I just started the Looking Glass Wars and I have to say I am impressed. I was a little worried because Alice in Wonderland is a little dear to my heart but this series Is extremely creative; a world where imagination is a weapon and the Mad Hatter is really Hatter Madigan the blade wielding, top hat wearing bodyguard....
This year’s theme is Be Creative @ Your Library. Get inspired to do something imaginative by reading about artists and inventors. Remind your parents they can have some fun, too, since all ages are welcome to join Summer Reading.
Let us know what you’re doing to prepare for Summer Reading by commenting on this post!
If you enjoy dancing, you may enjoy some fun picture books about these little dancers:
Tessa's tip-tapping toes by Carolyn Crimi; illustrated by Marsha Gray Carrington
Dancing class by H.M. Ehrlich; pictures by Laura Rader
Harriet dancing by Ruth Symes; illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church
If your are a Maximum Ride fan who's read everything and is still hungry for more of that trademark high-octane action then check out the Maximum Ride graphic novel that just came out. Also, did you hear they're making a movie?
A great source of recommendations for all ages is our Fave Fives from staff and fellow patrons. Or take a look at our Books & More pages for Kids, Teens and Adults. Immerse yourself in someone else’s world and brighten up your day.
Here are ten ways to get the most out of your library:
Finding My Voice, by author and NPR host Diane Rehm, is the Everyone's Reading selection for 2009. Fans of her award-winning radio show are sure to enjoy her memoir, but others will also find it inspiring as she recounts numerous and often painful obstacles she's overcome in her personal and professional life.
If you like to collect various objects and then put them together to make something new, you might be a "found artist" in the making. Check out these books about found art and get started making your own handmade masterpiece.
Found Art Mosaics by Suzan Germond
Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects by Marthe Le Van