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Fifth Grade Battle of the Books: 2019 Reading List

Fifth graders: are you ready to battle? The Battle of the Books is coming on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Prepare yourself by reading the books on this list. Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi The Pandava Quartet series, book 1. Available as a book, large print book, CD audiobook, ebook, and digital audiobook. Summary from Goodreads: Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school.  One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru's doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don't believe her claim that the museum's Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again. But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God ...
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Fourth Grade Battle of the Books: 2019 Reading List

Battle of the Books is coming! On Monday, March 24, 2019, teams will compete to show off their literary trivia expertise. Here are the books you'll need to study if you're competing in the 4th Grade Battle of the Books. A Boy Called Bat by Elena K. Arnold A Boy Called Bat series, book 1. Available as a book, CD audiobook, Playaway, ebook, and digital audiobook. Summary from Goodreads: For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises—some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat’s mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter. But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And he’s got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific ...
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Take-N-Make Kids Craft: Turkey Ornament

Kids in all grades up to 5th grade can stop in on November 16 and grab one of our ready-made turkey ornament kits for some at-home Thanksgiving fun! No registration is required but kits are first come, first served ...
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Bookies Book Club: Claude in the City

Join a kids only book club! On November 15 at 6:30 PM, children in grades 1-3 will read Claude in the City by Alex T. Smith and hang out for fun activities. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Blanket Fort Movie: Incredibles 2

Bring blankets and pillows to help us turn the library into a blanket fort! On November 10 at 1 PM, families will cozy up in the blanket fort and watch The Incredibles 2. Register online or by calling 412-269-0334 ...
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Club Pokémon

Stop in our Storytime Room November 8 at 4:30 PM for Club Pokémon! Kids grades K-5 can trade and play Pokémon: The Card Game and enjoy snacks. Our library is also a gym in Pokémon Go! Please call 412-269-0334 or apply online to register ...
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Coming Soon

Fifth Grade Battle of the Books: 2019 Reading List

Fifth graders: are you ready to battle? The Battle of the Books is coming on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Prepare yourself by reading the books on this list. Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi The Pandava Quartet series, book 1. Available as a book, large print ...
Read More

Fourth Grade Battle of the Books: 2019 Reading List

Battle of the Books is coming! On Monday, March 24, 2019, teams will compete to show off their literary trivia expertise. Here are the books you'll need to study if you're competing in the 4th Grade Battle of the Books. A Boy Called Bat by Elena K. Arnold A Boy ...
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Take-N-Make Kids Craft: Turkey Ornament

Kids in all grades up to 5th grade can stop in on November 16 and grab one of our ready-made turkey ornament kits for some at-home Thanksgiving fun! No registration is required but kits are first come, first served ...
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Our Picks

Our Picks: Mother’s Day Picture Books

Here are our picks for Mother's Day picture books. The Night Before Mother's Day by Natasha Wing (2010) ...
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Children’s Choice Book Awards 2018: 5-6th Grade

We want you to vote for your favorite books for the Children's Choice Book Awards! Here are the summaries for the 5-6th grade finalists. You can vote online or if you write your name on the back of your paper ballot, you have a chance to win a book from ...
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Children’s Choice Book Awards 2018: 3-4th Grade

We want you to vote for your favorite books for the Children's Choice Book Awards! Here are the summaries for the 3-4th grade finalists. You can vote online or if you write your name on the back of your paper ballot, you have a chance to win a book from ...
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Storytimes, Clubs & Kits

 

Reading Challenges

 

Homework Help

  • BookFLIX: Interactive children’s books to read online.
  • CyberSmarts: Short online books for kids and adults about internet safety.
  • Little Pim: Interactive online language learning for all ages. Languages include Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Korean and English as a Second Language. Log in as a guest or by creating an account using your email address. You must have an account to save your progress.
  • NoveList Plus K-8: Information about over 38,000 children’s books.
  • Select Reads: A library book recommendation website and newsletter for a variety of age groups and subjects.
  • TumbleBook Library: Interactive fiction and non-fiction books for children.

 

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Ask a Librarian

Have questions? Send a message to one of our children’s department staff members.

 

Megan Goode (Email: goodem@einetwork.net)

Specialties: Kids events and programs, collection development, general questions

 

Nicole Beatty (Email: beattyn@einetwork.net)

Specialties: Kids events and programs

 

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