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The 2012 London Olympics by Nick Hunter — Last night, sadly, was the closing ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. It was such a spectacle to watch and I have to admit, I may be going through Olympic withdrawal. Are you? Have no fear! We have great books on London, Brazil (where Rio de Janeiro will be the host of the 2016 Summer Games), and the Olympics. Have fun reading and reliving all your favorite things about this year's Summer Games!
Every year, at this time, kids are preparing to go back to school. Here is a list of some great stories to help everyone get ready for that fun first day!
It's my school by Sally Grindley; illustrations by Margaret Chamberlain
Mr. Ouchy's first day by B.G. Hennessy; illustrated by Paul Meisel
Miss Mingo and the first day of school by Jamie Harper
Check out these fantastic tales of surviving historic atrocities, crashes and the worst Mother Nature has to offer:
Between a rock and a hard place by Aron Ralston
Buried alive: the true story of the Chilean mining disaster and the extraordinary rescue at Camp Hope by Manuel Pino Toro; foreword by Natalie Morales
On August 5th, 1962 the world lost an American beauty and legendary Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe.
The Prince and the showgirl [videodisc] by Warner Bros. Pictures
The asphalt jungle [videodisc]: the city under the city Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a John Huston production
All about Eve [videodisc] by 20th Century Fox
Monkey business [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox
If you're wondering just what in the world is happening with our weather lately, the National Climatic Data Center at NOAA has the answer. According to their recently released report State of the Climate: National Overview for June 2012, the 12-month period from July 2011 to June 2012 was the warmest on record for the contiguous United States. (Their records go back to 1895.) The national average temperature was 3.2 degrees higher than the long-term average, with every single contiguous state except for Washington warmer than average temperatures. In addition, the period from Januray to June 2012 was the warmest first half of a year on record. For more reading on weather and what it has done — and can do — check out some of these titles:
Look for these films based on popular books in your local theater in the coming months:
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte — Starring Kaya Scodelario, James Howson. Release date: October 2012
Les misérables by Victor Hugo — Starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe. Release date: December 2012
Lay the favorite: a memoir of gambling by Beth Raymer — Starring Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones. Release date: October 2012
On the road by Jack Kerouac — Starring Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortensen. Release date: December 2012
The phantom of the post office by Kate Klise — will bring you up to speed on this next generation of electronic communication if you are not. In book four of 43 Old Cemetery Road you will also meet a new, mysterious ghost and Seymour may actually find a human friend his age. Mystery, humor, intrigue, and heart-warming relationships fill every unusual page. Nothing is predictable in this story told with illustrations, letters, newspaper articles, diagrams, VEXT-mail recordings, and ghostly insights. Join Olive, Ignatius, and Seymour on their latest adventure and you will be swept away by a literary delight.
Best-selling Irish author Maeve Binchy has died at the age of 72 after a short illness. She worked as a teacher before becoming a journalist, columnist and editor at the Irish Times. Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, was published in 1982 and became a bestseller. A beloved author throughout the world, she was known for heart-warming books which explored family and human relationships with drama and humor. Binchy saw several of her works turned into movies, including Circle of Friends and Tara Road.
The copper beech by Maeve Binchy
Did you know the library has a great collection of international language items for kids? Among those many items, we have some fun picture books in Spanish. Check out some of the suggestions below:
Bravo! by Ginger Foglesong Guy ; illustrated by Rene King Moreno
Floating on Mama's song = Flotando con la canciâon de mamâa by Laura Lacâamara ; illustrated by Yuyi Morales