Staff Picks

Published on Monday, March 18, 2013

We have a couple of new series for kids in our paperback collection.

Cover image of Cupcake Diaries number 1The Cupcake Diaries

The Cupcake Diaries by Coco Simon follows the adventures of middle-schoolers, Katie, Mia, Emma and Alexis as they navigate new friendships, school dances, popular girls, boys and cupcakes.

Chapter Books Starring Ducks and Chickens

Published on Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring into spring with these fun early elementary chapter books featuring chickens and ducks! Click a title to see its availability. Stop by the library to borrow it,  or place a hold from home and pick it up on your next visit!


Published on Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring brings to mind eggs and chickens, bunnies and chocolate, and green and yellow baskets.

Here are a few of my favorite egg books:

'Chickadee'

Published on Thursday, March 14, 2013

Chickadee BookTransport yourself into a different time and place in Louise Erdrich’s latest novel, Chickadee. A continuation of the Birchbark House series, which follows an Ojibwe family’s life in 19th-century Minnesota. Fear not if you have not read the previous books, the story gives you enough background and details to be read on its own.

Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

bookcoverIn Splintered by A. G. Howard, Alyssa must travel back to Wonderland in order to right all the wrongs that her great-great-great-grandmother, Alice, created while traveling down the rabbit hole.

The thrilling sequel in the Wildwood Series

Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cover Art "Under Wildwood"When we left Prue and Curtis at the end of Wildwood, we couldn't help but feel their story wasn't over. Curtis had chosen to stay behind with his fellow bandits, and Prue had heroically returned from Wildwood with her baby brother. However, while this may have seemed like a happily ever after, all was not well in Wildwood or The Outside.  Prue remains restless, and can't seem to quiet her new gift of communicating with plants -- a talent that proves to be quite distracting at school.

Resources from the library can help

Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2013
passiveHidden anger that comes out indirectly-through inappropriate, unproductive action or even inaction-can undermine relationships with friends, family and colleagues at work.  This book examines how this kind of anger, called passive aggression, can undermine sufferers and their relationships and make life generally miserable.

'Artemis Fowl' by Eoin Colfer

Published on Friday, March 8, 2013

Artemis FowlIf St. Patrick's Day inspires you to get into the Irish spirit, try the adventurous Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.

Artemis is a criminal mastermind, evil genius, and yet only a 12-year-old Irish boy. He attempts to regain his family's fortune in this fast paced thriller.

His plan? Kidnap a fairy of course and hold out for the handsome ransom of fairy gold. Artemis has got his work cut out for himself, however. The fairy world has just as much high technology weaponry and covert mission experience to rival any super power in the mortal world. Plus, fairies have magic. 

Seven seasonal stories to share with your child

Published on Friday, March 8, 2013

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Leprechauns Never Lie 
By Lorna Balian
JUV E BALIAN
Gram is ailing and Ninny Nanny, too lazy to care for their simple needs, says she will catch a leprechaun to discover his hidden gold.
Book cover "Leprechauns never Lie"

Published on Friday, March 8, 2013

56 UpIf you have never viewed Michael Apted's monumental Up documentaries, now is the time to do it.

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