Thursday, September 30, 2010

October's Junenile Picture Book of the Month!

Disney's, Boo to You, Winnie the Pooh!

After Pouring the contents of a large crock of honey into his mouth and on his costume, Winnie the Pooh is being chased by the bees. I'm not fond of Trickling says Winnie the Pooh. Winnie the Pooh and all his friends run right through Rabbit's Pumpkin Patch, crashing and tumbling and smashing all of Rabbit's pumpkins. At the last minute Rabbit traps the bees in a hole in the tree and closes it with a bucket. Poor Piglet is so afraid! "Of all my favorite holidays," he sighed forlornly, "Halloween isn't!" Poor Piglet is just too afraid of Halloween! Winnie declares that This Halloween shall be a Hallowasn't. . . . and you shall have no reason to be afraid! "Thank you Pooh Bear, says piglet". As the night gets darker and the spookables come out, you must come into the library and check out this book to see how the adventure ends . . .
psst... we also have the movie on video, so why not check out both!

October Book of the Month: The Girl's Get Even by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

It’s the war as old as time itself, Boys vs. Girls. Wither your on the Hatford boy’s or the Malloy’s girl’s side, you have to admit the fun started in “The Boys Start The War” continue in this fast pace and funny follow up, “The Girl’s Get Even”. When a bet is put on the table, who will win the school’s Halloween contest, both sets of kids go on a no hold’s bar prank war against each other. Both sides fall victim to sabotage and pranks backfiring but both sides try very hard to win, because if not the losers have to become the winner’s “slaves” for a month! You can’t help but to read along as Caroline, Eddie, Beth, Jake, Josh and Wally battle it out with everything from stealing their rivals clothing and a very interesting encounter with a lizard!

Who wins the battle of Boys vs. Girls? You’ll have to read to find out.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Global Road Warrior

Global Road Warrior is one of the many online resources available at Lansing Public Library. It is available online, 24/7 via Lansing Public Library's website with a valid Lansing Public Library card.

It is the ultimate guide to the world. Maps, cultures, climate, sports, recipes, folklore and holidays is just some of the information available online on 175 countries! Check it out today!

September Book of the Month - The Blue Bay Mystery

The Blue Bay Mystery is part of the Boxcar Children Mysteries series by Gertrude Chandler Warner. The Boxcar children, Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny no longer live in a boxcar but they still go on adventures! In this book, they travel to an empty tropical South Sea island with their grandfather. Everything is wonderful until they discover that they may not be alone! Who could it be? The Aldens get to the bottom of it in this mystery for children.

September Book of the Month

Fortune is fickle for the scaly narrator of Fred Marcellino's picture book I, Crocodile. The unnamed croc starts out living the good life on the Egyptian Nile surrounded by tasty dinner choices. But his happy times end when Napoleon Bonaparte invades and scoops up whatever strikes his fancy, including the magnificent crocodile. The croc finds himself torn from his beloved mudbank, crammed into a little cage for a ship ride overseas, and dropped into a fountain in Paris, where he is supposed to amuse Napoleon and guests. Amazingly, people flock to see him, making him a celebrity. He loves every minute--until he's not fashionable anymore. Then he's just a big critter stuck in an oversized water bowl with nothing good to eat. When Napoleon orders crocodile for dinner, the situation pushes the croc into daring action. It's lucky for him that he lives to tell his tale, though not so lucky for everybody else.

Marcellino's illustrations bring out the liveliness and drama in the scaly storyteller's adventures. We see the crocodile's Egypt and Napoleon's Paris in rich detail. Though the humans show some spunk and energy, the crocodile comes across as the most expressive, most interesting character in the book--but then, he is the one telling the story.