Feeling a bit trapped because you still have two more months of school to go? Well, be that as it may, I doubt your feelings come anywhere close to those of Finn and Claudia. He’s trapped in a world that wants to torture and destroy him, while she’s trapped in the game of politics and betrayal that could be just as deadly. Intrigued? Read Incarceron, the latest book from Catherine Fisher.
Published on Saturday, April 9, 2011
The Children's Room is having a special guest Thursday, April 28. At 3:30 p.m., Lulu Delacre will be sharing some of her books with us and teaching us how to dance to the arroz con leche game song. Lulu Delacre is the author of Arrorro Mi Nino: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games, Arroz con Leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America and Salsa Stories. Many of you might recognize her from the Rafi and Rosi easy reader books.
This program is being offered in celebration of Children's Day/Book Day (El Dia de los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros), which is the last week in April. Come and enjoy.
Published on Friday, April 1, 2011
April showers bring May flowers…April showers bring May flowers… Repeat this 100 times a day, and you may get through this damp excuse for a month. But in the meantime, check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:
April 1 – National Fun at Work Day
April 1 – Sorry Charlie Day
April 2 – International Children’s Book Day
Published on Thursday, March 17, 2011
Vampires. Werewolves. Fairies. As much as some of us would like to deny it, the paranormal creatures have taken control of teen literature. But these three groups of supernatural creatures aren’t the only ones getting a piece of the action. In this delightful anthology that just came out, Zombie vs. Unicorn, two popular teen authors bring some other creatures to our attention. If you’re willing to be skewered on a unicorn’s horn or join the zombie army, read the review below.
Published on Thursday, March 3, 2011
Finally, spring is just around the corner, so it’s definitely time for some sort of celebration! Check out some of these interesting holidays by going to the websites below to learn more information:
Published on Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Who needs just one shoe? Maybe someone magical. The Blue Shoe is a fast read full of various characters good and evil (the subtitle says it all).
Come Saturday, March 12, at 3 p.m. to discuss this whimsical tale. We have the folks of Aplanap and the Aukis of Mount Xexnax to keep us entertained. If you are interested, there are still copies of the title in the children's room. This book was written by Roderick Townley and features illustrations by Mary GrandPre.
Published on Friday, February 25, 2011
Published on Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Join the discussion of The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini. This is the story of Sylvia
Compson, who finds a 150-year-old diary of her ancestor and three
antique quilts mentioned in the diary.
The diary reveals that Sylvia's
family may have been involved with slavery and the Underground
Railroad. Follow Sylvia's story as she unravels a family mystery
and her heritage and history.
Published on Tuesday, February 15, 2011
A black and white photo exhibit depicting a vibrant African American community in Washington, D. C. In the 1930's, before Ben's Chili Bowl, there was the National Grill,
Published on Tuesday, February 15, 2011
To celebrate Black History Month, there is a wonderful exhibit at the National Geographic Museum called America I Am: the African American Imprint. Free tickets for children can be obtained by visiting the library to pick up oversized postcard advertisements. The free ticket is tied to reading a book. One adult per child with a postcard can attend at half price ($6.00). Normally, I do not like to plug events that are not totally free, but this exhibit is exceptional with artifacts covering 500 years of history and gathered from various contributors. I recommend this exhibit for children ages 8 and above. If the National Geographic Museum is not accessible to you, there is a mini-exhibit at the Martin Luther King Memorial Library.