Thursday, April 8, 2010

Book Group Reads

The Junior Book Group will be discussing Tumtum & Nutmeg by Emily Bearn on May 6th at 6:30pm and the Middle School Book Group will be discussing Max Quigley Technically Not a Bully by James Roy on April 15th at 6:30pm. Copies of both books are located at the Children's Room desk.

New Fiction

There are tons of new picture and fiction books that have just been added to our collection. Here are some of my new favorites:

Woof: A Love Story by Sarah Weeks. This is a charming little story about a dog who becomes enamored with a kitty. Of course, she doesn’t understand his terms of endearment because she doesn’t speak “woof,” but the language of love has no boundaries, especially when the dog plays his music for the kitty. She finally understands his feelings for her and she falls in love with him as well. The mixed media in this picture book creates a collage of cuteness.

I Can Help by David Hyde Costello. A ducky becomes lost and is helped by a monkey, who in turn is helped by a giraffe. This endearing picture book has sweet faced little animals that are polite and obviously helpful. If you want to introduce your little one to manners then maybe this book can be of service.

Henry in Love by Peter McCarty. Ah, first love. Little Henry has fallen for cute little bunny, Chloe, who can turn a perfect cartwheel. He chases after her during tag and even gives her his blueberry muffin for snack time. Imagine his thrill when his teacher seats him next to Chloe during class. The dreamy illustrations make this story absolutely adorable.

Milo Armadillo by Jan Fearnley. Tallulah wants a pink fluffy rabbit for her birthday, but her grandmother knits a pink armadillo instead. Tallulah is disappointed at first and makes the armadillo feel that he isn’t good enough for her since he’s not a rabbit. When he leaves, Tallulah desperately wants him back. The pair is reunited when she follows a pink string all the way to her grandmother’s house and then they go home together. The drawings are filled with pastel colors, yarn, fabric and sequins. This story is charming in every way.

We also have tons of Rainbow Magic Music Fairy books, such as Victoria the Violin Fairy, Fiona the Flute Fairy, Poppy the Piano Fairy, and Maya the Harp Fairy.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

New Activities and Events in the Children's Room!

April is finally here and I can see the sunshine streaming in through the windows! Yay! I've been busy ordering tons of new books and cooking up new programs for the month, especially for our spring vacation. Here are some of the events that will be taking place in the Children's Room:

Junior Book Group- April 1st, 6:30-7:30pm - We will be discussing The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo.

Family Math Game Night- April 8th,6-9pm - Join us for an evening of family friendly games that involve math. You and your children can play Connect Four, Battleship, Blockus, Mancala and much more! There will also be a math themed storytime at 6pm for younger children. Grades k-5. No registration is required.

Middle School Book Group- April 15th, 6:30-7:30pm - We will be discussing Max Quigley, Technically Not a Bully by James Roy.

Earth Day Storytime & Craft- April 22nd, 3:45-4:45pm- Celebrate Earth Day at the library by coming in for some stories and a craft. For children ages 5 and up. Registration is required.

Royal Pins for Teens & Tweens- April 26th, 3-4pm- Create your very own pin using play cards, felt, beads and sequins. Registration is required.

Eating Up Poetry- April 27th, 3-4:15pm- In honor of National Poetry Month, join us for a poetry reading/eating. Kids will get a chance to listen to a variety of poems, make a few easy snacks and then eat their tasty creations! Registration is required. Please inform the librarian of any allergies when you sign up for the program. This program is for children in grades 2-4.

John Root- April 28th, 3-4pm- This program invites children to flex their bodies, voices and imaginations. John plays a variety of instruments and the children will help create and enact new verses to familiar music and movement songs. All ages are welcome. No registration is required.

Book Bunch- April 29th, 3:45-4:45pm- This book club is for children ages 5-8. We get together and share a read aloud or two and then we do a craft. It's tons of fun! No registration is required.

Toddler Dance Party- April 30th, 10-10:30am- Join us for some singing and dancing as DJ Miss Jennie spins a selection of fun kiddie CDs. There will be plenty egg shakers, little instruments, bubbles and scarves to get silly with as well as cookies and juice for treats.