Archive for the ‘Adult Readers Advisory’ Category

One and Only Ivan- the movie

August 27, 2020

Katherine Applegate’s Newbery award-winning title began streaming on the Disney channel this month. The very popular novel-in-verse tells the story of warm-hearted gorilla, Ivan, who lives at the mall. His sad plight is elevated by the arrival of a young elephant who joins him in captivity. The movie is filmed in live action and CGI with famous actors playing the voices including: Helen Mirren, Angelina Jolie, Phillipa Soo, and Danny Devito. The sequel, The One and Only Bob was released earlier this year.

Beach Read

August 15, 2020
Beach Read

January Andrews arrives at the lake house her father left to her when he died suddenly a year ago. Always very close, 29 year-old January was blindsided when she discovered her beloved father had a longtime mistress. Determined to sell the house, January ends up settling in for the summer to buckle-down and attempt to write a novel her publisher has been pressuring her to submit. She meets her neighbor who happens to be an old college crush and the two embark on a love-hate dance. As the title states, this read is good light summer fare with witty dialogue as the past is slowly revealed and the inevitable future unfolds.

What You Wish For

August 15, 2020

47D176BD-C133-44A5-8B33-1197A98366D7Just finished this amazing book by Katherine Center. It’s a story of love, and loss, and trauma, and emotions, but most of all – joy. A quote from one of the characters, “Pay attention to the things that connect you with joy,” I found to be particularly meaningful. Everyone has sadness and hurt and dark places that may sometimes threaten our well-being, but focusing on the things that bring joy to our lives can help to bring us out of those scary places. That philosophy seems to be the novel’s message to the reader, and I found it very uplifting. Be kind to your self and read this “feel good” story … You deserve it!

Daybydayny.org

August 10, 2020

Daybydayny.org is a site run by the NY State Library for children, with songs and free online book offerings daily. It has lists of additional sites for kids to explore for online reading, games and more.

PBS Kids Family Nights

July 3, 2020
Tune in for Family Night Movies on CPTV PBS Kids • Connecticut ...

Every Friday night from 7-9 PM PBS is broadcasting family programming (which is repeated on Saturday and Sunday). Movie specials like ‘Dinosaur Train,’ ‘I am Madam President,’ and ‘D.W. and the Beastly Birthday’ are some of the shows being presented. Next week they are planning on Halloween in July with related themed viewing and activities from Wild Kratts and Arthur. PBS also has ideas from their Camp PBS Kids section. Visit the PBS parents page for ideas to keep the kids learning and having fun all summer.


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