Brotherband Chronicles

By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire Here’s the latest and greatest crop of children’s books that have been published recently. If you like funny or profound, you’re in luck. Take a gander! Cookie the Walker by Chris Monroe. Cookie the dog decides one day to start walking on her hind legs. You know, to be able to click to continue...


15 Favorite Kids and Teen Books of 2012

15 Top Books for Kids and Teens 2012

By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire 2013 is upon us and the year is wrapped up at last. It is always a challenge to find the best new books for kids. Most of the time, you end up with whatever the Scholastic Book Fair at school is selling (not to say that those are necessarily poor choices) click to continue...


By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire It is National Poetry Month and I know that many of us think of poetry and cringe, remembering having to pick out the imagery in the “Charge of the Light Brigade” or something similar in high school (shudder).    But poetry for kids can be fun, inventive and—get this—illustrated!  Even for the click to continue...

I See Me! Personalized Books

Up until a few weeks ago, my idea of a personalized book was writing my son's name in his books.  If we wanted to go super personalized we would go to an author's book signing...and then the author would write my son's name in his book.   It really doesn't get any more personal than that click to continue...

Kids Music Review

By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire If you have kids, you’ve probably been through a few stages of music.  Maybe you were sucked into that unclear research about how playing Mozart makes your baby smarter.  Then, you might have been subjected to listening to the Wiggles, that Australian children’s band that bring in millions every year.  God click to continue...

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Part 2

By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire A few months ago, I put together a suggestion list for books to read for those kids who can’t get enough of the Diary of Wimpy Kid series.  I thought by now those self-same kids may have run through that list, so I am here to help by suggesting even more click to continue...


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