Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Let’s start the New Year right. How about a resolution to eat healthy foods and read great books? Oh, and add a resolution to attend great programs at the Fuquay-Varina Community Library. Join us for all the fabulous fun and bountiful books this month.
“SUNNY’S PICKS” - EASY AND EASY READER
This month we’re featuring books on “Healthy Eating.” This is a topic that Sunny really enjoys because he loves to eat his vegetables! Check out these tasty books about delicious, healthy food.
Easy Books (E)
- Today is Monday by Eric Carle
Each day of the week brings a new food, until on Sunday all the world’s children can come and eat it up. This book includes music and lyrics.
- Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Feast by Ginnie Lo
A Chinese-American girl’s Auntie Yang discovers soybeans — a favorite Chinese food growing in Illinois, leading her family to a soybean picnic tradition that grows into an annual community event.
- Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson
Bear thanks his friends for bringing food dishes to his dinner party and finds a way of sharing something of his own.
Easy Reader Books (ER)
- Beans by Gail Saunders-Smith (ER 635 SAUND)
Simple text and photographs describe planting, growing, picking and eating green beans.
- Picking Apples by Gail Saunders-Smith (ER 635 SAUND)
Simple text and photographs describe the process of getting apples from the tree to trucks that are used to ship them everywhere.
- Dairy on MyPlate by Mari Schuh (ER 641.3 SCHUH)
Simple text and photos describe USDA’s MyPlate tool and healthy dairy choices for children.
- Fruits on MyPlate by Mari Schuh (ER 641.3 SCHUH)
Simple text and photos describe USDA’s MyPlate tool and healthy fruit choices for children.
- Grains on MyPlate by Mari Schuh (ER 641.3 SCHUH)
Simple text and photos describe USDA’s MyPlate tool and healthy grain choices for children.
JUVENILE AND YOUNG ADULT “STAFF PICKS”
Juvenile Books (J)
If you love animals, then we have three great new stories that are sure to please. We’ve got two girls named Lulu, one girl named Prairie, one duck egg, some chickens and a few dogs. What more could you want?
- Prairie Evers: a Novel by Ellen Airgood
Prairie Evers is finding that socialization isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. She’s been home-schooled by her granny and has learned the most from traipsing through nature. But now she has to attend public school, and feels just like her chickens - cooped up and subject to the pecking order. School is a jolt for Prairie until she meets Ivy, her first true friend.
- Lulu and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKay
Lulu loves animals. When Lulu finds a duck egg that has rolled out of its nest, she takes it to class to keep it safe. Lulu isn’t allowed to bring pets to school. But she’s not really breaking the rules because it’s just an egg. Surely nothing bad will happen …
- Lulu Walks the Dogs by Judith Viorst
Lulu needs help from a boy named Fleischman if she is to earn money walking her neighbors’ dogs, and she finds out that if she wants her business venture to succeed, she has to be nice.
Young Adult Books (YA)
Are you ready for adventure? These plucky boys and girls are! Read all about their daring exploits set in this modern world - and in some most unusual places.
- The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann
Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie are changelings – Peculiars - and neither faeries nor humans want anything to do with them. One day, a mysterious lady comes gliding down Old Crow Alley. When Bartholomew witnesses the lady whisking away, in a whirling ring of feathers, the boy who lives across the alley - Bartholomew forgets the rules and gets himself noticed.
- If We Survive by Andrew Klavan
When revolutionaries seize control of a country in Central America where 16-year-old Will is serving at a mission, he and the other volunteers find themselves in a desperate race to escape the violence and return home.
- Dark Lord: The Early Years by Jamie Thomson
Evil Dark Lord tries to recover his dignity, his power, and his lands when an archfoe transports him to a small town, into the body of a 13-year-old boy.
DID YOU KNOW? …
The Fuquay-Varina Community Library is celebrating a day of peace this week. Join us on Jan. 17 at 4:30 p.m. for our program: Explore Peaceful People! The program features facts and stories about people of peace. We’ll also make a unity wreath for the library.