Get moving! Did you know May is National Fitness and Sports Month? We have waited for spring for so long...when it finally comes, be sure to get outside and enjoy the nice weather! What do you like to do? Bike? Play softball? Rollerblade? Just run around like crazy? When you get tired you can relax with a good book! Why not choose something from our Sports Stories booklist.
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Among the Hidden
Imagine a world where the government has complete control over people’s lives: random home searches, ability to listen to your phone conversations, and even the power to tell families how many children they can have. In "Among the Hidden," this nightmare is the reality. Luke is twelve years old and the third child in a family that is only allowed to have two, a rule that is strictly enforced by the Population Police. He has lived his entire life in hiding, because nobody knows what might happen to him and his family if anyone finds out. But then one day he notices strange activity next door after everyone has left. Is it possible there is another child like him? What is Luke willing to risk in order to communicate with the outside world? For children slightly too young for "The Hunger Games" trilogy, this series is a perfect fit. Filled with suspense and danger, the chilling world of this post-apocalyptic fantasy will keep you on the edge of your seat!
153 pages author: Margaret Peterson Haddix genre: fiction
Thanks to Anne at Washburn Library for sharing with us!
The Summer Camp Survival Guide : Cool Games, Classics, and How to Capture the Flag
Read fun articles about your favorites sports and athletes at the Sports Illustrated for Kids Magazine site. You can also play Math Baseball from Funbrain.
Are you planning on attending summer camp this year? Whether you’re a first-timer or a camp veteran, The Summer Camp Survival Guide will help you to get the most out of the experience. Should you choose the top or bottom bunk? How can you keep yourself from being eaten alive by bugs? What’s the best strategy for winning at “Capture the Flag”? Learn all that and more! Plus, this guide is chocked full of games, songs, activities, and skits that you can use to impress your counselors and fellow campers. Make sure you leave room in your pack for this indispensable guide.
135 pages author: Chris Pallatto and Ron DeFazio
Thanks to Tony at Oxboro Library for sharing with us!
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Celebrate with a vibrant splash of Pan-Asian traditional dances and story theater at an Asian Splendor! program, or experience Taiko Drumming.
See you next month.
Amy, KidLinks Librarian
Hennepin County Library KidLinks
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