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I (Don’t) Like Snakes, by Nicola Davies

Our young protagonist DOES NOT  like snakes.  She REALLY REALLY does not like snakes—which the rest of her reptile loving family does not understand.  As she goes through the list of things she does not like about snakes, one-by-one, her family refutes her arguments, explaining why the thing she does not like (i e: they're icky, slimy, scaly skin), is in reality what makes snakes REALLY REALLY cool.   Being a fair young lady, she listens to her family’s arguments favoring snakes, and eventually decides that, yes, snakes are really pretty nifty creatures....

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My Name is Mahtob by Mahtob Mahmoody

This sequel of sorts to the bestselling memoir, “Not Without My Daughter,” is full of local interest. Mahtob was the young daughter in that story, and her memories stretch from Tehran to Saginaw.

In 1984, Mahtob’s Iranian-born father took her and her mother to his homeland for what was supposed to be a short vacation with relatives. At the end of the two weeks, he confiscated his family’s American passports and told his wife and daughter they weren’t leaving – ever. Mahtob was very young at the time, but she remembers a lot from her eighteen months...

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It’s Leap Day!

February 29 is known as Leap Day and occurs in most years that are divisible by four. Use your extra day this month to visit your library.

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Visit the Public Libraries of Saginaw to check out these great reads and more!!!

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Alphabet Trains by Samantha R. Vamos

All aboard!  Two perennial childhood themes combine in this delightful title.  Hop on and chug through the alphabet with rhymes featuring both general and specific trains from around the world.  Young train enthusiasts will appreciate the soft realistic illustrations that incorporate both capital and lowercase versions of each highlighted letter.  A brief glossary provides additional information at an appropriate level.  Whether to read before bed or as part of a storytime, Alphabet Trainsis sure to have everyone whistling with pleasure. 

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Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf

Jack Quinlan has secrets. Lots of secrets. Upon returning to his hometown after a close relative suffers a serious accident, the reality Jack has created and shared with his wife, Sarah, for years quickly begins to unravel. What really happened to Jack’s parents all those years ago? Just how much is Jack hiding? Sarah Quinlan must find out. But will she be able to fill in all the missing pieces before it’s too late? Sarah enlists the help of locals to get to the bottom of Jack’s dark secrets, which all seem to lead to the cellar in Jack’s childhood home. 

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President’s Day

Learn some interesting facts about our United States presidents and maybe find out if you have what it takes in So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

For a very funny story about NOT liking Valentine’s Day, check out Here Comes Valentine’s Cat by Deborah Underwood.

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Have You Ever Heard of Watermelon Snow?

This snow is the color of watermelon and also smells like watermelon.  But don’t eat it, because it gets its color and smell from tiny algae that love to grow in sub-zero temperatures.

 Need some winter ideas for playing in the snow? Come check out some of our books like Snow Play: How to Make Forts & Slides & Winter Campfires by Birgitta Ralston.

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Chinese New Year

Ring in the Year of the Monkey by reading The Magical Monkey King: Mischief in Heaven:Classic Chinese Folktales by Ji-Li Jiang.

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Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks!

Rosa Parks was born on this date in 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Learn more about this courageous woman in Rosa Parks by Christine Taylor-Butler.

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