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Are You Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam Rex

Are You Scared Darth Vader? book cover; image of darth vader standing in a darken forest“I do not get scared. No one has the power to frighten Lord Vader.”
 
Who or what is Darth Vader afraid of? Vampires? Witches? Ghosts? No! He’s not afraid of anything! Hmm..or is he??
In this delightful book with multimedia illustrations, the narrator tries to scare Darth Vader, by any means necessary. 
Recommended for Star Wars and/or Halloween fans from kindergarten through early elementary grades. 
 
 
Victoria, Kids World

Star in Your Own READ Poster!

Be a Reading Star!: Images of kids holding up booksBring your favorite book to the Kids desk! Your picture will be taken in front of our green screen, and your photograph will be transformed into a READ Poster.

The READ Posters will be on display until the end of September- when you come to check yours out, take a gander at everyone else's, too. It is a great way to discover a new book to try. During the month of October, you are welcome to take your READ poster home.

So, don't wait until the month runs out! Grab your book, say "Cheese!" and become a reading star!

The Alien Next Door by A.I. Newton

The Alien Next Door book cover: illustrated: a boy peering through an open window at a 2nd boy sitting on a cahir reading. There are tentacles turning the boy's book pages."Just because someone is different doesn't mean they're weird," Roxie pointed out.

Harris can see all the signs that everyone else misses. The new kid writes with his mind, exercises by balancing on one finger, and eats food without chewing. Clearly, Zeke is an alien. Now he has to try and prove it before the alien ends up coming over to play video games!

The Alien Next Door is an ongoing series about three different points of view on the topic of being, well, different. Zeke is the new kid who travels a lot and tries to fit in. Harris is the skeptic and untrusting of someone so new and strange. And Roxy is the voice of reason in the middle, happy to be friends with both of them. This book is great for 2nd-3rd grade readers; however, they may require an adult’s help sounding out the ‘alien language’ on some pages. An overall charming and enjoyable read.

Find The Alien Next Door in the Library

Naomi, Kids World

Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead

Bob book cover: illustration of a girl at night under a tree shining a light on some sort of creature"You're back. Took you long enough,"

What if you discovered an imaginary friend from your childhood whom you had completely forgotten about? Livy, now ten, visits her grandmother again after five years. She doesn’t remember much until she finds a small green creature in the closet, right where she had left him (so he tells her). Bob can't remember where he came from. Livy had promised to help him find his way back home and he has been waiting for her all this time. Can she help Bob? Can she remember her way forward?

This slim chapter book is sweet and silly both. Livy and Bob tell their story in alternating chapters, as they reunite and their friendship deepens. Readers who like magic and childhood nostalgia will enjoy this quick read.

Find Bob in the Library

Mary Jo, Kids World

Please, No More Nuts! By: Johnathan Fenske

Two squirrels with extended bellies surrounded by partially eaten nuts on the grass"I used to love nuts. I ADORED them."

There are so many nuts, what are the squirrels to do? Try and pawn them off on you! These silly squirrels have had enough nuts and now are trying to get rid of all the nuts in every possible way, putting them in stew, making a shake, giving them as gifts, and many more creative ways.  

This is a rhyming Reader that works as a quiet read for young children who have already started to read.

Find Please, No More Nuts!  in the Library
Gilly , Kids World

Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths By Graham Annable

Peter & Ernesto book cover: illustrated image of the top leafy portion of a tree with 2 sloth heads sticking out"We’re content. There’s no need to move much when you’re content. But I’m not content. So I’ve been traveling."

Peter and Ernesto are best friends. They are also sloths. They both love to look up and find pictures in the sky. But when Ernesto leaves on a grand adventure to see more sky, Peter is at a loss. He loves his home. And it’s dangerous not up in the trees. Right? Soon, Peter follows in Ernesto’s footsteps as he tries to find his best friend. In turn, he too learns to become brave and to see the world.

The big panels and simple words with clear, cute pictures are perfect for elementary grade readers who would like to branch into graphic novels.

Find Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths in the Library

Victoria, Kids World

Whose Afraid of Those Ghosts?

On Friday, June 29th kids in grades fourth, fifth, and sixth arrived for a day of fun ghost themed activities. In the afternoon, the kids created their own characters mixing dough together, built their sets, to create a stop motion animation film. Stop motion animation is a series of photographs that when "run" together tell the story.

Here are their short films.

For Parents of Pre-readers

A Presentation for Parents: Pre-Listeracy Skills and Family TimeThis coming Thursday, parents of pre-readers are invited to review research relating to pre-literacy skills and how they drive future academic success. You'll go home with ideas for adding literacy-building skills to your family time.

Children may attend if necessary.

Register online or by contacting Kids World.

Register for Summer Reading Today!

Summer Reading Ticket: Reading takes you Everywhere, redeemable June 11 through August 3

Registration for Summer Reading is now open for all patrons ranging from 12 years old and younger.

Get your 'Reading Ticket'  at the Kids Desk and start logging in the minutes you spend reading. Starting June 11th, you may come once a week to turn in your ‘Reading Ticket’ to earn a prizes.

Read as much as you can! There will be a weekly prize for each time you turn in your 'Reading Ticket.' Reach an overall total of 500 minutes to get a certificate, one book prize, and one raffle ticket or Ice Cream Social Pass. Total 1,000 minutes and earn a second book prize.

You don’t have to only read print Library books. Books on CD, Playaways, Nooks, and downloadable e-books all count towards your Summer Reading minutes. If you read a book aloud, all the listeners can also record the time in their Summer Reading logs. You can even read the same book again and again!

If you don’t like a book, you don’t have to finish it. Write down how long you were reading it, and move to the next one. It’s the minutes that count!

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