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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Win it Wednesday: What Miss Mitchell Saw

 Every Wednesday we will give away a new book. For a chance to win, just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Wednesday through 11:59 PM Sunday. Winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)

What Miss Mitchell Saw

By Hayley Barrett

Every evening, from the time she was a child, Maria Mitchell stood on her rooftop with her telescope and swept the sky. And then one night she saw something unusual—a comet no one had ever seen before! Miss Mitchell’s extraordinary discovery made her famous the world over and paved the way for her to become America’s first professional female astronomer.
Congratulations Jonah B,. you are this week's Win it Wednesday winner!

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Win it Wednesday: We Dream of Space

Every Wednesday we will give away a new book. For a chance to win, just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Wednesday through 11:59 PM Sunday. Winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)

We Dream of Space

By Erin Entrada Kelly
Cash, Fitch, and Bird Nelson Thomas are three siblings in seventh grade. In 1986, as the country waits expectantly for the launch of the space shuttle Challenger, they each struggle with their own personal anxieties. Cash, who loves basketball but has a newly broken wrist, is in danger of failing seventh grade for the second time. Fitch spends every afternoon playing Major Havoc at the arcade on Main and wrestles with an explosive temper that he doesn’t understand. And Bird, his twelve-year-old twin, dreams of being NASA’s first female shuttle commander, but feels like she’s disappearing. 

Congratulations Zim E., you are this week's Win it Wednesday winner!

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Win it Wednesday: Rocket Says Look Up!

 Every Wednesday we will give away a new book. For a chance to win, just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Wednesday through 11:59 PM Sunday. Winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)

 Rocket Says Look Up!

By Nathan Bryon


A comet will be visible tonight and Rocket wants everyone to see it with her--even her big brother, Jamal, who only pays attention to his phone. Rocket's enthusiasm brings neighbors and family together to witness a once-in-a-lifetime sighting. 

Congratulations Emilio S., you are our latest Win it Wednesday winner!

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Win it Wednesday: Hidden Figures: Young Readers' Edition

 Every Wednesday we will give away a new book. For a chance to win, just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Wednesday through 11:59 PM Sunday. Winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)

 Hidden Figures: Young Readers' Edition

By Margot Lee Shetterly
Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.
This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.

Congratulations Madison D., you are our Win it Wednesday Winner! 

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Read Across America: June- Promote Respect for All

       

Every Month, NEA's Read Across America highlights books for young readers that explore a topic related to diversity and inclusion.

The theme for June is Promote Respect for All
Deepen understanding of LGBTQ+ history and support of lived experiences.

Here are the recommended books for the month. Find discussion questions and more resources on their website.

Elementary: Rainbow Hands
by Mamta Nainy


by Leah Johnson


Young Adult: Friday I'm in Love
by Camryn Garrett

Win it Wednesday: Nerdy Babies: Space

Every Wednesday we will give away a new book. For a chance to win, just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Wednesday through 11:59 PM Sunday. Winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)

  Nerdy Babies: Space

By Emmy Kastner
In Nerdy Babies: Space, follow our intrepid infants into the great unknown. Check out the moon and the sun and all the planets in our solar system. Plus, learn about gravity and orbits in this simple text written in question and answer format. Stay curious. There’s more to learn about everything!
Congratulations Olivia D., you are our Win it Wednesday winner!

Friday, June 7, 2024

You Are Enough!

Have you ever felt like you're not enough? Well, our picture books are here to remind you otherwise! 

You Are Enough! 

This is such an important message for children to learn so they develop into strong, confident, capable young people who know their value as well as the importance of being kind to others. Just because you matter, doesn't mean that someone else does not. You might not always agree with other people, but we need to be nice and understand that I am enough as I am, and you are enough as you are. 

Here is a list of amazing picture books for readers of all ages to enjoy!