Children’s Programming

 

 

June

 

 

 

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STORYTIMES - Tuesdays from 11:00-11:30 a.m. The Tiny Tots Storytime is for children 1-2 years old and will be held on June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. We will read books, sing songs, and do finger plays. See Ms. Carol for further details. (Note: Tiny Tots Storytime will not be held during July and August – it will resume in September)

Thursdays from 1:00-1:45 p.m. The Thursday afternoon Preschool Storytime Program is for children ages 3½-6 and will be held on June 4, 11, 18, and 25. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts. Preschool Storytime Program will run through July and August.

Registration is required for all Storytimes.

 

TODDLER STORYTIME - The library will present toddler storytime programs for children aged 2-31/2 on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:00 a.m. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program. Registration is required. NOTE: During July and August, Toddler Storytime will only be on Wednesdays.

 

FRIDAY IS GAME DAY AT THE LIBRARY! - From 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Come play a board game, bring a friend or make a new friend. See you there!!!! The last Game Day will be on June 26. Game Day will resume again in September.

 

DISPLAY – The Children’s Display Case is featuring an interesting collection on Coin and Paper Money Collecting. The exhibit was organized and developed by Aiden Powers, Kaiya Gare, and Avery Gare and we thank them for loaning it to the library. Aiden is 11 years old and he began his coin collecting upon the release of the 50 state commemorative quarters. Since then, his collection has grown to include coins and paper bills from all over the world. Now Aiden’s younger sisters, Kaiya (6 years old) and Avery (4½ years old) have also started collecting! This display showcases some favorites from the siblings’ collection.

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS – June 13, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. LEGO CLUB - Like LEGOS? Come to the library and build, create, and share your techniques with other kids who are crazy about building with LEGOS. Play with the library’s LEGOS or bring your own. This fun-filled program is for children ages 4-12. This is a drop-in program.

June 27, from Noon to 2:00 p.m. SUMMER READING KICK-OFF! – School is out! Come and sign up for our Summer Reading Program. You can drop in anytime between noon and 2:00 p.m. to register. Our Summer Reading Program is for any child up to the age of 12. Refreshments will be served! Do not worry if you can’t make it because sign-ups will continue throughout the following week. For more information, please call Ms. Carol 231-5150 x3.

 

HOMEWORK EXPRESS – The Homework Express is continuing at the East Smithfield Public Library. For youngsters in grades K-8, this is the ticket for you. Each Thursday, from 2:30-4:30 p.m., your friendly neighborhood Children’s/Young Adult Librarian will be ready to help you with your homework. Whether you need help finding a specific book, guidance with a tricky question, or just some advice on how to get started, the Children’s/Young Adult Librarian will give you the encouragement and confidence you need to tackle any homework assignment. Don’t hesitate to avail yourself to this warm, friendly, and professional service. Drop by the library (no sign-up necessary) and get rolling on the Homework Express! Hope to see you soon. The last Homework Express session will be held on June 11 and the Homework Express will resume operating in September.

 

STUDENT AMNESTY - The Libraries of Smithfield are once again conducting the Student Amnesty Program. This means that any student in the Smithfield School System may return their overdue books to their school library. During the student amnesty period, which runs from June 1 to the last day of school, there will not be any fines for overdue books.

 

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM - Registration for our annual Summer Reading Program will begin on June 27 and continue through July 3. The program will run from July 7 thru August 13. The theme for this summer's program is “Every Hero Has a Story!” Come to the library and immerse yourself into the wonderland of reading and participate in the East Smithfield Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.

Children will explore the world through stories, songs, games, and other activities. Everyone will have fun as they interact with the performers and their friends. Some of the exciting features of this year’s Summer Reading Program include:

·         Storyhours presented by the faculty of Old County Road Elementary School (a summer favorite).

·         Opportunities to earn coupons to local attractions and other surprises.

·         Being creative with arts and crafts.

·         The Heritage Ballet conducting a special program with children ages 5-7.

·         Join the Great Baldini and his assistant Skinny on a magical journey!

·         The Hampstead Stage Company presents tales of Hercules, Jason, and Robin Hood.

·         Explore Rhythm Imaginarium (using buckets, cans, voices, hands, and more to make music!)

·         Design a brand-new comic book with Eric Fulford.

·         Join the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) to imagine, build, invent, create and unleash your inner hero.

·         Visits from local heroes such as firefighters, police officers, and nurses.

The reading program welcomes children of all abilities and ages up through 12 years old.

Evidence shows that the reading program is a fun-filled adventure. In order to join the program, come to the library during registration week to sign up. You will receive a reading log, bookmark, and progress stickers. When signing up, you will agree to read or be read to at least 6 hours. You can earn admission coupons to local attractions. Reading certificates will be awarded to children who have met their goal(s). Summer reading helps children maintain and improve their reading skills. As always, reading is its own reward!

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pawtucket Red Sox, Citizens Bank, Pepsi, Old County Road Elementary School, Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library, and the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

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TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM – Registration for our Teen Summer Reading Program 2015 will begin Monday, June 29 and continue until Friday, July 3. You may register in person or online at https://sites.google.com/site/esmsrpunmask17/. The theme for this summer’s program is “Unmask! Young adults entering grade 5 and above are invited to participate. Each teen will get a reading log and book review form. For each book recorded and reviewed, participants will receive a ticket. The more you read, the more chances you have to win a prize at the final drawing of tickets! Teens may either e-mail (Michael.cardin7@gmail.com) or stop by the library to show your log and review form to Mr. Mike. Tickets may also be gained by attending the special events. Sign up for this entertaining and thrilling program. A flyer detailing all of this summer’s activities will be available when you register. The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the East Smithfield Public Library, and the Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

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HOMEWORK HELP – Need help on your school assignments, projects and papers? If so, stop by the library on any Monday (3-8 p.m.), Tuesday (3-8 p.m.), or Wednesday (4:30-7 p.m.) and Mr. Mike will assist you in utilizing the best reference resources for your homework. You will learn how to find the most useful books and how to use the electronic resources and Internet to get the most current articles on topics you are researching. Learn how to properly cite articles and organize your resources into a cohesive report. No registration is required. To access homework help from home, go to the library’s homepage and click on the Young Adult (YA) Teen Page, and under Reference, click on either the Online Reference Homework Help or Schoolwork and Research/EBSCO Databases link. Also, ask Mr. Mike about the AskRI service. **NOTE – The final homework help session will be on June 10, 2015. We hope that these homework sessions helped students achieve their academic goals. The homework help sessions will be restarting in September.

 

ART IN THE AFTERNOON – Wednesdays, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Art in the Afternoon continues at the East Smithfield Public Library. Children are invited to enjoy a free literature-based art program. We will be using many different methods and materials in the creation of various art projects and crafts. Join us for some fun as we explore projection and technological art. Simply call 231-5150 x3 to register or just drop on in!

 

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MAKING MARBLE MAZES – Tuesday, June 30, @ 6:30 p.m. Join us as we take common household items (shoe box covers and straws) and create challenging mazes that will test your agility, visual perception, and tracking. Bring a shoe box cover if you can. Registration is required.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Puff the Magic Dragon – Peter Yarrow

Earmuffs for Everyone – Megan McCarthy

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

The Book of Wizard Craft: in Which the Apprentice Finds Spells, Potions, Fantastic Tales & 50 Enchanting Things to Make – Janice Eaton Kilby

Finding Nemo – Disney

Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See? – Bill Martin

I Love You Little Bear

One Snowy DayTammi Salzano

Pretty Minnie in Paris – Danielle Steel

Bella’s Birthday Unicorn – Jessica Burkhart

Alexander, Who’s Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever – Judith Viorst

Animal Fun for Everyone! – Marjorie Pitzer

Fun & Games – Ripley’s

Annika Riz, Math Whiz – Claudia Mills

A Revolutionary War Timeline – Elizabeth Raum

A World War I Timeline – Pamela Dell

Ghosts – Nadia Higgins

Surprises According to Humphrey – Betty Birney

Belgium – Lisa Owings

 

 

 

 

 

July

 

Summer Reading Program Activities:

 

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Theme: Every Hero Has a Story! @ the

East Smithfield Public Library!

 

Stop by the library this summer and explore the many types of heroes found all around us. Excitement and adventure await you at the library where you will listen to storytellers who will amuse and amaze you with their “hero” stories. You will participate in performances and programs that will “inspire” you! But most of all, you will have some fun and learn about our “local heroes visiting” the East Smithfield Public Library!

 

Question: What has fun activities, cool prizes, and hours of enjoyable reading?

 

Answer:  The East Smithfield Public Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program. Evidence collected from past participants of the Summer Reading Program will show that this is truly a fun-filled adventure!

 

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Where:      The East Smithfield Public Library

50 Esmond Street

Smithfield, RI 02917

Phone: 231-5150

Fax: 231-2940

Web address: http://www.eastsmithfieldpubliclibrary.org/

                  

When:     Late June – Mid-August

 

How It Works:

In order to join the program, come to the library during registration week (6/29-7/3) to sign up. You will receive a reading log, bookmark, and progress stickers. When signing up, you will agree to read or be read to at least 6 hours. You can earn admission coupons to local attractions. Reading certificates will be awarded to children who have met the goal. Summer reading helps children maintain and improve their reading skills. As always, reading is its own reward!

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pawtucket Red Sox, Citizens Bank, Pepsi, Old County Road Elementary School, Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library, and the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

Ages: The reading program welcomes children of all abilities and ages up through 12 years old.

 

Performances and Special Events

 

Performances last for approximately 45 minutes and are suitable for children up to 12 years old (unless otherwise noted). Registration is recommended due to space limitations. If, after signing up for a program, you are unable to attend, please notify the library.

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Monday, July 13 @ 1:30 p.m.       

Hampstead Stage Company - Hercules and Heroes tells a tale of a more conventional hero, Hercules, and how he overcomes the odds and completes the Herculean tasks. It also tells the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece.  This show has mask work, storytelling from another culture, sword fights, and most importantly includes the positive message of standing up to a challenge and following through.

 

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Monday, July 20 @ 10:30 a.m.                      

 

Diane Du of Do Music - This wonderful music program is for young children ages 0 to 5 years and their caregivers.  This interactive music program explores music of the seashore including birds, crabs, seashells, waves, seals and whales.  This program includes chants with finger plays, sing-a-longs, dancing, instrument jam and parachute play.

 

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Thursday, July 30 @ 6:00 p.m.

Rick Morin – Rhythm Imaginarium - Rhythm Imaginarium is where the imagination runs free and rhythms are easily made using buckets, cans, voices, hands, real percussion instruments and more.  No musical experience required!  Just bring your imagination!  There are all types of heroes and we will explore what a hero means and how different people can be heroes.

 

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Tuesday, August 4 @ 1:00 p.m.

Create-A-Comic Live! Help host Eric Fulford design a brand-new comic book right before your eyes! In this live performance we will combine on-the-spot illustration with fast-paced comedy and storytelling, as well as plenty of audience involvement. The show features tips for coming up with your own comic book as well as chances for the audience to get up on stage and help make the story come to life! This is a perfect show for the aspiring artist, as well as anyone who just enjoys a good story and a laugh or two.

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Thursday, August 13 @ 5:30 p.m.

The Great Baldini (Thomas Holmes) - Join the Great Baldini and his assistant Skinny, on a magical journey. As the audience chants Skinny's name, the magic begins to happen. Everyone will discover that reading can be fun and entertaining.

Fun Programs:

HERITAGE BALLET’S “LITERATURE INTO LIFE” SERIES – Wednesdays, July 8 thru August 12, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This program is for children ages 5-7. The children will analyze the book Swimmy, by Leo Lionni, and bring the story to life through music and movement. This is a six week program. Class size is limited so be sure to register early.

 

SEWING CLASS WITH MISS ASHLEY – Wednesday, July 8, at 3:00 p.m. Children ages 7-12 are invited to the library to learn basic sewing techniques and create a project to take home. This month’s project is a beach towel cape. Space is limited and registration is required. This month’s project requires more material than usual, therefore a materials fee of $10.00 is required the day of the class.

 

SUMMER BOOK CLUB – Friday mornings, July 10 thru July 31, @ 10:30 a.m. Come and read the book Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo. Every child who participates will get their own copy of the book to keep. There will be great discussions and delicious snacks! This program is for children in grades 3 to 5 and is limited to 8 participants. Register early so you don’t miss out.

 

MAKE IT AND TAKE IT CRAFTS!  - Fridays, July 10 thru August 7, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Stop by anytime between 1:00 and 3:00, make a craft, and take it home with you!  This is a drop-in program for children of all ages.

 

SMITHFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT – Monday, July 13, @ 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages are invited to stop by the library and meet some local heroes and explore a fire truck. Please register for this program.

 

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SUPER HERO PARTY – Thursday, July 16, @ 6:00 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite super hero. There will be fun activities and refreshments. This program is for children of all ages and their families. Please register for this program.

 

SEA GLASS DISPLAYThe Children’s Display Case is featuring an interesting collection of Sea Glass collected by Carol Derosier and her family. Ms. Carol has been collecting Sea Glass for many years. She likes to take trips to the ocean during the off season to hunt for Sea Glass.  She especially enjoys taking these trips with her family to see who can collect the most Sea Glass.  She hopes you enjoy this colorful display of ocean treasures.  Happy Summer! 

 

LEGO CLUB – Monday, July 27 and Monday, August 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Like LEGOS? Come to the library and build, create, and share your techniques with other kids who are crazy about building with LEGOS. Play with the library’s LEGOS or bring your own. This fun-filled program is for children ages 4-12. This is a drop-in program.

MIXED MEDIA “HERO” COLLAGE – Thursday, July 23, @ 6:00 p.m. What does it mean to be a hero? This topic will be discussed and explored through art. Come and make a collage with artist Donna Walker using different materials. This program is for children in grade 3 and above. Please register.

Sponsored by:

 

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, UNO, the Pawtucket Red Sox, Citizens Bank, Pepsi, Old County Road Elementary School, Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library, and the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

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Storytimes

For children ages 3-12.

(Registration required for all programs)

 

TODDLER STORYTIME - The library will present toddler storytime programs for children aged 2-31/2 on Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:00 a.m. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program. Registration is required. NOTE: During July and August, Toddler Storytime will ONLY RUN ON WEDNESDAYS.

 

 “COMMUNITY HERO” STORYTIMES Tuesdays, July 7 thru August 11, @ 10:30 a.m. Come and meet local community heroes such as police officers, nurses, and teachers! The children will enjoy listening to stories read by these local heroes. There will be different heroes on each Tuesday.

 

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES – Thursdays, from 1:00-1:45 p.m. The Thursday afternoon Preschool Storytime Program is for children ages 3½-6 and will be held on July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts. Mrs. Sullivan, Old County Road School Principal, will be a guest storyteller at some of these storytimes.

 

MERMAID STORYTIME – Thursday, July 9 @ 6:30 p.m. Come and meet a mermaid! You will enjoy stories about mermaids and participate in a related craft.

 

EVENING PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, August 6 @ 6:30 p.m. Come to the library in your pajamas and slippers! If you wish, you may also bring your favorite stuffed animal to join in the fun. We will enjoy stories and a related craft.

 

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Other Summer Programming and Activities

 

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Theme: Unmask! @ the East Smithfield Public Library

https://sites.google.com/site/esmsrpunmask17/

 

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pawtucket Red Sox, Citizens Bank, Pepsi, the East Smithfield Public Library, and the Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

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How Do I Participate?

It’s Extremely Easy!

Guide to Unmask! @ East Smithfield Public Library

Registration continues

 

First, you will need to fill out a registration form. Between the time you register and Wednesday, August 12, all you need to do is fill out a short form stating whether or not you liked the book you read. This form can be submitted in person at the library or online at https://sites.google.com/site/esmsrpunmask17/reading-form. For each book you read, you will be given a ticket. At the end of the program the librarian will put all of the participants’ tickets into a basket. If the librarian picks out your ticket, you will win a prize. The more you read, the more chances you have to win. Tickets can also be gained by attending the special events. The teen that reads the most books will win a special prize at the end of the program.

 

What Should I Read?

https://sites.google.com/site/esmsrpya2012/_/rsrc/1323130024646/b-what-should-i-read/reading_flashlight.jpg?height=188&width=200You can read ANY books you want to read for the summer reading program. Do you need suggestions? You can stop by the library and speak with the youth services librarians about what books you like to read. If you choose to read books covering UNMASK, try these topics: Biographies, Real Heroes, Superheroes, Villains, Comic Strips, and Unmasking Talent.

Visit

https://sites.google.com/site/esmsrpunmask17/superheroes for further information.

Still need a recommendation?

Visit:

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Special Events

 

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Tuesday, July 7 @ 4:00 p.m. - A Visit from a Community Police Officer

 

Officer Gary Masterson of the Smithfield Police Department will be visiting the library to talk about how the Community Policing Unit works. All ages are welcome.

 

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Tuesday, July 14 @ 6:30 p.m. – Hero T-Shirts

 

Feel like a hero? Do you want to look the part as well? Join us as we transform average T-Shirts into Super T-Shirts that exhibit the symbols of your favorite heroes. You can use any symbol you want to represent yourself, or create your own design. We will provide the materials to transform your t-shirt. Those wanting to participate need to bring in their own colored t-shirts. Registration is required.

 

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Tuesday, July 21 @ 6:30 p.m. – Wands? I Need One!

 

Have you ever wished you had a magic wand à la Harry Potter and other witches and wizards? Why not join us as we make our own wands. We will supply the materials and you will use your abilities to create a wand to fit your liking. You can style it like Harry, Merlin, your fairy godmother, or other heroes. Then, you can practice such spells as Patronus, Confundus, Expelliarmus, Obliviate, Riddikulus, and Wingardium Leviosa.

 

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Monday, July 27 @ 6:30 p.m. – Pop Art Portraits

 

Make a portrait that will make you look like you just jumped out of the pages of a comic book. Artist Roy Lichtenstein, one of the most influential American painters, created a technique using small dots to create colors. This method is the same used in early pulp comic books. Roy’s Pop art included captions, speech bubbles, and onomatopoeia, such as POW! and WHAM! We will be creating portraits in the style of Lichtenstein. You can check out his work at http://www.lichtensteinfoundation.org/.

 

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Monday, August 3 @ 6:30 p.m. - Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art: Leonardo DaVinci/Gears and Simple Machines

 

Simple Machines: Where did Leonardo DaVinci’s inventions come from? No single individual defines the idea of a Renaissance man better than Leonardo DaVinci – an artist, scientist, architect, engineer, and inventor. Using the natural world and DaVinci as inspiration, participants will design and build 3-D models of simple machines that move! Please register.

 

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Tuesday, August 11 @ 6:30 p.m. – Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art: Flight

 

Flight: How and why do objects fly? Explore aerodynamic forms, wind, friction, and drag through the creation of a handmade art kite. Discover how to alter paper to fly, create paper airplanes, and make a sled kite. Design a simple graphic composition for your kite that will be visible from the sky and once complete, watch your art fly!

 

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Wednesday, August 12 @ 6:00 p.m. - Splendid, Enormous, Superlative, Ice Cream Spectacle of Awe and General Amazement

 

Today is the wrap-up of the Young Adult Summer Reading Program. All those who participated and read books for the summer reading program are invited. Use your hero powers and creativity as you decorate your ice cream sundae with a dazzling array of toppings. Prizes will also be awarded to those who actively participated in this summer’s program.

 

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HOT, HAZY, HUMID WEATHER – If you do not have air conditioning in your home and want to get some relief from those hot, hazy, and humid days, visit the library, relax, and cool off. You are welcome to stay with us during our normal hours of operation.

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BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT - Stop by the library and check out a favorite book, CD, DVD, or videocassette. Then find a cool spot, put up your feet, enjoy a refreshing drink, and forget about the hot weather.

 

SUMMER HOURS - During the months of July and August, the library will be CLOSED ON SATURDAYS.

 

OTHER NOTABLE JULY CURIOSITIES –July is National Recreation and Parks Month, and National Ice Cream Month, July 28 is Beatrix Potter’s Birthday and July 30 is Henry Ford’s Birthday.

 

NEW SELECTED LIBRARY MATERIALS:

 

Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Amelia Bedelia Unleashed Herman Parish

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – Michael Woods

Thor: The Dark World Tomas Palacios

The Shoshone People – Kristen Rajczak

Big Nate: Mr. Popularity – Lincoln Peirce

Who Was Anne Frank? – Ann Abramson

Baby Signs – Robert Sabuda

Red: A Crayon’s Story – Michael Hall

Frankenstein – Sam Ita

Take Along Tunes: Book with Music Player – Disney Playhouse

The Foundry’s Edge – Cam Baity

Nick and Tesla’s Secret Agent Gadget Battle – Bob Pflugfelder

One Windy DayTammi Salzano

Hansel & Gretel – Neil Gaman

The Book with No Pictures – B.J. Novak

My Teacher Flunked the Planet – Bruce Coville

Ben Franklin’s Big Splash: The Mostly True Story of His First Invention – Bara Rosenstock

The Miniature World of Marvin & James – Elise Broach

The Map Trap – Andrew Clements

The Lion and the Bird – Marianne Dubuc

The Castle Behind ThornsMerrie Haskell

The Loch Ness Monster – Ray McClellan

A World War II Timeline – Elizabeth Raum

 

 

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