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Best Kids Books of 2015 December 16, 2015

Posted by ackermanj in Recommendations.
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Season’s Readings! Here are some of the best kids books of 2015:

Picture Books:

beekle.jpgThe Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Dewalt

Waiting by Kevin Henkes

Winnie: The True Story of the Bear who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally Walker

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat (Caldecott Award Winner)

I will Take a Nap! By Mo Willems

The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton

Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson

I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

A Great Big Cuddle: Poems for the Very Young by Michael Rosen

Lenny & Lucy by Philip Stead

Chapter Books:

crossover.jpgThe Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

George by Alex Gino

The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Marvels by Brian Selznick

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

Lockwood and Company by Jonathan Stroud

Circus Mirandas by Cassie Beasley

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (Newbury Award Winner)

Non-fiction for kids and teens at the library July 16, 2012

Posted by poppendeckc in Youth Services.
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When was the last time you checked out the library’s children’s collection of non-fiction?

Our collection covers a vast array of subjects and current events at reading levels for varying ages – from kindergarteners to high schoolers.  Juvenile non-fiction includes EVERYTHING from biographies, crafts, cultures and folktales, gardening, poetry to recipes, sports, and even world records!

Non-fiction also encompasses the facts on creatures with which we coexist, from domestic to wild and even the prehistoric varieties.  Ever curious about an otter’s life? Or how long tortoises really live (and where) or what colors dinosaurs were? Non-fiction fascinates us with theories of the galaxy, the universe, the forming of the oceans, the world of insects, and infinite possibilities from many realms!

Non-fiction contains history, biographies of heroes and fiends, poetry for all reasons.  It is rich with cultural resources to help us understand our neighbors in the world both past and present. So much knowledge is custom-packaged for kids of all ages in the juvenile section.

The library also has a specialized non-fiction collection for teens and young adults. This collection has a juvenile rating, but covers multiple subjects with a greater sophistication. The subjects featured are more advanced, encompassing subjects such as tattoos, acting/playwriting, eating disorders, fashion through the decades, art, and mythology.

Come explore our world through the rows of non-fiction books available at your local library branch, and begin your virtual tour of so many worlds!

Caroline Poppendeck, Librarian
Head of Youth Services
Steele Memorial Library

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