Do Princesses Make Happy Campers?

Do Princesses Make Happy Campers? written by Camela LaVigna Coyle. Illustrated by Mike Gordon. This is the newest book in the series, Do Princesses…..?.  In this book, the family goes on a camping trip and have many fun experiences.  The princess tries to help pack up the camping gear, but tries to take everything from […]

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Albie’s First Word: A Tale Inspired by Albert Einstein’s Childhood

Albie’s First Word : A Tale Inspired by Albert Einstein’s Childhood written by Jacqueline Tourville and illustrated by Wynne Evans.  When Albert Einstein was a young child, his parents worried because he didn’t talk.  His younger sister Maya chattered away but Albie said nothing.  He actively engaged in many activities and he observed but didn’t […]

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Spotlight on OverDrive Kids eReading Room

You may have noticed a new image on our Kids’ Brain page.  Clicking on this takes you to a special “reading room” that features items for juvenile and young teen readers.  When kids search this collection, the results are mostly limited to eBooks and eAudiobooks that are published for readers through sixth grade- similar to […]

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Leo Loves Baby Time

Leo Loves Baby Time    written by Anna McQuinn, illustrated by Ruth Hearson Bright, culturally diverse, colorful illustrations and simple text make this a pleasure to share with very young children.  It brings them through the day’s events of sharing singing, clapping, and a variety of movements they can easily identify with.  A great bonding […]

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Recommended App of the Week

Bill Nye the Science Guy Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price:Free Recommended for ages 7-10. “Disney recently released an app called Bill Nye the Science Guy.  When you first open the app a voice over by Bill Nye exclaims, “You’ve arrived at my […]

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Rainstack!

Rainstack by Onur Tukel. This delightful story with charming illustrations will appeal to children of all ages.  Although the animals of the jungle solve a variety of problems by working together as a team using both brains and brawn, one team member with a penchant for inventing, decides they can be replaced by technology.  When technology […]

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Recommended App of the Week

Starfall Learn to Read Compatible with iPhone, iPodTouch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire. Price: $2.99 This app is phonics based.  In the “Play” section, there are interactive games for a child to make words- the narrator announces “make a word with -an to match the picture.”  Then a picture appears and the narrator pronounces the word- for example, a picture of […]

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Recommended App of the Week

  Moose Math (Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android) iOS 5.1 or later; Android 2.3. and up. $1.99. “Covers early math skills in a fun build-your-own-world environment. Every detail, from the kid-friendly narration to hints, is designed with young kids in mind. Parents can see reports of their kids’ progress. Parental control swipe screens keep kids from wandering into […]

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