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.
Your attention, please. The National Book Award Finalists have been announced just in time for your Fall reading list. Commence enjoyment. Fiction Finalists: An Unnecessary Woman by Rabin Alameddine All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Redeployment by Phil Klay Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Lila by […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Ladybug Girl is out with a new adventure for Halloween – Ladybug Girl and the Dress-Up Dilemma. For those of you who haven’t met Lulu, aka Ladybug Girl, she’s a spunky preschooler with a big imagination. With her tutu, ladybug wings, and spotted boots, Ladybug Girl can handle all sorts of adventures. Her latest dilemma […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
The squirrels in Manhattan are busy, busy, busy this time of year. It’s a great time to try out Newbery Medal author Lynne Rae Perkins’s latest novel, Nuts to You. Imagine living your zig-zagging, nut-gathering, tree-climbing and mostly friendly life as a squirrel. Then, out of the blue, a hawk swipes up your best friend. […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Jessica Finch’s birthday is coming up and she desperately wants a pet pig for a present. Her birthday happens to fall on National Pig Day and her room is already decorated in piggy pink, so the natural conclusion is that her parents would buy her a pig. She recruits her friend Judy Moody to do […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.
Now, normally I am not one to participate in trends, but since this post is about books I think I can make an exception! And so, I would like to dedicate this #TBT post to my favorite book character: Amelia Bedelia. As a child learning to read, I loved the Amelia Bedelia books. They were […]- Continue Reading... No Comments.