Childrens

for fans of I Survived

If you're a fan of Lauren Tarshis' I Survived series, here are some other historical/disaster-y adventures for you:

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Book Hunters in Brief #37: Back to School

BHinB #37 GraphicHear that? That’s the sound of a jillion school kids—from kindergarten to college—sighing. It's back to school time again. Book Hunters can’t do anything about that, but we can suggest these books so at least you don’t feel alone in your pain.

Beat those Summertime Boredom Blues @ the library!

 

 

Summer vacation is almost over, and many of you are looking for something to brighten up your summertime boredom blues.  What you need is some LOL fun! The books that I have chosen this week are sure to delight even the toughest crowd; both whimsical and entertaining, these items are exactly what you need to add some fun and humor into your day! 

 

Don't let the Heat get You Down; Pick Up a Book @ the Library!

 It's hot outside! So, head on over to the library where it's nice and cool. While you are there, make sure to pick out some books to share with your family.  Below is a list of picture books that I am currently reading, and thought that you might enjoy too. Happy reading!

 

The International Space Station Display @ HCPL

NASA's International Space Station Exhibit Orbits Around HCPL! The NASA display can currently (June 13 - June 27) be found at the Atascocita Branch Library.  To expand your learning experience, have have included a few book suggestions, as well as, a resource list that I think you will find interesting. Enjoy! 

Credit: NASA

 

Sneak Peek of What is on My Desk...

Have you ever wondered what the library staff is reading?  Well, here is your chance to see what I have on my desk at this very moment.  I can guarantee that you will see a few of these items at my Family Storytime.  Happy reading!

Something to Do David Lucas.

A celebration of the imagination reminiscent of Harold and the Purple Crayon.Big Bear and Little Bear want to find something to do. So they head out for a walk in the great white open —yet still, nothing. But when one of them picks up a stick, snaps it in half, and starts to draw a landscape, they realize that the only limit to what they can do is their imagination. And with these two, it turns out their imaginations are as open as the sky.Parents will welcome and children will love this funny, fresh, and adorable new book tackling the age-old misconception that there'’s simply “nothing to do.”

 

 

Toothy Tales


 Chomp! Toothy Tales to Bite Back the "Summer Slide." 

 "The researchers concluded that two-thirds of the 9th grade reading achievement gap can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities during elementary school. This achievement level is a huge determinant of whether students stay in school and follow a college-preparatory track."


Johns Hopkins University Researchers
Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson (2007)


 

 

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