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A Comb of Wishes

by Lisa Stringfellow JF STRINGFELLOW, L. In honor of Caribbean Heritage Month here is a book from Lisa Stringfellow, who is family emigrated from Barbados.   What if one of your wishes came true? This is what happens to Kela. She finds a comb while beachcombing on the beach of her island home. She makes a…

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Encanto Read Alikes

Got "We Don't Talk about Bruno" stuck in your head? Check out some of the library's Encanto books and other similar books for the whole family can enjoy! Listen to the Soundtrack on hoopla  app. For younger readers: Encanto by Naibe Reynoso Mirabel's discovery by Vicky Weber Family is everything by Luz Mack Kind as a Princess…

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Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls 

Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls by Kaela Rivera  This is a story filled with magic, and spirits. Cece is growing up in a desert community that has to protect itself from dark criaturas that menace humans during a specific time every year. Cece’s sister Juana has been stolen by the the darkest criatura of all, and she will do anything to save her.…

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Christina Soontornvat

Christina Soontornvat

photo by Sam Bond Photography Back in October, Christina Soontornvat visited MPPL to talk about her Diary of an Ice Princess series. Today she won several awards from the American Library Association for two of her other books! All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team, published by Candlewick, won a Newbery…

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Star Wars Reads.

October is Star Wars Reads Month!

READ. THIS IS THE WAY.  Celebrate the ninth year of this event by reading about Jedi Knights, Sith Masters, and more.  For ideas on what to read, check out our booklist. For more activities, go to:  Also, test your knowledge at our Star Wars Family Trivia night on Friday, October 23. Presented by Baig of…

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Harry Potter at Home & The Ickabog by J.K. Rowling

Join Daniel Radcliffe, Eddie Redmayne, and others as they read chapters from the book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. Videos of each chapter reading are posted on the Web site, Wizarding World, along with other fun activities that can be done at home. This book as well as the more in…

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E-book-Dragons in a Bag

Dragons in a Bag is the first in a series, and is a great transitional chapter book for fans of The Magic Treehouse and The Unicorn Rescue Society series. You can check out the e-book from OverDrive! From the publisher's description: "The dragon's out of the bag in this diverse, young urban fantasy from an…

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A Drop of Hope Ebook

E-Book & E-Audiobook – A Drop of Hope by Keith Calabrese

Who couldn’t use a bit of optimism these days, and in Keith Calabrese’s book, A Drop of Hope, we get that and more! In the small town of Cliffs Donnelly, Ohio we find families experiencing some very tough times whether it’s financial or personal, and they could all use a little bit hope and help. That’s where the…

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