Thursday, April 2, 2015

Secret Pizza Party

Submitted by Mr. Eric!
Everyone knows that when things are kept a secret they become 100% better. Normal handshake? Boring! Super-secret handshake? Totally awesome to the max. In Secret Pizza Party by Adam Rubin, a raccoon learns this very important lesson when he discovers that raccoons are never allowed at regular pizza parties. Every time he tries to go to one he is chased off by angry people with brooms! Poor raccoon! All he wants is to get his cute little mitts on a slice of cheesy, ultra delicious, pizza!  He ends up deciding that if he isn’t allowed to go to regular pizza parties, then maybe he can have his own secret pizza party where he’ll (hopefully) be the guest of honor. “Get that raccoon another slice of pizza!” his guests would cheer! Secret Pizza Party is the story of one raccoon's struggle against a broom wielding society and how he overcomes all odds just to have a simple taste of the gooey cheesy-ness, sweet, sweet tomato-ness that is a delicious slice of pizza. See this book listed in our catalog

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Submitted by Ms. Jill!
Construction by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Lovelock. The hardworking crew and machines from Roadwork are at it again, and this time they’re building something really special. Bold, rhythmic text, full of rhyming sound effects, and expertly detailed colored ink drawings show every stage as a multi-racial crew of men and women dig the foundations, pour concrete, raise the steel and wooden structure, install the roof and windows, lay the plumbing and electricity, and paint the walls. The final two full color spreads reveal the secret of what they've been so hard at work to build, and it’s something wonderful for the whole town to enjoy! The last page shows each piece of heavy equipment and explains its job, along with a diagram of a construction worker's safety gear. See this book listed in our catalog

Friday, March 27, 2015

Little Lola

Submitted by Ms. Sue!
Little Lola by Julie Saab, illustrated by David Gothard. Little Lola is a cat. But that doesn’t stop her from wanting to try everything she can. Everyday Lola makes a list of what she would like to do. One day she wakes up early and has an idea! After she stretches, reads the paper, hides, juggles, and plays games, Lola decides to have an adventure. Where will Lola go for an adventure? She gets on a school bus. “Hooray! Lola is going to school!” There is a place for everything at school. Even a curious cat. Lola writes, adds, reads, plays, swings, and does many other wonderful things while she is at school but... when Lola pulls out a mouse for show and tell... well, what a disaster! Things go a little crazy. Lola has to put everything back in its place. Almost everything that is... See this book listed in our catalog

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Coming Home

Submitted by Ms. Cassie!
In the beautifully illustrated book Coming Home Greg Ruth touches on one of the most difficult and wonderful experiences for many families: the moment when a service member returns home. The nearly wordless story demonstrates through the detailed water color and pencil drawings the intense amount of emotion that both those coming home and those waiting for loved ones may feel in those last few hours and minutes of separation. The joy and relief displayed on the characters’ faces will bring a smile (and maybe a tear) to the face of readers. This would be an especially appropriate and book to read and discuss with a little one getting ready to see mom or dad after a long absence. See this book listed in our catalog

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Day the Crayons Quit

Submitted by Mr. Eric!
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. You spend all day coloring all manner of things, from space dragons to ocean liners, but have you ever stopped to think about how your crayons feel about it? Sure, it’s easy to spend all day coloring things all willy nilly without a care, but did you know that they are deeply emotionally invested in the things you color? The blue crayon is all tired out from coloring the ocean every day, the pink crayon is angry because she feels like she isn’t used as much as the other colors, and the orange and yellow crayons are constantly fighting over who gets to color the sun. All of these issues can add up to a very stressful day for the poor crayons. In this book we find out just how close our crayons are to reaching their breaking point and why they may eventually decide to quit on us! See this book listed in our catalog

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Matilda and Hans

Submitted by Ms. Tess!
Matilda and Hans by Yokococo. Matilda is a good cat. Hans is a naughty cat! Matilda is always quiet and well behaved. Hans is always loud, and ALWAYS up to something. They couldn't be more different! One night, Hans breaks into the zoo, and sets all of the animals free to wreak havoc all over town. He must be stopped. The police offer up a reward to anyone who knows the whereabouts of the mischievous Hans. Kind-hearted Matilda tells the police she knows EXACTLY where they can find Hans. That night the police apprehend that ne'er do well Hans! Suddenly Hans removes his disguise to reveal... Matilda?!?!? "Can I have the reward now please?" she asked very sweetly, and promised that Hans would be very good from now on. If your child likes a good whodunit mystery, they'll be sure to enjoy the intriguing Matilda and Hans! See this book listed in our catalog
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