Hey IReaders! Are you a fan of Daisy Meadow's Fairy books? Then the Children's Library has a new series just for you!
In Hailey Twitch is NOT a Snitch, meet Hailey, a very ordinary girl who has a very extraordinary secret: her best friend, Maybelle, is a fairy! But there's a catch - Maybelle doesn't have control of her magic yet. She causes magical accidents wherever she goes! Only Hailey can see Maybelle, so everyone thinks Hailey causes all the trouble.
Check out this list of all the Hailey Twitch titles to read more about Hailey, Maybelle, and their wacky adventures!
The following are a couple of ideas that aren't yet in the Children's Library collection, but will be soon.
For parents who want to introduce their babies to the music they love, there are Rockabye Baby CDs. Imagine Aerosmith, The Flaming Lips, The Cure, Lady Gaga, and more played on the harp and xylophone. Ultra-soothing and enjoyable for both kids and adults.
It's A Little Book by Lane Smith is a conversation between two baby animals about what to do with a book: it's not for e-mailing or eating or building, it's for reading. Fun, tongue-in-cheek humor for kids and grown-ups whose lives are filled with technology. Check out the book trailer here. The original, It's A Book, is available at the library.
Click on the link below to see our other titles (many of which are series)!
And if you're interested in traveling to even more exoctic locations, we have The Lonely Planet Not-For-Parents Travel Book, featuring "cool stuff to know about every country in the world!"
To learn more, click on the link below!
Scholastic recently reissued the first three Animorph books, about a group of friends who witness a strange light fall from the sky and are granted the power to transform into the most dangerous animals on earth. Their mission? To fight an evil alien plague bent on taking over humanity - from inside our bodies!
This was one of Miss Elisabeth's all-time favorite series when she was in elementary school, and she is thrilled to introduce this sci-fiction series to a new generation!
To learn more, check out the link below!
Summer's over, but the books you liked reading then...now have sequels! Find out what your favorite characters are up to now: What kind of trouble is Squish getting into? What mystery will Bethesda solve now that she knows Ms. Finkleman's story? Find out by clicking on the link below.
Can't remember the booktalking books, take a look at the lists again here.
After a fun and spook-filled Stories to Chill Your Bones, we felt it was appropriate to share some of the Children's Library's favorite books for the Halloween season.
Whether it's Nutmeg nominee authors Mary Downing Hahn and Cynthia DeFelice, who can both write suspensful fiction, or folk tales collected by Alvin Schwartz, there are many titles scattered throughout the Kids Fiction and Kids Nonfiction sections. Ask a children's librarian and they can surely show you their favorite spooky books. Snuggle up with a cup of hot apple cider and one of these titles, but prepare to be scared!
If you've been selecting books from our IRead section, be sure to check out some IRead Classics - old and new!
If you're a girl who is not a fan of books about magic, fairies, dystopian futures, historical dramas, or animals going on adventures, then we STILL have a booklist for you!