2018-2019 Iowa Children’s Choice Awards

The 2018-19 Iowa Children’s Choice Award books have been announced! We have ordered all the new titles and will have them on our shelves here at WSPL soon! In the meantime, browse them online and pick out your favorites!

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Click on title/book below for a Goodreads review

23295987  Allie First At Last by Angela Cervantes

26165479  Brave Like My Brother By Marc Nobleman

22151295  The Contract By Derek Jeter

 

25938399  Counting Thyme By Melanie Conklin

 

25721449  The Distance to Home By Jenn Bishop

 

28695534  Garvey’s Choice By Nikki Grimes

 

jkt_9780545840712.pdf  Liberty By Kirby Larson

 

13260468  The Map Trap By Andrew Clements

 

22249695  Masterminds By Gordon Korman

 

  20578927 A Million Ways Home By Dianna Winget

 

  28217808  Moo By Sharon Creech

 

18405537   Night Gardener By Jonathan Auxier

 

26875689Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story By Nora Baskin

 

22323698  Rescue in Time By Kate Messner

 

15790869   Sasquatch Escape By Suzanne Selfors

 

25311520  Save Me a Seat  By Sarah Weeks

 

25578408   Some Kind of Courage By Dan Gemeinhart

 

21929297Tiger Boy By Mitali Perkins

 

24921999Unidentified Suburban Object By Mike Jung

 

27414384Wish By Barbara O’Connor

Book Love: Toddler Books You Won’t Mind Reading Over and Over

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If you have a toddler in your life you are probably no stranger to reading the same book over and over again. You probably have certain books that you don’t mind re-reading but there are always a few that make you sigh when your cute little book lover asks you to read it for the second, third, fourth time today. Here is a list from Brightly to expand your favorites. We have several of these on our shelves here at WSPL! To read the full article, click HERE.

18 Amazing Picture Books You Won’t Mind Reading Over and Over Again

by Devon Corneal

A while back, I wrote a piece about how reading the same story over and over again is great for your kids. What is great for kids, however, can drive parents absolutely mental. Hearing the same story every single night for a month can make even the most bookish parent want to give up reading forever. One way to stave off boredom and make sure you still enjoy sharing stories with your kids? Having a host of board and picture books at your fingertips. We’ve collected some tried-and-true, parent-loved read-aloud favorites for you, so all you have to do is sit back and start reading!

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    by Eric Carle

    The classics are classics because they satisfy our every desire. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has it all — a simple story, gorgeous illustrations, sturdy flaps for little hands, and an adorable animal every child can relate to.

  • Little Pea

    by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Jen Corace

    This story will resonate with picky eaters and adults alike. Turning the usual aversion to vegetables on its head, Amy Krouse Rosenthal introduces us to Little Pea, who has to eat candy for every meal. Something about a character who only wants to eat spinach never gets old.

  • Yummy Yucky

    by Leslie Patricelli

    Food and read-aloud books are like peanut butter and jelly — the perfect combination of sweet and satisfying. Leslie Patricelli is the queen of board books for the youngest readers, who will squeal with delight at the simple text and silly pictures in this story. Read this one with some of your favorite yummy snacks.

  • Goodnight Moon

    by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd

    You may already know this one by heart, and if you don’t now, you soon will. Gently lull your children to sleep with a little old lady whispering “hush.”

  • This Is My Book!

    by Mark Pett

    This is Mark Pett’s book. From page one he lets you, the reader, know that he is in control. Then he draws Percy the Perfectly Polite Panda (who prefers to be called Spike) who has his own ideas about how this story will go. A silly, interactive read-aloud with some delightfully unexpected book elements, this book is just plain fun!

  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

    by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

    The rhythm of this fantastic book will keep your kids clapping and chanting along as one family takes an adventure and finds an unexpected surprise at the end of it.

  • Gossie

    by Olivier Dunrea

    Gossie has lost her boots and doesn’t know where to find them. Your youngest readers will be thrilled to search for them together. Charming in every way, Gossie will delight grown-ups too.

  • La Princesa and the Pea

    by Susan Middleton Elya, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

    Expect to hear cries of “again!” from your little ones when you reach the last page of La Princesa and the Pea. You won’t mind granting their request — this bilingual retelling is as fun to read aloud as it is to listen to thanks to its charming rhymes, fun rhythms, and great illustrations.

  • The Monster at the End of This Book

    by Jon Stone, illustrated by Michael Smollin

    Long before Press Here, The Monster at the End of This Book encouraged kids to participate in reading. Grover warns kids over and over not to turn the next page for fear of meeting a monster, which, of course, only encourages them to.

  • Where the Wild Things Are

    by Maurice Sendak

    Fifty years and counting and Where the Wild Things Are is still one of my favorite stories. Joining childhood tantrums with magical nighttime adventures makes for a delightful and mischievous book that you won’t mind reading out loud over and over again.

  • The Book with No Pictures

    by B.J. Novak

    Obviously, a picture book without pictures is going to be a fabulous read. This book requires energy, enthusiasm, and a willingness to look (and sound) silly. Go ahead, dive right in and see how often your kids start to demand this one at storytime.

    To read the full article from Brightly, click HERE

Read Away Your Fines!

We have a new program here at WSPL! Patrons ages 5 – 16 can now read away their fines. They simply have to come in the library, check in with the staff, and read!              30 minutes of reading = $1 off fines from their account! Contact us here at the library for more information!

Read AwayYour Library Fines

This Week @ WSPL

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The Week of February 19

Welcome to another week of This Week at WSPL! Every Monday we will be letting you know about upcoming library events, new books and other items hitting our shelves, and any other important information that you, our patrons, might find helpful!

Library Events

***No Preschool Story Time this Week***

Fridays at 10:30: Toddler time with Megan

Blind Date with a Book: Month of February

Winter Reading Challenge 

Iowa Author: Linda McCann at WSPL: Prohibition in Eastern Iowa

** Be sure to check out our Facebook page for future events! **


A Thank You

We would like to thank the American Legion for their donation to the Wellman-Scofield Public Library!

Legion donation


New Items:

Here are some of the new items hitting our shelves this week. If you’d like to know more about any item, simply click on the title for a Goodreads review.

NEW FICTION BOOKS

Look For Me by Lisa Gardner

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates


NEW YOUNG ADULT

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Purple Hearts (Front Lines #3) by Michael Grant


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

Finley Flowers: Pet-rified by Jessica Young

Splatoon Vol. 1 by Sankichi Hinodeya


NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION

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How did Barack Obama Make History by Jane Sutcliffe


NEW CHILDREN’S FICTION

Count to 10 with a Mouse by Margaret Wise Brown

The Brave Little Penguin by Andrea Florens

This is Not a Cat by David LaRochelle

Is That Wise, Pig by Jan Thomas


DVD’s

Bad Moms

The Girl on the Train

A Monster Calls

The Rewrite

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Book Love: 12 Struggles Only Book Lovers will Understand

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Thursdays on the WSPL blog are reserved for all things bookish. A place where we can celebrate our love of books together! Don’t forget to check out our blog on Mondays to see WSPL list of new books hitting our shelves that week!

Freeform recently started streaming the movie Matilda (adapted from Roald Dahl’s classic book) and created a funny gif. collection about struggles that only book lovers will understand. Keep scrolling to check it out or to read the original post click HERE.

12 Struggles Only Book Lovers Will Understand

Don’t people know that a book is basically a “do not disturb” sign?

Book lovers rejoice because Matilda is available to stream here on Freeform! Is there a better film out there for book lovers? We don’t think so. Check out our list of everyday struggles fans of reading understand then sit back, relax, and watch Miss Trunchbull rue the day she called Matilda a “piss-worm”.

1. When people would rather just watch TV because reading is “boring”.

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Have they even tried reading?

2. When you go on vacation and don’t have enough baggage allowance for all your books.

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A book per day > an outfit per day.

3. When you need to eat but you can’t put your book down.

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A constant battle.

4. When your favorite character dies and you feel like you’ve lost a part of yourself.

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And on top of that you’re stressed about your tears ruining your book.

5. When your book’s really funny and people keep giving you odd looks.

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Although most of the time you don’t even notice.

6. When you’re interrupted while reading.

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7. When you’ve found your favorite author and no one else will live up to them.

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8. When someone tells you they normally just skip ahead to the end of a book.

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Reading sacrilege.

9. What it feels like when you lend a book to someone:

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Monsters.

10. When you see the movie adaptation of your favorite book.

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How could they get everything so wrong?

11. When someone spoils the end of the book you’re reading.

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12. And when someone asks you what you like to read.

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–from freeform.com

Tech Tuesday: Movies on OverDrive

Did you know that you can stream movies for free using your library card?? OverDrive now has a selection of movies that you can watch from your device. Check out the article below for more info.

To learn more about how use your WSPL card to check out movies (or eBook and audio books) online check out our Browse Online page.

Getting started with streaming video from your library

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If your digital library offers streaming videos, you can borrow and watch free shows, movies, and more whenever you have an internet connection. Depending on what device you’re using, videos will play either in the OverDrive app (Android and iOS) or right in your web browser.

How to watch streaming videos

To get started, borrow a streaming video from your library’s digital collection. Then, go to your Checkouts page (under your Account), and:

  • If you’re using a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) or OverDrive for Windows 8/10, click or tap Play to start watching in a new tab.
  • If you’re using OverDrive for Android or iOS, tap Add to app to add the video to your app Bookshelf. You’ll need to go to your app Bookshelf to start watching the video.

You’ll need an internet connection when watching a streaming video (even after you add it to the OverDrive app). Streaming videos can consume a lot of data, so we recommend streaming over a Wi-Fi connection.

What devices and browsers work best

Streaming videos work on computers and Windows 8 and 10 devices as long as you have:

On Android or iOS devices, you’ll need:

  • The OverDrive app, v3.1 or newer
  • Android 4.4 or higher
  • iOS 9 or higher

Note: You may not be able to play all streaming videos (like those from Starz) on Fire tablets, even using the OverDrive app.

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This Week @ WSPL

The Week of February 12

Welcome to another week of This Week at WSPL! Every Monday we will be letting you know about upcoming library events, new books and other items hitting our shelves, and any other important information that you, our patrons, might find helpful!

Library Events

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. : Story Time with Carol

Fridays at 10:30: Toddler time with Megan

Peanuts Movie @ the Library: Friday, Feb. 16 @ 1PM

Blind Date with a Book: Month of February

** Be sure to check out our Facebook page for future events! **


A Thank You

We would like to thank the Washington County Riverboat Foundation for the grant we received last Spring.  We have been busy purchasing new technology items for use in our library.  We now have tablets available for children to use and laptops available for adults.  We purchased new items to make it easier for us to share our programs on social media.  Be sure to check out our children’s area as we have new furniture to make their library experience more enjoyable.


New Items:

Here are some of the new items hitting our shelves this week. If you’d like to know more about any item, simply click on the title for a Goodreads review.

NEW FICTION BOOKS

Shroud of Eternity (Sister of Darkness: The Nicci Chronicles #2) by Terry Goodkind

House Witness by Michael Lawson

The Take by Christopher Reich

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin (LARGE PRINT)


NEW NON-FICTION

Amish Cooking Class Cookbook by Wanda Brunstetter

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff


NEW YOUNG ADULT

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Never Say Die by Anthony Horowitz


NEW JUNIOR FICTION

 

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Mustaches for Maddie by Chad Morris


NEW JUNIOR NON-FICTION

What Was the Ice Age by Nico Medina

 How Did Abraham Lincoln Make History by Jane A. Schott

101 Games to Play Before You Grow Up by Joe Rhatigan


NEW CHILDREN’S FICTION

The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson

Do Not Take Your Dragon to Dinner by Julie Gassman

 I Spy Treasure Hunt by Walter Wick

When We Go Camping by Margriet Ruurs


DVD’s

The Eye

Oddball

Game of Thrones Season 6