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Delicious Picture Books

See what others eat in one of these excellent picture books featuring food! From tacos to broccoli to children! there is sure to be something delicious for everyone. Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You're…

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Fiction for Tweens to Fall For

What do you do when the leaves start falling and the sky gets darker earlier and earlier...pick up a great book of course! Grab a blanket, a cup of cocoa, and snuggle up with one of these great Tween reads. A Properly Unhaunted Place by William Alexander Rosa Ramona Diaz has a very special talent. She comes from a family of librarians who specialize in ghost appeasement. Mist is building in the hills of Ingot, and something otherworldly is about to be unleashed. Rosa will need all her ghost appeasement tools--and a little help from Jasper--to…

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Indigenous Voices

Celebrate Native American History Month by reading books by and about indigenous people, from traditional myths to stories of perseverance and community. I lost my talk by Rita Joe This book tells the first-hand experience of Mi'kmaw Elder, Rita Joe’s childhood in a residential school and is written in the form of a poem. Bowwow powwow: bagosenjige-niimi'idim by Brenda Child Reality becomes a dream in Bowwow Powwow when a girl attends a powwow and her imagination runs away with her. Thirteen moons on a turtle's back: a Native American year of…

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National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day 2021

National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day is celebrated annually on September 13th. This is a day that encourages children and adolescents to cook for or with their parents or guardians. Younger children are encouraged to work together with their parents or guardians to create something. This allows them to be supervised but still have in on the baking fun. Kids should find their favorite recipes and make a great meal, snack, or treat for the family. This is a fun and exciting day for everyone involved. -evolveservices.org Fix-it and forget-it kids' cookbook: 50 favorite recipes…

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Keeping Your Cool Going Back to School

This list of lower elementary titles encourages readers not to look at school as something scary, but as a new adventure full of new friendships, mischief, and learning. “The first day of school” by Margaret McNamara Can a dog go to school? A great book for beginning readers, this book tells the story of one little boy’s dilemma of going back to school with or without his dog. “I got the school spirit” by Connie Schofield-Morrison What does it mean to have school spirit and how can you find it…

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Books with Gorgeous Covers Our Staff Loves

They say, "never judge a book by its cover", but here at the library we not only celebrate cover love but also encourage it! Picking a book based on the cover is completely valid. Someone (or many people) worked really hard to make that cover gorgeous. Looking at the cover first, synopsis second is also one of the easiest ways to get a reluctant reader to pick up a new book. So come on, pick up a book based on its gorgeous cover. The insides just might match. "Nightlights" by Lorena Alvarez A beautiful, mysterious graphic novel…

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LOVE for Little Ones

Have you ever thought about "Love?" What does it mean and how far can it go? This list of children's books explores these questions with humor, attention, and beautiful pictures. "Love" by Matt de la Peña Can love mean more than one thing? This book explores the different ways that we experience love, from our earliest days to life's rough patches. "Robot in Love" by T.L. McBeth In this funny tale of love, can one little robot find the courage to follow his heart? Find out in Robot in Love. …

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Books Featuring Characters with Mental and Physical Challenges

Books on this list have characters with physical or mental challenges. Encouraging children and teens to read fiction books with disability representation is a great way to teach diversity and inclusion. Aven Green, sleuthing machine by Dusti Bowling Third-grader Aven Green has been solving mysteries for a whole month, cracking such cases as The Mystery of the Cranky Mom. But can this perceptive detective solve two cases at the same time? First, her teacher's lunch bag disappears. Then Aven's great-grandma's dog goes missing. Fortunately, since Aven was born without arms, all the "arm" cells went to her…

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