Good Reads Kids http://wkms.org en A Diverse #SummerReading List For Kids http://wkms.org/post/diverse-summerreading-list-kids In children's books, it can be easier to find talking pandas than characters of color.<p>Only <a href="http://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/choiceintro13.asp">6 percent of children's books </a>published in 2012 featured diverse characters. Last Saturday, the first ever <a href="http://www.thebookcon.com/" target="_blank">BookCon</a> in New York city came under severe scrutiny for featuring all-white speakers (and one Grumpy Cat). Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:08:39 +0000 Aly Seidel 41074 at http://wkms.org A Diverse #SummerReading List For Kids Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons' http://wkms.org/post/staff-pick-calloway-co-library-pete-cat-and-his-four-groovy-buttons <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Looking for a good book to read to your kids, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's the first in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, <i>Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons&nbsp;</i>by James Dean and Eric Litwin reviewed by Erica Gallagher and read by&nbsp;AJ Boston.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://callowaycountylibrary.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">callowaycountylibrary.org</a>.</p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:30:59 +0000 Matt Markgraf & AJ Boston 34760 at http://wkms.org Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons' Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Perfect Puppy' http://wkms.org/post/staff-pick-calloway-co-library-perfect-puppy <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Looking for a good book to read to your kids, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's the first in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, </span><i style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Perfect Puppy</i><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;by Stephanie </span>Calmenson<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">, reviewed by Diane </span>Daubert<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://callowaycountylibrary.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">callowaycountylibrary.org</a>.</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:39:52 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Diane Daubert 34549 at http://wkms.org Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Perfect Puppy' Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe' http://wkms.org/post/staff-pick-calloway-co-library-fancy-nancy-fanciest-doll-universe <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's the first in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library,&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe</em>&nbsp;by Jane O'Connor, reviewed by a young reader at the library and read by Sierra Foster.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://callowaycountylibrary.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">callowaycountylibrary.org</a>.</p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:12:55 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Sierra Foster 34330 at http://wkms.org Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe' Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Snow White and Rose Red' http://wkms.org/post/staff-pick-calloway-co-library-snow-white-and-rose-red <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's the first in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library,&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Snow White and Rose Red</em>&nbsp;by The Brothers Grimm, reviewed by a young reader at the library and read by Emily Robertson.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://callowaycountylibrary.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); text-decoration: underline;">callowaycountylibrary.org</a>.</p><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:21:33 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Emily Robertson 34159 at http://wkms.org Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Snow White and Rose Red' Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle' http://wkms.org/post/staff-pick-calloway-co-library-nubs-true-story-mutt-marine-and-miracle <p>Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's another in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, <em>Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle</em>, reviewed by Maddie Daubert and read by Sierra Foster.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit&nbsp;</span><a href="http://callowaycountylibrary.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">callowaycountylibrary.org</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:40:10 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Sierra Foster 33831 at http://wkms.org Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle' Good Read: 'Templar' by Jordan Mechner http://wkms.org/post/good-read-templar-jordan-mechner <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's another in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library,&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Templar</em>&nbsp;by Jordan Mechner, reviewed by Brittany Adams&nbsp;and read by AJ Boston.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://callowaycountylibrary.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">callowaycountylibrary.org</a>.</p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:52:07 +0000 Matt Markgraf & AJ Boston 33618 at http://wkms.org Good Read: 'Templar' by Jordan Mechner Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'The Vikings' http://wkms.org/post/staff-pick-calloway-co-library-vikings <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's another in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library,&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">The Vikings</em>&nbsp;by Robert Nicholson and Claire Watts, reviewed by Maddie and read by Diane Daubert.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">For more about the Calloway County Public Library, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://callowaycountylibrary.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">callowaycountylibrary.org</a>.</p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:09:00 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Diane Daubert 33509 at http://wkms.org Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'The Vikings' Good Read: 'Bomb' by Steve Sheinkin http://wkms.org/post/good-read-bomb-steve-sheinkin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We continue our occasional series previewing good reads for young adults from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University. This week's recommended read is "Bomb: The Race to Build - And Steal - The World's Most Dangerous Weapon" by Steve </span>Sheinkin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. This nonfiction book tells the story of how the atomic bomb came to be - and how it came to be used. Critics have called this book a 'must read,' 'a complicated thriller that intercuts action with the deftness of a Hollywood blockbuster.</span></p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:30:00 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Katherine Farmer 32057 at http://wkms.org Good Read: 'Bomb' by Steve Sheinkin Good Read: Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz http://wkms.org/post/good-read-splendors-and-glooms-laura-amy-schlitz <p>We continue our occasional series previewing good reads for young adults from Katherine Farmer, Coordinator of the Racers Children's Preview Collection at Murray State University. This week's recommended read is <em>Splendors and Glooms</em>, by Laura Amy Schlitz. Winner of the 2013 Newbery Honor, <em>Splendors and Glooms</em> tells the story of two orphans in splendorous Victorian London who unravel the mystery of a girl gone missing, a suspicious puppeteer, and a sinister old witch. Critics describe this young adult novel as "wonderfully twisty, delightfully eerie, and utterly transporting."&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0763653802/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0763653802&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wwwwkmsorg-20" style="line-height: 1.5;">Click here to purchase the book on Amazon</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Katherine Farmer 31888 at http://wkms.org Good Read: Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz