Graphic Novels are “Real” Books, A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

While sitting at the Youth Services desk at the library I often hear parents and teachers say, “No, don’t get a graphic novel. Find a “real” book.” I confess that I may have uttered these words myself to my 2 boys as they were choosing books like Bone, Amulet, and Captain Underpants. In the past year, … Continue reading Graphic Novels are “Real” Books, A Reader’s Advisory from Youth Services

New STEAM Clubs for Kids! at the O’Fallon Public Library

What is STEAM? STEAM is an educational approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Instead of teaching each subject separately, STEAM projects incorporate aspects of all five studies.  The STEAM Clubs at the library are designed for children ages 9 and up. STEAM Club Science will meet at 4:30 on the second Monday … Continue reading New STEAM Clubs for Kids! at the O’Fallon Public Library

When Crocs Fly by Stephan Pastis, A Reader’s Advisory

My daughter hates to read (gasp!) so I'm always combing through the stacks and online looking for reading material for reluctant readers- like this book. When Crocs Fly combines the sarcastic put downs and delivery of Garfield with the physical humor of Looney Toons. The jokes are mainly puns, misunderstandings, or a combination of both. The … Continue reading When Crocs Fly by Stephan Pastis, A Reader’s Advisory