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...


By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire February is Black History Month.  We also just celebrated Chinese New Year, ringing in the Year of the Rabbit.  Women’s History Month is coming up as well.  Seems to me a good time for some historical fiction! If you are anything like me, you might not hate learning about history, but click to continue...

What to Read After Harry Potter?

By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire So I must admit that when I first read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, I wasn’t all that impressed.  I thought it was a very likeable, inventive story, but not what I’d call great literature for kids.  But now, 13 years later and on the eve of the 7th film click to continue...

Halloween Books - Spooky Books

By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire Halloween is upon us again, and I must admit, I love this holiday.  Many of us probably know of its pagan roots and that having bonfires and dressing up was to blend in with the dead who were coming back to walk among us.  Then the Romans came along with their click to continue...

Diary of A Wimpy Kid

By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire Dan here - please welcome Noelle - she is, dare I say it, a Mom!  This is her first of what we hope will be many posts here, because unlike me, she actually knows what she is talking about!  Back to Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire... Do you have the Wimpy Kid blues?  click to continue...


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