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In honor of Banned Books Week happening later this month, every Staff Pick of the Week this month will feature Banned Books.  There are hundreds, if not thousands, of books that people have attempted to ban, but we believe you should choose what you read – not someone else.  Young Adult books seem to be the highest targeted, but there is attempted censorship in every genre.  Here we list some absolutely wonderful Children’s books that are on ‘popular banned lists’ that are not also listed on the month’s new Staff Pick Banned Books Children’s Bookmark.  Please note that this isn’t even the tip of the iceberg.  Find out more at Banned Books Week’s official page.


Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader

Bill Martin

Published: Jul 20, 2010 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Find in the Library


 


Where's Waldo?: Reissue

Martin Handford

Published: Oct 06, 1997 by Candlewick
Find in the Library


   The entire series.


The Witches

Roald Dahl

Published: Oct 01, 1983 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Find in the Library



Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth (Junie B. Jones)

Barbara Park

Published: Sep 28, 1993 by Random House Books for Young Readers
Find in the Library


 The entire series.


A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle

Published: Jan 01, 1962 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Find in the Library


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Unfortunately for many, school will be back in session soon, if it isn’t already. Reading textbooks and memorizing facts isn’t very interesting, we know (unless you’re Hermione Granger). On the bright side, there are lots of people looking into textbook alternatives and looking for new, creative (and hopefully more fun) ways to learn.  For instance, Amplify Learning is working on all kinds of electronic learning projects, you can read a little about it here and at their website.

There’s also a lot of great open source education out there, like Khan Academy, Open Culture and websites like MathTV.

The library has tons of books on teaching and learning as well. Come in and check out the 370s.

Stay connected: Facebook, Twitterblog.

Sadly, summer is coming to the end.  August 30 is the end of young adult summer reading! Don’t forget to log your books so you can collect your prizes and raffle tickets and be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing. August 30 is also the LAST DAY to collect prizes (and log reading) so come in soon!

If you’re in the children’s summer reading program, don’t forget to come in and collect your prizes! You can no longer log your books, but hurry in to get your prizes and something new to read.

http://franklintwp.org/summer/#summer_reading

Technerella

 

 

2:30-3:15 PM on Monday, August 4, come see our children’s librarians put on TECHNERELLA!

If you like puppets, the story of Cinderella or robots… or all three, reserve your space today and come watch the fantastic new play, Technerella!  It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity your little one will definitely enjoy.

Don’t forget to check out the other great events our Children’s Department has going on not only in the summer but all year ’round!

 

It’s the end of July, which means there are only 15 more days to log your summer reading!  While you’re doing that and picking your next selections, so you can win our great prizes and get entered in our Grand Prize drawings, here’s a fun interactive periodic table that goes with our summer reading theme!  Theme recommendations are available on our summer reading pages, and we have bookmark recommendations for adults as well.