Children

Poison is not polite

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Robin Stevens
Poison is not polite

This is a sequel to Murder is Bad Manners

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong part of the Wells and Wong Detective Society have another murder to solve. This time it is at Daisy sprawling countryside estate in England.  The cast of characters in this mystery have quite the flair for high drama. It’s a fast paced mystery which keeps you guessing whodunit. Enjoyable for readers young and old. 

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Kate D., Youth Services

J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World Movie Magic

Monday, November 14, 2016
Jody Revenson
J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World Movie Magic

Volume 1: Extraordinary People and Fascinating Places

 

Are you a Potterhead of the first order? Did you come to our library’s Harry Potter Day this past Saturday, November 12, 2016? Are you ready to see more of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World in the upcoming new film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, opening this Friday? Then this book is for you!

In it, you'll get brief, fun look at the production of the movies Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the Harry Potter films full of tidbits about set design, costume design, art design, and other behind-the-scenes info with lots of full-color photos and illustrations. A quick read recommended for fans of the Harry Potter films and his magical world.

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Brandi T., Reference

National Geographic Kids: Everything Robotics

Friday, May 13, 2016
Jennifer Swanson
National Geographic Kids: Everything Robotics

All the Robotic Photos, Facts, and Fun!

 

Who doesn't love robots?! Take a tech trip with this highly engaging and interactive book. Readers of all ages will get excited about the fascinating science behind these bots and let their imagination soar!

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Kate D., Youth Services

Crazy Horse: Sioux War Chief

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Peter Guttmacher
Crazy Horse: Sioux War Chief

Since I am going to South Dakota next August, I wanted to study some history of the region. This is a youth book but certainly not a little kids' book. I learned so much about the issues between the Indian tribes and the soldiers who were there to protect the settlers. The life of Crazy Horse is fascinating as is the description of the tribes' way of life. I plan to see the giant sculpture of Crazy Horse in South Dakota which was begun years ago and is still being worked on. This book is something we should all read since we missed this information in our high school history classes.

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Sue N., Youth Services

Truck Tunes (DVD)

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Twenty Trucks
Truck Tunes (DVD)

If you know a child that loves trucks, he/she will love this DVD! The DVD features ten different trucks (bulldozer, grader, impact hammer, front-end loader, forklift, etc.); each truck has its own song that includes facts about that truck and shows corresponding video of that truck doing its job and working on a job site. Each song sounds different so you don't feel like you're listening to the same tune throughout the DVD. While you can find individual Twenty Trucks videos on YouTube, I appreciate the DVD for car trips and for the longer duration.

 

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Janice H., Youth Services

Mary Jemison: Native American Captive

Friday, March 18, 2016
E. F. Abbott
Mary Jemison: Native American Captive

At age 15 Mary Jemison was captured in Pennsylvania by the Shawnee Indians during the French and Indian War. Her whole family was killed. After treking across the country with the Shawnee, she was traded to the Seneca tribe and taken in by two kind sisters. She eventually married and had a child with a chief.

The book shows the good side of the Indians'  life of that time when most books give only the savage side of them. I hurried to finish the book to see if Mary was ever able to get back home to the white community but I won't spoil the ending. A very interesting book.

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Sue N., Youth Services

The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Margaret McNamara and Mark Fearing
The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot

“Little Alien! Little Alien!” bleeped the Robot.” PULL over! PULL OVER!”

“Not by the wheels of my trusty space rover!” cried Bork bravely (the first little alien).

“Then I’ll crack and smack and whack your house down!” meeped the Robot.

A science fiction spin on the classic Three Little Pigs tale. What a clever idea. The book was packed with action, humor, space exploration, courage, and a touch of science. Step aside The Martian.  This book will surely captivate and be enjoyed by children even with the Big Bad Robot.

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Kate D., Youth Services

Trapped Behind Nazi Lines: The Story of the U.S. Army Air Force 807th Medical Evacuation Squadron

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Peter Braun
Trapped Behind Nazi Lines

This is a fascinating story of an incident during World War II. A group of  men and women, Army Air Force medical workers whose work was to care for wounded soldiers, were on a mission when their plane crashed in Albania.

For 6 months they evaded the German troops, climbed mountains, trudged through waist deep snow, and stayed with partisan families in a lot of small towns. They suffered cold and hunger and fear but did finally get to the coast and on a boat going to Italy. Some great photos and illustrations add to the interesting parts of the book. I strongly recommend it.

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Sue N., Youth Services

Hoot

Monday, February 15, 2016
Carl Hiaasen
Hoot

I read this book (and then saw the movie) about miniature burrowing owls. Cousins had showed them to me in their Florida neighborhood. They are so cute.

In the book, middle school children help a new boy try to save the endangered animals from the construction of a new Pancake House. It’s a hoot, er, hit for middle school kids.

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Sue N., Youth Services

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie the Pooh

Monday, November 16, 2015
Lindsay Mattick
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie the Pooh

We all know Winnie the Pooh. However, not many of us know “Winnie” the beloved real bear of Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian going off to war in 1914. Harry Colebourn’s great -granddaughter is sharing the story of Winnie the bear with her son Cole before going to bed.  Beautifully written and illustrated with a family album shared at the end of the book. Loved it! It will touch your heart and soul.  Check our Catalog

Kate D., Youth Services

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