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  • Who Was the Unhappiest President?

    by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on Friday, September 26 2008, 2:30pm
    All U. S. Presidents have had their troubles, but Steve Sheinkin (yep, the same guy who wrote King George; What Was His Problem? ) writes about two who were President at the same time. When was that? During the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson...
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  • I see London, I see France...

    by HipChick@evpl on Tuesday, September 23 2008, 4:00pm
    I see someone’s…No, that’s wrong! An unsuspecting character finds something interesting. It’s a hat! All of the other animals think so too, except for one. This is a really cute book about unmentionables that will have kids and...
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  • Actual Size by Steve Jenkins

    by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on Monday, August 11 2008, 9:31am
    I hope I'm never eyeball-to-eyeball with a giant squid! But if I want to know what a giant squid's eyeball looks like in its actual size, I can look in Steve Jenkins' book . And now I'm absolutely sure I don't want to do this in real...
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  • How Long Could YOU Keep From Talking?

    by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on Thursday, November 13 2008, 5:12pm
    Dave was normally a pretty noisy 5th-grader. In fact, maybe he was a loudmouth. But after reading about Gandhi, and how for many years he spent one day a week not talking at all, Dave thought it was worth finding out what it would be like to keep silent...
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  • New book additions

    by TeachersPet@evpl on Tuesday, October 14 2008, 5:17pm
    A recently-retired teacher donated to the Educational Materials area several book which you teachers and home educators might find useful. They are for older children (grades 5-8+) and thus are a welcome addition to our collection. These social studies...
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  • Some Neat New Books in the Educational Materials Area

    by TeachersPet@evpl on Friday, February 11 2011, 1:53pm
    We have several in a new series called Travel Through (country): come on a journey of discovery. The subjects we just received are the British Isles, the Caribbean, France, India, Japan, Russia, and Spain. Each title includes a locator map and essential...
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  • Where the Mild Things Are by Maurice Send-up

    by bookchick@evpl on Monday, March 28 2011, 9:55am
    Take the classic book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak turn it around; tell from a wild thing named Mog's position and you have the parody Where the Mild Things Are by Maurice Send-up. I don't know how I missed this particular gem when...
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  • Help Mama Out

    by HipChick@evpl on Wednesday, July 1 2009, 2:45pm
    This chicken family just keeps running out of things. Mama says, " Put it on the list ," but does anyone listen? There are pancakes but no syrup, cookies but no milk and then something terrible happens! I am a major list maker, and if it isn't...
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  • Boys will be boys!

    by HipChick@evpl on Wednesday, March 4 2009, 10:12am
    Reading! There is something hilarious about “unmentionables!” Especially for those little boys! There have been some really creative books lately that will make you change your mind about talking in hushed tones. These books will teach you...
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  • A Sparkling Story

    by kiya@evpl on Saturday, May 2 2009, 12:50pm
    Sharon Draper writes some of the best books for teens, so I was excited to see her new book for younger kids. Sassy: Little Sister is NOT my Name! is about Sassy Simone Sanford, a fourth grader who loves her name. Unfortunately, no one at home calls her...
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  • How to make classical music fun for kids

    by FiddleChick@evpl on Monday, August 25 2008, 2:21pm
    I've noticed not only as a former child musician but now as an adult musician/teacher that getting young children interested in classical music is almost like pulling teeth! Some kids just aren't interested in the classics. So, how do you get...
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  • Recorder Classes Free to the Public

    by FiddleChick@evpl on Thursday, May 14 2009, 7:18pm
    One of the first questions I am often asked when talking about the recorder classes offered at Central Library is, "How much will it cost?" Well, thanks to generous grants from the Boer-Suhrheinrich Foundation, The George Mesker Music Trust...
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  • Books for Boys and Ghouls

    by mrsweasley@evpl on Friday, October 23 2009, 1:50pm
    With just about a week left until Halloween, most of the Halloween books in our Holiday collections have been snapped up and won't reappear until at least the Day of the Dead (Nov. 1). But here's a monstrous secret: many spooky stories are not...
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  • The Bus for Us

    by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on Monday, August 25 2008, 4:31pm
    "Is this the bus for us, Gus?" That's the question Tess asks on every other page of this book, while they wait to go to school. Big brother Gus answers with varying degrees of patience. Meanwhile more kids keep lining up to ride too, and...
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  • The Next Newbery?

    by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on Monday, October 5 2009, 2:30pm
    I've just read a review of When You Reach Me from our EVPL Newsletters. The reviewer fully expects this book to win the next Newbery Award and/or be high on all the best children's books of the year lists. (Click here to read that review.) Rebecca...
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