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Get in the game. Read!

June 12, 2016

It’s that time of year again. Summer is, almost, officially here. In many areas, schools are already closed. But, guess what? The libraries are open, and with whole, empty days spreading out, it’s the perfect time to settle in and read all those good books that you didn’t get to during the school year. To kick […]

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Seriously. A summer must-read.

June 8, 2016

As school winds down and thousands of children are about to be sent out into the world to make the most of their summer breaks, they need to know about good books! Books will not help fill those lazy hours, but enhance them! Turn them into dreams! Adventure! Suspense! Romance! Humor! ALL RISE FOR THE […]

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Librarian’s Corner: Guest Post by Christin Lozano’s Summer Reads

June 2, 2016

Woohoo, summer is here! As a librarian and newly minted author living and working in Hawaii, I invite you to join me in sampling a few picture books for our youngest readers from the Aloha State. So bring your keiki (children), a cool drink, and find a shady spot where you can enjoy these Hawaiian […]

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All About Clive

May 31, 2016

  ALL ABOUT CLIVE by Jessica Spanyol (Child’s Play, 2016) CLIVE is a creative boy who likes all sorts of things: art and babies, bags and hats. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, each 14-page board book in this 4-book collection written and illustrated by Jessica Spanyol, shows Clive playing with friends as he explores the theme associated […]

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Animal Planet’s Animal Atlas

May 29, 2016

ANIMAL ATLAS Most kids are familiar with the Discovery Channel’s, Animal Planet, but I, for one, had not known about their collection of books and resources.  ANIMAL ATLAS (Animal Planet, 2016) is one of their newest offerings and an excellent introduction to animals from all around the world. The book is a good size – 13” […]

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Weekends with Max and His Dad

May 25, 2016
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A book about a barnacle? Yes!

May 18, 2016

BARNACLE IS BORED by Jonathan Fenske Poor Barnacle. He’s bored, bored, bored. The tide goes in… The tide goes out… What’s a bored barnacle to do? This story is perfectly adorable, bringing not only a light touch to the universal problem of boredom, but a gentle reminder that, sometimes things are better than they appear […]

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