Children's Department - Recommended Reads
The Dream Stealer
by Sid Fleischman (juvenile fiction)
The Dream Stealer has had enough of the nightmares he normally takes from children as they lay sleeping. They frighten him. So he's started taking pleasant dreams instead. But when little Susana Cristobal has her dream stolen, she wants it back! Susana soon devises a way to trap the theif and retrieve her dream, which has been stashed away in the Dream Stealer's strange castle. It's a mission that's easier said than done - especially when the nightmares get loose! Find out if Susana is successful in this unusual story. And perhaps you'll want to keep a notebook by your bed to write down your pleasant dreams - just in case you might lose one!
When the sun goes down, the bats come out to play ball! In this third book in a series of bat adventures (along with Bats at the Beach and Bats at the Library), the nocturnal creatures enjoy everyone's favorite pastime in their own unique way - like flying around the bases, and serving up mothdogs and Cricket Jack. Will the underdogs...er...underbats win this time? Will the game be completed before the sun comes up? Check out this charming book, where even bats are cuddly, to find out!
In an effort to flee deportation to Nazi death camps in 1942, several Ukranian Jewish families fled to an underground cave to hide. This is the amazing story of their survival, including the year spent in the cave known as Priest's Grotto, and of the cavers who later explored the hideout and uncovered artifacts left behind. Almost lost to history, this story of the incredibly brave men, women, and children who persevered against the odds, is a testament to the strength of the human spirit.