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  • Drawing with great needles : ancient tattoo traditions of North America
    Native American Art

    For Indigenous Peoples' Day, books focusing mostly on North American art and artists. Note: some books are In-Library use only.

  • 2021 Shirley Jackson Awards Nominees

    In recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson’s writing, and with permission of the author’s estate, The Shirley Jackson Awards, Inc. has been established for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic. The awards will be presented in-person on October 29, 2022, as part of the Boston Book Festival, in partnership with Readercon, Conference on Imaginative Literature. Here is a selection of this year's nominees. For the complete list of nominees and categories go to: https://www.shirleyjacksonawards.org/nominees/


Reviews

  • Armadillo antics by Martin, Bill,
    ☆☆☆☆☆

    Armadillo Antics is a cute picture book about facts and getting children to know about the creatures that roam outside at night in the woods.  Bill Martin Jr. is an acclaimed children's author who wrote a delightful book for children to learn more about armadillos.  The last page has fun true facts about the armadillo.  , beautiful illustrations by Nathalie Beauvois

     

    Reviewed by Mary D on Sep 29, 2022

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  • Ali and the sea stars by Stroker, Ali,
    ☆☆☆☆☆

    Ali was a bright star and loved to sing and dance and act.  Written by broadway star Ali Stroker 

    In this delightful picture book Ali wants to put on a show at Breezy Beach.  She held auditions and everyone wanted to be a part of the show.  She cast her best friend, her little sister, and neighbor.  They gave away tickets, they built their own sets out of cardboard boxes.  They rehearsed every day, and Ali thought about it all night.  

    Then a storm was coming , the rain was going to do damage to the set and trees blew away , the storm passed but the sets were ruined.  Find out what happens when Alli and her friends try to still put on the best show at Breezy Beach.

     

     

    Reviewed by Mary D on Sep 29, 2022

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  • Monster trucks by Denise, Anika,
    ☆☆☆☆☆

    Monster trucks moan, grumble and groan but on Halloween the monster trucks come alive!! You have werewolf trucks , zombie trucks, ghost trucks, vampire trucks all ready to be in the monster truck race!

    Monster trucks are all big and ready to race in this Halloween book about trucks .  

    The ending has a surprise ending that will make little ones smile.  

    Great illustrations by Nate Wragg, bright colors .

    Reviewed by Mary D on Sep 22, 2022

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  • Bella's fall coat by Plourde, Lynn.
    ☆☆☆☆☆
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    Reviewed by Mary D on Sep 22, 2022

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  • Humphrey's creepy-crawly camping adventure by Birney, Betty G.
    ☆☆☆☆☆

    Humphrey is the classroom pet , and Heidi is taking him along on a backyard campout with her and her friends.  There are pranksters next door , roasting marshmallows, and searching for creepy crawlies .  Its about Humphrey trying to show these girls that they are not scaredy cats.  

    Wonderful illustrations as well and enjoyable to read.

     

     

    Reviewed by Mary D on Aug 24, 2022

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  • Monkey and Elephant by Schaefer, Carole Lexa.
    ☆☆☆☆☆

    Monkey and Elephant are close friends and they live in the hot jungle and they set out to search for shade.  The adventures begin and the two friends find out some things about each other they do not like .  These good friends.  try to find shade and and stay friends.  

    Reviewed by Mary D on Aug 18, 2022

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