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Books of the Week April 13 -18

TitleSylvester and the Magic Pebble 

Author: William Steig 

Interest level: grade school 

Digital resource: 

Sylvester, the donkey, sits one day in the rain and notices a pebble. As he picks up this pebble, he wishes it would stop raining, and the rain immediately stops.    

Sylvester realizes he can now have anything he wants, and so can his parents. Unfortunately, Sylvester makes a bad choice on his way home.   

I wanted to share this book because I love the story but also because it is available on This website is providing free resources because of the state of emergency. 

On this website you can find a book guide, activities and lessons that go along with this book.  

The book itself is available on our free e-book service, Camellia Net.  

If you would like further information, please call the library Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

TitleThea Stilton: The Secret of Whale Island 

Author: Elisabetta Dami 

AR Level: 4.7 

Digital resource: and 

This is a great graphic novel. It is the first book in the Thea Stilton series, depicting the adventures of Geronimo Stilton’s sister Thea.   

Funloving, adventurous students at Mouseford Academy start their new school year off with an exciting and dangerous adventure. 

This book is available through This digital resource has granted free access to resources. has story maps, reading guides, lessons and activities based on this book.   

If you have any trouble accessing these digital resources or would like more information concerning digital resources, please call the library at 256-773-9880 between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.    





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