Paiute Princess: The Story of Sarah Winnemucca by Deborah Kogan Ray - Sarah Winnemucca was a tireless advocate for the rights of her people.
Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman, Olympic High-Jump Champion by Heather Lang & illustrated by Floyd Cooper - This is the inspiring story of Alice Coachman, the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal.
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel & illistrated by Melissa Sweet - In 1909, Clara Lemlich lead the largest walkout of women workers in U.S. history to protest poor treatment and low pay.
Celebrate Black History Month with some great new book!
Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills by Renee Watson & illustrated by Christian Robinson - Florence Mills was a little girl with a big voice and big dreams who grew up to be a star of the stage in New York City. She was also a compasionate soul who used her fame and fortune to help others.
Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington by Jabari Asim & illustrated Bryan Collier - This is the inspirational story of a young, former slave's desire to get an education. Booker T. Washington's desire was so strong, he walked hundreds of miles to get to school, with barely any money.
A Splash of Color: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant & Melissa Sweet - Horace Pippin was a born artist who's career was threatened when he was injured during World War I. The illustrations in this book are a real treat.
Archie by Domenica More Gordon - After receiving a sewing machine as a gift, Archie makes an outfit for his dog. Now everyone in the neighborhood wants a smart outfit for their dogs and themselves.
Kate and Nate are Running Late by Kate Egan & illustrated by Dan Yaccarino - Kate and Nate are trying to get out the door on time, but there is so much to do, and so much can go wrong.
Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue & illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski - This is a charming bedtime story for all of those not so sleepy little ones.
Happy Hanukkah, Curious George by Emily Flaschner Meyer & illustrated by Mary O'Keefe Young - George and the man in the yellow hat attend a Hanukkah party. George spins the dreidel, helps make latkes and of course, gets into a little bit of trouble.
Christmas Wombat by Jackie French - The wombat is back to celebrate Christmas. Unfortunately, he gets into a scuffle with a reindeer and has a few other problems.
Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama by Selina Alko - A little girl describes how she is a mix of two traditions and celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah.
Nominees for the 2013 Garden State Book Awards will be on display in the Children's Library. Stop in and pick up a ballot and vote for your favorite book. Categories include: Fiction, Fiction Series, Non-Fiction, and Early Readers.
Zelda the Varigoose by Sebastian Loth - Zelda the varigoose is a little goose with a big imagination. Zelda imagines herself a several different animals, such as a goose snail, goosey bee and a goosephant.
Apple by Nikki McClure - Simple, yet beautiful. A little girl sneaks an apple, brings it to school, eats a bit and leaves it in the grass, where it gets composted, then grows in springs.
Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds - Marisol the artist is excited when her class is assigned to paint a mural for the library. She is tasked with painting the sky, but is not sure what to do when she can’t find blue paint.
Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead illustrated by Erin E. Stead - Here is another beautifully told and illustrated story by the award winning team behind A Sick Day for Amos McGee.
Leopard & Silkie by Brenda Peterson and photographs by Robin Lindsey - This is the true story of a boy who is a "seal sitter". He belongs to a group that protects baby seals as they rest on the beach. Fascinating!
Shiver Me Timbers! : Pirate Poems and Painting by Douglas Florian, illustrated by Robert Neubecker - Marrrvelous!
We are looking forward to beginning our Fall Early Literacy Story Time sessions. Sign-ups begin on September 4, 2012. You can sign up by coming into the Library, by telephone or online. Please view our story time schedule for information regarding times and ages for each session.
There's plenty more to do at the Library in September besides story time. Please view our September calendar for our upcoming events.
Stop by the children's desk to pick up free tickets to see Kurt Gallagher in concert on Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 10:30 to 11:15 am. Kurt will be here to promote Library Card Sign-up Month.
Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger - Take a look at the many, many varieties of the color green. Fun cut-outs on each page make the pictures pop.
Big Hugs, Little Hugs by Felicia Bond - The title says it all, really. Adorable animals hugging in lots of different ways.
Just Duck! by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino - Discover duck facts galore as a little girl observes the ducks she sees throughout the day.
Plant a Little Seed by Bonnie Christensen - When planting a garden, you must plant, water, weed and wait. But as this book illustrated, the hard work is all worth it when the seeds finally come up!
Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Sea by Molly Bang and Penny Crisholm - Attention all wannabe scientists! This book is for you. Learn about how the sun's energy feeds all living things and the big roll that teeny, tiny plants play in the ocean.
Rachel Carson and Her Book that Changes the World by Laurie Lawlor and Laura Beingessner - Pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson changed the way that people think about pollution and it's effects on the environment. This is another great book for science lovers.