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Kid Friendly Halloween Songs and Fingerplays

 Reading books and singing songs is a great way to expand your child's storytime experience.  Below are a few Halloween songs and fingerplays that I thought you might like trying at home.  Enjoy!

 

Book Hunters in Brief #44: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

We've all had bad days, and we all can probably agree that it is far better to read about one than to actually have one. This week Book Hunters offers some recommendations for those I-got-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed days.

Trick or Treat Craft

Trick or Treat craft on Wednesday October 15, at 3:15 pm in the children's area.

Decorate trick or treat bags with markers, stickers and cut-outs. Blank bags and all supplies will be provided.

Cool Sites for Kids and Parents too

 Navigating through the World Wide Web can be difficult; you can't always trust that the information provided is true or correct.  When working with children, you also want to ensure their safety.  I would like to encourage you to take a look Great Websites for Kids. [It provides] a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14. Suggested sites are evaluated by the Great Websites for Kids Committee using established selection criteria. The committee is made up of members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

 

Popular Children's Author, Michael Dahl, Swoops into South Houston

Harris County Public Library is pleased to announce that Michael Dahl, bestselling author of books for children and young adults, will visit South Houston Branch Library on Saturday, September 27, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Mr. Dahl has written more than two hundred books and is a three-time winner of the Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award.

We have many of his books in our collection--ranging from board books for your youngest to YA mysteries. So, check some out, read them with your kids, and then bring the family out to enjoy what promises to be a high-energy entertaining and educational event. Michael Dahl's visit is sponsored by myON, a division of Capstone.

Book Hunters in Brief #39: Children's Books for Hispanic Heritage Month

BHinB #39Here are a few children's books to help you celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan

I Love Saturdays y domingos by Alma Flor Ada

Tales Our Abuelitas Told by F. Isabel Campoy

Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales

Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown

Book Hunters can create a custom reading for any occasion and to suit your every mood. It's fast, free and fun!

READ to Peter the Dog-September 19 @ 3:30 pm

PeterFriday September 19, at 3:30 pm.

Children who are reluctant readers will be able to read aloud to Peter - a black lab therapy dog. 3 children may each read for 20 minutes. The reading area will be upstairs in the children's picture book area that will be cordoned off. You may bring your own book or select one from a library selection.

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:

You choose interactive History adventures

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! 

 

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