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Minecraft for Kids

Minecraft: awesome building ideas for you by Minecraft Books

Minecraft hacks: the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you by Megan Miller

The ultimate Minecraft comic book: a graphic novel. Volume 1, The curse of Herobrine by Herobrine Comics

Minecraft hacks master builder: the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you by Megan Miller

Minecraft construction handbook by written by Matthew Needler and Phil Southam (FyreUK) ; illustrations by James Barker and Theo Cordner

Minecraft: redstone handbook by written by Nick Farwell ; illustrations by James Burlinson, Theo Cordner [and 5 others]

Bubble Man Ron Loyd

Bubbleologist Ron Loyd has been presenting bubble programs for over 25 years to audiences from preschoolers to septuagenarians!  He makes big bubbles and little bubbles, bubbles IN bubbles and beyond.  Join us in welcoming this bubble professional on Thursday, July 30 from 10:00-11:00AM.

Love It Cootie Catcher

Not sure what to read? Make a “cootie catcher” to help you decide. We’ll point you to just the right area to find something you’ll enjoy! Don’t forget to claim your Love It badge online!

Road Trip Reads for Teens

Amy & Roger's epic detour by Morgan Matson

Paper towns by John Green

An abundance of Katherines by John Green

13 little blue envelopes by Maureen Johnson

Going bovine by Libba Bray

Just one wish by Janette Rallison

Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham

Graphic Novels for Girls

Britt Wilson's cat dad, king of the Goblins by Wilson, Britt, artist, author

Spirited away. Vol. 1 by written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Hilda and the bird parade by Luke Pearson

Pippi fixes everything by Astrid Lindgren & Ingrid Vang Nyman ; translated by Tiina Nunnally

Comics Squad: recess! by edited by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka ; comics by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat, Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman, Ursula Vernon, Eric Wight, Gene Luen Yang

Babymouse. Vol. 1, Queen of the world! by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Games and Toys

Curiosity by Gary Blackwood — In 1835, when his father is put in a Philadelphia debtor's prison, twelve-year-old chess prodigy Rufus Goodspeed is relieved to be recruited to secretly operate a chess-playing automaton named The Turk, but soon questions the fate of his predecessors and his own safety.


Doll bones by Holly Black ; with illustrations by Eliza Wheeler — Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.


The toymaker by Jeremy de Quidt ; with illustrations by Gary Blythe — What good is a toy that will wind down? What if you could put a heart in one? A real heart. One that beat and beat and didn't stop. What couldn't you do if you could make a toy like that? From the moment Mathias becomes the owner of a mysterious piece of paper, he is in terrible danger.

Dog-gone Fun: Canine Fiction

Dog-lovers will enjoy these novels for kids that feature "man's best friend."

Soldier dog by Sam Angus



The incredible journey by Sheila Every Burnford ; with illustrations by Carl Burger

The amazing odorous adventures of Stinky Dog by James Howe ; illustrated by Brett Helquist

The empty city by Erin Hunter

Waiting for the magic by Patricia MacLachlan ; illustrated by Amy June Bates



Big dog decisions by Michele Jakubowski ; illustrated by Luisa Montalto

Geek Out at the CYS Selfie Station

Take a selfie with Thorndyke to earn your Geek Out badge. Up the geek factor by wearing something geeky or holding up your favorite science book while you snap your photo. To be eligible for prize opportunities, share your selfie on social media with the #cysisawesome hashtag, and don’t forget to claim your Geek Out badge online and submit a ticket at the CYS Command Center near the Self Service Area. (Don’t have a camera? See someone at the children’s desk.)

Share a Story

There's so much to love about sharing a story. Pick an old favorite or something new, and find a nice place in the library to read aloud for 15 minutes. Try a cozy nook in the Children's Department, or even take your book out to the pond or butterfly garden. Share your book with someone you love, a new friend, or a passing butterfly! Don’t forget to claim your On the Scene Love It badge online, and fill out a ticket in the CYS Command Center near the Self Service area.

Cooking Up Fun: Stories With Characters Who Cook

Food lovers can enjoy these scrumptious stories featuring characters who are cooks or who just love to dabble in the kitchen.


Recipe for disaster by Laura Driscoll



Ratatouille: the junior novelization by Kitty Richards


Madame Pamplemousse and her incredible edibles by Rupert Kingfisher ; illustrated by Sue Hellard



Going overboard! by Nancy Krulik ; illustrated by John & Wendy



Evertaster: course of legends by Adam Glendon Sidwell



Cookie by Jacqueline Wilson ; illustrated by Nick Sharratt

Fighting Off Illness

Read about how colds, the flu, and other diseases affect you, or how characters in stories deal with being sick.

Your body battles a cold by Vicki Cobb; photomicrographs by Dennis Kunkel; illustrated by Andrew N. Harris



The common cold by Terry Allan Hicks

The flu by Jim Ollhoff

Fighting the flu by Robyn Hardyman

Back off, sneezy!: a kids' guide to staying well by Rachelle Kreisman; illustrations by Tim Haggerty


 

You can't take your body to a car mechanic by Fred Ehrlich and Amanda Haley

Making, Tinkering, and Coding for Kids

Curtains Up Movie Ballots

What movies do you like to watch when you beat the heat? Vote for your favorite films, and we’ll tally the votes to determine what to show on our Movie Madness Day, Monday 8-26-2015. Don’t forget to claim your Curtains Up badge online!

Who's Who in Sports

Joltin' Joe DiMaggio by Jonah Winter ; illustrated by James E. Ransome

The boy in number four by Kara Kootstra ; illustrated by Regan Thomson ; with an afterword by Bobby Orr

Lewis Tewanima: born to run by Sharon K. Solomon ; illustrated by Lisa Fields

Silent star: the story of deaf major leaguer William Hoy by Bill Wise ; pictures by Adam Gustavson

Lipman Pike: America's first home run king by Richard Michelson ; and illustrated by Zachary Pullen

Shakespeare Adaptations for Kids

Brick Shakespeare: the tragedies— Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar by as told and illustrated by John McCann, Monica Sweeney, and Becky Thomas

Macbeth by a graphic novel adapted and illustrated by Gareth Hinds ; based on the play by William Shakespeare

The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Stratford Zoo midnight revue presents: Macbeth by written by Ian Lendler ; art by Zack Giallongo ; colors by Alisa Harris

Video Game Themed Movies and TV Shows

The last starfighter [videodisc] by Universal

Level up [videodisc] by produced by Gideon Amir ; written by David Schneider, Derek Guiley ; directed by Peter Lauer

Pac-man and the ghostly adventures [videodisc]: let the games begin! directed by Moto Sakakibara



Ra.one [videodisc] by produced by Gauri Khan ; story and direction by Anubhav Sinha

Spy kids 3: [videodisc] game over by Dimension Films ; Los Hooligans Productions ; Troublemaker Studios



Sword art online. Vol. 1 [videodisc]: Aincrad arc, part 1 by director, Tomohiko Ito



Sword art online. Vol. 2 [videodisc]: Aincrad arc, part 2 by director, Tomohiko Ito

People of Literature

Ever wonder about the authors and illustrators behind your favorite stories? Or the reporters behind the news? These biographies tell of fascinating lives and in some cases, the real-life inspiration behind the writing.

A home for Mr. Emerson by Barbara Kerley ; illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

Recipes from Around the World

Passport on a plate: a round-the-world cookbook for children by Diane Simone Vezza ; illustrated by Susan Greenstein


One world kids cookbook by Sean Mendez ; foreword by Ferran Adriá


Kids around the world cook!: the best foods and recipes from many lands by Arlette N. Braman ; illustrated by Jo- Ellen Bosson


The international cookbook for kids by Matthew Locricchio ; photographs by Marshall Cavendish


Easy vegetarian foods from around the world by Sheila Griffin Llanas

Creative Writing for Teens

Let’s Go Camping: Kids’ Novels

Pack up your tent and head outside for fun camping stories in the great outdoors!

Hailey Twitch and the campground itch by Lauren Barnholdt; pictures by Suzanne Beaky

Ellie McDoodle: have pen, will travel by Ruth McNally Barshaw


Humphrey's creepy-crawly camping adventure by Betty G. Birney; illustrated by Priscilla Burris



Moon over Gloomsville by Deirdre Black; illustrated by Artful Doodlers

Gifted by Beth Evangelista