In a perfect world, we would each have an unconditional friend, who would stick with us through thick and thin, argue but make up, laugh with us, cry with us. Children long for such affirmation, but the rumble tumble of social/school/home life makes them feel uncertain. Because of this natural longing, a major theme of almost all the fiction in the Children’s area of the library is friendship. Read More..
The best wildlife photographers in the world aren’t always adults. Get inspired by award-winning child photographers in Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 20. If you like animals or photography, check out the stunning images taken by kids in three categories: 15-17 years old, 11-14 years old, and under 10 years old (as well as adults). It will make you wonder Read More..
Who is your favorite author or do you have several on that list? You know, the ones you just can’t wait for their next book to be published. Quickly becoming one of my favorite authors is Helen Frost. I simply love her books, especially since most are written in my favorite style – novels in verse (I actually wrote about this in one of my previous posts). The first title I read was Diamond Willow, Read More..
Last time we talked about board books to take advantage of your toddler’s energy. For those with children who are slightly older, but still energetic, try these picture books to get them (and you) moving. Read More..
When you’re able to compile a list based on video games that feature the growing of plants as part of their gameplay, it’s a testament to the wide array of games available for check out in the library’s collection. The following is a list of games for players with a green thumb, and in some cases an adventurous spirit. As usual they are all rated E for Everyone, so even the youngest of farmers can kill time until our cold weather permits outdoor gardening. More information on the ESRB rating system can be found here.
What do you think of in February? Valentine’s Day? Presidents’ Day? Those are great and honorable occasions, but for me February signals Black History Month.