Category: Children

Lions and Leprechauns

March heralds springtime complete with roaring winds (lions) and leprechauns! Explore some books with your preschooler on one of March’s rainy days. Click on book to place a hold. Legend has it that if you Keep Reading »

Collections of Affections

February 13, 2018 |
Share some collections of affections with that little someone in your life this Valentine’s Day!   Plant a Kiss  Little Miss planted a kiss… One small act of love blooms into something bigger and more Keep Reading »

New Year, New Books

January 9, 2018 |
How about starting the new year with a look at some new picture books with your child? Click on the book to place a hold. Dog on a Frog? by Kes and Claire Gray. “You Keep Reading »

It’s the Holiday Season!

December 12, 2017 |
Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and cozy up with your children, some hot cocoa, and a picture book! Click on the book to place a hold. For Santa, December 26th was Keep Reading »

What do you get when you mix Kurosawa’s samurai films & anthropomorphic animals?

December 5, 2017 |
You get Stan Sakai’s legendary anthropomorphic rabbit character, Usagi Yojimbo (兎用心棒 Usagi Yōjinbō, literally Japanese for “rabbit bodyguard”). Based upon the real life legendary 17th century samurai, Miyamoto Musashi, this deliciously rambling and expansive period fantasy Keep Reading »

Tired of the Same Old Fantasy Role Playing Games?

November 24, 2017 |
Take your game night to 2nd century China, 5th century Scandinavia, and feudal Japan with Qin, Yggdrasill, & Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Games. Qin: The Warring States Qin is set in Ancient China, Keep Reading »

A few gems we can be thankful for…

November 14, 2017 |
Great children’s books are often easy to miss, here are a few titles to spark your season of thanksgiving (click on book to place a hold): The Ugly Pumpkin has waited all through October for Keep Reading »

October Reads for Kids

October 10, 2017 |
With gorgeous photo illustrations, award-winning author April Pulley Sayre explores the transformation trees undergo in fall. The book takes readers through the leaves’ initial change from green to red, yellow, and orange, the shedding of Keep Reading »

Fee Fi Fo Fum! Are You Ready for Fall Fun?

September 12, 2017 |
Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries by Mark Teague When Jack trades the family cow for a handful of magic beans, he gets more beans than he ever expected or wanted. It’s bean Keep Reading »

Schadenfreude, A Love Story

September 11, 2017 |
The subtitle tells it all: me, the Germans, and 20 years of attempted transformations, unfortunate miscommunications, and humiliating situations that only they have words for. “You know that feeling you get watching a pompous jerk whine Keep Reading »