Molly is a little mouse who loves going to the fair. She loves riding the rides with all of her friends. To show her friends how much she loves them she buys them all balloons and gets swept into the air before she can give them out. Will her friends come to her rescue? Recommended 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!
I love the Summer Olympics, especially the gymnastics events! Start getting your little ones geared up for the games by checking out one of these gymnastics-themed stories. (This counts as a Summer Library Club activity, too!)
The bears are not in their chairs or beds, where can they be? They have been out playing and getting dirty! It's bathtime! Big brown bear tries to get them clean, but in the end he needs a bath too. Sudsy and bubbly fun for ages 3 and up.
Lizbeth Lou is playing outside when a pebble gets stuck in her shoe. When she carelessly tosses it away, it sets off a sequence of events that interferes with an entire neighborhood of creatures. Each creature thinks the pebble is something else. For example, the cricket thinks the pebble is a boulder that will sink its delicate leaf boat. The duck is perplexed by the giant raindrop landing on her umbrella. This is a fun story to read aloud because of the rhyming text. Recommended for grades K-2.
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!”
In “Each Kindness”, award winning author Jacqueline Woodson and amazing illustrator E.B. Lewis have made a wonderful book about how treating people with kindness can help everyone. Maya is a new student and different from her other classmates with her hand-me-down clothes and old- fashioned toys. Maya wants to make friends with Chloe and her gang of friends, but they reject her. Their teacher gives a lesson on simple kindness and Chloe realizes the opportunity for friendship that was missed, and how much better it would have been if she had been kind.
In this wordless picture book, follow a boy and his handmade newpaper boat on a rainy day adventure. With wordless books YOU can tell the story! For storytellers ages 4 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)
Welcome back to our look at picture books that feature all things Super Powers. Last month I highlighted some of our picture books that feature Super Powered Kids – from capes and flying to super strength and unique powers, from super sisters and super brothers to superhero schools to refine your powers and team up with friends – we covered all things kid power! This month I will highlight picture books that feature Super Powered Animals and fun Super Powered Friends. Some great reads are: Superdog: The Heart of a Hero by Caralyn Buehner, Super Guinea Pig To the Rescue by Udo Weigelt, Elecopter by Michael Slack, Timothy and the Strong Pajamas by Viviane Schwarz, Supertruck by Stephen Savage, Gingerbread Man Superhero! by Dotti Enderle, Super Duck by Jez Alborough, Superfab Saves the Day by Jean Leroy, and Zero the Hero by Joan Holub.
For a fun peak at Elecopter check out these great images of our brave elephant in action as she flies, though the air, removes loose teeth, and whisks a rhinoceros to safety:
For a list of these and other great superhero books see our Super Powered Picture Books list in our catalog.
And don’t forget to check back in July when we will wrap things up with none other than Super Powered Parents!
Happy “Super Powered” Reading!