What to Read After Harry Potter

You read the Harry Potter series, now what?  Have  you listened to the audio books? 
I can almost garantee that you will adore the narrator, Jim Dale.  According to Libra

Books in Bloom

 The books listed below are ones that I enjoy reading each spring. My favorite book on this list is Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney. This story is about a little girl named Alice, who becomes Miss Rumphius, or  a.k.a. "the lupine lady." Her goal for herself and others is to make the world a more beautiful place. This classic picture book offers charming illustrations and a meaningful message for everyone.  

When You Want to Laugh Out Loud!

Kids Laughing HA HA HA HA HA! Sometimes you just need to laugh as loud as you can. When you're sad, mad, or have the blues, finding something funny can lift your spirits. And, laughing is contagious... once you start laughing, everyone around you won't be able to help themselves! So, check out a book to help you start laughing out loud! 

Here's a joke to tickle your funny bone...

Question: Why was the T-Rex afraid to go to the library? (find the answer below the book recommendations!)



R.I.P. Sid Fleishchman (1920-2010)

Newbery winning author Sid Fleishchman died Wed. March 17, one day after turning 90 years old. Sid won the Newbery for The Whipping Boy. Sid's son Paul is also a Newbery winner - for Joyful Noise: Poems for two voices. They are the only father and son to have both won a Newbery Medal.

Girls Rule!

FriendsMarch is National Women's History Month. In celebration, I've compiled a list of books that portray fantastic females. The books are seperated into three categories: Picture Books, Fiction Books (Books for Older Readers), and Non-Fiction Books & Biographies. The stories all have a strong female characters that readers of all ages can appreciate! Check out the Amelia Bloomer Project for more suggestions! Enjoy... and keep on rockin', girls!


New Book Picks - March 2010


Toddlers (Ages 1-3)

Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable set in the African Serengeti, and adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when she rescues the King of the Jungle.

Sleep Tight Night Owls


I am going to tell you a secret that almost no one knows about me...  I adore owls!!! Needless to say, I have at least one owl themed storytime a year. Luckily, many children's authors  must also admire these wise little creature for there are several wonderful books in our system.


In case, you missed Family Storytime I thought that I would share a few of my favorite books with you.

Man's Best Friend

Dogs are often considered man's best friend. I happen to agree with that saying. I love dogs. I am the proud owner of the cutest cocker spaniel, Maggie May. She's the best dog in the world and is definitely my best friend!

I just finished a book told from the dog's point of view. It was a great read and so I thought I could share some more books about our loveable pets. Do you have any favorite dog books?




Proper Preparation for Time Travel

How far would you go to save your friends and family?

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