Posted On: Apr 29, 2013 In: Kids Featured
Sunday, May 18, 1:30-2:30 pm, for 8 to 12 year olds. For this meeting of the Secret Book Club we’ll be discussing A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz. This story follows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, but it is not for little kids! Registration required. We will have copies of the book to loan to participants, ask at the desk.
The Secret Book Club meets the third Sunday of each month.
Posted On: Apr 18, 2013 In: Book Lists, Kids Room
I was lucky enough to hear Hervé Tullet, the wildly creative children’s book illustrator and author, speak recently. His work is propelled by ideas and his thoughtful books inspire readers to reconsider what a picture book can be. He doesn’t tell a traditional story… he takes us on an adventure! Read More..
Posted On: Mar 18, 2013 In: Kids Room
Wednesday, March 20, 1:30-3 pm! Would you like to be a superhero? What would your special power be? What colors would your outfit be? Join us for Superhero Day to get all the details worked out and to be entered in LPL’s Superhero Registry!
First up: what will your superhero name be? You can go Read More..
Posted On: Jan 2, 2013 In: Kids Room, Staff Picks
Many exceptional children’s books were released in 2012! Two of my favorites bring history to life in a powerful way. In these books we’re thrust into the tense days of WWII and the desperate time of the Great Depression. Read More..
Posted On: Dec 12, 2012 In: Kids Room
We hosted a gift-making hour recently: kids created button jewelry, cookies in a jar and more for their family and friends! Creating these gifts is fun and fairly inexpensive. Here’s how we did it.
Button jewelry: create cute rings, bracelets, headbands and more! Here’s what you’ll need: Read More..
Posted On: Nov 19, 2012 In: Kids Room
Mem Fox is a read-aloud cheerleader who makes a strong case for the importance of sharing books with young children in her book Reading Magic. This is a must-read for those who would like to make reading time fun and nurturing. Not only has Fox written this amazing book for adults, she has also created numerous excellent picture books. Read More..
Posted On: Oct 9, 2012 In: Kids Room
Meet Ivan: a mild-mannered artist who lives in a circus-themed mall… and eats 45 pounds of food a day. “The One and Only Ivan” is a silverback gorilla, a large male meant to protect his family. The problem is Ivan has no one to protect. He is on display and people watch as he paints what is in his domain: a baseball, apple core, banana peel. Stella (an injured elephant) and Read More..