You may find that when your children like a book, they will want to hear it over and over again. Repetition helps children to better understand the plot of the story, and also the individual words in the story. Try pointing out different words or pictures each time you read the story. This helps to build children’s vocabulary.
–Tip by Claire B., Youth Outreach Coordinator
In the compelling fantasy, Darkbeast, Keara is a confident girl who lives in a world where her Darkbeast, Caw, is a constant companion. When her twelfth nameday arrives, Keara runs away from her village rather than be forced to kill Caw, which is required by law. The dreaded Inquisitors hunt them as they race through strange towns to find safety. Keara finds a temporary safe haven with a mysterious group of actors called The Travelers, but it’s only a matter of time until the Inquisitors discover the two. Will Keara and Caw ever be able to sleep safely again? Find out in Darkbeast! This fantastical tale is continued in Darkbeast: Rebellion and is highly recommended for those who are fans of the His Dark Materials series by Phillip Pullman.
Book reviewed by Amy S., Youth Services Programming Assistant
I’m reading the Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien. I really like it. I saw the movie when it came out and it was pretty good too, but I like the book better.
Book read and reviewed by John.