Cookies! Bear cub smells cookies while playing in the woods and finds a tea party set up with cookies to share. The hostess of the party arrives and has very strict rules about the tea party playing before any cookies can be eaten. Will bear ever get to eat cookies? A funny and sweet story for hosts and hostesses of all ages, but especially those aged 4-8.
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.
A terrible mix-up happens at the castle! The baby princess Priscilla and the piglet Pigmella switch places (it's the kind of thing that happens all the time in books). Can a piglet become a princess and a princess be happy on the farm? Fairy tale fun for all ages, but especially those ages 5 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)
When two pigs have their house destroyed on accident by their much larger friends, a moose and a bear, they decide to make a house that will fit all four of them comfortably. They hire the best builders in the woods, the beavers, to build their new home. This is a sweet story of friends and finding happiness in the woods. This is for picture book lovers of all ages, but especially those in Preschool to Second grade.
Doug is a robot who is supposed to be plugged in to download all of the information he needs about the city in which he lives. However, his window looks out into the city and the urge to explore and learn on his own is too great! All young explorers ages 4 and up join Doug on his adventure through town.
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!
Can you spy the pets? Look through the hole in each page and see if you can guess the pets. If you like this, check out the other I Spy books by Edward Gibbs. Great fun for ages 2-5.
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!”
Who lives over in the hollow? Owls, bats, mummies and werewolves help readers count from one to thirteen for spooky Halloween fun. Read and sing this story to the tune of “Over in the Meadow”. Recommended for ages 4 and up.