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Read something good this summer

May 31, 2017 Just because it is summer, doesn’t mean it is time to stop reading! Kids can find something to occupy the long summer hours with some new reading material. more »»

 
 
 
Hop to Easter books

April 11, 2017 By Amy Phelps Get in the Easter spirit with books about bunnies, chicks and springtime! First is a board book for young children, “The Story of the Easter Bunny” by Katherine Tegen with... more »»

Halloween books for all ages

October 1, 2016 Time to get in the scream of things with some Halloween books! First is “Monster Trucks” by Anika Denise with illustrations by Nate Wragg (HarperCollins, $17.99, ages 4-8. more »»

Back to school with books

September 1, 2016 By now you’re settling into your routine, but it’s always fun for young readers to read about what they are experiencing. In “Pete the Cat’s Got Class” by James Dean (Harper, $9. more »»

Introducing Stick Cat

May 9, 2016 Tom Watson, the author of the popular (especially in my house) series, “Stick Dog,” brings a new pet to life with “Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties” (HarperCollins, $12.99, ages 8 to 12. more »»

Books for older readers

May 9, 2016 By Amy Phelps Get some novels for the middle-grade to young adult readers in your life! First is a young adult novel that adds a touch of sci-fi in “The Outliers” by New York Times bestselling... more »»

Book finds for mom

May 9, 2016 New York Times bestselling author Karen Alpert writes a funny memoir in “I Want My Epidural Back: Adventures in Mediocre Parenting” (William Morrow, $19.99. more »»

Superhero Middle Grade Book

March 7, 2016 For middle grade readers interested in superheroes is “Wonder Woman at Super Hero High” by Lisa Yee (Random House, $13.99, ages 8 to 12. more »»

Springtime books for kids

March 7, 2016 Welcome spring holidays with some new picture books! First is a little book in time for St. Patrick’s Day with “Mr. more »»

New Stick Dog Book

February 9, 2016 A family favorite is back and ready to get a hold of something delicious in “Stick Dog Tries to Take the Donuts” by Tom Watson (HarperCollins, $12.99, ages 8 to 12. more »»

Warm hearts with kids’ books

February 9, 2016 It’s February, which means Valentine’s Day, and what better way to celebrate your love for your kids than with a new book? Books are way better than chocolate! First is a board book version of a... more »»

Chapter books

January 14, 2016 Get into some seasonally appropriate books for chapter-book readers! First is a fiction book with a non-fiction tie-in, “Magic Tree House: Balto of the Blue Dawn”?(Random House, $12. more »»

Winter and baby books

January 14, 2016 =Now is a great time to get your baby’s book collection started or to find some fun new winter titles for your young readers! There’s several new board books for your baby to enjo. more »»

Coloring books for adults

December 7, 2015 Coloring books have become popular with adults to help relieve stress. And grown-up themed books have been published so adults aren’t having to color in cartoon characters. more »»

Holiday spirit with books

December 7, 2015 It’s time for the holidays, so grab a seasonal book and read with your kids! Younger kids can enjoy a seasonal touch and feel book with “Splat the Cat Christmas Countdown” (HarperFestival, $6. more »»

Be thankful for new books

November 19, 2015 Get in the mood for fall and the Thanksgiving season with several children’s books! First is Eileen Spinelli’s “Thankful” with illustrations by Archie Preston (Zonderkidz, $16.99, ages 4-8. more »»

Spooky fun time with kids’ books

October 15, 2015 It’s time to get in the mood for fall and Halloween with some fun new books! Using three-dimensional backgrounds, fabric and photography, Harriet Muncaster creates something magical in “Happy... more »»

Who Was Book Series

September 10, 2015 There have been two recent releases in the “Who Was” series, the popular biography series for young readers. The 100th book released is “Who Was Steve Irwin” by Dina Anastasio (Penguin, $5. more »»

Back-to-school with books

September 10, 2015 Find the right book to get your kids back into the school mindset! An I Can Read! book visits the popular Little Critter with “Just a Teacher’s Pet” by Mercer Mayer (HarperCollins, $16. more »»

Whodunit for summer

May 26, 2015 Two young detectives run their agency in their small town in between school work and time spent with friends. more »»

Dive into summer with new books

May 26, 2015 It’s time for summer break, and what better way to relax but with a good book? Two adorable birds decide to go to the beach to look for a whale in “Caterina and the Best Beach Day” by Erin Eitter... more »»

 
 

Parkersburg Library Toddler Time July 21, 2017

Toddler Time for 2-year-olds and younger is from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Must register. Call (304) 420-4387 ext. 20. more »

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Rock On!

May 9, 2017 Recently on a trip with my kids and my mom, while I was in a shop looking around, my mom sat down on a bench outside and noticed something sitting next to her. more »

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