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“When you re-read a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before.”
—Clifton fadiman
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Forthcoming Books
Bug on a Bike My Puppy Gave to Me If You Were a Dog
Bug on a Bike My Puppy Gave to Me If You Were a Dog
Chris Monroe Cheryl Dannenbring / Cynthia Kremnser Jamie Swenson / Chris Raschka
Backwards Moon Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
Backwards Moon The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
Mary Losure Jen Bryant / Melissa Sweet Kathryn Gibbs Davis / Gilbert Ford
Secrets of Eastcliff My Bibi Always Remembers
The Secrets of Eastcliff-by-the-Sea: The Story of Annaliese Easterling &Throckmorton, Her Simply Remarkable Sock Monkey My Bibi Always Remembers
Eileen Beha / Sarah Jane Wright Toni Buzzeo / Mike Wohnoutka
Radar - Table of Contents Table of Contents
Upcoming Events
Chapter & Verse Book Club at nine participating locations nationwide 16 and 17 July
Chapter & Verse Book Club at nine participating locations nationwide 20 and 21 Aug
Alphabet Forest Join us for the 12 Best Days of Summer at the Minnesota State Fair as we participate in the free, fun, and absorbing literacy activities. 21 Aug through 1 Sept
Chapter & Verse Book Club at nine participating locations nationwide 17 and 18 Sept
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Through the Lens
Click here: you'll find book trailers, how-to videos, and interviews with authors and illustrators. Use these videos for booktalks, provide QR code links on your library shelves, show them on your SMARTboard, or enjoy them as introductions to your new favorite books. We've featured a few below, MANY more are available.
Trouper by Meg Kearney, illus. by E. B. Lewis
Meg Kearney, author, E. B. Lewis, illustrator
Arturo and the Navidad Birds by Anne Broyles, illus. KE Lewis
Arturo and the Navidad Birds
Anne Broyles, author, KE Lewis, illustrator
David LaRochelle - Mike Wohnoutka - Moo!
David Larochelle, author, Mike Wohnoutka, illustrator
Joyce Sidman - What the Heart Knows
What the Heart Knows
Joyce Sidman, author; Pamela Zagarenski, illustrator
David Derrick - I'm the Scariest Thing in the Jungle!
I’m the Scariest Thing in the Jungle!
David Derrick, author & illustrator
Birthday Bios

New Author Page
Pamela S. Turner Pamela S. Turner
Diana Star Helmer Diana Star Helmer
April Halprin Wayland April Halprin Wayland
Monica Kulling Monica Kulling
Sarah Aronson Sarah Aronson
Annemarie O'Brien Annemarie O'Brien
Susan Fletcher Susan Fletcher
Wendy Watson Wendy Watson
Charlotte Zolotow Charlotte Zolotow
Adam Osterweil Adam Osterweil
Phyllis Alsdurf Phyllis Alsdurf
Nancy Pearl Elizabeth Verdick
Nancy Pearl Jennifer A. Bell
Nancy Pearl Erin Soderberg
Nancy Pearl Miriam Glassman
Nancy Pearl Stephanie Blake
Nancy Pearl Shannon Hitchcock
Nancy Pearl Adele Porter
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