Kids World

Ol' Clip Clop: A Ghost Story by Pat McKissack

Ol' Clip-Clop book cover; a colonial man on horsebackJohn Leep "had a mean streak in him that ran the length of his long, thin body. Wasn't poverty that made him hard. He had plenty of money. But John Leep had a stingy heart." 

And so the stage is set with a selfish greedy man ready to get his comeuppance.

With the right elements of spooky, this is a perfect ghost story to share this Halloween. Recommended for grades 2 and up. (Or, a really bold first grader). Read with the lights on or off, either way, you'll never hear the sound of "clip-clop" the same way again!

Find Ol' Clip Clop in the Library

Celeste, Kids World

The Grimm Ending

Book cover for The Grimm Clonclusion. In a red backdrop, black images of a mountainside castle, two trees, and birds flying stand in relief. Images of a girl and boy are cut out of the black mountain and is centered on the bottomFor those who have read A Tale Dark and Grimm during last year's Battle season, and those who are enjoying its sequel, In a Glass Grimmly, as part of this year's Battle season, rejoice (or be sad). The third and final book in the series is now on the Library shelves and is available for holds to be placed.

In The Grimm Conclusion by Adam Gidwitz, Sister and brother, Jorinda and Joringel, fight to keep their promise to stay together as they travel through all new darkly gruesome Grimm fairy tales.

Find The Grimm Conclusion in the Library.

Find In a Glass Grimmly in the Library.

Find A Tale Dark & Grimm in the Library.

 

Battle Schedule

The Battle Schedule for upcoming season has been finalized.

The dates are:

  • Wednesday, February 5th, 4:00pm - Practice Battle
  • Wednesday, February 12th, 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 19th, 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 26th, 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 5th, 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 12th, 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 19th, 4:00pm - Award Ceremony

Last Chance to Give Storytime Feedback!

Jack the Hand Puppet smiles above a felt board with a book and clock felt peices stationed above the word StorytimeThis is the last week to tell us your opinion of the new storytime schedule before the schedule for the next storytime session (January to April) is finalized.

Share your thoughts with us by phone or by filling out a 'Storytime Schedule Feedback Form' located at the Kids Desk.

Thanks again for your continued help in making Kids World programs the best they can be.

New Multi-Media Books

Display of Nook Black and White, Nook Color, and a Playaway ViewNew Playaway Views!

New Playaway Views are now available for checkout! PlayAway Views are devices that come preloaded with books and are perfect for viewing picture books or exploring science on the go! Playaway Views present animated books and have a built in speaker. Plug in your own headphones for an individual listening. Available to all patrons, Playaway Views are checked out for 3 weeks. Come into Kids World to try out the Playaway View Display. Playaway Views are located in the audio book shelves.

New Nook Books!

Come into Kids World and check out our newly updated Nooks! The Kids World Nooks have been updated with the most recent bestselling and popular picture as well as chapter books, phonics and easy readers. We have two Nooks that have been updated with the 2013-2014 Battle of the Books list and one Nook updated with the 2014 list of Caudill award-winning books. Our Nooks are available to be checked out for 3 weeks to residents of Harwood Heights and Norridge only. Check in with Kids World if you have any questions!
 

Find Playaway VIews in the LIbrary.

Find Kids Nooks in the Library.

A-Hoy Pirates!

Talk Like a Pirate Day logo: yellow circle with a black and white sketch of a bearded pirate with eye patch and peg leg who has a parrot on his shoulderAll pirates are welcome to drop-in the Story Room anytime between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 19th to play games and make a craft.

We will be looking around Dead Book Isle seeking buried treasure. Watch out for danger if you are forced to walk the plank!

Pirate garb is welcomed, but not mandatory for celebrating this international holiday.

Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny Lee

Elvis and the Underdogs book cover; a large blue dog is behind a african american girl with a soccerball, a blonde boy with arms crossed, and a boy with black hair holding a laptop“Dr. Helen opened a box and pulled out a green helmet…”

Benji Wendell Barnsworth, who was born premature, is the smallest in his grade and constantly bullied. Prone to getting sick he also has a scary tendency of fainting without any warning. Benji feels hopeless when his doctor prescribes an embarrassing green helmet be worn at all times. The only other option is to adopt a dog trained for medical emergencies.

Benji’s therapy dog, Parker Elvis Pembroke IV (Elvis), is a two-hundred pound Newfoundland. If that weren’t crazy enough, Elvis can talk! Will Elvis give Benji the courage to stand up to his bullies and illness? Or will Benji get caught talking to his dog and be less popular than ever?

Elvis and the Underdogs is a hilarious read that is both sentimental and empowering. Through his relationship with Elvis, Benji learns to make new friends and take chances. The supporting characters provide many laughs in this fast paced story. Animal lovers will especially relate to this story.

Find Elvis and the Underdogs in the Library.

Jade, Kids World

As you head back to school

Don't forget to ask your teacher about how to join your school's Battle of the Books team.

Give yourself enough time to read as many of the books as possible. You don't have to wait until your team's first meeting to start reading the battle books. Remember, the more you read, the less you need to rely on others to earn those points for the Battle questions. Every point can make a big difference in your team's rankings.

We look forward to seeing you in the library!

New Storytime Schedule

Blue felt board with black behind it; On felt are colored letters spelling out "Storytime"; a book felt peice and a clock felt peice are above the letters; behing the felt board is 'Jack The Puppet" which consists of googly eyes in a fist with an orange and red striped shirtWe asked and you responded!

We would like to thank everyone in the community for their suggestions of better times and dates for storytime. Based on your survey responses, the storytime schedule has a complete new look.

The new storytime schedule goes into effect for the Fall/Winter session. Storytime will begin Monday September 9th and go through the month of November.

Make sure to take a good look before heading to the library for storytime as no class remained at the same time. Additional storytimes have been added to the schedule. We now offer 11 weekly storytime options. Some of the new changes include adding the highly requested afternoon storytimes for children three to five years old. Another change is that Polish storytimes have been moved to morning and afternoon time slots to hopefully fit better in the children's daily routine.  We also made family storytime, an all ages storytime, a part of the weekly schedule. Many thanks to all the families who made its trial phase this summer so much fun.

Perfecting the storytime schedule will take time, and we'd love to hear some feedback on these new changes. Please drop by the Kids Desk to let us know your thoughts. The new schedule will be reassessed based on your feedback before the Winter/Spring session starts in January. We appreciate your patience during this transition period.

You can check out the new storytime schedule online or by stopping by Kids World.

Thanks again for taking the time to complete the survey!

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