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Concerts in Motion: Classical Music Concert
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Museum Pass Spotlight: Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Memorial Day Weekend is coming this weekend! To commemorate the holiday we've also put together a list of recommended reading. Check out the book list here.
Recommended Books For Kids
Tomboy. Una chica ruda / Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir
Tomboy. Una chica ruda acompaña a una galardonada artista y autora a través de los años de su infancia y adolescencia, y explora, con humor, honestidad e intensidad, lo que significa "ser una chica".
Su autora, Liz Prince, ha sido ilustradora para Adventure Time, Steven Universe y Regular Show.
Al crecer, Liz Prince no era una niña muy femenina que digamos, no se ponía tutús rosas ni jugaba a ser una dulce princesa como las demás niñas de su vecindario. Pero tampoco era exactamente uno de los chicos. Era más bien algo en medio. Pero con las presiones de la secundaria, la preparatoria, los papás, la amistad y el romance empujándola hacia todos lados, ese "en medio" no era precisamente un lugar fácil en el cual estar.
La crìtica ha opinado:
"Divertida y cercana mirada a aquello con lo que cada niño tiene que lidiar en cierto punto de su desarrollo, descifrando quién eres verdaderamente por dentro cuando todos los demás sólo ven lo que creen que deberías ser por fuera." -Jeffrey Brown, autor de Clumsy, Jedi Academy y Darth Vader and Son-
"ESPECTACULAR. Un libro que hace pensar seriamente a cualquier persona sobre los roles de género predeterminados por la sociedad." -Kirkus Reviews-
"Liz Prince retrata la incomodidad y la humillación de la infancia y la adolescencia con una precisión maravillosa (por no decir dolorosa). Todo niño que tome este libro en sus manos estará al tanto de los secretos que la mayoría de nosotros no aprende sino hasta que es demasiado tarde, y cualquier adulto que lo lea traerá a la memoria una verdad esencial: que está muy bien ser exactamente quien queremos ser, no importa cuán raros nos consideren los demás. Tomboy. Una chica ruda no es un libro de autoayuda pero debería serlo." -Julia Wertz, autora de Drinking at the Movies y The Infinite Wait-
"Liz Prince manda las normas de género al diablo. Una encantadora memoria que mueve a la reflexión y que no puedes dejar de leer, además de llevar en sí una gran importancia." -Ariel Shrag, autor de Adam y Potential-
ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONGrowing up, Liz Prince wasn't a girly girl, dressing in pink tutus or playing Pretty Pretty princess like the other girls in her neighborhood. But she wasn't exactly one of the guys either, as she quickly learned when her Little League baseball coach exiled her to the outfield instead of letting her take the pitcher's mound. Liz was somewhere in the middle, and "Tomboy" is the story of her struggle to find the place where she belonged." Tomboy" is a graphic novel about refusing gender boundaries, yet unwittingly embracing gender stereotypes at the same time, and realizing later in life that you can be just as much of a girl in jeans and a T-shirt as you can in a pink tutu. A memoir told anecdotally, "Tomboy "follows author and zine artist Liz Prince through her early childhood into adulthood and explores her ever-evolving struggles and wishes regarding what it means to "be a girl." From staunchly refuting anything she perceived as being "girly" to the point of misogyny, to discovering throughthe punk community that your identity is whatever you make of it, regardless of your gender, "Tomboy" is as much humorous and honest as it is at points uncomfortable and heartbreaking."
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.
Gerald and Piggie are best friends.
In Pigs Make Me Sneeze!, Gerald believes he is allergic to his best friend! Will he have to stay away from Piggie forever?
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things
The first book in a hilarious chapter book series that tackles anxiety in a fun, kid-friendly way. Perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers, and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid!
A humorous and touching series about facing your fears and embracing new experiences—with a truly unforgettable character—from author Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor winning illustrator LeUyen Pham.
Alvin, an Asian American second grader, is afraid of everything—elevators, tunnels, girls, and, most of all, school. He’s so afraid of school that, while he’ s there, he never, ever, says a word. But at home, Alvin is a very loud superhero named Firecracker Man, a brother to Calvin and Anibelly, and a gentleman-in-training, just like his dad. With the help of his family, can Alvin take on the outside world without letting his fears get the best of him?
“Alvin’s a winner.” —New York Post
Babe: The Gallant Pig
Dick King-Smith’s classic story of Babe the sheep-herding pig is back with a charming new cover to win over a new generation of readers!
When Babe arrives at Hogget Farm, Mrs. Hogget’s thoughts turn to sizzling bacon and juicy pork chops. But before long, Babe reveals a talent no one could have expected: he can handle Farmer Hogget’s stubborn flock better than any sheepdog ever could! When Farmer Hogget enters Babe in the Grand Challenge Sheepdog Trials, everyone, including his wife, thinks he is a fool. But he believes in Babe. Now it’s just up to Babe to convince everyone else to believe in a sheep-pig!
An ALA Notable Book
A Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book
A Horn Book Fanfare Honor Book
An IRA-CBC Children’s Choice
An NCTE Teachers’ Choice
“A hilarious fantasy about a plucky piglet that learns how to tend sheep, Babe is a barnyard charmer.” —The Washington Post on the film adaptation
“An animal fantasy which will inevitably be compared to Charlotte’s Web. . . . A splendid book.” —The Horn Book, starred review
“Impossible to resist.” —Booklist, starred review
“One of the most delightful children’s authors.” —The Guardian on Dick King-Smith
More to the Story
From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes a new story inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in Georgia.
When Jameela Mirza is picked to be feature editor of her middle school newspaper, she’s one step closer to being an award-winning journalist like her late grandfather. The problem is her editor-in-chief keeps shooting down her article ideas. Jameela’s assigned to write about the new boy in school, who has a cool British accent but doesn’t share much, and wonders how she’ll make his story gripping enough to enter into a national media contest.
Jameela, along with her three sisters, is devastated when their father needs to take a job overseas, away from their cozy Georgia home for six months. Missing him makes Jameela determined to write an epic article—one to make her dad extra proud. But when her younger sister gets seriously ill, Jameela’s world turns upside down. And as her hunger for fame looks like it might cost her a blossoming friendship, Jameela questions what matters most, and whether she’s cut out to be a journalist at all…
When Jonathan and his family go camping on Magpie Island, they look forward to a fun, relaxing weekend. But their fun quickly vanishes when Jonathan, his sister, Abby, and their dog, Moose, find themselves in the middle of a natural disaster. A devastating earthquake has hit, destroying their camper, knocking out the only bridge to the mainland, and leaving Jonathan, Abby, and their dog with no food, water, or shelter. Alone in the woods, can Jonathan manage to keep calm and save Abby and Moose—and stay alive himself?
BEWARE THE HARE!Is he or isn't he a vampire?Before it's too late, Harold the dog and Chester the cat must find out the truth about the newest pet in the Monroe household -- a suspicious-looking bunny with unusual habits...and fangs!
Million Dollar Shot, The (new cover)
There's nothing but net in this engaging tale of basketball and life.
Eddie "Air" Ball wants to win the Finkle Foods poetry contest for a chance to sink a million-dollar free throw at halftime of the NBA finals. He knows he can make the shot, no problem. He's not so sure he can write a winning poem, though. Luckily, Eddie has the help of his best friend, Annie "Oakley" Stokely. Not only is Annie as good at shooting baskets as Eddie is, she also knows a lot about writing poems. But someone wants him to miss and will stop at nothing to keep Eddie from winning. Together, the two friends might have a chance to win the money that will help their parents move them out of their trailer park homes.
A young hunter draws his bow against a buffalo cow drinking from a stream. Before he can loose his arrow, there is no buffalo--instead, there stands a beautiful young woman, whom he knows he must marry.The hunter's people shun the Buffalo Woman, and so she returns, with their son, Calf Boy, to her people. The hunter's heart compels him to follow. But he has been warned: The Buffalo Nation is angry at the Straight-up-People. And if he cannot find his wife and son among he many buffalo, they will be lost to him forever.
Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School (Two Dogs in a Trench Coat #1)
Sassy and Waldo need to save their boy from being bored all day in class, but the school won't let two dogs inside. Good thing they found that trench coat!
Sassy and Waldo are good dogs.Sassy and Waldo spend their day keeping the house safe. Has a squirrel ever gotten inside? No!But every day their boy, Stewart, leaves for a scary place: school!Sassy and Waldo need to save Stewart. But they don't let dogs into school. Not even the really good ones.Sassy and Waldo put on a trench coat.Now everyone at Bea Arthur Elementary thinks they are a new student.Everyone except Stewart.
The Hundred Dresses
A 1945 Newbery Honor Book
Eleanor Estes's The Hundred Dresses won a Newbery Honor in 1945 and has never been out of print since. At the heart of the story is Wanda Petronski, a Polish girl in a Connecticut school who is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Wanda claims she has one hundred dresses at home, but everyone knows she doesn't and bullies her mercilessly. The class feels terrible when Wanda is pulled out of the school, but by that time it's too late for apologies. Maddie, one of Wanda's classmates, ultimately decides that she is "never going to stand by and say nothing again." This powerful, timeless story has been reissued with a new letter from the author's daughter Helena Estes, and with the Caldecott artist Louis Slobodkin's original artwork in beautifully restored color.
Because of Winn-Dixie
A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America's beloved storyteller.
One summer’s day, ten-year-old India Opal Buloni goes down to the local supermarket for some groceries – and comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog. It’s because of Winn-Dixie that Opal begins to make friends. And it’s because of Winn-Dixie that she finally dares to ask her father about her mother, who left when Opal was three. In fact, as Opal admits, just about everything that happens that summer is because of Winn-Dixie. Featuring a new cover illustration by E. B. Lewis.
The Lemonade War
For a full hour, he poured lemonade. The world is a thirsty place, he thought as he nearly emptied his fourth pitcher of the day. And I am the Lemonade King.
Fourth-grader Evan Treski is people-smart. He's good at talking with people, even grownups. His younger sister, Jessie, on the other hand, is math-smart, but not especially good with people. So when the siblings' lemonade stand war begins, there really is no telling who will win--or even if their fight will ever end. Brimming with savvy marketing tips for making money at any business, definitions of business terms, charts, diagrams, and even math problems, this fresh, funny, emotionally charged novel subtly explores how arguments can escalate beyond anyone's intent.
Awards: 2009 Rhode Island Children's Book Award, 2007 New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, North Carolina Children's Book Award 2011, 2011 Nutmeg Award (Connecticut)
Check out www.lemonadewar.com for more information on The Lemonade War Series, including sequels The Lemonade Crime, The Bell Bandit, and The Candy Smash.
A touching tale of parent-child separation and immigration, from a National Book Award finalist
After Saya's mother is sent to an immigration detention center, Saya finds comfort in listening to her mother's warm greeting on their answering machine. To ease the distance between them while she’s in jail, Mama begins sending Saya bedtime stories inspired by Haitian folklore on cassette tape. Moved by her mother's tales and her father's attempts to reunite their family, Saya writes a story of her own—one that just might bring her mother home for good.
With stirring illustrations, this tender tale shows the human side of immigration and imprisonment—and shows how every child has the power to make a difference.
Nicholas Allen is not a troublemaker -- he's just creative. When he decides to liven things up in Mrs. Granger's fifth grade language arts class, he comes up with the greatest plan yet. He invents a new word for a pen -- frindle. It doesn't take long
Biblioteca Tumblebooks tiene libros animados, con ilustraciones que hablan, para enseñar a losniños los placeres de la lectura en un formato que les encantará.
Brtiannica School offers encyclopedias and related materials for all grades (Pre-K-12) and all reading abilities.
Comics Plus offers online digital graphic novels and comics available for free with your library card.
Elementary (Gale in Context)
eBooks available in ePub and/or PDF format. Currently, it can be used with PCs, iDevices, Androids, Nooks, Sony Readers, Kobo readers, and Kindle Fire. Freading specializes in romance and children’s books.