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Ongoing Kids Events at Grant Park

by Lynn Popham - Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 2:13pm

Click the "more" link for further information on our story times and book clubs.

Categories: Ongoing Kids Events in Winnipeg

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Kids Summer Reading Club 2015

by Shanleigh K - Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 3:38pm

Starting June 24th, our annual Kids Summer Reading Club will be back in full swing and will run up until September 4th.

The Summer Reading Club is a reading reward program for independent readers and the rules are super simple:
Read three books and pick a prize from our fabulous treasure chest.
Read six books and get a free book (under $10)!

Please register at the Kid's Info Desk on the Mezzanine to receive your reading club cards and get ready for a rewarding summer of reading fun!


To download this information, click the link below:
Kids Summer Reading Club.pdf

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Ongoing Kids Events in Saskatoon, Ongoing Kids Events in Winnipeg

The Marvels by Brian Selznick (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Friday, Aug 28, 2015 at 1:54pm

Beginning with shipwreck and a boy named Billy Marvel, pictures describe the Marvels' family tree before launching into Joseph's life a century later. Staying at his uncle's house after running away, he's captured by the strangeness of his home, and sets off to understand who the Marvels' really are.

I thought this book was fascinating, and especially enjoyed the unexpected plot twist near the end. The very ending is a satisfying conclusion for the reader. I would recommend this book to people who enjoyed Brian Selznick's previous books, or who enjoy artwork with story-telling.

- Brianna, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot by Dav Pilkey (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 5:44pm

P.U.!!! What a bad smell! It smells like... Sir Stinks-A-Lot. In the twelfth book in the series starring George Beard, Harold Hutchins and their accidental duplicates—Yesterday George and Yesterday Harold—a chunk of Zygo-Gogozizzle, a substance that makes things smarter, has landed on earth, right beside the boys' gym teacher, Mr. Meaner. Suddenly, Mr. Meaner goes from just pointing at things and grunting to saying things like "ununoctium", "impeccable" and "aberration". He has become the world's smartest human.

Using his brain power and his smelly gym socks, Mr. Meaner creates a machine that shoots out a stench. Any child who smells this stench will automatically become obedient and respectful. Now, Mr. Meaner, who has become Sir Stinks-A-Lot, has released the stench throughout the school and has turned everyone in the school obedient. Everyone, but George and Harold. Now it's up to George and Harold to save the day before Sir Stinks-A-Lot infects the rest of the world!

- Max, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Somewhere There Is Still a Sun by Michael Gruenbaum with Todd Hasak-Lowy (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 3:03pm

Meet Michael "Misha" Gruenbaum. His childhood is a mix of strolling through Prague with his father, enjoying games and sports, and living happily in his home with his family. However, at twelve years old his carefree, content life is turned upside-down when the Nazis invade. Misha and his family are given a violent shove out from their joyful lives and into the Jewish Ghetto of Prague. In the Ghetto is where Misha truly experiences hunger, pain, loss, and sadness for the first time; however it is not the place where his struggles end. Soon enough Misha, his mother, and his sister are deported to the Terezin concentration camp where he meets 40 boys that transform from strangers to family. His days in the camp are ever-changing and ever-confusing. Some days are filled with laughter, soccer games and are hauntingly similar to his childhood that seems centuries ago. Others, however, leave room for no more than mortal terror and fearing for your own life as the impending doom of being on the transport list to "The East," which is now recognized at Auschwitz. 

Somewhere There Is Still Sun is a chilling, inspirational account of one of the world's greatest tragedies. This enticing novel sheds spell-binding perspective on the contrast of good and evil and how humans act when faced with misfortune. Michael Gruenbaum and Todd Hask-Lowy expertly capture the horrors of the Holocaust through the innocent eyes of youth, yet still manage to capture the everlasting hope in the goodness of humanity that we all possess deep within in our hearts. Somewhere There Is Still Sun and you will not be disappointed.

- Madeline, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up
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