The Children’s department just received a large shipment of books from the Junior Library Guild. Here are just a few that we’re really looking forward to reading….and you should too!
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems
We really hope you’ve had a chance to read at least one of the pigeon books. The fun of the book is how interactive it is…great for storytimes. The pigeon, who is always the central character of the book, keeps up an ongoing conversation with the reader…in this case, begging him for a puppy. Children will have fun coming up with the other half of the conversation, and adults will enjoy the pigeons creative antics to get what he wants. You’ll be seeing this book at our Story Hour soon!
Here comes the big, mean dust bunny! by Jan Thomas
Jan Thomas is another one of our favorite authors with several storytime favorites. Bold pictures with simple text and humorous situations makes this a perfect book for any beginning reader…and its lots of fun for adults to read too! Check it out!
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Horse in the House by Erica Silverman
This beginner’s chapter book is the 5th in the series–but can absolutely be read out of order. Follow Cowgirl Kate as she’s faced with the problem of a horse who is unwilling to leave her house. Absolutely adorable and a must read.
Ray and Me by Dan Gutman
After Stosh gets hit in the head with a baseball, he knows he’s lucky to be alive. Then he learns about another player who wasn’t so lucky–Ray Chapman, the only player in major league history to get hit by a ball and die. If only they’d had batting helmets by then…
Follow Stosh has he travels back in time to try to save Ray. A great book for any boy.
Cyberpals According to Kaley by Dian Curtis Regan
Have you noticed how many books nowadays use mixed media, notes, e-mails, texts and diary entrys to tell the story? It’s no coincidence…for kids who don’t really like to read, books told with “stuff” doesn’t really feel like reading. (Even though it is. Shh! Don’t tell!)
This book is no exception. Enter Kaley Bluster, 4th grader, who has been given the assignment of having a cyber pen pal. Extremely creative and funny, this book is a fun read.
Albino Animals by Kelly Milner Halls
We came across Kelly Milner Halls as a guest author in a recent ALSC Children’s Literature class. As far as we’re concerned, she’s the queen of interesting non-fiction.
Halls follows the genetic condition of albinism in creatures of every sort from toads to wallaby to orcas. An extremely interesting, well-written book for anyone who just wonders…why?
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Soon to be made into a movie, this book is currently enjoying quite a bit of popularity.
The book follows a girl named Mary who has always lived in a village surrounded by a fence and ruled by the Sisterhood. Mary begins to question the way things are with very interesting results…
The Humming of Numbers by Joni Sensel
Meet Aidan–a promising monk living in a 10th century celtic abbey. Aidan’s ability? He hears numbers…a buzzing energy given off by all living things. He’s never met anyone with a number higher than 10…until he meets Lana.
The Devil on Trial by Phillip Margulies and Maxine Rosalier
Just in time for Halloween…read about five different trials in American History where justice was served…or was it? You tell me. Check it out.