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October Kid Book Picks

I can’t believe it is October! We have a lot going on in October for kids and teens, so make sure to visit our online event calendar. Everything from Lego Challenges to DIY Crafts. We also have some fun displays in the library filled with recommendations from staff and our teen volunteers!

Now for my favorite part of writing these blog posts  — my kid book picks! Here are some of my favorite new books, some oldies, and of course graphic novels (because I love graphic novels!) If you find yourself needing even more recommendations, then be sure to check-out our Kids Blog. Want to learn more about the books below? Visit our catalog to get the scoop!

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September Kid Book Picks

We have a lot going on in September for kids, so make sure to visit our online event calendar for story times, Paws to Read, and all the free programs we have going on this month. I’m pretty excited for our DIY Crystals program Monday September 18th. Make sure to register before the program is full! It is going to be messy, but also amazing.

Now for my September kid book picks…

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Kid Book Picks

Here are ten quotes from ten different books that I loved reading this summer and definitely recommend adding to your to-be-read pile. Want to know more about each of these books? Then click on the title to read more about it in our catalog.

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Kids’ Book Pick: A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky

Do not approach an emu,

The bird does not esteem you.

It wields a quick and wicked kick

That’s guaranteed to cream you.

– Jack Prelutsky

A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky is my children’s book pick for April. This book is a wonderful introduction to the world of poetry. It is fun, lighthearted, and a truly magical read. It was first published in 1996, but continues to be just as great a read today. It is a book for kids who have enjoyed Prelutsky’s  Be Glad your Nose is on your Face and Other Poems and Something BIG Has Been Here, Janeczko and Raschka’s A Poke in the I, and Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends.
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Feed our Brain and Soul: April is National Poetry Month

…Resistance is futile.

move & roll on to this poem
do not resist this poem
this poem has your eyes
this poem has his head
this poem has his arms
this poem has his fingers
this poem has his fingertips

-Excerpt from “Beware: Do Not Read This Poem,” by Ishmael Reed

Whether you are a poet and ya know it, or have nightmares of analyzing poetry in high school, it may be time to approach the subject anew: you may just be surprised at what speaks to something within. Here are some ways to dip your toe back into that poetry pool….

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