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, and she is a really good skater, even if she does have a tendency to close her eyes when she shoots, but fifth-grader Jamie Redmond does not like younger kids on the team, and 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.

McKenna, ready to fly! by Mary Casanova

After McKenna suffers an injury that causes her to worry about her place on the Shooting Star competitive gymnastics team, she tries to help her tutor, Josie, overcome her fear of horseback riding, but as McKenna and Josie become closer friends, one of McKenna's teammates gets jealous..

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.

Benched by Rich Wallace

Nine-year-old Ben learns some lessons in self-control and sportsmanship when his behavior on the soccer field gets him sent to the bench.

Blue ribbon summer by Cathy Hapka

Disappointed when she is not accepted by the wealthier campers at her sleepaway riding camp, Brooke learns that the camp may be shutting down permanently and asks her online Pony Post friends for help saving it.

The girls take over by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Malloy girls and the Hatford boys continue to get in trouble as they try to outdo each other in bottle racing, spelling, and baseball.

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.

Outfield outcast by Jake Maddox

Malcolm is used to being the star first-baseman of his middle school team, but this year he has serious competition from a former benchwarmer, so he finds himself stuck in the outfield-- and having to learn to put the team first.

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

Determined to play in the Little League World Series, twelve-year-old Josh struggles to concentrate on his game and be the team's leader while also trying to cope with his parents' impending divorce.

Cover-up by John Feinstein

Fledgling fourteen-year-old sports reporters Susan Carol and Stevie investigate suspicious activities at the Super Bowl after Stevie gets fired from his co-anchor job on a ground-breaking teen sports show.

Final lap by Malcolm Rose

In a futuristic London, sixteen-year-old forensic investigator Luke Harding and his robotic assistant, Malc, investigate the murder of two construction workers who were trying to complete a stadium during a very important sporting event.

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

Picture Books on Thankfulness and Family

Looking for picture books for Thanksgiving but everything's checked out? Never fear, we've prepared a list of alternatives. Books about family meals or about being thankful are just as good at getting you in the Thanksgiving spirit. Try these titles today.

Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell

Don't let Auntie Mabel bless the table by Vanessa Brantley Newton

Three scoops and a fig by written by Sara Laux Akin ; illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung

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