Do you miss browsing the youth services displays? Don’t fret! Browse our curated list of holiday books to celebrate with your family this season. If you would like a more personalized recommendation please email Kidsreads@mppl.org.
Staff Picks 4 Kids Category: For Grades 2-4
If you love easy to read chunks of nonfiction about people, places, and events, you need to stop by our Who HQ section in Youth Services! For your convenience, we’ve shelved all the Who Was/Is, What Was/Is, and Where Was/Is books in one section. You can learn about Jeff Kinney, the author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the Great Chicago Fire (was it really started by a cow?), and the Mississippi River, all in the same section!
With the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, many families wish to learn more about her life and her work. Check out our resource list or come see our display in Youth Services.
“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Becca has some great graphic novels for you to check out! Did you know that graphic novels actually help kids improve their reading comprehension? It’s true! From the Scholastic article: “With graphic novels, kids still must follow plots and character development. They must understand cause and effect, and they must learn about perspective. All of these things will improve their reading comprehension. “
Put these books on hold today using our catalog. Happy reading!
What’s your favorite type of pie? No matter; whatever your favorite is, it would be available and free at PIE, Aunt Polly’s bakery. She just loved baking pies, and didn’t need the money, so her pies would all be free!
But then she died, and no one, not her sister, not her favorite niece, Alice, no one, had a copy of her famous pie crust recipe. Aunt Polly left the only known copy of it to her cat, Lardo!
How can someone leave a recipe to a cat? Good question. It’s a mystery, and Alice, with her friend, Charlie, is determined to find out!
(Another plus to this books are the 14 pie recipes, each one guaranteed to be delicious! Come to read the book; stay and try out a pie recipe!)
Book reviewed by Loreen S., Youth Services Assistant