What's your favorite holiday tradition? Do you have a favorite holiday treat, song, or game? Maybe the best thing is spending time with family and friends (and a good book or two).
> > >December RIDDLE: Where does a snowman keep his money?
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The fabled Peryton Peak is not what Princess Zora expected. It is dark, desolate, and devoid of life. Well, almost devoid of life. Zora seeks the long lost Peryton Clan but finds only Broxo, a fierce boy with no memory of what happened to his family. Broxo and his loyal beast Migo live by their strength and wits atop the gloomy mountain. Joined by the brave Zora, they must face fearsome beasts, dark sorceries, and the walking dead if they wish to unravel the fate of the Peryton Clan. Zach Giallongo’s action-packed art brings this sword-swinging graphic novel to life. “Broxo” is filled with thrilling heroics, quirky characters, and surprising twists, making it perfect for fans of Jeff Smith’s “Bone” series.
239 pages author: Zack Giallongo genre: graphic novel
Thanks to Tony at Oxboro Library for sharing with us!
Make Your Own Gifts
Do something special for your family and friends this holiday season: give them a unique gift made just for them by you! This books shows you how to make more than fifty gifts, including photo frames, homemade soap, flower cookies, gingerbread houses, and felt pins. Many gifts can be made from materials you can find around the house. With the simple step-by-step instructions and detailed photographs you will find these gifts easy to make. "Make Your Own Gifts" even includes recipes for tasty baked treats and instructions for making unqique wrapping paper and gift tags.
79 pages genre: nonfiction
Thanks to Amy at Ridgedale Library for sharing with us!
Have you ever wondered why people celebrate winter holidays like Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas? Or have you wondered why we wrap presents? Or what makes something a holiday classic? You can find answers to these questions and more on Wonderopolis, a wonderful site for anyone who likes to ask questions!
Don't get bored over winter break: join our online kids book club the week of December 30. We will be talking about the book The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan. Have you read it yet? If yes, it will be super easy for you to share your opinions! If not, you still have plenty of time to check out a copy (in any format, including eBook and audio book) and read it (or at least get a good start). Register today! You can participate in the online book club any time of day throughout the week, December 30-January 3. Every day we will have new discussion questions, opinion polls, trivia questions, and more! You just need a current email address (may use family email) and Internet access (you can use a computer at the library, at home or a mobile device) to join in the fun. You can be in the online book club wherever you are, even if you are vacationing in Tahiti!
See you next month.
Amy, KidLinks Librarian
Hennepin County Library KidLinks
> > > Riddle ANSWER:
In a snow bank!
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