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Sachiko: a Nagasaki Bomb Survivors Story

SLJ Reviews 2016 September Gr 5–8—Sachiko Yasui was just six years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on her hometown of Nagasaki. On August 9, 1945, she went from playing house with her friends Keep Reading »
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Spring Is in the Air!

Spring is in the air and new spring books for preschoolers are here! Spring Hare by Eugene Yelchin.  An adorable baby hare springs into an adventure, following his human friend up, up, and away in Keep Reading »
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Do you have pain?

Do you have pain, swelling and stiffness in and around your joints? Is it painful to walk or climb stairs?  If you answer yes, you probably have arthritis the leading cause of disability in America.  Keep Reading »
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“We’re all different. It’s the only thing we have in common.” – Isaiah

Word of Mouse is a delightful new novel featuring a tiny blue mouse with a big heart and giant vocabulary.  Isaiah is a unique mouse born and raised in a laboratory.  He is forced to leave Keep Reading »
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Star Light, Star Bright read these books to me tonight!

February 24, 2017 |
What better time than bedtime to snuggle up with your little one and read these bedtime stories! This classic bedtime story is just right for winding down for the day.  The animals scrub and scrub and Keep Reading »
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Girl Rising by Tanya Lee Stone

February 23, 2017 |
Booklist Reviews 2017 February #1 *Starred Review* Much more than a companion volume to the 2013 semidocumentary of the same title, which portrayed nine girls around the globe overcoming daunting barriers to obtain an education, Keep Reading »
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He is…The Most Interesting Cat in the World

February 14, 2017 |
  He takes care of the new guy and he has a pretty groovy guide to life. He loves his white shoes, magic sunglasses, and four groovy buttons. Bad bananas? No problem. Missing cupcakes? Solved. Who Keep Reading »
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Tea Time

February 10, 2017 |
Madison Public Library recently had the pleasure of hosting a tea for girls in Kindergarten through Grade 5.  We enjoyed “tea” and cookies, games, and a good book featuring a tea party with Rex.  If Keep Reading »
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February 1, 2017 |
Lost in the Pacific, 1942 by Tod Olson Kirkus Reviews 2016 August #1 Olson tells the harrowing true story of how eight men in three tiny inflatable rafts, lost in 68 million square miles of Keep Reading »
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Did You Know?

January 31, 2017 |
Did you know that the NAACP was founded in 1909 on February 12th what would have been Abraham Lincoln’s 100th birthday?  In the following decades, Negro History Week was celebrated in mid-February in many cities, coinciding Keep Reading »