Category Archives: New Books

June Book Reviews, Part 2

The Lunch Lady Series from Miss Sarah at Bellville The Lunch Lady Series by Jarrett J. Krosoczka is a very funny and exciting comic style series.  Lunch ladies in general tend to get a bad rap, so it is nice … Continue reading

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New Books for Summer

Did you know that Summer Library Program (SLP) is quickly approaching?  I bet you did, we’ve only told everyone a whole bunch of times!  But we can’t help it, it’s a great time of year for us and for all … Continue reading

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May Book Reviews

The 39 Clues Series from Miss Jennie at Ontario One of the things that I love best about my job as a Children’s Assistant is keeping up on new books for children. Picture books, non-fiction books, readers, board books and … Continue reading

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New Books for May!

The New Book Videos are back!  Our apologies for the haitus!  We have two videos this month, one for all those fantastic picture books we’ve been getting in, and one that combines the nonfiction and chapter books!  Enjoy!  And if … Continue reading

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2011 Caldecott and Newbery Award Winners

The Caldecott and Newbery award winners have been announced for 2011! The winners are: The 2011 Randolph Caldecott Medal Award Winner: “A Sick Day for Amos McGee” illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead …2011 Caldecott Honor(s): … Continue reading

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We’re Branching Out

…into new media!  It’s all very exciting for us in the Services for Children Department because we’re finding new ways to let everyone see how fun it is for kids and families at the library! And maybe I’m a little … Continue reading

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October Parent Zone 2010

Hobbies for the Fun of It As busy as many families are these days, it may be difficult to encourage productive activities for your children in their down time.  Certainly we want our kids to have fun, but we also … Continue reading

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Random Book Sighting!

It’s time for another Random Book Sighting!  This one was spotted by Miss Caroline from Main and she wanted to share this really great picture book with everyone: Wanted: The Perfect Pet, by Fiona Roberton Here’s what she had to … Continue reading

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August Parent Zone 2010

Listening and Loving It August is here, it’s still hot out, and school hasn’t started yet.  Are you looking for something to do with your kids?  Try listening to audio books.  Whether you’re running errands across town or traveling over … Continue reading

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Random Book Sighting!

If you don’t know who John Butler is in the world of children’s illustrators/authors, believe me…you’re missing out!  I stumbled across a John Butler book a few years ago called Can You Cuddle Like A Koala? and I was simply … Continue reading

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