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If you like working with children, enjoy reading, and want to make a difference to the community and earn service hours, we have an excellent opportunity for you!
The Newark Library’s Reading Buddies reading program is currently recruiting teen volunteers to help kids improve reading. For details and how to apply, please download the application form. Positions are open until filled.
Contact: Chien-Chun Chang (510) 795-2627 x 23 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Courtney Milan burst onto the romance writing scene a few years ago – and has taken historical romance by storm. Milan writes strong female characters, flawed male heroes, and compelling story lines. She is often compared to Eloisa James and Lisa Kleypas.
You can check out her website here.
Learn about the history, hidden gems, activities, and events at East Bay Regional Pakrs in honor of their 80th birthday on Saturday, August 16 at 1:30 p.m.
It’s almost back to school — some for the first time. A new book to share with your little people just starting school is You’re Wearing That to School?! by Lynn Plourde and Illustrated by Sue Cornelison. Penelope the hippo is so excited to start school but her best friend Tiny the mouse tries to temper her enthusiasm, giving her suggestions for how to fit in on her first day. Luckily she doesn’t listen to him and finds her uniqueness, rather than being just like everyone else, is what makes friends. The last page includes tips to make children more comfortable on the first day of school.
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Making a drawstring bag is “not as easy as it looks” (p. 3), nor is making friends or learning Chinese. Anna Wang spends fourth grade escaping in books as she struggles to become more comfortable in her relationships and cultural identity. The difficult topics of friendship and divorce are tackled at a level that is appropriate for younger and older children alike. Black and white illustrations convey the emotion of the characters and highlight significant objects and book covers. A Pronunciation Guide offers the translation, transliteration, and Chinese character for significant vocabulary. Instructions for making a drawstring bag are illustrated on the back cover.
Just in time for Father’s Day we got in these new picture books: