Tag Archives: nonfiction

Summer Olympics 2012

Did you know that the Summer Olympics are happening in London this year? Held every four years, athletes from all over the world gather together to compete at different summer sporting events such as swimming, diving, running, cycling, sailing, gymnastics, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sand

Sand by Ellen J. Prager From Miss Melanie at Main Sand is a good book to read before you go to the beach this summer.  You may want to take your magnifying glass with you and observe sand grains like … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Story of Salt

The Story of Salt by Mark Kurlansky and illustrated by S.D. Schindler From Miss Melanie at Main Who can imagine that a whole book about salt, which we sprinkle on our food every day without a thought, could be that … Continue reading

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April Book Reviews, Part 2

Elephant Talk:  The Surprising Science of Elephant Communication by Ann Downer From Miss Amanda at Main Did you know elephants can talk?  Well, maybe not talk like we understand and know humans do, but like many species of animals, elephants have … Continue reading

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Celebrate Arbor Day All Month Long!

  Arbor Day – what do you picture when you read or hear those words?  For many people, the thought of trees would probably be first and foremost.  Celebrated on the last Friday of April, Arbor Day is a special … Continue reading

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The Awards Are In!

Every year, the American Library Association (ALA) hands out all kinds of awards for Children’s and Young Adult books that were published over the last year.  Of those awards, the most famous are the Newbery and Caldecott, but there are lots … Continue reading

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Q & A with Sibert Award-Winning Author Sy Montgomery

  As we posted before, the Marvelous Monday gang was lucky enough to have a chance to chat with Sibert Award – winning author Sy Montgomery during a very special Marvelous  Mondays program this week.  The kids got to as … Continue reading

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January Book Reviews, Part 1

  Titanic Sinks! by Barry Denenberg From Miss Melia at Main I love reading books about the Titanic, so I couldn’t wait to read one of the newest books on the subject, Titanic Sinks! by Barry Deneberg.  While I enjoy fictional … Continue reading

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Exciting News!

I love doing the Marvelous Monday  programs at Main Library.  We are in the middle of our third set of sessions (so hard to believe!) and the kids and parents just keep coming back for more!  If you aren’t familiar … Continue reading

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Give the gift of reading this holiday season

  The holiday season is rapidly approaching – lights are being strung, dinners and get – togethers are being planned, and lists are being made (things to do, people to see, and much more!) With all of that running around … Continue reading

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