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Did you know that many of the great family movies out there were kids books first? You can earn your "curtains up" badge by reading some of these great titles:
Ella enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke; translated from the German by Anthea Bell
Cheaper by the dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey; (with a new afterword by Ernestine Gilbreth Carey)
Snatched by Pete Hautman and Mary Logue
Dawn undercover by Anna Dale
Fake ID by Walter Sorrells
And then everything unraveled by Jennifer Sturman
The traveling restaurant: Jasper's voyage in three parts: a novel for children by Barbara Else ; [illustrations, Sam Broad] is a savory story featuring twelve-year-old Jasper who must mature very quickly in order to meet the challenges of life suddenly thrust upon him. He is abandoned by his family, he thinks, and soon realizes his baby sister has been kidnapped by the ruthless Lady Gall and her soldiers. She holds the key to restoring the missing magic to Fontania and he must rescue her before they poison her and take control of the kingdom. He gets help from a most unexpected source - the Traveling Resaurant, a mysterious ship serving delicious, magically appearing food and the two owers who operate it.
The knight at dawn by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca
Knights of the kitchen table by Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Lane Smith
A wrinkle in time by Madeleine L'Engle
Honus & me by Dan Gutman
City of masks by Mary Hoffman
The Book of Time by Guillaume Prevost ; translated by William Rodarmor
The fire thief by Terry Deary
OnTuesday, July 17 at 10:00 AM, join acclaimed photographer, Rick Lieder, as he treks around the library grounds in search of creatures to "capture" on film. The library will provide disposable cameras or you may bring your own. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn to "capture" images of your own. This program is geared to patrons aged 9 and up. Space is limited, so register today.
Tanglewreck by Jeanette Winterson
Justin Thyme by Panama Oxridge
The new policeman by Kate Thompson
Ruby red by Kerstin Gier ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell
Two more series are moving to J Fiction:
- A to Z Mysteries - will be shelved by author: J Fiction Roy
- Amazing Days of Abby Hayes - will be shelved by author: J Fiction Mazer
Thank you again for your patience while these items are temporarily unavailable in order to process the changes.
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[Domino Effect by Smabs Sputzer is licensed under CC BY-A 2.0]
The extraordinary education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart; illustrated by Diana Sudyka — is a must-read for anyone who has read books from Stewart's series, The Mysterious Benedict Society. Nine-year-old Nicholas has been shifted from orphanage to orphanage because no one quite knows how to deal with this brilliant, bizarre child plagued with narcolepsy. At Rothchild's End Nicholas encounters unchallenged bullies, self-absorbed adults, and ridiculous rules and procedures. He also presented with an intriguing mystery that if solved could make him a millionaire and buy his freedom from insufferable orphanages forever. On his quest to find the enigmatic treasure before the orphanage's director, Nicholas faces unexpected obstacles, but also forms rich frienships.