Join us each week through February for Two-Chapter Tuesdays, where we give you a taste of a featured book, available for checkout at the library!

 

The Snow Bear by Holly Webb For Grades 1-4.

“Sara loves to listen to Grandpa’s stories of his adventures in the Canadian Arctic when he was a boy. As the snow begins to fall, she builds a snow bear just like the one in Grandpa’s story. In the middle of the night, Sara wakes up and sets out on an enchanted journey through a world of ice and meets a special polar bear cub who befriends her. But will she ever find her way back home?”–summary from Amazon

Penny and Her Sled by Kevin Henkes for Preschool-grade 3

“When Penny, a sweet and curious mouse, gets a new sled, she can’t wait to use it. But there’s one big problem—there’s no snow! Patiently, Penny waits and watches for the snow to appear. She puts on her scarf and hat. She sleeps with her mittens. Maybe if she’s ready, the snow will finally come. But day after day, the snow does not arrive. Finally, Penny decides she will use her sled for other things—it’s too wonderful not to!” — summary from Amazon

The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman and illustrated by Tracy Nishimura Bishop. The book is great for grades 3-7. This reading is made with permission of Hachette Book Group.

“When Kate is given a colossal steam train for her birthday, she can’t believe her luck. After eleven years of waiting, adventure has finally found her! Soon the Silver Arrow is whisking Kate and her brother Tom to a magical station where their passengers stand ready to board. From the porcupine to the pangolin, each one is rare and wonderful. But these animals have been waiting a very long time too. Can Kate deliver them home … before it’s too late?””

The Starlight Claim by Tim Wynne-Jones. Its a great book for ages 14 and up! This reading is made with permission from Candlewick Press.
“Four months after his best friend, Dodge, disappeared near their families’ camp in a boat accident, Nate is still haunted by nightmares. He’d been planning to make the treacherous trek to the remote campsite with a friend — his first time in winter without his survival-savvy father. But when his friend gets grounded, Nate secretly decides to brave the trip solo in a journey that’s half pilgrimage, half desperate hope he will find his missing friend when no one else could. What he doesn’t expect to find is the door to the cabin flung open and the camp occupied by strangers…”
Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi. The book is great for grades 3-7. This reading is made with permission of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.”Kenneth is a little rabbit with a very big problem. His two best friends are heading for a battle of legendary proportions – with each other! In one corner there’s Graeme, a well-read and cultured dragon, with sophisticated tastes and no stomach for battle. In the other, there’s George, a retired knight and dragon slayer who would be content to spend the rest of his days in his bookshop with a pipe and a good book. But when the townsfolk catch wind there’s a dragon running loose in the countryside, and call George out of retirement, the stage is set. And it’s up to Kenny to avert disaster. “
Kenny and the Book of Beasts (the second book in the Kenny & the Dragon series) by Tony DiTerlizzi. The book is great for grades 3-7. This reading is made with permission of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.