Category Archives: Award Books

Give the Gift of Reading!

It’s December! Time for family get-togethers, good food, cookies, decorations, and everything else that makes the holiday season special–including shopping! Before you head out to scout the malls and department stores for gift ideas, check out our Give the Gift … Continue reading

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Book Review: The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate From Miss Mary at Main Library “People call me the Freeway Gorilla.  The Ape at Exit 8, The One and Only Ivan, Mighty Silverback.  The names are mine, but they’re not me.  … Continue reading

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Ready for Children’s Book Week?

We don’t really need an official day or week or month to celebrate books, because around here, we LOVE books!  This week is Children’s Book Week, so we’ve come up with some great ideas for you and your family to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Lois Lowry!

Today is author Lois Lowry‘s birthday! Possibly best known for her Newbery Award winning titles The Giver and Number the Stars, Ms. Lowry was born 76 years ago today in Hawaii. She wanted to write from an early age–writing is … Continue reading

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It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Take a moment today and reflect on one of the greatest Americans this country has ever known.  A man of humility and quiet dignity, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives on because of the … 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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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, Arthur Yorinks!

Today is Arthur Yorinks’s birthday! Mr. Yorinks was born on August 21, 1953, and has many talents. He became interested in art at a young age, and went on to pursue this interest by entering the world of performing arts. … Continue reading

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May 2012 Featured Article

Celebrate Children’s Book Week May 7 – 13, 2012  Children’s Book Week is a lot of things – a celebration of literature for children and teens, a nationwide reading and literacy initiative, and most importantly, a huge campaign to draw … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Jane Goodall!

  This time of year gets us thinking about spring, rebirth, and being good stewards of the earth.  One of the best examples of someone who lives her life to help better the rest of the world is Dr. Jane … Continue reading

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