Books of the Week
Great for story-time (age 4+): Hands Are Not for Hitting (Best Behavior) by Martine Agassi
Children learn that violence is never okay, that they can manage their anger and other strong feelings, and that they’re capable of positive, loving actions—like playing, making music, learning, counting, helping, taking care, and much more. Includes a special section for adults with activities and discussion starters.
For younger readers (age 7+): No Time To Lose (Geronimo Stilton Journey Through Time #5) by Geronimo Stilton
New Mouse City is in danger! There is only one way to bring harmony back to the island. Geronimo and friends must travel back in time to retrieve King Solomon's Ring. Along the way Geronimo visits Napoleon, the Vikings, and the ancient Cretans!
For older readers (age 10+): The letter for the King by Tonke Dragt
The thrilling story of one boy's battle against evil set in an enchanted world of chivalry, courage, and true friendship.
Sixteen-year-old Tiuri must spend hours locked in a chapel in silent contemplation if he is to be knighted the next day. But as he waits by the light of a flickering candle, he hears a knock at the door and a voice desperately asking for help.
A secret letter must be delivered to King Unauwen across the Great Mountains--a letter upon which the fate of the entire kingdom depends. Tiuri has a vital role to play, one that might cost him his knighthood. He must trust no one. He must keep his true identity secret. Above all, he must never reveal what is in the letter . . .
Tiuri's journey will take him through dark, menacing forests, across treacherous rivers, to sinister castles and strange cities. He will encounter evil enemies who would kill to get the letter, but also the best of friends in the most unexpected places.
Non-Fiction (8+): Lonely Planet Kids Amazing World Atlas
We just love Lonely Planet Kids! With 160 pages of illustrated maps, engaging infographics, mind-blowing photography and a large dose of humour, this is the atlas that shows kids what the world is really like. Touching on popular culture, sports and school life, this will bring the world to life for kids aged 8 and up. It has more than 300 amazing photographs and over 50 illustrated maps!
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