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Super Powered Picture Books - Super Powered Parents!

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These are our last few weeks of Summer Library Club and it’s time to wrap up our Super Powered Picture Book adventure. My last two blog posts have focused on picture books that feature Super Powered Kids and Super Powered Animals and Friends. For my last post I could think of no better way to wrap things up than by highlighting our picture books that feature Super Powered Parents! Because parents have super powers too! Some fun picture books are:

And for a fun live-action version of super powered parents check out this video inspired by Mitchell’s License.


For a list of these and other great superhero books see our Super Powered Picture Books list in our catalog.

And if you missed any of the other Super Powered Picture Books Blog posts check out Super Powered Kids and Super Powered Animals and Friends.

Happy “Super Powered” Reading!

Cool Down With Stories at the Pool

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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 picture books about the pool and swimming to check out and read with your family.  


Frozen: What to Read Next?

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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 bring snow to life and capture the magic of snowpeople:

Book Cover for Snowbaby by Kara LaReau


Sibling Fun…

Siblings have so much fun together. They explore the world, go on adventures, and take care of each other in only the way a sibling can. Here are some books that really capture these sibling bonds.

Cover for Flora's Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall


Princess Adventures…

​What could be more fun then princess adventures! We have some great books that capture all things princess, spunk, adventure, and more! Check these out to continue Elsa and Anna's spirit of adventure and independance.

Book Cover fro Don't Kiss the Frog edited by Fiona Waters

DVD cover for Disney's Frozen Sing-a-long Version

Frozen Party!

If after all this wonderful reading you are still in need of more Frozen fun don't miss our Frozen Party! It is being held Thursday June 18th at 2:30pm in the Youth Department. We will read Frozen stories, sing songs with the sing-a-long DVD, and make crafts. No registration is required. But, don't forget to come dressed up as your favorite charcacter. Are you Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, or Sven???

Happy “Frozen” Reading!

Spring Books For Very Young Readers

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The weather is changing and families are getting outside again to enjoy the new season.  Young children are just as happy and excited about getting outdoors as adults, maybe even more so because it means time at the park or a ride in the stroller.  The start of a new season is a great time to introduce the signs and symbols of that season.  Here is a list of books that celebrate spring and that are available in board book format so that even the littlest readers can enjoy them!

  • It's Spring! by Samantha Berger
  • Springtime Baby by Elise Broach
  • Wake Up! Wake Up! by Kathryn Lynn Davis
  • Welcome Spring by Nancy Davis
  • Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
  • Baby Loves Spring! by Karen Katz
  • Spring Joy by Liesbet Slegers
  • Mouse's First Spring by Lauren Thompson
  • Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson

Naptime with Theo and Beau and other Fun Puppy Books

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Book Cover for Naptime with Theo and BeauMarch 22nd was National Puppy Day! What a great way to bring in Springtime with a loveable, joyous, bouncing, full-of-life puppy! We have a lot of great books that celebrate all the wonderful things that puppies and dogs bring into our lives. A recent book called Naptime with Theo and Beau celebrates the bond between a young child and his puppy. Check out the video for the book for a sneak peek at all the interesting and endearing ways these too share sleeptime, playtime, and each other.


Book Cover for Little Puppy and the Big Green MonsterA few other great books that really depict all things dog and puppy are Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster by Mike Wohnoutka, Ball by Mary Sullivan, Dog Blue by Polly Dunbar, What Puppies Do Best by Laura Numeroff, Shaggy Dogs, Waggy Dogs by Patricia Hubbell, Ping Wants to Play by Adam Gudeon, Bogart and Vinnie by Audrey Vernick, The Way I Love You by David Bedford, and Kate and Pippin by Martin Springett.


Happy Reading!