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Thorndyke Thoughts: Leaping to Chapter Books

Hey Kids,

You may have noticed some new spots on our J READER collection. These colored dots should help you find books at similar reading levels. If you're reading the hardest Easy Readers (the ones with Blue Dots), you might be ready to find some easy chapter books in J FICTION or KIDS GRAPHIC NOVELS. Try some of these suggestions, many are part of a series. Happy Reading!

 

Bear Hugs,

 

Thorndyke

 

The princess in black by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale ; illustrated by LeUyen Pham

 

Mercy Watson to the rescue by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Chris van Dusen

Nate the Great on the Owl Express by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat ; illustrated by Martha Weston in the style of Marc Simont — There are also Nate the Great titles available as eBooks.

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

 

The Great Outdoors @ the Movies

The bear [videodisc] by Price Entertainment ; a Tri-Star release

 

 

Eight below [videodisc] by presented by Walt Disney Pictures ; in association with Spyglass Entertainment ; a Mandeville Films production

 

 

Fly away home [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures presents a Sandollar production

 

 

 

Into the wild [videodisc] by Paramount Vantage and River Road Entertainment present a Square One C.I.H./Linson Film production

 

Jeremiah Johnson [videodisc] by Warner Bros. presents a Sydney Pollack film

 

 

 

More Movies About Sports

The bad news Bears [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures Corp.

 

 

Bobby Deerfield [videodisc] by Columbia pictures and Warner Bros presents

 

 

 

 

Chariots of fire [videodisc] by Allied Stars presents an Enigma production

 

 

 

 

The color of money [videodisc]

 

 

 

 

Eight men out [videodisc] by Orion Pictures Corporation

 

 

 

 

Surviving Pregnancy and Parenthood

Online and Around the World

Have you ever been to another country? Would you like to go? Explore these great websites and databases we offer at the Canton Public Library! Travelling online is a great way to earn your Around the World eLectrified Badge.
 

Even More Biographies for Women's History Month

Ambition and desire: the dangerous life of Josephine Bonaparte by Kate Williams

 

 

The woman I wanted to be by Diane von Furstenberg

 

 

 

Eleanor of Aquitaine: the mother queen of the Middle Ages by Desmond Seward

 

 

 

The woman who would be king by Kara Cooney

 

 

 

Pioneer girl: the annotated autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder ; Pamela Smith Hill, editor

 

 

 

More Biographies for Women's History Month

25 More Extraordinary Women

Celebrate Women's History Month by reading about one of the fascinating women below:
 

Bella Abzug: how one tough broad from the Bronx fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, pissed off Jimmy Carter, battled for the rights of women and workers, rallied against war and for the planet, and shook up politics along the way: an oral history by Suzanne Braun Levine and Mary Thom — Bella Abzug, lawyer, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and leader of the Women's Movement

Queen Anne: the politics of passion by Anne Somerset — Queen Anne, monarch of Great Britain, 1702-1707

To the heart of the Nile: Lady Florence Baker and the exploration of Central Africa by Richard Hall — Florence Baker, explorer

Born to Rule!

In honor of Women's History Month check out some of these titles about female rulers throughout history:
 

Born to rule: five reigning consorts, granddaughters of Queen Victoria: Maud of Norway, Sophie of Greece, Alexandra of Russia, Marie of Romania, and Victoria Eugenie of Spain by Julie Gelardi

 

Elizabeth and Mary: cousins, rivals, queens by Jane Dunn

 

 

 

 

Female pharaohs [videodisc] by Discovery Communications

 

 

 

 

Five empresses: court life in eighteenth-century Russia by Evgenii V. Anisimov ; translated by Kathleen Carroll

 

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