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!