Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The library is closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21st and will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd. The library will also be closed on Sundays beginning November 25th through January 20th. Happy Thanksgiving!

The library will be open November 23rd.  Stop by for a break from the shopping madness!

Dan Gutman Book Signing!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Looking for something to do this weekend when you're all shopped out?  The popular author of the My Weird School series, the Genius Files series, and the Baseball Card Adventure series will be signing his books in Haddonfield this weekend!

When: Saturday, November 24th from 1-3pm

Where: The Book Swap, 134 Kings Highway, in Haddonfield

Bonus: The first 50 people who buy a book will get a free, autographed My Weird School poster.

And remember, autographed books make GREAT holiday gifts!

This Week @ Story Time

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What we read:

Little Listeners:

I Know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Pie written by Alison Jackson and illustrated by Judith Byron Schachner

Thanks for Thanksgiving written by Julie Markes and illustrated by Doris Barrette

The Best Bug Parade written by Stuart J. Murphy and illustrated by Holly Keller

Story Time:

Snappy Little Farmyard by Dugald Steer

Cows in the Kitchen by June Crebbin

Where is Green Sheep by Mem Fox

The Red Hen by Rebecca Emberly and Ed Emberly

Today's Google Doodle...

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Happy 165th Birthday to Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. Who would have guessed that your fiction would one day inspire the creation of Edward Cullen?  But on bright side today's Google Doodle is pretty cool:

This Week @ Story Time

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

What we read:

Little Listeners:

"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth written and illustrated by Eric Carle

Cars! Cars! Cars! written by Grace Maccarone and illustrated
by David A. Carter

Exactly the Opposite photographs by Tana Hoban

Story Time:

Duck for President by Doreen Cronin

The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller

Madame President by Lane Smith

Literary Themed Kid's Rooms

Sunday, November 4, 2012

We love cool home decor almost as much as we love children's books. Check out these kids rooms inspired by children's books over at Apartment Therapy

New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books winners 2012

The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2012 have just been announced on twitter and and compiled and posted over at The Horn Book's Calling Caldecott.  The following books made the cut:

Bear Despair written and illustrated by Gaëtan Dorémus
The Beetle Book written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins
House Held Up by Trees written by Ted Kooser; illustrated by Jon Klassen
The Hueys in the New Sweater written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Infinity and Me written by Kate Hosford; illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska
Little Bird written by Germano Zullo; illustrated by Albertine
One Times Square: A Century of Change at the Crossroads of the World written and illustrated by Joe McKendry
Red Knit Cap Girl written and illustrated by Naoko Stoop
Stephen and the Beetle written by Jorge Luján; illustrated by Chiara Carrer
Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad written and illustrated by Henry Cole

Book Buzz November, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee
by Tom Angleberger
The students of McQuarrie Middle School are back… well all but one.  When origami master Dwight is sent to another school, the kids at McQuarrie are lost without him and his Origami Yoda. That is, until the Fortune Wookiee appears.  Each student has a problem that they think the Origami Yoda can help them with, but they go to the Wookiee and Hans Foldo for some wisdom.  Once again, a piece of folded paper is used to guide the students through their pre-teen problems.  But will Dwight be able to come back to McQuarrie Middle School? Read and find out.
Jacquie (J Fiction)

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
Georges (the s is silent) has just moved with his parents to an apartment building in the same neighborhood he has lived his whole life. They had to sell their house after his dad was laid off. Georges doesn’t have many friends and is pleased when he meets brother and sister, Safer and Candy, in his the apartment building.  He attends their Spy Club meeting after seeing the notice in the basement.  Safer recruits Georges to spy on the mysterious Mr. X, the man who lives above Georges and his family. Georges is happy to have a friend, but things start getting uncomfortable. Is this just a game to Safer… and is he telling the whole truth?  Kristin (J Fiction)

by Shannon Hale
Join the girls of Mount Eskel in this follow up to the 2006 Newbery Honor book, Princess Academy.  Miri and other students at the Academy are spending the year in Asland while Britta prepares for her marriage to Prince Steffan.  Miri is thrilled to attend the Queen’s College and take the knowledge she will gain back to her village. However, there’s more going on in the big city than she ever could have imagined, including political unrest that test her loyalties. She wonders if Britta’s wedding will happen and whether she herself will be able to give up her life in Asland to return home at the end of the year.  Meghan (J Fiction)

by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Have you got the mythology bug?  Are you into all things Greek? Then this is the series for you! Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (the first book in the brand new Heroes in Training series) starts off in the belly of Cronus where five Olympian childgods are being held captive. They are awaiting the hero who will save them all.  Meanwhile, young Zeus is growing up as an orphan on the island of Crete, longing for adventure.  When he is kidnapped by Titans he gets all the adventure he’s been waiting for and more.  But is he ready to be the hero that Olympus needs? This is the perfect book for kids just a little too young for Percy Jackson! Alia (J Fiction)

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