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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.

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

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 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Win it Wednesday: Wonderful You

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.)

Wonderful You: An Adoption Story by Lauren McLaughlin; illustrated by Meilo So

A lyrical adoption story that tenderly addresses a baby’s transition from the care of her birth mother to that of her adoptive parents. This lovely poem illuminates the role of an adopted child’s birth mother, respecting her choice to give her child to a loving family.

We follow a mother’s journey as she carries her child, searches for deserving parents, and ultimately creates a new family. The story offers a version of the process that is full of warmth, care, and joy.

Update: This wonderful book will be joining Cherri B.'s home library!