On Thursday, August 5, 2010, the children's book club at the Northeast Branch Library will be discussing The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. This is a wonderful adventure story about a teenage boy who goes to India to visit an uncle, boards a ship to return home to New York, and gets stranded on a deserted island with a wild horse.
For a change of pace, this week’s book review is about a graphic novel series. If you’re a fantasy fan, or if you’ve ever thought about reading a graphic novel, then the best place to start is the Bone series by Jeff Smith.
Star training starts this Saturday. First in a series of six sessions where we will Sing Talk And Read our way into a new literacy skill every week. This program is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children ages 2 to 5 years. We are not teaching how to read, but the skills that children need prior to reading. Research shows that there are 6 skills needed to become a successful reader.
This year, the library’s summer reading programs are all about water, whether making a splash or making waves. In keeping with that theme, Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher is a book in which just about everything washes up, from a one-legged swimmer to a kid with a bone to pick and a heart of gold to boot. Read on to find out more.
Monday, June 28 - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.Come join us as we discuss the book club's selection for the month, the Spare Wife.The main character, Ponce Morris is described as a beautiful, rich widow who has a talent for throwing elegant dinner parties for powerful, wealthy couples. Ponce doesn'tappear to be a threat to her married friends but Ponce has a secret that will reveal heras a threat to all the couples in her circle.
Come to the Children’s Room and join our pool of summer readers. The theme of this summer’s reading program is “Make a SPLASH – Read!”. We are asking readers to challenge themselves by making a contract/commitment to read at least 15 minutes a day, 1 book a week, or whatever suites their reading style; it's not the quantity, but the quality of the reading experience. Younger children that are enjoying listening to stories should join too. As your goal is reached, return to the Children's Room with your reading log and we will reward you with a "spla
Due to the great interest by the book club members in the Northeast Children’s Book Club, there will be a showing of the movie “Tuck Everlasting” in the meeting room June 21, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. After reading and discussing the book, it was agreed to view the movie together. This book is fantasy created by Natalie Babbitt. The Tuck Family will live
“Read like a wolf eats.” That’s a quote from Gary Paulsen. He has written over 200 books and there is a book for practically everyone’s needs: adventure, historical fiction, biography, humor, and mystery. On July 1, 2010, the children’s book club will be discussing Gary Paulsen’s Harris and Me: a Summer Rem
If you haven’t heard your friends talking about The Hunger Games or Catching Fire in the past two years, you’ve been missing out on a fantastic story that will soon be made into a great movie. Learn about the book that started it all below.