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The art book for children by text by Amanda Renshaw and Gilda Williams Ruggi How to read a work of art by Laura J. Hensley Art that moves: animation around the world by John Bliss Exploring the life, myth, and art of India by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
Alex Fitzgerald's cure for nightmares by Kathleen Krull; illustrated by Wendy Edelson Another day in the Milky Way by David Milgrim Ben's dream: story and pictures by Chris Van Allsburg The Berenstain bears and the bad dream by Stan & Jan Berenstain
12 fabulously funny fairy tale plays by Justin McCory Martin 15 Plays for Beginning Readers Famous Americans by Carol Pugliano-Martin Cinderella outgrows the glass slipper and other zany fractured fairy tale plays by J. M. Wolf
Hey Kids! Are you a lover of animals? If so, check out these awesome animal books and get your Animal Lover Badge. Picture Books My farm friends by Wendell Minor Chicken, chicken, duck! by Nadia Krilanovich Gilbert Goldfish wants a pet by Kelly DiPucchio; illustrated by Bob Shea
Cookbooks for Kids Banana split pizza and other snack recipes by Heather E. Schwartz Batter Up Kids: sensational snacks by Barbara Beery; photography by Marty Snortum Children's quick & easy cookbook by Angela Wilkes
Taking a road trip with the family this summer? Need some tunes to entertain the little ones? Here are some great CDs for the car ride this summer: Car songs: songs to sing anywhere by Dennis Buck Songs for the car Here comes science by They Might Be Giants City kid! by Joanie Leeds Kidz bop 19 by...
Parents, how many times a day do you hear "Why?" or "How?" How many different ways can you answer that? Author Christopher Niemann tries to help you answer those questions with his new picture book, That's How. Here, many questions about how things work are answered in a simple, straightforward way...
June 14 is Flag Day, and with the Fourth of July coming up we will see our flag flying in many places. It took many years for our flag to look the way it does now, as changes in our nation brought changes to the flag. In 1818 Congress made a decision that there would only be 13 stripes in the flag...
Are you interested in books and DVD's about the extraordinary or unexplained? Ever need an encyclopedia or almanac to check-out and take home? Thinking about finding bigfoot or tracking UFO's? Curious about computers and the internet? Be sure to stop by the J000-099 collection in the Children's Non...
The Memory Bank by Carolyn Coman and Rob Shepperson is an enjoyable, but puzzling story. Soft black&white pictures tell some of the story, as with Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret. It has the dark, mysterious aura of Gaiman's Coraline. Parental figures are rather horrific, as one might...
It's hot outside! Kids, enjoy some books about how others beat the heat. If you want to cool off, chill out and read a book at the library — we have air conditioning! Here are some hot summery picture books and easy reader books. Keep cool, and don't forget your sunscreen! Amanda Pig and the really...
The Poetry Foundation has chosen their newest Poet Laureate, J. Patrick Lewis! The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has written a lovely post about Mr. Lewis on their blog. Also, we have a wonderful selection of poetry books by Mr. Lewis in our collection that you should check out...
Don't want to be cooped up in the house this summer? Play some cool outdoor games and keep boredom at bay. Need ideas to get you started? Check out the list of books below. You'll find new ideas for games along with some old familiar favorites. Run, jump, hide, slide, splash: the 200 best outdoor...
Hey Kids! Are you looking for some new songs to enjoy in the car? Or some great CDs along with which to sing? Then check out some of the new music we have at the library. There's a new CD by the Wiggles and some great Broadway music too! Wiggles, the: ukulele baby by Wiggles Big bully: the best...
The month of May just happens to be National Bike Month. Now that the weather's finally improving, take some time to get outside and ride your bike. Check out some bike books, too! Listed below are a few fun choices. Happy reading (and bike riding!). Little Lizard's new bike by Melinda Melton Crow...
The Floating Islands by Rachel Neumeier — is another must-read for all tween/teen fantasy fans. Fourteen-year-old Trei lost his family to a volcanic explosion and seeks refuge with his aunt, uncle, and cousin in the neighboring, airborn kingdom of the Floating Islands. Upon arriving he sees men...
Enjoy humor? Enjoy Action? If you've read 39 clues, Percy Jackson, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and you're looking for more books that will either make you gasp, or make you laugh, check these out: Fablehaven by Brandon Mull; illustrated by Brandon Dorman The day my butt went psycho by Andy Griffiths...
Ready for another fantastic fantasy series? The Books of Beginning is here, beginning with The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens. Meet Kate, Michael, and Emma — siblings who have been ousted from many orphanages ever since the disappearance of their parents 10 years ago. They finally wind up in a very...
What do these three topics have in common? Well, they are all covered in the poetry section in the children's department. We have poems on all different kinds of subjects from baseball to ice cream to best friends. Not only do our poetry books cover all kinds of topics, but there are many that are...
If your book group is like mine, food is a big part of every meeting. There are some wonderful cooks in my group, so when it's my turn to host I turn to these cookbooks. What's your favorite cookbook? The cat who — cookbook by Julie Murphy & Sally Stempinski Recipe for a book club: a monthly...
Kids, press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book will tell you to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and then discover what will happen next! Press Here is great for large groups...
Do you need some inspiration for healthy baby and toddler meals? Check out Healthy Eating For Your Baby and Toddler: Delicious Recipes Right From the Start. This cookbook contains over 100 easy recipes, including recipes that are vegetarian, gluten-free, and wheat-free. Find this book in the...
Spring into action this weekend with the Bunny Hop. Don't know what the Bunny Hop is? Check out some of these fun cd's and put on your dancing paws, I mean shoes. Disney's more dancin' tunes [sound recording] Family fun songs [sound recording] A very veggie Easter [sound recording] Animal groove [...
On April 15th, 1912, RMS Titanic sank after striking an iceberg during its maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. Curious about the history of Titanic? Check out some nonfiction titles like the following: 882 1/2 amazing answers to your questions about the Titanic by Hugh Brewster and Laurie...
Are you in the mood for a pun-a-page mystery featuring adorable chickens, a feather-brained hen (their mom), and a daring, deadpan-humored dog? Then get on the wait list for The Trouble with Chickens — a J.J. Tully Mystery by Doreen Cronin. Tully is a former search-and-rescue dog that is trying to...
Marvel Universe Fans take note! While waiting for the newest movie to come out, be sure to check out our new Marvel Comics Encyclopedia. If that's checked out, be sure to browse through our awesome graphic novel collection for all your favorite Marvel heroes and heroines! Get your capes and boots...
Hey kids, have you lost a tooth recently? Ever wondered how the tooth fairy came to visit you? Now you can go on an adventure with April and Esme Tooth Fairies to find out. April and Esme get a special request from Daniel's Grandma to make their first ever "tooth visit" on the title page of this...
One of my esteemed colleagues, whose opinion I value very highly, once gave a presentation illustrating that you can tell a book by its cover. So, when I picked up Plain Kate by Erin Bow to read, I looked at its cover and thought I was in for a fanciful tale about an orphan girl and her cat,...
Reading to a friendly dog has become a popular program here at CPL. But you don't have to save your dog reading for that program alone. I bet your own dog would love for you to read to them, especially a book about dogs. The kids department has lots of fiction and non-fiction books on dogs. To keep...
Now that it's Spring, we can expect a few rain showers here and there. It's easy to grumble about those rainy days, but rain is all part of the water cycle that helps grow plants and trees. Rain is one of the sources for freshwater in our homes, and in factories to make paper for library books....
Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, April 2, International Children's Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books. This years theme, The Book Remembers, comes from Estonia. ICBD promotes the idea that children's books...
Are you in the mood for a simple, sweet dog story? Then Saving Zasha by Randi Barrow is just for you. It takes place in the Soviet Union right after World War II and is based on the real situation of canines in Russia at this time. Two brothers are determined to save a beautiful German Shepherd...
March 17th is just around the corner, my friends; and if you haven't had the chance to chase a rainbow, find a pot of gold, hang out with a leprechaun, or grow a garden of four leaf clovers, you can still read about them in our fun St. Patrick's Day themed books. If you're feeling lucky, try being...
Steven Kroll, the author of 96 books for children, passed away on March 8 at the age of 69. Kroll wrote such children's favorites as That Makes Me Mad!, The Biggest Pumpkin Ever, and Jungle Bullies. Find a more complete listing of his books and see what we have available in the library.
It's not a squirrel, it's not an umbrella, it's Chicken Big! In this hilarious tale of a very large creature, we get to use our investigation skills to discover exactly what this very large, yellow creature is. Is it a sweater, or an elephant? You'll have to read it to find out! We have many other...
March 5th is author Mem Fox's birthday. Here in the U.S. it's still March 4th, but right now in Adelaide, Australia where Mem Fox lives, it's already March 5th! If you aren't familiar with Mem's books, check out some of my favorites listed below. Harriet, you'll drive me wild by Mem Fox;...
Are you looking for a great mystery with some meat to it? Lewis Buzbee has written such awesome books. In Steinbeck's Ghost, 13-year-old Travis, unhappy about his family's recent move, finds he can still connect with his old life at the Salinas Library re-reading his favorite books. He enjoys...
Love a book so much you wish you could eat it? Try making a few of these yummy recipes featured in your favorite books or inspired by your favorite characters. Turkish delight & treasure hunts: delightful treats and games from classic children's books by Jane Brocket The kids' book club book:...
Sewing school: 21 sewing projects kids will love to make by Amie Petronis Plumley & Andria Lisle; photography by Justin Fox Burks — This book is a perfect place for any kid to start to learn to sew. For that matter, it's so easy to follow and well-designed, it's a great start for a sewing...
Little Black Crow follows a young boy as he watches a bird fly through skies that alternate from stormy to sunny, cold to warm. He wonders, "Little black crow, where do you go?" This question is followed by other questions about family, friends, love, and fear. Will Boy and Crow be friends? Check...
Start some family discussions by watching one of these five films. Remember the Titans — The story of how school integration affects a football team and its coaches. Akeelah and the bee — Akeelah overcomes a distracting home life to participate in the national spelling bee The princess and the frog...
If you are looking for some children's music that is not your ordinary lullaby or nursery rhyme, then check out these cd's by some popular artists. Here comes science [sound recording] by They Might Be Giants Snacktime! [sound recording] by Barenaked Ladies Here come the 123s [sound recording] by...
Looking for some fun historical reads? Look no further. Sugar changed the world: a story of magic, spice, slavery, freedom, and science by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos Countdown by Deborah Wiles Journey into Mohawk Country as written by H.M. van den Bogaert with artwork by George O'Connor and...
Do you like to have soup in the winter, when it's really cold? I do, and so does this special little girl in Soup Day. On a cold, snowy day, a young girl and her mother shop to buy ingredients for vegetable soup. At home, they work together — step by step — to prepare the meal. While the soup is...
If you've seen The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in theaters and can't get enough of all things Narnian, here are some other fantasy voyages to check out: The book of three by Lloyd Alexander — An Assistant Pigkeeper sets out on a quest to make a name for himself in the country of Prydain. Tuck...
The tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler; illustrated by Sarah Gibb Hippolyta and the curse of the Amazons by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris Palace of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix
You get 'em (cue heroic music)! If you enjoyed Percy Jackson and 39 clues, and you're looking for more books with that same sense of adventure, here's a list for you: Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz The angel experiment by James Patterson
Lord of misrule: a novel by Jaimy Gordon Just kids: from Brooklyn to the Chelsea Hotel : a life of art and friendship by Patti Smith Lighthead by Terrance Hayes Mockingbird: (mok'ing-bûrd) by Kathryn Erskine
Give thanks for the picture book with these wonderful Thanksgiving stories. Enjoy some turkey tales while waiting for the special holiday to arrive!Gus, the pilgrim turkey by Teresa Bateman ; illustrated by Ellen Joy SasakiThe Berenstain Bears' Thanksgiving by Stan & Jan BerenstainAn old-...
Do you enjoy curses, trapped princesses, and impossible tasks? If you enjoyed books like Ella Ehcanted, here's some more for you: Ever by Gail Carson Levine The fairy-tale detectives by Michael Buckley ; pictures by Peter Ferguson Into the Wild : a novel by Sarah Beth Durst Princess Academy by...