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Best of Children's Books 2017

Looking for some good books for children to read over their winter break?  Look no further!  Here is a list of some of the best books published in 2017 for children, including a few staff favorites.

Picture Books/ Easy Readers

After The Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat

Christmas Movies on Hoopla

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With the cold winter weather approaching and the days getting shorter, it’s the time of year where I especially enjoy curling up on the couch and watching a movie after a long day of work. The holidays are just around the corner, and that means the Christmas DVDs are sure to fly off the shelves here at FRVPLD. Don’t forget, though, that you can stream movies for free with your library card now that we have Hoopla! Hoopla has variety of Christmas movies available for all ages that you can stream right away.

 

Valentine's Day: Elementary-School Style

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Valentine's Day can be no fun as an adult (please see Heather's blog post), but as a kid, it can be great! Awesome themed valentines, classroom parties, wonderfully cheap trinkets, and enough candy to make you feel vaguely sick. When you're in elementary school, Valentine's Day is a day to appreciate your friends, thank your teachers, and hug your family, all while dressed in head-to-toe pink or red while probably also eating a heart-shaped cookie.

Fresh Off the Cart: Children's Readers

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So far in the month of January, 139 new books have been added to the Children's Readers Collection! If your child is in the beginning stages of their reading journey, readers foster confidence by helping them build their skills without being too difficult and discouraging.

Wondering what level books are a good match for your child? The children's staff would be happy to help your child find books that will help them grow their reading abilities. Ten of our new titles are highlighted below. For a look at the complete collection, please stop by the Children's Department!

Cozy Knits

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For one of my birthdays before I was ten, my great-aunt got me a set of knitting needles, yarn, and a knitting book for kids. She then spent several hours of her life teaching me how to knit, hours that she would never get back. I was decent at it, and I could make a scarf, a longer scarf, and an even longer (and also less misshapen) scarf after several years of practice. Eventually, being able to knit only scarves lost its appeal, and I ignored my former hobby for several years.

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