Princess Magnolia is not your average princess. She is sipping hot chocolate and enjoying some scones with the Duchess, but then the monster alarms sounds and she becomes The Princess in Black! When the monsters start threatening the goats, it's up to the Princess to stop them, along with the help of her trusty stead, Frimpepants. Princess Magnolia, disguised in black, sets off to save the kingdom. Can she stop the monsters and keep the nosy duchess from discovering her secret identity? This is a fun read for any child who loves princesses with a little less frill and a little more adventure! (Grades K-3 School Library Journal)
You might have see these busy sheep in other books. They have been in a jeep, out for trick or treat, in a shop, and on a hike. They are now ready for bed and all of the things that tired sheep would do before going to sleep. Perfect for bedtime for ages 3 and up.
Mysti Murphy is starting seventh grade and so far nothing is turning out as expected. Her best friend Anibal Gomez has blown her off to become a “hipster” and gain the attention of a pretty girl at school. Meanwhile, Mysti has plenty of problems at home. Her family has a secret; her mother is agoraphobic which means she never leaves the house. Mysti and her sister keep this secret and their father takes care of everything that needs to be done outside of the house. Things take a bad turn when her father falls and suffers an injury that lands him in the hospital for a long stay. Now it is up to Mysti to move beyond her mother's projected fears and find the courage to help herself and her family. With the loss of her best friend Mysti ends up at the “loser island” lunch table and eventually befriends a strong and sassy Rama Khan who helps her find that courage. Mysti is a character that you'll be rooting for from beginning to end! (Grades 5-8 School Library Journal)
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Welcome back to Super Power Saturdays! Last week we looked at super powers in juvenile fiction and even looked at ways to find our own unique powers in the post What's Your Power?. This week takes us into the place that started it all – Graphic Novels and Comics. From traditional powers like super strength and flying, to magical abilities, to super heroes in space there are a lot of great graphic novels and comics out there that feature some amazing...Read more
Today most of us think hypnotism is a party trick that makes people act like chickens. But it's creator, Franz Anton Mesmer, thought it could be used to treat many of the illnesses of his day. In 1774, Mesmer began using his method of staring into a patient's eyes while making “passes” with his hands to free the flow of “the process of life” within...Read more
Summer Library Club is in full swing and it's time to get reading! One of our new and exciting “activities” that you can do this summer is attending a mini-storytime at the UA Pools. These 15-minute storytimes take place during rest period and you can see the full schedule by clicking the link below.
In the meantime we have some fun...Read more
The snow has melted, the sun is shining through and warming our days, and the world is in full summer bloom… but the icy wonderfulness of Disney's Frozen is still in the hearts and minds of us all! So, what do you read when you have read every Frozen book there is? From endearing snowpeople, to the bonds of siblings, to princesses with spunk here are a few books that capture some of the essence of Frozen.
For When You’re Missing Olaf…
Here are some great books that really...Read more
The sunny skies and warmer weather means camping season has started! Whether you pitch a tent, sleep in a camper, or just lay in a sleeping bag under the stars, get out and enjoy the outdoors.
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Stop by to meet some furry friends from Therapy Dogs International and improve your reading skills by sharing stories with them.... (full entry)When?08/11/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pmWhere?Miller Park Branch Library
We’ll have fun materials out for you to decorate up to 3 of your school supplies for the coming year. While supplies last.... (full entry)When?08/14/2015 (All day)Where?Tremont Road - Main Library
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