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Children’s Book News: February 2017

Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbet Suggested ages: 10 – 14 years One day Noah suddenly has his world turned upside down. His parents inform him they will be temporarily moving to East Germany and his name is no longer Noah Keller but rather Jonah Brown. This new identity includes more than a mere name change....
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Children’s Book News: January 2017

SNOW, by Sam Usher  Suggested ages: 3 – 7 years There is nothing more enchanting than to awake to a snowy morning. The young narrator of SNOW bubbles over with enthusiasm as he announces to his Granddad that snow and fun times await outside. Peeking out the door, he gazes onto his front yard’s unblemished snowy...
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Children’s Book News: December 2016

The Penderwicks, A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall Suggested ages: 8-12 years Winner of the 2005 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Though taking place in summer, The Penderwicks is the perfect book to curl up with on a chilly day, warmed by the adventures...
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Summer Circus Olympic Games

The children will join in the circus acts, and PCL’s circus books will be on display, including – Three-Ring Rascals, Book 1: The Show Must Go On by Kate Klise illustrated by M. Sarah Klise Suggested ages: 6-8 years Children will find this rollicking circus story, with both heroes and a despicable villain, to be an...
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Children’s Book News: July 2016

JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL – Given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. This year the award went to Last Stop on Market Street. Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena, pictures by Christian Robinson Suggested ages: 3-6 years CJ’s Sunday begins like any Sunday, attending church with his Nana...
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Dancing Around the World

Folksongs, dances, and instruments from a variety of cultures. Putumayo Kids Presents (CDs)  French Playground  African Playground These CDs are an enriching addition to the June 24 program. Look for them with the children’s CDs on the far wall. Both come with booklets, which supplement the music. With French Playground the words to...
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Yoga

Presenter Deborah Gullo of Yoga Crossroads will share the book, My Daddy is a Pretzel, while children are taught various yoga poses. My Daddy is a Pretzel by Baron Baptiste, illustrated by Sophie Fatus Suggested ages: 4-8 years My Daddy is a Pretzel is not only a “how-to” book for yoga but also one that illustrates...
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Tune-Up – Growin’ Up Fit

Curious Chris returns and his focus will be motivating kids to get on board with healthy habits in order to build strong and happy bodies. Many new books have been added to our children’s collection which aim at doing just that. Look for books on “kid-approved” exercises as well as enticing cookbooks that will have...
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Children’s Book News: June 2016

Biggest, Strongest, Fastest by Steve Jenkins Suggested ages: 4-9 years Biggest, Strongest, Fastest is the perfect accompaniment to the summer program, “Animal Athletes.” Within this book’s covers are profiles of fourteen animals that set world records in various categories. Along with each doublespread animal illustration are briefly worded facts. In addition, there are small silhouettes of...
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Children’s Book News: May 2016

Every January the American Library Association announces award-winning children’s books for the previous year in various categories. I will highlight a few of the 2016 award books in this edition and continue with this focus in a further edition. THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL AWARD – Given to the author and illustrator of the most distinguished book for...
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