Category Archives: childrens books

Baby’s first year

baby_walkingI’m due in 5 weeks and I panicked the other day when I realized I haven’t done any reading on what I’ll have to do when he’s born. I have no idea how to get him on a sleep schedule, when I should start introducing real food and at what age he should be crawling or walking. I was really good at making sure I did lots of reading about my pregnancy to make sure I was exercising safely and eating properly but I never really thought about what I would do after he was born.
Here are some of the books I’ve been reading from the library to get ready.
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Top 10 lists of 2015

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With 2015 now over I thought it would be fun to ask the staff here at the Guelph Public Library what some of their favourite books, cd’s, movies and other cool things were this year. Everything on these list can be found either in the library or online through our eResources.

Top 10 kids books

Leo: a ghost story by Mac Barnett
Everyone loves bacon by Kelly DiPucchio
I don’t like Koala by Sean Ferrell
The Princess and the pony by Kate Beaton
Wolfie the bunny by Ame Dyckman
The Skunk by Mac Barnett
Where’s the Pair? by Britta Teckentrup
Lenny and Lucy by Philip C. Stead
The Only Child by Guojing
Imaginary Fred by Edin Colfer

Top 10 fiction

Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick DeWitt
The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor
Dietland by Sarai Walker
The kind worth killing by Peter Swanson
City on fire by Garth Hallberg
The Turner house by Angela Flournay
The death and life of Zebulon Finch by Daniel Kraus
The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
A little life by Hanya Yanaghara

Top 10 non-fiction

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray by Robert Schnakenberg
The home reference to holistic health and healing by Brigitte Mars
Hunger makes me a modern girl by Corrie Brownstein
Trashed by Derf
Between the world and me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
I’ll never wright my memoirs by Grade Jones
So you’ve been publicly shamed by JonRonson
The Road to Little Dribbling by  Bill Bryson
Shift Work by Tie Domi
Open Heart, Open Mind by Clara Hughes

Top 10 cookbooks

Good Housekeeping Fun Food Fast
Thug Kitchen: Party grub
Milk bar life by Christina Tosi
Simply Nigella by Nigella Lawson
Le French Oven by Hillary Davis
Food52 genius food by Kristen Miglore
The Geeky Chef Cookbook by Cassandra Reeder
Sweet, savory, and sometimes boozy cupcakes by Alison Riede
Seven Spoons by Tara O’Brady
Per la Famiglia by Emily Richards

Top 10 CD’s (H-available on Hoopla)

Are you alone? -Majical Cloudz
Sound and Colour – Alabama Shakes
The magic whip – Blur (H)
If I should go before you – City and Colour (H)
Sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I just sit – Courtney Barnett
 Ghost notes – Veruca Salt (H)
Honeymoon – Lana Del Rey (H)
Heartbreaker of the year – Whitney Rose (H)

Top 10DVD’s

The Knick (TV series)
Cinderella
Interstellar
Red Army
Mission Impossible : Rogue Nation
Inside Out
The Martian
Mad Max: Fury Road
Ex Machina
Jurassic World

Cooler weather? Curl up at home with a good book!

Find your Next Read here!

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Next reads provides regular reading suggestions to your mailbox based on your choice of genre.  I look forward to my science fiction list every month!

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Novelist Plus is a fun tool to help you find reading material for your whole household.  Searchable by adult child teen and in-between!

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This one will get the kids excited about new titles.

So many choices!  so little time!

Once you have decided what to read don’t forget to contact your closest GPL to request the titles.

 

 

 

 

Halloween

halloweenAs I’m sure you know by know, Halloween is my favourite holiday. I know you might be thinking that October 14th is too early to start thinking about Halloween, but like most children I’ve been getting excited since the first day of school. I live for Halloween, I can’t wait to dress my baby up in a cute little costume next year and read scary stories to him when he’s older.
If you are looking for a list of scary stories to enjoy with your little ghost and goblin this Halloween then look no further! Here is a list of my favourite Halloween stories for children.

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