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Gain key to opportunity when you pick up a book

January 8, 2014

“Information is key to opportunities, so pick up a book!”

-Brenda Johnson Padgitt, author of “My Baby Sister”

“The Day the Crayons Quit”

Ages 3-7

Duncan gets a huge surprise when he opens his crayon box – he finds only letters, all of them saying the same thing. The crayons have had enough!

Beige Crayon is tired of being second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black Crayon wants to be used for more than just outlining, and Red Crayon feels much too overused what with all those Valentine hearts and Santa suits. Yellow and Orange are no longer speaking because each wants to be the color of the sun. And Blue Crayon, well can you imagine how much water he’s had to color?

Can Duncan possibly make everyone happy again? This is a great read-aloud and the illustrations are fabulous.

“The House of Hades”

Book Four

in “Heroes of Olympus” series

Youth Fiction

In Riordan’s wildly popular “Heroes of Olympus” series, Percy and Annabeth tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld.

Percy’s world is filled with terrible monsters and nail-biting fights and psychological thrills as well. He and Annabeth now find themselves doing battle with beasts they’ve defeated before, as they must face their own true fears – and that’s just as incapacitating of any physical pain. The other five demigods from the Prophecy of Seven must work together to seal the Doors of Death – and help Percy and Annabeth escape the Underworld in the process.

It’s not too late to get started on this series, and you will love this next-to-last book and be ready for Blood of Olympus that’s slated for next year!

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid:

The Third Wheel”

Children’s Fiction, Ages 7-10

Children love series and The Wimpy Kid is an all-time favorite.

This time Greg Heffley’s middle school is having a Valentine’s Day dance and this has turned Greg’s world upside down. Of course, Greg is scrambling to find a date, all the while worrying he’ll be left out in the cold on the big night.

An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. You know that the story doesn’t end here; the night of the dance has some surprises in store.

Kids, don’t miss this one…

“The Life of Tom Landry”

By Mark Ribowsky

Biography

The New Yorker called Tom Landry “a distinctly American institution.” This man, this coach during professional football’s most fabled era transformed the playing field from a no-holds barred battlefield to the technical chess match it is today. He was at the helm of the Dallas Cowboys for 29 seasons and 20 consecutive winning seasons.

In spite of all that, Landry was much-misunderstood legend. He presided over America’s team in an era of racial turmoil.

Before that, Landry was a straight-A student who was a pilot of B-17s during World War II and a student-athlete at the University of Texas and a professional player with the New York Giants. Do not miss this one.

Coming events

Free movies and popcorn at the library each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 14: “We’re the Millers.”

Jan. 21: “Jobs.”

Jan. 28: “The Lone Ranger.”

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