Kid Bits - Dealing with Grief

When families deal with grief and mourning, sometimes stories help work through the grief and bring out the good parts. Here are some "chapter book" recommends, which often can be found in audio version.

Ida B. in book. Ida B. in audio.
Garden Of Eve in book.
Each Little Bird That Sings in book. Each Little Bird That Sings in audio.
Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes in the Teen Collection.
Missing May in book.
Samir And Yonatan in book.

The Other Mozart (the life of the famous Chevalier de Saint-George) by Hugh Brewster

Born a slave Joseph Bolonge was renamed Joseph Bolonge, the Chevalier de Saint-George by his father and master. He was taken to France and taught to fence, play the violin and compose music. He overcame every obstacle, mingled with Marie Antoinette and Mozart. Hugh Brewster captures the life of a remarkable man in this historical account.

DVD Bits - Did You Enjoy Juno?

Did you enjoy the creativity, quirkiness, and sympathetic situations of people in Juno,
even though you hope teen pregnancy doesn't happen in your family?
The TEEN book Weetzie Bat, tells a similarly flavored story that is every bit as quirky, poignant, humanly resolved and wonderful.
It's a tasty "snack" of a read that still offers hope and satisfaction after ten years in publication.

Mystery Bits - Need A New Lead?

Do you like to watch mysteries on the telly?
Do you like your BBC?

You can read Wikipedia on LoveJoy.
You can get Lovejoy BBC episodes from the Library. Lovejoy is an antiques dealer whose scruples are not always the highest. Episodes are inspired by Jonathan Gash mystery titles such as The Gondola Scam.

BONUS: You get to see Ian McShane 20 years younger than his award winning character, Al Swearengen, in HBO's Deadwood. Read more on Ian McShane at
The Library also owns Deadwood, set during the Black Hills Gold Rush of 1870's.

The Road to Paris by Nikki Grimes

A foster child finds out who she is and where she belongs in Nikki Grimes, The Road to Paris. This Coretta Scott King Honor book is a powerful story of love, prayer and family.

WHoa! Wild Animals! - Jeff Corwin Books

You see him on TV! Here's the Jeff Corwin Experience on our NEW BOOKS Shelves.
Into Wild Amazonia;
Into Wild Galapagos;
Into Wild Africa;
Into Wild Madagascar; and more.

If you LOVE to read about wild life, checkout the Kids Magazines:
Cousteau Kids;
Ranger Rick;
National Geographic Kids.
Looking for gift ideas?
Magazine subscriptions make a wonderful gift that goes all year!

The Story of Islam by Rob Lloyd Jones

A concise and accurate depiction of the history of Islam from its inception to the present. Colorful illustrations of mosques and historical photos are an additional bonus.

DVD Bits - Listen LOUD!

"It Started as a Concert. It Became a Celebration."
If you LOVE Rock-n-Roll, don't miss The Last Waltz by Martin Scorsese. This is the film account of the last concert of The Band in 1978. Read more on Internet Movie Data Base. The opening credits instruct "Listen Loud"!

5th grade reading UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Are you going into 5th grade this fall?
SCARY! Try Double-Dare To Be Scared: Another Thirteen Chilling Tales.
ROYALS! Try Marie Antoinette or Jahanara: Princess of Princesses in the Royal Diaries series, by American Girl Publishers.
ADVENTURE! Try National Parks Mysteries with Deadly Waters set in Everglades, or Valley Of Death set in Death Valley.

Four Feet Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams

Karen Lynn Williams tells a touching story of two refugee girls who learn that sharing is a way to remember.

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