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New Picture Books 3/21/08

Hip Hip Hooray! We received new picture books today! Take a look!

A Day With No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch
A little girl discovers all sorts of artistic possibilities when she has to go a day without crayons



Truck Driver Tom by Monica Wellington
The driver of a tractor-trailer picks up a load of fresh fruits and vegetables, then drives through the countryside. Truck Driver Tom continues past small towns, and into the big city, passing farms, construction sites, and many other vehicles, then delivers the produce and relaxes with other drivers.


New Picture Books 2/7/08

The Youth Services Department loves getting new books and we also love sharing them with you! Here's a few, just for you!

For Me? by Harmen Van Straaten
When friends Duck, Toad, and Otter each receive an envelope containing nothing but a rose and a sheet of paper with a heart drawn on it they are first puzzled, then jealous, as they try to find out who sent the mysterious gifts and why.

New Easy Readers 10/4/07

Do you have a child who is just learning to read? Do you have a child who is a good reader, but not yet ready for those big chapter books? Try some of these titles located in our Easy Reader collection.

Eight Enormous Elephants by Penny Dolan
A boy asks to keep the mouse who made eight enormous elephants clean up after themselves after they rampaged through the house.

Max and Mo

New Picture Books 10/4/07

Hi Kids -
It's that time again! The Youth Services Department has tons of new picture books. Miss Jamie is so excited about all our new books that she couldn't wait to share a few with you.

Skateboard Mom by Barbara Odanaka
An eight-year-old boy gets a skateboard for his birthday, but when his mom tries it out, she has so much fun that she won't give it back.

Digby Takes Charge by Caroline Jane Church

School Picture Books 8/10/07

Hey teachers, parents and kids, the beginning of the school year is right around the corner and the Youth Services Department has a HUGE display of school related picture books to share with you. Here's a sneak peek at a few of our new school picture books.

The Bus Stop by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Kindergartners gather for their exciting first ride on the school bus.

How Do Dinosaurs Go To School by Jane Yolen

New Picture Books 6/28/07

Miss Jamie has some funtastic new picture books to share with you. Our summer reading program is now in full swing, so stop on by and check out one of these titles for your summer reading log.

Goat and Donkey in the Great Outdoors by Simon Puttock
Goat decides to take a vacation in the great outdoors, but he can't decide where to go. With the help of Donkey he picks a wonderful vacation spot.

Amelia Bedelia 5/23/07

On Thursday May 10th, Storyteller and myself had the opportunity to meet Herman Parish. Herman Parish is the current author of the infamous Amelia Bedelia books. The orginal author, Peggy Parish, passed away in 1988 and her newphew Herman had big shoes to fill.

Amelia Bedelia is one of my absolute favorite characters in children's literature. Amelia Bedelia is a maid that does EXACTLY what you ask her to do. For example, if you take her camping and ask her to pitch the tent, she will pick up the tent and actually pitch it across the lawn. If you tell Amelia Bedelia to go jump in a lake...Guess what....she will run and jump into the lake.

More new picture books 4/04/07

Spring heralds the arrival of many new fabulous picture books in the Youth Services Department. We have received loads of new picture books and as much as I would love to share a little sneak peek of each one with you, unfortunately I do not have the time nor the space...so I thought I would share a few of my new favorites with you.

Ten Naughty Little Monkeys by Suzanne Williams

New Picture Books 3/6/07

The Youth Services Department recently received a variety of new picture books and we would like to share a few.

COWLICK! by Christin Ditchfield
This is a must read for anyone who has that one clump of hair that just won't lay down. It tells the story of how two little boys get cowlicks in their hair as they sleep.

NOT A BOX by Antoinette Portis
This title is a 2007 Geisel Award Honor Book.

The Winners Are...1/22/07

The American Library Association announced the 2007 winners for children's literature today.


Newbery Medal
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron

Newbery Honor Books
Penny From Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
Rules by Cynthia Lord

Caldecott Medal
Flotsam illustrated by David Wiesner