February Story Time Book List

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Here are some of the wonderful books we read during our storytimes this month:

Tales for Twos and Threes:
Snowbaby Could Not Sleep by Kara LaReau, illustrated by Jim Ishikawa
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner, illustrated by Mark Buehner
Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair by Lee Fox, illustrated by Jennifer Plecas
Cowlick! By Christin Ditchfield, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
Crazy Hair by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean
Cows in the Kitchen by June Crebbin and illustrated by Katharine McEwen
Dogs written and illustrated by Emily Gravett
Crocodiles are the best animals of All! written by Sean Taylor and illustrated by Hannah Shaw

Fun for Fours and Fives:
Wolf's Coming! by Joe Kulka
The Big Bad Wolves at School written by Stephen Krensky, illustrated by Brad Sneed
The Cow that Laid an Egg written by Andy Cutbill, illustrated by Russell Ayto
Moo, Baa, La La La by Sandra Boynton
The Giraffe Who Cock-A-Doodle-Doo'd written by Kieth Faulkner, illustrated by Jonathan Lambert

Family Fun Night
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Patrick Benson
I'm Not Cute! by Jonathan Allen
Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Jen Corace

If You Liked The Lightning Thief...

Friday, February 19, 2010

Then you may want to try this book!

Ancient Voices by Kate Hovey
This new poetry book about Greek mythology was very interesting and easy to read and understand. The author in poetry form explained the background of many characters in mythology in their own voices. (JNF 811 Hov)

Garden State Children's Book Awards 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Children's Services Section of the New Jersey Library Association announces the following recipients of the 2010 Garden State Children's Book Award:

Today I Will Fly
by Mo Willems

There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy
by Tedd Arnold

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by Jeff Kinney

Owen and Mzee: The Language of Friendship
By Craig Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff, and Dr. Paula Kahumba, Photographs by Peter Greste

Another Snow Day!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Due to the impending snow storm, the Library will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 10. and Thursday, Feb. 11. Fun for 4's and 5's, Thursday's Strollers session, and Drop in Tales for 2's and 3's will be canceled for this week. We hope everyone stays warm and toasty and enjoys the snow!

How to Train Your Dragon 2010 Movie Trailer

Monday, February 8, 2010

In order to become a member of his viking clan, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III must capture and train a dragon. Unfortunately his dragon is the smallest anyone has ever seen. How will Hiccup ever become a hero? If you are looking for a book that will make you laugh out loud, How to Train Your Dragon is the book for you! Don't forget to check out the trailer for the movie due to be released in March 2010.

Snow Day!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Due the the inclement weather expected this weekend, we are cancelling the Once Upon a Saturday and Picture This programs scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6th. Check the library website for up dates. Have a fun snow day and don't forget, nothing goes with hot cocoa like a good book!

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Movie 2010 Trailer

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Yep, that's right, there's going to be a live-action adaptation of Jeff Kinney's illustrated novel about Greg, a wise-cracking junior high school student. We can't wait! So what do you think about the trailer?

Book Buzz: February 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson
During the early days of World War I, young Tally Hamilton is sent off to a boarding school in the countryside of England. She can’t think of anything worse than leaving her father. However, once she gets there, makes new friends and meets her teachers, she thrives. This school is unlike traditional boarding schools and a group of them go off to perform in a folk dance festival in Bergania. Once there she meets young Prince Karil and they form a lasting bond at the Dragonfly Pool. It is unlikely, but can a Prince can have a ‘friend’ that is a commoner? Kristin (J fiction audio book)

Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty
“Jeremy lived on the top floor of a three-story apartment building. He had his very own room. He never left. He never went outside.” One day, out of boredom, Jeremy draws himself a playmate…a big blue monster! But Jeremy never anticipated his new pal to be so rude and demanding. Readers will laugh out loud as they turn each page to see what Jeremy’s monster will ask for next. Will Jeremy be able to get rid of his annoying pal? Read Jeremy Draws a Monster to find out! Michelle (Picture book ages 3-6)

Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman
Long ago, in a village in the cold far north, there lived a boy named Odd. Odd’s village was a nice enough place in the summer, but due to a strange, unending winter the villagers were becoming grumpy and mean and the village was becoming more and more dangerous. Then one day, out in the forest Odd encounters a bear, a fox, and an eagle. The three creatures are not what they seem and they have a job for Odd – defeat the Frost Giants who have invaded Asgard, city of the gods. Now it’s up to Odd to save Asgard and his village. If he can’t, then it may be winter forever… Alia (J Fiction)

Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Jason is an autistic sixth-grader surrounded by NTs (neurotypicals). He feels his differentness in school and at home, but finds acceptance in a virtual world of writers. When Jason posts his work and converses with other writers on the Storyboard website he is just as “normal” as they are. He develops a special relationship with Phoenixbird (real name- Rebecca) and is horrified when he realizes that they will both be attending a Storyboard conference. Rebecca may be Jason’s first real friend, possibly even a girlfriend. How will she react when she finds out that Jason is not the NT she assumes him to be? Meghan (YA fiction)
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