Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A great summer book for young readers posted by James Patterson's READKIDDOREAD.com.
“It began with a rat. There was also a glasses-wearing elderly iguana, a grumpy fish who could spell, a ghost in the clock tower, a secret message in the library, and a twisted evil that lived on the fourth floor of our school. But those’ll all come later. First, there was a rat: Malcolm.” That is the beginning of a pageturner for kids ages 8-12 called Malcolm at Midnight. It is written by W. H. Beck and illustrated by Brian Lies. The story continues: And what an extraordinary rat he is! After being fortuitously mistaken for a mouse at the pet store, Malcolm finds his way to Mr. Binney’s fifth grade classroom at McKenna Elementary School. Life at McKenna is much different from what he is used to, but Malcolm doesn’t mind. He has a Comf-E-…
Friday, May 17, 2013
Great reads for kids of all ages.
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Friday, May 17
From James Patterson's ReadKiddoRead Foundation: Great Advanced Reads (For tweens and teens, ages 12 and up) The Diviners By Libba Bray For ages 12 and up A series of occult-based murders in 1920s New York City put Evie O’Neill and her uncle, curator of what’s known as “The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies,” center stage in investigating the crimes. The tightly woven plot and palpable setting combine with supernatural elements, rich themes, and terrific storytelling to make for a compelling read. On the Day I Died By Candace Fleming For ages 11 and up Scary is always in season, and summer is an especially good time to welcome a shivery chill. On appropriately dark and moonless nights, kids will find themselves scaring friends with the …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The Palatine Public Library has two programs coming up Tuesday, June 21.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court, has two programs coming up on Tuesday, June 21, according to a press release from the library. Tuesday, June 21, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. This special senior event at the Palatine Library features books, sharing, and refreshments. Bring a book you’ve enjoyed–on any topic–and tell us about it! For more information and to sign up, please call 847-358-5881, Gwenyth Udd, ext. 108 or Barb Royce, ext. 166. or visit www.palatinelibrary.org. Tuesday, June 21, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Learn to draw dragons of all types at the Palatine Library, from friendly to ferocious, with a local teen artist. Logan Schirmbeck, one of the winners of the 2011 ILA statewide iRead Young Adult Art Contest, will shed light on the …