Saturday, March 30, 2019

March 31, 2019

Coming Soon!

A Message from the Barrington Public Library
Calling All Creative Types!
Enter the 3rd Annual Peeps Diorama Contest 
April 7 - 14
see the BPL site for more details

For those of you who like hybrid books and/or Star Wars, this may be the book for you. And there are six titles in this series to enjoy. Also, if you go to author Tom Angleberger's website, you can submit photos of your own origami creations. Be sure to follow the guidelines provided.

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda #1), 2010
by Tom Angleberger

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This book will just about break your heart and mend it together again. The story of two refugees new to America is a book I wish all readers could experience. 

The Eleventh Trade, (2018)
by Alyssa Hollingsworth

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I just took this out of the public library and it sounds pretty amazing for fantasy fans. 
And good news: according to Goodreads this is the first in a series. The opening quote hooked me:

"It is a fact that all who have lived have lived through some loss and heartache. Yes, there is happiness, but everyone alive experiences sadness at one time or another. If you ache you are not unusual - friends disappoint, betrayal is real, and there is always the possibility of losing someone dear. It is worrisome to begin a story beneath shades of shadow and gloom but it is wise to remember that despite all the worry there is magic afoot."

Wizard for Hire (Wizard for Hire #1), (2018)
by Obert Skye

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This is an incredibly interesting picture book biography about a well known actress whose real passion was inventing.

Hedy Lamarr's Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor, (2019)
words by Laurie Wallmark and pictures by Katy Wu

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I was at a bookstore last month when I spotted this gem on a shelf. We don't own it yet but we will be sure to purchase it for the HMS Library. 

Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy: A Graphic Novel: A Modern Retelling of Little Women, (2019)
words by Rey Terciero and pictures by Bre Indigo

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

March 24, 2019

If you like to laugh you will enjoy this hybrid series from 
Australian author and comedy writer 

The 104-Story Treehouse: Dental Drama Jokes Galore! (The Treehouse Series # 8), (2019)
words by Andy Griffiths and pictures by Terry Denton

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I have a fifth grade teacher friend, Mr. Lewis, who is raving about this next book. This means I was sure to get a copy for our library.

The Missing Piece of Charlie O'Reilly, (2019)
by Rebecca Ansari

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Cannot wait to read this one by Olympic Medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad!

The Proudest Blue, (2019)
words by Ibtihaj Muhammed & S.K. Ali and pictures by Hatem Aly

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Our library has this biography about the famous Olympic fencer.

Proud: Living My American Dream, (2018)
by Ibtihaj Muhammad

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Many fourth graders are most likely waiting for their national park ranger letter to arrive to school. This text will be a great introduction to one of our nation's protected resources. 

Stretch to the Sun: From a Tiny Sprout to the Tallest Tree on Earth, (2018)
words by Carrie A Pearson and pictures by Susan Swan

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Author Carrie A. Pearson recommends this incredible opportunity for fourth graders and their families.

Every Kid in a Park

Here is a brand new graphic novel from a Providence, RI artist to check out! 

The Breakaways, (2019)
by Cathy G. Johnson

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

March 17, 2019

Do you love to laugh? If so, this is the hybrid series for you. These two pranksters will win you over for sure. The fourth and last in the series will not disappoint.

The Terrible Two's Last Laugh, (2018)
by Mac Barnett and Jory John and pictures by Kevin Cornell

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Game Changer, (2018)
by Tommy Greenwald

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We have readers who are always on the hunt for books about World War II. This new biography series will satisfy their appetite.

Jack Montgomery: World War II: Gallantry at Anzio (Medal of Honor #1), (2019)
by Michael J. Spradlin

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Are you studying animal adaptations? This is a great book to add to your class book study!

The Frog Book, (2019)
words by Steve Jenkins and pictures by Robin Page

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We must get this book immediately! So many readers will be placing holds!

Great White Shark Adventure (Fabien Cousteau Expeditions #1), (2019)
words by Fabiren Cousteau and James O. Fraioli and pictures by Joe St. Pierre

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Many fourth grade classes are doing a biography study right now, and this gorgeously illustrated one is a great one to read!

Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau, (2008)
words by Jennifer Berne and pictures by Eric Puybaret

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Friday, March 8, 2019

March 10, 2019

This is a popular fantasy series that is being made into a major motion picture and coming out in August. Wouldn't it be fun to read the entire series before the movie hits theaters?

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl #1), (2003)
by Eion Colfer

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From the authors of Mustaches for Maddie comes this realistic fiction title.

Squint, (2018)
by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

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Winnie's Great War, (2018)
by Lindsay Mattick and Josh Greenhut and pictures by Sophie Blackall

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This book is a chapter book companion to the Caldecott winning picture book Finding Winnie. Winnie's Great War does not have a book trailer so I will share the book trailer for Finding Winnie instead.

A fifth grade student who is one of HMS Library's most avid readers (you know who you are, SG) pleaded with me to order the rest of the books in this hybrid series (we currently own just the first title).  He let me know it's his favorite series of all time. High praise from this student! And the illustrator of this series is also the illustrator of Julie Falatko's Snappsy the Alligator books. Of course, I will be sure to get these for our library.  This title is the fourth in the series.

Hamstersaurus Rex vs. Squirrel Kong, (2017)
words by Tom O'Donnell and pictures by Tim Miller

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This true account won an Orbis Pictus Honor. 

Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot's World War II Story, (2018)
by Marc Tyler Nobleman

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