Friday, December 16, 2011

Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio

Everyone wants someone to love, even the undead. Meet Mortimer, a dashing young zombie, who is simply looking for another zombie to share his undead life with.
Mortimer has tried being funny, charming, and dashing, but when you dine on brains daily, the girls aren’t lining up around the corner.
Mortimer has finally decided to take out a personal ad with hopes of meeting that special girl. With instructions to meet him by the punch bowl at Cupid’s Ball, will Mortimer finally meet his perfect someone?
 Find out by checking out Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio, a delightful picture book that will have you rooting for this young loveable zombie.   

Holiday Books That Make Us Merry

Nothing says holiday cheer quite like the bright red and gold covers on our favorite children’s Christmas stories. Here at TCL we gear up for the most wonderful time of the year by pulling out our stacks and stacks of Christmas books. Each December it is like meeting up with old friends, let us introduce you to some of our favorites.

Different books evoke different emotions. Among some of our most beloved are; The Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket because of its ability to make us snicker, The Little Red Elf by Barbara McGrath because who doesn’t love an elf who perseveres while still looking cute, and Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett with illustrations that look good enough to eat. The story The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg has to rank high on our list because we can all hear Santa’s sleigh bells. Finally, our top five wouldn’t be complete without The Tale of Three Trees Retold by Angela Elwell Hunt, it has a timeless ability to shed new light on the nativity story. 

Feel free to stop by this holiday season and read these stories as well as find some favorites of your own. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Homewood Public Library Children’s Department!

Friday, December 9, 2011

My Name is Elizabeth by Annika Dunklee

“My name is Elizabeth! Not Beth, Liz, Lizzie, or even Betsy!” Elizabeth loves her name, it is just perfect for her with its nine letters and the interesting shapes her mouth makes when she says her name. She cannot understand why people want to change it though. In My name is Elizabeth, a young girl named Elizabeth deals with the daily frustration of people trying to shorten her name! I understand this frustration, because ever since the first day of kindergarten people have been trying to change my name. I wonder if Elizabeth’s mother sent her to school with a note saying that her daughter’s name is Elizabeth and if she wanted her called Liz, she would have named her Liz. Maybe that was just my mother then. Elizabeth is quite a character and she is determined to make sure people get her name right! Even if she has to tell them five hundred times…a day!

It you would like to take My Name is Elizabeth home with you today, you can place your hold here.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

2011 JCPLA (Jefferson County Public Library Assoc.) Library Champions

Thank you Library Champions! We couldn't do it without you!

December 7, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Seriously...I'm Kidding

It’s hard to believe that it has been eight years since Ellen DeGeneres’ last book. The comedian/author/talk show host/music judge/spokesperson/voice of Dory has been everywhere the last couple of years. In Seriously…I’m Kidding, she talks about becoming a Cover Girl model, joining American Idol as a judge, and getting married. There are tons of laugh out loud moments in this book that will have you grinning from ear to ear.  All in all, it’s a cute and quirky read that you will enjoy, especially if you are a fan of her show. A perfect read if you are in the mood for something light and silly.