Thirteenth night : a medieval mystery by Alan Gordon
Cocaine blues : a Phryne Fisher mystery by Kerry Greenwood
A play of Isaac by Margaret Frazer
Sweet poison by David Roberts
Times Square, Broadway, Museums, Central Park, Rockefeller Plaza (esspecially at Christmastime), the subway (what an adventure), the Brooklyn Bridge, awesome buildings, and many, many restaurants.
Motown Records, founded by Berry Gordy, marks it's 50th anniversary by celebrating all year long. Discover some of Motown's history through the library's collection of books and videos. Re-live the sounds with some tunes by
The weather is getting warmer and children are eager to play outside. Their curiosity often leads them to investigate all the little critters crawling about, and sometimes a bug or two might even make its way home with them. Then what do you do? The Animal Planet Pet Care series has a book Bugs as Pets which tells you how to house and properly care for your new "pet".
Parents, looking for some fun titles to encourage your little one to start using the potty? Check out some of these humorous picture books, and good luck!
Everyone poops by Taro Gomi; translated by Amanda Mayer Stinchecum
Have you seen my potty? by Mij Kelly
The princess and the potty by Wendy Cheyette Lewison; illustrated by Rick Brown
Get crafty with help from these books. These craft projects with They Might Be Giants playing in the background could lead to a very fun rainy day!
Nature's art box: from t-shirts to twig baskets, 65 cool projects for crafty kids to make with natural materials you can find anywhere by written by Laura C. Martin; with drawings by David Cain
Crafty kids: fun projects for you and your toddler by Rosie Hankin
Fresh, delicious, homemade bread that is easy to make. Sounds too good to be true, but that's the claim for Kneadlessly Simple, a book on order at CPL. I'm eagerly awaiting my chance at the copy, and as soon as I've tried out a recipe or two, I'll report back and let you know if the recipes really work as promised.
Great adult authors have recognized that teen readers are more alive than ever; they know a hot trend when they see it. Celebrate Support Teen Literature Day by grabbing a teen book by an adult author. There are so many to choose from: Walter Mosley's 47, Michael Chabon's Summerland.
Mark Fidrych was introduced to the Detroit area back in 1976. He was energetic, unique, and talented. Fans everywhere watched his antics on the field from talking to the ball to kneeling down and smoothing out the mound. He won the American League Rookie of the Year award in 1976 and went on to spend his major league career with the Detroit Tigers. Remember Mark Fidrych in his book No Big Deal published in 1977.
Now that the sun is shining more and more, why not learn about how you can use the sun's energy to generate electricity and power. Here is a nifty website with more on solar power and below are some books to help you learn more:
Energy from the sun by Allan Fowler
Harnessing power from the sun by Niki Walker
Solar power: a true book by Christine Petersen
With so many ponds nearby, I've been noticing a lot of ducks waddling around outside the library. Ducks are such nice birds — sometimes I like to feed them bread! I like reading about ducks, too. What about you? The library has lots of great books in our Readers section all about ducks! Try:
Ducks in muck by Lori Haskins ; illustrated by Valeria Petrone
Lucky duck by written by Ellen Weiss ; illustrated by Brian Lies