You’ve heard the expression “Dog is man’s best friend”. Dogs in the military truly live up to that and more. Known as MWD’S (Military Working Dogs), these highly valuable teammates have saved many soldiers’ lives. In the book, Dogs on Duty by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, the reader is privileged to witness the training and working of these incredible dogs. Read More..
Looking for some good duck books to help get spring underway at your house? Start with a reading (or re-reading) of the classic Make Way for Ducklings by author and illustrator Robert McCloskey, awarded the 1941 Caldecott Medal for “the most distinguished American picture book for children.” This delightful tale of a family of ducks navigating the streets of Read More..
Enola Holmes (the much younger sister of Sherlock Holmes) wakes on her fourteenth birthday to find that her mother, the unconventional Lady Eudoria Holmes, has gone missing. She has left Enola some intriguing gifts, though, including a book of ciphers and a volume on the meaning of flowers. In The Case of the Missing Marquess, the first novel in the fascinating six-part Read More..
I was lucky enough to hear Hervé Tullet, the wildly creative children’s book illustrator and author, speak recently. His work is propelled by ideas and his thoughtful books inspire readers to reconsider what a picture book can be. He doesn’t tell a traditional story… he takes us on an adventure! Read More..
Eyewitness books were a leap in design for children’s nonfiction books. They still stand out, even though their clean image-on-white style is often imitated. They were first published in England by Dorling Kindersley in 1988. When they started publishing in the U.S. in 1991 I remember thinking they were a wonderful surprise. Read More..
Kathleen Krull has mastered the art of writing high-interest informational books for children. When you search for Kathleen Krull in our online catalog, you will soon discover a great variety of non-fiction titles based on historical events. Krull has written some 60 books, most notably biographies. Her award winning titles include: Read More..
True, it may be snowy and windy, but soon the drab shades of winter will be replaced with the vibrant colors of spring. The crocus are already beginning to bloom, followed shortly by quince, forsythia, redbuds and others. It’s time to get outside and get dirty – in the garden. Whether you have a large yard, a small balcony, or just a narrow window sill, there’s a garden Read More..
Looking for good books to help you help your child read or get ready to read? The Stone Arch Readers, available in our Easy Readers collection, are wonderful for children ages one through five years old or older. They are written by a variety of authors and can be found by searching with keyword “Stone Arch Readers” in the online catalog. Read More..
Opening Day for America’s pastime is right around the corner. Celebrate the upcoming baseball season with a baseball video game in the Library’s collection. As usual, every game listed comes with an “ESRB rating of E for Everyone” so the games are playable for anyone ranging from the youngest rookie to the most veteran of players. For more information about Read More..
It’s the most wonderful time of the year….Tourney time. At the library that means one thing: TOURNAMENT OF KIDS’ BOOKS! The most checked out kids’ books of last year go head-to-head, tourney style; the winner to be voted by the kids of Lawrence! Brackets are available HERE and at the library. Read More..