Early Literacy Tip of the Week

September 22, 2014 by

Encourage your child to use sounds and actions to communicate with you. Ask her to point to the toy she wants or wave good-bye to Grandma.

 

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Kid Picks: Special Afternoon Edition

September 21, 2014 by

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Kid Picks

September 21, 2014 by

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Read a Bluebonnet Award list eBook!

September 18, 2014 by

Texas Bluebonnet Award

Are you trying to read at least five Bluebonnet Award list nominees this year?  I noticed the Bluebonnet shelves at the library are suddenly empty.  Luckily, the library has most of the nominees available in ebook format on Overdrive, which can be found under the library’s Digital Library page.

 

 

So, why wait on the hold list for a book copy of Pickle by Kimberly Baker, if  it’s currently available as an ebook on Overdrive?

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Today is also the debut of International “Read an eBook” Day.  OverDrive is celebrating and if you’d like more information, please visit:  www.readanebookday.com

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Baby Sign Language – Apple

September 17, 2014 by

Babies develop motor skills before they develop the ability to speak. Teaching your baby sign language opens the door to communication, leading to more fun and less frustration!

Please join us for Babes in Arms – rhymes, books, music, and sign language for children aged 0-9 months.

Davis Library: Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.

Haggard Library: Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.

See you at storytime!

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A Mountain of Friends

September 16, 2014 by

by Kerstin Schoene

If a book can be called adorable I would have to vote for this one, A Mountain of Friends.  Kerstin Schoene both author and illustrator has created a heart-warming book about friendship, sharing and kindness.  A young penguin is sad because even though he is a bird he is faced with an insurmountable problem, he can’t fly.  You can’t help but smile as the animals work together to make this penguin happy.  The animal’s personalities are reflected in the illustrations as you feel the love and warmth they have for their friend, penguin.  Your child will enjoy some of the unique pages in this book as the penguin is able to reach the top of his world.  A must read for ages Pre – K through seond grade.

Beverly (Davis)

 

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Kid Picks: Special Afternoon Edition

September 14, 2014 by

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Kid Picks

September 14, 2014 by

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Lion vs. Rabbit

September 12, 2014 by

Lion vs. Rabbit

 by Alex Latimer

Lion bullies all the other animals until finally they can’t take it anymore, so they post an ad, asking for help.  even the largest among them fail to defeat him.  When a rabbit arrives, no one thinks the small animal will be brave or strong enough to defeat Lion. But perhaps this rabbit is smart enough?

If you think you already know the ending to this quirky re-writing of “The Tortoise and the Hare”, wait for the twist at the end of the tale!  Lion vs. Rabbit is a picture book triple-threat:  a funny story, adorable illustrations and a great message.

Recommended for Pre-k through grade 2.

Also try: 

Buddy and the Bunnies in: Don’t Play With Your Food! By Bob Shea

Bootsy Barker Bites by Barbara Bottner

 

Reviewed by Alyssa (Davis Library)

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Chu’s First Day of School

September 11, 2014 by

Chu's firstChu is back in Chu’s First Day of School by Neil Gaiman and Adam Rex.  In the first book featuring the lovable panda bear, readers got a surprise when they found out about Chu’s explosive sneezes.

In this second title, Chu is nervous about going to school.  When he gets there and all the animals take turns introducing themselves and sharing something they love to do, there’s a surprise in store for his fellow classmates, as Chu can’t help but demonstrate what he loves to do.  The expressions on his classmates’ faces tell Chu everything is going to be all right.

The concerns of Chu will resonate with young children, and readers will find humor in the facial expressions throughout the book and of course, in Chu!

For more books, check out our Starting School list.

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