July 23, 2009 | Blogbrarian
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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.
July 3, 2009 | madame librarian
Question: What one crime, mystery, or thriller novel do you think has been most unjustly overlooked, criminally forgotten, or underappreciated over the years? In honor of The Rap Sheet’s first birthday, they invited more than 100 crime writers, book critics, and bloggers from all over the English-speaking world to choose crime/mystery/thriller novels that they thought had been 'most unjustly overlooked, criminally forgotten, or underappreciated over the years.' Any book you would like to add to this list?
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!
June 4, 2009 | weinsk
Summer is almost here and with warmer and warmer nights it’s the perfect time to go stargazing! Come into the Children’s room to check out our display of stargazing books including field guides and more:
Glow-in-the-dark constellations: a field guide for young stargazers by C.E. Thompson; illustrated by Randy Chewning
All the stars in the sky: Native stories from the heavens by C.J. Taylor
Starry tales by Geraldine McCaughrean; illustrated by Sophy Williams
Starry messenger: a book depicting the life of a famous scientist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, physicist, Galileo Galilei by created and illustrated by Peter Sis
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May 27, 2009 | madame librarian
If you like the humor found in Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, may we suggest:
May 21, 2009 | madame librarian
Memorial Day was established in 1868 following the end of the American Civil War as General Orders No. 11, Grand Army of the Republic Headquarters:
II. It is the purpose of the Commander in Chief to inaugurate this observance with the hope that it will be kept up from year to year, while a survivor of the war remains to honor the memory of his departed comrades. He earnestly desires the public press to call attention to this Order, and lend its friendly aid in bringing it to the notice of comrades in all parts of the country in time for simultaneous compliance therewith.
Over the past two centuries, wars continue to be fought, and Hollywood has immortalized them on film:
Gettysburg [videodisc] by Turner Pictures presents a Mace /Neufeld/Robert Rehme presentation of an Esparza/Katz production ; a film by Ronald F. Maxwell ; screenplay by Ronald F. Maxwell ; produced by Robert Katz, Moctesuma Esparza ; directed by Ronald F. Maxwell
Johnny got his gun [videodisc] by Roxbury Entertainment ; Arch Oboler Productions