My Weird School Fast Facts Sports

What does Tug-of-war, pigeon shooting and club swinging have in common? They were once an Olympic sport! I’m not kidding, it’s true! In Dan Gutman’s My Weird School Fast Facts: Sports,  My Weird School’s  A.J. and Andrea will introduce you to hundreds of fascinating facts about: baseball, soccer, hockey, golf and other sports. For example in Ancient Rome and Greece,… Read more »

Save Me a Seat


Joe and Ravi are nothing alike, or so it seems. Each boy from a different world with different challenges, but in the course of one week … everything changes. Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan have co-authored a new novel, Save Me a Seat, Joe and Ravi are two unlikely boys that initially are dealing with their own issues. Joe is… Read more »

Welcome to Ralph’s World!


Singing, dancing, and movement for the whole family! Saturday, Sept. 10, 10am Ralph’s World is the mega-fun musical planet where kids rock rock rock and dance dance dance to their own (and their parents’!) delight! Join WNPL this Saturday, September 10 at 10am to get your whole family’s toes a-tappin’ with Ralph Covert, children’s book author and Grammy-nominated children’s songwriter. Register… Read more »

Breaking Cat News


Extra! Extra! Here’s what is happening in the cats’ world! Cartoonist Georgia Dunn brings you Breaking Cat News:Cats Reporting on the News that Matters to Cats! You’ll get the inside scoop on cats’ feelings towards boxes, food, midnight runs and yes, those mysterious glowing red dots. You will get more insight on why they have a lack of love for… Read more »

Mission Mumbai


Dylan Moore, is in for the adventure of his life! In Mahtab Narsiman’s Mission Mumbai, Dylan is excited to join his best friend Rohit on a trip with his family to India. Not only is a chance for him to escape his constantly fighting parents, but for a young photographer it’s a dream come true. Rohit isn’t nearly as enthusiastic… Read more »

We Will Not Be Silent


We Will Not Be Silent: the White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler by Russell Freedman   Freedman, the author of many award-winning children’s books, turns his attention to Austrian-born Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie. Although they joined the Hitler Youth as young children, they turned against the Nazi regime and formed the White Rose, a group that… Read more »

Holocaust Remembrance Day is May 5

Somewhere There is Still a Sun  by Michael Gruenbaum When the Nazis invade Czechoslovakia in 1941, twelve-year-old Michael and his family are deported from Prague to the Terezin concentration camp, where his mother’s will and ingenuity keep them from being transported to Auschwitz and certain death.       Adam and Thomas by Aharon Appelfeld Adam and Thomas, two nine-year-old… Read more »