It seems like Spring is finally here and I am anxious to get out in the backyard and brave my first attempt at gardening. Everyone in my family has gardened, but they’re all too busy this year. Fortunately the library has some books to get me started. In Grow Your Own Vegetables, Carol Klein shares her tricks […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Star Stuff introduces young readers to Carl Sagan in an appealing picture book format. The book begins with a picture of the Milky Way then zooms in to find Sagan as a boy in New York. It follows Sagan from his boyhood through the launch of Voyager 1 and 2, including mentions of his visit […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Mo Willems is primarily known for his Pigeon books (Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late), but he also has a great beginning reader series featuring the characters Elephant and Piggie. Gerald the Elephant is high strung and easily stressed out, while his best friend Piggie loves life […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Audrey (Cow) by Dan Bar-el is told from various points of view, including all the farm animals at Bittersweet Farm and humans such as the farmer, the cattle trailer driver, and a spunky news reporter named Torchy. When Audrey learns that her fate is to be transported to a place where cows are turned into […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Life can change in the blink of an eye, and this lesson is exactly what Franky Joe will learn. After the incarceration of his mother, Franky Joe is forced to move to Illinois with a father he has never known, a stepmother he has never wanted, and four half-brothers he could care less about. Determined […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
In Emma and the Blue Genie, eight year-old Emma has the good fortune of living right beside the ocean. So, when she can’t sleep at night she and her dog Tristan go to sit on the beach and watch the waves. One night a bottle washes up on shore, but there’s no message in the […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Author and illustrator Steve Jenkins is renowned for his incredible non-fiction writing and torn paper illustrations. He does not disappoint in this niche children’s non-fiction book, Eye to Eye. The book begins with a simple explanation for each type of eye that exists in nature, from pinhole eyes to compound eyes. Throughout the book, each […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Since the New Year starts tomorrow – and we will be closed – why not stop by the MPL Children’s Department tonight and grab the newest, coolest titles that we have to offer. Not only do these books appeal to all sorts of readers – based on subject, genre, and reading level – but our […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Do you love comics? Do you love to laugh? The best children’s comics writers today have contributed to this compilation of awesome comics titled Recess! Edited by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, the creators of Babymouse and Lunch Lady, this book is sure to delight any young comics aficionado. All of the stories revolve […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
There’s something magical about a Ferris Wheel, and the story of its invention does not disappoint. Mr. Ferris and His Wheel is a factual and engaging narrative, full of interesting facts and succinct explanations. She tells of Ferris’ struggle to find investors who believed his wheel could work, how everyone poked fun at the project […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.