Just getting googly eyed over the new batch of books I've added to the stacks at the Kellogg Hubbard Library!
When I buy books I imagine your children.
I actually picture little faces in my mind or the sound of familiar voices and ask myself what they would light up at finding here. Forty seven sparkly new titles are ready to be swept home to your couch, kitchen table, and bedside tables (or piles of dirty laundry multitasking nicely as a table-like structures).
Please come and visit us and enjoy one of the following finds or the shelves and shelves of perfect curiosity igniters.
New nonfiction series! Calling All Innovators gives readers an inside view to video gaming development, computer graphics, and rollercoaster design. Coo-ool.
The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math shares the brilliant secrets of escaping an enemy spy using ratio and proportions, how to destroy an out of control asteroid through geometry, and the much called for forte of using algebraic equations to defeat blood thirsty vampirical invaders. (Good time to admit I passed high school geometry through sheer force of charm.)
Python for Kids teaches real deal computer programming. Hello Lego-crazed Kids-- meet the next step for exploration.
plus fabulous new history, art and craft, and fiction await.
Proudest purchase in the stack:
Why Do We Fight? Conflict, War, and Peace by Niki Walker. I'd go grades 2-8 on this one but should be required reading for every emotionally conscious adult on our planet. Buy it for your child's classroom.
Head of Children's Services and Outreach
Youth Library Cards
A person must be at least 6 years old to have their own library card.
A parent or guardian must sign the registration form. Parents assume full responsibility for the materials checked out. This includes making sure materials are returned on time, payment of overdue fines, and payment for lost or damaged items.
Fines over $10 total, and payment of lost/damaged items must be resolved before further checkouts are allowed.
We bill for items more than one month overdue. An account with a billed item is restricted. If a child's account has a billed item, the responsible parent/guardian's account will be restricted as well.
Kids in the Library
Children are encouraged to visit the library to read, borrow books, use our computers, do homework or crafts, and hang out. Here are our guidelines:
We have two Internet-connected computers for public use in the Children's Library.
Kids can sign up for one computer session per day.
10:00 am – 3:00 pm, we have 30 min sessions
3:00 – 5:30 pm, we have 15 min sessions
No "killing" computer games are allowed.
One person may sit at each computer. One "watcher" per computer is allowed.
Children 8 or younger must be attended by a responsible person at least 16 years old.
Children 9 and older may be unattended, and are subject to the Rules of Conduct. Anyone violating the Rules of Conduct will be asked to leave the premises. If a child is removed from the Library, a parent or guardian must then contact the Children's Librarian about conditions for returning to the library.
Parents/guardians assume all liability for damage done by their children to library resources or the library facility.
If a child needs to use the library phone to call a parent a librarian will assist them.
Children who have not been picked up by parents at closing time: The staff will make every effort to contact the parent. If we can't reach a parent or guardian, we will call the Montpelier Police and the unattended child will be taken to the police station to ensure their safety until a parent can be reached.
Please see the Unattended and Attended Children Policy for more information.
We have put together this list of recommended websites for kids:
If you have suggestions for other sites that should be listed here, you may contact us.
The Kellogg-Hubbard Children's Library offers passes to great Vermont museums, parks, historical sites, and points of interest! Sign out a pass at the CL desk or by calling the Children's Library and make your next family outing cheaper, smarter, and more fun. Passes sign-out for a three day period. Please check for availability, noting that some venues are only open seasonally, before planning your trip.
BumperBoy and the Loud, Loud Mountain After jumping through a borp hole, Bumperboy and Bumperpup end up next to a talking mountain that tells them its secrets. j741.5 H
Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie When Eleanor's beloved babysitter, Bibi, has to move away to take care of her ailing father, Eleanor must try to bear the summer without Bibi and prepare for the upcoming school year. Her new, less-than-perfect babysitter just isn't up to snuff, and she doesn't take care of things like Bibi used to. But as the school year looms, it's time for new begin jF STE
Heart of a Samurai In 1841 a Japanese fishing vessel sinks. Its crew is forced to swim to a small, unknown island, where they are rescued by a passing American ship. Japan's borders remain closed to all Western nations, so the crew sets off to America, learning English on the way. Manjiro, a 14-year-old boy, is curious and eager to learn everything he can about this new culture but where will this curiosity lead him?jF PRE
Wildwood Prue McKeel's life is ordinary. At least until her baby brother is abducted by a murder of crows. And then things get really weird. You see, on every map of Portland, Oregon, there is a big splotch of green on the edge of the city labeled "I.W." This stands for "Impassable Wilderness." No one's ever gone in—or at least returned to tell of it. And this is where the crows take her brother. So begins an adventure that will take Prue and her friend Curtis deep into the Impassable Wilderness. jF MEL
- Jamberry by Bruce Degen
- Time for Bed by Mem Fox
- Beach Babies Wear Shades by Michelle Sinclair Colman
- Daddy Calls Me Doodlebug by JD Lester
- Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
- Quiet, Loud by Leslie Patricelli
- Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton
Toddler and Preschooler:
- Five Dog Night by Eileen Christelow
- Abuela by Arthur Dorros/Elisa Kleven
- Art Dog by Thatcher Hurd
- Cowboy Bunnies by Christine Loomis
- Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley
- Roxaboxen by Alice McClerran/Barbara Cooney
- He Came With the Couch by David Slonim
- How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
- 10 Minutes until Bedtime by Peggy Rathmann
- McDuff Moves In by Rosemary Wells
- In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming
K- Grade 2:
- The Hatseller and the Monkeys by Baba Wague Diakite
- The Chicken of the Family by Mary Amato
- The Secret Keeper by Kate Coombs
- Hog Music by Mary-Claire Helldorfer
- Rocks in His Head by Carol Otis
- What Pete Ate from A-Z by Maira Kalman
- Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding by Lenore Look
- Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss
- Carmine: A Little More Red by Melissa Sweet
- Art & Max by David Wiesner
- Wallace's Lists by Barbara Bottner
- Young Cam Jansen series by David Adler
- Henry and Mudge series and Mr. Putter and Tabby series by Cynthia Rylant
- On the Go with Mr. and Mrs. Green by Keith Baker
- The Outside Dog by Charlotte Pomerantz
- Good Night, Good Knight by Shelley Thomas Moore
- Goose and Duck series by Jean Craighead George
- Digby and Kate and the Beautiful Day by Barbara Baker
- Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa series by Erica Silverman
Early Chapter Books (gentler content for transitioning readers and their parents!):
- Jenny and the Cat Club by Ester Averill
- Puppy Place series by Ellen Miles
- Moongobble and Me by Bruce Coville
- My Father's Dragon by Ruth Gannett
- Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate Dicamillo
- Lexi's Tale by Joanna Hurwitz
- Hickory by Palmer Brown
- Seal Island School by Susan Bartlett
- Toy Dance Party by Emily Jenkins
- The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
More Early Chapter Books:
- A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy
- Captain Underpants series and Ricky Ricotta series by Dav Pilkey
- How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell
- The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
- Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping Hiking and Other Natural Disasters by Lenore Look
- Martin Bridge series by Jessica Scott Kerrin
- Catwings by Ursula LeGuin
- Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry
- Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart
- The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper
- Down the Mysterly River by Bill Willingham
- Thomas and The Dragon Queen by Shutta Crum
- Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
- Alanna by Tamora Pierce
- The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
- Geronimo Stilton series by (the fictional) Geronimo Stilton
- Judy Moody Goes to College by Megan McDonald
- The Pup Who Cried Wolf by Chris Kurtz
- Evangeline Mudd and the golden haired apes of the Ikkinasti Jungle by David Elliot
- Freddy the Detective by Walter Brooks
- The Boxcar Children Mysteries series by Gertrude Chandler Warner
- Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery by James Howe
- Enola Holmes Mysteries series by Nancy Springer
- Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
- The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
- Runaway Radish by Jessie Haas
- Gooseberry Park by Cynthia Rylant
- Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
- Warriors by Erin Hunter
Plain Old Best-Ever Chapter Books (by Librarian Linda):
- Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
- Madame Pamplemousse and Her Incredible Edibles by Rupert Kingfisher
- Jenny at Sea by Ester Averill
- The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
- Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
- Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians by Jared Krosoczka
- Sticky Burr and the Prickly Peril by John Lechner
- Baby Mouse: Our Hero by Jennifer Holm
- Binky to the Rescue by Ashley Spires
- MagicTrixie by Jill Thompson
Follow these links to more lists of great books:
Draper, Sharon M. Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.
Conly, Jane Leslie. In the 1870s, Benjamin Franklin Orville, a boy from a wealthy Baltimore family, is kidnapped and forced to work on an oyster dredger whose captain has no qualms about murdering any crewman who fails to meet his demands.
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