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Julia and her house have settled by the sea.  It was too quiet!  She hangs up a sign welcoming all lost creatures and suddenly her house is not quiet anymore.  For all those who welcome lost creatures ages 4 and up.

When Felicity and her family move back to her mother's hometown of Midnight Gulch, Felicity hopes her luck will change. Having spent her entire life wandering from town-to-town with her mother and sister, Felicity wants nothing more than to settle down and stay in one place. In Midnight Gulch, Felicity finally makes a friend and meets family she never knew before, and while she begins to build roots for herself she also learns of a curse that has driven all of the magic away from the town. Felicity believes there is still a snicker of magic left in Midnight Gulch and she and her new best friend Jonah set out to break the curse, believing that when they do, Felicity and her family might just stay.  

A little mouse wants to find a pet that is right for her. This book introduces all of the joys and responsibilities the right pet brings into anyone's life. Great fun for ages 4 and up.  

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News for Little and Big Kids

Books That Celebrate Food

Written by published on Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:07pm

It’s time to have fun with food! There are a lot of great picture books out there that celebrate food –  from using food to make art, as in ... Read more

Native American Stories and Storytellers

Written by published on Sat, 11/15/2014 - 3:47pm

The falling leaves remind me of Thanksgiving and also of stories of long ago when people lived and worked within the natural world.  There are a great number of Native American stories that are still being told today.  

Joseph Bruchac of  Abenaki Indian heritage has been writing, singing and telling stories that reflect his heritage and other Native American traditions for over 30 years.... Read more

Families and Food

Written by published on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 9:00am

When November rolls around, I start thinking about family gatherings, food and good memories. Below are three picture books that explore the themes of family,food and fun. Do you have a favorite picture book about families and food?

Baking Day at Grandma's by Anika Denise

Three little bears set off to Grandma's to help her bake treats for gifts.  This rhyming story has... Read more

Last Minute Halloween Ideas

Written by published on Mon, 10/27/2014 - 6:04pm

It’s that time of year again!  Can you believe that it is already time to Trick or Treat?  It may be hard to believe with this heat wave, but Trick or Treat is on Thursday!!  If you don’t have your costume yet, don’t worry–there is still time.  

A great go-to is the classic ghost.  Just find an old sheet with holes in it for eyes.

Or, just wear all black and tie a shirt around your head like in the picture below with a scarf around your waist.  Ta-da! You’re a ninja.

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Audiobooks Read by the Author

Written by 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:

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  • Join us for stories, songs, and activities for children 2 1/2-5 years and their caregivers.

    When?
    04/01/2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    Where?
    Miller Park Branch 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?
    04/01/2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    Where?
    Lane Road Branch Library