Every member of the Frazzle family is a mess, remembering to wear their winter coats in the summer and to apply their sunscreen in the winter. Aunt Rosemary comes to help organize the frazzled Frazzle family, but with little success. One day Annie Frazzle has an idea that helps everyone, including Aunt Rosemary! A fun, family adventure for ages 4 and up.
You might have see these busy sheep in other books. They have been in a jeep, out for trick or treat, in a shop, and on a hike. They are now ready for bed and all of the things that tired sheep would do before going to sleep. Perfect for bedtime for ages 3 and up.
Red, orange, yellow, green, the leaves have started falling and Autumn is upon us! Start collecting and learning about those pretty leaves with My Leaf Book. You can even follow along and make your own leaf journal with leaf rubbings and the most beautiful leaves you can find on your fall walks.
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
A new book by David Soman co-creator of the Ladybug Girl books! In Three Bears and a Boat, three small bears set out to find a replacement for their Mama's favorite blue seashell that they broke. They have a grand sea adventure, and also a small talk on taking responsibility for their actions. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
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.
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
Elephant & Piggie are back to recommend some new easy readers! In the “Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!” series, the Mo Willems characters show up to excitedly introduce new stories by different authors.
To read along with Elephant & Piggie, check out the first three books in the series:
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.