Category Archives: Spotlight

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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Story Time Starter — Black & White

The story time starter for this month is Black & White.  From zebras and skunks to penguins and pandas, this story time theme is great fun for children of all ages!  You can focus on animals that are both black … Continue reading

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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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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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Story Time Starter — I Love My Family!

Thanksgiving is almost here–that means it’s time to start thinking about all the things we are thankful for, and family usually is pretty high up on the list for most of us.  This year, as you gather together, take a … 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: 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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