May 01, 2023

Book picks for kids – April

What do chameleon tongues, monk parakeets, buzzards, and Russian/Ukranian politics (?!)have in common? They each come up in one of this month’s kids’ books recommended by Carol Roberts, head of Young People’s Services at Troy Public Library. Books discussed: “Just Joking #7” (Rosie Gowsell Pattison, 2022); “New York City Trails: Secret Stories and Other Cool Stuff” (Moira Butterfield, 2016); “The Lost Year” (Katherine Marsh, 2023); and “Rewilding: Bringing Wildlife Back Where It Belongs” (David A. Steen, 2022). Also mentioned: “The Night Tourist” (Katherine Marsh, 2007). Upcoming activities include a 5/18 pre-school music hour and a 5/26 family movie day. For more details on books and activities, visit To find other libraries in New York State, see Produced by Brea Barthel for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.

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