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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Win it Wednesday: Nate the Great and the Missing Birthday Snake

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.)

Nate the Great and the Missing Birthday Snake by Andrew Sharmat and Marjorie Weinman Sharmat; illustrated by Jody Wheeler

Join the world’s greatest detective, Nate the Great, as he solves the mystery of his friend’s missing pet snake! Perfect for beginning readers and the Common Core, this long-running chapter book series will encourage children to problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries!  

WILL THIS CASE SLITHER AWAY?

Rosamond is having a birthday party for her cousin Lizzy! Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, are invited. So are Lizzy’s four pet snakes. Nate believes that a good detective knows his limits. Nate does not want to go to a birthday party filled with dangerous, slimy guests. But when one of these “guests” goes missing, Nate and Sludge must face thee must face their fears to save the day!

Want this book? Fill out and submit the form below for a chance to win your very own copy!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Picture Book Month - Staff Picks Part 3

We continue our celebration of Picture Book Month with another wonderful selection of picture books picked by our staff.

Don't forget to tell us your favorite picture book in the comments!

So Many Cats! by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers

"My daughter's favorite rhyming/counting picture book about a family with 'an only cat - a sad and lonely cat' who end up with a dozen cats."

-Mike, Library Assistant

Ivan the Terrier by Peter Catalanotto

"It reminds me of our beloved dog, whose antics always made me laugh."

-Lisa D., Library Assistant

Wiener Wolf by Jeff Crosby

"The pictures are great and, having had wiener dogs, I get an extra kick out of the story."

-Bob, Library Assistant

Moo! by David LaRochelle

"Moo Mo Moo, mo mooo, moo…"

-Lisa C., Library Assistant

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Win it Wednesday: Goldie Blox and the Three Dares

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.)

Goldie Blox and the Three Dares by Stacy McAnulty

This all-new chapter-book series based on the successful toy line focuses on Goldie Blox’s mission to encourage girls to roll up their sleeves and get building! When Goldie finds her beloved Gran’s book of 100 dares, she is determined to complete the last three challenges—before Gran’s 77th birthday. With the clock ticking, Goldie and her friends, the Gearheads, must use all their smarts and creativity to finish the dares and make Gran proud.

This 128-page early chapter book is perfect for future engineers ages 6 to 9.

Update: Congrats, Mia T.!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Picture Book Month - Staff Picks Part 2

November is Picture Book Month and we are back with more of our favorite picture books. Remember to stop by each Friday during the month of November to get new suggestions for books!

Do you have a favorite picture book? Comment and share your recommendation with us!

Happy reading!

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

"It's a book that inspired my kids and I to create a special goodbye tradition that helped us when I went back to work after staying home with them for a few years."

-Megan, Library Aide

Science Verse by Jon Scieszka

"The rhymes are hilarious!"

-Joy, Supervising Librarian

Imagine a Night by Sarah L. Thomson

"It has a dreamlike quality of nighttime imagination and magic."

-Edy, Library Assistant

The Monster at the End of the Book by Jon Stone

"This was one of my favorite books as a kid; I distinctly remember making my dad read it to me over and over again at bedtime.  It’s interactive, which makes it fun for both the listener and the reader."

-Annika, Community Librarian

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett

"This book's dry humor never fails to crack me up and I love the big twist at the end!"

-Thomas, Collection Development Librarian

Did You Take the B From My _ook? by Beck Stanton

"Just read to my 5 yrs old son Diego and he enjoyed the missing  B words. Like _ed for bed..a good read."

-Carlos, Library Assistant