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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!)

 

 

 

Back-to-School Stories

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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.  

Super Powered Picture Books - Super Powered Animals and Friends

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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:

Book Cover for Elecopter  Elecopter image       Pages from Elecopter     Elecopter and giraffe       

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!

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