January 8th is National Bubble Bath Day! Celebrate by reading about the rollicking adventures of a boy and his bathtub in “The Green Bath” written by Margaret Mahy and illustrated by Steven Kellogg. Bath time will never be the same! Recommended for ages 4 and up.
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 them can still make you feel a bit braver.
Go through the alphabet with a little girl, a hot, freshly made apple pie, and the puppy that just wants a taste. Great fun for ages 2 and up.
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
This week's storytime was a blast! We shared books, rhymes and songs about bugs. All of the material we use in our storytime can be found in the library–we shared:<!–break–>
- Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas (this is an interactive book that will get your little one laughing!)
- Sleepyhead Bear by Lisa Peters
- The Crunching Munching Caterpillar by Sheridan Cain
- Open Shut Them by Songs For Wiggleworms
- Jumping and Counting by Jim Gill (Jim Gill's Irrational Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense)
- If You're Happy and you Know it! by Songs for Wiggleworms Wiggleworms
- Ups and Downs by Jim Gill (Jim Gill Sings Do Re Mi on His Toe Leg Knee)
- Skae Your Sillies Out by Raffi (More Singable Songs by Raffi)
A bored girl and a bored potato make a fun romp that is sure to relieve boredom for all ages, but particularly ages 3-8.
It is now the little girl's turn to help get Mommy to bed. She needs to make sure Mommy brushes her teeth, puts on her jammies, and does all of the other things people do before bedtime. A twist on the classic bedtime routine for ages 3 and up.
If you haven't been to Tremont in a while you may want to swing by!
The Friends of the UAPL have generously donated funds to bring you a much improved Early Learning Center at Tremont in the Youth department.
You and your little ones will find more adult seating, a padded baby/toddler corner with an interactive activity center for crawlers, large soft blocks for constructive play, a 4X6 magnetic board with magnetic pieces to explore shapes and colors, and a 4X6 felt board for creating stories! Earlier in the year we added safer and more size-appropriate seating and tables for your little ones. Enjoy!
What could be more fun than rhyming robots playing in the snow on a winter's day? Kidbots ages 4 and up come join the snow fun in Snowbots by Aaron Reynolds!
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.
If you really want to be comfy, you can wear your pajamas and a fluffy pair of slippers. All you need to do is grab a TV remote and you are a couch potato. (Just make sure you ask an adult for an extra remote, otherwise it will be hard to watch cartoons the next morning in case it gets dropped while out Trick or Treating!)
If none of those ideas work, below are some books that have good, quick costume ideas!
**Remember, if all else fails, you can always wear your regular clothes and when someone asks you what your costume is, you can reply, “I’m dressed as a muggle, from Harry Potter!”
From the author of Secret Pizza Party and Dragons Love Tacos is the story of a grumpy old man and some hungry squirrels. Mr. Fookwire just wants to feed the birds and paint them, the squirrels just want to eat the bird food. In this contest, who is the winner? Seasonal fun for ages 5 and up.