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Books as Gifts

Library Staff Recommended Books As Gifts Whether you are shopping for a newborn or a 90-year-old, books can make fantastic gifts. Several of our staff members have put together a list of books they think would make wonderful gifts.   Babies/Toddlers  All Fall Down by Helen Oxenbury Charlie Chick (pop-up book) by Nick Denchfield and Ant Parker Barnyard Dance By Sandra Boynton Where is Baby's Belly Button?  by Karen Katz   Preschool The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood Waiting by Kevin Henkes Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop! Hardcover by Todd Tuell Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the bus by Mo Willems   School Age Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai The Marvels by Brian Selznick Wonder by R.J. Jarimillo Holes by Louis Sachar Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney   Young Adults The Crossover by Kwame Alexander Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielson Bone Gap by Laura Ruby Mosquitoland by David Arnold The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons The Wrath and the Dawn—Ahdieh An Ember in the Ashes—Tahir Lumberjanes—Stevenson Under a Painted Sky--Lee   Graphic Novels Ms. Marvel vol. 1 by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona Deadpool: The Complete Collection vol. 1 by Daniel Way and Andy Diggle Fiction City on Fire Garth Risk Hallberg The Martian by Andy Weir   Nonfiction Kissinger: 1923-1968 The Idealist- Niall Ferguson. The Witches: Salem 1692 by Stacy Schiff Country [...]

By |December 11th, 2015|Categories: Book Lists, Featured Post, KCPL|Comments Off on Books as Gifts

Celebration of Nations Around the World

For younger kids (5-8)   For older kids (8-12) More about the World from Overdrive Culture of the World Earth's Continents Count Your Way Through  Ancient Civilizations More about the World from Hoopla Culture Links from the library (access with your library card!) CultureGrams Kids (Age: K-5) Purpose: Reports on countries and cultures, visiting a foreign country – learn about the culture first. Content: Concise and reliable multimedia on 200 cultures of the world. Special section called, "Life as a Kid" TrueFlix (Login then look for "Continents") (Age: 3rd-6th grade) The True Books series brought to life for today’s student. Books and videos include information on science, civilizations, government and more. Learn a language Spanish titles

By |July 1st, 2020|Categories: Book Lists|0 Comments

Explore The Great Outdoors

For younger kids (5-8)                    For older kids (8-12)    More kids nature ebooks from Overdrive More kids nature ebooks from Hoopla  Scientists in the Field Series Topics: Stargazing Birds

By |June 25th, 2020|Categories: Book Lists|Comments Off on Explore The Great Outdoors

Get Messy!

Get a library card by email. Questions? Get help. Check out these quick guides to Libby  and Hoopla. For younger kids (5-8) For older kids (8-12) Lessons from CreativeBug (Create an account with your library card) Watch a tutorial on how to get CreativeBug Experiments & Projects Crafts & Hobbies Art

By |July 8th, 2020|Categories: Book Lists|0 Comments

Great audiobooks for road trips with the whole family

   CDs, Overdrive audiobooks, and streaming from Hoopla A Bear called Paddington (Overdrive) The Tale of Despereaux (Overdrive) Rabbit Ears Stories by Beatrix Potter (Hoopla) Rabbit Ears Treasury of Fairy Tales Rabbit Ears Treasury of Tall Tales Rabbit Ears Treasury of Fables Winnie-the-Pooh (Hoopla) The House at Pooh Corner (Hoopla) The Tale of Despereaux Just So Stories including the Jungle Book (OneClick) (Hoopla) James and the Giant Peach The Mouse and the Motorcycle Olivia (Hoopla) The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Hoopla) Fantastic Mr. Fox & other Animal Stories The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories Flora & Ulysses (Overdrive) Little House on the Prairie   Sample streaming Hoopla titles (includes many popular kids books) Cinderella, The Frog Prince, And Rumplestiltskin The Wind in the Willows Beauty And The Beast & East Of The Sun, West Of The Moon Alice's Adventures In Wonderland The Wizard of Oz Don't Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late! Wynken, Blynken And Nod Stuart's Cape   Find more audiobooks: Compact discs for children. Hoopla audiobooks for children More Tips for Road trips  

By |June 13th, 2014|Categories: Book Lists, childrens|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Great audiobooks for road trips with the whole family

March Mania Book Tournament

  February 26th – April 1st; brackets available Feb 1st-26th March Madness is approaching, but why should basketball fans have all the fun?!  32 of best Adult/YA books of 2016 will go head to head in a battle to crown a book champion. Fill out a bracket to predict the winners and a chance to win a grand prize.  Brackets are due to the library by February 26th via email or handed to a Reference desk. Then vote for the round victors to enter for the weekly raffle prize. Submit your brackets or questions to   Round 1:  Vote for Select Sixteen February 26- March 4  -->  Round One Matchups Round 2:  Vote for Exclusive Eight March 5 - 11  -->  Round Two Matchups Round 3:  Vote for the Fantastic Four March 12 - 18  -->  Round Three Matchups Round 4:  Vote for the Terrific Two March 19 - 25 -->  Round Four Matchups Championship Round:   Vote for the 2015 March Mania Book Tournament Champion March 26- April 1  --> Final Championship Match    

By |February 26th, 2017|Categories: Book Lists, Featured Post|Comments Off on March Mania Book Tournament

Phonics Readers

Bob Books My first Bob books. Alphabet My first Bob books. Pre-reading skills Bob books. Set 4, Compound words Bob books. Set 5, Long vowels Pals! - Level B Set 2 Bob books. Sight words kindergarten Bob books. Sight words first grade Bob Books Level 1 Buddy to the rescue Cupcake surprise! I can ride! My school trip The new puppy Outdoor adventures! I Can Read Phonics Fun: Batman Clifford the Big Red Dog Biscuit Little Critter Spider-Man My Little Pony The Berenstain Bears Fancy Nancy's Fantastic Phonics Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends   More Phonics: Primary Phonics Storybooks Curious George - Curious About Phonics Amazing Animals      

By |June 12th, 2014|Categories: Book Lists, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Phonics Readers

Summer Movie Books

It is a great summer for family movies, and the Library has all the books and music to bring the excitement home with you!   Don't forget, Hoopla titles are always available! Finding Dory Finding Dory Soundtrack (HooplaDigital) Finding Dory Comic (HooplaDigital)     Hank the Septopus                     BFG BFG (Overdrive) BFG Animated Film 1989   BFG Soundtrack (HooplaDigital)                         Secret Life of Pets Meet the Pets Secret Life of Pets                       Pete's Dragon Pete's Dragon: Junior Novel                       Ice Age: Collision Course Ice Age Collision Course: Junior Novel

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