Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bookworm List: Valentine's Day Hugs and Kisses

Valentine's Day is in two weeks, and what better way to say "I Love You" than with a book? Here are some recommended titles with a lot of hugs and kisses ( please see the library catalog for summary details and availability) :

  • The Best Thing about Valentine's  by Eleanor Hudson
  • The Valentine Bears by Eve Bunting
  • Snowy Valentine by David Petersen NEW!!
  • Froggy's First Kiss by Jonathan London
  • The Giant Hug by Sandra Horning
  • Big Hugs, Little Hugs by Felicia Bond NEW!!!
  • Dear Bunny by  Michaela Morgan
  • Plant a Kiss by Amy K. Rosenthal NEW!!
  • Love and Kisses by Sarah Wilson
  • All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri NEW!! 
For more suggestions, here are  some suggested key words:
  • Valentine's Day-Juvenile fiction
  • Valentine's Day-Juvenile literature
  • Hugging-Juvenile fiction
  • Kissing-Juvenile fiction
  • Parent and child-Juvenile fiction ( or Mother and child-Juvenile fiction or Father and child-Juvenile fiction)
  • Love stories
Happy Valentine's Day and Keep Reading!!  

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Upcoming programs in February

Here are some programs that will happening next month in the Children's Dept at the Central Library. Please visit Library Events for information and register.

Story Time for 2 and 3 yr olds- Monday, February 6 and 20at 10 am- Audience: 2 and 3 year olds and caregivers.

Mother Goose on the Loose-Tuesday, February  7 and 21at 10 am-Audience: Infants Birth to
23 months and caregiver (s).

Story Time for 4 and 5 yr olds- Tuesday, February 14 and 28  at 10 am - Audience: 4 and 5 year olds.

Gaming Night- Wednesday,February 15 at 6 pm- Audience: 12 to 17 years old.

Black History Month Movie-Saturday, February 4 at 2: 30 pm Audience: All ages

Leap into Leap Year!- Thursday, February 23 at 4 pm- Audience: K-5 and families

Lego Club- Monday, February 27 at 4pm- 2nd to 6th grade.

See You Soon!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Review- House of Dolls-Francesca Lia Block


In a little house with lace curtains in every window and a lawn of real moss, three dolls, Wildflower, Rockstar, and Miss Selene live a warm and cozy life of fancy dresses and play-dough cakes. But their owner, a lonely rich girl named Madison Blackberry, is jealous. So one day, she takes the dresses away and send Wildflower's and Rockstar's boyfriends off to "war" ( which is a dark shoebox). What will the three dolls do? Will life ever be good again?

Filled with beautiful black and white illustrations, young girls will love this short and  magical modern-day fairy tale of dolls and friendship.

House of Dolls-Francesca Lia Block
Age Range: 8-12
Lexile: 1080
***** ( 5 stars)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Review- A Zeal of Zebras by Woop Studios


Hi all. Hope everyone is enjoying 2012 and our new catalog.

Anyway, we all know a group of ants is called an army and a group of crows is called a murder? But have you ever heard of an implausibility of gnus or a journey of giraffes? Well, these and 24 more animal group names can be found in A Zeal of Zebras, a A-Z book from the graphic artists of the Harry Potter films.

From an aurora of polar bears to a zeal of zebras ( yes,readers,all these group names are real),  each name is used to illustrate a letter of the alphabet and features a fact about the animal and amazing artwork. ( My fave- the galaxy of starfish, which looks like stars in the night time sky.) Actually, these prints and more (such as a raffle of turkeys and an embrace of roses) are available for purchase  as posters and greeting cards on the company's website .

A Zeal of Zebras by Woop Studios
Ages: 4-8
**** ( 4 stars)