Monthly Archives: February 2012

February 2012 Book Reviews, Part 2

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin From Miss Sheri at the Plymouth and Crestview branches Have you ever played the Westing Game?  Would you play if it meant that you could inherit $200 million?  As an heir named in Sam … Continue reading

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Author/Illustrator Spotlight — Lucy Cousins

Welcome to this months’ author and illustrator spotlight! Maisy the mouse may not be as popular as many of the Disney characters — or any of the other animated TV characters, for that matter — but there is no question … Continue reading

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We Love Book Trailers!

You know how movies have trailers – those one to three minute clips that movie production companies put together to get you excited for the full – length feature?  Personally, I love movie trailers, even if the trailer winds up … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Monkeys

One of our favorite themes for story time is … monkeys!  There are so many great books out there that both give information and entertain; and this is a theme that you could either focus solely on the fiction or … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight (and a Happy Birthday!): Judy Blume

Not only do we get to feature a very famous and loved children’s author in this post, but we also get to wish her a very Happy Birthday!  Judy Blume, a name well – known in children’s and YA literature, … Continue reading

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February 2012 Book Reviews, Part 1

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg from Miss Sheri at Plymouth and Crestview Branches If you could run away to any place in the world, where would you go? In the book, From … Continue reading

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February 2012 Featured Article

Celebrate Black History Month! February may be best known for Valentine’s Day but did you know February is also Black History Month?  Established in 1976, the whole country comes together to acknowledge African Americans and their great history.  Here at … Continue reading

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