This year’s Science in the Summer program is “The Science of Me.” This program invites children to explore various biological systems and how humans are alike and different from one another. Kids who are excited by this subject and want to learn more will enjoy reading these books:[Read more…] about Books on “The Science of Me”
As you’re packing for the shore, make sure you remember the essentials: snacks, sunscreen, and something to read! If you’re looking for something fun and easy to toss in your beach bag, consider making one of these page-turners your next beach read.[Read more…] about Beach Reads for the Summer of 2019
Looking for books to read this summer break? Try checking out a Reading Olympics eBook or audiobook from cloudLibrary!
Reading Olympics is a county-wide reading program from the Bucks County Intermediate Unit for students in elementary and secondary schools. It is “designed to encourage children to read more by helping them discover the joy and excitement of reading,” while exposing them to quality literature on a variety of topics and writing styles.
The 2020 Reading Olympics book lists are now posted and are available here.
Download these titles to get a jump start this summer on checking these books off your to-read list!
— recommended by Jennifer M., Collection Management Coordinator
You’ve got me feeling emotions, deeper than I’ve ever dreamed of.
You’ve got me feeling emotions, higher than the heavens above.
– Mariah Carey
Sometimes we feel happy, and sometimes we feel bored. We feel angry, sad, hopeful, silly, and so much more. This month at the Quakertown Branch’s Discovery Studio Mood Room, you can explore all of your feelings, whatever they may be.
Here are some books to get you thinking about all of the different types of emotions you can feel.[Read more…] about Mood Room
Graphic novels can be described as “novels using images, as well as words, to tell a story.” This genre includes so much more than the comic books it is usually associated with, and the popularity of graphic novels is on the rise with readers of all ages. But why should you read—or allow your child to read—graphic novels?
Graphic novels can be beneficial to readers because they: [Read more…] about The Benefits of Reading Graphic Novels
You are never too old for a children’s book. Oh so entertaining for their beautiful illustrations, some are silly, insightful, educational, and oh so wise. Inside these books are wonderful quotes on the power of love and the importance of sharing and realizing your potential. The lessons in these books aren’t just for kids. They are for the kid in all of us.
Take a look at these classic quotes from books and discover the power of a simple quote.[Read more…] about Inspirational Quotes from Children’s Books
What makes you laugh? Why are some jokes funny and dad jokes aren’t?
Probably the best way to make a joke less funny is to explain it. But The Humor Code: a Global Search for What Makes Things Funny tries anyway to take humor seriously. A psychology professor and a journalist travel around the world to find out what is universally (or at least globally) funny.
Try these on for a laugh:
- Jokelopedia: the biggest, best, silliest, dumbest joke book ever!
- Just Joking Sidesplitters: 300 hilarious jokes about everything, including tongue twisters, riddles, and more!
Star Wars Day (May 4th) is almost upon us and if you are strong enough to pull the ears off a Gundark, we have exactly what you are looking for and all of it is just 12 parsecs away with your trusty library card.
If you are a young Padawan and just starting to venture out into the Star Wars Universe, do not worry. You will not be judged by your size. May we recommend Geof Smith’s Everything I Need To Know I Learned From A Star Wars Little Golden Book, an inspirational collection of Little Golden Book adaptations of classic Star Wars storylines featuring full-color illustrations of epic scenes from the entire saga.[Read more…] about May The Fourth Be With You
We’re collecting children’s books for prize awards during the month of May and need your help.
Please donate new and gently used children’s books (preschool to 12th grade) to the Service Desk at your branch from May 1 to 31.
To see hours for your branch, visit our Locations page.