Monday, December 30, 2013

Who Was and Who Is Series

Back to school after the holidays can be tough. Do you have a research assignment looming in your future? Do you need biography that is fun to read and informative?
We have just what you need. We recently acquired the  Who is... and Who was... Series.

From  Bob Dylan to Albert Einstein and many famous people and historical figures inbetween we have a new collection of biographies in our Children's Department. These biographies are in a special place to  make it easier for you to find them.
If you go to the end of the Biographies these books will be shelved together. The call number is jB Series WHO then the last name of the person the book is about.
Let us know what you think about our new series.

Friday, December 6, 2013

We Love Todd Parr!

Todd, Pete, and Tater Tot
picture by Jeff Fielding
“I like the fog.
I like the sea lions and the dolphins.
I like to paint.
My favorite color is blue.
My favorite food is macaroni and cheese.” *

These are wise words from an amazing author, Todd Parr. Todd writes books that are colorful, caring, fun, and positive. Each one of his books teaches us something special. These books show us how to be thankful and take care of the Earth, how to express our feelings and how to properly wear our underwear. Todd’s books remind us all of the fundamental and basic need to be kind and caring of others in the world.
We just received many Todd Parr titles at the Tredyffrin library. Visit us and check out one or two or three!  We know you won’t be disappointed.
For a special treat stop by Miss Angie’s office (children’s librarian) and see her 3 signed Todd Parr originals she has hanging in her office. Mention this story and Miss Angie will give you a candy cane, while they last.


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Books in Brief: Sophie's Squash


Reviewer: Travis

The name of the book being recommended: Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller & Anne Wilsdorf

Please give us five reasons why this book is awesome:

1. It's a charming story about a girl who saves a squash from being served for family dinner, and adopts it as a pet.

2. It's based on a true story! The author's daughter once fell in love with a squash.

3. Who needs a boring goldfish when you can have an exciting squash?

4. There's a twist ending, after the girl gives the squash a nice outdoor dirt bed for the winter.

5. The squash resembles an even cuter version of the "Biting Pear of Salamanca," by fellow children's author/illustrator Ursula Vernon:

How can I find this book in the library? It can be found in the Children's Department, in picture book fiction, under the call number jE MIL.