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Waiting on Wednesday: Amelia Bedelia, Piggie, and Greeks


bored by greg westfall., on Flickrbored by greg westfall., on FlickrWaiting on Wednesday is where we take a look at some of the most anticipated children's books that are now available to borrow on NYPL's catalog. What are you waiting for?





Picture Book

Ameila Bedelia's First Library Card by Herman Parish

Silly Amelia is at it again but this time at the library! What happens when you mix a juice box and a book drop? Or a good book and a rainstorm? Join Amelia as she learns about the library and the key to a librarian's heart.

Young Readers

A Big Guy Took My Ball! by Mo Willems 

Elephant and Piggie are back but this time with a BIG guest. Piggie finds a ball but then looses it to a BIG guy who won't give it back. How does Gerald find a solution? Sure to bring surprises and laughs.

Older Readers

Orpheus and Eurydice by Hugh Lupton 

Orpheus' wife, Eurydice, is sent to the depths of Hades. Can he make it to the underworld and back in one piece and also save his true love? Lupton puts a slightly modern tone to the classic Greek myth in a friendly 40-page novel for middle grade readers.


Outdoor Crafts: Lots of Fun Things to Make and Do Outside 

It's summer! Go outside and enjoy the weather with these great outdoor crafts. Plant a garden or decorate a plant holder to help brighten up your backyard.


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