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A Mountain of Friends

July 29, 2014

If a book can be described as adorable then I would have to vote for, A Mountain of Friends.  The cover of the book will make you smile and when you finish reading the story you just feel good.  The moral of the story is about perseverance and caring.  A young penguin is sad as he is faced with an insurmountable problem, he cannot fly and will never soar about the clouds.  His friends gather to give him the thrill of his life and this sad little penguin is now on top of the world.

This easy book is great for one on one time with someone special as well as in a group setting.

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Kid Picks: Special Summer Afternoon Edition

July 27, 2014

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Kid Picks

July 27, 2014

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I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean

July 24, 2014

Check out our shadow puppet show based on the book I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry! We had a lot of fun making it!

(Shadow Puppet show inspired by Salt Lake City Public Library.)

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Oliver’s Tree

July 23, 2014

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By Kit Chase

Oliver the elephant and his friends Lulu and Charlie love to play outside. When they play a game of hide and seek, his smaller friends climb into trees to hide. Oliver can see them and he tries and tries to reach them, but he’s not made for climbing.

Oliver’s friends try to find him a good tree for climbing. They find a low tree for him, but it’s too small. The one with bigger branches is too tall. Oliver gets frustrated and decides to take a nap on an old stump and his friends come up with the perfect plan. This is a fun and sweet story about friendship and kindness, full of adorable illustrations.

Recommended for Ages 3-5

Nicole P. (Schimelpfenig)

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Kid Picks: Special Summer Afternoon Edition

July 20, 2014

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Kid Picks

July 20, 2014

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Beyond the Door (Time Out of Time #1)

July 18, 2014

Beyond the Door Beyond the Door (Time Out of Time #1)

by Maureen Doyle McQuerry

“With his love of learning and the game of Scrabble, Timothy James feels like the only person who understands him is  his older sister, Sarah, and he’s fairly certain nothing interesting will ever happen to him. But one night, while his  parents and sister are away, the door opens, and mythical creatures appear in his own living room! Soon, a mystery of  unparalleled proportions begins to unfold, revealing an age-old battle of Light against Dark, and Timothy must embark  on a quest to prevent the Dark from controlling the future and changing the past. But he can’t complete the quest alone.  Timothy has to team up with his sister and the school bully, Jessica, to face an ancient evil, and in the process, this  unlikely trio discover they are each more than meets the eye.” – from GoodReads
I would recommend this book to people who are interested in mythology. I loved the mixing of old mythology and a  contemporary setting. At first I thought the bottom of the pages were decorative, but they are a code. The legend is the back, so it was a fun surprise at the end to try to decode the message. Beyond the Door is the first of a series. I simply can’t wait for book 2!

Recommended for grades 5 and up.

Reviewed by Kate (Haggard)

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What are YOU reading this summer?

July 17, 2014

I hope you’ve already signed up for Suburban Dare and summer reading, but it’s not too late if you have not.  Summer is the time for leisure reading, but sometimes kids need a little extra encouragement and practice when they are new readers.  That’s what Read2gether at Harrington Library is all about!

We decided to offer two hours each week this summer, when kids entering first through fifth grades can come to the cool of the library, choose a book, and read together with a non-tutoring teen volunteer.  The books read together count toward the reading goal!  We started in June and we’ll continue the program through August 16.  Join us for Read2gether Friday at 2pm or Read2gether Saturday at 11am at Harrington Library.  And remember that when you finish your summer reading goal, prize books will be handed out July 28 through August 24.

I hope you’re enjoying your summer and your summer reading!  Here are some of the books kids here really love!books

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Kid Picks: Special Summer Afternoon Edition

July 13, 2014

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