Tag Archives: chapter books

June 2012 Book Review, Part 1

Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo From Miss Sarah at Bellville Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo is an adorable beginning chapter book about a pig named Mercy who loves hot toast with lots of butter on it. … Continue reading

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May 2012 Book Reviews, Part 1

The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins From Miss Jennie at Ontario So everybody 6th grade and older is either reading or has read The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins.  But did you know that before The Hunger Games, there … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Kate DiCamillo!

(Please go here if the video does not load)   Happy Birthday, Kate DiCamillo! Kate DiCamillo’s birthday is today!  Kate is a Newbery – award winning author whose first published work, Because of Winn-Dixie, has become a childhood and classroom … Continue reading

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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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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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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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December Book Reviews, Part 1

Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary From Miss Katie at Madison As a young girl, I adored Ramona.  She was always trying her hardest, yet it seemed she never really got the results she wanted.  There are several books about … Continue reading

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Another Month, Another Round of New Books!

We really have been receiving some wonderful new books for any age of reader in the Children’s Department.  Below are the three categories – Picture Books, Chapter Books, and Nonfiction – in video and list format. If any of these … Continue reading

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October Book Reviews, Part 1

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens From Miss Janet at Lexington Kate remembered her mother’s tears, a necklace slipped around her neck, a charge to care for her brother and sister, whispers, and then…waking in an orphanage far way, with … Continue reading

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Three Cheers for New Books!

How could you not love new books?  I love seeing the new ones roll up on a cart, ready to be checked in and placed out on display.  It’s like they’re eagerly awaiting that first child to pick them up, … Continue reading

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