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  • Books to Warm your Heart

    February is full of holidays and special events, and we have books for every occasion. Here are some heart-warming books for that chilly mid-winter holiday, Valentine's Day ( February 14) and a bonus book for Black History Month. Dog meets Cat (and falls in love). They don't speak the same language...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by mrsweasley@evpl on 02-01-2010
  • New Jim Arnosky Book

    Jim Arnosky, naturalist and artist, shows how familiar he is with the oceans, and particularly the Florida Keys, in this quick, suspenseful read for the 4th-6th grade crowd. The title is The Pirates of Crocodile Swamp. Jack and Sandy escape from a bad home enviroment and end up bayside off Key Largo...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by bookmarkbeck@evpl on 04-09-2009
  • Say That Fast Three Times!

    Jon Agee has a new book called Orangutan Tongs , and the subtitle is a perfect description -- Poems to Tangle Your Tongue. I found myself wanting to read them out loud. Here's the beginning of a real tongue twister: A three-toed tree toad tried to tie/ A two-toed tree toad's shoe. / But tying...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 04-08-2009
  • We Are the Ship

    Three cheers for We Are the Ship ! I wrote about this book earlier, and said I thought it might be a good candidate for the Caldecott Award. It didn't win that, but it did win the Sibert Award, for the most distinguished informational children's book of the year, along with the Coretta Scott...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 02-25-2009
  • Ghosts of the Past (and Present)

    Have you ever been haunted by a book? I was haunted by a book I couldn’t remember. My mother told me that when I was about three years old, I had a favorite book, one I checked out over and over again. I had absolutely no recollection of that book, and I wondered—what kind of book captured...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by mrsweasley@evpl on 02-13-2009
  • Former Newbery Award Winner Coming Here!

    I love to hear authors speak about their books. This March, Patricia MacLachlan is coming to Central Library as part of the Evansville Area Reading Council Young Authors Program. She is the 1986 Newbery Award winner (best American children's novel as selected by American Library Association) for...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 01-15-2009
  • "Where has Tillie laid her egg?"

    Tillie Lay an Egg by Terry Golson is a delightful book about a hen who likes to do things a little differently than the other hens. Wait her turn to lay an egg? Bah! Tillie has more important things to discover. You can discover them too as you read this story and look for the eggs Tillie has laid in...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by bookchick@evpl on 01-05-2009
  • Do You have a Famous Relative?

    Every family has a relative who is their claim to fame. Mine is Branch Rickey, the man who hired Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in major league baseball. Now Kadir Nelson has written and illustrated We Are The Ship; The Story of Negro League Baseball , and he's even included...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 12-22-2008
  • What does it mean to be poor?

    People are talking about tough times economically, and many fear it will get worse. For an idea of what it really means to be poor, try reading Ruth White's Little Audrey. White writes in the forward that the story of four little girls and their parents living in a West Virginia coal mining camp...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by mrsweasley@evpl on 11-29-2008
  • Honey Cake

    Every year, David's mother bakes a honey cake for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year celebration. Eating honey cake symbolizes the hope that the new year will be sweet. David's sister Rachel expresses the opinion of all Denmark in 1943: "A sweet year would be a year without Nazis."...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by mrsweasley@evpl on 11-21-2008
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