Pottermore: The Big Reveal...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

What is Pottermore?

Friday, June 17, 2011

J.K. Rowling has just launched a new website called Pottermore, with no real hints as to what the site is going to be. Rowling has said that it won't be a new Harry Potter book but it could be ANYTHING else! What do you think it might be?  Whatever it is, Potter fans are bound to be happy about it!

Here's a little something to watch while we wait for Rowling's big reveal...The official site for HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 in theaters July 15.

It's about to start....

Registration for our summer programs is now open. We are offering a lot of great programs for children this summer! But some of our programs do require you to sign up ahead of time. So don't be late! Sign up online here.

Weekend Book Fun

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Looking for fun book-related events for this weekend? Check out BooksNJ 2011, June 12 at the Paramus Public Library. BooksNJ 2011 will have over 100 authors, many of them children's and YA authors who are local to NJ. There will also be two children's art workshops, one children's writting workshop, and 10 storytimes throughout the day by the authors of picture books.  To find out more visit the BooksNJ 2011 website.

The Pigeon's going to be jealous...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Because the Duckling is getting his own book!
Due out April 2012.  Check out Mo Willem's Blog, Mo Willems Doodles, for more details. 

Get Ready For Summer!

Help prevent summer brain drain by signing up for the Summer Reading Club at the Cherry Hill Public Library.  Discover a whole new world of books, activities, prizes and more! To sign up, pick up a log at the library or log on here to create an account.  Beginning June 26 you can log on from home (or at the library) and record your minutes. For every 5 hours spent reading you win a spin on our prize wheel.  Write a book review for us and you could win even more great prizes!!!

Book Buzz June 2011

My Dad’s A Birdman by David Almond
Lizzie more or less has to take care of her father since her Mom died. One day her Dad is acting a bit more strange than usual, so she stays back from school to keep an eye on him. He is eating worms and acting like a bird! Her dad is getting all excited about these giant wings he has created out of feathers. Lizzie learns that he has signed up for a contest to see if he can fly. Auntie Doreen stops by to check on them and she is even more concerned about the way he is acting and tries to take Lizzie away. Read on to be entertained with this short book. The audio book is delightful. Kristin (J Fiction)

School of Fear by Gitty Daneshvari
Madeline, Theo, Lulu and Garrison are all very afraid. Madeline has an intense fear of insects and spiders, living her life under a veil and wearing a belt of repellent cans. Theo is scared of dying (himself and those around him.) Lulu is terribly claustrophobic and Garrison CAN’T be near deep water. In a desperate effort to rid themselves of their crippling phobias, the four children head to the School of Fear. However, the headmistress, Mrs. Wellington, seems more interested in training the students to become beauty queens, than to overcome their fears. This school is definitely strange and the kids want OUT.  This could be the scariest summer of their lives! Meghan (J Fiction)

Vesper’s Rising, Book 11 in The 39 Clues Series by Rick Riordan
For all of you 39 Clues fans, you do not want to miss the 11th addition to the series! Vesper’s Rising, takes the reader back in time to the beginning of the 39 clues. You find out why the special serum was made, why it needed to be hidden, and who it needed to be hidden from. The readers are whisked back in time to the 1500 hundreds and the book goes all the way up to present day. The hunting for clues is not over, not by a long shot!
Jacquie (J Fiction)

Mr. Popper's Penguins Trailer

Monday, June 6, 2011

Another children's book is being made into a movie! Check out the trailer for Mr. Popper's Penguins starring Jim Carrey and then come by the library and check out this children's classic!

This Week @ Story Time

What We Read:

Little Listeners:
The Red Lemon written and illustrated by Bob Staake
Blue Chameleon written and illustrated by Emily Gravett
Lemons are not Red written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Story Time:
A Kitten Tale by Eric Rohmann
Posy! by Linda Newbery
Kitten for a Day by Ezra Jack Keats
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