Category Archives: Nonfiction

New Year–New Books

Happy New Year!  We highlighted the best gift books and holiday books last month, and hopefully you got lots of new things to read for the new year!  But if you didn’t, you can come check out all the shiny … Continue reading

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Book Review: Balloons Over Broadway

Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet From Miss Heather at Butler and Lucas Melissa Sweet treats readers to an inventive biographical tale of a creative young boy who grows up to … Continue reading

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Election Day is (Finally) Here!

Tuesday, November 6th is Election Day.  (As if you haven’t already received dozens of advertisements in the mail and countless phone calls!)  One good thing about a Presidential Election year is that there are many opportunities to talk to your … 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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Celebrate International Magic Week!

Did you know that today is the beginning of International Magic Week? Covering October 25–31, Magic Week is “a week to celebrate the world of magic and the magicians who create it” (Chase’s Calendar of Events 2012). It always ends … 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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Book Review: Stay–The True Story of Ten Dogs

Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs by Michaela Muntean From Miss Caroline at Main Ok, so who is not a sucker for a feel-good story featuring adorable pound puppies?  In Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs, circus performer … Continue reading

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Summer Olympics 2012

Did you know that the Summer Olympics are happening in London this year? Held every four years, athletes from all over the world gather together to compete at different summer sporting events such as swimming, diving, running, cycling, sailing, gymnastics, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sand

Sand by Ellen J. Prager From Miss Melanie at Main Sand is a good book to read before you go to the beach this summer.  You may want to take your magnifying glass with you and observe sand grains like … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Story of Salt

The Story of Salt by Mark Kurlansky and illustrated by S.D. Schindler From Miss Melanie at Main Who can imagine that a whole book about salt, which we sprinkle on our food every day without a thought, could be that … Continue reading

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