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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Win it Wednesday: Fairy Science

 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 Friday and winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)

Fairy Science: Solid, Liquid, Gassy  by Ashley Spires

An enchanting STEM-and-fairy-filled picture book from the award-winning author-illustrator of 
The Most Magnificent Thing!


All the fairies in Pixieville believe in magic--except Esther. She believes in science.

When a forest tree stops growing, all the fairies are stumped--including Esther. But not for long! Esther knows that science can get to the root of the problem--and its solution!

Whether you believe in fairy magic or the power of science, you will be charmed by Esther, the budding fairy scientist.

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

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

What's New in Kids' Books! September

Need some great new kids' books in your life? Miss Alyssa and Miss Teresa are highlighting some new titles for all ages of young readers, in various genres!


Here are all the books discussed in the video:

Daisy - Bagley, Jessixa
Duck, Duck, Moose - Sullivan, Mary
Book's big adventure - Lehrhaupt, Adam
Summer adventure for Groot! - Deneen, Brendan
Snow White's sweet bunny - Clauss, Lauren
Apple of my pie - Song, Mika
Welcome to Wagmire - Mews, Melody
Super Rabbit Boy's team-up trouble! - Flintham, Thomas
Monster's first day of school - Barnaby, Hannah Rodgers
Butler for hire! - Angleberger, Tom
The rainforest book - Milner, Charlotte
The age of dinosaurs : the rise and fall of the world's most remarkable animals - Brusatte, Stephen
Guru Nanak : first of the Sikhs - Demi
What's the weather? - Ralston, Fraser
Yorick and Bones. Friends by any other name - Tankard, Jeremy
Pea, Bee, & Jay. 3, Lift off - Smith, Brian
Ozy and Millie. Perfectly normal - Simpson, Dana
Thornlight - Legrand, Claire
The accidental apprentice - Foody, Amanda
Maybe maybe Marisol Rainey - Kelly, Erin Entrada

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Win it Wednesday: Katie the Catsitter

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 Friday and winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)

Kate the Catsitter by Colleen AF Venable 

Katie is dreading the boring summer ahead while her best friends are all away at camp--something that's way out of Katie and her mom's budget, UNLESS Katie can figure out a way to earn the money for camp herself. But when Katie gets a job catsitting for her mysterious upstairs neighbor, life gets interesting. First, Madeline has 217 cats (!) and they're not exactly . . . normal cats. Also, why is Madeline always out EXACTLY when the city's most notorious villain commits crimes?! Is it possible that Katie's upstairs neighbor is really a supervillain? Can Katie wrangle a whole lot of wayward cats, save a best friendship (why is Beth barely writing back? And who's this boy she keeps talking about?!), AND crack the biggest story in the city's history? Some heroes have capes . . . Katie has cats!

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

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Win it Wednesday: Avocado Asks

 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 Friday and winners will be announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Win it Wednesdays.)

Avocado Asks by Momoko Abe

Avocado is feeling just fine in the produce section at the supermarket until a young customer asks a difficult question: "Is an avocado a fruit or a vegetable?" Avocado doesn't know the answer either, and the question won't seem to go away! Soon, avocado is in the midst of a full-on identity crisis.

Children will laugh along as Avocado hunts for answers in each aisle of the grocery store, chatting with fish, cans of beans, sausages, and finally a tomato, who confides to Avocado that he doesn't know what HE is either, adding "And. I. Don't. Care." With cool, vivid artwork and a funny twist on every page, here is a story that celebrates individuality and fluidity, letting children know they are perfect just as they are and however they choose to express themselves.

Congratulations Amy H., you are our latest Win it Wednesday winner!

Snack Break: Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party

Join Miss Alyssa as she recommends a fun picture book and shares a snack idea that is inspired by it. This week we are packing a snack to go along with the book Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by Kimberly and James Dean.

What's New in Kids' Books! August

Need some great new kids' books in your life? Miss Alyssa and Miss Teresa are highlighting some new titles for all ages of young readers, in various genres!


Here are all the books discussed in the video: Tabitha and Fritz Trade Places - Frawley, Katie The capybaras - Soderguit, Alfredo Not Yeti - DiPucchio, Kelly Lost in the wild! - Behling, Steve Let's go swimming! - Feuti, Norman Lily to the rescue : the misfit donkey - Cameron, W. Bruce Kondo & Kezumi are not alone - Goodner, David Fearless - Porter, Kenny Scaredy Squirrel in a nutshell - Watt, Mélanie Goosebumps. Secrets of the swamp - Nijkamp, Marieke The Who Was? history of the world - Manzanero, Paula Hear my voice : the testimonies of children detained at the southern border of the United States - Binford, Warren Osnat and her dove : the true story of the world's first female rabbi - Samuel, Sigal The one thing you'd save - Park, Linda Sue Merci Suarez can't dance - Medina, Meg A test of courage - Ireland, Justina Curse of the forgotten city - Aster, Alex

Monday, August 30, 2021

Kids' Book Talk: Bloom- Book Talk

Join Miss Alyssa and Miss Teresa as they discuss all the creepy moments from this month's book club pick, Bloom by Kenneth Oppel.