It’s the most wonderful time of the year! If you can’t make it to the library this holiday season, or if you just can’t get enough holiday stories and songs, you’ll love this collection we’ve put together for you! Have a holly, jolly holiday season!
Storytime To Go: Thanksgiving
With all of the holidays approaching, it’s such a busy time of year! Although the Youth Services staff would love to see your smiling faces at the library, we understand if it’s difficult to make it in. That’s why we’ve put together this collection of stories and songs for you to enjoy whenever and wherever works for you! We hope you enjoy this Thanksgiving themed storytime! Gobble, gobble!
What’s Your Next Great Read? Book Reviews with Ms. Cecily
Are you looking for great adventure in far off lands or just looking for your first great chapter book? Or someone in between. The library has something waiting for you!
The Floating Forest by Linda Chapman
Age Interest: 6-9 Grades 1-4 Rating:4/5 ❤️❤️❤️❤️
This is the second book in the Mermaids Rock series. Mermaids and Mermen romp with their undersea friends. Join Coralie, Marina, and their mermaid friends in the beautiful coral reef at Mermaids Rock! Whether they’re working together to help sea animals in danger or solving a mystery of the deep, the friends at Mermaids Rock will do anything to protect their ocean home and if there is a ripple of adventure they will find it! This is the perfect series for those looking to transition to chapter books from easy readers. Lots of pictures to go with the text. J CHA
A Girl, A Boy and A Monster Cat by Gail Gauthier
Age Interest: 7-10 Grades 2-4 Rating: 4/5❤️❤️❤️❤️
This is the tale of Hannah, a know it all, bossy little girl and her classmate Brandon, who goes to her house in the afternoon until his mother comes home from work. She has an amazing imagination and Brandon is pretty good to put up with all of her antics. Add in a difficult neighbor, her ferocious chihuahua, Bucky, and one big fat monster cat, Buttercup and they have plenty of adventures. The chapters loosely flow together and each chapter is often a story in itself. Add a cute ending this is definitely a book a 2-4th grade girl would enjoy! J GAU
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Van Glaser
Age Interest: 8-11 Grades 3–6 Rating: 4/5 ❤️❤️❤️❤️
What do you do when your landlord says your family has 2 weeks to move the week before Christmas?! The brownstone, the only place the kids have ever lived. The book is the story of the kids trying to win over the landlord so that they don’t have to move. And the lessons they all learn over the two weeks. I really enjoyed this book . It’s available on Libby as an audio and e-book as well as in print. If you enjoy this try the 2nd book, The Vandebeekers Make a Wish or the Penderwicks (J BIR) J VAN
The Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
Age Interest: 9-12 Grades: 3-7 Rating: 5/5 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Aven is a hilarious and inspiring protagonist. She’s not happy when she has to leave the only home she has ever known and all her friends. Now she has to explain her disability to a whole new group of kids! Then in her new school she bonds with Connor, a classmate who also feels isolated because of his own disability. Together they solve a mystery and she finds out moving wasn’t so bad after all. It’s available on Libby as an audiobook and e-book as well as in print. Give this book a try; it’s a great read! J BOW
The Last Map Maker by Christina Soontornvat
Age Interest: 8-12 Grades: 4-8 Rating: 5/5 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
This fantasy adventure explores a girl’s struggle to come to terms with her past and chart her own destiny in a world full of secrets. Twelve-year-old Sai is the assistant to a celebrated mapmaker. Sai plays the part of a well-bred young lady with a glittering future, but her father is a conman and she has no family to be proud of. In a kingdom where one’s ancestors’ status dictates their social position the truth could ruin her. Sai takes a chance and joins an expedition to chart the southern seas, but she isn’t the only one with secrets. This tale of identity and integrity is as beautiful as the maps of old. Just beware of the DRAGONS! J SOO
Knight Owl by Christopher Denise (Picture Book)
Age Interest: 4-8 Grades:Preschool-3 Rating: 5/5 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Owl has always dreamed of becoming a knight. What he lacks in size he makes up for in bravery and cleverness. He proves that all these things and friendship can rule over brawn. E DEN
A book of Camping and Survival Projects by Ruth Owen
Age Interest: 8-11 Grades: 2-4 Rating: 4/5❤️❤️❤️❤️
Great book for all the Cub Scouts out there working on badges! J 613.6 OWE
Born Hungry Julia Child becomes “the French Chef” by Alex Prud’homme
Age Interest:5-9 Grades: K-4 Rating: 4/5 ❤️❤️❤️❤️
This is a short Biography of Julia Child. If you were born hungry you will want to know how this vivacious woman became a chef. She started out life and could barely boil water, but any one can learn to cook and cook well. And that is what she did! At the end there is a bonus recipe of one of the first thing she learned to cook at Le Cordon Blue. J B CHI
Dodsworth in New York by Tim Egan
Age Interest: 6-9 Grades: 1-4 Rating:5/5❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Colorful pictures on every page make this a perfect transition book from Easy Readers to Chapter Book. Dodsworth goes to New York on the train and discovers that his friends duck has stowed away in his suitcase. Once in New York, Dodsworth chases the crazy duck that misbehaves all over the Big Apple and sees the sights as he goes. Then they are supposed to go home but…. If you enjoy this book, Dodsworth also visits Paris, London, Tokyo and other great cities. J EAG
Nellie vs Elizabeth by Kate Hannigan
Age Interest: 7-10 Grades: 2-4 Rating: 4/5 ❤️❤️❤️❤️
This is the real-life adventure story of two ladies who set out to go around the world in fewer than the 80 days that Jules Verne wrote about. In this real-life adventure, daredevil and groundbreaking journalists Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland race against each other–and the clock–as they circle the globe by ship, train, and foot. Join these two stereotype-shattering reporters as they prove that not only is traveling around the world possible, but that women are just as curious, capable, and courageous as any man. If you enjoyed this story you might like to read Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne. J 910.41 HAN
Virtual Early Literacy Corner
The latest installment of our Virtual Library is here!
Our Virtual Early Literacy Corner is an excellent resource for parents and caregivers of young children. Here you’ll be able to access some great resources including picture book read alouds, songs, games, and other activities for the little ones.
Please take time to enjoy exploring the Virtual Early Literacy Corner by clicking on various items to discover where they will lead you. One of the best things about our Virtual Library is that it is available any time, day or night, so you are free to explore whenever it is convenient for you.