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Published on Monday, August 12, 2013

The White Princess coverDaughter of the king, sister of the king, niece of the king, and wife of the king.  That is how the mother of the Tudor dynasty has been described. But there is more to her story.

In the latest installment in "The Cousins Wars" series, The White Princess, Philippa Gregory tells the story of Elizabeth of York. 

"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

Published on Saturday, August 10, 2013


Book Cover of Chitty Chitty Bang BangDear LBPH Kids,

"The Princess and the Frog"

Published on Saturday, August 10, 2013

DVD Cover  for the princess and the frog DVDOur August 2013 movie recommendation is "The Princess and the Frog".

Looking for Ghosts, Smoke and Eldritch Horrors That Come in the Night?

Published on Friday, August 9, 2013

Want something a little creepy to give you the shivers while you wait for cooler weather to appear? We have a collection of weird, spooky titles for you to check out.
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Lessons from a Freethinking Dog

Published on Friday, August 9, 2013

cover photo of Merle's DoorThis book is classified 636.7092:"stuff about dogs".  It could easily have been 92: Biography.

This is a book about a person named Merle, a canine, yes, but very much his own person.  Ted Kerasote and he ran into each other while Kerasote was rafting and Merle was busy living - a partly feral dog who lived on what was available: vermin, calves and other herd animals.  Ted and Merle became acquainted, Merle hopped on the raft, and the rest is biography.

Published on Thursday, August 8, 2013

Bookcover of Soldier DogsSoldier Dogs by Maria Goodavage (journalist and author of books in the Dog Lover's Companion series) should appeal to readers of war stories as well as dog lovers, civilians who wonder "what is it really like over there" and also returned veterans.  Dog trainers who favor positive reinforcement methods will especially enjoy seeing the results the military achieves using these gentler techniques (a war or two ago, harsher methods might have been used, but no more).  A dog might get a collar yank, but that's i

Published on Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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Playing Softball While Fundraising

Published on Monday, August 5, 2013

Lost Washington DC coverIn early August 1944, the Library Committee of the Connecticut Avenue Citizens Association held a softball game to raise money for a new library in the Cleveland Park neighborhood.

by Yvonne Wakim Dennis and Maha Addasi

Published on Saturday, August 3, 2013
A Kid's Guide to Arab American History

When I lived in Egypt, I thought that all Arabs spoke the same language, then I moved to Jordan and discovered that the little Arabic I learned in Egypt did not work in Jordan. I had to start the learning process all over again. I also noticed the difference in their cultures. 

Published on Friday, August 2, 2013

TransAtlantic coverColum McCann's latest novel, TransAtlantic, is the story of journeys across the Atlantic Ocean, from North America to Ireland, spanning 150 years. Much like in Let the Great World Spin, McCann uses a common thread--in this case, transatlantic voyages and a family of women-- to tie many unique stories together. 

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