Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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New Books for Spring!


FLOWERS ARE CALLING by Rita Gray




A new book from the same team that brought us  Have You Heard The Nesting Bird? " Flowers are calling a little black bear. No, not a bear!  He doesn't care.  They're calling a butterfly to dip from the air."  In rhyming text, Rita Gray shares the beauty of natural cooperation between plants, animals, and insects.  Flowers depend on winged visitors to spread their pollen to insure that they thrive, and winged pollinators depend on flowers for food.  The illustrator Ken Pak provides a luminous close-up of each flower, inviting children to take a closer look.  Ages 4-8.



THE BEE WHO SPOKE by Al MacCuish


"Once upon a time in the great city of Paris, near Rue Saint-Rustique in the 18th arrondissement, there lived a girl named Belle. " On Belle's family's annual summer holiday in the French countryside, Belle pedals off into the countryside, where she meets the title's bee.  The talking bee teaches her about the wonders of the natural world, the way bees pollinate flowers so that humans can eat delicious food, and the symphony of all of nature working together. The illustrations by Rebecca Gibbon reinforce the originality of this fantasy-and-nonfiction book. A list of "delicious foods" needing bee pollination is appended. The environmentalist message makes it a nice picture book  for older readers. 



WHEN YOU NEED A FRIEND by Suzanne Chiew




Badger helps his friends prepare their homes for a storm, but runs out of time to protect his own home.  When the storm has passed, his animal friends offer him a place to stay while they band together to help him rebuild.  Children will enjoy the soft detailed illustrations by Caroline Pedler.  A classic tale of friendship, teamwork, and community.  For Ages 3-7.









Saturday, January 17, 2015

Winter Reading Club 2015!


OLAF thinks reading is COOOL... so do Elsa and Anna and all their friends!  If you like to read, why not sign up for our Winter Reading Club and read, read, read for fun and prizes?

Beth and Scott and friends will be here on Sunday, January 25 at 2 pm to help us kickoff the festivities.  Tickets for this live performance will be available beginning
 Monday, January 12 @ 10 am .  All ages.

Pick up a Reading Record Chart and a FROZEN themed bookmark at the Children's Desk beginning January 25th.  Read as many books as you can, record the titles on your chart and submit the chart by February 13 to receive a goody bag, raffle ticket and an invitation to the closing party on Sunday, February 22 @ 2 pm.

Friday, November 28, 2014

National Cookie Day!


With some YUMMY books!

National Cookie day celebrates the cookie in all its sweet glory.  Did you know that the English word "cookie" is derived from the Dutch word "koekje" which means little cake?

Cookies come in all different shapes, sizes and flavors.  To celebrate National Cookie Day, come to the Children's Room to pick out a title from some of our favorite stories about cookies, or bake a batch of cookies from one of our many cookbooks and invite some friends over.  

Try some of these delicious picks:

















... and many more!