The Next Great Book: Holiday List

Posted by on December 17, 2015.

Our good friend Jane Knight at Bear Pond Books in Montpelier has done it again! Here is her list of recommended children’s and young adult books for this holiday season.

Gift Ideas

You’ve all asked for more Harry Potter “stuff” and this is the year for that!

August 1 Friday Links Library

Posted by on August 1, 2014.

The Friday Links Library has been enjoying its summer vacation. We’re back this week with a short edition…

 

  • Yesterday was Harry Potter’s (and J. K. Rowling’s) birthday, marking 16 years since readers first met the boy wizard. A recent study suggests that reading Harry Potter makes children more empathetic or tolerant toward minority groups or people unlike themselves.

CLiF Spotlight: What makes a great summer book?

Posted by on May 14, 2014.

We’re starting to think about summer. Specifically: favorite summer books.

Recently, this conversation sparked a debate among CLiF’s voracious readers:

What makes a book a great summer book?

  • Is it a picture book, like Blueberries for Sal, that captures the long, hot days of the season?

Life, Kids, and Books: Stick Figure Visits the Library

Posted by on January 8, 2014.

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The Adventures of Raina in Rainworld

Posted by on September 13, 2012.

The Adventures of Raina in Rainworld is a collection of fabulous and creative stories starring Raina, the champion of all children who would be outdone by their older siblings. Raina is glamourous, athletic, tough, adventurous and independent. She can do anything that an older sibling can do and then some. She can read, cook, climb, ride a bike, fly, and toggle between her world and ours in the blink of an eye.