Friday, May 17, 2013
Great reads for kids of all ages.
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Friday, May 17
From James Patterson's ReadKiddoRead Foundation: Great Advanced Reads (For tweens and teens, ages 12 and up) The Diviners By Libba Bray For ages 12 and up A series of occult-based murders in 1920s New York City put Evie O’Neill and her uncle, curator of what’s known as “The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies,” center stage in investigating the crimes. The tightly woven plot and palpable setting combine with supernatural elements, rich themes, and terrific storytelling to make for a compelling read. On the Day I Died By Candace Fleming For ages 11 and up Scary is always in season, and summer is an especially good time to welcome a shivery chill. On appropriately dark and moonless nights, kids will find themselves scaring friends with the …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
What was your favorite book and song this year?
The New York Times has 20 lists of best sellers ranging from nonfiction, fiction, hard cover fiction, e-book fiction, e-book nonfiction — even Manga, Japanese comic books. http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/overview.html But nothing gives the pulse of America like Amazon’s top selling list of 2012. This year is the year of erotic literature, according to Amazon’s list. Here are the top 8 best selling books on Amazon: 1. Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, E.L. James 2. Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, E. L. James 3. Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, E. L. James 4. The Hunger Games (Book 1), Suzanne Collins 5. StrengthsFinder 20.9, Tom Rath 6. Fifty Shades …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Find out, and check out, some of the Algonquin Area Public Library's top picks for books that were made into movies.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Dawn Karlovsky, who has two sets of twins ages five and three, shares her organization and planning techniques in her book “Project (Baby) Management.”
For Dawn Karlovsky, being organized always came naturally. But after having two sets of twins, now ages five and three, she took organization to the next level. Making checklists, spreadsheets, calendars and planning ahead became a vital part of Karlovsky’s every day routine. Those around her including teachers, friends, strangers and of course other parents quickly noticed her stellar organization. It was then that she decided to take her organization methods and share them with others through a book she wrote entitled, “Project (Baby) Management.” “You can enjoy your time with your children so much more if you are just more prepared for the day,” she said. “And this is what the book can help you with.” The title “Project (Baby) …