How did your week go? Did you dress up for Halloween or Dia De Los Muertos? Read more about these celebrations from the ALSC blog.
Lately, it seems like I see superheroes everywhere I go. I see superheroes on television, on t-shirts and even met some superheroes at C2E2, a comic book convention I recently attended in Chicago.
And, of course, I see superheroes at the library. While we don’t have actual superheroes walking around the building, we have lots of superhero books!
You can find superhero books at the library for almost every age group. We have picture books and early readers for preschoolers and younger elementary students, juvenile fiction and juvenile graphic novels for older elementary students, teen graphic novels and adult graphic novels. The Main Library has Fantastic Four, Hulk, Spider-Man and X-Men comic books in the Teen area.
Wondering which superheroes you’ll be able to find here? Our book collection includes the Avengers, Batman, Spider-Man, Superman, X-Men, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman.
When other people start to think of shamrocks and the luck of the Irish, I start thinking of reading about leprechauns and the Irish.
I have a few books with Irish folk tales that I enjoy reading year after year. Those books are:
Fair, Brown and Trembling: An Irish Cinderella Story by Jude Daly (E Daly)
Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie DePaola (E Depao)
Saint Patrick and the Peddler by Margaret Hodges (J 398.22 Hod)
Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk by Gerald McDermott (E 398.29415 McD)
I also especially enjoyed the YA book The New Policeman by Kate Thompson (Teen Fiction Thompson), which combines Irish music and dance, time travel and a visit to the land of the fairies.
Looking for a few picture books to read in honor of Valentine’s Day?
Some fun choices include:
A Giant Crush by Gennifer Choldenko E Chold
A String of Hearts by Laura Elliott E Ellio
Heart to Heart by George Shannon E Shann
A Secret Valentine by Catherine Stock E Stock
And here is one early reader:
Snow Valentines by Karen Gray Ruelle E Reader Ruell