I like to play a lot of music in my storytimes, and some of my favorite songs include “Dance, Freeze, Melt” and “Jumping and Counting”. Those songs and more can be found on the CDs listed below. Request one today to extend storytime learning and fun in your car or at your house!
A new book by David Soman co-creator of the Ladybug Girl books! In Three Bears and a Boat, three small bears set out to find a replacement for their Mama's favorite blue seashell that they broke. They have a grand sea adventure, and also a small talk on taking responsibility for their actions. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Molly is a little mouse who loves going to the fair. She loves riding the rides with all of her friends. To show her friends how much she loves them she buys them all balloons and gets swept into the air before she can give them out. Will her friends come to her rescue? Recommended for ages 3 and up.
Vocabulary is simply knowing the names of things. Words and their meanings are the building blocks of literacy development. The more words a child knows, the easier it will be for him or her to understand what they read. A parent can help their child build vocabulary by exploring different types of books, formats, and subjects in both fiction and non-fiction. As unfamiliar words are encountered, the parent and the child can sound them out together and talk about what each new word means. At home, parents can introduce new words into every day conversation. For example, instead of the usual, “Get in the car, we're going to the library!” you could say, “Let's get into our automobile (or vehicle)!”
Enjoy these books from our collection, chosen especially for their colorful vocabulary:
Over the last several months we have been seeing many new Christmas picture books coming into the library. We all have our favorite holiday books that we like to read year after year, but it's also nice to add a new story or two! Check out these twelve titles published in 2015 that just might make your holiday book list again next year.
- When Santa was a Baby by Linda Bailey
- Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho! by Doreen Cronin
- The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
- Christmas in America by Callista Gingrich
- Snow Bunny’s Christmas Gift by Rebecca Harry
- ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Daniel Kirk
- The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas by Laura Murray
- Samurai Santa: A Very Ninja Christmas by Rubin Pingk
- How to Catch Santa by Jean Reagan
- The Smallest Gifts of Christmas by Peter Reynolds
- Merry Christmas, Squirrels! by Nancy Rose
- Tractor Mac Saves Christmas by Billy Steers
The bears are not in their chairs or beds, where can they be? They have been out playing and getting dirty! It's bathtime! Big brown bear tries to get them clean, but in the end he needs a bath too. Sudsy and bubbly fun for ages 3 and up.
Do you think it's easy being the Tooth Fairy? All those teeth and so little time! If your child is entering the stage of losing teeth we have plenty of books to help them through the transition. Stop in the Youth Department and ask a Librarian to get you started on some great books, and while you are here be sure to show us your wiggly teeth!
- Arthur's Loose Tooth by Lillian Hoban
- Bear's Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson
- Dear Tooth Fairy by Karen Gray Ruelle
- The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy by Martha Brockenbrough
- Loose Tooth by Mari Schuh
- The Lost-and-Found Tooth by Louise Borden
- A Tooth is Loose by Lisa Trambauer
- You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
In “Each Kindness”, award winning author Jacqueline Woodson and amazing illustrator E.B. Lewis have made a wonderful book about how treating people with kindness can help everyone. Maya is a new student and different from her other classmates with her hand-me-down clothes and old- fashioned toys. Maya wants to make friends with Chloe and her gang of friends, but they reject her. Their teacher gives a lesson on simple kindness and Chloe realizes the opportunity for friendship that was missed, and how much better it would have been if she had been kind.
In this wordless picture book, follow a boy and his handmade newpaper boat on a rainy day adventure. With wordless books YOU can tell the story! For storytellers ages 4 and up.
The snow has melted, the sun is shining through and warming our days, and the world is in full summer bloom… but the icy wonderfulness of Disney's Frozen is still in the hearts and minds of us all! So, what do you read when you have read every Frozen book there is? From endearing snowpeople, to the bonds of siblings, to princesses with spunk here are a few books that capture some of the essence of Frozen.
For When You’re Missing Olaf…
Here are some great books that really bring snow to life and capture the magic of snowpeople:
Siblings have so much fun together. They explore the world, go on adventures, and take care of each other in only the way a sibling can. Here are some books that really capture these sibling bonds.
What could be more fun then princess adventures! We have some great books that capture all things princess, spunk, adventure, and more! Check these out to continue Elsa and Anna's spirit of adventure and independance.
- Don’t Kiss the Frog: Princess Stories with Attitude edited by Fiona Waters
- Part-time Princess: Girl by Day, Princess by Night by Deborah Underwood
- Princess Knight by Cornelia Funke
- Princess on the Run by Smiliana Coh
- Lovabye Dragon by Barbara Joosse
- Not All Princesses Dress In Pink by Jane Yolen
If after all this wonderful reading you are still in need of more Frozen fun don't miss our Frozen Party! It is being held Thursday June 18th at 2:30pm in the Youth Department. We will read Frozen stories, sing songs with the sing-a-long DVD, and make crafts. No registration is required. But, don't forget to come dressed up as your favorite charcacter. Are you Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, or Sven???
Happy “Frozen” Reading!