Official Kids Mag

March 2021

Official Kids Mag is specifically written for kids ages 5 to 12. It contains activities and stories ranging from kid heroes, cooking, gardening, STEAM, education, fun facts and much more every month.

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This book list is inspired by Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat, a book that helped inspire Read Across America Day. Each of the books in the list feature characters who are stuck inside, much like we have been over the past year. Open one of these books and discover the importance of home and that fun, adventure, and maybe even a little thrill can happen without ever leaving the inside of your home. the cat in the hat By dr. seuss ages: 4-7 Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat who shows them some tricks and games. corduroy By don freman ages: 4-7 A toy bear who is anxious to have a home instead of being trapped inside the department store, is befriended by a little girl who is willing to spend her own money to buy him. soft house By Jane yolen ages: 4-7 On a rainy afternoon, a little brother and big sister make a cozy house from blankets and cushions with the help of Mr. Cat. tony Baloney Buddy trouble By pam munoz ryan ages: 4-7 Tony and his big sister can go to the indoor camping event, Books and Buddies, if they are good—but being polite and helping each other for a whole day is difficult for this brother and sister. when charlie mcButton lost power By suzanne collins ages: 5-8 A boy who likes nothing but playing computer games is in trouble when the power goes out and his little sister has all of the batteries in the house. let's go home By cynthia rylant ages: 5-8 From a cookie-scented kitchen to a cozy bedroom, a charming picture book provides a wonderful tour through a house filled with love, laughter, and family life, celebrating the joy and warmth of "home sweet home." where the wild things are By maurice sendak ages: 5-8 Max, a naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king. the doll people Book series By ann m. martin ages: 9-12 A family of porcelain dolls that has lived in the same house for one hundred years is taken aback when a new family of plastic dolls arrives and doesn't follow The Doll Code of Honor. Annabelle and Tiffany, dolls who are best friends living in the Palmer house, have an adventure when they hide in Kate Palmer's backpack, are carried to school, mistakenly go to another house, and try to stop Princess Mimi, a doll who threatens all dollkind. the Borrowers By mary norton ages: 9-12 The miniature Clock family, Pod, Homily, and their daughter Arriety, live in a big world among the "human beans" from whom they "borrow" everything they need—matchbox dressers, postage stamp artwork, and a trinket box settee. Now lifelong enthusiasts and brand new fans can escape into the small world of the Borrowers in this beautiful volume. the chronicles of narnia, the lion, the witch, and the wardrobe By c.s. lewis ages: 9-12 During the Second World War, four English children go on an adventure through an old wardrobe that leads to a magical land called Narnia. They must find an ally as they battle an evil queen. gregor the overlander Book series By suzanne collins ages: 9-12 When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year- old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy. the girl in the locked room By mary downing hahn ages: 10-13 A boy who likes nothing but playing computer games is in trouble when the power goes out and his little sister has all of the batteries in the house. coraline By: neil gaimann ages: 10-13 Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that This month's book list is brought to you by the Farmington Library. The library is open for quick browsing and item check out from 11-5 M, T, Th, & F and still offers curbside services M-F, 9-5. While you are in the library we are happy to assist in locating books while following our COVID-19 safety procedures. Be sure to follow us on our social media pages or sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up to date on library happenings such as new books, programs, and the opening of our Summer Reading registration for all ages. instagram: @farmingtonpubliclibraryar website: Books for when you're stuck inside 42 • march 2021 •

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