I like to play a lot of music in my storytimes, and some of my favorite songs include “Dance, Freeze, Melt” and “Jumping and Counting”. Those songs and more can be found on the CDs listed below. Request one today to extend storytime learning and fun in your car or at your house!
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.
Here's the welcome conclusion to Jon Klassen's “Hat” trilogy. In this third book, the hat has been found. The problem is that there are two turtles and only one hat. It just wouldn't be right if one of them had a hat and the other didn't, so they decide the only thing to do is to forget about the hat. This turns out to be easier said than done, as you will see when you read this clever book!
Vocabulary is simply knowing the names of things. Words and their meanings are the building blocks of literacy development. The more words a child knows, the easier it will be for him or her to understand what they read. A parent can help their child build vocabulary by exploring different types of books, formats, and subjects in both fiction and non-fiction. As unfamiliar words are encountered, the parent and the child can sound them out together and talk about what each new word means. At home, parents can introduce new words into every day conversation. For example, instead of the usual, “Get in the car, we're going to the library!” you could say, “Let's get into our automobile (or vehicle)!”
Enjoy these books from our collection, chosen especially for their colorful vocabulary:
Over the last several months we have been seeing many new Christmas picture books coming into the library. We all have our favorite holiday books that we like to read year after year, but it's also nice to add a new story or two! Check out these twelve titles published in 2015 that just might make your holiday book list again next year.
- When Santa was a Baby by Linda Bailey
- Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho! by Doreen Cronin
- The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
- Christmas in America by Callista Gingrich
- Snow Bunny’s Christmas Gift by Rebecca Harry
- ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Daniel Kirk
- The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas by Laura Murray
- Samurai Santa: A Very Ninja Christmas by Rubin Pingk
- How to Catch Santa by Jean Reagan
- The Smallest Gifts of Christmas by Peter Reynolds
- Merry Christmas, Squirrels! by Nancy Rose
- Tractor Mac Saves Christmas by Billy Steers
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.
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!
- Arthur's Loose Tooth by Lillian Hoban
- Bear's Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson
- Dear Tooth Fairy by Karen Gray Ruelle
- The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy by Martha Brockenbrough
- Loose Tooth by Mari Schuh
- The Lost-and-Found Tooth by Louise Borden
- A Tooth is Loose by Lisa Trambauer
- You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
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.