Category Archives: Author Spotlight

Happy Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder!

We celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder‘s birthday today! Born on February 7, 1867, in Pepin, Wisconsin, Mrs. Wilder is well-known for penning the Little House series, which describes her life growing up on the American prairie. Even though Mrs. Wilder wrote … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Jules Feiffer!

Today we celebrate the birthday of Jules Feiffer! This extraordinary author has not only written and illustrated numerous books for children, but he has also illustrated comics, written novels, plays and screenplays, and has garnered many awards for his body … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Avi!

Today is Avi’s birthday! Avi, also known by his given name Edward Irving Wortis, was born in New York, New York. Did you know he has a twin sister named Emily? She was the one who gave him his well-known … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Marc Brown!

Today is Marc Brown‘s birthday! Best known for his Arthur the Aardvark series, Mr. Brown has made a career out of writing and illustrating children’s books. He grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art. It … Continue reading

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Book Review: Waiting for the Biblioburro

Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown From Miss Jacqui at Lexington Waiting for the Biblioburro begins as a story about a young girl named Ana who lives in a remote village in Columbia.  Ana loves cuentos (stories) and she … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce From Miss Jacqui at Lexington Branch This story is all about the power of books and how they can transform lives, by lifting people up, changing them, and helping … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, R. L. Stine!

Today is R. L. Stine’s birthday! Mr. Stine was born on October 8, 1943, in Columbus, Ohio! Best known for his Goosebumps series, Mr. Stine started writing when he was nine years old and has published over 300 books! Mr. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery From Miss Mary at Main Library Today’s review comes to us from Miss Mary.  Here’s what she has to say about this amazing … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Roald Dahl!

This week would have been Roald Dahl’s 96th birthday! Born in Llandaff, Wales, on September 13, 1916, Mr. Dahl is known for his many books, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and The BFG. Called one of the world’s … Continue reading

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Crafting with Kids — Lift-the-Flap Mouse

We love having crafts available for kids to make after story time.  We especially love it when we can find something that ties in directly with a book we just read!  Many authors and illustrators have websites that are full … Continue reading

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