Books for Young Readers: Friday, October 15

The Macedon Public Library is fully open for in-person visits. Computers are available and the Discovery Room is also open. Masks are strongly encouraged for all patrons, even if you have been vaccinated. We will continue to offer “Grab and Go” services for those who prefer to place their books on hold online and then pick them up in the cabinet outside the library.

Here are a few of the new books that have come in to the library recently. We invite you to check them out!

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The Leather Apron Club: Benjamin Franklin, His Son Billy, and America’s First Circulating Library

When Billy’s father Benjamin Franklin announces that Billy and his lazy cousin James will soon have a tutor, Billy is initially dismayed. But his tutor awakens him to the power of story and books, and when Billy accompanies his father to the Leather Apron Club (which Franklin started in 1727), he decides to do more with his education and life. Not only was the Club the first successful lending library in the United States — it also exists to this day as the Library Company of Philadelphia! Careful readers will notice that the story cleverly incorporates famous sayings from Ben Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanack, underscoring the lasting impact of words. For children 7-10 years old.

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Pete the Cat: Making New Friends

Pete the Cat makes his I Can Read Comics debut! From New York Times bestselling author-illustrator team James and Kimberly Dean comes the very first I Can Read Comics Level One book in the Pete the Cat series! In Pete the Cat: Making New Friends, Secret Agent Meow, also known as Pete the Cat, is ready to crack the case! Join Pete and Squirrel as they go on a mission to make new friends. Pete the Cat: Making New Friends is a Level One I Can Read Comic, which means it will introduce children into the world of graphic novel storytelling and encourage visual literacy in emerging readers. For children 4-8 years old.

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You’re a Star, Lolo

Lolo’s back for a whole new set of adventures in You’re a Star, Lolo, the third book in Niki Daly’s Lolo series for beginning readers. These stories invite young readers into the life and adventures of fun-loving, clever, and curious Lolo, a young girl living in South Africa. Along with her mother and grandmother, Gogo, she can always find a way to make the best out of any situation ― even when things don’t go as planned. In You’re a Star, Lolo, join Lolo as she makes her mom an extra-special soup, goes on vacation with her Gogo, and even tracks down the scary Ghorra-Ghorra-Hoooaaah-Bwoooooo-Monster sound she keeps hearing at night! For children 4-8 years old.

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