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Internet Cat Reboot

The Internet is full of funny pictures, blogs, and videos on pretty much any topic. Cats get special attention, but books feature the comical adventures of many animals.

 

Underwater dogs by Seth Casteel

Cat high by Terry deRoy Gruber

The secret life of squirrels by Nancy Rose

Walter Potter's curious world of taxidermy by Dr. Pat Morris with Joanna Ebenstein

I am Maru by Mugumogu

Glamourpuss: the enchanting world of kitty wigs by Julie Jackson ; photographs by Jill Johnson

Flavorful Fiction for Kids

Chapter Books

Pickle: the (formerly) anonymous prank club of Fountain Point Middle School by Kim Baker ; illustrated by Tim Probert — Using a bogus name, the League of Picklemakers, sixth-grader Ben and three recruits start a prank-pulling club and receive funding from their middle school's PTA.

Salt: a story of friendship in a time of war by Helen Frost — Twelve-year-olds Anikwa, of the Miami village of Kekionga, and James, of the trading post outside Fort Wayne, find their friendship threatened by the rising fear and tension brought by the War of 1812.

Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes — In 1870, Reconstruction brings big changes to the Louisiana sugar plantation where spunky ten-year-old Sugar has always lived, including her friendship with Billy, the son of her former master, and the arrival of workmen from China.

Things Could Be Worse

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (anorexia)— Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.



Thirteen reasons why: a novel by Jay Asher (suicide) — When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.


Hate List by Jennifer Brown (school shooting) — Sixteen-year-old Valerie, whose boyfriend Nick committed a school shooting at the end of their junior year, struggles to cope with integrating herself back into high school life, unsure herself whether she was a hero or a villain.

So Real You Can Taste It: Food-Themed Picture Books

Take a taste of some great picture books that put a twist on food and mealtime. They are great for sharing with a hungry young mind!

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett



Peanut Butter & Cupcake! by Terry Border



The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle



Foodie babies wear bibs by Michelle Sinclair Colman and Nathalie Dion

The best lunch by Terri Dougherty and Patrick Kouse


You are the pea, and I am the carrot by J. Theron Elkins and Pascal Lemaitre

Dance Movies to Pump You Up

Whether it's the dancing or the stories that inspire you, let these movies get you moving. Each one has at least one memorable dance scene. Let's dance!

Strictly ballroom [videodisc] by a Miramax Films release of an M&A Production

Dirty dancing [videodisc] by Great American Films Limited Partnership

Footloose [videodisc] by Indieprod

Fame [videodisc] by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Shall we dance? [videodisc] by Miramax Films presents

A chorus line [videodisc] by Embassy Films Associates and PolyGram Pictures present a Feuer and Martin production