New Children’s Fiction September 2020

AUTHOR TITLE SERIES Applegate, Katherine The One and Only Bob August, John Arlo Finch in the Kingdom of Shadows Arlo Finch Boyer, Crispin The Maze of the Missing Minotaur Zeus the Mighty McCullough, Amy Jinxed Brown, Jeff Lucy and Andy Neanderthal Brown, Jeff Lucy and Andy Neanderthal: Bad to the Bones Brown, Jeff Lucy and Andy Neanderthal: Stone Cold Age Burgis, Stephanie Girl with a Dragon Heart Burks, James All or Nothing Bird and Squirrel Chokshi, Roshani Aru Shah and … Read more…

Happy Birthday, Virginia Lee Burton!

Virginia was born in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, August 30th 1909. Her family moved to San Diego California when she was 8, but eventually she moved back to Massachusetts to attend art school in Boston. She wrote and illustrated many children’s books including Mike Muligan and His Steam Shovel, and The Little House, both of which we have in our collection at Meadville Public Library! The Little House was awarded the Caldecott Award in 1943, but we have found that many … Read more…

Brick Building Challenge

Hey everyone! Look out! Our librarian Ms. Susan is making waves in her little speed boat. It’s summertime and some of you might be thinking about fun and adventure on a river, a lake or ocean. For the next two weeks, I’m giving you a brick building task. Build a boat! You may use Lego, wood or plastic blocks, Kapla or similar planks, or perhaps another building toy you may have. The variety of different boats is amazingly large. Perhaps … Read more…