The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher is a sweet, year-in-the life tale of the four fletcher boys and their two dads, Dad and Papa. Sam, Jax, Eli, and Frog are looking forward to a new school year with sports, plays, a new school, and friends but not everything goes as planned. Then they meet their new neighbor who turns out to be cranky and not thrilled to live next door to a bunch of boys, but can the Fletchers win him over? This family is smart, funny, and loving and you will love getting to know them.
If you didn't have any bones, what would you look like? It wouldn't be pretty! Read all about vertebrates–animals with bones–and find out just how bones shape what animals look like. This interactive book on comparative anatomy will get your students interested in what is holding them up. For Grades K-2.
It is the year 1854 and a deadly cholera outbreak has come to Broad Street in London. A young Orphan named Eel and his best friend Florrie team up to help Dr. John Snow prove that cholera is spread through water and not by poisonous air, as is the belief at the time. This is a great story about the history of public health and about one young orphan finding a purpose through science. Based on true events,this book combines historical fiction, a medical mystery, and a survival story all into one exciting tale. (Grades 5-8 School Library Journal)
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Now that the countdown to Christmas has begun here are some new Christmas picture books that you might enjoy! Whether it's a new take on an old classic, a tale of Santa Claus, or the story of Christmas you're looking for, at least one of these should make it on your to-read list for the holiday season.
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
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.
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
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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For children 0-24 months and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn songs, stories and rhymes to enhance personal reading time. These... (full entry)When?07/01/2015 - 10:15am to 11:00amWhere?Tremont Road - Main Library
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for children 2 1/2 - 5 years and their caregivers.When?07/01/2015 - 10:15am to 10:45amWhere?Miller Park Branch Library
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