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Spooky stories for Halloween

Bone Dog by Eric Rohmann Gus and his dog Ella are best friends. One night, as they sit together under a full moon, Ella gently warns him that she will not be around forever. “But no matter what happens, I’ll always be with you,” she promises. After Ella is gone, Gus is very sad. Yet, […]

October 24th, 2012
steve jobs

Changing the World: New Books for Older Readers

Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin Sheinkin is a master of page-turning narrative nonfiction and this gripping thriller about the race to build the atom bomb is another winner. Drawing on a huge cast of characters and taking us all over the world, Bomb […]

October 17th, 2012
best bike ride

Lots of Pooches: New Books for Younger Readers

The Best Bike Ride Ever by James Proimos; illustrated by Johanna Wright Remember your first bike?  When Bonnie gets her first bike, she’s so excited, she hops on and doesn’t stop. Bonnie rides over bridges, mountains, a pink elephant; through downpours, windstorms and a giraffe.  And, then she falls and realizes she probably shouldn’t have […]

October 10th, 2012
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I wanna be elected!

With Tuesday November 6 looming on the horizons, here are some books to get your kids into the spirit of the election: Fiction for younger readers Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel Duck for President by Doreen Cronin; illustrated by Betsy Lewin The Frandidate by Jim Benton Fiction for older readers The Kid who Ran […]

October 3rd, 2012