Books

All Things Eewww! Tuesday's Preschool Story Time

crumbled cookie dirt cupcakes with gummy wormsJoin us Tuesday, July 15 at 10:30 for a the Ewweiest Preschool Story time.   Ms. Gaby will be reading stories geared for children 3+.  Make sure you grab a ticket from the information desk before the program.  

Bear Creek Book Club

The Bear Creek Book Club will meet on Wednesday, July 3rd at 7:00 PM.  They will discuss the book Left Neglected by Lisa Genova.  The book for August is Even Money by Dick Francis.

The Final Summer Reading Inspiration!

It's time for the FINAL Summer Reading Inspiration Post, because SUMMER READING STARTS MONDAY! Woo hoo! Okay so the final books I've chosen to discuss are the Leviathan Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld. This Trilogy is a wonderful mix of science and historical fiction. In this alternate history, 

Summer Reading Inspiration Part 10!

Summer is really just around the corner! Introduce you're little one to the phases of the moon with this wonderfully illustrated picture book by Kevin Henkes. In Kitten's First Full Moon, having never seen a full moon, little kitten is trying to get to the big bowl of milk in the sky.  This book is a great way to teach science to toddlers and preschoolers!

Free YA Audiobooks from SYNC

sync posterGet two free audiobook downloads every week this summer from SYNC. That's right, FREE! Today is the last day to download the first two titles, WARP: The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer and The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. Once downloadeddded the audiobooks are yours to keep forever.iobooks are yours io thed 

From SYNC:  "SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads–a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title–each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session each summer.

Titles are delivered through the OverDrive Media Console.  You can prepare for the program by downloading the software to your desktop and whichever device you anticipate listening on."

Summer Reading Inspiration Part 8!

In Cinder by Marissa Meyer we meet a girl who lives in New Beijing with her stepmother, who hates her, one stepsister who, while shallow and a little mean isn't quite as bad as her mother, and her other stepsister, Pearl, who is fabulous and she loves dearly.  Cinder works as a mechanic, and while not totally a secret she keeps the fact she is a cyborg as quiet as possible as technically she is her stepmother's property.  Then Pearl gets the plague, Cinder is shipped off as

A Month in Honor of Barbecue

Photo of book display for National Barbecue MonthDo you love to grill outdoors? Or eat the food that has been grilled outdoors? Then this is your month!

May is National Barbecue Month according to Chase's Calendar of Events: The Ultimate Go-to Guide for Special Days, Weeks, and Months.  The month is sponsored by the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association.

We are featuring books on barbecuing in our nonfiction adult book display. Some titles are:

Mastering the Grill: The Owner’s Manual for Outdoor Cooking by Andrew Schloss and David Joachim; King of the Q’s Blue Plate BBQ: The Ultimate Guide to Grilling, Smoking, Dipping, and Licking by Ted Reader; Steven Raichlen’s Planet Barbecue!: An Electrifying Journey Around the World’s Barbecue Trail by Steven Raichlen; Celebrating Barbecue: The Ultimate Guide to America’s Four Regional Styles of ‘Cue by Dotty Griffith; Follow the Smoke: 14,783 Miles of Great Texas Barbecue; Places, People, Secrets, and Recipes! by John DeMers.

Check out books to hone your grilling skills, plan outdoor get-togethers, or discover the many good places in Texas to eat barbecue.

See ya around the grill!

We’re Diverse; Why Aren’t Children’s Books?

Ellray Jakes Rock StarOn the internet a few days ago, I bumped into an article that cited a study by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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