Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Mayte and Pepito are convinced that Don Aparicio, the grumpy ice cream seller, is really the bogeyman. Don Aparicio constantly complaints about badly behaved children who need to be taught a lesson. Mayte comes to believe that he is the Bogeyman (el Cuco) who kidnaps bad children and eats them or sells them at the market.
Beautifully illustrated in English and Spanish.
For readers Grades 1-2, ages 6-7.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Julian and his friends set in a motion a plan that will take care of two things at once: to actually have a fun summer vacation and to see these redwoods that his uncle's company is trying to cut down and sell for a huge profit.
Set in Northern California, five kids set out to save a grove of almost extinct trees taller than the Statue of Liberty and older than the United States. Operation Redwood by S. Terrell French is a great story about kids who act on what they believe in even if the ending is a bit unrealistic. But that's why this is fiction. Great for readers 6th-8th grades.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
2. When we get scared, our brain orders the release of adrenaline and a flood of other hormones into the bloodstream. Instantly, the body is ready to fight or flee.
3. A pumping heart has enough pressure to blast blood 30 feet into the air.
4. The ancient Egyptians were able to pull their brains out of their noses.
5. Black cats are actually good luck instead of bad (there is a scientific explanations as well)
Guess what? All of the above is true, now you need to read the book to find out the who’s and the how’s of this scary, mysteries book that has great illustrations as well as few cartoons to show us the seemingly impossible.
ARE YOU AFRAID YET? THE SCIENNCE BEHIND SACRY STUFF is written by STEPHEN JAMES O’MEARA and the illustrations are by JEREMY KAPOSY.
Monday, December 14, 2009
A second mystery adventure has the two friends off to Scotland for the Edinburg Music Festival. Just as they are befriending this amazing pianist, Seneca, she's kidnapped and held for a million dollar ransom. Kari and Lucas are determined to rescue her themselves, because, really, what adult would believe them, especially the ones they suspect are involved in Seneca's kidnapping.
Friday, December 11, 2009
This delightful bilingual picture book explores the concept of opposites. Written by Ina Cumpiano, illustrated by Jose Ramirez. Kindergarten, Ages 5-6.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Monday, December 07, 2009
THE SMASHING SCROLL by Michael Dahl is the perfect mystery for you if you are just starting to read chapter books. Scary things happen. Giant scrolls telling the "World's Last Story" start rolling down the road, threatening to cover the Earth with it's parchment! And of course - the librarian saves the day!
For 2nd - 4th graders.
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
This particular book is unique because it presents the president from his children's viewpoint. The story spans from the time that Lincoln decides to run for president to the end of the Civil War.
The chapters are full of Lincoln's wisdom and insights. P.J. Lynch's illustrations add warmth and life to this touching and inspiring book on one of the most liked and famous presidents. A very good read.
For grades 4th and older.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Mr. Fox loves nothing more than to hear how fantastic he is. He does everything that he can to get the compliments from his wife, including stealing chicken, duck and turkey from his nemeses, the three farmers. However, the farmers are well aware of Mr. Fox and they plot to capture their enemy and teach him a lesson. But... there is a reason why Mr. Fox is called Fantastic. This book is such a fun read that you can won't want to put in down.
For grades 4th and older.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Glendale Central Library
222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205
For more information call the Children's Room (818)548-2034
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
She has gone through a lot of changes in her short life and is eager to find some sort of peace and comfort.
She makes a friend whose name is Reed. Reed likes to read. He gets teased a lot because here is Reed who likes to read. However, Dyamonde is not like the others, she becomes best of friends with Reed and together not only they read but start many new adventures. MAKE WAY FOR DYAMONDE DANIEL is by NIKKI GRIMES and the pictures are by R. GREGORY CHRISTIE.
For grades 2nd-4th.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Ages 5-9. Written by Janice Levy and illustrated by Bill Slavin.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Like animal stories, then check out this book list.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
There was an Irish boy named Fletcher Moom, who only wanted one thing and that was to be a private investigator. He even took the online course from Bob Bernstein, the famous FBI agent turned private eye. He was first in his class and had a real badge to prove it, too. He just wanted to do some good and be a voice for justice against those who would bully and lie and cheat. You can see where this is heading....
One day, his badge was stolen and everyone doubted his abilities despite all his boasting. To prove himself and get it back, he took on a case for April Deveraux. As he got closer to finding the thief who stole her special lock of hair, Fletcher was accused of arson and jailed. His nemesis, a member of the notorious criminal Sharkey family, sprang him from police custody and together they forged an uncomfortable alliance to clear both their names of the recent rash of thefts and mayhem in the town.
A great detective novel full of twists and red herrings written with humor and full of characters you'll want to root for.
Half-Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer is for fluent readers 6th and up.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
When: Saturday, October 17, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Central Library
222 East Harvard Street.
Glendale, CA 91025
The Wildlife Waystation, a non-profit refuge for wild and exotic animals, will bring an owl to the Library for you to meet up close. For additional information, please contact the Children's Room (818) 548-2035. For ages 4+ and their families.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
Those attending this group will get the chance to attend a special pre-talk visit with the author on the evening of November 19. Details and invitations will be available at the end of the discussion group.
For Grades 4-8 and their parents
Wednesday, October 28, 7-8:00 p.m.
Glendale Public Library / 222 East Harvard St. / Glendale, 91205
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Friday, October 02, 2009
A good read-aloud, written by Joe Hayes and illustrated by Mauricio Trenard Sagayo.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Little Audrey's father dies in a car accident while drunk, which devastates the family even more, but ironically his death also brings the end of the tunnel in sight, as they become forced to move out of the mining camp. Her mother will now be able to earn money and bring it all home and Little Audrey and her three other sisters can go to a better school. For grades 5-8.
--Evelyn, Library Assistant
Thursday, September 24, 2009
While the group was small this month the discussion was lively. Here's how they rated Chinese Cinderella:
Brittany - 10 I loved this book. The fact that it was a true story was amazing. Even though it was very sad, it kept my interest and I could not put it down.
Jaime - 5 It was an interesting book but sometimes it was just too sad to keep reading.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, September 27, 10 am - 4 pm
3301 East Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale, 91206
Worth the drive up the canyon! More than 15,000 used Library books for children and adults will be on sale. Proceeds will benefit the Chevy Chase Branch Library. The sale will include adult and children's books on all subjects and of all types; something for every book lover. Sponsored by the Friends of the Glendale Public Library.
Early Birds: On Saturday, September 26, Friends of the Library members can attend the sale from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
For more information call (818) 548-2047.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Tamales are adorable, especially the smart one with her big glasses, and the brother with his dramatic eyebrows and mustache. Some Spanish words are scattered. There is a glossary at the front if you need help with the pronunciation. Pictures are wonderfully done. Written by Eric A. Kimmel. Illustrated by Valeria Docampo. For readers 4-8. Grades 1-2.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
There are many emotional animal stories dealing with adventure and tragedy, but none as poetically beautiful as THE UNDERNEATH by Kathi Appelt. Many creatures lurk in dark places, waiting to come out into the light. Some are evil, but some, like two frisky kittens and their mom, are innocent and curious. Unfortunately, from their home underneath the porch of a mean old man called Gar Face, the cat family and their trusty watch dog and companion Ranger rarely get to experience the light. When they dare to risk it, their lives are changed forever. Written with captivating imagery and the dark enchanting tone of a much more mature novel, this story will draw readers in to its tangled web of raw feelings and vivd personification of the many animal characters. Appropriate for grades 6 and up.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
There's a lot to talk about in this one and Snacktime Readers will be featuring this title for its October 28 meeting, more details to follow.
Ms. Koss will be speaking at the Central Library on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m.
For more information, please call the Library (818) 548-2035.
Monday, September 14, 2009
This excellent memory will help readers to understand the struggles that people experienced under Castro’s leadership and the opportunities that come with freedom.
For readers ages 12-14. Grades 7-9. Written by Eduardo F. Calcines.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
BOOK FIESTA!: CELEBRATE CHILDREN’S DAY/BOOK DAY