Check out these great sports-themed titles. Books are suggested for Second Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and may find something interesting at another level.

Beastly basketball by Lauren Johnson

Joe joins his school's basketball team, but finds that the players are disorganized and lacking in discipline--so he sets out to use the skills he has learned in kung fu to bring the other players together as a functioning team.

Supersleuth Cam Jansen solves three mysteries during her class's Sports and Good Nutrition Day.

 

Check out these great sports-themed titles. Books are suggested for Third Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

While Ellie loves the Journey of the Mind club, she struggles to keep from failing miserably on her soccer team, but when both groups have tournaments the same day, she musters her team spirit and tries to succeed at both.

The mean girl meltdown by Lindsay Eyre

Fourth-grader Sylvie Scruggs is old enough to join her town's new junior ice-hockey team, but fifth-grader Jamie Redmond does not like younger kids on the team.  When someone starts pulling pranks on Sylvie, she is convinced that Jamie is responsible, and she enlists the help of her friends to prove it and get even.

 

Check out these great sports-themed titles. Books are suggested for Fourth Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and may find something interesting at another level.

Hot hand by Mike Lupica

In the wake of his parents' separation, ten-year-old Billy seems to have continual conflicts with his father, who is also his basketball coach, but his quiet, younger brother Ben, a piano prodigy, is having even more trouble adjusting, and only Billy seems to notice.

When her school is shut down due to an asbestos problem, all-star pitcher Gabby Garcia is sent to an upscale private school that already has a star pitcher, and to make matters worse, she has trouble making friends and finding her place.

 

Check out these great sports-themed titles. Books are suggested for Fifth Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and may find something interesting at another level.

Game time, Mallory! by Laurie B. Friedman

Mallory is excited to participate in a new girls' basketball league, although she has never played and her best friends are not interested, but as the worst player on her team, she realizes she has a lot to learn.

Lacrosse firestorm by Matt Christopher

Eleven-year-old Garry, embarrassed when his unathletic brother joins his lacrosse team, faces a bigger problem when the team bully turns on both of them.

Baseball genius by Tim Green

An everyday kid with a talent for predicting baseball pitches is caught stealing baseballs from his favorite New York Yankees player, who agrees not to press charges if the boy will help him recover from a difficult batting slump.

Left out by Tim Green

Struggling to overcome his hearing impairment and the way people look at him, Landon joins the football team in order to prove himself with little initial success, until Brett Bell and his family befriend him.

Roberto & me by Dan Gutman

Stosh travels back to 1969 to try to prevent the untimely death of Roberto Clemente, a legendary baseball player and humanitarian, but upon his return to the present, he meets his own great-grandson who takes him into the future, and what he finds there is more shocking than anything he has encountered in his travels to the past.

Hey kids! We're getting ready for a big renovation in the Children's Department. You might have already noticed some of our children's materials have moved down to the East Wing. Well, books, DVDs, and video games aren't the only things moving - the fish tank is moving, too! For the next few months, you'll be able to come visit the fish in their temporary new home near our Group Study Rooms. Make sure to walk down to the East Wing and say hi to our fish friends so they don't get lonely!

Books For Babies - Colors

Infants generally have good color vision by five months of age.  They especially like bright shades of red, yellow and blue. 

Try these titles to give your baby some color stimulation and enhance their visual perception:

Are you eating something red? by [by Harriet Ziefert ; illustrated by] Ryan Sias

Circles by Yusuke Yonezu

Red pepper, yellow squash: a book of colors by concept by Rebecca Bondor

Zoom: a fast-paced book of colors by text by John Litton ; illustrations by Fhiona Galloway

Picture Books on Bundling Up

The temperatures outside have dropped, so it's time to get out our warm winter clothing. Think coats, sweaters, hats, mittens, and boots. Keep cozy by reading these picture books about bundling up.

 

Lucille's snowsuit by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Marylin Hafner

 

The jacket I wear in the snow by Shirley Neitzel ; pictures by Nancy Winslow Parker

 

Little lamb, have you any wool? by Isabel Minhós Martins ; [illustrations by] Yara Kono

 

Under my hood I have a hat by Karla Kuskin ; illustrations by Fumi Kosaka

 

Curl Up With a Cold-Weather Picture Book

The season is changing once again and it's time to get cozy under a blanket with a wintry book. Try these snowy weather-themed picture books and stay warm!

Snowy Sunday by Phyllis Root ; illustrated by Helen Craig

First snow by Peter McCarty

Snow by Sam Usher

The little snowplow by Lora Koehler ; illustrated by Jake Parker

If it's snowy and you know it, clap your paws! by Kim Norman ; illustrated by Liza Woodruff

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