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Holiday Craft

This week, Miss Susan made a shamrock craft with the children who attended Story Pals  (pre-school) storytime. We have two other options for families who would like to participate in the holiday craft program. Space is limited.

Bird Haven for Earth Day

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to identify and appreciate the simple things in life.  A few weeks ago, I was reading in my study, when I noticed that the songbirds are back.  I am delighted they have returned to my garden, and realized how much I truly missed them during the cold "winter" months.  As our community grows birds are losing their natural habitat. Therefore, I have begun making plans to create a backyard haven for birds and butterflies. Below are a few of the books that I found helpful.
 

Sleep Tight Night Owls

  

I am going to tell you a secret that almost no one knows about me...  I adore owls!!! Needless to say, I have at least one owl themed storytime a year. Luckily, many children's authors  must also admire these wise little creature for there are several wonderful books in our system.

 

In case, you missed Family Storytime I thought that I would share a few of my favorite books with you.

It Was Great To See You!

Read Across America Party  

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Wild West Tales

HOWDY BUCKAROOS, it's time to dust off your hat and mosey into town for The Houston Livestock and Rodeo. This event started yesterday and will run through March 21st. 

Dr. Seuss

 

On March 2nd, Read Across America day will celebrate the life and works of the beloved author, Dr. Seuss.

As Kathleen's blog announced, celebrations will be held at all Harris County Public Libraries throughout the week.  

I thought that it would be fun to list some of my favorite biographies on Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel). His life was just as amazing as his books.

  

President Washington

 I promised to share a few of my favorite books on George Washington so here they are. Most of the items listed are found in the non-fiction or biography section of the library. That being said, I hope that you will check a few out and give them a try. Almost all the book on this list uses a picture book format, which children typically enjoy. The illustrations make a factual subject like history fun and inviting. By presenting information in this manner, it becomes more like a story. In return, children can better relate to the person or subject that is being presented.

 

Trickster Tales

 

The stories of Anansi, the most famous spider in West Africa, have been passed down for generations.  B.O.L.T, the Atascocita Teen Advisory Board, is providing a puppet show this afternoon about this clever character.  Below are a few of my favorite trickster tales. 

Tooth Tales

According to Chase's Calendar of Events, National Tooth Fairy Day is celebrated on February 28th.

Who Doesn't Love Pancakes?

I don't know a single person who doesn't like pancakes, and February 14 - 20th is National Pancake week.  I realize that the celebrations are almost over, but this topic was too yummy to past up.  Not to mention the fact, that it's never too early to start planning for next year...Maybe I'll have pancakes for dinner tonight. 

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