Great reads to warm you up.

Mommy, Carry me Please!
By Jane Cabrera
A colorful and cozy board book perfect for cuddly lap reading. Bright pictures show children the different ways that animals lovingly carry their babies. Ages 0-2.

Dinosaur vs. Bedtime
By Bob Shea
Dinosaur conquers all that he encounters, but what happens when he has to face the biggest challenge of all? A fun colorful read-aloud that will have you cheering "Roar! Roar! Dinosaur wins!"
Ages 2-6.

The Trouble with Dragons
By Debi Gliori
With beautiful rhythmic prose and excellent illustrations, an environmentally conscious story is told about the importance of protecting the earth and all of its creatures. Ages 4-8.

The Doghouse
By Jan Thomas
What do Cow, Pig, Mouse and Duck do when their ball gets kicked into the doghouse? Can you guess the fate of those who have not returned from the doghouse? Ages 4-8.

The Candy Shop War
By Brandon Mull
Mystery, danger and adventure await a group of fifth graders who possess magical candy that gives them superpowers. Ages 9-12.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (DVD)
By Sherman Alexie
Fourteen-year-old Junior is a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation and is a regular target of bullies. Based on the author's own experiences and coupled with drawings by Ellen Forney, this funny and heartbreaking book offers a different perspective on adolescent life. Teen

On the Web: Free rice
http://www.freerice.com
For Tweens, teens, adults: Give free rice to hungry people by playing a simple game that increases your knowledge. For each correct answer, 20 grains of rice are donated through the U.N. World food program to help end hunger.

Reviews written by Rebecca Schmelzer, Library assistant, Northside Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library