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Silly Books on Food

Veggies with Wedgies Uggh! A wedgie! Almost everyone can relate the painful agony of being in that kind of bind. Veggies with Wedgies by Todd H. Doodler tells the humorous story of veggies that longed to wear underwear. They carefully and strategically planned how to get their bottoms on underwear. After many…

Book List: Asia-Pacific Voices in Children’s Literature

The Kirkwood Public Library strongly believes in the power of stories, especially with a collection that reflects the many, diverse voices in children’s literature. Below is a list of selected picture books and chapter books for children that are written by authors from the Asia-Pacific Region. All of these books…

Book List: Martin Luther King Jr. & the Civil Rights Movement

January 18th, 2021 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the Kirkwood Public Library has compiled a list of children’s picture books and chapter books on Martin Luther King Jr. as well as other activists & the Civil Rights Movement. You can search for these items on the catalog by…

South American Voices in Children’s Literature

The Kirkwood Public Library strongly believes in the power of stories, especially with a collection that reflects the many, diverse voices in children’s literature. Below is a list of selected books for children that are written by authors from various countries in South America . All of these books are…

Book Review: Small Mercies by Bridget Krone

Small Mercies by Bridget Krone Review by Sandy Steinman, Youth Services Librarian Eleven year old Mercy lives in post-apartheid South Africa with two elderly foster mothers, Aunt Flora and Aunt Mary. Although they are quite poor, the house is filled with love and Mercy has been with them since she was…

Mark Twain Award Nominee 2020-2021 Review: Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

This post originally appeared on Facebook on April 1 and has been republished to the Kirkwood Public Library’s Feed a Reader Blog. If you are in grades 4-6, you are eligible to vote on one of the nominated Mark Twain Award books for 2020-2021.  The Mark Twain Award is presented…

I Survived Short Story Contest

I Survived: Quarantine 2020 Short Story Contest “…I think almost all of us can relate to the idea of life changing overnight–of suddenly you are in your day and in your routine and events completely out of your control change your life, and how would you respond to that? How would…

Teen Micro-Fiction Writing Contest

Kirkwood Public Library’s2021 Teen Micro Fiction Writing Contest Requirements for Entry: Prizes: Where to find help for research and writing:

Electronics Recycling at KPL

Kirkwood Public Library Is working with PCs for People to offer FREE Electronics Recycling in February. Drop your old electronics in the big blue bin near the public copier.  What can you recycle? (Working or Not)  All items must fit in the bin, so if the bin is full or…

Shannon’s Hot Takes, December 2021: Family Matters

You know what makes writing blogs about books easier (at least for me)? Choosing a theme for the month and then reading books that fit that theme. Also, I like making themed lists (come into the Teen Room and check out our Book List binder and you will see!), so…

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