JuvenileDystopian

Dystopian Novels for Younger Readers

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My ten-year-old daughter has been asking me to let her read The Hunger Games. The answer is, “Not yet,” mostly due to the novel’s child-on-child violence. But there’s another factor: Even if she read the book and the violence didn’t bother her, she still wouldn’t understand why kids are killing kids because she hasn’t yet […]

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No School? Cool!

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No school on Friday?! A three-day weekend?! That’s like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It’s as good as discovering a lucky four leaf clover. By golly, it’s better than pouring a bowl of Lucky Charms and getting nothing but marshmallows. Sweet! If you’d like to sprinkle some shenanigans into […]

Art After Candy
Children "eat up" art experience.

What to Do When the Party is Over? Make Art!

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  Pink cupcakes and heart-shaped cookies and Valentine’s candies and Valentines……and then After-School Art Club!  Too good to be true?  No, seriously. Last Thursday just happened to be Valentine’s Day as well as Art Club.  Mr. Kerr’s third-graders had a fabulous after-party celebrating African American History Month. We talked about the collage artworks of Romare […]

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Great Books for Children II

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Compiled by our newest Youth Services staff member, Jason Lamb. Next time you visit the library, make sure to say hi and welcome him to the community. Black on White and White on Black by Tana Hoban (ages 0-3) These two companion board books feature simple silhouettes of objects. Read with your baby to get […]