Saturday, September 29, 2012

New Books

Here's a look at the children's new book shelf today.

If you've been waiting for Ninjago books or the the latest Magic Tree House, Heroes of Olympus, or Captain Underpants, or Amulet books, they are here now.  Click on the links to see if they are available or to reserve them.

Check our catalog for a list of more new books.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Michigan Reads!

Each year, the Library of Michigan selects a picture book by a Michigan author for the Michigan Reads program.  This "one state, one children's book" reinforces the importance of reading to young children and encourages adults to read the selected book to children throughout September and October. 

This year's selection is Moose on the Loose by Kathy-Jo Wargin.  We'll read about the adventures one child has when a moose visits his house.  What would you do if you had a moose on the loose at your house?

We'll read Moose on the Loose, hear related stories, and create craft projects this week at the library during Storytime for preschoolers on Wednesday afternoon and evening and during  Book Buddies for kindergarteners through second graders on Thursday afternoon.  See the links for details or to register for either program.  We hope to see you there for fun with a moose on the loose!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Dork Diaries Readalikes

Have you read all of the Dork Diaries?  Are you looking for something else to read?  Try some of these:

Amelia series by Marissa Moss

Boys are Dogs by Leslie Margolis

Dear Dumb Diary series by Jim Benton

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

How I Survived Middle School by Nancy Krulik

Middle School is Worse than Meatloaf by Jennifer Holm