Check out the newest books in the Children’s collection! At the entrance to the Children’s Area you will find a shelf labeled NEW CHILDREN’S BOOKS. Look there for new titles in the Non-fiction, Biography, Young Fiction, Fiction, Picture Books for Older Readers, Picture Books, Easy Readers, Audiobooks and DVD categories. We feature these new items for six months to give you an easy opportunity to explore our most current materials. You will also find the books nominated for the William Allen White Award this year.
If you like Jack Prelutsky’s lively, creative poetry, watch on the NEW BOOKS shelf for his latest title Stardines, brilliantly illustrated by Carin Berger. This is a book of surprises full of sixteen humorous poems about such strange creatures as stardines, slobsters and magpipes. Berger’s art is diorama collages, created from a fascinating variety of objects and her interpretations of Prelutsky’s wild ideas. Find this fun book and put a few new poems into your day!
Discover on the NEW BOOKS shelf the story of the first children’s library in the United States. In Miss Moore Thought Otherwise by Jan Pinborough, get to know Ann Carroll Moore and how she kept making her own decisions about her life a long time ago. Wonderful illustrations by Debby Atwell help tell Miss Moore’s story of creating the first library that allowed children to check out books on their own in New York City.