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August Kids Picks

 Animal Facts  Animal Facts to Make You Smile by Grace Hansen E 590 HAN First book in a fantastic series about animals and facts that most of us don’t know. Simple text and real life photos of animals in their habitat. Guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face! -Crystal
Gruffalo   The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Axel Scheffler E DON Silly tale of a mouse who escapes being eaten by a fox, an owl, and a snake by inventing a lunch date with a strange monster: the gruffalo. Then, to his surprise, the mouse encounters the gruffalo himself--only some quick thinking will get him out of this mess! -Mike
Spy Guy   Spy Guy by Jessica Young E YOU Spy Guy is a spy—but not a very good one. He's too loud, too squeaky, and in need of a good disguise. All Spy Guy wants is to figure out the secret to spying. But as the Chief says, that he must discover for himself. With a lot of trial and even more error, can Spy Guy figure out the secret to spying? -Crystal
The Last Train: A Holocaust Story   The Last Train: A Holocaust Story by Rona Arato J 940.531 ARA The Last Train is the harrowing true story about young brothers Paul and Oscar Arato and their mother, Lenke, surviving the Nazi occupation during the final years of World War II. The Nazi occupation forces the family into situations of growing panic and fear: first into a ghetto in their hometown; then a labor camp in Austria; and, finally, to the deadly Bergen Belsen camp deep in the heart of Germany. Separated from their father, 6-year-old Paul and 11-year-old Oscar must care for their increasingly sick mother, all while trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy amid the horrors of the camp. -Lynae
Unwanteds   Unwanteds by Lisa McMann J MCM Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths . Thirteen-year-old Alex tries his hardest to be stoic when his fate is announced as Unwanted, even while leaving behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted. Upon arrival at the destination where he expected to be eliminated, however, Alex discovers a stunning secret--behind the mirage of the 'death farm' there is instead a place called Artime. -Serena

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  • 50States.com - Useful facts and fun trivia about all 50 states
  • AAA Math - Interactive math lessons that teach a wide range of arithmetic concepts
  • ipl2 - Help with numerous topics from homework, hobbies, health and nutrition, and more
  • National Geographic for KidsPlay games, watch videos, learn about animals, and places, and get fun facts
  • Science Fair Project Resource Guide - variety of excellent web resources for science fair projects.
  • Time for Kids - News magazine geared toward students in grades K-6.
  • Weekly Reader - Supplemental resources for teachers and parents
  • World Book Kids - Easy-to-read articles and videos, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities. Contact the Youth Services desk at 704-663-1807 for login information.

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  • Crayola - Home to over 1,000 coloring pages, crafts, and lesson plans.
  • Free Coloring Pages - Choose from 100's of printable coloring pages, connect the dots, mazes, games and more.
  • FunBrain - Free educational games, books, and comics for preschool - 8th grade.
  • PBS Kids - Play educational games and watch PBS Kids shows.
  • Scholastic - Kids and parents can explore, play learning games, and read stories for Clifford, I SPY, Magic School Bus, and more.
  • Stacks - Books, reading, authors, and games for kids 8-12.
  • Seussville - Official site of Dr. Seuss featuring games, printable activities, character guide, and more! 
  • Star Wars - Movie information, games, and behind the scenes features for kids.