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It's Raining, It's Pouring, It's Time for Rainy Day Stories

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Spring is coming and that means lots of rainy days. Although rain can sometimes seem dreary, there is also something fun about jumping in puddles and exploring our wet world while we wait for sunshine and spring flowers to arrive.

Here are some rainy day stories to share with your little ones:

For more rainy day fun, try this fingerplay:

Rain on the Green Grass (Adapted from a traditional nursery rhyme)

Rain on the green grass, (flutter fingers down toward the ground)

Rain on the trees, (make arms into tree branches)

Rain on the rooftop, (make arms into a triangle over your head)

But not on me! (make arms into an umbrella over your head)



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! 

12 Books of Christmas

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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.

Creatures of the Night

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Have you ever taken a “night walk” with a flashlight? It’s fun to discover all the things that are just waking up when we’re getting ready for bed. Nocturnal creatures such as badgers, bats, foxes, owls, insects and many more are usually awake and most active during the night. Check out the books below for stories about a variety of creatures that come out at night as well as a fun guessing rhyme for caregivers and children to share. 

Try this guessing rhyme with your little ones, too!

Rhyming Activity - There's Something in the Nighttime (Credit: SLC Book Boy)

There's something in the nighttime

That I can't really see

There's something in the nighttime,

Now what can it be?

Whoo, whoo

Hear its funny sound

Whoo, whoo

An owl is what I found!

(Continue the rhyme with other night animals and the sounds they might make!)