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Wayne Dyer 1940-2015

Detroit native and self-help guru Wayne Dyer passed away on August 29.   He was an alumnus of Wayne State University and his well-known motivational books have consistently circulated at the library over the years.  

Picture Books for the First Day of School

Does your child have the back-to-school blues? Check out one of these great picture books to help them change that worry into excitement!

Chu's first day of school by written by Neil Gaiman & illustrated by Adam Rex


First day, hooray! by Nancy Poydar


Oliver and his alligator by Paul Schmid


Dad's first day by Mike Wohnoutka

Wordless Picture Books

Have you ever been drawn to a wordless picture book, but been unsure how to share it with your child? Check out these helpful tips, and remember that wordless picture books can be a great tool to enhance your child's literacy, whether or not he or she knows how to read.

These picture books don't need words to tell their story:

Flotsam by David Wiesner

Flashlight by Lizi Boyd

Good dog, Carl by Alexandra Day

Wave by Suzy Lee

Curtains Up Ballot Results

We asked and you answered! This summer you voted for your favorite movies as part of the Curtains Up On the Scene badge activity, and it's time to reveal the results. 

...and the winners are (DRUM ROLL PLEASE):

Best Super Action-Packed Summer Blockbuster

The Avengers

Best Family Film Full of Fun

Inside Out

Best Cartoon To Reanimate Your Good Mood

Tom & Jerry

Best Family Feel-Good Feature Film

Frozen

And finally, Best Summer Movie of All Time
The Lego Movie

Be sure to join us next Wednesday, August 26 for all day Movie Madness Day!

Fairytales Retold


If you love TV series like Once Upon a Time, Grimm, or Sleepy Hollow, you'll enjoy these re-tellings of classic fairytales.

Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen — Meet Captain James Benjamin Hook, a witty, educated Restoration-era privateer
cursed to play villain to a pack of malicious little boys in a pointless war
that never ends. But everything changes when Stella Parrish, a forbidden grown
woman, dreams her way to the Neverland in defiance of Pan's rules.

Hot Kids Series

Be prepared for the continuation of your favorite series with these upcoming releases. We've ordered them so they'll be here soon. Place your holds now for Captain Underpants, Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries, and Rick Riordan's newest book featuring Norse mythology. We'll contact you when your copy arrives.



Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts: Immortal Guardians by Eliot Schrefer -- Publication scheduled for August 11, 2015

Amphitrite the bubbly by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams-- Publication scheduled for August 18, 2015

Auggie & me: three wonder stories by R.J. Palacio Publication scheduled for August 18, 2015

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