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August 15, 2013

Consuming a steady diet of books

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Father Steady Capri lives in seclusion on one of the Ten Thousand Islands off the Florida coast. Katie Quinn, a world famous actress, is the only one who knows where he is. When she needs his help, her problems may be beyond him, but he’s willing to try, even though he has to leave his private life. “Unwritten” by Charles Martin finds the two of them traveling to France where each will discover stories from their past which will influence their future.

Children’s Books

Tom has a new baby brother and he’s not too fond of him because all he does is cry, sleep and poop. When the relatives start visiting, they all want to “eat the baby up.” Tom goes into panic mode and tries to distract them and feed them other foods. What will happen to his baby brother? Find out in “Don’t Eat the Baby!” by Amy Young.

Children will have fun learning their abc’s when they read Dave Horowitz’s “Twenty-Six Pirates.” The rhyming story shows a ship full of pirates, with each one of them representing a letter of the alphabet. There are also lots of hidden characters that appear on each page, which children will enjoy trying to find. You’ll want to read this more than once.

Library Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

Marie Bruni is director of Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta. Her column appears in the community section of The Daily Star every Thursday. Her columns can be found online at www.thedailystar.com/librarycorner.

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