Straight from Wisconsin, it’s a magic/juggling/storytelling program with Bob Kann, our silly man on Saturday, February 23rd at 3 p.m. in the Newark Library! Don’t miss him!
All children’s events,
free to you, are funded by the Newark Library League.
necessary, just come early to get a good seat!
We just got a couple of new lego books – with models and instructions for building your own.
Cool Robots by Sean Kenney
Cool Cars and Trucks by Sean Kenney
Here’s a a look back at Newark Library Children’s Services in 2012.
Here’s a list of the top circulating children’s new books at the Newark Library:
1. The demigod diaries by Rick Riordan
2. Who could that be at this hour? By Lemony Snicket
3. Farmer boy goes west by Heather Williams
4. Dark Lord, the early years by Jamie Thomson
5. Dead end in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
6. Ungifted by Gordon Korman
7. Neil Flambé and the Crusaders curse by Kevin Sylvester
8. One white dolphin by Gill Lewis
9. The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann
10. The land of stories: by Chris Colfer
My favorite new picture book is I Need My Own Country! by Rick Walton. A little girl gets fed up with her brother and decideds she needs to create her own country — planning out everything from its name, flag, rules, and “other national things.” Part of being the President of her own country involves brokering peace with little brothers who bring chocolate cake, and changing the rules to make him part of her country, too.
For awhile now the library has circulated book group kits for adults. Each kit contains 10 books and a discussion guide and may be checked out for six weeks. Now we are offering children’s book group kits as well. Newark received three kits.
The Friendship Doll (4th grade and up)
“Throughout the twentieth century, Miss Kanagawa, one of fifty-eight dolls made to serve as ambassadors from Japan to the United States, travels the country learning to love while changing the lives of those who need her”
Roscoe Riley Rules #1: Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs (2nd grade and up)
“When the first-graders’ bee antennae would not stay on their heads and the drummers would not stay in their seats for the open house play, Roscoe decides to help by using the “don’t-you-dare” glue”
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Sary Things (2nd grade and up)
“A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything”
Questions? E-mail Children’s Library Assistant, Tracy Dodge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first day of Autumn is Saturday and this fall is going to be a great season for book releases. I’m eagerly awaiting new books in many of the series I’m following.
Already available in the Alameda County Library system is Traitor’s Chase, the sequel to The Last Musketeer by Stuart Gibbs. I loved the time travel aspect of the first book after getting into the Missing series and can’t wait to read this lastest adventure.
When our Reading Club for 9-13 year olds (recently dubbed Fiction Addiction) read Found, by Margaret Peterson Haddix, last year, I promptly picked up the other three books in the Missing series: Sent, Sabotaged, and Torn. The fifth book, Caught, is currently on order in our catalog.
The most anticipated children’s book this Fall is Rick Riordan’s The Mark of Athena. The third installment in the Heroes of Olympus series, the sequel series to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, already has over 200 holds on it, so be sure and reserve your copy today.
Although not a children’s book (or a series) this time, the new one by J. K. Rowling, Casual Vacancy, is also set to come out this Fall. It’ll be hard to follow Harry Potter and this new novel promises to be very different from the series we all know and love.
What new books are you looking forward to in the coming months? Do you have a favorite you’ve read recently, or a classic you come back to over and over again? Let us know by coming to the Newark Library and adding a leaf to the “Fall Into Reading” display in the children’s picture book section.