We’re right in the middle of WE ALL READ, our community reading program. We hope you’re enjoying reading The Wind in the Willows and Frog and Toad are Friends. Make sure to register and participate in some related virtual library events like our teen Wind in the Willows tabletop adventure, book discussions, online movie night, and more.
Orphaned 14 year-old Cody is a typical boy with an adventurous spirit and imagination to match. Living with his guardian Gaza in an outback Australian township, Cody learns of an ancient Aboriginal myth known as ‘Donkegin’, sparking an interest that will not let him rest. Convinced there is an underwater monster in a nearby dam, Cody and his close friend Wendy embark on a journey that will take them into the very shadow-land of mystery and intrigue.
By Mouse & Frog
Fastidious Mouse has one idea about how to tell a story. Free-spirited Frog has another. What happens when Frog crashes into Mouse’s story with some wild ideas? Chaos!…followed by the discovery that working together means being willing to compromise – and that listening to one another can lead to the most beautiful stories of all.
Frog Where Are You?
Frog escapes from being sentenced to life in a jar. Join the frog as he finds adventure in all sorts of unique and perilous situations, searching for a new home.
Hoopla Video | Kanopy Video
PBS SciGirls: Frog Whisperers
When St. Louis’ SciGirls find the amphibian population in decline, they hop to it! Alanna, Madison, Amanda and Clara hit urban and rural sites to compare frog and toad calls and report on their amphibian neighbors.
The Dancing Frog
A mother tells her young daughter a curious story from their family history: Great-Aunt Gertrude and a talented frog she names George achieve fame and success as they travel the world performing, before eventually retiring to the south of France, never to be seen or heard from again.
Kanopy Video | Hoopla Video
Frog on his Own
With boy and dog in hot pursuit, a frog discovers the joys of motorboating, plays a trick on a magician and shows up as an uninvited picnic guest, alarming adults and amusing children along the way.
Cane Toads: An Unnatural History
In 1935, in a strategic operation designed to save the nation’s sugar cane crop from destruction by the greyback beetle, the Queensland Government imported a sackload of Bufo Marinus, the cane toad, from Hawaii. What the team of scientists failed to realise was that the beetle could fly while the cane toad couldn’t! The mission was a failure. The cane toad adapted beautifully to its new environment, spread everywhere, ate everything and soon became a pest of plague proportions.
Today Bufo Marinus is a common suburban sight. Cane Toads is a humorous film which takes a close look at the different ways people have responded to living down among the toads. Pests or pet, Queensland, if not Australia, is being overrun by these fat, slimy, ugly beasts.