Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Themed Book Recommendations from DPL

The theme this week is libraries.  There is a suggestion for kids, teens, and adults. Lola at the Library is on Tumblebook Library, while the other two are available on hoopla.

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Themed Book Recommendations from DPL

Decatur Public Library has partnered with Decatur Parks and Recreation to provide a themed book recommendation each week."Parks" is the theme this week and we have a recommendation for kids, teens, and adults. Each of these books can be checked out from hoopla with your DPL library card.  You can find out more about Decatur's many parks here

Happy Reading!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Ms. Mary's Monday Review

Dan Gutman may be a genius author!  He wrote many books in the "My Weird School" series, and you can choose from several of these titles both here at Decatur Public Library, and also from our downloadable ebooks, available from Libby and Hoopla.  Please try this popular series!  Mr. Klutz is Nuts! is on a 4.4 A. R. level, and it's worth one point for the test. 

Monday, March 9, 2020

Ms. Mary's Monday Review

We just got a new Alabama History book in February that should be perfect to teach your preschool and early elementary aged children simple lessons about our home state.  Sarah Tieck wrote a very simple book with large print, and the photographs are beautiful.  There's even a timeline in the back.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Ms. Mary's Monday Review

Megan McDonald is the author of the popular Judy Moody series, but she also wrote the Stink books.  We have a lot of both, including this new book, Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk.  You get one A. R. point for reading this 3.3 level book.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Ms. Mary's Monday Review

Angela Johnson wrote the book A Sweet Smell of Roses, which is currently on our Black History Month display.  It is a simple book that might help your child understand the meaning of the Civil Rights Movement. 
This book is on a 3.0 A. R. level, and passing the test gives you 0.5 point.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Ms. Mary's Monday Review

Let the Children March is a great book to read during Black History month!  This book by Monica Clark-Robinson is on a 3.8 A. R. level, and is good for 0.5 point after the test.  If you want to teach your child about what happened in Birmingham during the Civil Rights Movement, please read this book with him, and have a discussion about how we treat others around us.  A visit to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute would be a great follow-up.