Audrey is a Charolais cow living a happy and poetic life on Bittersweet farm, that is until the day they take her mother away. Confronted with her new reality, Audrey, with the help of many farm friends, devises an escape plan to avoid her “food cow” fate. Inspired by the true story of Charlene Mookin–aka “Cincinnati Freedom”–this story is a fun adventure for animals lovers of all ages.
Mystery, magic, and fairies meet in Wings & Co. When Emily, an orphaned foundling, inherits a mysterious shop, she is dropped into a world of talking cats, multiplying bunnies, missing fairy wings, living keys, and magic! It is up to her and her new friends to solve the many mysteries that surround them. (Recommended ages: 3rd-5th)
Apple season is just around the corner and with it comes wonderful opportunities for family fun. After a day of picking delicious apples head home for some toasty (and tasty) indoor activities. How does apple sauce, apple dip, apple crumble, caramel apple muffins or apple cake sound? This season you can make your own yummy apple treats with your kids. Stop in the UAPL Youth Services department and check out some of the following books for awesome recipes using apples that are scrumptious, simple and kid friendly.
The movie My Neighbor Totoro is over 25 years old! This enduring classic from the imagination of Hayao Miyazaki takes place in the Japanese countryside. Two sisters move to the country in the summer with their father and discover the Totoros, furry caretakers of the forests, who can only be seen by children. The many wonderful characters and creatures make this a film for all ages to enjoy!
Summer Library Club is in full swing. This year’s theme promotes books, programs, and activities that highlight health, exercise, and general well-being. Let’s not forget about the well-being of our PETS!! Kids in grades 4-12 can join us this Saturday, July 16 at 2 pm at Tremont to make a toy for a pet! Sign-up required. Click here to go to our events calendar.
Check out these non-fiction books in the series Caring for my pet:
Princess Magnolia is not your average princess. She is sipping hot chocolate and enjoying some scones with the Duchess, but then the monster alarms sounds and she becomes The Princess in Black! When the monsters start threatening the goats, it's up to the Princess to stop them, along with the help of her trusty stead, Frimpepants. Princess Magnolia, disguised in black, sets off to save the kingdom. Can she stop the monsters and keep the nosy duchess from discovering her secret identity? This is a fun read for any child who loves princesses with a little less frill and a little more adventure! (Grades K-3 School Library Journal)
Who needs a treasure map when you have a pirate pig with a nose for gold? Stout Sam and his deckhand, Pip, find a pig washed up in a barrel on the beach. They want to keep her as a pet, but they soon realize Julie is no ordinary pig. She can sniff out treasure! Follow these three in their adventures for readers in Grades 1-3.
We've got a pre-pub book and t-shirt to give away! Brandon Mull, author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series, is writing a new series called Five Kingdoms. We have an advanced copy of the first book titled Sky Raiders. Sky Raiders introduces Cole Randolph who along with his friends has been pulled into another place known as the Outskirts a state somewhere between dreaming and waking. Cole has to find his friends, correct the unbalance of magic in the five kingdoms and find a way to get everyone home to stay. Written for ages 8+. Danger and adventure abound!
Below is a video of Brandon Mull talking about the series. The clip is followed by the contest admission form.
Drawing will take place on January 21, 2014. We will contact the winner that day. Winner must be able to pick up the book and t-shirt at the Tremont location of the Upper Arlington Public Library 2800 Tremont Rd. Upper Arlington, OH 43221; we cannot deliver or mail the items.
One of my favorites from this list is Savvy by Ingrid Law. It's about a girl who is about to turn 13 and everyone in her family gets a unique power on their 13th birthday - and she knows hers is going to be great. But, when her dad gets hurt and she and her siblings are left behind, she knows it's her power that will save him. And so begins an adventure across the state to reach her dad and find her power. If you have already read Savvy there is a companion book Scumble that tells the story of her cousin. And as a bit of news, coming soon is book 3 in the Savvy series! It is called Switch and will be available September 2015. Checkout Ingrid Law's website for more information. In the meantime here is a sneak peak at Savvy.
For a list of these and other great middle school reads check out the Middle School Powers book list in our catalog.
Anna Hibiscus is a little girl who lives in amazing Africa. In this Anna Hibiscus story, Anna and her family all go to the beach and are all too busy to splash with her in the water. The waves want to play with Anna, which make her laugh and laugh. Soon all of the family are together in the water. A fun and wet story about families at the beach for ages 4 and up.