Wonderful Wonderbooks!

Last summer, we introduced Wonderbooks to the children’s collection for the first time at the library. These amazing items combine a full traditional print book with a built-in audio player featuring two modes: a full text narration, or a learning mode with thoughtful questions as you read along. Wonderbooks allow you to enjoy whatever combination of reading and listening you prefer, and are ideal for emerging and experienced readers alike! If you haven’t had a chance to check them out yet, now is the perfect time – because of your fantastic response this past year, we’ve just tripled our Wonderbook collection! There are now over 100 Wonderbooks for you to browse, from picture books and sing-a-long stories to early readers and popular chapter books… even a full collection of National Geographic Kids! Find chapter books in the youth media area with our DVD collection, and picture books & early readers in the children’s seating area displayed along the wall. Search our full Wonderbook collection at any time by typing “wonderbook” into the library’s online catalog. We’re so excited for you to explore the future of audio & print with us! Happy reading! -Melanie Bruchet, Youth Services Librarian

The Best Smoothie Recipe Books

During the hot summer, wouldn’t it be nice to have a cold smoothie? There are endless combinations of fruits and vegetables to choose from for your perfect refreshing drink. Here are some books to find smoothie recipes. Healthy Smoothies: Delicious Fresh Ways to Drink to Your Health  Featuring 100 recipes—including Peanut Butter-Banana Milkshakes, Almond-Tahini Shakes and Passion-Peach Smoothies—this guide shows how easy it is to add more fruits, vegetables and whole grains into your diet and also includes recipes for vegans and those who are sensitive to dairy, gluten and other ingredients.  Super Green Smoothies: Veggie-based Recipes to Boost Your Health and Well-being by Danielle Omar If you’re looking to optimize your health, it doesn’t get much simpler or tastier than drinking green, vegetable-based smoothies. Super Green Smoothies is packed with information about the benefits of eating green, plus 80 tasty recipes that are high in nutrients, low in sugar, and full of flavor. No complicated equipment or special ingredients required! Sneaky Blends: Supercharge Your Health with 100 Recipes Using the Power of Purees by Missy Chase Lapine Starting off with fifteen signature Base Blends, such as Butternut Squash-Apple, Black Bean-Blueberry-Baby Kale, and Carrot-Sweet Potato, Missy shows you how these nutrient packed blends can kick start your healthy lifestyle. When these blends are added to your favorite recipes or one of Missy’s delicious recipes like Zucchini Pasta Piccata, Chai Tea Smoothie Bowl, Cheesy Kale-Basil Soufflé, Meaty Mushroom Bolognese, or 45-Calorie Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, they instantly become healthy. This is healthy eating without deprivation! Raw Energy: 124 Raw Food Recipes for Energy Bars, Smoothies, and Other Snacks to Supercharge Your Body by Stephanie L.Tourles Raw snacks are nature’s original fast foods — easy to prepare, delicious, and bursting with the ingredients you need to stay healthy and energized on even the busiest days. Stephanie Tourles offers 125 simple recipes for mouthwatering trail mixes, smoothies, energy bars, juice blends, vegetable chips, cookies, and more. Made from unprocessed whole foods like nuts, fruits, vegetables, and grains, each of these snacks contain fewer than 250 calories and are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and enzymes. Crazy Sexy Juice: One Hundred Plus Simple Juice, Smoothie and Nut Milk Recipes to Supercharge Uour Health by Kris Carr Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Juice is a completely original, up-to-date, and colorful (of course!) guide to the wonderful world of fruit and vegetable elixirs. 100+ all-new recipes–developed especially for this book–contain superpowers ranging from immunity boosters, inflammation fighters, happiness helpers, longevity leaders, mood fixers, and booty enhancers. The all-green healthful tonics and fruity and refreshing potions are organized by function, including The Cleansers, The Healers, The Boosters, and The Beautifiers. Breast Cancer Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Research-based Recipes for Prevention and Recovery by Daniella Chace In her delightful new book, Daniella breaks down the complex topic of oncology nutrition and the specific dietary needs breast cancer creates, into simple recommendations for making delicious smoothies that support healing and a healthy lifestyle. What makes 100 Breast Cancer Smoothies unique? An extensive body of research, that provides many of our long-sought answers to the cause of breast cancer, has been translated into simple, healthy smoothie recipes!  Healthy Drinks: 60 Vital Recipes for Green Smoothies, Juice Shots, Broths, Detox Water, Kombucha, and More by Anna Ottosson Dieting is no longer the smartest way of cleansing your body or losing weight. Instead of depriving yourself of certain foods, why not add in a quick boost of healthy drinks to the mix? Vitamin and infused waters, tonics, shots, juices, and other nutrient-packed drinks are a quick, delicious, and powerful pick-me-up that will enhance your vitality with just a swig (or two). Smoothies | EMAGAZINE Energize your mornings with Smoothies, a creative collection of nearly 80 smoothie recipes that will help you step up your smoothie-making routine. The wide range of flavors and ingredients in this issue includes tropical fruits, global spices, dark leafy greens, fruit-and-vegetable pairings, and more. Add an extra buzz to your mornings with caffeinated smoothies or start a special day off right with a decadent dessert-inspired blend. Smoothie Project: The 28-Day Plan to Feel Happy and Healthy No Matter Your Age by Catherine McCord |EBOOK Weelicious founder Catherine McCord is an expert recipe developer who helps families eat healthfully and deliciously. When her son started suffering from chronic nausea and her family doctors couldn’t help, McCord turned to her experience with nutrition for an answer, researching until she discovered a surprisingly simple solution—smoothies. She shared her family’s story and some of her favorite smoothie recipes on social media, and the Smoothie Project, a daily online source of inspiration, was born. People began to use her recipes and share how smoothies had become a force of change in their lives, too Smoothies & Super Juices | EMAGAZINE If you struggle to get enough fruits and veggies into your diet, there is a simpler way to get back on track–just drink it! By blending or juicing your favorite fruits, berries, greens and veggies with yogurt, nuts or seeds, you can consume loads of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants in just one delicious glass. This all-new bookazine contains amazing recipes for luscious smoothies and refreshing juices–you’ll want to try them all. Cooking Light Smoothies & Snacks | EMAGAZINE There’s no doubt that smoothies are here to stay, but what’s the best way to enjoy smoothies and your favorite snacks without packing on extra calories? The editors of Cooking Light have answers in the special edition, Smoothies & Snacks, which includes over 50 of our best recipes for delicious smoothies that you can have for breakfast, lunch, or any time you need a boost. 10-day Green Smoothie Cleanse by  J. J. Smith The 10-day green smoothie cleanse will jump-start your weight loss, increase your energy level, clear your mind, and improve your overall health. Smith will help you learn to live a healthier lifestyle of detoxing and healthy eating. Zero Belly Smoothies by David Zinczenko Zero Belly Smoothies based on the New York Times bestseller