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Kids & Parents

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading to your children is the best way to prepare them for Kindergarten!

Read Aloud 15 MINUTES

Every child. Every parent. Every day.

We Support We Need Diverse Books™

Literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people

Parenting Resources

KPL staff-selected resources for parents and caregivers

1-2-3 Play with Me
1-2-3 Play with Me

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Wednesdays at Central Library Story Place


RSS Staff Picks: Books for Parents & Kids »

The Season of Styx Malone

I really enjoyed the new book by Kekla Magoon. It reminded me a little bit of Orbiting Jupiterbut more lighthearted. When ten-year-old Caleb and older brother Bobby Gene meet sixteen-year-old Styx Malone, they are in for a not-so-boring summer. Caleb and Bobby Gene have really different personalities even though they are very close. Of course, that's typical of siblings, but the way their relationship is portrayed is really well done. And while I started out thinking that their dad was going to be nothing but a jerk, his character changes over time. Styx's character also grows over the course of the book. I kept turning pages because I wanted to see if what I thought was going to happen would happen. Well, I can tell you that it did and it didn't. No plot spoiler there at all, right? ...

 

Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee





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