Children Services News


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. 

The last day to cast your ballot is December 29.

 My Snake Blake by Randy Siegel and illustrated by Serge Bloch - Having a snake for a pet can seem pretty boring at time, but not the snake named Blake.  He is smart, polite and a great speller.

Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship by Edward Hemingway - Mac the apple and Will the worm seem like and unlikely pair, but they become fast friends in this sweet story.

Abe Lincoln's Dream by Lane Smith -  A girl on a trip to the White House encounters the ghost of Abe Lincoln.  Scary? No. Lovely? Yes.

Awesome Autumn: All Kinds of Facts and Fun by Bruce Goldstone - Packed with fantastic photos, this book covers everything you ever wanted to know about this lovely season. 

Just Say Boo! by Susan Hood and illustrated by Jed Henry - Not sure what to say when trick-or-treating.  This book will fill you in.

Into the Pumpkin by Linda Franklin - You're invited to a spooky Halloween party.  Take a ride on a witch's broom and travel into the pumpkin.

 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. Please view our story time schedule for information regarding times, ages and online registration. You can also register by phone (908-204-3031 x3) or in person.

Don't forget to stop by the children's desk to pick up free tickets to see Big Jeff in concert on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10:30 to 11:15 am.  Big Jeff 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.

Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies - This book uses poetry to describe the changes that occur to plants and animals throughout the seasons. 

The Beetle Book by Steve Jenkins - Beetles never looked so beautiful! Jenkins discusses everything there is to know about beetles from how they move, eat, communicate and much more.

Hooey Higgins and the Shark by Steve Voake - How will Hooey and his pal Twig earn enough money to buy a giant chocolate egg?  Read this funny chapter book to find out.

The Obstinate Pen by Frank W. Dormer - Uncle Flood buys a new pen, but it has a mind of it's own and writes what ever it wants.

The Duckling Get's a Cookie!? by Mo Willems - The pigeon is back, and he is not very happy. 

Oh No, George by Chris Houghton - George the dog must stay home while his owner goes out and he promises to behave.  Will he?

Otto the Book Bear by Katie Cleminson - Otto the bear is forced to find a new story to call home.  Will he find one?

Penny and Her Song by Kevin Henkes -  Penny is bursting to sing her new song to mom and dad, but they don't want her to wake the babies.

Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky - As you can tell from the title, this is not your average alphabet book.

Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal - Can these two friends learn to work apart or are they stuck together forever? This book is a companion to Spoon.

Life in the Ocean: The Story of Sylvia Earle by Claire A. Nivola - Ocean lovers will want to dive right in to this beautifully illustrated picture book biography.

Yoko Learns to Read by Rosemary Wells - Another winner by Rosemary Wells starring the adorable Yoko. 


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How to babysit a grandpa

A Library Book for Bear by Bonnie Becker & Kady MacDonald Denton