I-Spy: The Letter S

How many things starting with the letter "S" can you find in this picture? What "S" things can you find in your house or yard? Can you send us a photo?

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I-Spy for the Fourth of July

Kids, we miss you! Happy Fourth of July! How many things starting with the letter "F" can you find in this picture? What "F" things can you find in your house or yard? Can you send us a photo?

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Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri

Young Tiger’s parents don’t take her seriously, taking a second dinner to her bedroom “to feed her Monster.”

Monster came to scare her one night long ago, before she can even remember, but instead became her evening playmate. Monster perches …


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Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead

“You’re back. Took you long enough,”

What if you discovered an imaginary friend from your childhood whom you had completely forgotten about? Livy, now ten, visits her grandmother again after five years. She doesn’t remember much until she finds a …


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Pre-Literacy Skills and Family Time

This coming Thursday, parents of pre-readers are invited to review research relating to pre-literacy skills and how they drive future academic success. You’ll go home with ideas for adding literacy-building skills to your family time.

Children may attend if necessary.…


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How to Make Friends With a Ghost by Rebecca Green

“If you’ve ever been frightened by a ghost, the thought of becoming friends with one might seem awfully scary.”

Don’t be scared — this how-to guide will help you understand “the dos and don’ts” when meeting and keeping your new …


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ABC Yoga by Christiane Engel

“M – Moon. Crescent moon in the sky, Bend like me — Watch clouds float by.”

A colorful ABC board book that doubles as a yoga primer. Each page offers an animal pose with a simple rhyme, inviting little ones …


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Guess who, Haiku! by Deanna Caswell

“two hands hold a book / guessing animals’ puzzles / written in haiku”

This playful treat of a picture book offers the simplest of haiku riddles to younger readers. The answer to each is an animal and each animal then …


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Sing by Joe Raposo and Tom Lichtenheld

I found this board book appealing before realizing that the familiar, sweet song dates from Sesame Street back when I watched and sang along. The simple story (wordless until the inspiring lyrics play a part) shows a runt baby bird …


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School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex

“It’s the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone’s just a little bit nervous, especially… the school.”

Have you ever considered how the school feels about the first day of school? This school, newly built, has no …


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Written and Drawn by Henrietta by Liniers

“A box of colored pencils is as close as you can get to owning a piece of the rainbow.”

Meet Henrietta, a girl with a boundless imagination and, today, a new deluxe set of colored pencils. Immediately, of course, she …


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One Today by Richard Blanco

“Hear: the doors we open for each other all day, saying: hello / shalom / buon giorno / howdy / namaste / or buenas dias…”

There are hidden gems to be found in any library’s poetry section, many beautifully illustrated …


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Head Lice by Elise Gravel

“They lived happily ever after and had many, many, waaaay too many children.”

Early readers will giggle their way through this quick read, a hybrid fact and humor title. Lice and their sinister ways are remarkably made cute here through …


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George by Alex Gino

“George, whatever it is, you can tell me… Whatever happens in your life, you can share it, and I will love you.”

Sweet and funny, George tells the realistic middle-school tale of a boy who has always felt like a …


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Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar

“Be careful not to step in that,” Tamaya warned as Chad … made his way around the strange mud.  “What do you think all that weird fuzzy stuff is?” she asked.

Author Louis Sachar has been popular since Sideways Stories


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Roald Dahl Audio Collection

“I’m going to fill my hungry, empty tummy with something yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy..”

Kids World has dozens of new audio books on the shelf this week. Most of the titles are audio editions of new books but some are …


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Invisible Girl by Mariel Hemingway

“What makes a family sad? It’s a hard question to answer. Maybe it’s better to think about what makes a family happy and then subtract it.”

Having grown up in a famously dysfunctional family, actress Mariel Hemingway has become a …


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125 True Stories of Amazing Pets

“Paw through these pages and find 125 of National Geographic Kids’ favorite true tales of animal heroes, silly tricks, spoiled-rotten critters, and even pets that have pets of their own.”

Opening with a full page spread of a surfing pig, …


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Sleepless Knight

“Who do you think you are, throwing sticks in the middle of the night, waking up cute little animals?!

James Sturm continues to combine wacky storytelling with “how to” cartoon instruction in this cute little graphic novel.  Is it the …


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Whose Butt? by Stan Tekiela

“I love taking pictures of animals…Sometimes the animals run or fly away… I only get pictures of their butts…”

And so begins this humorous animal trivia book formatted into a “Guess that butt” game. For each photograph of a butt, …


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