Staff Rec – Madeline

Google eBooks for Kids

Google eBooks for Kids

Phones are very smart these days with all of their apps, and many people have tablets stashed in their bags — whether they are an iPad, Nook or Kindle Fire.  And if your kids are anything like mine, then they are probably often trying to get you to let them play with your sophisticated gadget.  […]

National Poetry Month

Every year April rolls around, and when we’re finished fooling each other on the first, it’s time to start thinking about National Poetry Month. Poetry abounds in our world whether it’s classically rhymed, a sonnet, or something more modern or post-modern in its feel.  Today, I wondered into the kids’ department and my fellow staff […]

The Duckling Gets A Cookie, and I Want One Too

On Tuesday, the latest Mo Willems’ pigeon book will hit our shelves.  The classic toddler in pigeon form is constantly being told by the reader in his various books, “No,” but in this book, his friend, the duckling, hears “yes”. As you can imagine, this does not go over well with the pigeon. And, of […]

Great Summer Reads Now in Paperback (1)

This week’s newsletter featured books for kids 9 & up that are finally available in paperback.  We’ve told you about these great books in the past, but here’s a refresher: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate By Jacqueline Kelly Intrigued by the different grashoppers inhabiting her backyard, eleven-year-old Callie Vee finds herself suddenly enthralled by the […]


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