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The Land of Stories
10/16/2014 8:39:23 PM by: Kathie

The Land of Stories.What fun it is to see fifth graders excited about a book series. Chris Colfer’s Land of Stories is such a book. My fifth grade after-school group can’t seem to get enough of this series. There have been several fairy tale spin-offs lately, but this one hits the spot in a way none of the others do.  And along with meeting up with the same princesses, wizards, wolves, and other fairy tale characters, Chris Colfer does a super job of teaching what the lesson of each story is without being obvious about it.

All the fifth graders in my group gave this series five stars.  Some comments: “The books have so much imagination that magically comes to life in my brain.” “They are mysterious. I like mysterious.” “This is my favorite book series. It’s a good adventure through the story book land.”  “I love this story because it is exciting and funny.” Thank you, Chris Colfer and The Land of Stories!

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The Library at Butler Corner is awesome. Please come and visit. There are so many beautiful books – children’s books, middle grade books, and adult books. We have a loft where you can curl up and read, and all the books are check-out-able if you have a membership to Butler Corner. Memberships are $20 per year for an individual, $30 a year for a family of 5, and $50 a year for the “birder’s special” for those who want to come early in the morning or late in the evening to walk the trails at the Nature Center.

The library is an “old fashioned” library with pockets inside the books where you sign the card to check it out. Most of the books are nature related, except for the children’s books where we have a large selection of not only nature books, but fairy tales, story books, poetry, fables, and books about other cultures.


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