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Kids Summer Reading Suggestions: Hardships, Folktales and Fairy-tales

If you are participating in the 2017 Kids Summer Reading Program here are some reading suggestions to consider. We will have reading suggestions during the summer to help narrow down your selections. This list is for children ages 14 and … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Suggestions: Hardships, Science Fiction, Nature & Animals

If you have children participating in the 2017 Kids Summer Reading Program and need reading suggestions, look no further. We will have reading suggestions during the summer to help narrow down selections for your children. This list is made for … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Fifth

The Jedi have had their day, but now it’s time for revenge. It’s the Revenge of the 5th with novels that have gone to the dark side. Star Wars: Episode III; Revenge of the Sith DB060480 Star Wars: The Old … Continue reading

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May the Fourth be with You

Happy Star Wars Day! He have a slew of literature about the age old conflict in the galaxy far far away. May the Fourth be with You… as well as these books! Star Wars: The Han Solo Adventures DB072827 Star … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: Epics

Epic It’s a genre of poetry that is a lengthy narrative that features heroic deeds and contains the basis of the culture. The oldest recorded epic is The Epic of Gilgamesh. It’s believed that epics predate literacy. Epics were performed … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: Ode

Ode The ode is of Greek origins. It is an analysis of whatever the ode is to: a source of inspiration, an event, an object, a person or an idea. Originally, it was accompanied with music which gradually lead to … Continue reading

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American Poets – Part 4

Walt Whitman He was born in West Hills, New York on May 31, 1819 He finished his formal schooling at the age of 11 and began working as a printer’s devil for the Long Island newspaper the Patriot to help … Continue reading

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American Poets – Part 3

Continuing to observe National Poetry Month, I wanted to mention a few famous poets  and their styles and what works we have in our collection! James Baldwin He was born August 2, 1924 in New York City When he was … Continue reading

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American Poets – Part 2

Continuing to observe National Poetry Month, I wanted to mention a few famous poets  and their styles and what works we have in our collection! Sylvia Plath She was born on October 27, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts She published her … Continue reading

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American Poets – Part 1

Continuing to observe National Poetry Month, I wanted to mention a few famous poets  and their styles and what works we have in our collection! Maya Angelou Born as Marguerite Johnson on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri She … Continue reading

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