Written as a novel in verse, this beautifully crafted story tells of how 10-year old Ha and her family are forced to flee Vietnam after the fall of Saigon in 1975. Traveling by boat, then through two refugee camps, Ha and her family end up living in Alabama. Based on the author's personal memories, readers experience Ha's struggle to learn a new language, fit into a new and very different culture, and leave the memories of her homeland and start anew. This is a great book for understanding the struggle to fit into a new culture. Recommended for grades 4-8.
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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.
Explore the sun and moon in one book! Supports both Common Core and STEM standards, and also includes recipes, activities, and a glossary. Recommended for Grades 1-3.
This first book in a new fantasy series by N.D. Wilson revolves around Sam Miracle, whose life is made up of dreams that come to him when he is wide awake. In these dreams, he is transported to another place and time where he can be a courageous hero instead of a foster kid with two bad arms. Things are about to change, though, when he and his friend meet the mysterious Father Tiempo, who helps him become a “time walker” and discover the truth about his past. Recommended for grades
For Kids: Great Reads
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“The Force is strong with this one”
In case you have not heard, Star Wars Episode VII was released to theaters this past week.. And I've heard it's AMAZING. But SHHH! Let's not spoil it for those of us who have not seen it yet! Instead, take a look at these books that have been inspired by this iconic film series. From nonfiction to graphic novels to retellings, you may find the Force hidden in its pages.
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Over the last several months we have been seeing many new Christmas picture books coming into the library. We all have our favorite holiday books that we like to read year after year, but it's also nice to add a new story or two! Check out these twelve titles published in 2015 that just might make your holiday book list again next year.
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A lot of books are set up in a traditional novel style, but others use letters and notes to tell the story instead. This can be a really fun way to read and get to know the characters. It may even spur an interest in writing some letters yourself! I’m sure a friend would love to read the story of your days in a letter just for them!
Halloween is over, but if you are still looking for something scary, check out the Lockwood & Co. series by Jonathan Stroud. I just finished listening to the third and newest book in the series, which follows Lucy Carlyle, Anthony Lockwood, and George Cubbins as they work together to hunt ghosts around London. Thrilling, engaging, and humorous, I can't wait for book number four!
Have you ever taken a “night walk” with a flashlight? It’s fun to discover all the things that are just waking up when we’re getting ready for bed. Nocturnal creatures such as badgers, bats, foxes, owls, insects and many more are usually awake and most active during the night. Check out the books below for stories about a variety of creatures that come out at night as well as a fun guessing rhyme for caregivers and children to share.
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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.
Join us for songs, rhymes and stories for children ages 2-3 and their caregivers.When?09/07/2016 - 10:15am to 10:45amWhere?Lane Road Branch Library
For children ages 3 ½ to 6 and their caregivers. Children and caregivers will learn pre-reading skills through stories, songs and... (full entry)When?09/07/2016 - 10:15am to 10:45amWhere?Tremont Road - Main Library