Death, a towering figure in a black robe, comes to visit four children whose grandmother is quite ill. The children, fearing the worst, try different ways to distract him. Death realizes how frightened the children are and so he tells them an allegorical story about two brothers, Grief and Sorrow and two sisters, Joy and Delight. They meet and fall in love and spend a long happy life together. When it comes time to die, they do so on the same day. As it is with life and death, they cannot exist without each other. This picture book can be used with children in times of loss. It was first published in Denmark in 2001. Recommended for ages 4-8.
We provide best selling audio and print books you can checkout and download to a wide range of devices.
Kids and Teens can find best selling audio and print books in two new collections: the TEENScollection and the KIDScollection. Try them, and don't forget that you can always go to the main collection for more.
Zinio Digital Newstand Platform offers you access to full digital copies of some of your favorite magazines. You can download and view these titles on your computer or mobile device. Learn more about using Zinio
Hoopla is a free audio and video streaming service available to all Upper Arlington Public Library cardholders. Through Hoopla you have access to thousands of titles in e-book, video, music, audiobook and comic book formats for streaming or temporary download. Check our support page, or download a copy of our Hoopla Instructions sheet.
Hoopla is a free audio and video streaming service available to all Upper Arlington Public Library cardholders. Through Hoopla patrons now have access to thousands of titles in e-book, video, music, audiobook and comic book formats for streaming or temporary download. Content can be enjoyed on smartphones, tablets or computers. Check our support page, or download a copy of our Hoopla Instructions sheet.
Schedule a 1-on-1 training with staff in our Media Services department. We can help you get started with UAPL's free eBooks and Magazines. Each session is up to one hour.
This biography of Columbus's own Jack Hanna has great photographs and simple text for younger children. If you're planning a trip to the zoo, be sure to check this biography out before you go! Recommended for PreK-2nd grade.
Valentine's day is coming up, and if your family likes to create homemade gifts and cards it's time to get started! This Usbourne Activities book is full of creative ideas for that little artist in your home.
For Kids: Great Reads
News for Little and Big Kids
Holiday season is right around the corner. The Upper Arlington Public Library has some wonderful new books to entertain the whole family.
Read all about a spruce tree’s journey from growing on a farm to being the most famous tree in America in John Duvall’s The Great Spruce. Maureen Fergus' The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold explores the wonders of belief. ...Read more
Elephant & Piggie are back to recommend some new easy readers! In the “Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!” series, the Mo Willems characters show up to excitedly introduce new stories by different authors.
To read along with Elephant & Piggie, check out the first three books in the series:
Yesterday you voted on your favorite book and screen characters, and today the results are in:
- Favorite picture book or early reader character: ELEPHANT and PIGGIE!
- Favorite juvenile or young adult character: HARRY POTTER!
- Favorite adult character: WONDER WOMAN!
- Favorite screen hero: LUKE SKYWALKER!
- Favorite screen villain: ...Read more
I was reading an ...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 0-24 months and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn songs, stories and rhymes to enhance personal reading time. These... (full entry)When?02/23/2017 - 11:15am to 11:45amWhere?Tremont Road - Main Library
Children ages 3 1/2-6 and their caregivers will learn prereading skills through stories, songs, rhymes, and activities.When?02/23/2017 - 11:15am to 11:45amWhere?Lane Road Branch Library