Detective LaRue: letters from the investigation by Mark Teague
The case of the missing monkey by story by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by G. Brian Karas
Nate the Great and the mushy valentine by Marjorie Sharmat ; illustrated by Marc Simont
Sly the Sleuth and the pet mysteries by Donna Jo Napoli and Robert Furrow ; illustrated by Heather Maione
Sebastian (Super Sleuth) and the time capsule caper by Mary Blount Christian ; illustrated by Lisa McCue
Looking for a mystery that will really challenge you? Here are some popular reads that could really happen, solved by kids just like you.
The London Eye mystery by Siobhan Dowd
The Westing game by Ellen Raskin
Belly up: murder at FunJungle by Stuart Gibbs
July 18, 6:30-8:30 PM at the library. All ages. Scrabble on our insane 10x10-foot board.
Movie Challenge 1: watch two (or more) movies/tv shows involving… Robin Hood. There have been a gazillion remakes. Make a comment to this post ranking what you watched to earn a secret badge besides your Curtains Up (see comment example below).
The story of Robin Hood [videodisc] by Walt Disney
Robin Hood [videodisc]: men in tights by Twentieth Century Fox ; a Brooksfilms production ; in association with Gaumont
The adventures of Robin Hood [videodisc] by a First National picture
Wishbone [videodisc]: Paw prints of thieves by written by Adam Felber ; produced by Betty Buckley ; directed by Ben Vaughn
Get Hands On this summer with different styles of jewelry making. These books will help you get started making fun and pretty necklaces, bracelets, and more.
Jewelry making for fun! by Robin Koontz
Jazzy jewelry by Dawn Brend ... [et al.]
Junk drawer jewelry by written by Rachel Di Salle and Ellen Warwick; illustrated by Jane Kurisu
Sewing basics: all you need to know about machine and hand sewing by Sandra Bardwell
The sewing machine classroom: learning the ins and outs of your machine by Charlene Phillips
Sewing 101: a workshop in a book by [editors of Creative Publishing, International]
The Children's Library has lots of nonfiction on your favorite geeky subjects. Here are some fun ones to get you started.
The real spy's guide to becoming a spy by Peter Earnest and Suzanne Harper, in association with the Spy Museum
The big book of spy stuff by Bart King; illustrations by Russell Miller
The dangerous book for boys by Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden
In love with paper crafts by [editor-in-chief, Jennifer Schaerer]
The complete book of home crafts: projects for adventurous beginners by edited by Carine Tracanelli
Fun family crafts by Kelly Doust
Batter Up! We've got a whole roster full of great reads for kids about America's Favorite Pastime. Check one out today before they're loooong gone.
The boys by Jeff Newman; illustrated by Jeff Newman
Baseball hour by Carol Nevius; illustrated by Bill Thomson
Watch me throw the ball! by Mo Willems
Are you a tech-savvy dad looking to Geek Out with your kids by sharing your love of science and technology. Ken Denmead, editor of GeekDad, a blog on Wired magazine's Web site has a fun series of books filled with activities for all ages.
Geek dad: awesomely geeky projects and activities for dads and kids to share by Ken Denmead ; foreword by Chris Anderson
Did you know that many of the great family movies out there were kids books first? You can earn your "curtains up" badge by reading some of these great titles:
Ella enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke; translated from the German by Anthea Bell
Cheaper by the dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey; (with a new afterword by Ernestine Gilbreth Carey)