Category Archives: Kids – Fiction

The Great Library Series Turned My Tween Son into a Reader – Brightly

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“No parent likes to hear that their child hates to read. That is especially painful when you work in book publishing. When all of my son’s friends were binge-reading Percy Jackson and Harry Potter, he wanted nothing to do with it.

I brought home book after book in the hope that something would pique my son’s interest and nothing ever did. I would quiz other parents to see what their kids were reading and order those books. They sat in the living room completely untouched.”

and . . . and . . . then what???? Continue reading The Great Library Series Turned My Tween Son into a Reader – Brightly

September Kid Book Picks

Here are some of my favorite old and new kid books that you should be reading this month! Want to know more about each of these books? Then read more about it in our catalog.

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August Kid & Teen Book Picks

Here are some of my favorite old and new kid & teen books that you should be reading this month! Want to know more about each of these books? Then read more about it in our catalog.

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Why ARE Sports so Important?

We really love sports, don’t we. We play them, we watch them, we become obsessed with them. We even READ about them!
“Sports draw us in for many reasons; the elegance, the competition, the history, our identification with great athleticism … a coming together of community in a shared story.” –  Mark Banschick,  Psychology Today Continue reading Why ARE Sports so Important?

Wow! Do we have books (and movies) for you!

Summer is for reading. But then again, so are fall, winter, and spring. But summer reading has hot temperatures and long nights that make for a distinctly interesting reading experience. Our staff (and even a patron!) have been so busy reading this summer, that we just had to publish a super duper extra long list of recommended reads. So set up the hammock, the iced tea, and the popsicles, then dive into these yummy summer treats. Continue reading Wow! Do we have books (and movies) for you!