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Novelist Plus K-8

We welcome the opportunity to help you find the “just right” books for children ages birth through age 12!  Whether you are looking for a read alike or interested in a certain topic, we can search our collection at PPL or beyond!

There are book awards given each year that honor Maine authors and illustrators or books that focus on our state. There are other awards that are determined each year by Maine children.

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There are numerous awards granted each year for the best children’s books. Here are descriptions of the 5 most distinguished awards and their lists for present and past years.

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Can’t find your favorite book on the shelf? Here are some suggestions for read alikes of our most popular chapter books and graphic novels.

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Looking for recommendations of our favorite picture books about trucks and construction equipment? Or picture books about a new sibling in the family? The Children’s staff has curated lists of books on the most frequently asked for topics!

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The Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library hosts a monthly book club for girls ages 9-12. Smart Girls Read @ PPL book club provides a forum where girls can explore what’s on their minds: what’s really important to them as well as strengthening their sense of self.

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Up Next at the Library:
Dec10
Preschool Story Time - Main Library10:30am - 11:00am
Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library
Dec10
Peaks Island Knitting Group6:30pm - 7:30pm
Peaks Island Branch
Dec11
MOOSE Storytelling7:00pm - 9:00pm
Rines Auditorium
From the PPL blog:
New Mainer’s Guide to Greater Portland now available!
The free New Mainer’s Guide to Greater Portland is now available   More »
We’re Thankful For You…and November Staff Picks!
In November, our staff members celebrate a cornucopia of library resources.   More »
Ebook collection restrictions imposed by MacMillan publishers
Starting Friday, November 1, libraries will only be allowed to buy ONE copy of new eBooks published.   More »
Contact the Librarian
Mary Peverada   Email »
Youth Services Director
(207) 871-1700 Ext. 707
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