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Anna's Book Blog

AnnaHi, my name is Anna, and I’m the new Head of the Children’s Department. I grew up here in Goldsboro. I learned to love books and reading early in life thanks to my mom, who brought me to the library many times a week. I’m so excited to be working in the library I grew up with, and to be able to find the perfect book for you. Books allow us to learn so many things about the world and make our imaginations go wild! I’ll be sharing some of my favorite library books with you on this blog, so be sure to visit us to check them out! 

Dec 02

A Boy, A Mouse, and a Spider

Posted on December 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM by Anna Snyder

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A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider by Barbara Herkert 

When young Elwyn White lay in bed as a sickly child, a bold house mouse befriended him. When the time came for kindergarten, an anxious Elwyn longed for the farm, where animal friends awaited him at the end of each day. Propelled by his fascination with the outside world, he began to jot down his reflections in a journal. Writing filled him with joy, and words became his world.

Today, Stuart Little and Charlotte’s Web are beloved classics of children’s literature, and E. B. White is recognized as one of the finest American writers of all time.

Have you ever read Charlotte's Web? This book tells about the boy who grew up to write that story! Sometimes it is fun to think about our favorite authors as young children. What will you grow up to write or do? 


Nov 17

I Won't Eat That

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 11:58 AM by Anna Snyder

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I Won't Eat That by Christopher Silas Neal

Cat is very hungry. But cat food is dry and dull and not at all yummy. So what in the world should Cat eat instead? Turtle eats worms, but worms are too wiggly. Fox eats rabbits, but rabbits are too bouncy. What everyone else loves to eat is thoroughly unappetizing to Cat. Until, by chance, the thing Cat really wants to eat appears right in front of him. What could it be? 

We have a big holiday coming up--Thanksgiving! What do we do on Thanksgiving? We eat! Even though it is nice to eat all the yummy foods we like in one sitting, what would you do if nothing sounded good to you?  This Cat went around and asked everyone what they liked to eat...but finally found what she really liked to eat in the end. Do you have the same favorite food as your mom? Your brother? Your friend? Probably not! We all like different things, but isn't it nice when we figure out what we really like and get to enjoy it? 

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!
Nov 04

Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel

Posted on November 4, 2017 at 5:22 PM by Anna Snyder

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Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel adapted by Mariah Marsden

Schoolyard rivalries. Baking disasters. Puffed sleeves. The magic of L.M. Montgomery’s treasured classic is reimagined in a wonderfully illustrated graphic novel. 

When Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan who can help manage their family farm, they have no idea what delightful trouble awaits them. With flame-red hair and an unstoppable imagination, 11-year-old Anne Shirley takes Green Gables by storm.

Anne’s misadventures bring a little romance to the lives of everyone she meets: her bosom friend, Diana Barry; the town gossip, Mrs. Lynde; and that infuriating tease, Gilbert Blythe. From triumphs and thrills to the depths of despair, Anne turns each everyday moment into something extraordinary.

Anne of Green Gables is my VERY FAVORITE book series. In fact, I am rereading the series right now! If you've ever wanted to daydream, to make up chilling stories with your friends, or hated when someone compared your red hair to "carrots!!," you will love this story, and all the of the stories about Anne and her friends growing up on Prince Edward Island in Canada. Come talk to me about this book and these wonderful characters.