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Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball by John Coy

Book cover Hoop Genius, profile of man with mustache, in background boys are playing basketball A young teacher, James Naismith, was forced to take over a gym class with students so out of control two teachers had already quit! When all other sports proved to be too rough and aggresive, Naismith created his own sport: basketball. A great example of perservance and learning from not only failure but past events. Second and Third graders might enjoy reading this nonfiction book on their own, but the ratio of words to pictures allows this book to serve as a great read-out-loud for a younger sports fan.

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Celeste, Kids World

Whatever After: If the Shoe Fits by Sarah Mlynowski

Cover image of the book If the Shoe Fits featuring a young girl sitting on a chair . Two mice are placing a glass slipper on her foot.What if you had a magic mirror in your basement that transported you to your favorite fairy tales? That's exactly what happens to brother and sister Abby and Jonah in the second book of this crazy series. The mirror transports them to a fairy tale kingdom where they meet the legendary Cinderella, but things aren't going exactly according to plan. Cinderella isn't exactly the super sweet fairytale heroine the stories paint her to be and one of the stepsisters isn't as mean and nasty as she is supposed to be. They seem kinda...normal.  When the glass slipper breaks the siblings do everything they can think of to get Cinderella and the Prince their happily ever after. Will the story end the way it is supposed to? More importantly, will Abby and Jonah be able to get back home?
 
This is a fun read for kids grades third through fifth who enjoy reading about fairytales.
 
 
Tiffany, Kids World

Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst

Lulu and the BrontosaurusFor her birthday, spoiled Lulu wants a brontosaurus as a pet. When her parents refuse, she packs a suitcase and marches off to find one herself. She has to go through a snake, tiger, and bear, but she does find a brontosaurus. Unfortunately, the brontosaurus wants Lulu to be his pet! When he won't take no for an answer, Lulu must start using her brain (and her manners). With nicely paired illustrations, this funny and simple chapter book is perfect for second and third graders ready to transition out of the Easy Readers.

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Celeste, Kids World

 

The World Is Waiting For You by Barbara Kerley

The World Is Waiting For Your book cover, white cover with photograph of boy and girl running through the O in YouPaired with wonderful photos from National Geographic, the simple text encourages kids to use their curiosity, try new things, go to new places, and experience all life has to offer. An exceptionally beautiful picture book, perfect for sparking the imagination and a sense of adventure.

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Celeste, Kids World

Rise of the Guardians

JRise of the Guardians DVD coverack Frost: "Am I on the Naughty List?"     North (Santa): "Naughty List? Ha! You hold record."

When an old enemy, Pitch Black rises, The Man in the Moon chooses Jack Frost to stand along side Santa, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and the Sandman. To protect the children, Jack must discover what special quality he has to offer to world. Based on The Guardians of Childhood series by William Joyce, the movie is funny, fast paced, and beautiful to watch. Pitch makes an excellent Boogeyman and his Nightmares might be a tad scary for the very young. Recommended: first grade and up.

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Celeste, Kids World

Nightsong by Ari Berk

Nightsong Book Cover, bat flyingA young bat leaves his mother for the first time, and ventures out into an unknown dark world. As he learns to use his “song,” the world fills with color.  With truly lovely illustrations by Loren Long, this book is a great introduction to the bats’ echo “vision.” It also serves well as a warm simple story of a child gaining independence.

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Celeste, Kids World

 

The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Cover image of the book The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers featuring a gingerbread girl and animal crackersIn this sequel to The Gingerbread Girl , it is the Gingerbread Girl's birthday and she's in for a suprise! Her new friends, the animal crackers are bouncing off of the walls and no one can catch them. They put their trust in the wily fox who lives down by the river to help them get away from the Gingerbread Girl but does the fox really want to help them? This is a book that is fast paced with rhythmic writing and great illustrations. Perfect for reading out loud to children ages three to five.

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Tiffany, Kids World

Storytime Ending

Kids World would like to remind everyone that Drop-In Storytime will be ending Friday, April 26, 2013. Thank you for everyone who has participated in storytime this session. Storytime will resume Tuesday June 4, 2013.

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