Get ready, fifth graders, because Battle of the Books 2014 kicks off Monday, November 18! Come to one of the Battle Orientation meetings that night at 5:30 or 7:00 for the complete list of Battle Books. Registration is open now and is all online! For more information, visit our Battle 2014 page.
AMULET: THE STONEKEEPER by Kaza Kibuishi is the winner of our first ever Orion Library Dragon Award! Thanks to the 272 kids who voted in our election, and thanks to the hundreds of kids who read the five nominated books. If you like THE STONEKEEPER, check out the rest of Kaza Kibuishi‘s books at the [...]
The Adventures of Captain Underpants By Dav Pilkey Summary: When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory By Roald Dahl Summary: Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret By Brian Selznick Summary: When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.
Amulet, Book 1: The Stonekeeper By Kaza Kibuishi Summary: After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids’ mom through a door in the basement. Em and [...]
Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel By Ruth McNally Barshaw Summary: Eleven-year-old Ellie McDoodle illustrates her sketchbook with chronicles of her adventures and mishaps while camping with her cousins, aunt, and uncle.
Here are some of the new picture books you’ll find in our Youth Department! Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett and Kevin Cornell The reader is invited to count the animals that have frightened the monkeys off the pages. Check out some of this summer’s newest youth fiction books! The Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke [...]
Funding changes at the state level are impacting Great Start’s ability to provide parent workshops through the Great Parents grant funds. They unfortunately need to cancel the following Preschool 101 workshops: October 1 (Math 101), October 8 ( Science 101), and October 15 (Art 101). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope [...]
Studies suggest that the number of books your child reads during the summer can make a huge difference in his/her reading ability. Reading four to six books will maintain reading skills, but reading ten to twenty books can actually improve your student’s reading and language skills. To help your young readers grow, come to the [...]