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Unleash Your Pokémon @ the library!

 

Attention Pokémon fans!

Do you know that Harris County Public Libraries not only have great  Pokémon books: two of our branches also have free programs for kids. * details below. 

 Pokémon Adventures  Volume 20, by Hidenori  Kusaka, art by Mato   [On Order]

All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga! Legendary Pokémon Kyogre and Groudon are unleashed, and the world descends into chaos!

 

Lunar New Year program is full, but there is a waiting list.

Update Jan. 23, 2014

As of this morning, the Lunar New Year Program is full.  In the event that a family is unable to make the program, we ask that they contact the library so we may call someone on our waiting list. Thank you! 

Children and their families are invited to join a special program to celebrate the Lunar New Year. We will explore the legend of the Chinese Dragon and create a dazzling painted horse! This program has been designed for children ages 3 to 12 years old. 

 

Bedtime Zzzzzzzz's

Have you ever tried to take a snooze, but the sounds of someone else's snoring, snorting, or wheezing keeps you awake? Arghh! When you are dealing with it in real life it's not a fun situation! However, it can offer humorous scenario when writing a picture book. Have you ever been kept awake by snoring? If so, how would you describe this sound? 

 Stop Snoring, Bernard! Zachariah OHora

Tick-Tock Goes the Clock

Fingerplays and rhymes are a great way to encourage early literacy. Here is one that I have done in storytime, and  both toddlers and children enjoy. 

 

How to become a ★ STAR ★ @ the library!

In December 2013, there were 269 children who played the Polar Express I Spy game! This month, our I Spy game will give children the opportunity to become a star ★ of the library!

Stop by the front desk to let us know that you would like to take part in this fun and educational game. Upon completion, each child  will earn a star which will be placed  on our star bulletin board. They will also get to choose a prize from our treasure chest.  You may play as often as you would like, but please be aware that  prizes are limited to one treasure box prize, per child, each month.

Frosty Tales

I just checked the weather and it is currently 75°F in Houston. Anyone else, wanting to feel the brisk winter air?  Melt away our warm winter weather by picking out a few of these frosty tales. 

 The Adventures of a South Pole Pig 

 

Psst, Psst... Continued.

  No Fits, Nilson!  Zachariah OHora.

Psst...Have You Seen These Yet?

About this time of year, I begin to see several booklists  for "best books" of the year. You can find these lists on blogs, websites and journals, and many are outstanding resources for anyone who is interested in discovering more about books.  However, occasionally, I feel that items are overlooked and not given the due recognition that they deserve.

Below you will find a few of the picture books that have not been acknowledged on multiple sites, but  I feel are worth your time to discover. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I have. 

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