Amelia and Eleanor go for a ride by story by Pam Muñoz Ryan ; pictures by Brian Selznick
Knit your bit: a World War I story by Deborah Hopkinson ; illustrated by Steven Guarnaccia
Desmond and the very mean word: a story of forgiveness by Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams ; illustrated by A.G. Ford
Unspoken: a story from the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole
Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming ; pictures by Stacey Dressen-McQueen
Need more suggestions? See this list of Historical Fiction for Kindergarteners.
The secret valley by Jeff Weigel
Adventure time ; pixel princesses by created by Pendleton Ward ; written by Danielle Corsetto ; illustrated by Zack Sterling with Tessa Stone, Corey Lewis, Chrystin Garland, Paulina Ganucheau ; inks by Stephanie Hocutt and Aubrey Aiese ; tones by Amanda Lafrenais ; letters by Kel McDonald ; "The mind of Gunter" by Meredith McClaren ; tones by Amanda Lafrenais
Jane, the fox & me by Fanny Britt, Isabelle Arsenault ; translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou
Ernest & Rebecca. , "My best friend is a germ" by Guillaume Bianco, writer ; Antonello Dalena, artist ; Cecilia Giumento, colorist ; [Joe Johnson, translation]
The Dare! Detectives. Vol. 1, "The snow-pea plot" by Ben Caldwell ; additional colors and inks by Bill Hallier and Mike Mucci
Britt Wilson's cat dad, king of the Goblins by Wilson, Britt, artist, author
Spirited away. Vol. 1 by written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Hilda and the bird parade by Luke Pearson
Pippi fixes everything by Astrid Lindgren & Ingrid Vang Nyman ; translated by Tiina Nunnally
Comics Squad: recess! by edited by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka ; comics by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat, Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman, Ursula Vernon, Eric Wight, Gene Luen Yang
Babymouse. Vol. 1, Queen of the world! by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Come one, come all! To celebrate March is Reading Month, we are hosting an open mic night for readers of all ages. We want you to bring in your favorite family-friendly short passage, poetry or picture book, step up to the mic and share with other literature lovers in the library. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 4 from 7:00-8:00 PM.
March is Reading Month celebrations will continue as we pick up a book and read to you. We'll celebrate our love of reading by sharing some of our favorite picture books for older children as well as a few chapter book excerpts. All ages are encouraged to stop by for a listen.
[rev reading at oceeaa by sanzibar is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0]
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Winner of the 2015 Newbery Award and recognized as a 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Honor, this novel in verse follows twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.
There will be no NHS tutoring February 16, 17, or 19 due to midwinter break. Tutoring will also be canceled February 23, 24, and 26 due to the ongoing library renovations. Tutors will return March 2nd. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The right word: Roget and his thesaurus by Jen Bryant, author ; Melissa Sweet, illustrator
Brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
The family Romanov: murder, rebellion & the fall of imperial Russia by Candace Fleming
Josephine: the dazzling life of Josephine Baker by words by Patricia Hruby Powell ; pictures by Christian Robinson
The John Newbery Medal for 2015 has been awarded to:
The crossover by Kwame Alexander
The John Newbery Honor Books for 2015 are:
Brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
El deafo by Cece Bell ; color by David Lasky
You may bring pillows, snacks, even your own comfy chairs. This film is rated PG.
at the Valentine's installment of our "Pinterest Live" series! We will have a lovely time creating Pinterest inspired Valentine's for your dearest love, dearest friend, or cherished family member. Ages 10 years and up. Registration Required.
Abby Cadabra, super speller by Joan Holub
Buzz Boy and Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
Eliot Jones, midnight superhero by Anne Cottringer ; illustrated by Alex T. Smith
General STEAM sitesCareer Aisle Elementary and Middle School: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
(Elementary & Junior High) Want to get a job some day in a STEM field? Explore career opportunities here.
(Elementary) Explore a virtual museum with games, shows, and live interactions.
Girls in STEM
(Upper Elementary - Junior High) Explore this guide (primarily for middle school girls but useful to others) that includes STEM sites, books, and organizations.
(Elementary - High School) Engage your curiosity and imagination about STEM and other subjects through a variety of media.
SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY sitesCode.org
(Elementary - High School) Gain coding skills through guided activities.
Brian's winter by Gary Paulsen
He would have to find some way to protect himself, some weapon. The fire worked well when it was burning, but it had burned down. His hatchet and knife would have done nothing more than make the bear really angry -- something he did not like to think about -- and his bow was good only for smaller game. He had never tried to shoot anything bigger than a foolbird or rabbit with it and doubted that the bow would push the arrow deep enough to do anything but -- again -- make the bear really made.
He bundled in his bag that night, the end of the two weeks of warm weather. He kept putting wood on the fire, half afraid the bear would come back. All the while he tried to think of a solution.
But in reality, the bear was not his primary adversary. Nor was the wolf, nor any animal. Brian had become his own worst enemy because in all the business of hunting, fishing and surviving he had forgotten the primary rule: Always, "always" pay attention to what was happening. Everything in nature means something and he had missed the warnings that summer was ending, had in many ways already ended, and what was coming would be the most dangerous thing he had faced since the plane crashed.
Julie of the wolves by Jean Craighead George ; pictures by John Schoenherr
John Adams, the writer: a treasury of letters, diaries, and public documents by compiled and edited by Carolyn P. Yoder
John & Abigail Adams: an American love story by Judith St. George
Ansel Adams: America's photographer ; a biography for young people by Beverly Gherman
Failure is impossible: the story of Susan B. Anthony by Lisa Frederiksen Bohannon