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Full Moon

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on the moon?

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Grandma’s House by Alice Melvin

Exploring this book and all of the wonderful details will evoke many treasured memories if you have ever spent time or spend time at a beloved Grandma’s house. The cutout pages from one room to another and the fold out flaps take you on a detail filled journey to find Grandma. Children and adults will enjoy looking at the pages filled with every little thing one might expect to find in grandma’s house. The journey ends with the granddaughter finding grandma in the garden waiting for her with a birthday tea party.Reviewed by Michelle Zimostrad, Hoyt LibraryRecommended for ages 4-...

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The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

Spoiler Alert: There is no place called Little Dribbling.

Bill Bryson hits up plenty of other offbeat and just plain odd locales in his latest travelogue, though. Whether he’s railing against greedy real estate moguls who want to develop pristine countryside, reporting on the prevalence of cow attacks in the UK, or simply relating his misadventures ordering fast food, a new book by Bryson is always worth reading.

It’s been twenty years since Notes from a Small Island, his first book about touring Great Britain, was published. Since then, the world has changed. Th...

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Limerick Day

Check out this light verse form rich with ridiculous humor, wordplay and infectious rhythm. You may end up trying your hand at writing a limerick of your own!

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Happy birthday, Christopher Paul Curtis!

Flint, Michigan native and Newbery Medal winner Christopher Paul Curtis was born on this day in 1953.

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Bear and Bunny by Daniel Pinkwater

The delightful singing bear and his tender bunny pal from Bear in Love are back for another tale of friendship and sharing.  Still confused thinking the other is just a different sized version of their own species, the bunny and bear wander, eat, sing, and share their individual adventures with each other.  The bunny suggests one day that they should get a pet.  After a nap, song and meandering about, the silly pair discover and misidentify a new animal to be their companion.  The pastel illustrations tug at your heartstrings while the chums’ lightheartedness will ...

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It's Cinco de Mayo!

May 5 marks the anniversary of an important victory of the Mexican army over the French in 1862. Cinco de Mayo is a day for celebrating Mexican culture. For history, more cultural information and fun activities check out titles like these:

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Don't forget - Saginaw's Cinco de Mayo parade will be held on Saturday, May 7....
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The Guest Room: a Novel by Chris Bohjalian

The Guest Room is a poignant novel that offers insight into the dark world of human trafficking, the complicated nature of human relationships, and the basics that drive human nature. The story, which reads like a crime thriller, makes one think about how quickly a bad decision, perhaps even a decision you weren’t completely involved in, can derail your life.          

 Richard Chapman and his wife open their home for, what they anticipate, will be a run-of-the-mill bachelor party. The night is anything but ordinary; however, ending with two dead R...

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Georgia by Dawn Tripp

This perceptive and eloquent novel explores the life of the renowned artist Georgia O’Keeffe with particular emphasis on her tempestuous love affair with photographer Alfred Steiglitz.  In her acknowledgments, Tripp mentions the work of numerous biographers, curators and scholars, so her novel is based on extensive research. 

O’Keeffe is fascinating and her struggle for her own artistic vision, recognition, and, finally, her need for independence make for sensual and engaging reading.  Tripp has captured the essence of both the woman and the artist beautifu...

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Georgia by Dawn Tripp

This perceptive and eloquent novel explores the life of the renowned artist Georgia O’Keeffe with particular emphasis on her tempestuous love affair with photographer Alfred Steiglitz.  In her acknowledgments, Tripp mentions the work of numerous biographers, curators and scholars, so her novel is based on extensive research. 

O’Keeffe is fascinating and her struggle for her own artistic vision, recognition, and, finally, her need for independence make for sensual and engaging reading.  Tripp has captured the essence of both the woman and the artist beautif...

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