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KIDS - Recommended New Books

Every month, librarians from Denver Public Library branches get together to talk about new books for school-aged kids.  Here are some new books, both sweet and creepy, that we are excited to share with you for fall.

Tales for Very Picky Eaters by Josh Schneider.  James is a very, very picky eater.  His dad has tried everything to get him to eat, but then he starts telling really weird stories about their meals to try to convince James to eat.  Did you know that there is a troll who cooks for us and if you don't like his food he'll have to go back to working at the rat circus?  This funny book will tickle picky and adventurous readers alike.  Recommended by Lisa from the Westwood branch.

Terry Pratchett

I heard Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series and other books, discuss his diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s.

With the use of a computer-based dictation system, he is able to write. In the NPR interview, Pratchett discussed his efforts to make assisted suicide an option for himself and others. For now he is content to keep writing.

School Lunch Scramble

Top 100 Recipes for a Healthy Lunchbox

As a teenager, I went to a private school which did not provide hot meals most days.

I remember the regular scramble to pack 5 sack lunches – 4 for children (me and my siblings) and 1 for my mother.  If you find yourself in the same situation, hopefully one of the books below will slightly ease the school lunch scramble.

Back to School Resources

Are you a parent attempting to get your children ready to go back to school?

Children and teens may have spent hours reading to earn prizes through the Summer of Reading Program, but what do they need to know to be ready for math or science or any other subject? We have two series of books which can assist parents in knowing what their children need to know. Amy James has written Kindergarten Success through Fourth Grade Success.

KIDS - Recommended New Books

Every month, librarians from Denver Public Library branches get together to talk about new books for school-aged kids.  If you're looking for some new titles to keep you reading until school begins, here are some that we recommend.

Younger Readers:

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Michael Connelly!

Michael Connelly, born July 21, 1956, is a popular author you may or may not know.  If you want to know more about Michael Connelly or any other author, our database Literature Resource Center can help.

Seeking Understanding

I enjoy discovering new quotes.

I recently saw a wonderful quote by Marie Curie. “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.

Love Books? Make Your Own!

The Art of the Book

Love books and want to both learn about the history of the art of the book and how to make your own? Join us! Basic Book Arts: Creating Your Own Books on Sunday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Schlessman.

In this 2-hour class, you'll learn the basic tools, terms, history, and experience of book arts. You'll hand bind 2 or 3 different kinds of books, and explore Japanese stab binding, the accordion fold book, and more! We'll discuss and experiment with everything from cover design to using unique materials to the contents of your books (poetry, photos, drawings, etc). You will leave with at least 2 finished books and the knowledge of how to make books at home.

Resources for Great Travel

Want to see the best sights while travelling? Denver Public Library can help.

I just returned from a vacation during which my parents and I used several books to determine which sights to see. Quality books on a destination can be invaluable. DPL has a wide variety of books to check out.  If you tend to want to purchase books, you can always check out ours in order to determine which books you wish to buy.  We attempt to have the most current (including 2011) guides available, but please check them out early since many individuals already know about these resources.

Check out these popular guides plus others

May is Zombie Appreciation Month

World War Z by Max Brooks

May is Zombie Appreciation Month, here's a list of Zombie novels that are not to be missed!

Zombies Zombies everywhere and not a brain to eat!

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