This Harriet Tubman picture book is very inviting, with its hardback covers and colorful illustrations. It is a thin book containing only 24 pages, and it is an excellent read for second and third graders. Of course, it covers the adventures in Harriet's life, and several history facts about the underground railroad. The book includes Harriet Tubman's timeline, a glossary, the list of books in the Biographies series, website links and other resources.
William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library
Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2011
When you hear the name Joe DiMaggio, you think of baseball and then Marilyn Monroe. Joe married Marilyn, a beautiful young woman, in her time of fame and fortune. The story of Marilyn is another book for someone to write, but this story is a very exciting picture book about the lives of Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. This is a good book to get young children interested in baseball. The author, Phil Bildner, is a diehard Mets fan, who shares some fun facts and baseball statistics that will knock your socks off.
Published on Saturday, July 23, 2011
In her new book, Dana Meachen Rau tells us that fireworks started about a thousand years ago with the Chinese people. The plan was to make medicine, but instead gunpowder and fireworks were developed. They mixed different chemicals and discovered that one mixture flamed, smoked and made a loud noise when lit with fire. It became known as gunpowder. Flaming arrows, fireballs and bullets followed the invention of gunpowder. The Chinese made rockets with gunpowder that shot into the sky and exploded with showers of sparks. This was the beginning of early fireworks, and the colors were only yellow and orange.
Published on Monday, July 18, 2011
Come and enjoy our summer reading program. All children can register in the library, and receive gifts and prizes for every 30 minutes of reading time. Read for seven hours to complete the program. Continue to participate and receive more prizes and give-aways.
The Summer Reading Program Schedule
American Sign Language Story Time
Kami and the Yaks by Andrea Steen Styer
Tuesday, July 26, 1 p.m., ages 5-12
Make your own Superhero-Comic Book Character Drawing Workshop
with Maryanne Pollock
Thursday, August 11, 2 p.m., ages 6-12
--Deborah P. Turner, Children's Librarian
Published on Thursday, July 14, 2011
The Washington Highlands' High Noon Book Club is on vacation until September.
The title selected for September is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. The book is about how doctors took Lacks' cancerous cells without asking. Her cells lived on in the laboratory, and launched a medical revolution and a multimillion-dollar industry. More than 20 years later, her children found out. Skloot weaves Lacks' and her children's tales together.
Published on Saturday, June 25, 2011
July 7: XXX
Charismatic extreme sports competitor Zander Cage aka Triple X, is recruited by a government agent (Jackson) to infiltrate a Russian crime ring. This high-octane thriller sends him on a dangerous covert mission where he must use all of his death-defying skills to succeed where other agents have failed. Fasten your seatbelts!
July 14: Defiance
Published on Friday, June 17, 2011
The Theme for 2011 is "You Are Here."
Get ready for summer reading fun. The online registration has begun, so sign up today.
The focus this year is not on whether the program is completed, but the steps that a teen is taking to get there; participate in fun activities.
Come to our entertaining programs Thursday, July 28, at 4:30 p.m., and read for the fun of it all summer long.
Read books and win prizes. To win prizes, enter books you’ve read online.
Published on Thursday, May 19, 2011
This book has a striking title with a handsome picture of a young black man named Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George, on the front cover. Before There Was Mozart was written by a husband and wife team, Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome. They used beautiful oil paintings as illustrations which complements the era and setting of the story.
Published on Thursday, May 19, 2011
Spring Is Here by Will Hillenbrand is a nice bright springy book that will attract young readers. Of course the pages are very colorful with pictures and short reading sentences. The story line is great: Mole is excited about spring coming in. He spends his time trying to wake up Bear to celebrate the spring season. But, Bear will not wake up, and so Mole does some things to get Bear up.