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Frogs, Frogs Everywhere

Kids love frogs and this is the perfect time of the year to see frogs outside.  An entertaining story about a frog is Frog on a Log written by Kes Gray and illustrated by Jim Field.  Frog on a Log is an educational read for both pre-schoolers and kindergarteners.  The rhyming will catch your child's attention and keep him interested throughout the entire book.

Back To School

School is starting soon and we will be saying "Good Bye" the relaxing days of summer.  If the kids are looking for an activity to finish out the summer read Wow! School! by Robert Neubecker and follow it up with a fun back to school craft.

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It's Shark Week!

It is Shark Week! Shark Week has been celebrated since 1988 and there are many fans of Shark Week.  Don't forget to celebrate Shark Week by reading some books about sharks.  Clark the Shark written by Bruce Hale and illustrated by Guy Francis is the first of many juvenile fiction picture books by Bruce Hale about Clark the Shark.

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WPPL is having a Film Festival!!

If you like film festivals and watching foreign films, get out of the August heat and join us for the

WPPL Around The World Film Festival

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

cover of Brain on Fire by Susannah CahalanWhen successful reporter Susannah Cahalan starts exhibiting mood swings, anxiety, and paranoia, she becomes convinced that she's probably bipolar. When the seizures start, doctors tell her she's going through alcohol withdrawal (even though she's not a heavy drinker). And when she's finally admitted to the hospital, doctors have no idea what to make of her condition, which has left her swinging to extremes, from highly paranoid and a flight risk, to dulled and almost catatonic.

Read It Make It

Summer is here!  We have celebrated the 4th of July and are ready to enjoy the best summer has to offer.  We need to remind ourselves and our children to stop and smell the beautiful flowers in the summer.  Summer is a time to spend time outside and with friends and family.  This summer be sure to read Summer Color written by Diana Murray and illustrated by Zoe Persico.

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Noted Sci-fi writer and Cleveland native Harlan Ellison (1934-2018)

The Top of the Volcano: stories by Harlan Ellison coverHarlan Ellison was an American writer, known for his prolific and influential work in New Wave speculative fiction, and for his outspoken, combative personality.

Harlan Ellison was born on May 27, 1934, in Cleveland. Growing up, partly in Painesville, Ohio he was bullied in school, largely for being Jewish. The experience made him feel like an outsider and fueled his anger, which he channeled into his writing. In 1949 and started the Cleveland Science Fiction Club, became a frequent moviegoer and worked as a runner for local mobsters, he told The Plain Dealer.

Foodie Films

In the mood for some food with your movie? Check out these delectable films:

Don't Forget To Wish Dad Happy Father's Day!

Father's Day is June 17th. Make sure to let dad know how you appreciate him. Spend quality time with dad while you read My Dad written by Steve Smallman and Illustrated by Sean Julian. After reading My Dad you can make the following craft.

Where is the Sun?

Children are facinated by the sky and the sun.  How The Sun Got To Coco's House written and illustrated by Bob Graham tracks the movement of the sun over a single day.  The book takes you on a journey over the ocean, onto the beach and into the city.  The final stop for the sun is Coco's window.

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