April 23, 2017

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Pick of the Day: What’s Your Favorite Animal?

What’s Your Favorite Animal?

This successful collaboration of old favorites and newer names in illustration is sure to keep youngsters engaged.

Pick of the Day: Shadow and Bone (Audio)

shadow and bone

Fans of dark fantasy, adventure, suspense, and magic will enjoy Leigh Bardugo’s novel, Shadow and Bone. Narrator Amanda Dolan masterfully brings Alina’s world of magic and monsters to life. Be sure to read the starred review of the first audiobook in the author’s “Grisha Trilogy.”

Pick of the Day: That’s a Possibility! A Book About What Might Happen

bubblegum machine on blue background

Using a question/answer format, Goldstone explains the concepts of possibility, impossibility, probability, improbability, and certainty.

Pick of the Day: Frog Song

red body, blue legs on frog

a beautifully presented lesson on frogs

Pick of the Day: Necromancing the Stone (Audiobook)


Necromancing the Stone , sequel to Lish McBride’s Hold Me Closer Necromancer, is as darkly hilarious, horrifically suspenseful, and heartbreaking as the first book.

Pick of the Day: Zero the Hero (CD)

Letter Zero dressed as a superhero

Zero the Hero. By Joan Holub. CD. 12:45 min. with hardcover book. Spoken Arts. 2012. ISBN 0-8045-4242-2. $29.95.
Gr 1-3–Zero dons superhero garb and tries to change his reputation because he’s tired of feeling like nothing. It’s clear that he makes no impact in addition, subtraction, or division. And in multiplication he sends the other numbers fleeing in fear of extinction. Finally, in despair, Zero rolls away. However, once he’s gone the other numbers miss him. They can’t make 10. They […]

Pick of the Day: Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku (Audiobook)

Grey cat with blue eyes

Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku. By Lee Wardlaw. cassette or CD. 15 min. Recorded Books. 2012. cassette: ISBN 978-1-4640-4565-3, CD: ISBN 978-1-4640-4571-4: $15.75; hardcover book, ISBN 978-1-8050-8995-0: $16.99.
Gr 1-4–A cat sits in a shelter. There are other cats around him, yet he is alone. Will anyone choose him? Yes! But adjustments must be made…mostly by his new owners because, after all, he IS a cat. Wardlaw’s book (Holt, 2011) strikes just the right notes. Written in clever […]