Books & Reading

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Preschool Storytime - Napoleon

09/13/2011 3:30 pm

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Just Desserts Book Group- Napoleon

09/08/2011 2:30 pm

Staff Picks for Favorite Children's Books, Part Two: Younger and Later

    For this column, part two of the staff picks, I sent out a message to JDL staff, asking about their favorite children's chapter books.  I was delighted to receive so many replies! This column morphed into two installments, one from the older generation and one from the younger--with some others mixed in and around. This week, it's time for youth--and some new stories.
    Kate Burns of the Parma branch recommends The wonderful flight to the mushroom planet, an early science fiction book by Eleanor Cameron which has a whole series.

Staff Picks for Favorite Children's Books

    For this column, I sent out a message to JDL staff, asking about their favorite children's chapter books.  I was delighted to receive more than a dozen replies! As the emails streamed in, I began to notice a trend.  The librarians of my age (40+) often selected certain series, while the younger generation chose different titles.  Quite naturally, the series reflect the popular authors of the times.

DVD review: We were soldiers

    Reluctance probably describes my attitude toward the movie We were soldiers as my family began watching it.  I dislike violence in movies, especially gratuitous, meaningless violence.  But gratuitous couldn't ever describe this movie, even though it is rated R and contains a large amount of very graphic death and dismemberment.

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