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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

The Dry a novel by Jane HarperWell 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 The Summer that Melted Everything) set in the small town of Kiewarra, where two crimes play out.  One from the past, a young girl drowned in the river, and in the present, a family of three shot dead on their farm.

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!

The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman

The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi WaxmanFollowing on the heels of some very heavy reading, this title was an absolutely delightful read.  Lillian, a recent widow raising two young daughtersin Los Angeles, finds herself at a crossroads between staying mired in grief or moving forward into a new and unexpected future.  Supported and encouraged by her outgoing and flirty sister Rachel, Lillian must come to terms with how she’s handling her husband’s death and its effect on her girls. 

Ruh Roh, The Monsters Are Real!

A (very Scooby-Doo-like) team of teen super-sleuths and a dog reunite to revisit their most famous case, the Sleepy Lake monster.