Buckle up, you’re about to take a groovy journey in American music history. Long before rap and hip hop music, there was soul music… there was Motown. Author Andrea Davis Pinkney will take you on the most musical ride of your life in Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound. This is the story of Berry Gordy, a… Read more »
Pink Is For Blobfish: Discovering the World’s Perfectly Pink Animals by Jess Keating The zoologist author of How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied presents an introduction to some of the world’s pink-colored creatures, from monster slugs and ultra-intelligent dolphins to naked mole rats and bloated blobfish. Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-Lights by W.H…. Read more »
April 12 is the 100th birthday of author Beverly Cleary. Did you know she was a former librarian?Read 12 Charming Tidbits About Beverly Cleary here!
Jane Goodall turns 82 on April 3! Find out more about her work with chimpanzees in these books. If you want to wish her a Happy Birthday, click here! Untamed: the Wild Life of Jane Goodall by Anita Silvey The Chimpanzee Children of Gombe : 50 years with Jane Goodall at Gombe National Park… Read more »
Check out our display of women who have made a difference! Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz 26 American women from the 18th through 21st centuries, who have made-or are still making–history as artists, writers, teachers, lawyers, or athletes, are profiled in this book. The women come from a variety of economic and ethnic backgrounds and many had to… Read more »
The third marathon in Olympic was like no other! In Meghan McCarthy’s The Wildest Race Ever: The Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon, you’ll learn about the craziest race in history. One runner got lost. Another runner tried to cheat. Some were accidentally poisoned. Others choked on a lot of dust. The winner was a brave soul. Despite being poisoned, dehydrated and thoroughly tired,… Read more »
Do you know Mother Goose? The REAL Mother Goose? In Chris Colfer’s The Mother Goose Diaries, you learn all about the infamous Mother Goose in her own words. You’ll read about her adventurous past and her encounters with such historical celebrities as Marie Antoinette, Joan of Arc, Napoleon, Henry the Eighth, Leonardo daVinci and others. How did she get her… Read more »
A new book by Kate DiCamillo! Place a hold here!
The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. Here are the winners for 2016. Winner for Younger Readers – Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed by Leslea Newman, ill by Amy June Bates Enjoying life in a noisy city where everything he hears is music, composer Moshe… Read more »
As you probably already know, February is Black History Month. Check out the display by the Youth Services desk for a variety of great books about Black history! Plus, kids can test their knowledge with weekly quizzes about prominent Black Americans for the chance to win a cool prize. There were lots of great books published in 2015 by that featured… Read more »