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Judy Moskal is the Reference and Digital Resources Specialist in Kids' World. Likes: interesting rocks; good stories; games; and most of all, her 2 grandchildren.


How can your foot keep growing bigger and your footprint get smaller?
Answer:  Your ecological footprint can get smaller (not your actual foot's print).
Here are books about your ecological footprint, and you can try out this Earth resource calculator.
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The Phantom Tollbooth is the November book in NPR's (WBEZ 91.5) new Back-Seat Book Club.  Each month, kids in grades 4-8 and their parents have a new book to read and then join a conversation with the author.  The full story is here.
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Do you like to play games with a chance for an epic win?  Then you might like these stories about epic adventurers and quests.
Heroes of Olympus
Septimus Heap
The Hunger Games
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Richard Linke, Internet safety educator, offered this definition of bullying at the Cyberbullying and Internet Safety program at the Library last night. "Bullying is repetitive teasing or comments that make you feel bad".
He also gave these tips for kids and parents:
  • look into parental control software for your home computer
  • centrally locate your kid's computer work station
  • warn your kids not to give out personally identifying information online
  • review your kids' screen names and screen their buddy lists
  • kids need to tell a trusted adult or police if they get into a bad situation
Cyberbullying jumps up exponentially in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, but can start much earlier.  He recommended these sites: and
The Library has books, DVDs, and other information sources about Cyberbullying and Internet Safety.  Let us know how we can help you learn more about these important issues.
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Scary Stuff Happens
There are 10 spooky stories in the book, Things That Go Bump in the Night.  Web addresses and passwords are in the book so you can watch the video ending of the stories.  Another good thing - each story takes about 15 minutes.
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What can just one person do to help the birds hurt by the Gulf Oil Spill?  Meet Olivia Bouler, age 11, and find out.  Her story is in the book, Olivia's Birds, and she explains everything in this video.


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Recommendations from Warren Buckleitner, editor of Children's Technology Review.
  • Moo, Baa La La La  $2.99 for iPad, $1.99 for iPhone
  • Pat the Bunny  $4.99 for iPad
  • Shape Builder $.99 for iPhone,  also available for Android devices

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