Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, December 27, 2013

Junive B Jones cover imageOne patron, who asked that we not use her name, likes the Junie B. Jones books. The first Junie B. Jones book was Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, by Barbara Park, illustrated by Denise Brunkus. This patron enjoys the Junie B. Jones books because they are cool to read when you are on long car trips.

Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Charlie and the chocolate factory cover imageSoloman says that he particularly enjoys Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryHe says he enjoys it because every character is funny and he (Charlie) is smart.

Published on Friday, December 20, 2013

Our friend Namya had two favorite books to share with us.

judy moody cover imageFirst, she likes Judy Moody by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter Reynolds. She likes this book because Judy is grown.

Description: "Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage."

Judy Moody is available at several DC Public Libraries.

Published on Friday, December 13, 2013

drama cover imageJessica says her favorite book is Drama, a graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier. Jessica likes this book because it is about drama and she loves to act and be in plays.

Drama's description: "Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going."

Published on Friday, December 6, 2013

hunger games cover imageSantasia says her favorite book is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. She likes this book because it's exciting and interesting and full of characters.

Round-table discussion on the D.C. Jail system

Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2013

This town hall on mass incarceration in D.C., held on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in the large room, stems from a recent report by the ACLU & Washington Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. The findings are incredible, including: 

Published on Monday, December 2, 2013

in a dark dark room cover imageOur friend Nia's favorite book is In a Dark, Dark Room, and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz. Nia likes this book because it's funny.

Description: "Seven scary stories to tell at night in front of a fire or in the dark, based on traditional stories and folktales from various countries."

Published on Friday, November 29, 2013

Chess Players Bible cover imageAaron told us about another of his favorite books, The Chess Player's Bible, by James Eade. Aaron likes this book for three major reasons.

1. It has information for both beginners and intermediate skilled players.

2. It has well-defined chapters, starting with pieces and movement, and progressing to strategies, openings, rules and techniques.