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Finding Love in All the Right Places

February is the month of love, so here are some suggestions:

Fall in love with reading. Find a new author to love. Share the Love - Read with a child. Love your Library! There are hundreds of books in the Blanchard Public Library waiting to be your next best read. Here are a few to help with the adventure.

1001 Books for Every Mood

A little romance? Get swept away with Scarlett and Rhett, lust for true love with Florentino in Love in the Time of Cholera, or suffer the pangs of want with Jane Eyre. A grand escape? Hit the high seas aboard Gulliver's several ships, slide down the rabbit hole alongside Alice, or shoot into the fantastic beyond with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Some thrilling chills? Let The Turn of the Screw haunt your dreams, attend the prom with Carrie, or go off the deep end in American Psycho.


Book Thief

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.


Bound to Please: an extraordinary one-volume literary education

Surveying the whole world of books, literary essayist Michael Dirda opens with an impassioned critique of modern reading habits, then presents many of the great, and idiosyncratic, writers he loves the most. He starts with ancient classics and ends with groundbreaking science fiction; in between, he writes about everything from Renaissance intellectual history and Russian literary theory to spaghetti westerns and neglected modern masters.


Fahrenheit 451

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

How to Get Your Child to Love Reading

Here are hundreds of easy and inventive ideas, innovative projects, creative activities, and inspiring suggestions that have been shared, tried, and proven with children from birth through eighth grade. This five-hundred-page volume is brimming with themes for superlative storytimes and book-based birthday parties, ideas for mad-scientist experiments and half-pint cooking adventures, stories for reluctant readers and book groups for boys, step-by-step instructions for book parades, book-related crafts, storytelling festivals, literature-based radio broadcasts, readers' theater, and more. There are book lists galore, with subject-driven reading recommendations for science, math, cooking, nature, adventure, music, weather, gardening, sports, mythology, poetry, history, biography, fiction, and fairy tales. Codell's creative thinking and infectious enthusiasm will empower even the busiest parents and children to include literature in their lives.

What to Read When: the books and stories to read with your child and all the best times to read them

Award-winning educator Allyn offers parents and caregivers essential advice on choosing appropriate titles for their children--taking into account a child's age, attention ability, gender, and interests--along with techniques for reading aloud effectively.



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