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Redefining Family through Tony Diterlizzi’s WondLa series

Book 1: Search for WondLa

Lisa from the Youth team reviews this series for older kids, a hybrid of science fiction and fantasy; though they are not graphic novels, the imaginative storytelling is enhanced through DiTerlizzi’s distinctive illustrations.

I just finished reading the WondLa series by Tony DiTerlizzi. It is a wonderful mix of characters and action in a futuristic setting: imagine Rogue One meets Planet of the Apes meets The Wizard of Oz.

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So You Say You’re Not a Scientist?

Science Books for Non-Scientists
“We are part of this universe; we are in this universe.”
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and author of Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandries.

Science books for the non-scientists among us help us experience the wonder of life through fascination, entertainment, and humor. A big thanks to Kerry McHugh at Shelf Awareness for her thoughts and book selections on this important subject!

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Colorful Poetry: Poems for all seasons, all faces, all beings

Reading to your kids? Try reaching for a book of poetry during this National Poetry Month. We have loads of kids poetry books, from whimsical to poignant – and our friends at Brightly have offered even more selections, with their list of diverse poetry books.

From the Brightly blog: “I love poetry because it’s so universal, unique, and accessible to kids. The compact, songlike nature of many poems can make learning language feel almost effortless to children. They don’t even realize how much they’re retaining by reciting a simple nursery rhyme or short poem.” – Charnaie Gordon

Sharing the SeasonsVisit our children’s poetry display; you’ll find all sorts of poems – lyrical , funny, imaginative, nostalgic, and silly.
Pick up something poetic to share with your little ones, such as Sharing the Seasons: A Book of Poems. Happy Poetry Month!