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!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Beach Books

4th of July is a great time to visit the beach.  Get ready for fun in the sun with some of our books about spending the day at the beach.

1) Pig Kahuna by Jennifer Sattler
2) Scaredy squirrel at the beach by Melanie Watt

3) Duck dunks by Lynne Berry
4) Sneakers, the seaside cat by Margaret Wise Brown

5) Out of the ocean by Debra Frasier
6) Ladybug girl at the beach by David Soman

7) Ted, Bo, and Diz: the first adventure by Jane Chapman
8) Surfer chick by Kristy Dempsey

9) Just grandma and me by Mercer Mayer
10) Abigail at the beach by Felix Pirani

11) Beach by Elisha Cooper
12) A beach tail by Karen Lynn Williams

13) Bats at the beach by Brian Lies
14) Wave by Suzy Lee

15) Sea, sand, me! by Patricia Hubbell
16) Beach day by Karen Roosa

17) Traction man and the beach odyssey by Mini Grey
18) Walter the farting dog: banned from the beach by William Kotzwinkle

19) The sand castle contest by Robert N. Munsch
20) Catching the sun by Coleen Paratore
21) What if? Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Have fun at the beach!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Summer Vacation Has Started....

School is finally over and it is time to start having fun, but don't forget to read this summer.  Unsure what to start with?  Checkout some of these great chapter and picture books about summer vacation.  Whether you spend your summer at summer school, searching for aliens, hiding from the police, or hanging out at the pool; there is a book that you will enjoy! 
Chapter Books

1) Summer at Forsaken Lake by Michael D. Beil
2) The sasquatch escape by Suzanne Selfors
3) Horse camp by Nicole Lea Helget

1) Rebel McKenzie by Candice F. Ransom
2) Ten good and bad things about my life (so far) by Ann M. Martin
3) My summer of pink and green by Lisa Greenwald

1) Seaglass summer by Anjali Banerjee2) How to survive a totally boring summer by Alice DeLaCrois
3) Here's how I see it: here's how it is by Heather Henson

1) One crazy summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
2) Tracing stars by Erin E. Moulton
3) Summer of the gypsy moths by Sara Pennypacker

1) The absolute value of Mike by Kathryn Erskine
2) Glory be by Augusta Scattergood
3) The summer of May by Cecelia Galante

1) Minn and Jake's almost terrible summer by Janet S. Wong
2) Life and crimes of Bernetta Wallflower by Lisa Graff
3) Lawn boy by Gary Paulsen

1) A million miles from Boston by Karen Day
2) My life as a book by Janet Tashjian
3) The summer before boys by Nora Raleigh Baskin

1) Tortilla sun by Jennifer Cervantes
2) As simple as it seems by Sarah Weeks
3) The last best days of summer by Valerie Hobbs

1) The get rich quick club by Dan Gutman
2) Summer of the wolves by Polly Carlson-Voiles
3) The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

1) Moxy Maxwell does not love Stuart Little by Peggy Gifford
2) Umbrella summer by Lisa Graff
3) The lemonade war by Jacqueline Davies

1) The summer of moonlight secrets by Danette Haworth
2) Nature girl by Jane Kelley

Picture Books

1) Zoomer's summer snowstorm by Ned Young
2) Mama, it is summer yet? by Nikki McClare
3) A couple boys have the best week ever by Marla Frazee

1) The boy who wouldn't swim by Deb Lucke
2) Four friends in summer by Tomie DePaola
3) The night before summer camp by Natasha Wing

1) Grandma summer by Harley Jessup
2) Summer beat by Betsy Franco

Have fun this summer, and keep reading!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Summer Reading Booktalks at Wampus

This week the Children's Librarians are visiting the Wampus School to promote Summer Reading.  While there, they are presenting fun chapter books to read over the summer.  Below are the list for the 3rd and 4th grade classes of the books presented.  If the book is not available you can place a hold on the title.  While you wait for the book to come in, check out some of the other books by the same author.

3rd Grade:

Great Critter Capers: the Great Cat Conspiracy by Katie Davies

1) The Great Hamster Massacre, book 1
2) The Great Rabbit Rescue, book 2
3) The Great Dog Disaster, book 4

A First Kids Mystery: the Case of the Rock 'n' Roll Dog by Martha Freeman

1) The Case of the Diamond Dog Collar, book 2
2) The Case of the Ruby Slippers, book 3
3) The Case of the Piggy Bank Thief, book 4
4) The Case of the Missing Dinosaur Egg, book 5
4th Grade
Ungifted by Gordon Korman

1) Everest (Trilogy)
2) Dive (Trilogy)
3) Swindle (Series)
4) Schooled
Romeo and Juliet Code by Phoebe Stone

1) Romeo Blue (Sequel to Romeo and Juliet Code)
2) Deep down popular
3) The Boy on Cinnamon Street