Caterina, a very organized owl, is planning her first party. She has lists of things to do, lists of friends to invite, and lists of things to love. Caterina does not want any surprises for her party day. Can there still be a perfect party when a spot of rain threatens? Pure whimsical fun for ages 3 and up.
Three very excited cows are ready for fun in chicken's home. It's time to jump, dance, and wiggle all on an unhappy chicken's tiny couch. The fun ends with a quiet and cozy nap. F-U-N for ages 3 and up.
A torn piece of paper can turn into a crocodile's smile. A paint spill can be turned into an elephant. You can turn any oops into an unlimited number of beautiful possibilities. Imaginative fun for ages 3 and up.
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The falling leaves remind me of Thanksgiving and also of stories of long ago when people lived and worked within the natural world. There are a great number of Native American stories that are still being told today.
When November rolls around, I start thinking about family gatherings, food and good memories. Below are three picture books that explore the themes of family,food and fun. Do you have a favorite picture book about families and food?
Baking Day at Grandma's by Anika Denise
Three little bears set off to Grandma's to help her bake treats for gifts. This rhyming story has...Read more
It’s that time of year again! Can you believe that it is already time to Trick or Treat? It may be hard to believe with this heat wave, but Trick or Treat is on Thursday!! If you don’t have your costume yet, don’t worry–there is still time.
A great go-to is the classic ghost. Just find an old sheet with holes in it for eyes.
Or, just wear all black and tie a shirt around your head like in the picture below with a scarf around your waist. Ta-da! You’re a ninja.
Living on the east side, my commute gives me plenty of time in the car to listen to music, the news, and, most enjoyably, audiobooks! I have found that I particularly like audiobooks that are read by the author. Below are some youth and young adult titles that are on my read or to-read lists:
Picture Books & Easy Readers:
Have you heard about the monsters who love colors? Or the monsters who love to play on the playground? Do you like silly monster stories that aren't too scary? Try these titles for some silly adventures full of furry monsters. Most of the monsters in these stories aren't scary, but reading about...Read more
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Join our Youth Department's Goodreads Group: connect with your librarians and other Goodreads Group members to discuss and share book recommendations.
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Join our in-house musician Brian Griffin and his guitar for a morning of stories and songs.
Ages 0 and up, No... (full entry)When?11/21/2014 - 10:30am to 11:15amWhere?Miller Park Branch Library
Children and caregivers join us for stories, building and fun! Each month well read a couple of stories to start, then the building... (full entry)When?11/22/2014 - 10:30am to 11:15amWhere?Tremont Road - Main Library
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