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Dig Into Reading This November!

Read a book--grab a bone! This November, we are hosting a reading challenge to build up an enormous pile of bones next to our Youth Services desk. Everytime you read a book, write your name and the book title on a bone from the desk and watch the pile grow! 


Non-Fiction Finder: Animals Thrive

Find some great fact-based books at your library! Miss Carol suggests...

Sizing up Winter by Lizann Flatt

E 508.2 FLA


Well-crafted Paper collage illustrations add visual interest to this picture book that deftly combines mathematical terminology with an overview of winter animals.  The reader is encouraged to count, compare and ponder a variety of numerical concepts related to winter.  Concepts and vocabulary are fairly basic, but the author does throw in some high level words such as analog and ptarmigan.  Even and adult could learn a thing or two from this fun book!


Paul Thurlby’s Wildlife

E 590 THU

Creative illustrations add an extra dimension to this creative nonfiction book by award-winning Paul Thurlby.  Young and old are sure to delight at the unusual facts and humorous visual interpretations of curious animal traits.   A word of caution, be very weary of the tiger at the beginning and ending!


Non-Fiction Finder: A Patient Butterfly

Miss Carol recommends...

A Butterfly is Patient

A butterfly is patient book cover

E 595.789 AST

Containing facts worthy of a good encyclopedia entry, beautiful illustrations and a poetic writing style make this fact-loaded book very approachable for young children.   One of the most visually appealing nonfiction books that I have seen in a long time, a true delight to share with a young nature lover.

spectacular butterflies- example from book


Non-Fiction Finder: Sloths!

little book of sloth cover - sloth holding stuffed animal rabbit

A Little Book of Sloth by Lucy Cole

E 599.313 COL - Found in the animal section against the wall, in the E Room

Welcome to Slothville Costa Rica, where there’s a little bit of sloth in all of us.   Just like us, sloths enjoy birthday parties, green beans, baths and naps.  Cute photographs and breezy text follow the daily rhythms and routines of the furry inhabitants of this laid back community.  This would be a great book to share with a young one, or just leave lying about as a fun conversation starter.

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