Ongoing Kids Events at Grant Park

by Lynn Popham - Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 3:50pm

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

Categories: Ongoing Kids Events in Winnipeg


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

Real Life Graphics

by Shanleigh K - Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 11:34am

The graphic novel form has evolved to tell non-fiction stories and tackle serious historical issues.

With the illustrations by Maris Wicks, Primates by Jim Ottaviani is an entertaining nonfiction graphic novel that looks at the field of primatology and at the lives of three of the most remarkable women scientists who defined it: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas.

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed the levees around lowlying New Orleans and flooded the city. Drowned City with Don Brown’s kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative captures both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history.

On June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princep assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, setting off a series of events that triggered WW I. How could a poor student from a tiny Serbian village turn the wheel of history and alter the face of a continent for generations? Terrorist by Henrik Rehr is a riveting graphic novel that fills the gaps in the historical record and imagines the events that led a boy from Oblej to become history’s most significant terrorist.

Excerpt from the July/August issue of The Bookseller, out now.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Newsletter

Battle of the Bulge by Rick Atkinson (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 11:40am

In late 1944, Hitler was close to losing the war. His resources were almost depleted and the Allies would soon be in Germany. Almost out of options, he decided to launch one last offensive as an attempt to regain some of his power and put his foot back into the war.

This battle was called the Battle of the Bulge and will always be known as one of America's most famous battles of World War II.

I liked this book because it is far more detailed and therefore more similar to the real story than most of the non-fiction books I've read.  I would recommend this book to people who like historical non-fiction. All in all, this was a great book.

- KH, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up

Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 8:37pm

Last Year’s Mistake by Gina Ciocca was a very good book. I even started it and finished it within a day. I didn't want to put it down. The story just drew me in.

The story follows Kelsey, a girl ready to forget all about her old life in Connecticut and start fresh in Rhode Island and who manages to accomplish all that and more. She finds herself a new group of friends and even gets herself a boyfriend. Kelsey's life seems perfect starting her senior year until David, her ex-best friend, walks through the school doors on the first day back. All her emotions and memories come flooding back, but can she still hate him after everything that has happened between them?

I would recommend this book to those who love sappy YA romance novels. I give this book an 8 out of 10.

- Sabrina, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up
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