A Youthful Frame of Mind

News from the Rod Library Youth Collection

April 2013

  • Displays . . . Steven Kellogg, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Gardens, and more!
  • Book Give-Aways
  • Spotlight on an E-Resource: Cookies and Nooks Drop In Event!

Book Give-Away: Bear Has a Story to Tell, by Philip C. Stead/Ill. by Erin E. Stead

Philip and Erin Stead are best known for their 2011 Caldecott-winning book, A Sick Day for Amos McGee. However, together and separately, they have worked on many other great projects, including Creamed Tuna Fish & Peas On Toast (Philip Stead), Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat (Philip Stead), And Then It's Spring (Ill. Erin Stead), and If You Want to See a Whale (Ill. Erin Stead). Their newest collaborative project is the beautifully done Bear Has a Story to Tell, a warm tale about a bear who can't find anyone to listen to his story because all of his friends are busy preparing for the winter. The story is circular and quiet and is illustrated with a lot of depth and attention to details such as size and tone.

Don't miss the chance to win this lovely book by entering your name in this month's Book Give-Away Drawing in the Youth Collection!

Book Give-Away: Secrets of Shakespeare's Grave: The Letterford Mysteries, by Deron R. Hicks

Secrets of Shakespeare's Grave is attorney and author, Deron R. Hicks's first book. The book is the first in an on-going series, with the next installment, Tower of the Five Orders, scheduled to come out in Fall of 2013. Hicks takes readers on a winding journey as 12-year-old Colophon deciphers clues in old family heirlooms and uses her wits to discover the connection between her family fortune and Shakespeare's grave. Finding the connection will help to save her family's business from the clutches of a dangerous relative. Action packed and full of intrigue, this book is a must-read page-turner.

Don't miss the chance to get in on the ground floor of this promising new book series by dropping your name into this month's Book Give-Away Drawing in the Youth Collection!

Spotlight on an E-Resource: Cookies and Nooks!

Join us in the Youth Collection for Cookies and Nooks! On Tuesday, April 2nd, from 1 to 3, and Friday, April 12th, from 9 to 11, the Youth Collection will be hosting a casual walk-in event that will allow people the chance to learn about and explore the Nooks we have available and the many great Youth titles stored on them. No RSVPs, no dress code--just stop by, help yourself to some delicious cookies, and get to know a great E-Resource!

We look forward to seeing you!

Congratulations to the March Give-Away Winners!