Create your own story, or just enjoy the pictures, in this beautifully drawn book about a young child playing at the beach. (Recommended Ages: PreK-3rd)
Now that the countdown to Christmas has begun here are some new Christmas picture books that you might enjoy! Whether it's a new take on an old classic, a tale of Santa Claus, or the story of Christmas you're looking for, at least one of these should make it on your to-read list for the holiday season.
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.
Wouldn't it be dull if all the animals were the same? It's time to celebrate all of the wonderful things that make animals what they are. From warthogs' warts to kangeroos' huge feet, every animal has a place in the world.
Phonological awareness is a child’s awareness that sentences can be broken down into words, syllables and sounds. Music naturally encourages development of this pre-reading skill by allowing kids to play with language using rhythm, rhyming and repetition. Take a peek at this short video for more information:
Did you know that it is very easy to make your musical instruments at home? Check out some great ideas from Nancy Stewart!
At the UAPL youth department, we have an extensive collection of children’s music. Check out some CDs and have your very own sing-a-long at home.
Summer is almost over and school is going to be starting soon. The start of a new school year can be exciting but it can also be a little scary for some children. The library has a huge selection of picture books for all ages that can help ease you into the school year. We have silly books with animals like hamsters and alligators attending school but we also have books that help ease fears about starting something new and making friends. No matter what you are looking for reading a few good stories about school is a great way to get your child excited about the new year and can also be a great way to open up a conversation about feelings and what you can expect during a day at school. The youth department has a great display of school books right now and we always have a picture book list on hand if you are looking for back-to-school, starting school, or starting preschool stories. We would love to help you find just the right story for your family! Below is a list of some newer school stories that have come out in 2015.
- Are We There,Yeti? by Ashlyn Antsee
- Monkey: Not Ready for Kindergarten by Marc Brown
- My Humongous Hamster Goes to School by Lorna Freytag
- Rosie Goes to Preschool by Karen Katz
- If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! by Elise Parsley
- Mouse's First Night at Moonlight School by Simon Puttock
- Birdie's First Day of School by Sujean Rim
- Ginny Louise and the School Showdown by Tammi Sauer
- Daddy's Back-to-School Shopping Adventure by Alan Stomer
- Mom School by Rebecca Van Slyke
- Dad's First Day by Mike Wohnoutka
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.
A little girl named Lucy wakes up in the middle of the night to a very quiet house. She explores her quiet house of sleeping parents trying to find her special stuffed friend. Count the yawns until Lucy finally goes to sleep. A perfect bedtime story for ages 3 and above.
Have you ever wished you could change the words in a book? Add a plot twist? Get rid of a character? Jazz things up?
That is exactly what Birthday Bunny Alex decides to do when “Gran-Gran” gifts him a gentle storybook about a sweet bunny who worries that his friends have forgotten his birthday. Alex turns his new Birthday Bunny book into “Battle Bunny” by erasing, crossing out, and adding new dialog, description, characters and drawings right into the book.
This hilarious, and very creative, book will interest even your most reluctant reader. Recommended for children ages 5-9 (or 10 or 11 or 87, according to Alex).
Drawing will take place on February 12th, 2014. We will contact the winner that day. Winner must be able to pick up this book at the Tremont location of the Upper Arlington Public Library 2800 Tremont Rd. Upper Arlington, OH 43221; we cannot deliver or mail this item.
Battle Bunny Give-Away Entry Form
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.