Monday, August 12, 2013

See what our Underground Travelers have been reading!

Are you signed up for the North Castle Library's Underground Travelers program?  If you are and you have not turned in all four of your postcards yet, there is still plenty of time left.  Check out the list below of what other Travelers have read this summer.

1. Frankly, Frannie by A.J. Stern
2. Vet volunteers: end of the races by Laurie Halse Anderson
3. Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows

4. Magic Tree House: Tonight on the titanic by Mary Pope Osborne
5. Series of unfortunate events: the grimm groto by Lemony Snicket
6. The great cat conspiracy by Katie Davies

7. I survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 by Lauren Tarshis
8. Bone: out from Boneville by Jeff Smith
9. Frindle by Andrew Clements

10. The second Mrs. Gioconda by E.L. Konigsburg
11. D'Aulaire's book of Norse myths by Ingr D'Aulaire
12. Let's call it America by Gare Thompson

13. The secret of the fortune wookiee by Tom Angleberger
14. Ten rules for living with my sister by Ann M. Martin
15. Justin Case: school, drool, and other daily disasters by Rachel Vail

16. The magician's elephant by Kate DiCamillo
17. The return of the dragon by Rebecca Rupp
18. The tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

19. Million dollar shot by Dan Gutman
20. Ender's game by Orson Scott Card
21. Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone by J.K. Rowling
22. Percy Jackson: the last olympian by Rick Riordan

Happy Reading!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

September is the month of babies...

September is the most popular month for parents to have babies.  If you already have a child at home and are getting ready to have another, remember to take some time to get your child ready for the new addition to the family.   Below are some fun books about being a big brother or sister.  Whether you are looking for a humorous story, a heartwarming tale, or a book that shows how important a big brother or sister is; we have a book for you. 

New Baby Picture Books
1. But I wanted a baby brother! by Kate Feiffer
2. There's going to be a baby by John Burningham
3. Mail Harry to the moon by Robbie Harris
1. Now I'm big by Karen Katz
2. One special day by Lola M. Schaefer
3. Brand-new baby blues by Kathi Appelt
1. Too small for honey cakes by Gillian Lobel
2. Little rabbit's new baby by Harry Horse
3. Don't eat the baby! by Amy Young
1. Bear with me by Max Kornell
2. Froggy's baby sister by Jonathan London
3. Best baby ever by David Milgrim
1. Cornelius P. Mud, are you ready for baby? by Barney Saltzberg
2. Bubble & Squeak by Louise Bonnett-Rampersaud
3. Smile, Principessa! by Judith Ross Enderle
Congratulations on your upcoming family addition!

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Royal Baby Has Arrived...

Congratulations to Prince William and Kate on the arrival of their son, Prince George Alexander Louis.  With the excitement and media coverage focusing on all things English, the Children’s Room has put together a list of chapter books set in England.  Learn about English culture, history, slang, and kids.  From fantasy to ghost stories, to realistic fiction; there is something for everyone. 

Animal Stories
1. The mouse with the question mark tail by Richard Peck
2. The great hamster massacre by Katie Davies (Series)
1. Tunnels by Roderick Gordon (Series)
2. Frozen in time by Ali Sparkes
3. Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo (Series)
Ghost Stories
1. Dial-a-ghost by Eva Ibbotson
2. Ghost knight by Cornelia Funke
3. The ghosts of Gribblesea Pier by Deborah Abela
Historical Fiction
1. Cat among pigeons by Julia Golding (Series)
2. Highway robbery by Kate Thompson
3. Incorrigible children of Ashton Place: the mysterious howling by Maryrose Wood (Series)
Historical Fantasy
1. WARP: the reluctant assassin by Eoin Colfer (Series)
2. Beswitched by Kate Saunders
3. Freaks by Kieran Larwood

4. Splendors and glooms by Laura Amy Schultz
5. Kat, incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis (Series)
6. The apothecary by Maile Meloy (Series)
7. Theodosia and the serpents of chaos by R. L. LaFevers (Series)
8. Alchemy and Meggy Swan by Karen Cushman
9. Knightley academy by Violet Harberdasher (Series)

Enjoy! Cheerio!