Category Archives: Kids – Fiction

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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One Book 4 Colorado Returns April 17!

The One Book 4 Colorado program aims to get books into the hands of 4 year olds across the state each year.  This year’s free giveaway will take place April 17 – May 1 here at the library, so don’t forget to stop by and pick up a book for that special 4 year old in your life!

Books are available in English and Spanish.  The title of this year’s prize book will be revealed on the 17th.

Learn more about the OB4CO program and the impact is has made here.

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Kids’ Book Pick: Where is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox & Judy Horacek

green-sheepWhere is the Green Sheep?by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek, is my children’s book pick for March. This book was first published in 2007 and since then has received numerous awards and recognition. This is one of my favorite children’s books and it will have you laughing the entire time. This book is a fun and silly read for kids and even adults. Where is the Green Sheep? is for kids who have enjoyed Lemons are not Red, Sheep in a Jeep, Sheep in Shop, Sheep Blast off, and Farmyard Beat.

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Katie’s Picks – New Children’s Fiction

Check out these titles new to our children’s area and recommended by our Outreach Librarian, Katie.

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

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Subhi is a refugee. He was born in an Australian permanent detention center after his mother and sister fled the violence of a distant homeland, and the center is the only world he knows. Continue reading Katie’s Picks – New Children’s Fiction

Kids’ Book Pick: Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka & Mae Barnett

Battle BunnyBattle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mae Barnett is my children’s book pick for February. This book is amazing, ridiculous, and a unique read! Illustrator Matthew Myers does an incredible job drawing two overlapping stories on each page.  Battle Bunny  is for kids who enjoyed Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, Mo’s Mustache, Mr. Wuffles, and Do Not Open This Book.

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