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 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
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 July 2012 12:08
This week, September 30 to October 6, is Banned Books Week. This week highlights the importance of the First Amendment, intellectual freedom and the freedom to read. Here are a few banned titles to get you started.
For more information about banned or challenged books or for a list of books that are banned or challenged click here.
The Story of Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob Grimm
Includes both the Brothers Grimm story with its happy rescue of Grandmother and Little Red Cap, and the earlier, darker version of the tale as retold by Charles Perrault. The story of Little Red Riding Hood was originally banned because Little Red Riding Hood takes her grandmother a bottle of wine. Some feared this would encourage drinking.
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she’s written about each of them. This story was banned, according to NPR, because the main character, Harriet, was a bit unconventional.
Last Updated on Friday, 21 September 2012 09:59
On September 21st Bill Murray celebrates his 62nd birthday. The comedian first gained popularity on Saturday Night Live and has starred in many classic comedies since. Here are some of his best available at your library.
The paratroopers of the paranormal face their greatest challenge when a woman discovers that her refrigerator leads directly to the gates of hell! With the whole world watching, it's up to the Ghostbusters to keep Manhattan from becoming a madhouse!
Phil, a sarcastic weatherman, finds himself repeating the same day over and over again, but he's the only person that realizes it. Rated PG.Add a comment
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:01
September 19 is National Talk Like a Pirate Day! That means it's completely acceptable to talk like a pirate all day!
Don't know Pirate? We can help. Check out our Mango Languages and learn to speak Pirate. Here are some other titles that might help you learn about being a pirate.
Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides (Fiction DVD or Blu-Ray) by Rob Marshall
A tale of truth, betrayal, youth, demise, and mermaids! When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past, he's not sure if it's love, or if she's a ruthless con artist using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. Forced aboard the ship of the most feared pirate ever, Jack doesn't know who to fear more, Blackbeard or the woman from his past. Rated PG-13.
Pirate Mom by Deborah Underwood
Yo ho ho! Pete loves pirates, but his mom thinks they are rude and messy. Then Pete and his mom go to see the Amazing Marco, and Marco hypnotizes Pete's mom into thinking she's a pirate! Now Pete's mom won't behave. She chases the neighbors. She steals underwear off other people's clotheslines. She's even flying the Jolly Roger over the house. Pete has to find the Amazing Marco. He wants his real mom back!
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