New Picture Books

The Children's Library just got a bunch of fantastic, new picture books.  From a silly counting book featuring lumberjacks, to a friendship story featuring a cat, and a retro-looking book about being an individual, read on to see what's new in the CL.

In Case You Missed It: The Dear America Series

 

Looking for a series that reads quickly and is filled with adventures? Why not check out the Dear America books? First published a decade ago, this collection of historical (fictional) journals covers every period in American History, while the accompanying Royal Diaries series looks at the childhood of famous princesses throughout the world.

The books are uniformly excellent - this librarian is a particular fan of Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady and the Royal Diaries book Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor. Lots of your favorite authors wrote for the series, including Kathryn Lasky and Mary Pope Osborne!

Check them out today!

Review of Bowling Alley Bandit

The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut: The Bowling Alley Bandit by Laurie Keller
The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut: The Bowling Alley Bandit by Laurie Keller

Are you an Arnie the Doughnut fan? Well, there is a new chapter book series starring your favorite sprinkled leading man. One of our Kids Advisory Board members is ready with a review of the first installment.

The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut: The Bowling Alley Bandit by Laurie Keller

This is a book about the bowling adventures of Arnie. Arnie is a talking and walking doughnut. The Yada-Yadas, the rival bowling team, have beaten Arnie's friend for years. They are always frowning. Arnie is determined to help his friend, Mr. Bing. He also has to help solve a mystery by saving a kidnapped bowling ball! I would recommend this book to kids or adults that prefer silly books. It's very funny and made me laugh every page.

Reviewed by Ishaan

Booktalking Lists 2013

Check out the fantastic titles on this year's booktalking lists! We shared them with you when we visited your school.


Click on the grade of the class, and start browsing!
 

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

2nd and 3rd Grade

4th and 5th Grade

2nd and 3rd Grade Booktalking List

4th and 5th Grade Booktalking List

Booktalking Flyers 2013

We have a spy theme for this summer...or do we?!
We have a spy theme for this summer...or do we?!

Check out the fantastic titles on this year's booktalking lists!  We shared them with you when we visited your school.  Come in to the Library to pick up a copy or request a copy online.

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Booktalking List

2nd and 3rd Grade Booktalking List

4th and 5th Grade Booktalking List

Middle School List

2014 Nutmeg Nominees Are Here!

Which one will it be?
Which one will it be?

 

It's finally time to reveal the 2014 Intermediate Nutmeg Nominees, selected for grades 4-6. Click the link below to see your new nominees!

 

Brand New Audio!

 

The Children's Library just got a huge order of brand new audio - both CDs and Playaways! See if we have your new favorites below!

 

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