Emily Jenkins’ timeless and endearing early chapter book Toys Go Out details the small adventures of three beloved playthings that belong to the Little Girl who sleeps on the high bed with the fluffy pillows. They are Lumphy, a tough little night-owl buffalo; StingRay, a know-it-all plush stingray; and Plastic, who is not sure what she is. In six related stories about identity, Read More..
If you are casting about for activities for the kids this summer, I have the perfect resource. From designing a marble track from straws, to making a triangular truss bridge from lasagna noodles, Steven Caney’s Ultimate Building Book has it all, with instruction and commentary on how and especially why these structures can work. Read More..
Over the last 25 years, the video game industry has seen the rise and fall of many iconic characters. Come relive three sets of heroes of video games past and present and start up your own summer adventure. Each game is rated ESRB: E10+ or lower making them appropriate for the gamers experiencing new worlds for the first time or one playing for the nostalgia. Read More..
Three hundred years ago a Scottish sailor named Alexander Selkirk was abandoned on a small, uninhabited South Pacific island off the coast of Chile. There he stayed for more than four years surviving on the local flora and fauna and keeping a watch out for friendly (British) ships. Once back home his story aroused great interest. Some even think Read More..
In Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin, stories and storytelling have power. Within the book several characters become storytellers and share myth-inspired tales. Not only do these tales contain wisdom, they give us a glimpse into the storyteller.
Rendi, the main character, has problems. He’s run away from home and ends up in a strange land that is Read More..
When video games are designed around a film, the game makes the movie experience more interactive. The Library has a large collection of movies to choose from in our DVD collection, so why not go through the complete experience and also check out the accompanying game? The following is a list of family friendly video games that also have a family friendly movie in the collection! Read More..