Readers who enjoy the "I Survived" series by Lauren Tarshis will gobble up the "Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales" collection. For grades 3-7, a fictionalized Nathan Hale tells the truth about noteworthy events. The graphic format animates in a way that encourages further exploration. Current topics include Harriet Tubman, the Donner Party, the Monitor and Merrimac, World War I battles, and of course, the author's historical namesake. The story of the Battle of the Alamo is coming out in late March!
Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with
Henrico County Public Library’s SEUSS MADNESS!!!
Our librarians have scoured over countless lists to rank the 16 most popular Dr. Seuss books. We will match-up these books using an NCAA March Madness approach and you’re invited to help us decide once and for all which Dr. Seuss book is the most beloved!
Voting will begin on Wednesday, March 2nd, the birthday of Dr. Seuss! Visit www.henricolibrary.org/seussmadness to cast your votes.
Before you vote, visit your Henrico County Public Library to borrow the books and reacquaint yourself with the magic of Dr. Seuss:
Visit your library for antics to honor the 112th birthday of the father of modern beginner reader books.
- 3:30pm Busy Hands @ Libbie Mill Library will be making a Cat in the Hat craft, for ages 3-5 with an adult helper.
- 3:30pm Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss @ Varina Library will offer crafts and a variety of activities themed on his stories.
- 7pm Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss @ Fairfield Library will focus on family fun at their festivities.
Peek at these titles that underscore that perseverance and ingenuity pay off.
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone (Juv Bio Liston) by Russell-Brown, Katheryn - learn about a young musician who grew up to play, write, and arrange music with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, and Quincy Jones; often she was the only girl in the band; as a a master musician, her music took her across America and the world
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah (Juv Bio Yeboah) by Thompson, Laurie - this child from Ghana was born with one leg, yet he became long distance cyclist; so renowned for his grit, he eventually carried the Olympic torch, and became an advocate for the rights of the disabled; his message, disability does not mean inability
New Shoes (Easy) by Meyer, Susan - enterprising gals Ella Mae and Charlotte launch their own used shoe store after they were unjustly prevented from trying shoes on in a store during segregation...