There’s a fantastic world of stories to discover–and they’re all at your library. Whether you want to read about dragons, magicians, or brave princes and princesses there is something for everyone at your library.
This summer, the Terrebonne Parish Library will be kicking off its annual Summer Reading Program on June 1st. By reading for just 20 minutes a day, library users of all ages can earn the chance to win big prizes (bikes for kindergarten to sixth grade and Kindle Fire tablets for teens and adults). Be sure to drop by any of the nine library branches or visit www.mytpl.org/srp to sign up!
In order to get you and your family in the mood to celebrate summer reading, here are a couple of my favorite books about exploring magical places. All three books are available through the Terrebonne Parish Library System, and you can reserve a copy today at www.mytpl.org.
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Being king isn’t easy, but someone has to do it. Thank goodness for King Baby! He will reign supreme over his subjects and shower them with gurgles and coos. But it’s not all easy ruling. King Baby has his demands that need to be met and if they aren’t, well, he might just do it himself!
Princess in Black
Written by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale
Illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Princess Magnolia is a princess that has secrets (especially in the broom closet!). When Duchess Wigtower comes over to visit, Princess Magnolia learns that the reason the Duchess loves to visit people’s houses is because that is when she gets to find out all kinds of delicious secrets.
One of Princess Magnolia’s biggest secrets is that she is also the Princess in Black–an honest to goodness hero. When she gets called out on a secret mission during the Duchess’ visit, will Magnolia be able to save the day and still get back in time to keep her secret, secret?
Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
By Kate DiCamillo
Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
Despereaux Tilling is an unlikely hero. He is a tiny mouse with huge ears and a burning desire to honor the human princess he loves by rescuing her. All of this is quite unmouse-like and lands him into a heap of trouble with his fellow mice and lands him down in the dungeon. The dungeon is where the rats live, blood hungry creatures that fight over the chance to kill anyone that falls onto their path. Along the way you will meet a serving girl that wants to be a princess, a rat that wants some soup, and host of other characters all wanting their fairy tale ending.•