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Author Archives: Nicole

Back-to-School Smarty-Pants

It’s that time of year again: Back to school!  A time of celebration and new beginnings for some, while for others it may not be quite so exciting.  In “Louise the Big Cheese and the Back-to-School Smarty-Pants” by Elise Primavera, it looks like Louise is very optimistic as the new school year approaches.  With the toughest … Continue reading »

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Best Opening Lines from Children’s Books

Over on our Facebook page, we have something called “First Line Fridays,” which, as the name suggests, focuses on intriguing first lines from literature.  We’ve recently come across an article on BuzzFeed.com, which has conveniently compiled a similar list, but focusing specifically on books written for children.  They’ve come up with 16 gems, designed to … Continue reading »

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Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

If you have children you read to, or are just a fan yourself of the many excellent picture books available, be sure to take a look at the Pete the Cat books by Eric Litwin.  Pete is a groovy cat, who doesn’t let much of anything get him down.  The story “I Love My White … Continue reading »

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The Watermelon Seed

For many people, a slice of watermelon on a hot summer day is a perfect treat.  In Greg Pizzoli’s “The Watermelon Seed,” Crocodile feels just that way.  That is, until he swallows a watermelon seed!  Will he start growing vines out of his ears?  Will he turn into a watermelon?!  Find out by placing a … Continue reading »

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Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great

If you’re looking for a funny and happy read to share with a child today, you should definitely give the new book by Bob Shea a chance.  Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great is, itself, pretty great.  Goat was just fine until that Unicorn came along, with all his fancy tricks.  It seems that Unicorn does … Continue reading »

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Summer Programs for Kids at WPL

Though it may not feel like it when you go outside, summer is finally here!  All of the branches of Windsor Public Library will be celebrating the summer theme of “GO!” with a variety of programs.  You can find the guide to all of our locations here.  The official kick-off is July 8, at Central … Continue reading »

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World Refugee Day

On Thursday, June 20, celebrations for the 2013 World Refugee Day will begin at Central Library, from 12 noon until 2:30 pm, in the children’s area.  To mark the occasion, the picture book choice for today talks about one boy’s experience as a refugee in the United States. “My Name is Sangoel” by Karen Lynn Williams, … Continue reading »

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That Is Not A Good Idea!

This week’s picture book pick comes courtesy of beloved author Mo Willems.  It is “That Is Not A Good Idea!”.  Things don’t look good for the sweet little goose that agrees to a dinner invitation from a hungry wolf.  As with other stories by Willems, don’t assume you know how this one will end!  Place a … Continue reading »

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Spotlight on Picture Books

Here at WPL we are happy to have many picture books to share with children and caregivers.  We’d like to use this site to highlight some of the great ones we have available, so keep an eye out for hidden gems!  We’d also love to hear what some of your favourite picture books are, whether … Continue reading »

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