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Read a Bluebonnet Award list eBook!

September 18, 2014

Texas Bluebonnet Award

Are you trying to read at least five Bluebonnet Award list nominees this year?  I noticed the Bluebonnet shelves at the library are suddenly empty.  Luckily, the library has most of the nominees available in ebook format on Overdrive, which can be found under the library’s Digital Library page.

 

 

So, why wait on the hold list for a book copy of Pickle by Kimberly Baker, if  it’s currently available as an ebook on Overdrive?

Pickle

Today is also the debut of International “Read an eBook” Day.  OverDrive is celebrating and if you’d like more information, please visit:  www.readanebookday.com

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A Mountain of Friends

September 16, 2014

by Kerstin Schoene

If a book can be called adorable I would have to vote for this one, A Mountain of Friends.  Kerstin Schoene both author and illustrator has created a heart-warming book about friendship, sharing and kindness.  A young penguin is sad because even though he is a bird he is faced with an insurmountable problem, he can’t fly.  You can’t help but smile as the animals work together to make this penguin happy.  The animal’s personalities are reflected in the illustrations as you feel the love and warmth they have for their friend, penguin.  Your child will enjoy some of the unique pages in this book as the penguin is able to reach the top of his world.  A must read for ages Pre – K through seond grade.

Beverly (Davis)

 

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Kid Picks: Special Afternoon Edition

September 14, 2014

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Kid Picks

September 14, 2014

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Lion vs. Rabbit

September 12, 2014

Lion vs. Rabbit

 by Alex Latimer

Lion bullies all the other animals until finally they can’t take it anymore, so they post an ad, asking for help.  even the largest among them fail to defeat him.  When a rabbit arrives, no one thinks the small animal will be brave or strong enough to defeat Lion. But perhaps this rabbit is smart enough?

If you think you already know the ending to this quirky re-writing of “The Tortoise and the Hare”, wait for the twist at the end of the tale!  Lion vs. Rabbit is a picture book triple-threat:  a funny story, adorable illustrations and a great message.

Recommended for Pre-k through grade 2.

Also try: 

Buddy and the Bunnies in: Don’t Play With Your Food! By Bob Shea

Bootsy Barker Bites by Barbara Bottner

 

Reviewed by Alyssa (Davis Library)

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Chu’s First Day of School

September 11, 2014

Chu's firstChu is back in Chu’s First Day of School by Neil Gaiman and Adam Rex.  In the first book featuring the lovable panda bear, readers got a surprise when they found out about Chu’s explosive sneezes.

In this second title, Chu is nervous about going to school.  When he gets there and all the animals take turns introducing themselves and sharing something they love to do, there’s a surprise in store for his fellow classmates, as Chu can’t help but demonstrate what he loves to do.  The expressions on his classmates’ faces tell Chu everything is going to be all right.

The concerns of Chu will resonate with young children, and readers will find humor in the facial expressions throughout the book and of course, in Chu!

For more books, check out our Starting School list.

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Puddle Pug

September 10, 2014

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By Kim Norman

Illustrated by Keika Yamaguchi

Percy the pug loves all kinds of puddles. In his search to find the perfect puddle for splashing, he makes a map of all the swamp puddles, the stomp puddles, and even the ready-for-a-romp puddles. He tries froggy puddles, and foggy puddles, and deeper-than-a-doggy puddles. When he finds just the perfect puddle, it’s already occupied by mama pig and her little piglets!

Percy tries everything to get in mama’s good graces, but it takes a big storm and one smart doggy to earn a chance to stay in the best puddle of all. This is an adorable story with fun illustrations. Percy’s expression are simply perfect as he enjoys all the different kinds of puddles. With rhyming text, it’s a great read-aloud story for your little ones.

Recommended for ages 3-6.

Nicole P. (Schimelpfenig)

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Gaston

September 9, 2014

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Gaston has always been the odd one out in his little doggy family.  If his siblings are teacups, he is a teapot.  They yip, and he RUFFs! They tippy-toe, and he races, WHOA!  Gaston tries his hardest to be what he should, and his mother, Mrs. Poodle, loves him for it.

Then, on a trip to the park, the poodle family meets a bulldog family with a misfit member of their own and they realize there’s been a terrible mix-up. Gaston switches families, but he feels like he fits in even less with his fellow bulldogs than he did with the poodles!  Can Gaston find out where he truly belongs?

This is a solid addition to the cannon of children’s picture books about family, and embracing everyone’s special role.  It’s okay if you’re not exactly like your brother or sister – mom just might love you anyway.

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Kid Picks: Special Afternoon Edition

September 7, 2014

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September 7, 2014

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