Trying new food and learning from neighbors spice up Wilma and Hector's life, in the best way. From Lebanese to French, Mexican to Thai, the kids explore food through rhyme, showing that trying new foods is exciting and fun. Read this book with picky eaters or eaters wanting to branch out. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Back in November we gave away a copy of Bedtime Math, a book encouraging and providing fun ideas for parents and kids to share math at bedtime.
We all love to share stories at bedtime with our little ones as well, right? Why not do both? Did you know that here at UAPL we have a collection of books that incorporate math problems WITH narrative? You'll find a great selection in the 513 area of our non-fiction collection in the Youth department. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
- Pigs at Odds: Math with Fun and Games by Amy Axelrod (513 Ax)
- The Best Bug Parade by Stuart Murphy (513 Mu)
- Lights Out! by Lucille Penner(513.2 Pe)
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.
Gus and Nellie have some exciting news: there’s going to be a baby in their family! Join them through the seasons as they watch their mother’s pregnancy with fascination and curiosity while awaiting the birth of their new baby sibling. Combining accessible, humorous, and accurate illustrations, conversations between the two siblings, and factual text this book helps children understand the way a growing baby develops and is born.
Sleep! Everyone needs it, but it is not always easy for kids to want to go to sleep. According to the CDC, school-aged children need 10-12 hours of sleep a night. Many times the right bedtime book can make even the twitchiest child relax, and maybe even welcome sleep. Try the recommendations below for some sweet dreams!
For the youngest listener:
- Cuddle up, Goodnight by Katie Cleminson. The routines of the day in a simple rhyme with sweet illustrations.
- Dream Animals by Emily Martin. In this beautifully illustrated book kids play in their dreams with their favorite animals.
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. Reading this out loud will make you realize why this classic is still in print!
Quiet bedtime picture books:
- Bedtime Bunnies by Wendy Watson. All the things little bunnies do to get ready for bed.
- The Cloud Spinner by Michael Catchpool. A greedy king, a talented boy, and clothes from the clouds.
- Dr. Seuss' Sleep Book This classic counts all of the beings in the world that are going to sleep.
- How Does Sleep Come? by Jeanne Blackmore. A boy questions his mother about the arrival of sleep.
- Niccolini's Song by Mary Wilcoxen. The nightwatchman puts the trains to sleep with a gentle song.
- Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue. Does everything in the world go to sleep at night?
Chapter Book Read-alouds:
- My Father's Dragon by Frank Gannett. A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.
- The Mysterious Howling by MaryRose Wood. Fifteen-year-old Miss Penelope Lumley, a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, is hired as governess to three young children who have been raised by wolves and must teach them to behave in a civilized manner quickly, in preparation for a Christmas ball.
- The Night Fairy by Laura Schlitz. When Flory the night fairy's wings are accidentally broken and she cannot fly, she has to learn to do everything differently.
- Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins. Six stories relate the adventures of three best friends, who happen to be toys.
Who lives around the apple tree? Shine a light behind the page and see … Explore a tree up close and you will find a small world filled with great surprises! From worms wriggling among the roots, to birds nesting high in the branches, the hidden wonders of this amazing habitat are revealed.
July is almost upon us! Which means the annual Upper Arlington Fourth of July Parade is right around the corner. If you'd like to be a part of all the good cheer, come to our annual Red, White, and Bikes! program. On Friday, July 1st, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m, all of your Upper Arlington Library locations will be providing a variety of decorations to make your bikes sparkle! If you'd like to ride your bike in the parade, the bike riders will meet at the corner of Zollinger and Northwest Blvd at 8:30 A.M. There is no age limit, so please feel free to bring a parent or guardian. And don't forget your helmet and a water bottle!!
The library staff will be marching in the parade, so please make sure to wave and give us a little cheer! Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
A step-by-step walkthrough of being sad, through two stories told multiple ways. This picture book explains why sadness happens, that it's okay, how to handle it, and how to eventually move on. Especially good to read with children trying to understand sadness. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Celebrate Poetry Month by entering our book giveaway drawing!
Outside the Box, written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Diane Goode, is a fun, whimsical book of poetry that will make even the most reluctant poetry reader laugh out loud. In the style of celebrated poet Shel Silverstein, this book includes short, fun poems that children can relate to and appreciate, highlighted by bold-lined drawings that bring the poetry to life. Recommended for children in grades 1 and up (and adults!).
Drawing will take place on April 30th, 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.
Outside the Box Book Giveaway Form
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.