share with you the results of an informal look at what you all have been reading this summer. We conducted a contest and the entries were labeled RATE YOUR BOOK. We received nearly 300 entries and the winners received one of three beautiful handmade pinatas made and donated to the library by Julio Gonzalez.
all kids ages 9 - 12 to come to a special BOOKS FOR LUNCH BUNCH on Tuesday, July 28th from 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Bring your own lunch and we'll provide the beverage and dessert. Bring a favorite book you've read and we'll munch and talk books, movies and more. Register online at:
a really good horse book . Do you like horses? There is a new series called The Breyer Horse Collection that is just out. Does anybody collect Breyer horses? I love them and now we have a series of books about all the different breeds. The first in the series is WILD BLUE: THE STORY OF A MUSTANG APPALOOSA by Annie Wedekind.
lots of fun READING really good stuff! I hope you will join our Summer Reading Club (read all about it on Kidspace on our website). Our theme is PORTER'S BIRTHDAY BASH celebrating our library's 125th birthday! You can click on the following to access the library timeline.
just for the guys. Jon Scieszka, famous author of THE STINKY CHEESE MAN AND OTHER FAIRLY STUPID TALES, among others, has written a hilarious autobiography called KNUCKLEHEAD, FEATURING: JON SCIESZKA. It's a combination of "tall tales and mostly true stories about growing up Scieszka".
.... a sad goodbye to Poppy and Dimwood Forest. WordWeaver read an article in “Children’s Advance Magazine published by Ingram, May/June 2009 about the last book in the very popular Poppy series by Avi.
GRAN, YOUâ€™VE GOT MAIL by Jo Hoestlandt is a delightful exchange of letters between a girl and her great grandmother that covers generational differences as well as similarities. Ages 9 â€“11
There are lots of movies coming out in 2009. Just a few of them include: INKHEART on Jan. 23rd based on the book by Cornelia Funke; CORALINE which is based on the book by Nick Gaiman, Feb. 6 (3D); HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE based on the book by J.K.Rowling will be out on July 17. Other book based movies include: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS (book by Judi Barrett); WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (book by Maurice Sendak); A CHRISTMAS CAROL with Jim Carrey (book by Charles Dickens); and FANTASTIC MR. FOX (book by Roald Dahl). Where would those Hollywood producers be without the wondeful writers who have produced these classic books?