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The 2013-2014 Texas Bluebonnet Books Are Now On Display

We have recently placed the new 2013 - 2014 Bluebonnet nominees on display in the Children's area. These items are often included in required reading lists and are recommended  for grades 3-6. Each year children throughout Texas get to vote of their favorite book. 

If your child is looking for something else to read, the Texas Bluebonnet Award Winners list is a great place to start. As I have stated before, these items have been chosen by children, so typically everyone likes them.  

Celebrate the 100th Day of School with a Book!

 

 

Sometime this month, your child will celebrate the 100th day of school. This is a great opportunity to practice basic math skills and hands on projects. In addition to the books listed below you will find several other activity links. Happy reading!

  100th Day Worries.  Margery Cuyler.

The 2013-2014 Texas Bluebonnet Books Are Now Available

Books for the Bluebonnet Award List 2013-2014 are now available at HCPL locations.
According to the Texas Library Association, "The Texas Bluebonnet Award reading program encourages Texas children to read more books, explore a variety of current books, develop powers of discrimination, and identify their favorite books."  These books are recommended  for grades 3-6.

 

Our Leaders

 

Presidents’ Day is a little less than a month away. So, the question is how much do you really know about the men who have lead our Nation? What makes a leader? Do you want to learn more?

Stop!...before you answer that question, let me tell you that the books I have chosen are not like text books. Luckily, they not only include facts, but they also have a visual story to tell through illustrations. Children, especially ones who are visual learners, use these clues to help link information about each President with the historical events that took place during his presidency.

The Story of The White House

 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20500 is probably the most famous address in America. It is the location of  The White House,  which is official residence of the president of the United States. Given it's age, over 200 years old, it has many stories to tell. 

Red, Yellow, Blue! What Do they Mean to You?

We often don't think about the things in our world that are common placed. Everyday, we hear, see, touch, and smell things that we give little or no thought to.  For instance, can you imagine a world without color? I certainly would not want to live in a place like that...Would you?The books listed below are a celebration of colors around you.

Did You Grow Up with Frog and Toad?

For many adults, the Frog and Toad series, are books that you enjoy reading as a child, and now you are sharing them with your children or grandchildren. 

I love it when parents share this type of information with me. Not only does it warm my heart, but it also gives me the opportunity to recommend other titles that you might enjoy. 

So, stop by the library to say " hi!" While you are here; share a story or ask a question because we would love to get to know you.  

 

 

 

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