Posts Tagged ‘Juvenile Fiction’

Have you met our new friends?

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The only thing better than a good book is a good friend. Did you know the Westerville Library is now home to three new friends?

This is Guinevere. She is a gorilla!

Find books about gorillas!

This is Lancelot. He is a lion!

Find books about lions!

This is Galahad! He is a giraffe!

Find books about giraffes!

Gorillas, lions and giraffes are all animals that live in Africa! You can find lots of books about African animals at the library and then go on a reading safari!

Or stop in to say “Hi!” to our new friends and read to them while you are visiting!

Read This! The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood

Miss Penelope Lumley is hired right out of school (Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females) to work as governess for Lord and Lady Ashton.    She is looking forward to starting her job, but nobody will tell her about the children until she discovers them on her own—in the barn, howling like dogs!  It’s then she learns that she has been hired to “civilize” these kids, who have been raised by wolves (really, they howl, bark, and chase squirrels!). 

The book is a cross between Jane Eyre and Lemony Snicket—with emphasis on the Snicket—and is, pardon me, a howl!   Warning: nothing is neatly tied up—the book ends with a cliff-hanger.

More new chapter books!

More of Miss Susan’s favorite books!

Classics for Kids!

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

You read it — and loved it — when you were a kid.  (Heck, maybe your mom read it, too!)  Don’t worry, your kids won’t think it’s lame.  Classics never get old!

More classics for kids!

Best Books for Boys

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Check out our full list of Suggested Books for Boys or browse Adventure Stories, Funny Stories, Non-Fiction, Realistic Fiction & Sports Stories.

From Book to Big Screen

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Read the book, then watch the movie!

What’s your favorite book-to-movie pairing? Tell us by commenting below!

Ready to Erupt!

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Into the Volcano by Don Wood

What would you say if you were visiting your aunt on an island that has an active volcano ? Me? I’d say: “HELP!” Sumo and Duffy ‘s introduction to their mother’s family is cut short when the volcano’s eruption forces them to go on a dangerous journey-into the volcano itself-where they learn the real reason for their visit.

Already read this one?  Try The Volcano Goddess Will See You Now by Dan Greenburg.

For more book suggestions, check out Miss Susan’s newest picks!