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Part-time Princess by Sarah Underwood

Part-time princess book cover, has young blonde princess with blue dress riding a green dragon"During the day, I am a regular girl....But at night, after Mom kisses me and tucks me in, I become a princess."

After a day filled with spelling tests and following the rules, a young girl becomes a princess. While there is plenty of pink to go around, this is not your typical princess picture book. Filled with bravery, compassion, and a sense of adventure, the young princess faces various emergencies from fire-breathing dragons to trolls crashing the ball. It is "princess to the rescue!" This self-empowered young girl takes charge of each situation saving the kingdom, "as usual." Too bad it was all a dream, or was it?

A great book to share between mom and daughter as the young girl's mom makes a queenly appearance in most escapades. Recommended for princess fans ranging from PreK to first grade.

Find Part-time Princess in the Library.

Celeste, Kids World

Movie Monday: Wreck-it Ralph Additional Viewing

Movie cover for Wreck-it Ralph featuring a brawny Ralph in the center towering over additional arcade game charactersDue to the large number of registration requests for Movie Monday: Wreck-it Ralph, we will now be showing the movie twice.

On Monday, June 10th, those that registered first will be viewing Wreck-it Ralph at the original time of 2:00 pm.

The additional viewing of the movie will occur earlier at 10:00 am, and will be for those who submitted registration requests after the original time slot had been filled.

Email reminder notices will be sent out with the time of the movie your child has been registered for. You may contact the Kids World desk to verify your child's registration.

As with all programs, priority goes to Norridge and Harwood Heights cardholders. Only children who are registered have guaranteed seats. Seats are guaranteed until 10 minutes after the program has started. After that period, seats become available to anyone on a first come, first served basis.

If you have registered for the program and know you will be unable to attend, please contact the Kids World desk to cancel.

 

Mountain of Bones by Christopher Krovatin

Cover image of the book Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones featuring a small cabin in a dark forest with silhouettes of people running out of the cabin."Remember: the Pine City Dancers...One year later, they still haven't found any of the bodies."

Sixth graders Ian, Kendra and PJ think that the school camping trip is going to be a piece of cake. They have no clue that they are going to spend most of their time lost in the woods, no cell phones, no food and no help.  It feels like they will never find another human being again. Unfortunately, that is not the case when the trio stumble upon an abandoned cabin. There are plenty of people there, zombies are a kind of person right? On the run from the ravenous undead (these are definately not fluffy bunny zombies) the trio find that zombies are not as brainless as TV makes them out to be.

This is the first book in the Gravediggers series that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Beware though, it is not for the faint of heart. If you don't enjoy reading about rotting reanimated corpses this is not the book for you. If you love the Goosebumps series and are looking for something a little longer this book is for you.

Find Mountain of Bones in the Library

Tiffany, Kids World

Registration for Summer Programs

Summer Reading Artwork featuring children riding a flying books with a polar bearRegistration for all of the Kids World summer programs is now open.

Come to the Kids World desk to sign up for Summer Reading, where you keep track of how many minutes you read. Come in once a week starting June 10th to receive a prize. Get up to five of the small prizes with additional prizes if you read 500 minutes by the end of July.

Those going into 4th, 5th, and 6th grade may also pick up the Library Lockin Permission Form at the Kids Desk if they would like a chance to attend the July sleepover event. Remember, there are no guaranteed spots. 50 names of those that turned in the permission form will be pulled at random. All permission forms need to be turned in by June 28th in order to be eligible to participate.

To sign up for all the other summer programs, you may stop by the Kids Desk, or register online.

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.

Find Hoop Genius in the Library.

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.

Find Lulu and the Brontosaurus in the Library.

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.

Find The World Is Waiting for You in the Library.

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.

Find Rise of the Guardians in the Library.

Celeste, Kids World

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