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Read It Make It - Introducing a new way to experience your favorite children's book. Read It Make It suggests a book and a related children's craft or activity.

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STEAM - all about Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math.

Truth Doesn't Have a Side

A few years ago, a fascinating film hit theaters, called Concussion.  It told the story of a Nigerian doctor, Bennett Omalu, who discovered the debilitating brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), which is caused by repeated trauma to the head.  Most commonly found in athletes in high contact sports, such as football, boxing, rugby, and ice hockey, this terrible condition causes mood swings, sudden violent behavior, forgetfulness, and eventually death.  There is no known cure.

Crazy Hair

crazy hairCrazy Hair Day written and illustrated by Barney Saltzberg is a heartwarming story of Stanley, a young hamster, who confused picture day with crazy hair day.

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

MouseIf You Give a Mouse a Cookie written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond has sold over a million copies. This story is a huge hit with young children and can bring back fond memories for adults. Numeroff and Bond have written several entertaining books following If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. If You Give a Moose a Muffin, If You Give a Pig a Pancake and If You Give a Dog a Donut are all written in a similar format that children love.

Death Note Comes to Netflix

As you might have guessed from my last blog post, I'm a huge fan of anime and manga.  And so are a lot of my friends.  It comes as no surprise, then, that I would be hearing a lot about the new live-action film adaptation of the Japanese series Death Note.  In fact, it's been all over my Facebook feed.  As with any adaptation, of course, there is bound to be some debate about whether or not this is worth watching.  While I'm spare you the details, generally reviews have been mixed, and as a huge fan of the series, myself, I'm not sure whether I should watch or not.  But, dear reader, you can rest assured that the original Death Note series comes with only the highest recommendations from me!

 

Back To School

school busIt is back to school time.  The kids are organizing their school supplies.  Parents are just trying to get organized.  It is an exciting time of year.  Take a break and read Monsters Love School written and illustrated by Mike Austin.  

The Dry by Jane Harper

Well we’re on a roll with debut authors this summer with another outstanding mystery/suspense selection set in the land Down Under.  “Immerse” yourself in another summer drought story (see

Remembering Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell, known for country-pop crossover hits such as "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Guess I'm Dumb", passed away Tuesday, August 8.

Total Eclipse of the Heartland

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Exciting programs in STEAM this August, including the return of a favorite class, as well as an astronomical astronomical event!