Staff Picks

Featuring "Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph"

Published on Thursday, July 24, 2014


"Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph" by Jack GantosCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, July 28 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos is the featured piece.

When Rotten Ralph, the cat, fails to win a spot on a baseball team with his friend Sarah, he becomes the "cat boy" instead, still dreaming of proving himself the superstar he imagines himself to be.
 
Rotten Ralph stories provide fun reading experiences in manageable texts.
 
Here are five more Rotten Ralph early readers to enjoy.  

Curl up, get cozy, and read!


Rotten Ralph Helps Out
By Jack Gantos
JUV E GANTOS (EASY READER)
 
When Sarah's cat Rotten Ralph tries to help her create a school project based on ancient Egypt, he is more of a hindrance than a help.
 
Rotten Ralph Helps Out available in CD Kit
 
"Rotten Ralph Helps Out" by Jack Gantos
Rotten Ralph's Rotten Family
By Jack Gantos
JUV E GANTOS (EASY READER)
 
Ralph takes a swing through his family tree to find out why he's so rotten.
 
"Rotten Ralph's Rotten Family" by Jack Gantos
Best in Show for Rotten Ralph
By Jack Gantos
JUV E GANTOS (EASY READER)
 
Hoping to beat his cousin Percy in the cat show, Ralph allows Sarah to help him spruce up his image and get in shape.
 
"Best in Show for Rotten Ralph" by Jack Gantos
Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten
By Jack Gantos
JUV E GANTOS (EASY READER)
 
Rotten Ralph comes to appreciate Sarah's healthy cat food after he gets sick from eating out of trash cans.
 
Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten available in CD Kit
 
"Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten" by Jack Gantos
Practice Makes Perfect for Rotten Ralph
By Jack Gantos
JUV E GANTOS (EASY READER)
 
When he goes to a carnival with Sarah and his cousin Percy, Rotten Ralph learns that winning is not everything.
 
"Practice Makes Perfect for Rotten Ralph" by Jack Gantos


Spotlight on Author/Illustrator

Published on Thursday, July 24, 2014


Photo of Author/Illustrator Alison Murray
Alison Murray
rocks!

Our upcoming Saturday Family Story Time at 2 p.m. is dedicated to the stories written and drawn by Alison Murray.  

Here are three Alison Murray stories to share with your child.

Take a Mental Trip to the Beach

Published on Friday, July 18, 2014

If you don't have time to get to the beach, let these books transport you there without ever leaving the city.


Featuring "The Mightiest"

Published on Friday, July 18, 2014


"The Mightiest" by Keiko KaszaCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, July 21 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

Math Nonfiction: Beyond 1,2,3

Published on Friday, July 18, 2014

Welcome to the Northeast Neighborhood Library blog series, Your Friday Five!  Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. In honor of Summer Reading Fizz, Boom, Read, let's take a look at where to find great math nonfiction. Math concepts for kids can be found in lots of different sections in the library. The list below offers five Dewey call numbers (need a Dewey refresher?) to browse in the kids' nonfiction section with an example from each.

The highly anticipated finale in the 'All Souls Trilogy'

Published on Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Book of Life book coverAfter waiting so long for the conclusion of this series, this book immediately starts out where the second title left off. We come into the story having left Diana and Matthew discovering themselves and their relationship through time. It's broad reaching implications follow them seamlessly into this last installment.  Diana is quickly discovering her power, and Matthew is slowly coming to terms with the implications of his blood rage and place in the de Clermont family hierarchy. Back is the intensity of detail that readers love in the first two books. The dialog is well orchestrated and each character has an amazingly strong voice.

Featuring "Rosie Revere, Engineer"

Published on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Rosie Revere, EngineerGet ready to Fizz, Boom, Read on Monday July 14 at 4 p.m. during Reader's Theatre in the Children's Room on the second floor of the library.

Featuring "Hansel and Gretel"

Published on Friday, July 4, 2014


"Hansel and Gretel" by MarshallCalling all readers!

Please join us in the children's room on Monday, July 7 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.

Spotlight on Author/Illustrator

Published on Thursday, July 3, 2014


Photo of Author/Illustrator Anthony Browne
Anthony Browne
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Our upcoming Saturday Family Story Time at 2 p.m. is dedicated to stories written and drawn by Anthony Browne.  

Here are five Anthony Browne stories to share with your child.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!



Cook Up A Storm This Summer

Published on Friday, June 27, 2014

Welcome to the Northeast Library blog series, Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are celebrating creative and cultural cuisine with cookbooks! 
As summer approaches and school lets out, it's time to think about beaches and barbecue. Take a look at these cookbooks to find your inspiration for delicious eats this summer and all year round!


New Books for Kids

Published on Friday, June 20, 2014

Welcome to the Northeast Neighborhood Library blog series, Your Friday Five!  Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This week we are featuring some of the great NEW books related to Summer Reading that we have to share at the library.  


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