New Children’s Books: Tuesday, September 22

The library is now open for limited patron access. There are four marked parking spaces outside; please park in one of these if you’d like to come in to browse. If all four spaces are full, please wait until one becomes available, in order to allow us to keep safe social distances inside. There is also a space designated for curbside book delivery, and another for anyone who needs to use a computer. Please use these spaces as appropriate, or wait in another spot until one becomes available. Thank you for your help as we work to make the library a safe place for all!

Here are a few more of the new books for children we’ve gotten in recently:

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The Battle for the Crystal Castle

Fairies, dragons, wizards, and more await Geronimo on every magical Kingdom of Fantasy adventure!

I, Geronimo Stilton, was surprised to be pulled back into the Kingdom of fantasy!

The Harmony Stone had been stolen from the Crystal Castle. Without it the entire empire was at it’s weakest. The Invisible Army was sure to launch an attack.

Queen Blossom sent me on a mission to find the ancient crown and restore harmony to the empire. Could I make it back in time to help defend the Crystal Castle in battle?

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The Spirit of Springer: The Real-Life Rescue of an Orphaned Orca

In 2002, a killer whale calf was discovered swimming alone in Puget Sound. This picture book follows the amazing true story of her identification as a member of the A4 pod, a family of Northern Resident orcas living off the coast of British Columbia, and the team of scientists who worked together against all odds to save her from starvation and reunite her with her family. The challenges of capturing Springer, transporting her north from Puget Sound to Canadian waters, and coordinating her release to facilitate a hopeful acceptance back into her family are brought to life in beautiful illustrations that will appeal to readers of all ages. This is a hopeful and celebratory conservation story with a happy ending: Springer gave birth to her first calf, Spirit, in 2013, and a second calf, Storm, in 2017. In addition to the narrative, there are 5 pages of illustrated back matter that go deeper into Springer’s story, and include her family tree, a map of her rescue journey, as well as more about how orcas are at risk and what we can do to help.

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Fergus and Zeke and the Field Day Challenge

Fergus and Zeke love being the class pets in Miss Maxwell’s classroom. From science experiments to art projects, they do everything the students do. But on field day, none of the events are the right size for the small mice — the limbo is too easy, the high jump is too hard, and kickball is absolutely terrifying! So Fergus and Zeke create their own Field Day Challenge, with mouse-size tug-of-war, acorn throwing, and Hula-Hooping. After all the fun and exercise, it’s time to go back to the classroom — but Fergus and Zeke are locked out! Will they be able to use their new skills to get inside in time for ice pops?

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