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?””