September 15, 2009 | MotherGoose
September 10, 2009 | goulds
Everyone loves a good princess tale, whether young or old, and the Children's Department has an awesome selection of titles for you to pick from. For the early readers we have such series as: The Tiara Club and Pony-Crazed Princess. For those who like humorous/fractured adaptations of traditional tales, try these spin-off series: The Frog Princess or Princess School. Historical fiction fans will soon learn that some real-life princesses of old did not have a fairy-tale existence at all when they read Girl in a Cage. Three great new additions to our princess collection are: The Extraordinary Princess, The Princess Plot, and Princess of the Midnight Ball. Enjoy CPL's parade of princesses!
August 26, 2009 | goulds
Do you love animals? Do you love magic? Do you love the Rainbow Magic series, but have a hard time finding one on the shelf? If so, try some of these other series books.
There are more magical creatures than you ever imaged to read about!
August 19, 2009 | jillean
Did you notice that a lot of new books feature stories about the environment? Even some of our favorite characters are "going green". Check out these titles to see what I mean:
SpongeBob goes green!: an earth-friendly adventure by Molly Reisner; illustrated by Stephen Reed
OK go by Carin Berger
Cam Jansen and the green school mystery by David A. Adler; illustrated by Joy Allen
Just Grace goes green by written and illustrated by Charise Mericle Harper
Enter the earth by Lee Welles; illustrated by Ann Hameister
August 11, 2009 | jillean
Does your bedroom need a fresh look for the new school year? Have no fear, we have a interior decorating book just for you. For help with making over your bedroom, check out:
I wanna re-do my room by Clea Hantman; illustrated by Azadeh Houshyar
Bedroom makeover crafts by Kathy Ross; illustrated by Nicole in den Bosch
Room crafts: add some simple style to your space by from the editors of American Girl
For a look that is all your own, experiment with collage. Cut out your favorite images from magazines, zines, old comics or print out images from your Facebook page. Glue them all together to make a monster collage and call it wallpaper.
July 21, 2009 | goulds
Have you ever considered how strange, scary, and weird school can be?! Well, your school is probably pretty normal compared to the schools in these hilarious stories, but then again, maybe not. Read for yourself and find out. You may need to start preparing for the next school year well in advance if you have to deal with any of these situations.
July 10, 2009 | weinsk
Be sure to check out our special section of ABC and 123 books in aisle 1 in the children’s department next to the picture books. Here are some fun titles to check out:
Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell
Count on Clifford by Norman Bridwell
Carlo likes counting by Jessica Spanyol
Bearobics: a hip-hop counting story by Vic Parker, Emily Bolam
ABC3D by Marion Bataille
Alphabet under construction by Denise Fleming
July 9, 2009 | goulds
Beware! Camping adventures can turn into calamities. If you doubt me, just read what can happen
Camping catastrophe! by Abby Klein ; illustrated by John McKinley
Alvin Ho : allergic to camping, hiking, and other natural disasters by Lenore Look ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham
A week in the woods by Andrew Clements
Other, less horrific tales, involving camping are also available at the library for your summertime reading, be it safe at home, or out in the wild.
June 30, 2009 | goulds
American history can be thrilling to read about — if you pick up the right books. Try one of these recent suspenseful spy stories:
Soldier's secret: the story of Deborah Sampson by Sheila Solomon Klass
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Hannah Pritchard: pirate of the Revolution by Bonnie Pryor
Spy! by Anna Myers
Other great stories about the Revolutionary War are also available. Happy 4th of July reading!
June 25, 2009 | goulds
Some awesome kids books take place right here in the Michigan we all love. Willow Run by Patricia Reilly Giff introduces us to Maggie Dillion whose life has been turned upside down by World War II. Her experiences and realizations help us all believe in the power of friends and family to support each other in uncertain times...something we could all use about now. The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis is a roll-on-the-floor laughing book about a Flint family, their adventures and relationships...comic relief which is also very therapeutic in stressful times. A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban won the 2007 Michigan Mitten Award. It is a humorous book about family and friendship, as well as the power of music to inspire and transform. Go Michigan!