Reading Level: Grades 4 - 8
Have you ever wondered about all the strange ways people have died? Being shoved into a grinding machine by a robot, jumping off the Eiffel Tower with a non-functioning parachute, and being hit by a thrown turnip are just three of the unusual deaths highlighted in this darkly amusing book.
Reading Level: Grades 3 - 5
When an evil Mongol invader demands tribute from everyone in a small Turkish town one family can only offer an old donkey. Nasreddin Hoca saves the day by promising to teach the donkey to read in one month. How is that possible?
Come by the Youth Services Desk to see our new traditional Huichol boy's outfit which was donated by the Puerto Vallarta Sister Cities Committee and the People of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. The embroidered outfit, complete with shoes and hat, is on display by the Library gerbils.
Be sure to mark your calendar so you remember tor sign up for our winter storytime sessions, because these very popular progarms with Miss Deena fill up quickly. Each storytime features stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards and much much more. Our Baby Booktime for newborns to walkers and our First Steps program for walkers to 2 1/2 year olds also includes a ½ hour of play featuring age-appropriate toys and time for socialization with other children and caregivers. Click here for more information.
Reading Level: Grades K - 2
Elephant struggles with a terrible moral dilemma: should he share his ice cream with Piggie, which he knows is the right thing to do, or should he eat the whole thing himself, which is what he would really LIKE to do.
Reading Level: Ages 3 - 6
When a peacock falls off a truck at the Tuckers' farm he becomes a grand attraction for passersby and a benefit to the farm, but the hens become jealous because he gets all the attention while doing none of the work.
Reading Level: Ages 3 - 7
Fuddles is a fat, pampered indoor cat who dreams of going outside and having grand adventures. One day, when the door is left open, he makes his getaway, but he soon discovers that being an outdoor cat is a lot more work than he expected.
If you like this book you may want to check out The Great Gracie Chase: Stop That Dog! too.
Reading Level: Ages 3 - 7
Charlie the basset hound lives and works on a ranch. It is hard work especially since he has to make sure that Suzie the Jack Russell terrier holds up her end of the job too.
The Youth Services Department's Collectors' Corner has reopened. Come in and see what collections are on display. Children age 14 and under can sign up at the Youth Services Desk to show their collections too, but be warned, the list is very long (over 10 months).