The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats explores a current scientific mystery. In 2007, scientists in New York went to do a routine check on bats hibernating in caves. What they saw surprised and worried them: some bats were hibernating as usual, but there were a lot of dead bats on the floor of […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’m having a difficult time switching into “winter mode” this year. I looked out my window this morning and, instead of the delight I normally feel at the first snow, I sighed and dreaded shoveling. I’m thinking back on some of my favorite winter stories to help me get in touch with the season. Craig […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Since 2008, Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has been taking children’s literature by storm. With 9 books in the series so far, as well as 3 movies, the series is still going strong. Children of all interest levels and reading levels are devouring these titles like candy. As Jeff Kinney can only […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Katherine Rundell’s debut novel, Rooftoppers is a quirky and fantastical story about a girl’s search for her mother. As a baby, Sophie is found in a floating cello case in the aftermath of a shipwreck. One of the other few survivors, a scholar named Charles takes her in and becomes her guardian. The welfare agency isn’t […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
With Thanksgiving just barely over, I guess it’s time to turn our attention to ChrismaHanuKwanzakah – or whatever holiday variation you prefer. If you find yourself craving a good holiday book- but don’t want to spend hours searching a catalog – then hurry down to the MPL Children’s Room! We have all you favorite Christmas, […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
My household is always searching for science books, so the discovery Science Verse, which covers many science concepts AND causes extreme giggles was a cause for great celebration. The poems will remind you of some classics, such as a song about the food chain set to the tune of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.” […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Parents, consider this scenario: an afternoon of errands lies ahead of you, the kids are buckled in their seats, and you just want to keep your sanity throughout the day. Instead of putting in a DVD or listening to the Frozen soundtrack for the millionth time, why not try an audiobook? Manhattan Public Library has […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Patricia MacLachlan is notorious for writing great children’s books about families, and Fly Away is no disappointment. Lucy and her family are going to visit her aunt Frankie, who needs help managing the currently rising river in her backyard. The members of Lucy’s family are tight-knit, but they come with their fair share of problems. […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Always busy squabbling, the goblins who live in the great towers of Clovenstone spend all their time doing what they know best: fighting and looting. Only clever young Skarper understands that the dark magic – created by a vanquished sorcerer – is emerging again. From the land of mortals come the fortune-seekers – and soon […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Dressing up for Halloween is so much fun, and I especially love seeing the cute costumes kids wear to the library! If you’re looking for a delightful picture book to share with young trick-or-treaters, try Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat by Doreen Cronin (published in 2013). The pigs, cow, and duck from Cronin’s previous adventures […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.