Monthly Archives: December 2011

Book Review: The River by Mary Jane Beaufrand

This book appealed to me as soon as I read the inside cover – Ronnie, her parents, and her recent foster siblings have just moved from Portland to the tiny town of Hoodoo, Oregon, so that her lawyer-turned-innkeeper father and … Continue reading

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Knitting Books

I’m a knitter, and as such, this is the time of year when I begin to knit more, plan projects, read knitting blogs, and buy yarn (my other big period of high knittery is usually smack in the middle of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

I’m a little late to the party on this one, I know. This book was published over ten years ago and has become a touchstone of YA literature. I finally got around to reading it because, when I was doggedly … Continue reading

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Modern Classics

Hi everyone! I’m Valerie, the new children’s librarian, and I wanted to send out a big hello to the readers of the Côte Saint-Luc children’s blog. I’m sure we’ll get to know each other well in the coming months and … Continue reading

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Goodreads: The Best Books of 2011

Goodreads, a website for keeping track of your reading (which I happen to use and really like), has come out with their 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards, as voted on by Goodreads users: Young Adult winners Young Adult Fantasy and Science … Continue reading

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Hippity Hop registration has begun!

The winter 2012 session of Hippity Hop is coming up soon, and registration has started! If you’ve never been, it’s a weekly program for babies (0-24 months) and parents featuring nursery rhymes, songs, stories, and fingerplays. There are two sessions: … Continue reading

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New DVDs for the holidays

Uncle Daniel here with some new DVDs for you to enjoy over the holidays and long afterwards! Kung Fu Panda 2 Newly anointed Dragon Warrior Po must look to his past in order to prevent Lord Shen from taking over … Continue reading

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Awesome Picture Books: Martha the Talking Dog

I remember first seeing these books while putting away returns on the children’s (a running theme, it seems). This is a series of picture books about a dog named Martha who finds herself able to speak after eating some alphabet … Continue reading

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New Books – December 15

Come check out these new books this week! Chapter Books: 13 Gifts by: Wendy Mass Shortly before her thirteenth birthday, shy and withdrawn Tara is sent to stay with her aunt, uncle, and cousin in her parents’ hometown of Willow … Continue reading

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The Cutest Best Friends Ever: Picture Books by Geneviève Côté

My coworker Katie pointed these books out to me (by way of creating a saving a draft post for this blog and letting me find it for myself). They are undeniably cute, sweet books on friendship. Fussy bunny and exuberant … Continue reading

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