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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Win it Wednesday: Anybody Here Seen Frenchie?

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.)

Anybody Here Seen Frenchie? 
by Leslie Connor



Eleven-year-old Aurora Petrequin’s best friend has never spoken a word to her. In fact, Frenchie Livernois doesn’t talk.

Aurora is bouncy, loud and impulsive—“a big old blurter.” Making friends has never come easily. When Frenchie, who is autistic, silently chose Aurora as his person back in third grade, she chose him back. They make a good team, sharing their love of the natural world in coastal Maine.

At school, Aurora looks out for Frenchie, who has been her classmate until this year. One morning, Frenchie doesn’t make it to his classroom. Aurora feels she’s to blame. The entire town begins to search, and everyone wonders: how is it possible that nobody has seen Frenchie? 

Fill out this form for a chance to win our next Win it Wednesday! 

Monday, November 21, 2022

FCPL Online Resource: National Geographic Kids Virtual Library

 


National Geographic Kids is an online resource that provides a complete archive of the National Geographic magazine - every page of every issue - along with a collection of interactive maps, images, and videos.

This, like everything at the library, is free to use as long as you have a library card. If you don’t already have one, you can get one for free by signing up at any library location!

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. Read about the contributions and influence of Native Americans by checking out some books from the Fresno County Public Library.  

Here are some recommendations for children’s books written or illustrated by Native American authors and illustrators.

(Click on the book covers below to view them in our catalog and place a hold on them.  Additionally, click on the arrow to make the book list bigger).



Not quite what you're looking for?  Search our catalog for more options.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Win it Wednesday: The Second Sky

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.)

The Second Sky 
by Patrick Guest




Ever since he first hatched, Gilbert has wanted to fly. But with his big, clumsy feet and small, fluffy wings, learning to fly is a bigger challenge than Gilbert anticipated. His fellow penguins tell him to give up, but Gilbert is sure that if he keeps trying, he’ll be able to soar…

Fill out this form for a chance to win our next Win it Wednesday!

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Win it Wednesday: Hummingbird

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.)

Hummingbird 
by Natalie Lloyd



Twelve-year-old homeschooled Olive is tired of being seen as “fragile” just because she has osteogenesis imperfecta (otherwise known as brittle bone disease) so she’s thrilled when she finally convinces her parents to let her attend Macklemore Elementary. Olive can’t wait to go to a traditional school and make the friends she’s always longed for, until a disastrous first day dashes her hopes of ever fitting in.

Then Olive hears whispers about a magical, wish-granting hummingbird that supposedly lives near Macklemore. It’ll be the solution to all her problems! If she can find the bird and prove herself worthy, the creature will make her most desperate, secret wish come true.

When it becomes clear that she can’t solve the mystery on her own, Olive teams up with some unlikely allies who help her learn the truth about the bird. And on the way, she just might learn that our fragile places lead us to the most wonderful magic of all . . .

Congratulations Anne L., you are our Win it Wednesday winner!

Monday, November 7, 2022

1st Chapter Saturdays: Winterhouse

Join Miss Teresa as she recommends a middle grade book and reads the first chapter.  This month's book is Winterhouse by Ben Guterson.

Read Across America: November - Promote Healing & Growth

         


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

The theme for November is Promote Healing and Growth.

These titles can help students find hope for recovery and growth in the healing power of family and community

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


Elementary: Powwow Day 
by Traci Sorell


by Brian Young