fiction

New Fiction Must Reads

Hello Everyone!

May is almist over and June is upon us. This means the year is half way through!

I have read a great deal of Middle Grade fiction and here is a list of the ones I have enjoyed.

Please check out these titles and others at your local library.

Happy Reading 🙂

A child eating monster’s adventure and transformation.

A coming of age story in which a girl learns through lost about the people around.

A night guardian, last of his kind, protects his home from an age old foe.

A young girl must clear her grandmother’s name by solving an important mystery.

A well written ghost story meant to chill your bones and elevate your mind.

In this sequel Roz must fight to return to the wild.

A historical fiction told from a unique perspective.

A cast of seven unusual children must rush to save their new home from those who wish to take it from them.

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Advisory Lists · Picture Books

Rainy Days

Hello Everyone!!!

This week in New York it has being raining heavily. I thought I would share some picture book titles about rain and rainy days.

Happy reading 🙂

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Advisory Lists · Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction—Seeds

Hello Spring!!!

It is Spring and one of the topics that often comes up at the Information Desk at the library is seeds. How they grow, what they need to grow and  the different  types that are. Here is a list of non-fiction titles about seeds. Please check out these titles and others at your local library.

Happy Reading 🙂

 

 

 

 

Advisory Lists · Picture Books

Picture Books—Mothers

Hello Everyone!

Here are more books!

Please check out these and other titles at your local library!

Happy Reading!!!

 

 

 

Advisory Lists · Picture Books

Picture Books—Mothers

The list continues.  Please share these titles and check them out at your local library.

Happy Reading!!!

 

Advisory Lists · Picture Books

Picture Books—Mothers

Happy May Everyone!!!

Mother’s Day is coming  and for the occasion here is a list of picture books featuring moms.  This is not a list of Mother’s Bay books but rather picture books featuring mother and child relationships. There are more lists to come.

Please check out these titles and others at your local library. Happy Reading!!!

 

 

Advisory Lists · Non-Fiction · Poetry

Poetry Selection of The Week

Hello Everyone!

This is the last selection for National Poetry Month. Hope you all enjoyed the selections featured. Please check out this title and others at your local library,.

Happy Reading!!!

 

 

I Found An Endless Land

 Its promise flowering in lush fields

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Purple mountains etching their majesty in pure air

 

Flat plains that absorbed the warm summer rains

Canyons that swallowed the imagination

And freedom

Freedom like water on the tongues of thirsting men

Freedom as sweet as young love

From We Are America: A Tribute From The Heart by Walter Dean Myers and Illustrated by Christopher Myers

Advisory Lists · Non-Fiction · Poetry

Poetry Selection of The Week

Hello Everyone!

This week I will be featuring two poems from two different collections that focus on science. One title is about the Earth and the  other  about the different creatures in a specific habitat, a meadow. Please check out these titles and others at  your local library.

Happy Reading!!!

 

 

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third one from the sun,

Earth’s blue and white majesty

dwarfs her lunar child

From Earth Verse: Haiku From The Ground Up by Sally M. Walker and Illustrated by William Grill

 

 

 


 

He

trots

through

meadow-gold grass

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furred

mysterious

a word

hunting

its own

meaning

Who is he?

From Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets Of The Meadow by Joyce Sidman and Illustrated by Beth Krommes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advisory Lists · Poetry · Series

Poetry Selection of The Week

“A Bird Came Down The Walk”

A bird came down the walk

He did not know I saw;

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And ate the fellow, raw.

 

And then he drank a dew

From a convenient grass,

And then hopped sidewise to the wall

To let a beetle pass.

 

He glanced with rapid eyes

That hurried all abroad,

They looked like frightened beads, I thought;

He stirred his velvet head

 

Like one in danger; cautious,

I offered him a crumb,

And he unrolled his feathers

And rowed him softer home

 

Than oars divide the ocean,

Too silver for a seam,

Or butterflies, off banks of noon,

Leap, plashless, as they swim.

edited by Susan Snivley, Ph D and Illustrated  by Christine Davenier

from, Poetry For Kids Emily Dickinson

 

check out this title and others at your local library. Happy Reading!!!

Advisory Lists · Poetry · Series

Poetry Selection of the Week

“April Rain Song”

Let the rain kiss you.

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Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

 

The rain makes still pools on the side walk.

The rain makes running pools in the gutter.

The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night—

 

And I love the rain.

 

Written by Langston Hughes  and illustrated by Brian Pinkney from The Dream Keeper and Other Poems

 

check out this title and others at your local library. Happy reading!!!