Christine Turner's blog

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.  

 

 

 

More Picture Book Gems of 2012

 Here are a few more picture book gems that you may or may not have heard of.  I used several of these in my storytime, and they received rave reviews from children.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I have.   

My Dad Is Big and Strong, But... : A Bedtime Story

Stories, Songs, Puppets and More

Family Storytime is held every Monday night provided that the library is open.

During our weekly storytime program, children and their families will enjoy books, songs, and other early literacy activities. Frequently, crafts are also provided, but may not be appropriate for children under 3 years old. Please be aware that supplies are limited.

All HCPL locations will be closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday for regular business hours.

Please call 281-812-2162 for additional storytime options. Thank you.
 

So Many Books, So Litte Time. What Did You Miss?

 

 

 

During the course of one year, the library receives many wonderful picture books.  So, I want to highlights some of the items that you may have missed during 2012.  I will be continuing this process during the next few weeks. If you had a new favorite, please post a comment below to share with others. 

Merry Christmas

I have always loved  children's Christmas books, and at one point, I had a rather large collection. Incorporating books into holiday celebrations is a great family tradition.

I am excited to tell you that this has been an amazing year for holiday books.  All of the books listed here were published during 2012. I think that you will be pleasantly surprised at how many wonderful authors have shared their creative talents. I hope that you enjoy reading these items as much as I have. 

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