Category Archives: Book Recommendations

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New to the Children’s Room…

book cover of Binky to the rescueBinky to the Rescue by Ashley Spires.

My new favorite cat experiences “outer space” (the outdoors) for the first time.  After tangling with “aliens” (wasps), Binky makes his way back to safety.  But what about Ted, his trusty copilot (stuffed mouse)?  How can Binky make it back into “outer space” to rescue Ted?

Spires has created a character that ranks up there with Calvin & Hobbes IMHO!  Click here for more information.  As always, you can place a hold on this or any other title via our catalog.

New to the Children’s Room…

book cover of Mythbusters Science Fair bookMythbusters: Science Fair Book by Samantha Margles.

Finally!  A book of science experiments that children will WANT to read!  Based on the popular tv show Mythbusters, children can experiment with cola (does it dissolve teeth?  will it polish chrome?), test the five-second rule, or find the best solution for keeping needles on a Christmas tree!

Click here to find out more.  As always, you can place a hold on this or any other title via our catalog.

The Library of Congress has named…

…their 2010 additions to the National Film Registry. The list includes Airplane!, The Empire Strikes Back, Grey Gardens, and All that Jazz — all of which, the KFL owns!

Never mind the best books of the year.

The Guardian is making a list of the worst!

The 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize longlist…

has been announced.

Kirkus Reviews has provided round-ups…

…of their favorite books of the year: both Children’s/Teen and Adult.