Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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Have you ever seen the film, Meet the Robinsons? Then you know that this is the book upon which the film is based: A Day with Wilbur Robinson by William Joyce. Meet Wilbur and his wacky family. By the author of Rolie Polie Olie and George Shrinks, upon which the cartoons of the same name are based.

Cover art and author photo courtesy of HarperCollins Children's.

Have you read The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis? He's the award-winning author of Bud, Not Buddy and Elijah of Buxton. Young Kenny and his family travel from Flint, Mich., to see his grandmother in Birmingham, Ala., and are caught up in a tumultuous period during the Civil Rights Movement.

Cover art and author photo courtesy Random House.

Have you read The Ride of Our Lives? Today Show correspondent, Mike Leonard, sets out on a cross country journey with his parents, his grown children, and two RVs. Meet Mike Leonard on Thurs., Oct. 22. He'll be at Purdue University Calumet at 2 p.m., and at the LaPorte Public Library at 6 p.m.

Cover art and author photo courtesy Random House

Welcome to Books to Bridge the Region

Books to Bridge the Region is a reading initiative encompassing the Northwest Indiana counties of Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski and Starke.

Books to Bridge uses a themed approach with selections at three reading levels so that families can read together and readers of all ages can enjoy the conversations generated by these books.

Our theme for 2009 is Family Matters. The titles are: The Ride of Our Lives by Mike Leonard; The Watsons Go to Birmingham- 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis, and A Day with Wilbur Robinson by William Joyce. Books to Bridge runs during October 2009.

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