Posted On: Dec 10, 2013 In: Book Lists, Kids Room
A great man died. Perhaps your child has noticed the entire world is memorializing him, and is wondering who Nelson Mandela is and why he’s such a big deal. The library has some books and movies to help you explain.
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Posted On: Dec 6, 2013 In: Book Lists, Kids Room, Staff Picks
Sick of soft, slow, bedtime books? Can’t take any more peace and quiet? Want to help your toddler or preschooler reach new heights of noise? Try these fantastic books filled with animal sounds. Read More..
Posted On: Dec 2, 2013 In: Beyond Books, Kids Room
So you’re wondering if games are right for you or your child. Should you invest in the next generation of systems or, more importantly, the next generation of gamers? I endorse video games for what they are. But more importantly, I endorse video games for what they should be – what they teach, what they develop, what they become. I’d like to make a case for the playing of video games and in doing so reveal a bit about myself. Read More..
Posted On: Nov 26, 2013 In: Book Lists, Kids Room, Staff Picks
One of my all-time favorite genres in literature is the verse novel or book in verse. Verse novels often tackle difficult subjects and are far from boring. In fact, they are usually a faster read than prose and very hard to put down. One more page, then one more page leads to the novel’s end rather quickly. These are good for reluctant readers, Read More..
Posted On: Nov 21, 2013 In: Beyond Books, Kids Room, Staff Picks
“Dude, what time is it?”
“Dude, its Adventure Time!”
If you just smiled when you read the above quotes, you must be familiar with the popular Cartoon Network series Adventure Time. Now in its fifth season Adventure Time follows the capers of Jake the Dog and Finn Read More..
Posted On: Nov 18, 2013 In: Book Lists, Kids Room
You may have noticed the two, small, blue portable file boxes on the floor near the desk in the Children’s area. In one you will find current and past winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, and William Allen White awards – to name just a few. Other awards are more specific: the Scott O’Dell Award is for historical fiction, the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is for books for Read More..