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Do You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?

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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! 

Family Picture Book Selection: You Were the First

You Were the First by Patricia MacLachlan, celebrates all of the stages of the firstborn baby in a family.  There may be other children in the family later, but there is always a first one to teach the parents how to be parents.  This will make parents and children of all family sizes smile and remember all of the good first times they each experienced. A beautiful mixture of words and illustrations for all ages. 

Frozen: What to Read Next?

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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:

Book Cover for Snowbaby by Kara LaReau

 

Sibling Fun…

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.

Cover for Flora's Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall

 

Princess Adventures…

​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.

Book Cover fro Don't Kiss the Frog edited by Fiona Waters

DVD cover for Disney's Frozen Sing-a-long Version

Frozen Party!

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!

Picture Book Selection: The Boy and the Moon

A young boy has a nighttime adventure dancing under the moon with his animal friends. They play, they dance, they howl. But, when the moon gets stuck in a tree the boy must find a way to help the moon return to the sky. A beautiful, dreamy, magical story reminiscent of Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. (Recommended ages 4 to 6 years)

Get Ready To Read! Print Awareness

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Print awareness is noticing print everywhere! Print awareness is knowing that the squiggly lines on a page symbolize something meaningful. Print awareness is the knowledge that writing in English is read from left to right and that the text flows from the top of the page to the bottom. Another aspect of print awareness is being familiar with how a book works; that books have covers, and pages to be turned, left to right. 

Helping your child develop this skill is easier than you think. Watch this video for some at-home tips:

Why not make your own book at home? You and your child can make up and write your own story,  practice writing their name, or may be even paste photos of friends and family. Make a point to design the cover, come up with a title, and don't forget to add the author's name!!

 

New Series by Kate DiCamillo

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This post is written by our newest Youth staff member, Nancy Fennessey:

Mercy Watson to the RescueLeroy Ninker Saddles Up

One of my favorite children’s authors is Kate Di Camillo. I’m particularly fond of the hilarious series she wrote for younger children, starring Mercy Watson, “the porcine wonder” who loves toast with butter!  

After finishing book # 6, Something Wonky this Way Comes, I was delightfully surprised to see that two of the loveable characters from this series, Leroy Ninker and Francine Poulet, now have their own series called Tales from Deckawoo Drive. Both books, Leroy Ninker Saddles Up and Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon, are guaranteed to put a smile on your face! 

Picture Book Selection: Love is My Favorite Thing

Plum, a lively dog, loves everything.  She loves wind, treats, Sam and Gracie, Emma and Rupert, and in fact, she loves everything but rain!  But, what she loves most is being loved.  In her efforts to do things she loves, she sometimes does things she shouldn't.  Several incidents end up with a scolding and Plum feeling really bad. The illustration of Plum, on the page where she truly wonders whether she will be loved again, is truly heartwarming.  This is a fun, heartwarming picture book that just begs to be shared.  Recommended for grades Prek-3.

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