Friday, February 8, 2013

Upcoming Carolyn Crimi Program, Some Fun Kids Books and a Great YA Book!

I am doing a "Celebration of Carolyn Crimi Party" February 23 for ages 4-7 in the youth services.  Crimi has some wonderful books!  She has a great sense of humor and fun story lines.  Often they have an autobiographical slant to them and a positive message behind them, too.

Here are a few of the titles that I want to recommend: 

Pugs in a Bug (her newest one)
Principal Fred Won't Go to Bed
Get Busy, Beaver!
Tessa's Tip-Tapping Toes
The Louds Move in!
Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies
Henry and the Crazed Chicken Pirates
Don't Need Friends
Boris and Bella
Outside, Inside
(her first book ever)

How will ever limit it to my favorite 5 for the book party?! 

-Janice, Youth Services

Dog's colorful day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting by Emma Dodd
You and your child will enjoy this colorful story about a messy dog and his adventurous day. 
No worries though, you can count on a happy ending.

The Shadows (Book 1 in the series of The Books of Elsewhere)11 year-old Olive and her quirky parents move into a crumbling Victorian mansion full of strange antique paintings on the walls.  When Olive finds a pair of old spectacles she discovers the most peculiar thing yet: she can travel inside these paintings to a world that's strangely quiet and eerily like her own. Olive discovers that "Elsewhere" hides dark secrets and she is trapped in a plan darker and more dangerous than she could have imagined.  Can Olive save the house from the dark shadows before the lights go out for good?

-Regina, Youth Services

The Breakable Vow by Kathryn Ann Clarke
Eighteen-year-old Annie McGowan is your typical teenager. She is witty, charming and loves to have a good time. One night changes her life, and it begins to spiral out of control. She is in a violent relationship with her boyfriend Kevin and is facing an unexpected pregnancy. Realizing Kevin's behavior is getting worse, she finds the strength to fight back. This book about domestic violence is a real eye opener, especially for teens not knowing that there is help out there for them. 

-Becky, Youth Services

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