New Books for Kids
I Am the Walrus
Eoin Colfer meets Rick Riordan--with a little Margaret Peterson Haddix sprinkled on top--in this hilarious new sci-fi series from award-winning authors Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman.
When fourteen-year-old Noah falls from the trees on his classmate Sahara, he doesn't understand how, or why, he would have been up there. It's just one more in a string of strange things happening to Noah lately.
Like when he keels over and every muscle in his body freezes when confronted by bullies. And when he vanishes into the background at a moment he doesn't want to be noticed. And when he unexpectedly blasts Sahara with a bird shriek while flapping his arms uncontrollably in the middle of a school dance. What does it all mean? And why do there suddenly seem to be so many mysterious people trying to kill him?
Noah's friend Ogden has an idea...but like all of Ogden's ideas, it's out there. Way out there...
Dog Diaries: Big Top Bonanza
This laugh-out-loud funny illustrated book in James Patterson's New York Times bestselling series finds our favorite dog Junior on a high-flying circus adventure!
Imagine my WAG-NIFICENT excitement when I found out the circus was coming to town! I'd do anything to join those muscly mastiffs, tumbling toy poodles, and clowning corgis. Read my latest diary to discover:
- How my pack-pals and I caused carnival chaos!
- The way I reunited with the most-wanted escapee from pooch prison.
- My show-stealing PAW-formance.
It's going to be a RE-BARK-ABLE show! With my whole pooch pack alongside me--and, of course, my favorite pet human, RUFF!--what could possibly go wrong?
This Little Kitty
With a bold, graphic style and a bouncy, rhyming text, this picture book catches rascally kittens being their adorable (and mischievous!) selves from morning to nap to night.
This little kitty starts the day and meows, “Wake up! It’s time to play! All the little kitties get out of bed. Their bellies grumble—it’s time to be fed."
Read along as these frisky felines pounce and play, claw and climb, and snack and sleep—until daylight fades and these little kitties are ready to receive some love and affection. Filled with bright and playful illustrations, here is an adorable picture book by debut author-illustrator Karen Obuhanych, featuring many delightful cats—all brimming with purrsonality—that will charm cat lovers and kids alike.
What to Do with a Stick
original artworkIn this last installment of Jane Yolen's trio of books about ordinary objects with extraordinary uses, the humble stick is lauded as "a sword to tame monsters of dread" and "an oar for a rowboat in puddle or pond," among other imaginative functions. As with most things, though, it fulfills its truest purpose when combined with others: what can be made with a stick, a box, and a string? "Music that goes with � everything!"
The Last Comics on Earth
The Last Kids on Earth are creating THEIR OWN COMIC BOOK!
From worldwide bestselling author Max Brallier comes a full-color graphic novel spin-off series based on the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling Last Kids on Earth!
Jack, Quint, June, and Dirk are about to face a challenge unlike any they’ve faced before . . . At their local comic book store, the kids make a startling discovery: they’ve read every last issue of their favorite comic, Z-Man, and no new issues are coming...ever! (Thanks a lot, apocalypse.). Nooo!
Our heroes have but one choice: continue Z-Man’s legacy by writing and illustrating THEIR OWN COMIC BOOK! Step one? Knock off their beloved Z-Man and cast themselves as super rad, super goofy, superhero protectors of the mysterious city of Apocalyptia. What could possibly go wrong? Just about everything!
Fans are sure to love this hilarious, action-packed, four-color graphic novel series by the creators of The last Kids on Earth.
eResources for Kids
Biography Reference Center
Includes complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine including thousands of narrative biographies. Tutorial
Pre K-2nd grade. Play and read to learn letters, numbers, shapes, animals, and more.
Nonfiction geared for K-12 students. Includes articles, images, eBooks, novels, and essays.
Britannica School - Elementary
Grades 3-4. Information on countries, animals, and people. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities.
Britannica School - Middle
Grades 5-7. Find maps, photos, articles, and famous people and places.
Grades PreK-3. Follow Trek & Taffy the cat around the world. Tutorial