Category: The Library

Learn Something New: New Nonfiction Titles

 By Erin Nguyen, Children’s Department, Knox County Public Library

 

 

 

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Music Everywhere! 

by Maya Ajmera, Elise Hofer Derstine, and Cynthia Pon

PreK-2nd

Children all over the world make music, and this book shows the wide variety of instruments and styles they play through bright, colorful photographs and simple text.

 

 

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Ten Terrific Books About Getting Active

 By Erin Nguyen, Children’s Department, Knox County Public Library

 

 

 

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Max and Zoe at Soccer Practice

 by Shelley Swanson Sateren

 K-3rd

                            In this beginning reader Max learns that practice is important to improve his soccer skills, but he’s tempted to cheat when he sees what a good player Zoe is.

 

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Ten Terrific Books To Help Your Child Choose Books

 By Erin Nguyen, Children’s Department, Knox County Public Library

 

 

 

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How to Get Your Child to Love Reading

by Esme Raji Codell

Teacher, librarian, and reading expert Codell assists parents of babies through middle schoolers in developing their children into lifelong readers through lists of recommended titles focused on a variety of child-friendly topics as well as ideas and activities to extend the reading experience.

 

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Ten Terrific Books For The Holidays

 By Erin Nguyen, Children’s Department, Knox County Public Library

 

 

 

Twas-the-night-before-christmasThe Night before Christmas

by Clement Clarke Moore

This classic poem about a visit from St. Nick has delighted readers for well over a century. Read more →

Ten Terrific Books: Giving Thanks

 By Erin Nguyen, Children’s Department, Knox County Public Library

 

 

 

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by Laura Malone Elliott

When his teacher asks the class what things about Thanksgiving they are thankful for, Sam begins to worry when he can’t think of anything, but his friends help him find the answer.


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Ten terrific books to empower parents

 By Erin Nguyen, Children’s Department, Knox County Public Library

 

 

Aug2013Book1The Everyday Parenting Toolkit: The Kazdin Method for Easy, Step-by-Step, Lasting Change for You and Your Child
by Alan E. Kazdin and Carlo Rotella
Yale University professor and child psychologist Kazdin shares with parents his proven method for nurturing well-behaved children and provides a wealth of concrete examples and useful strategies for success. Read more →

Ten terrific books about getting active

 By Erin Nguyen, Children’s Department, Knox County Public Library

 

 

May13Book1Rhinos Who Skateboard
by Julie Mammano
PreK-2nd
Rhinos spend a fun day rolling around town in this action-packed picture book filled with skateboarding lingo. Read more →

Teenagers & Transitions: Supernatural Edition

 By Erin Nguyen, Children’s Department, Knox County Public Library

 

 

The Lightning Thief
By Rick Riordan
Reading level: 5th – 8th
Twelve-year-old Percy (Perseus) Jackson has always had problems at school, but he has only just discovered it’s all because he’s never learned how to control the powers he inherited from his absentee father, Greek god Poseidon. Read more →

Ten terrific books about making decisions

 By Erin Nguyen, Children’s Department, Knox County Public Library

 

Which Would You Rather Be?
By William Steig
Reading level: PreK – 2nd
A boy and girl play an imaginative game with a magic rabbit who gives them entertaining questions to answer. Read more →

The gift of reading

 By Erin Nguyen, Children’s Department, Knox County Public Library

 

Thank You, Bear
By Greg Foley
Reading level: PreK – 2nd
In this sweet story of friendship, Bear’s gift to Mouse may seem to others to be just an ordinary box, but to Mouse it means so much more. Read more →