best known.  Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot wrote a hit song about the tragedy in 1976.

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Cabin Fever! Keeping kids healthy in the cold months.

Written by published on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 3:01pm

As the cold weather approaches keeping kids active and eating healthy can be challenging.  Here are a few ideas to motivate your kids (and maybe the adults) to keep moving, eat healthy and feel great! Here are some great ideas for indoor activities to share with your kids and a few cures for cabin fever. Also, check out the following resources for more great ideas on healthy cooking and exercise for kids.... Read more

Introducing Mr. Wuffles

Written by published on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 6:24pm

David Wiesner has already won three Caldecott medals for his superior illustrations.  His newest book follows the adventures of a cat, some aliens, and the creatures who live in the walls of a house.  Will  he win an unprecedented 4th medal?  

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October is a Great Time for Ghosts!

Written by published on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 11:28am

The nights are getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors, and pumpkins can be seen all around.  It's October and what better month is there for curling up with a spooky story?  Ghost stories, like carved pumpkins, come in all shapes and sizes: from funny to very, very, scary!  We have compiled a list of new ghost stories below that should have appeal to our readers who want a hauntingly good tale!

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Harry Potter news!

Written by published on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 10:00am

Have you heard the big news? Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

No, J.K. Rowling isn't publishing a new Harry Potter book, sadly…but she is involved in writing a screenplay called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them starring the fictitious author Newt Scamander. The story begins seventy years before Harry Potter arrives on scene, set in a... Read more

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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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Events for Kids & Teens

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

  • Writers in grades 5-8! Come one and come all for a writing workshop. This workshop focuses on sparking creativity and adding zest into... (full entry)

    When?
    03/10/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library
  • When books and LEGOs collide, you get LEGO Lit! Each month we share a story and... (full entry)

    When?
    03/12/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library