Young readers will be inspired and fascinated by the lives of poets, ballerinas, actors, and engineers.
Wilma Mankiller, with her "abiding faith in the ability of Cherokee people to solve their own problems," transforms first the tiny community of Bell and then the Cherokee Nation ("Wilma's Way Home").
Janet Collins refuses to bow to segregation and becomes a principal dancer at the Metropolitan Opera House ("Brave Ballerina").
Edwin Binney believed all children should have access to art supplies - and put together the team that eventually created one of the world's most popular toys ("Crayon Man").
Bonus: "Beyond Words: What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel" will be a hit with animal lovers. True stories (like the group of elephants that builds a protective cage for an elderly woman lost at night) provide insight into the empathy, fear, pleasure, and anxiety that animals experience.
Kids who love to be read to or who are just learning how to read themselves will find lots of great choices among our new non-fiction, graphic novels, intermediate readers, and picture books!
Siblings "Putuguq & Kublu" constantly out-prank each other while exploring the tundra. Julian and Clancy must battle aliens when calling "Dibs!" gets out of hand. "Sisters: Venus & Serena Williams" read, practice, and eventually, compete together.
The new board book series "Good Night . . ." will delight toddlers with a penchant for dinos and dozers, beaches and lakes, Michigan and Chicago.
Ask a librarian if you need help finding a specific title!
This month's newbies bring you . . .
The dark humor (it was written by a 7-year-old) of "Lenny the Lobster Can't Stay for Dinner" will delight adults (probably even more than their kids!).
Mira discovers the beauty of natural hair after getting caught in the rain with her Mama ("Mira's Curly Hair").
"Play this Book" and "Hello Hello" are finalists in the 2019 Firefly Awards (0 - 5 years olds, stop by the Children's Desk to cast your vote!).
Enjoy these and many other bright and colorful reads from our new books shelf - and don't forget to check out our new DVDs, too!
Katherine Switzer's races into the history books as the first woman to compete in the Boston Marathon ("Her Fearless Run"). "When God Made You" celebrates the uniqueness and individuality possessed by every child. "Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast" face a crisis of epic proportions when they learn that there is ONLY. ONE. DROP. of maple syrup left in the jar. Who will get there first!?
Check out our new book shelves for reads that will inspire your mind, uplift your heart, and tickle your funny bone!
Making 2,000 prints over ten years, Anna Atkins created the first book of photographs using cyanotypes ("the Bluest of Blues"). Walter Wick, photographer for the I Spy series, turns his lens to the wonder and magic of light ("A Ray of Light"). "Bloom Boom!" will have you looking twice at the flowers and buds popping up and out everywhere this spring.
The 2019 Caldecott Medal winner "Hello Lighthouse" and the 2019 Newberry Medal winner "Merci Suarez Changes Gears" have arrived! Nature lovers will want to dive into "Aquicorn Cove." Fans of Karen Kingsbury will be delighted with the first book in a new Baxter Family series for children, "Best Family Ever."
11-year-old Paul has the chance to help an American paratrooper turn the tide of World War II (I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944). 7th grader Jordan finds himself walking a tricky tightrope between his Washington Heights neighborhood and the prestigious Riverdale Academy Day School (New Kid). Dumbledore battles Dark wizard Grindelwald in 1927-era New York, London, and Paris (The Crimes of Grindelwald: The Original Screenplay).
Will Banana, Orange, and Co allow Tomato to join them in the "Fruit Bowl"?
"Is That You, Eleanor Sue?" or is it . . . a bearded wizard, a purring cat, or a cranky neighbor?
Why is Noah Webster so upset ("The Great Dictionary Caper")?
There's only one way to find the answer to these and many other burning questions - go check out the new book display in the picture book room!
Brave girls stand up to injustice in "Amal Unbound," "Betty Before X.," and "Mad Wolf's Daughter." "Lightning Girl" navigates the complexities of middle school while living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and "Little Charlie" faces a moral dilemma when he comes face-to-face with a plantation owner's fugitives.
Our latest additions to the chapter book collection will transport you to Scotland, Pakistan, 1940's era Detroit - and everywhere (and every time) in between!
In the mood for a spooky read? Check out "The House in Poplar Wood" or "Mutant Mantis Lunch Ladies!" Goofy (and heartwarming) stories of friendship fill the pages of "Nobody's Duck" and "My Friends Make Me Happy!" And Big Nate fans MUST check out the newest series from Lincoln Peirce: "Max and the Midknights."
Team UmiZoomi fans will delight in 3 new DVD adventures with Geo, MIlli, and the gang. The adorable characters of "Will Ladybug Hug?" offer shy (and not-so shy) kids a great way to navigate social situations. Stop by the picture book room to check out these and other fun reads!
If you take a Snowman and subtract Cold, what do you end up with? A Puddle, of course! Tongue in cheek "Spring Equations" are sure to get older kids laughing (and thinking) about poetry, math, and science. Lovers of fantasy and adventure will want to check out "The Calling of Morrigan Crow" and "The School for Good and Evil."
The mission of the North Manchester Public Library is to provide materials, programs, and services necessary to meet the recreational and educational needs of the community in a comfortable and easily-accessible facility, which is a community center of activity and information.