A Mountain of Friends

July 29, 2014 by

If a book can be described as adorable then I would have to vote for, A Mountain of Friends.  The cover of the book will make you smile and when you finish reading the story you just feel good.  The moral of the story is about perseverance and caring.  A young penguin is sad as he is faced with an insurmountable problem, he cannot fly and will never soar about the clouds.  His friends gather to give him the thrill of his life and this sad little penguin is now on top of the world.

This easy book is great for one on one time with someone special as well as in a group setting.

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

July 28, 2014 by

For very young children, art and early writing skills are one and the same. Make art a regular part of playtime. Those crazy scribbles are the first step to learning how to write when they are older.

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Kid Picks: Special Summer Afternoon Edition

July 27, 2014 by

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Kid Picks

July 27, 2014 by

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Digger Dog

July 25, 2014 by

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by William Bee and Cecilia Johansson

Everyone knows that dogs love digging up bones, and Digger Dog has found a big one! But how will he ever get it out of the ground if even a shovel won’t work?

Dog’s tools get bigger and bigger as he remains determined to dig that bone up! And just how big is that bone anyway? The answer might surprise you!

Fun illustrations, repeating text, and a couple of large, fold-out pages all add to the excitement of Digger Dog’s adventure, not to mention all kinds of construction vehicles! A great one for toddlers and preschoolers alike.

Reviewed by: Lara (Haggard Library)

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I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean

July 24, 2014 by

Check out our shadow puppet show based on the book I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry! We had a lot of fun making it!

(Shadow Puppet show inspired by Salt Lake City Public Library.)

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Oliver’s Tree

July 23, 2014 by

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By Kit Chase

Oliver the elephant and his friends Lulu and Charlie love to play outside. When they play a game of hide and seek, his smaller friends climb into trees to hide. Oliver can see them and he tries and tries to reach them, but he’s not made for climbing.

Oliver’s friends try to find him a good tree for climbing. They find a low tree for him, but it’s too small. The one with bigger branches is too tall. Oliver gets frustrated and decides to take a nap on an old stump and his friends come up with the perfect plan. This is a fun and sweet story about friendship and kindness, full of adorable illustrations.

Recommended for Ages 3-5

Nicole P. (Schimelpfenig)

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Early Literacy Tip of the Week

July 21, 2014 by

If your child asks you a question about something and you don’t know the answer, you can discover the answer together in a book!

 

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Kid Picks: Special Summer Afternoon Edition

July 20, 2014 by

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