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LOL! It’s National Humor Month! Middle Grade Recommendations

If you’re anything like me, books just make you smile -- and when you’re talking about humorous books, they make you laugh out loud!  Since April is National Humor Month, I can’t think of a better time to share a list of books that will strike your funny bone and keep you giggling all day ...

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Celebrate and Read This March!

There are so many fun, special days to celebrate in March.  Below you will find books that match with International Women’s Day (March 8th), National Napping Day (March 14th), Holi (March 18th), and more!  We hope that every day in March brings you luck, happiness, and endless pages of rea...

Chill Out & Read: Winter Reading Challenge

Chill Out and Read: Children's Winter Reading Challenge 2022

Winter is a great time to curl up and read a book!  We're inviting all South Huntington kids (ages 2 - grade 6) to join our Winter Reading Challenge by reading or listening to four books between January 8th and February 26th.  Earn a prize for each of the books you read, and those who fini...

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Winter Reading is SNOW Much Fun!

The winter season is officially upon us, and one of the best things to do in the colder weather is to cozy up with a nice book, admiring the outside elements while keeping warm and toasty inside! This month we have selected some snow-themed books to get you started on your winter reading. &n...

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November is National Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is a celebration of the traditions, beliefs, customs, and culture of the indigenous communities that literally formed the foundation of our nation.  There is much to reflect on and learn about when it comes to the Native American historical experience in the ...

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Sorta Scary Stories for the Spooky Season

Whether you are a reader on the younger side who seeks the illusion of chills, or a tween who laughs at horror, October and the incoming fall season is the perfect time to indulge in some literary thrills. This list includes picture books, short chapter books, and middle grade books that will hop...

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20th Anniversary of 9/11

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 happened 20 years ago, and there is a whole generation of children who have no direct personal knowledge of this pivotal event and how it shaped so many aspects of our society.  Exposing them to fiction and nonfiction about that day is an important way to...

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Surprise! Picture Books with Plot Twists or Unexpected Endings

My favorite kinds of books are those that surprise me with plot twists or unexpected endings.  There are so many funny and well crafted picture books that fit into this category, and I couldn’t resist using that idea as our next children’s book blog theme. I hope these suggestions will provide ...

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Be Entertained, Be Inspired: Best Biographies!

Even though school is out, learning doesn’t have to take a vacation!  Why not use some of your free time this summer to look at the world through someone else’s eyes?  There are so many wonderful biographies in our library collection, including the great choices listed below, which will ma...