Library Kids - October 6, 2017

Library Kids

Library Kids

Friday, October 6, 2017

Library Kids is Madison Public Library's email newsletter featuring news, events, and recommended books for kids PreK through grade 6.

October 6, 2017 Issue

In this issue:


Family Fun Nights

Family Fun Nights

Friday nights are for family at Goodman South Madison Library! From culturally engaging to creatively entertaining, the library has activities that will bring everyone together to learn, grow, and have a whole lot of fun. Family Fun Nights happen weekly on Fridays from 6:30-7:30pm at Goodman South Madison Library.

See the full list of upcoming activities.


Wisconsin Book Festival

Wisconsin Book Festival for Kids

The Wisconsin Book Festival is taking place November 2-5 with plenty of engaging author events leading up. Here's a few that would be especially appealing to a younger audience: 

October 10: Barney Saltzberg's My Book Of Beautiful Oops
October 28: Kids in the Rotunda
November 2: Jason Reynolds' Charlotte Zolotow Lecture
November 3: High School Friday
November 4: Annette Leblanc Cate's Look Up! and The Magic Rabbit

Visit the Wisconsin Book Festival website for a full list of events!


Lovey Town

Come on Down to Lovey Town

Be immersed in art! You're invited to collaborate on a communal exhibition in the Bubbler Room with Artist-in-Residence, Lovey Town. You will create your own small-scale artwork to hang in the Lovey Town Bubbler Room exhibition. You can even have your picture taken to be made into a photographic paper doll, which will stand in the gallery next to your tiny masterpiece.

All ages and experience levels welcome! 

Find upcoming workshop dates and more on the Bubbler website.

Upcoming Events

Find a complete event listing in our Fall Kidspages or find Chess Clubs, Knitting ClubsLEGO Clubs, Minecraft Clubs or Storytimes for ages 0-5

Workshops with Bubbler Artist-in-Residence Lovey Town
Various Dates & Times in October - Central Library

Yoga Sprouts
Saturday, October 7, 10:00-10:30am - Central Library

Star Wars Party: Pinney Goes Rogue
Saturday, October 7, 10:00-12:00pm - Pinney Library

Ecological Storytelling: Imaginative Experiments for All Ages
Saturday, October 7, 1:00-3:00pm - Central Library

Evening Family Storytimes
Mondays, October 9-December 11, 6:30-7:30pm - Sequoya Library

Wednesday, October 11, 10:30-12:30pm - Lussier Community Center (55 S. Gammon Rd.)

Sean Gaskell and the West African Kora
Wednesday, October 11, 7:00-8:00pm - Alicia Ashman Library
Thursday, October 12, 7:00-8:30pm - Sequoya Library

Recycled Robots
Thursday, October 12, 3:30-5:00pm - Goodman South Madison Library

Preschool Art with Jovita: Personalized Puzzles
Friday, October 13, 10:30-11:15am - Hawthorne Library

Family Fun Night: Celebrate India
Friday, October 13, 6:30-7:30pm - Goodman South Madison Library

Craft Lab for Teens: Black Light Chalk!
Saturday, October 14, 3:00-4:15pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Alphabet Factory
Saturday, October 14, 10:30-11:30am - Lakeview Library

Learn to...Escape a Labyrinth!
Saturday, October 14, 10:00-11:00am - Hawthorne Library

Tabletop Game Night
Tuesday, October 17, 6:00-8:00pm - Meadowridge Library

Emergency Vehicles and K-9 Unit
Saturday, October 21, 10:00-12:00pm - Lakeview Library

Language Explorers: Spanish
Saturday, November 4, 10:00-10:30am - Monroe Street Library

New Books



The Adventures of Honey & Leon
by Alan Cumming

Honey and Leon are rescue mutts who love their dads very much. But their dads often have to go away on glamorous and important business, which worries the dogs. Honey and Leon are done staying home and fretting--they're off on a dad-protecting adventure! Careful to remain incognito, the two pups shadow their dads on a trip across the sea, keeping them out of danger at every turn! How did they survive without Honey and Leon's protection for this long?!

Apples for Little Fox
by Ekaterina Trukhan

Fox loves to read mysteries-he wants to be a detective someday! He goes to the library every morning and collects delicious apples to eat on his way home. But one day, all the apples are missing! What could have happened to them? Fox is so excited to crack his first case. Follow along as he searches for clues and discovers a BIG surprise!

The Best Tailor in Pinbaue
by Eymard Toledo

Uncle Flores is the best tailor in the town of Pinbaue in Brazil. He used to make colourful costumes for the carnival, but nowadays he only makes grey uniforms for the factory workers. The houses are covered with dust from the factory, the river water is murky, and everything is drab. Edinho, his nephew, comes by every day after school to help cut and iron the cloth and listen to his uncle's stories. But when the factory tells Uncle Flores they don't need his uniforms anymore, Edinho comes up with an ingenious idea to get his uncle back to work and make everyone in town happier...

How to Be an Elephant
by Katherine Roy

Beautiful illustrations and detailed diagrams portray the life, development, and family structure of African elephants.

The Ship of the Dead
by Rick Riordan

Magnus and his friends set sail for the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard's greatest threat, Loki's demonic ship full of zombies.

Sticker Girl Rules the School
by Janet Tashjian

These are just a few of the many stickers ready to be peeled off Martina Rivera's new sticker sheet and come to life in Book 2 of the Sticker Girl series, Sticker Girl Rules the School. With a newfound confidence in hand, Martina is thinking about running for student council. A magical new adventure awaits with Sticker Girl!

Too Cool for School
by Kim Dean

Pete just can't decide which outfit to wear to school! He has so many options to choose from. Fans of Pete the Cat will enjoy Pete's creativity in choosing the coolest outfit.

The War I Finally Won
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

As the frightening impact of World War II creeps closer and closer to her door, eleven-year-old Ada learns to manage life on the home front.

The World is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid
by Jeanett Winter

A biography of architect Zaha Hadid, who grew up in Baghdad and went on to design buildings all over the world.