Tag Archives: nonfiction

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: Thank You, Sarah! The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving

Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson From Miss Heather at Butler and Lucas I love when I read a children’s book and think “wow, I just learned something!”  That’s exactly what happened when I … Continue reading

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Discovering Ancient Egypt

November 4th marks the date in November of 1922 that King Tut’s tomb was first discovered.  According to Discovery Channel, “King Tutankhamen, a boy king who reigned from around 1361 B.C. until his death at the age of 18, was … Continue reading

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Celebrate Computer Learning Month

The month of October is set aside by the Computer Learning Foundation as Computer Learning Month! The Foundation uses this month to promote the importance of technology knowledge among children and to help educate teachers, parents, and community members on … Continue reading

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National Safe At Home Week

This week is National Safe At Home Week! August 26 – 30 has be set aside to promote safety in and around the home. Did you know that the National Safety Council estimates that 245 people die of unintentional injuries … Continue reading

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Exercise with Your Child This Week

The week of August 4-10 is National Exercise with Your Child Week.  Here at the library, we’re all about encouraging children to exercise their bodies as well as their minds.  Many children today are often stuck inside glued to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: We Rode the Orphan Trains

We Rode the Orphan Trains by Andrea Warren From Miss Melanie at Main This book caught my eye and just happened to be a subject about which I knew nothing.  I was fascinated by the stories each orphan train rider … Continue reading

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Book Review: The World’s Greatest Elephant

The World’s Greatest Elephant by Ralph Helfer From Miss Jennie at Ontario Branch This is one of my favorite non-fiction books.  It is a touching story, beautifully illustrated, of a boy and an elephant and an amazing friendship that lasted … Continue reading

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Story Time Starter — Five Senses

When it comes to early literacy and learning, we think of colors, shapes, letters, numbers, and… our five senses!  Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling all help young ones learn about the world around them.  And it makes a great … Continue reading

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Book Review: Courage Has No Color

Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles by Tanya Lee Stone From Miss Caroline at Main Set against the backdrop of the early to mid-1940s, this is the true story of a group of black servicemen … Continue reading

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