Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Once Upon a Marigold
By Jean Ferris

Edric is walking through the forest one day when he happens upon a mysterious young boy, Christian. His parents are nowhere to be found so Edric takes him in and raises him as his own. Edric is not an ordinary adoptive father however, but a troll who lives in a forest full of fairies, elves, and other magical creatures. Christian lives happily with Edric and spends most of his time working on his inventions and contraptions. One is a telescope that he uses to look across the woods into the castle of Princess Marigold. Christian can see that she’s unhappy and figures out a way of getting in touch with her using pigeons, p-mail, and thus their friendship begins. Eventually, Christian can't resist leaving his forest life behind and journeys to the castle to finally meet her. But he has absolutely no idea of what lies ahead and that is when the real adventures begins. A fast-paced charming fairy tale that truly is "part comedy, part love story, part everything but the kitchen sink."

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007


What an odd pair walking down the street you think to yourself. The little squirt is green and plump and the taller one is dark and wrinkly. But it isn't you see. It's only Grape and his grandfather, Raisin, on their way to spend a day in the park together. Come along and see what the twosome are up to.

Raisin and Grape by Tom Amico and James Proimos is a perfect story for preschoolers - 2nd grade readers.

P.S. Please don't snack on any grapes or raisins while you're reading this story, it might upset them.

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Saturday, January 20, 2007


The Sound of Colors A Journey of the Imagination written and illustrated by Jimmy Liao is one of the coolest books that you will read and see. It has beautiful illustrations with very vibrant colors. Looking at this book will make you feel as though you are walking in a museum and looking at great works of art. This story is about a girl who is losing her eye sight and has to use the power of her imagination to experience and feel all the pretty things that surround her. This book also has been adapted into a stage play and a motion picture. Go along on this beautiful journey with a very imaginative girl and you will have a great time.

For grades 1st through 5th.

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Thursday, January 18, 2007


It's Fiction to Film Friday!

Join us for a treat

Would you eat a worm on a dare?
Would you eat a worm anywhere?
No matter how it is prepared?
Then come and have a seat

Friday, January 19 at 3:30 p.m.
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell is one of the many book based movies that we're showing at the library. Read the book and watch the movie or watch the movie and read the book.
Rated PG 98 min.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Did you know that Romans used clay to clean their togas? Or that some women in the 1400's wore fancy shoes called chopines that sometimes rose over 2 feet from the ground? What about some of the things that we think we already know? Is there really a five second rule for the food we drop on the ground? Does water really cure the hiccups? Speaking of water, does it really spin backwards in toilets in Australia? To find out the answers to all these questions and many more take a look at They Did What?! Your Guide to Weird & Wacky Things People Do by Jeff Szpirglas. You won't be able to put this book down as you find out about all sorts of wacky people throughout history.

Saturday, January 13, 2007


A girl
A boy
A journal
A figurehead from a ship long gone
strange noises in the night
ghostly ancestors appearing

What's going on?
Solve the mystery of Ghost Ship: A Novel by Dietlof Reiche

Thursday, January 11, 2007


We'll be closed for Martin Luther King holiday this coming Monday, January 17, 2007.

See you all Tuesday!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Lenny and Mel: After-School Confidential by Erik P. Kraft
Lenny and Mel are going undercover to do some investigative journalism on after-school clubs. They attempt to interview the P.E. teacher, check out the glee club, and question the art teacher for the school newspaper. But their spin on the clubs is not exactly what everyone expects.

A hilarious expose of after-school clubs... according to Lenny and Mel.

Ideal for 2nd - 4th grade readers, but good for anyone with a sense of humor.

Friday, January 05, 2007


In Timbuktu people traded gold for salt!
Buffalo, New York started out as a salt lick for buffaloes.
Oil was discovered in Pennsylvannia when some dude was drilling for salt.
So many people were smuggling salt in France that they set up a special police force to stop this crime!

Salt is so much more than something you sprinkle on your fries.

  • For lots more fascinating historical facts read The Story of Salt by Mark Kurlansky.

    For 4th grade readers and up.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


Go on a mischievous journey with an ice cube that runs out of the freezer and plans on going to the sea where he will grow as big as an iceberg and bump into boats. The story is written by John and Ann Hassett and it is called Can’t Catch Me. This is a very funny story about a boy who does not listen to his mother and opens the freezer. From there on, the ice cube does what he wants to do without taking other peoples suggestions until he finds himself in the sea. You have to read this book to find out if he will complete his mission at the sea.
For ages 4-8. Enjoy the book.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


Tutors are available to help you with your homework beginning today, January 2nd.