The PLS book selectors highlight new books each month on a given theme. Give them a quick look -- perhaps you'll find something of interest.
Last Updated on Monday, 07 January 2013 14:02
If February is the month of love, why is it so short and cold? It might be cold outside, but it’s hot between these pages, sometimes to the point of being steamy, seductive, and forbidden. We got authors whose characters that not only can control your breath, but take it away. So go ahead and breathe deep and check out these romance top picks which will keep the fires burning all month long.
My Funny Valentine Dianne Williams needs a man. But only for a night. The night of the community center Valentine dinner, to be precise. Exasperated by her children's relentless efforts to get her a date, Dianne finds herself approaching a handsome stranger named Steve and making him an outrageous offer. An offer he doesn't refuse. An offer that might lead to more than just one night. My Hero Bailey York needs a man. But only on paper. She's writing a romance novel and she's having difficulty creating a hero. So she needs a real-life model for her story. Parker Davidson is perfect, everything a hero should be. But he wants to become the hero in her life, not just her book. And not just on Valentine's Day, either!
The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn't drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand. Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants and needs to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby's resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis's apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.Add a comment
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:48
When tragedies happen we try to shield our children from the hurt and pain, but sometimes our kids find out more than we would like. Here are some recommended books and DVDs by librarians and psychologists to help parents talk with their children that may have questions and concerns. These titles may help children who may be grief-stricken, afraid or troubled by the school shooting.
It is suggested that these books are to be shared together and create an open discussion between parents and their children.
If you ever need additional assistance in finding suggested reads, never hesitate to contact your hometown librarian - we are here to help. Also, you are welcome to share your own recommendations in the comments below.
Dealing With Feelings by Schlessing Media
Publication Date 2005
Children's Nonfiction CNF 152.4 DE
Explores how the way you feel about yourself, your friends, your family and your school affects your whole life. Students gain practical tips for dealing with everyday worries, grief, fear and big life changes.
The Moon Came Down on Milk Street by Jena Gralley
Publication Date 2004
Childrens Picture Book GRALLEY
When the moon comes down in pieces, different helpers work to set things right again, including the Fire Chief, rescue workers, and helper dogs.Add a comment
Last Updated on Thursday, 08 November 2012 16:50
November marks the anniversary of aeronautical experiments in November 1782 by Joseph Michel Montgolfier and Jacques Etienne Montgolfier. The early experiments started with filling paper and fabric bags with smoke and hot air. These experiments eventually led to the creation of the first hot air balloon. Here are some items available at your local library to help you celebrate Aviation History Month and learn about the history of aeronautics!
Celebrate the science of flight with events such as the Spirit of St. Louis's nonstop flight and the launch of the first space shuttle.Add a comment
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 October 2012 14:05
The weather is getting colder and the leaves are starting to change! Fall is on the way! Here are some titles to help get you and your kiddos prepared for Fall along with some Autumn coloring pages as a fun bonus!
Step-by-Step Crafts for Fall by Kathy Ross
Younger children will enjoy these easy-to-use craft books. Step-by-step illustrations guide children age five and up in making fall and winter crafts--twenty in each book--including games, toys, useful and wearable items, decorations, gifts, and holiday crafts (Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Halloween; Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah).
A is for Autumn by Robert Maass
Partake in the wonders of the fall through poetic language and rich images of nature, family, and friends. Perfect for preschoolers, this alphabet book features the special and often magical moments of the season - complete with apples, leaves, frost, and more.
Last Updated on Friday, 02 November 2012 15:01
October 1st, 1932. It was the fifth inning of game three of the 1932 World Series. With two strikes and Wrigley Field filled with hostile Cub fans, Babe Ruth pointed towards the center field bleachers. He then sent the ball flying high over the very bleachers he pointed at. The following home run led to a victory and the eventual sweep of the series for the Yankees. Whether this story is legend or fact is still debated, but it remains one of the greatest baseball stories ever told. Here are some books on Babe Ruth and other baseball notables to help you get ready for the MLB postseason.
He was the Sultan of Swat. The Caliph of Clout. The Wizard of Whack. The Bambino. And simply, to his teammates, the Big Bam. From the award-winning author of theNew York Times bestseller Ted Williams comes the thoroughly original, definitively ambitious, and exhilaratingly colorful biography of the largest legend ever to loom in baseball--and in the history of organized sports.Add a comment
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