Saturday, April 24, 2010

My Garden by Kevin Henkes

Everything is starting to bloom, including Kevin Henkes' newest picture book, My Garden!

My Garden is a simple story told largely through bright illustrations. After helping her mother water and weed the family garden, a young girl describes her perfect garden, where the flowers would never die, planted jelly beans would grow into jelly bean bushes, and the “tomatoes would be as big as beach balls.”

The story is a little silly, too - for example, the girl shares her solution to a problem facing gardeners around the globe: rabbits.  She shares, “In my garden, the rabbits wouldn’t eat the lettuce because the rabbits would be chocolate and I would eat them.”  The accompanying illustration is below right:

Can you think of some ideas for a fabulous garden? How about a cupcake garden? Or a jellyfish garden? You never know where your imagination will take you!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

The library just hosted its second Stuffed Animal Sleepover - and judging by the pictures, the little fuzzy guys did anything but sleep! Check out the slideshow...sure looks like they had fun!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

PBS Trash to Treasure Contest

Do you love to invent? Do you enjoy using old stuff to create new stuff? Here is a chance for kids ages 5 to 19 to invent something with trash and win a trip to Boston to be on TV! Check out this link for more information about the PBS Kids Trash to Treasure contest.

Monday, April 12, 2010


NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK (April 11-17, 2010) celebrates libraries, librarians, and the pleasures of reading. We invite you to come visit YOUR library!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Miss Jennifer is reading....

I love the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull! If you like Harry Potter, the Percy Jackson books, adventure and fantasy, you've got to read these! The books in the series are:
  1. Fablehaven
  2. Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star
  3. Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague
  4. Fablehaven: Secret of the Dragon Sanctuary
  5. Fablehaven: Keys to the Demon Prison
 Here is a summary of the first book in the series, Fablehaven:

"For centuries, mystical creatures of all description were gathered to a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic in a cynical world. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite...
Kendra and her brother Seth have no idea their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven. Inside the gated woods, ancient laws give relative order among greedy trolls, mischievous satyrs, plotting witches, spiteful imps, and jealous fairies. However, when the rules get broken, an arcane evil is unleashed, forcing Kendra and Seth to face the greatest challenge of their lives. To save her family, Fablehaven, and perhaps the world, Kendra must find the courage to do what she fears most."

Sound interesting? Visit the library and check one out! Visit for information about all the titles in the series, as well as book trailers, games, and other fun stuff.